Huchuy Qosqo Hike – 2 days

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huchuy qosqo hike 2 days A fabulous hike to explore the rarely visited Inca ruins at Huchuy Qosqo: A fantastic wilderness two day trek following an old Inca trail with big views, local farming techniques and a chance to camp beside some rarely visited Inca Ruins. This is a great trek for those short of time wanting to experience an Inca Trail hike in some of Cusco’s most beautiful scenery. Spectacular drive to Lake Corao, trek along an ancient Inca trail with huge views of the Sacred Valley before arriving at Huchuy Qosqo Inca ruins and camping beside. Explore Huchuy Qosqo ruins before following another Inca trail to Chinchero and from there onto Cusco

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Day by Day Itinerary

* Price based in sharing one tent 2 people

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Cuzco
Activities: Trekking and Walking

Day 1 – Cusco, Tambomachay / Pucamarca

Pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, transfer to the heading to the archeological site of Tambomachay; the hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass (4020m/13186ft). We hike along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. We continue on to the Queullococha pass (4185m/13727ft), surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon snow peaks. We hike past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m/13842ft). From this point, we observe the Chinchero plains and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m/13874ft). We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry (4220m/13842ft), which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. We descend towards the Pucamarca community (4010m/13153ft), where we arrive in the afternoon. Here we dine and camp through the night.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner


Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo/ Cusco

After breakfast; we leave at 7:00am our camping place to continue to Huchuy Qosqo. Walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3600m/11808ft). Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River. After explanation we start to walk around two hours to the next point (4200m/13776ft), going down around two hours until arrive to Taucca, where we have the lunch place, from here we take our private transport and back to Cusco
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch