The appeal of Huchuy Qosqo trek is the combination of stunning Inca ruins, isolated rural indigenous villages, magnificent snow capped mountains, exotic vegetation of types and varieties. The trail, over high Andean passes, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its unforgettable scenic views.
We will leave Cusco at 6:30am on a private bus that will take us to Chinchero and then Tauca, the starting point of our trek. We will hike uphill through a mountain landscape with presence of llamas and alpacas until we get to the mountain pass at 4500masl. We will then descend for approximately 1.5 hours more to reach the Inca archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, with 2-level constructions in what used to be a stop in the Inca route to Lares. After lunch, we will continue descending to Lamay, where our private transportation will be waiting for us to take us to Ollantaytambo. We then board an afternoon train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we will be accommodated at our hotel.
After an early breakfast, we board a bus to go up to Machu Picchu and then immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. We will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain, where one can appreciate spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we will meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. From here we will take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.