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Huchuy Qosqo To Machupicchu Trek 3D

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Trip Overview

Huchuy Qosq Trek to Machu Picchu

This is easily the shortest of the treks and is best suited for those with a limited amount of time, but who would still like to do a bit of trekking before they see Machu Picchu with fantastic views of mountains and the Andes. It is the lowest in altitude (4350 meters) of the 3 alternative treks and also the shortest in distance (17 kilometers) but still sees some great examples of Inca Stairs and other Inca ruins along the way. As there are only 2 days of trekking, you will only camp for one night and then sleep in our Hotel on the next night.
This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them as they camp in an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu and Inca trails (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail). You will have one night camping in the wilderness and then the very next night will be spent in our Hotel in the beautiful pueblo, Aguas Calientes”

Itinerary

Day 1: Tambomachay to Pumamarca

At 06:00 am pick up from your hotels, private vehicle for 25 minutes to Tambomachay located at 3700 masl. (for our mid day we have a 8 Km of moderate walk with a gradual climbing of 450 meters,4-5 Hrs till the lunch place) we start our hike walking at the ancient Inca Trail used by Quechua people to connect the Sacred Valley, Pisac and probably to Machupicchu at the XV century. From this point you can observe panoramic views of Cusco traditional neiborhoods as Santa Ana, Santiago, Puquin ,the Valley of Qorao, at this high Andean level we observe llamas and alpacas eating the andean grass named Ichu, small cactus and some bromelias bushes locally known as Puyas. At the left side on the path we can see ancient Incas terraces used by farmers. A gentle walking down to the trail as it curves sharply up-hill to reach a pass of near 4180 meters. Then we descend along the trail, you will see a beautifully green valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4300 meters) and into high open country. Just reaching the top we can see the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua) where we descend for 20 minutes to find our lunch spot , free time to rest.
… After lunch we continue another 300 meter to climb in 3 Hrs walk in a normal pace to reach the highest point 4380 masl, from this top we see Chincheros and the lake of Piuray and some snow sacred mountains as Salcantay, Veronica, (2 passes) then a 1.5 Hrs downhill walk to Pucamamarca our camping place. Here, our staff set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky. This community is located at 3,980 masl nearby there few houses that belong to the farmers. (8- 9 horas 16 kilometers of moderate walk).

Lunch Dinner

Camping 4010 masl

4350masl

3700masl

14 km

6-7 hours

Day 2: HuchuyQosqo, Taucca, Chincheros ,Ollanta and train to AguasCalientes, Machupicchu.

Early wake up at 6:00 am, after breakfast we leave our campsite at 07:00 am (1 hour to walk to HuchuyQosqo) a soft walk to end the valley and we walk through a narrow canyon to see a recently restored trail with wooden bridges and some steps, a lot of of native trees and bushes , a panoramic views of Lamay Valley and Calca, the sacred river of the Incas, Willcamayo ; the walk is one hour to reach the Inca site of HuchuyQosqo, recently restored by archaeolists, located at 3450 mals from this point it is clear to see many beautiful mountains as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Waccaywilca and Veronica ancient Apus so respected and venerated by the locals which most of them are Incas- Quechuas descendents. We have a guided tour for 1.5 hours to visit and explore this interesting Inca complex. HuchuyQosqo was originally an administrative and military center as Pisaq, with many constructions around, Inca buildings with perfect fine stones work, graneries structures called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn. By 10:00 am we continue our hike for nearly 3-hours of gradually climb to Taucca Pass 4400 masl. After reaching the top we start our last gentle descend for 1 hour until our lunch place from here it is possible also to see the Piuray Lake.
After lunch our private vehicle will transport us to Chincheros then to Ollantaytambo, at 16:30 pm we board our train to AguasCalientes. 2 hours of spectacular train ride with amazing views at both sides of the valleys with impressive snow capped mountains, several Inca constructions can be seen from your windows and the Urubamba river near the train. After we arrive to AguasCalientes our guide will take you to our Hostel Viajeros where you are set for the night. There is an optional time to go to the hot springs to relax and good for muscles. At dinner time your guide will inform you all details about our plans for next morning to see Machupicchu and optimize your visit at this wonderful and marvel place found in 1911.
Please Note.-If some passenger get some altitude problems or found this hike very difficult, there is an option to walk down from Huchuy Qosqo for 2 hours to Lamay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and our vehicle will transport the group to Ollantaytambo to board a train to Aguas Calientes. Night at  Hostel .

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Hostel Viajeros Aguas Calientes or choose an upgrade option from Recommendations ( below)

4450masl

3900masl

12 kms

5-6 hours

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early wake up at 04:00 am and after breakfast we need to wait at the Bus Terminal to get our bus. The first Bus to Machupicchu depart at 5:30am ( 8Hrs in Machupicchu)
After 30 minutes of bus ride we are at the entrance of Machupicchu ready for our guided visit, 3 hours guided tour with our expert tour guide ,he will show and walk with you throught the most remarkable sectors areas, temples, residences, altars and he will offer a relevant history and archaeology informations. After the guided tour you will have extra time to explore by yourself, going to the sun gate “Inti-Punku”, or walking to the Inca Bridge. Then optional walk to Huaynapicchu mountain (2 Hrs) for later bookings when permits for this walk are sold out we have the walk to the mountain Machupicchu instead. ( 2.5 Hrs)
By 14:30 pm we board a bus down to Aguas Calientes to Viajeros Hostel for our Lunch.
At 16.45 pm we board our train return to Poroy train station ( 25 minute near Cusco). Private transport to Cusco (end of our service at Plaza Regocijo or San Francisco), return time at 21.00 Hrs approx In high season sometimes we offer theTrain to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco, return time at 21.00 Hrs approx .

Breakfast Lunch

IMPORTANT NOTE :

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions .
  • This tour can be done at any time of year, but you should do it between the months of May and September because they are dry months, the climate is very favorable for you. You can enjoy the scenery, as in all other months are rainy season.

Inclusions

Huchuy Qosqo Includes:

  • Pick-ups from your hotels at 06:00 am.
  • Transfer in private vehicle to Tambomachay (starting point of the trek)
  • Experienced english speaking guide and a chef.
  • 2 people per tents (tents are comfortable + comfortable roll mattress.
  • Dining tent with tables,chairs and cooking equipment
  • Meals: 2 Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment)
  • 6 Kg personal porterage service for your items (Duffle bag provided).
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottle.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Private vehicle from Taucca or Lamay to Ollantaytambo Train station.
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to AguasCalientes (Vistadome or Expedition)
  • Arriving to Aguas Calientes transfer to the Hostel.(Double private room).
  • Early Breakfast and bus up to Machupicchu citadel for a tour.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu (for late bookings montaña walk).
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu for 3 hrs approximately. Free time for extra walks
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes. Lunch
  • Expedition Train return to Cusco or to Ollanta and bus to Cusco.

Huchuy Qosqo Doesn’t Include:

  • Drinkable water on Day 1
  • Sleeping bag (you can hire for US$10)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 3
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for your staff is traditional but not mandatory.

Upgrades and Additional Things to Hire :

  • Extra Horse to Carry extra things/10kg
  • Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit Day 1 & 2 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles –   for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.( for the entire trip)
  • Airport pickup in Cusco

We Recommend That You Bring

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Toilet paper
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Insect repellent, minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • Sun bloc.

Appropriate clothing along this hike
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.

 

 

Price & Availability

Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machupicchu 3D  2016 – 2017 

  • GROUP SERVICE BY BUS : USD$ per person & Students US$ per person (08-10 ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum over 10 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit and 5 kilos Portering Service included in the price.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 5 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses. If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.
    Note :Travelers MUST be back at the Hydroelectric power plant by 3:00 pm AT THE LATEST! If this time window is missed you will be responsible for purchasing transportation back to Cusco (either by train or other private transport).
  • GROUP SERVICE TREN : US$ per person & Students US$ per person (04-08 ppl Average – 12ppl Maximum over 10 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit and 5 kilos Portering Service included in the price.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 5 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses. If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.
  • PRIVATE SERVICE BY TRAIN: From 02ppl US$0 per person .From 03ppl US$0 per person.From 04ppl US$0 per person.From 05-06ppl US$0 per person. From 07-10ppl US$0. you can leave any day you suit. / 02 person to open a new group & any day you suit and 7 kilos Portering Service included in the price.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses. If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.

To Book: we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$100 per person by Paypal or Western Union .(CLICK HERE TO SEE METHOD OF PAYMENTS )

DISCOUNTS:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more. Groups must book together at the same time.

ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED AND WE LEAVE WITH 02 PEOPLE MINIMUM.
ENERO 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
FEBRUARY 2017: ONLY PRIVATE TOURS
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
AUGUST 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
SEPTEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
OCTOBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
NOVEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
DECEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JANUARY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

 

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