Huchuy Qosqo Full Day
Located in the town of Chinchero, has provided the city of Cuzco with water since the time of the Incas through subterranean channels.huchuyqosqo the constructions have Inca foundations, were rebuilt by Viracocha Inka and used as a ceremonial centre to worship the lightning bolt, as well as a place to rest in the Sacred Valley.
Cusco – Huchuyqosqo – Cusco
This excursion involves approximately 8 hours of walking (including rests, lunch and a tour of the archaeological complex), crossing ecological levels such as quechua, suni and puna, with their characteristic flora and fauna.
We leave the city of Cuzco early in the morning, taking the road north towards the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. On the way to the town of Chinchero, we can appreciate the extensive fields of crops, which have been cultivated since ancient times. We travel along one of the Banks of the Piuray lagoon, to the community of Tauca (3762 masl / 12343 ft), where our walk begins.
We arrive at Huchuyqosqo (3688 masl / 12099 ft), where we enjoy our snack-lunch. After a short descent, we begin our tour of the archaeological complex, after which we will descend to the town of Lamay (2938 masl / 9639 ft). Here we will board our transport back to the city of Cuzco.
- Meals: boxed lunch
- Maximum Altitude: 4437 masl / 14557 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 2938 masl / 9639 ft
- Distance Travelled: 14.60 km / 9.07 ml
- Approximate Walking Time: 07 hr
- Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the hike and back to your hotel at the end
- Entrance ticket to huchuyqosqo
- Experienced tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua. Our guides are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication.
- Complete meals and snacks during the trip
- Private transportation Cuzco – Tauca
- Private transportation Lamay – Cuzco
- Extra food
- Optional tip for field staff
- Extra costs
- Evacuation costs
What to Bring
- Water-resistant trekking shoes
- Light cloth for trekking
- Polar fleece (including gloves and hat)
- Waterproof clothing (poncho)
- Water (2 lts. as minimum)
- Sunhat and sunglasses
- Sun cream and insect repellent
- Walking sticks
- Personal snacks
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* We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.
Trekking Poles: We recommend taking trekking poles on the hike especially when hiking downhill. If you would like to rent a pair for the whole hike, the price is $20 USD per person.
Additional Information: For more information on rules and regulations of Machu Picchu, please see our Rules and Regulations page here. To see information on cancellations and other policies, please see our Cancellations page here.
We only require a minimum of 2 people to start this hike, so if there are at least 2 people total in your group we can organize your hike for the start date that you choose. If you are traveling by yourself, please email us to check the availability and let us know the hike(s) you are interested in and the dates when you are available to start the hike.
To reserve your hike, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the hike you want to do, the date you want to start, and how many people are in your group. We will also need the following information for each traveler:
- Full name
- Passport number
- Date of birth
- Food restrictions (if any)
If you would like tickets to climb Huayna Picchu after your tour of Machu Picchu, we will reserve a ticket for you as long as there is availability.
After sending your personal information, the next step is for each person in your group to make a deposit of $200 USD to reserve your hike. To make your deposit, please pay through our Paypal account by clicking the “Buy Now” button below, or by visiting our Book Now page. To receive the student discount, you must send an email at the time you reserve your spot with a scan of both sides of your student ISIC card. This is the only student card accepted by the National Park and you can find more information about this student ID on the ISIC website here. The remaining balance is due in Cusco. You may pay in cash (either in US dollars or Peruvian soles) at your briefing, or if you prefer you may pay in our office which is located at Cuesta Santa Ana.