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Panoramic view of Huchuy Qosqo Site

Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Machu Picchu 2 Days


Superb short Hike to Huchuy Qosqo “small Cusco”


TYPE SERVICE: Private Service
ACTIVITIES: Hiking & Trekking, Cultural & History
DESTINATION: Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu

Superb short Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu “small Cusco”
This Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu takes you through diverse terrain, from high altitude savannah to fertile agricultural fields of corn and potato. A fantastic full day hike in the surroundings of Cusco, departing close from Chinchero, following through a mountain pass and finally reaching Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota ending in Machu Picchu Sanctuary.


  • Exhilarating day hikes and wonderful camping
  • Visit archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Huchuy Qosqo Trek through the amazing mountain scenery
  • Trek in the footsteps of the Incas and visit incredible Machu Picchu
  • Explore magnificent Machu Picchu, with an overnight in Aguas Calientes


Day 1 – Transport to Patabamba, Hike to Huchuy Qosqo | Train to Aguas Calientes

  • Pick up from your Hotel at 07:00AM begin your journey by transferring from your hotel to the small village of Patabamba (3,850m/12,631ft), a small Andean community that is the starting point of our hike. We start hiking uphill amidst beautiful mountain scenery.
  • As you ascend towards the pass (4,110m/13,484ft), the landscape begins to change dramatically to Andean Puna, with scant vegetation such as “ichu”; from which you enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow-capped mountains.
  • Descend to the village of Siwa (3,900m/12,795ft); then we will continue to the archaeological remains of Pucamarca and enter the Leon Punku Canyon, where we will follow the vestiges of an Incan trail that leads to the archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (3,700m/12,139ft).
  • Inside of the canyon we will also see the foundation of an Incan bridge. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river. Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center.
  • After guided tour begin your descent to the village of Lamay (2900m/9514ft) where our private vehicle and transfer to Ollantaytambo train station, from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes you are transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner

Approximate distance: 13 km (8, 07 miles)
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,110m/13,484ft

Day 2 – Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take first bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


  • 1 person = US$ 857
  • 2 people = US$ 664
  • 3 people = US$ 602
  • 4 people = US$ 560
  • 5 to 6 people = US$ 546
  • 7 to 8 people = US$ 527
  • More than 9 people = US$ 516

Discounts Available

  1. Students: US$ 20 (students up to 18 years old require a valid International Student Identity Card (
  2. Children: US$ 20 (Children under 17 years of ages old will need only passport copy to apply discount).

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 34 per person.
  • Single room in the hotel (if you don’t want to share room) US$ 30 per person.


  • Pre-departure briefing, the night before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to Patabamba (starting point of the trek).
  • Private transfer from Lamay town to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people).
  • On box-lunch – vegetarian or special diets are available at no extra cost.
  • One dinner in Ollantaytambo – vegetarian or special diets are available at no extra cost.
  • Lunch on the last day is included after visit Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee (day 2).
  • Huchuy Qosqo entrance fee (day 1).
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a Tourist Class hotel Double or Triple Room (Being in a Single room costs an extra US$ 30). This will be a clean and safe hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom. You can upgrade Hotel accommodation upon request; please ask your travel agent.
  • Round trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu site – Aguas Calientes (day 2).
  • Train ticket from the Ollantaytambo town to Aguas Calientes (day 1).
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition Service) – we can upgrade to Vistadome service upon request.
  • Private transfer from Poroy train station to Cusco hotel.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.


  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight).
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance fee: if you want to climb this mountain you have to pay an additional extra cost.
Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.
City Tourist
Aguas Calientes

Flower´s House

Hatun Samay



  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guest houses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.


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