HUCHUY QOSQO FULL DAY TREK
Huchuy Qosqo full day trek is an incredible experience in the highlands of the Sacred Valley. This part of the nearby community of Chinchero. We will continue along a mountain pass and finally arrive at Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site located on the side of a mountain with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
During the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, we will enjoy spectacular views of the sacred valley mountain range, and some snow capped known as apus (sacred mountains since ancient times by the locals). We will also pass fields where potatoes are still harvested near the beautiful lakes.
This hike is recommended in our Cusco Day Trips.
Meeting Location: Cusco hotel
End Location: Cusco hotel Tour
Duration: Huchuy Qoqo Trek Full Day
Max. Elevation: 4,150m / 13,612ft.
•Experience Cusco’s beautiful countryside on foot.
•Visit the Andean communities and Huchuy Qosqo Inca site.
•Enjoy the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley Mountain Range.
•Follow the ancient pathways of the Incas.
HUCHUY QOSQO FULL DAY TREK ITINERARY
The Huchuy Qosqo full day trek to Sacred Valley starts in the community of Tauca (12,464ft). After 1:30 hour driving from the city of Cusco. In the morning, we have to go up to the highest point of the day (13,316ft.) which we will reach after 1.30 hrs walk. At the top, if the weather permits, we will be able to see far in the distance the Sacred Valley Mountain Range and the beautiful lakes.
After we take some pictures and enjoy the views from the top of the snow-capped mountains, we start the two hours walk down to Huchuy Qosqo Inca site. A few minutes later, you will join the principal Inca Trail. As we are walking down, we continue enjoying awesome views of agricultural terraces and also, some examples of the local fauna like deer or good looking birds.
There is a good point nearby Huchuy Qosqo from where we can take a break to see below us the Sacred Valley and also the village of Lamay, right next to the Urubamba River, the most sacred and important river for the Inca people. Few more minutes walking from this lookout and finally, we reach our principal destination of the day, HUCHUY QOSQO!!
We are going to have plenty of time to have our pack lunch and then wander around the Inca Site, getting a great lesson to learn more about these amazing people who were able to build such an amazing place around the Andes of Perú.
Huchuy Qosqo shows a cultural example of agricultural engineering with irrigation channels, terraces, and residential area.
In the afternoon, we leave Huchuy Qosqo and descend for about two hours towards the Village of Lamay in the sacred valley which is the place where we meet the transportation that is going to bring us back to our hotel in Cusco or The Sacred Valley located towns.
•English speaking tour guide.
•Transfers to/from Cusco hotel.
•Tips or gratuities.
•Drinks and snacks
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HUCHUY QOSQO FULL DAY TREK MAP
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