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Huchuy Qosqo To Machupicchu 3 Days / 2 Nights

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Tour Details

HUCHUY QOSQO TO MACHUPICCHU 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 3 days/ 2 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 450 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 420 U.S.A. with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota – Cusco
Distance: 26 Km.
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 3400m to 4400m
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: 4 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: -2º C to 9º C

INTRODUCTION

Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu 3 Day Trek
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. 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 also available in 1 or 2 Day versions as well (without Machu Picchu).

“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 Viajeros in the beautiful pueblo, Aguas Calientes”

Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1: Tambomachay – Pumamarca.

At 06:00 am Early 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 Inca people to connect with the Sacred Valley, Pisac and probably to Machupicchu at the XV century. At the left side on the path we can see ancient Incas terraces used by farmers in order to gain more potatoes farmings areas, 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 and time for rest , we continue another 300 meter to climb in 3 Hrs walk in a normal pace to reach the highest point 4380 masl, then a 1.5 Hrs downhill walk to Pucamamarca our camping place. Here, we set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky.

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,350 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,700 m
Distance travelled: 14 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Chincheros – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

Early wake up at 6:00 am, after breakfast we leave our campsite at 07:00 am (1 hour to walk to Huchuy Qosqo) 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, 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 Aguas Calientes. After we arrive to Aguas Calientes. 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.

Meals: B/ L/D
Accommodation: Hostel
Maximum Altitude: 4,450 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,900 m
Distance travelled: 12 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning the group will take the first bus to Machu Picchu, arriving there after 25 minutes. The group will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours and then free time to enjoy the citadel. Around 1:00 pm we’ll take the bus to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll have time for lunch. After that, you will take the train back to Cusco, where our representative will be waiting for you at the train station. Transfer to the hotel..

Meals: B
Maximum Altitude: 2,450 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m
Distance travelled: 6 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

What is Included!

Included

Professional Spanish/English Speaking Guide
Private transportation Cusco/tambomachay
Ticket train Back Machupicchu/Cusco
Camping Equipment(Mattress, Double Occupancy Tents)
Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent
Cook
Horsemen: in charge of the horses
Emergency: Horse: Just in case someone needs help
Horses to take our Equipment
Muleteer
Entrances Fees to Machupicchu
All meals (2B, 2L, 2D)
01 night Hotel(Double Room) in aguas calientes

We recommended to bring:

Personal Sleeping Bag Flash Light
Warm and Rain Clothes
Trekking Boots
Hat, Cap.
Personal First Aid Kit
Bottle of Water
Day Pack
Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
03 Pairs of Socks
Bathing suit and towel

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