Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

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Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cusco) hike is short trekking through the sacred valley mountains to Machu Picchu. Therefore, It is one of the best option if you want to see andean villages, lagoons, canyons, landscapes plants, animals and couple Inca Communities that still living in those mountains .

Huchuy Qosqo hike or Alternative Inca Trails is possible to find all over the andes and in many countries in all South America this Inca trails located in Cusco are the near to Inca Empire capital and Machu Picchu (1 of the new 7th wonders of the world). also, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, andean mountains, one of the main roots of the Amazon River (longest river all over the world).

1 inca trail located close to cusco city is this famous Huchuy Qosqo Trek that used to be first inca capital where by first time it´s going to appear the most important King Pachacuteq (Inca Yupanqui Qhapaq). so if would you like to know more this adventure will help you to understand better the reason of the construction of this incredible place protected one more time by andes. explore places without much travellers (Visitors) in order to have better idea of incas towns, villages, cities, others.

life without regret in this adventure !!!

Type of Tour: Culture, History, Adventure, Hiking with camp and spend the last night in a Hotel

All Distance: 20 Km / 13 Miles.

Good For: hiker that love to walk in the mountains enjoying nature and culture with short distance to hike.

Consideration: AVAILABLE ALL THE YEARS FOR THIS TREK

Useful Information:

  • Above all, your safety.
  • Shorter and easier trek to Machu Picchu where you are going to enjoy and take so many photos such as nice views of lagoons, valleys, snow-capped mountains surrounding you.
  • The unique pathway through the Sacred Valley mountains to Machu Picchu (one of the new seven wonders in the world).
  • Enjoy the amazing Inca Trail to Huchuy Qosqo (Little Qosqo) in two days.
  • Hike by the same trail that Incas used to use before building their empire.
  • Camp the first night in one andean village.
  • You must be prepared for short uphill but, more downhill walking and in the high elevation altitude.
  • We are the local staff.
  • We are using natural resources.
  • Local company with sustainable responsibility.
  • Briefing by your professional Mountain Tour Guide the night before of your trek in our office or your hotel.

 

Includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel by your professional guide.
  • Professional trilingual mountain guide (English — Spanish — Quechua).
  • Professional Mountain Chef.
  • Professional Assistant tour guide (for groups over than 9 people).
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo Achaeological site.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus Transportation from Cusco to Q´enqo Village (Andean Community).
  • Meals (02 breakfasts, 02 snacks, 02 lunches, 01 happy hour and 02 dinners).
  • Entrance fee for our team.
  • Camping equipment transported by our team.
  • We carry 07 kilos / 15 Pounds of your belongings.
  • Hot drinks in order to wake you up.
  • Boiled Water for fill up your bottles, after each meal until Machu Picchu.
  • Camping equipment such as tents, tables, chairs and another.
  • Foam mattress. Porters.
  • They carry camping equipment and support to the chef with the food.
  • Car Transportation from Lamay Town to Ollantaytambo
  • If you have any belongings for Machu Picchu you can leave in the car.
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
  • 3*** stars hotel in Aguas Caliente.
  • Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.(way up)
  • Tour in all Machu Picchu Archaeological site
  • Bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (way down).
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Car Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • VEGETARIAN FOOD IS OPTIONAL WITHOUT EXTRA COST!!!

Not Included: 

  • Single supplement fee (hotel room).
  • single supplement equipment for the hike.
  • First breakfast (Day 1), lunch and dinner (Day 3)
  • Entrance fee for Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tips (appreciations).
  • Extra snack.
  • Travel insurance.

DAY 1 : CUSCO — TAMBOMACHAY — GOLDEN LAKE — Q’ENQO

We pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am and driving in our private transportations to Tambomachay Community (3 750m / 12 303ft). this place is located 30 minutes away from Cusco city. We ‘re going to make sure that we have everything in order to start the hike. the beginning is gently uphill for 02 hours slowly of course because in the way up we’ll do couple stops in order to talk about nature and the small archaeological site that we’re going to pass after few minutes start the hike. then the first pass (4 100m / 13 615ft). From this place is still possible to see Cusco city and the different valleys surrounding us. However, after a short brief we have to keep walking passing through small hills and is possible to find sexy alpacas and baby llamas not he way, of course, another animal too as pigs, sheep, and cows. all these areas are puna grassland perfect places in order to see this animal. lunch spot at Queullacocha that a beautiful lake where we can find birds of those lands such as Andean Geese, Lapwings, Partridges and a variety of birds of prey. after to enjoy a big and delicious lunch is time to take rest for few minutes in order to start the hike After to have a short siesta we´ll continue on to our campsite for the night at the village of Q’enqo. on the way is possible to pass just net to this golden lake where your guide is gonna explain you the history why is known as a Qgoricocha (Golden Lake) and 01 more hours walking we are going to arrive at this andean village were still have traditions and customs from the Incas time. After visiting the family we´ll have some free time to relax and your guide will teach you more about the Andean life and If you are interested in taking home gifts or souvenirs of the Andes, there is a good opportunity to find them here. After to spend time with this family is gonna be time to dinner that our chef prepared for us at this moment your guide can give you a short briefing for the following day where more adventure and amazing places waiting for us. then is time to go to your tent for sleep as an Inca King or Queen.

DAY 2 : Q’ENQO – HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY- OLLANTAYTAMBO- AGUAS CALIENTES

We’ll wake you up with a cup of hot coca tea and while you are packing your belonging into the duffles bags the chef is gonna cook for us our delicious breakfast. after to enjoy our meal is time to start the hike from this village we’re going to walk short uphill for 30 minutes roughly and then is just flat and down the rest of the pathway until this Archaeological site know as a Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) and we’ll pass through along the way a Pucamarca (Red village) and from this place is possible walk over the Inca Trail that the Incas used to use in order to go to this Inca site and at the same time is possible to pass a little but beautiful cannon. however, we can find more alpacas and llamas in the path too. when we’ll be close to this Inca site is possible to see part of the Sacred Valley with few towns in the view is just spectacular as the weather is much better too. This valley is a beautiful microclimate and is full of lush vegetation. There are many small birds that can be seen including a variety of hummingbirds on the flowers. Little by little, we arrive at this site and we pass through an adobe Inca gateway and finally arrive at the magnificent Inca site of HUCHUY QOSQO (3 600m /11 811ft). After exploring this Inca building with our guide who is gonna explain to us the history and give many pieces of information about the Incas. Before starting the downhill for 02 hours until arriving to Lamay town where is located our lunch spot and finished the buffet lunch is time to say goodbye and thank you for the Sparrow Explorer Staff. Because, after this short ceremony we’re going to take our private transportation to Ollantaytambo. In this Inca town, we can walk a little bit before having a dinner and take the train at 19:00 pm train with your guide to Aguas Calientes. Your Guide is gonna take you to your hotel where he is telling you the itinerary for the next day because remember is the most important day.

DAY 3 .- AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU- AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

We have to wake up very early in the morning of the five days in order to see the sunrise in Machupicchu (if the weather allows) We’ll start with breakfast at the hotel and then head to the bus that will take us to Machupicchu archaeological site. just after getting into Machupicchu we’re going to good spot to take amazing and unforgettable pictures for your Facebook profile. Afterward, your guide is gonna explain you for 2 hours tour in all Machupicchu site and if you want to visit the place by yourself the guides are gonna explain you at that moment. but, before your tour guide will provide your bus ticket for Aguas Calientes town from where you´re going to meet with your tour guide where he is gonna give you tren tickets and explain how to take the train in order to back to Cusco. If you´d like you to have the chance to climb up to Huayna Picchu Mountain that takes around 50 minutes to wreathe summit. From this please you can see Machu Picchu and you will feel as you never did from this, please. But if you want to hike to this mountain just let us know in advance (cost for it US$ 20 dollars extra).

Included:

  • Professional Tour Guides: All of our tour guides are from the university and at the same time they speak really good English. however the most important is that all our tour guides are local people that grew up in the andes with much ancient knowledge ready to teach you any ancestors tradition but at the same time, they are funny and so professionals making sure safe and happy.
  • Permits: after we just receive your deposit and information about you. our staff is in charge to get your permits for the Inca Trail. this permits are for a specific date and your name have to be the same as your passport details.
  • Briefing: one night before start your trek, you need to come to our office for the group briefing with your guide. well in this place we´ll give you the duffle bag that our porters are gonna carry for you. helping you 7 kg/ 14 pounds of your weight. making you enjoy this trek and be something unforgettable for your life.
  • Chefs: our food will be cook by our professional chefs according to the things that you eat and if you have some allergies to some products just let us know in order to avoid to put in your meals. Porters: our staff is included for porters that are in charge to carry the weight of all of the team as the food, tents, plates, bowls, chairs, etc. but at the same time always ready to help you.
  • Transportation: transportations for all the trek is included from the beginning to the end with cars and train (we´ll pick you up from your hotel and take you back in your hotel ¨our service is the door to door¨).
  • Equipment: Sparrow adventure has the best equipment that you need for your trek in order to take you safe and happy enjoying at the same time.
  • Food: our healthy and organic food is gonna be prepared by our chef that have a lot of experience cooking in the mountain and at the same time you have the chance to tell us if you don´t eat some allergies in that way our chef will cook without that things.
  • Water: this important element we´ll start to supply for your first lunch to your last breakfast and you can refill your plastic bottle or camelback. but from where come this water ?. well this water is taken from the natural springs that there are along the way. filtered and then boiled in order finally to cool down before to give you for a drink or refill your bottles. remember that is really important to drink plenty of water for your hike.
  • First Aid Kit: your safety (healthy, safe, satisfy and enjoying) is one of our first priorities. in that way, this first aid kit that we have is complete with basic things that you can need for the trek and oxygen tank just in order to take you safely.
  • Extras: we consider it´s just couple details for your trek because we already tell you all the things that you need probably just that you need to get rain poncho, sun cream, and few things that you can get here and is not so much complex to buy.

Not included:

  • Daypacks: you should need to bring your own day pack for the hike although it doesn’t have to be so big as a personal experience we suggest to get small o medium day pack but not so big in order to enjoy on the way because remember that our porter are gonna helping you part of your weight. the backpack that you´ll bring has to be with enough space for your: water, sun cream, sun hat, few warm layers, camera, personal snack, headlamps and few more things that you can consider important for your trek.
  • Headlamps: with our experience in the mountain we recommend to have your personal headlamps for the trek because if you need to move from one place to another one or go to the toilet for sure you´ll need one. remember that these campsites are places with lights.
  • Packing list: we suggest you bring for the hike warm layers for the nights, three t-shirts, hiking pants, the jacket is basically the things that you´ll need and if is waterproof or rainwater resistant could be much better. anyway with your rain poncho is gonna be fine. because it cover you until your knees. however you can´t forget to bring hiking boots or trekking shoes and sandals or sneaker.
  • Extra Snack: You can bring your own snack or get here.
  • Rentals: Each hiker needs basically a sleeping bag and is optional the inflatable air matt and walking stick for good trek but if you don´t have any of those things, no worries because you still have the chance to rent with us really good equipment.
  • Sleeping bag: 20 US$
  • Inflatable air matt: 15 US$
  • Walking sticks (pair): 15  US$
  • Huayna Picchu: this is the name of one mountain next to Machu Picchu site from where you can get nice view of the archeological site surrounding by the Urubamba river and you have the chance to hike to this mountain but let us know when you booking with us because this permit is limited however if you don’t get this permits not worries because you still have the chance to go to the Inca bridge and enjoy the ruins of Machu Picchu because it is really big site.

Altitude Sickness

It’s common to start to wondering about altitude sickness if you thinking to come to Peru, especially in Cusco. however, It’s easy to figure out this problem. You just need to spend a few days in Cusco drinking plenty of water and coca tea.

This is the High Altitude Symptom

headache, tiredness, dizziness, nausea, tingling, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, vomiting. Please, If you feel any of this problem contact our company or call a doctor in order to help you. but, this symptom usually is gonna be temporal just you need to drink plenty of water and coca tea. However, some times our customer prefers pills and in that way, we suggest you have an (acetazolamide or dexamethasone) and come a few days before to Cusco.

Weather

In general, the weather here in the andes is unpredictable and that is the way why we suggest to our customers have to be ready for a rainy or sunny day. although, if you have waterproof clothes for sure it’s gonna helping us so much.

First Aid Kit

All of Our mountain guides have their first aid kits and a lot of training in first aid in the mountains and every year they received classes of doctor with the most frequent problems as a (diarrhea, cuts, headache, scrapes,etc.) at the same time they have an oxygen tank in order to help you to feel much better. However, It’s fine if you thinking to bring your own first aid kit for the trek.

Travel Insurance

Always is gonna be a good idea to have travel insurance for your tour or trek and more if you thinking to travel for a few weeks or more of one month. Although, for sure you need to have one if you have any serious illness just in case if something happens.

Please, if you don’t have one is fine.

Environmental Impact

This company is a travel agency that protects our environment. because, as you know the biggest problem that we have been suffering on our planet is global warming. but, we’re a sustainable company that we use a biodegradable staff and at the same time, our principal job is to teach to everyone protect this home (earth planet).

Community

The most important for us is our workers and of course, it means their families of the communities that everybody feels so proud of all of then. because, they still keep having our culture and thanks to all of those things is possible to know more knowledge about our ancestors as their traditions, behaviors, customs, etc. However, our job is to help all of then with books, computers, buildings and with the most important points teaching to everybody how important is our culture and protect everything left by our ancestors. because We think that “Love just the things that you know” and that’s why we have to help to all of then. However, We have to keep teaching not to loss their behaviors or customs in order to preserve and conserve this amazing Culture Inca.

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