Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days

Huchuy Qosqo is an archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru. The tour is done through an original Inca trail that articulates all the Inca peoples of the Sacred Valley and the Amazon rainforest.

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days

Huchuy Cusco Trek 3 days is designed for those adventurers who do not have much time but are eager to experience an experience in the Andes. The Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu starts very close to the Tambomachay archaeological site and connects with the Sacred Valley, appreciating the tranquility of the world and the pure air.

Huchuy Qosqo is the most important archaeological center in the valley of the Urubamba River, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Its archaeological remains are impressive, although today the conservation of the site is little deteriorated due to antiquity.

It was built and preferred place of the eighth Inca ruler, Wiraqocha. From where he conquered the villages of the sacred valley. This Inca town was connected to the network of the famous Inca road to Machupicchu and the Amazon Rainforest and in 1540 it was used by the Spaniards as a farm.

Quick Itinerary

 

Day 01: Cusco - Tambomachay - Huchuy Qosqo

Day 02: Huchuy Qosqo - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Day 03: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

 

Highlights of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • You will have the opportunity to learn about local traditions
  • Discover the archaeological centers of Tambomachay and Pucamarca to reach the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo
  • It crosses beautiful Andean landscapes with spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and its snow-capped mountains such as Pitusiray and Sawasiray.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel.

Day 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Huchuy Qosqo

We start our Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days very early we will drive 10 km away from the city of Cusco to the site of Tambomachay (3765m), from where we will start our trek ascending the mountains covered by the Andean grass and surrounded by a beautiful landscape with lakes like the Qoricocha and small towns picturesque areas dedicated to grazing and agriculture, during this tour we will reach the maximum height in the Rumicruz pass (4230 m) and then descend to our camp in the indigenous community of Pucamarca (3980 m).

Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

After our breakfast we will continue with Huchuy Cusco Trek 3 days until we reach León Punku, in this place you will be able to appreciate mysterious rock formations. After an hour's walk we arrive at the Archaeological Park of Huchuy Qosqo (3 450 m). Our visit on the site will last for 01 hour and then continue descending towards the town of Lamay (2800m) where our private transport awaits us to move to Ollantaytambo and board our train to Aguas Calientes (2040 m) Our lunch will be served near the sacred river with a rewarding view in the open air. After enjoying our food and saying goodbye to the support staff, we will take a means of transport to Ollantaytambo. Here we will visit this living village of the Inca era that still maintains its narrow streets, aqueducts, granaries or food deposits. Then we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Very early we will have a breakfast at the hotel and then board the tourist bus that will take us to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu. The guide's explanation takes 2 hours to know the most important places that comprise the Inca city of Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour you will have time to climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain on your own. Then we will descend to Aguas Calientes at an hour scheduled for lunch and then board our return train. Huchuy Cusco Trek to Machu Picchu ends with the return by train to Ollantaytambo, arrival time to Cusco 10:30 pm approximately.

Included

  • Information prior to departure
  • Pick up from the hotel and transport to Tambomachay by private bus (starting point)
  • Tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Double tents with mattresses for 2 people
  • Guided Service by a professional bilingual guide.
  • Pack animals to transport camping equipment and personal equipment
  • Food (02 Breakfasts / 02 Lunches / 01 Dinners).
  • First aid kit
  • One night of lodging in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up and down Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation from the train station to Cusco.

Not Included

  • Breakfast in the morning before leaving.
  • Tickets to and transfers to the thermal waters.
  • Aguas Calientes bus ticket - Machu Picchu ($ 24)
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters.
  • Entrance ticket for Huaynapicchu ($ 25)

Recommendations for your Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days:

  • To make the trip from Huchuhy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu, you must be in Cusco at least 2 days in advance to acclimatize.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the walk.
  • Take an infusion of coca leaves that will help you acclimatize better.

Packing list

  • Original Document (passport, cedulas, student card, etc.)
  • Warm jackets, gloves, warm polar hat and socks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • T-Shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Walking sticks
  • Extra money (PEN)

How to book the Inca Trail?

  • To complete your book, we will require your personal details for each travellers.
  • Full Name
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Date of bith

Please note: It is very important that you will complete all information correctly to obtain your Machu Picchu tickets.

How to pay & Send Payment?

To complete your booking, we require a deposit of 50% of the total amount!

The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon your arrival to Cusco.

To pay your deposit, you can choose one of the following methods:

  • Paypal (please send an email to payment@responsiblepeople.org and our sales department will send the Paypal payment form
  • Western Union
  • A bank transfer

Our contract

All bookings are made with Responsible People (RUC: 20603955618 / Peruvian Government) (us/we). and Responsible People will contact and book your trip with Tierras Vivas tour operator. By booking a trip with us you are deemed to have agreed to these Booking Conditions (which constitutes the entire agreement between you and us) and your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation invoice.

Acceptance of booking

Book your trip with Responsible People and send us your personal information required by email. Once confirmed our staff will send a email for the next step to payment and it issue a confirmation invoice. A contract will exist between us from the date we issue the confirmation invoice or if you book within 2 days of departure the contract will exist when we accept your payment. Please refer to your booking confirmation invoice for details regarding payments. If this balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled.

Inca Trail Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable

Deposit If you deposited, we needed to book any trips with Tierras Vivas. For all full itineraries which include hotels, the needed deposit is 50%. The deposit can be made through PayPal or Bank Account. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under our cancellation policy. If canceling, you may not transfer your deposit to another person’s trek.

Cancellation by Responsible People Foundation

Responsible People reserves the right to cancel a program in case any of the following circumstances occur: Client's failure to pay the final balance two days prior to departure date. Force majeure: Impossibility to operate the program or trek due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Responsible People's control. Ie. Weather conditions not permitting, strike not allowing operation or putting it at risk, sudden inaccessibility of route, etc. Increments in Case of Protests, Strikes (FORCE MAJEURE): In the event of a protest / strike, which is not uncommon in Cusco, it may be necessary to leave a day or even 2 days earlier than scheduled so that we are able to comply with other services. In this case, an increment will be charged to cover costs incurred. The following refund policies apply in each case: In the event of a client's failure to pay the due balance, the client will not have any right for the deposit refund. In case force majeure occurs, Responsible People will propose viable solutions to operate the program within the available dates, or if impossible, will then propose an alternative program. If the alternative program chosen by the client is of lower value than that originally booked then the client is entitled to a refund of the price difference. All costs derived will be at the expense of the client. In case none of these would be feasible, Responsible People would refund all the money paid except all the incurred expenses so far.

Cancellation by the client

Please note that the program deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is used to purchase the space within the group and once a space is purchased it cannot be resold afterwards.

Inca Trail or any trek including the Inca Trail 

 

Cancellation up to months or prior to departure:

  • If you paid the 50% pre-payment: loss of program deposit.
  • If you paid the 100% total: Responsible People will refund the 50%.

Cancellation between two days and the departure date:

  • This case will be considered a No Show and no refund will be applicable.
  • If the trek balance is not paid two days before the trek departure date, Responsible People will assume the client is canceling the trek and the deposit will not be refunded.

Cancellations regarding custom itineraries and Inca Trail programs will depend on each specific program and will therefore be agreed upon between Responsible People and the client by e-mail accordingly. Responsible People reserves the right to modify the above-mentioned cancellations and refund policies. All modifications will be immediately informed to the affected client through written communication.

Responsibility

The company shall not be liable for any damage or loss if the failure to carry out the contract is:

  1. Attributable to the client
  2. Attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and the event is unforeseeable or unavoidable
  3. Due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances beyond the company's control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had to be exercised
  4. Due to political disputes, industrial action, climate or other matters of a similar nature and any other force majeure
  5. Due to an event, which the company, even with all due care could not foresee or forestall. Any liability is limited to the full price paid for the tour. In all cases the company specifically excludes all liability for indirect or consequential loss or expense including loss of profits.

Claims and Complaints

If a client has a complaint against the company the client must first inform the trek guide or company representative while on the tour in order that the guide/representative can attempt to rectify the matter. Any further complaint must be put in writing to the company within 7 days of the end of the tour. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

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