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Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days

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Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days

2 Days from $ USD 150.00

A fantastic two-day trek in the surroundings of Cusco traveling from Tambomachay, located just 20 minutes from Cusco, to Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trail crosses mountain passes and Andean communities, offering a view of a large array of local flora and fauna. This is an excellent hike off the beaten path that can be complemented with a visit to Cusco and as an alternative to the saturated Inca Trail.

Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo + Patabamba Trek 2 Days

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY
1

Cusco - Tambomachay QoriCocha Lake - Patabamba

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DAY
2

Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes

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DAY
1

Cusco - Tambomachay QoriCocha Lake - Patabamba

Early morning pick up from your hotel in Cusco will be at 7:30 AM. We will drive to Tambomachay (3800 MASL – 12467 FASL), an archaeological complex situated in the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological ParkTambomachay is comprised of a series of ceremonial water fountains, which are thought to have been dedicated to a water cult. The day’s hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass at 4100 MASL/13186 FASL where we will have spectacular views of two valleys. To your right, you will see the capital of the Incas, Cusco, with stunning mountains surrounding it. Your tour guide will tell you about how and where the Incas arrived to this area, and about its conquest by the Spaniards. There are two Inca sites at the bottom of the valley and, on your left, there will be a beautiful landscape of mountains and farmlands.

From the pass, we will follow the side of the valley, making our way toward the top to cross over to the other side. It’s about a 45 minute walk to the top end of the valley. Once we get there, we will cross a small stream that divides the valley and begin making our way to our lunch spot at Qoricocha Lake. The scenery at the lake is quite barren because the whole area is a high puna between the mountains, and is covered with tough, Andean grass called Ichu. It may be possible to see a variety of bird life, such as Andean geese, lapwings, and partridges, among others. After lunch, we will continue on to our campsite at the village of Patabamba. We will make our way to the top of one of the ridges and, as we descend, loop around Qoricocha Lake (Golden Lake). It is about a two and a half hour walk to the village where we will be greeted by groups of locals who are always happy to welcome us into their community! After we have settled in and had a steaming cup of coca tea, we will visit one of the local families to learn about their way of life. If you have brought any gifts with you, you can share them with the family at this time. After visiting the family, we will have time to relax, and your tour guide will teach you more about the Andean way of life.

Walking Distance: 14 km/8.7 miles

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
2

Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes

This trail will first take you to the little village of Sihua and then up to the Pukamarca pass (4150 MASL – 13615 FASL) which overlooks the village with the same name. Here, you will have a splendid viewpoint of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley. After reaching the top of the pass, there is a 2km/0.6 mile (approximately 30 minute) downhill hike to the Pumamarka Community for lunch.

After this, you will continue your trek to the Puma Puncu canyon ( “the puma door” ). From here, you will hike along an original Incan trail, which has been restored as part of the Qapacñan project. This trail will lead you to the isolated and mysterious Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (“the little Cusco’’) perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 3600 MASL/11811 FASL. Once in the site, your guide will walk you through and show you all the site’s amazing Inca buildings like sacred temples, storehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture and the Inca reservoir used to store water during the dry season.

After your guided tour of the site, we will begin our 2-hour walk downhill to the village of Lamay (2800 MASL – 9186 FASL) by the Urumbamba River in the Sacred Valley where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.46 miles
Starting point of the hike – 3848 meters ASL/ 12624 feet ASL
Maximum Altitude: 4150 meters ASL / 13615 feet ASL
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (Plus snack)
Adventure: Absolutely
Hiking Hours: 7 Hours

Physical Level

1, Easy

Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Professional tourist guide, bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Assistant guide (for groups of more than 9 trekkers)
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Private transport
  • Boiled water safe for drinking while trekking (bring your water for the first morning)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 2snacks to eat during the day while trekking
  • Dining/Kitchen tent, tables, and chairs
  • Chef to prepare all meals while trekking
  • Tents: 2 people in each 4-person tent
  • Foam camping mattress
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Vegetarian food available at no extra cost!

No Included

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

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