Huchuy Qosqo Trek full day
Description of the excursion.
The appeal of Huchuy Qosqo (Small Cusco) Trek is the combination of stunning Inca ruins, rural villages, magnificent snow-capped mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes off the beaten track, over high passes of the Andes and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with unforgettable views of incredible scenery.
It is a uniquely designed adventure trekking package. You will hike along the Andes Mountains, passing through Andean communities, interacting with locals, exploring amazing isolated Inca villages.
Departure : Every day, including holidays.
At 6am, we will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca (3750m/12303ft), the beginning of your trek. We will be on level terrain and the landscape will be that of typical Andean Valleys, rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards the pass at (4050m/13287ft), the landscape begins to change dramatically to the classic of High Andean Savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular; Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass, you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Cauca Ravine, where you will be able to see archeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cactus.
You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3650m/11975ft). Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terraces and allows superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards we will go downhill to Lamay at (2900m/9514ft) where we will catch our transport to drive to Cusco.
What is Included:
Pick up from your hotel.
Private transportation Cusco-Quesiuno- Cusco
English and Spanish speaking guide.
First aid kit and oxygen balloon.
Special vegetarian / diet options available.
We recommand to bring:
A small backpack.
Waterproof trousers and jacket for the cold
T-shirts and long sleeve sweater
Sun protection cream
Camera and movies
Extra money to buy souvenirs, drinks and TIPS.