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Huchuy Qosqo Trek and Short Inca Trail

4 Days

Start
Cusco -
End
 Cusco


From
720 USD

Trip Code: HTSI4D


Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Local Living and Short Inca Trail:

Huchuy Qosqo Trek: Live the experience with the Andean local families and Hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, help us supporting our Non Profit project spending the night in one of our rustic cabins and enjoy the experience with andean local families on the way to Machu Picchu.
A fantastic combination for people who are looking Local living experience and the Short Inca Trail. Departing close from Chinchero with a weaving demonstration process, following through a mountain pass and finally reaching Huchuy Qosqo local family homestay, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We begin the Short Inca Trail hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (Sun Gate); from here descending into the world famous Lost City of the Incas; Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu with local living and  .

Huchuy Qosqo Trek and Short Inca Trail Itinerary:

Day 1 – Cusco – Weaving demonstration – Huchuy Qosqo Home Stay

We leave Cusco at 7:00AM in a private transport that takes us to Chinchero to then follow on to Tauca, a small Andean community to learn about the dyeing and weaving process, here we will see how the local women use the natural plants, roots, seeds, leaves and insects to dye the alpaca wool, there you can choose to do a weaving lesson to learn the basic structure of weaving. After we will continue with our trek to Huchuy Qosqo; we start hiking uphill amidst beautiful mountain scenery with presence of llamas, alpacas and lovely views of the Piuray Lagoon until we reach the only mountain pass of this program at (4500m/14760ft) around two hours. We then start descending along a restored Inca Trail for an approximated 1h towards the small Andean community of Pucamarca (4010m/13153ft). From there, we walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we 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 (3600m/11808ft), here we will meet with a local family for our home stay. After lunch they will take you in a deep cultural encounter with the daily life issues. Depending on the season they might be farming, herding and farming guinea pig – Overnight at family house of Huchuy Qosqo
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at family house of Huchuy Qosqo
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Pinkuylluna store houses

In the morning enjoy your breakfast with the family; we will leave the family house at 8:00am to continue with the guided tour of Huchuy Qosqo Inca site. It’s an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snowcapped mountain. After one and half hours downhill with a stunning view of the Sacred Valley we will reach Lamay town, where our private transport will be waiting for us, to take us to Ollantaytambo, after we reach the hotel, we will continue a short hike to Pinkuylluna incan storehouses, from where we will have the best view of Ollantaytambo inca site and the valley
Overnight in Ollantaytambo Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Ollantaytambo – KM 104 – Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the train station, here you will board the train that will take you to Km. 104 or Chachabamba, from where we will start the four-hour ascent that will take us past spectacular overlooks above the great valley, then beneath a lovely waterfall near the delightful site of Wiñay Wayna. We ascend through this largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites, passing its chain of ritual baths and elegantly curved terracing, and then joining the main Inca Trail. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Inti Punku (Gate of the Sun) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry —a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu. We walk the last half-hour or so down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and through the heart of Machu Picchu, taking a bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Machu Picchu Tour – Back to Cusco

Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, and you will participate in a guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows.
Optional climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant (not included in the price):
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from here by bus to Cusco. Upon arrival reception and transfer to your Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Learn about the dyeing and weaving process
  • Exhilarating day hikes and share experience in the local family house
  • Visit archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Hiking through the amazing mountain scenery
  • Hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Enter Machu Picchu on foot through the glorious Gate of the Sun

Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Local Living and Short Inca Trail:

Live the experience with the Andean local families and Hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Enjoy the experience with the Andean local families on the way to Machu Picchu A fantastic combination for people who are looking living an experience of Andean culture and the Short Inca Trail. Departing close from Chinchero with a weaving demonstration process, following through a mountain pass and finally reaching Huchuy Qosqo local family home stay, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We begin the Short Inca Trail hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (Sun Gate); from here descending into the world famous Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.


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South Peru, Perú
4 Days
15
USD720.00

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WHAT'S INCLUDE?

  • 1 1 night hotel accomodation in Ollantaytambo
  • 1 1 night hotel accomodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Weaving demostration – Huchuy Qosqo Hike – Short Inca Trail - Machu Picchu guided Tour
  • Entrance tickets for Huchuy Qosqo - Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Expedition Train (Ollantaytambo – KM 104 – Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo)
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • All transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off by English-speaking staff
  • Meals according mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided tours will be By qualified English-speaking guides

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDE?

  • Domestic flights
  • travel insurance
  • visa
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • personal items, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras