The beautiful Huchuy Q’osqo trip is for you if you are looking for a short, off the beaten trek hike, and you love to be surrounded by nature!
The main attraction of this trek are the ruins of Huchuy Q'osqo, located in the highlands of Calca, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
In Quechua, Hucuy Qosqo means: ‘little Cusco”. The Incas gave the place this name because the ruins have the shape of the city of Cusco. People say that the Inca chief Viracocha has lived here and there was a mommy found. Once you are up there, the views are spectacular!
Visit the Huchuy Qosqo Ruins
Off the beaten trek, hardly any other people
Spectacular view on the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota.
Great for 1 day only
Connects with Machu Picchu
This hike includes a section of original Inca trails
Coordinate your dates carefully or book a private tour (not many people do this hike)
Maximum altitude approx. 4,000 m
The trek includes both ascending and descending
End the trek with a visit to Machu Picchu
(this is a sample itinerary of the two-day trek; there are small differences between the different trek operators in Cusco)
Pickup and transport to the ruins of Tambo Machay, nearby Cusco where the trek starts. After some hiking, we will pass the lagoons of Llaulliqocha and Qoricocha and the village of Pukamarka. Part of the trail crosses with the original Inca trail. At the background, you have beautiful views of the snowy peak of mount "Veronica". We will arrive at Huchuy Qosqo in the afternoon, where we camp for the night.
Today is a day full of hiking. We will get up early, and depart around 7:30 am, towards the jungle. For the first three hours, the route is ascending gently. Later we will trek on a genuine Inca trail with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. We take a trail through coffee and coca plantations and also pass through farms which grow tropical fruits like oranges.
After walking for 6-7 hours (with lunch en route) we will arrive at the Cocalmayo thermal baths, and later, at the small town of Santa Teresa.