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Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu
The 3 day 2 nights Huchuy Qosco trek is a really nice and not too challenging option that combines spectacular mountain views, original Inca Trails a community visit and a guided tour of the little known Inca site of Huchuy Qosco which is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Taking you off the beaten track you get away from the all the crowds of the better known treks but still get to enjoy all the amazing things Peru has to offer. The Huchuy Qosco trek is perfect for those with a short time frame or who are looking for an easier trekking route.

Brief info

Technical difficulty:
Walking distance: 18 kms
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Duration: 3 days
Attitude gain: 500 m
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1. Easy
Light physical activity, usually walking or hiking, that is good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never been to the mountains and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day, usually multi-day treks or long 1-day hikes that require a high level of physical activity. Suitable for people with an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain (rough trails, partially exposed areas with danger of falling, gravel plains, pathless steep terrain) or high-altitude treks above 2000 meters. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Activity involves walking up to 6-7 hours a day in fairly difficult terrain (steep rocky slopes, snow covered glaciers or firn fields with danger of slipping) or high-altitude treks above 3000 meters. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Activity involves walking up to 6-10 hours a day with difficult terrain and conditions (tricky rocky slopes or snow covered glaciers with increased danger of slipping), strenuous high-altitude treks at 4000-5600 meters. Requires very high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as good practical experience of multi-day trekking on high altitudes.
HIKING/ TREKKING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Basic navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Previous hiking/ trekking experience is not required, but desirable. No danger of falling with appropriate behaviour.

2. Intermediate
Average navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Basic alpine experience is needed.

3. Advanced
Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going. Terrain assessment, good navigation skills and good alpine experience is required.

4. Professional
Mostly without a path and unmarked, might involve some climbing sections. Excellent navigation skills are required even if trekking with a guide. Proven alpine experience, mountaineering skills and familiarity with alpine equipment are required.
HIKING/ TREKKING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
While on the trek we will sleep in spacious, comfortable tents. For every two travellers we have a four-man tent, so everyone is comfortable! On day two we will rest at a 2-star hotel, so that everyone has a proper time-out before we depart to explore Machu Picchu.
Meals
Throughout our adventure a professional chef will prepare all our meals. Two breakfasts, two lunches, two afternoon snacks and two dinners will be freshly made just for you! Our chefs will make sure that every single trekker eats well. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know beforehand so we can tune our menu!
Transfers
The pick up point for our adventure is at Plaza Regocijo, Cusco.
Other transfers included in our tour are:
  • Transportation by bus to Tambomachay and from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
Your guide
Our team consists of local professionals, who will make sure that there won't be a single moment when you feel like you don't know what to expect each step of the way. They will tell you stories and legends of these places, support you and make sure that every trekker has the best experience.
How hard is it?
This trek is considered being easy to moderately difficult. It is perfect for those with a short time frame or who are looking for an easier trekking route.
Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance that covers any cancellations, delays, medical expenses, emergencies and any other interruptions due to unforeseen circumstances that may occur during this trip.
Sustainability
Our guides are proud to promote and practice sustainable tourism. They take extra care of their porters, by providing them with the best equipment, uniforms, fair wages and insurances. They also support local communities by running social projects, that support local communities. Another important part is cleaning up the treks. Not only do all our tours adhere to the "leave-no-trace" principle, our guides make extra efforts to clean up after other trekkers.
Equipment
It is necessary to bring
You have to have your personal trekking equipment (comfortable shoes, clothes, a hat, hydroflask, etc) with you. It can get colder at higher altitudes and during the night, so bring some warm jackets and jumpers. Don't forget sunscreen, insect repellent, toiletries and personal medication.

We provide
We provide all the camping equipment (sleeping tents, dining tents and cutlery), sleeping mattresses, oxygen tanks and a first aid kit. Also each participant can give up to 7 kg of their personal belongings to a porter.

You can rent from us
a sleeping bag - $15
a walking pole - $5
an inflatable mattress - $10
a single-person sleeping tent - $25

Trekking options

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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
Private Service — Friends and Family
Grab your friends, family and loved ones and share this adventure with them! Get full attention to detail from our guides and with each trekker having personal porters to assist them on their way, you can enjoy the trek to its fullest. Maximum group size - 6 people.

The price scales with the number of participants:
2 people - $750 per person
3 people - $695 per person
4 people - $655 per person
5 people - $625 per person
6 people - $599 per person
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What's included
Meals
Two breakfasts, two lunches, two afternoon snacks and two dinners will be freshly made just for you! If you have dietary restrictions, let us know in advance! We also provide water refills and hot and refreshing beverages
Accommodation
  • Spacious sleeping tents. Each couple of trekkers get a four-man tent to themselves
  • 3-star hotel on day 2
Transfers
  • Transportation by bus to Tambomachay and from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Hiking and safety equipment
  • Sleeping mattresses
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and cutlery
Entry fees
Entrance to Huchuy Qosco and Machu Picchu
Guiding crew
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • a porter to carry up to 7 kg of your personal belongings
What's not included
Airplane tickets
Internation flight tickets and local transportations outside the tour
Personal gear equpment
Comfortable clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, etc.
Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing an adequate travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
Tips
Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
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