This is a fantastic hike that enables you to hike from Cusco across to the Sacred Valley. Even though it would appear to be in a populated area, you soon discover the true wildness of the Andes. This is a fantastic hike and Huchuy Q’osqo (Small Cusco) are an interesting set of ruins that are believed to have been abandoned by the time the Spanish arrived in Peru. To also visit Machu Picchu, see Old Peak & Small Cusco.
DAY 1: CUSCO -TAMBOMACHAY – HUCHUY Q’OSQO
We leave Cusco at 8am, and catch a local bus to the interesting ruins of Tambomachay. From here we climb upwards until we have spectacular views over Cusco City.
We then cross the mountains, pass pretty alpine lakes, and pastures where llamas graze. farmers also grow potatoes here. We then follow an Inca trail downward to a village of stone huts, with thatched straw on their roofs.
From here we pass through a narrow but spectacular canyon and arrive with wonderful views over the Sacred Valley. After about 8 hours of walking, we camp in the ruins of Huchuy Q’osqo, where we will relax, talk of the Incas and spend the night.
Optional: if you don’t want sleep in the tent we offer sleep in the traditional house of community, it doesn’t included in the program, you pay additional $10.00. USD
DAY 2: HUCHUY Q’OSQO – VALLE SAGRADO DE LOS INCAS – CUSCO
In the morning we explore the ruins of Huchuy Cusco and ponder its role as “Small Cusco”. From here it is three and a half hours stunning descent into the Sacred Valley. We will have a late lunch in the typical and a tourist village of Lamay before returning to Cusco by local bus. If we have time, and the group wishes, we could stop at the Pisaq market for some souvenir shopping.
Return to Cusco approximately 5pm.
- Transport to Tambomachay and return to Cusco.
- Entrance ticket to huchuy Qosqo.
- While camping, 3 good and nutritious meals per day made by experienced cooker. Optional meals for vegetarians.
- Camping equipment includes tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment.
- Mules for camping and kitchen equipment.
- First-Aid kit.
- Camping free at Huchuy Q’osqo
- Snacks or high energy trekking food
- Sleeping Bag
- Drinking water.
- Tips for the guide and trekking staff
- Breakfast Day 1/ Dinner Day 2