Portrait of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek

Huchuy Qosqo Trek

   16 km

About the Journey:

Huchuy Qosqo is the most important archaeological center in the Sacred Valley along with Ollantaytambo and Pisac. It is located at 3,600 metres, and its name translates to “Little Cusco”. Its buildings have been built on polished stone bases with clay plaster, and the highest floors are made of adobe. The Hispanic chronicles refer that is was the favorite work place of the Inca Wiracocha. It is said that after the Conquest, Gonzalo Pizarro found here the mummy that supposedly belonged to the Inca Wiracocha and ordered to burn it.


Day 1: Cusco - Piuray Lake - Huchuy Qosqo - Cusco   +


The hike starts from Piuray Lake at 3,600m (located in Chinchero), crossing an Inca trail where you will observe snow-capped peaks and lakes. We will then hike uphill for 2 hours until reaching 4,400 metres, the highest point. We will then descend into the valley, seeing how the landscape dramatically changes from arid moutons to green mountains. After an hour of descend, you will get a first glimpse of the Sacred Valley and Huchuy Qosco. We will then continue for another house downhill until arriving to the ruins, where we will do a small tour and have lunch enjoying an amazing scenery. Finally, we will descend for 2 hours into Lamay, where a private transportation will return us to Cusco city.

What's included:

  • English speaking professional guide with many years guiding in the secret valley region; first-aid certified
  • Brief session before the trek
  • Private transportation to the start of the hike and back to Cusco
  • Snacks

What's not included:

  • Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (highly appreciated)

Reservation:   +

Once your payment is done, you spot will be automatically reserved. However, please keep in mind that we require at least three people for any departures to be confirmed. For more information please visit our Cancellation Policy

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