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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Price per person


Duration 03D / 02N


MAX. ALTITUDE 16,470ft.



Tent & Hotel



LEVEL Challenging

  • Qenko
  • Tambomachay
  • Huchuy Qosqo
  • Machu Picchu

The Huchuy Qosco trek is perfect for those with a short time frame, an alternative non-commercial option, or who are just looking for an easier trekking route to Machu Picchu. Come and Join us!!

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03 Day – Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

This 03 Day – Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu is a beautiful hike, and it is a pleasant and not too challenging option that combines nature, and the original Inca Trails. Likewise, we will visit a community and have a guided tour of the little known Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. Certainly, taking you off the beaten paths and all the crowds of the more popular treks, yet still immersing fully into all the amazing things Peru has to offer.

Huchuyqosqo scaled




  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 5020 m, / 16470 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3600 m, / 11811 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging


  • Starting Elevation – 3600 m, / 11811 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4000 m, / 13123 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2050 m, / 6725 feet.
  • Difficulty: Moderate


  • Activity Overview: Private Tour in Machu Picchu with optional hike “Huayna Picchu” or “Machu Picchu Mountain”
  • Activity Level: Easy



Firstly, our Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu starts from the Inca site of Tambomachay just outside of Cusco, our path leads us over high passes, through valleys and small communities, and past beautiful mountain lakes. Similarly, With large expanses of grasslands and sizeable lakes, the area is home to a wide variety of birds. As a result, including Andean Geese, Partridges, and Lapwings as well as a variety of birds of prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day.

Then, our goal for today is the village of Qenko located close to Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake). Qenko is a traditional Andean community, located high above Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The people here still maintain the customs and traditions of ages past and the majority of villagers gain their income from herding llamas and alpacas. Certainly, as only a few tourists come this way, the people are always intrigued to see who has come to visit their village and to welcome them with open arms.

  • Lodging: Campsite in Qenko


Certainly, today has two main focuses, learning about the customs and culture of the Andean people and a visit to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo Peru. So, Waking up early we’ll be taken by our guide to one of the houses where we’ll get to meet a local family. The people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are about them. However, they don’t get many visitors in this area and are always interested in finding out about you. After the visit, you’ll have the opportunity to give any gifts you’ve brought to the local people and also to buy some of the locally made.

After that, we’ll make our way to Huchuy Qosqo. The route follows an original Inca Trail that leads us down a beautiful, secluded valley that is filled with native plants, flowers, and birds. Above all, it feels like another world compared to the high grasslands we’ve left behind. In total it takes about two and a half hours to reach Huchuy Qosqo and after a break to rest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Consequently, you’ll have a guided tour of the site to learn about the Inca people and their culture. In the afternoon, we head down into the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we take a bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes.

  • Lodging: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu*** or similar


Most importantly, we’ll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. Then, we’ll have a 2-hour guided tour of the place during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most critical areas of the citadel. After that, you’ll have extra time to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have the permits. Subsequently, In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

What´s Included


  • The pre-trekking briefing (01 or 02 days before the trek, in your Hotel).
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+.
  • Chef.
  • Mules carry cooking and camping equipment and 15 lbs/ 07kg of your items.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Afternoon Snacks, and 2 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food, please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • EUREKA / DOITE – Comfortable and very spacious four-person tent (two people use one tent).
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 2.
  • Inflatable ” Thermares or Rei sleeping Mattress (you need to carry ).
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip).


  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Trekking poles (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1, lunch on Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$85
  • Tips.


  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps.



****Daily Departure with at least two people****

2 PeopleUS$ 540
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3 PeopleUS$ 475
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4 PeopleUS$ 475
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5 PeopleUS$ 440
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6 PeopleUS$ 440
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7-8 PeopleUS$ 420
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Discounts Huchuy Qosqo 3 days:

Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. Similarly, For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the map at the booking. Likewise, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com. More Information about STUDENT CARD.

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Extra Services?

Hire of sleeping bag 5 season$20.00
Walking stick highly recommended!$10.00
Single supplement$50.00
Additional night at 3-star hotel$85.00


Is the Huchuy Qosqo Trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inca Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes Machu Picchu travel to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

How far in advance should I acclimatize for Huchuy Qosqo 3 days?

This means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your Huchuy Qosqo trek, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Are vegetarian, vegan, and other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

That is to say, Vegetarian foods will be absent from all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

What will the meals be like during the Huchuy Qosqo trek?

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

Certainly, If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef of Huchuy Qosqo trek to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Certainly, Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

Therefore, We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

However, If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.


When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive in Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. Certainly, You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will ensure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

What are the office hours?

Certainly, Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive at 7:30 pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.

In addition, Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the trail?

Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). However, In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

What is the weather like during the trek?

Most importantly, The best time for making the trek with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. Therefore, The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

When is the rainy season in Cusco?

In the same vein, January to March is summer in Peru, which means the rainy season for Cusco and especially the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Where should I be the morning of the start of my trek, and where will I finish at the end?

Certainly, We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek, and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

I wish to have a train company or train option different from that which Inkayni Peru Tours offers, is this possible?

If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo, or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time, additional fees may apply. Therefore, You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.

Why take this tour with us?

Inkayni Peru Tours is continually working to become one of the most responsible tour operators in Peru. We ideally try to keep our groups to a limit of 10 persons. Therefore, since we fully operate all of our treks, we have complete control over the quality of our service. Therefore, we want to make sure that you have a great experience on all our treks and tours.

Above all, it is also crucial that all the people involved in the operation of our services are treated and taken care of properly, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities.

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