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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

3 Days
3 Days / 2 Nights

Overview

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This trek is ideal for those who don’t have much time but still like to explore part of the Inca Trail and get to Machu Picchu through the famous sun gate.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco Pickup :

  • We pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 AM in the morning.

6 hours
Day 1 Cusco to Machu Picchu :

  • We drive to Tambomachay which is where our trek starts from.
  • We hike towards Huchuy Qosqo overlooking the Sacred Valley.
  • We continue to Yanacocha Lake where a lovely lunch is waiting for us.
  • We finish the day at Paucarcancha village where our campsite is.
  • Here we enjoy a beautiful dinner before getting a good night’s sleep.

11 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Paucarcancha to Aguas Calientes :

  • We wake up early and enjoy a great healthy breakfast.
  • We continue our hike to the Huchuy Qosqo Inca Ruins where we explore the site and talk about the Inca history.
  • We descent into Lamay Town where have lunch.
  • After lunch we are being picked up by our driver and drive Ollantaytambo.
  • At Ollantaytambo we board the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • We take you to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
  • There is plenty of time to explore town before getting a good night sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Aguas Calientes to Cusco :

  • We wake up early and enjoy a great healthy breakfast at your hotel.
  • We take the bus from to our final destination Machu Picchu (~30min).
  • We explore Machu Picchu with us as your own tour guide (~2hrs).
  • You have the option to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (must be pre-booked, very steep climb).
  • Around midday we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you can
    have lunch (~1.5hrs)
  • Next we take the train back to Ollantaytambo (~2hrs).
  • From Ollantaytambo we take a bus back to Cusco and drop you back to your accommodation in Cusco (~1.5hrs).

Breakfast

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pre-briefing session the night before the trek (location TBA)
  • Pick up from and drop oof to your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional and experienced Tour Guide(s) (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Train and Bus ticket(s)
  • Meals (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (incl. dinner and breakfast)
  • Inca trail tickets
  • Ticket for the Machu Picchu Citadel
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu

Exclusions

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Extra porter to carry all your belongings (can be booked at checkout)
  • Sleeping bag(s) (can be booked at checkout)
  • Hiking poles (can be booked at checkout)
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips for our crew members (Guide, Chef, Porters)
Do I need insect repellent?

Yes, you should bring your own insect repellent in particular for mosquitos.

Should I prepare for altitude sickness?

Yes, before arriving in Cusco you should get altitude medication (unless told otherwise by your GP). Ideally, you should arrive n Cusco at least 24-48 hours before starting any treks at altitude.

Should I bring any anti-diarrhea tablets?

Yes, if you are taking any altitude sickness medication, you should bring anti-diarrhea tables (unless told otherwise by your GP).

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Personal Information

Important Information

  • Bring your passport or ID card
  • Consider anti-diarrhea tablets as this is a common side effect of altitude sickness (consult with your doctor if necessary)
  • Take insect repellant to Machu Picchu

Checklist

Essentials

  • Passport
  • Small day pack (waterproof preferred)
  • Water storage (e.g. a 2-3L camelback)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can also be rented at checkout)
  • Headlamp
  • Rain protection (e.g. poncho, rain jacket, extra plastic bags especially in wet season

Clothing and footwear

  • 2-3 short sleeve and/or 1-2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking pants
  • 4 sets of trekking woolen socks
  • 1 fleece pullover
  • 1 warm, down jacke
  • 1 hat
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Leggings or thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect Spray/paste
  • Travel Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dry Shampoo
  • First Aid Kit, including:
    • Blister Pads
    • Medicine for Altitudes Sickness
    • Anti-Diarrhea
    • Aspirin / Ibuprofen
    • Paracetamol
    • Rehydration sachets

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu
From US$650
/ Adult
From US$650
/ Adolescent
From US$520
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 3399
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 2-12
  • 1
  • 70

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