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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

3 Days

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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
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/ Adolescent
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/ Child (20% Off)
  • 3399
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 2-12
  • 1
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