Tambomachay & Huchuy Qosqo 2Days / 1 Night4.5

PRESENTATION OF THE TRIP

This two-day hike will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscapes composed of geological formations, lagoons, mountains and if we are lucky you will appreciate the flight of the condors. You will arrive to Huchuy Qosqo known as "Little Cusco" where you will spend the night in the house of a local family, enjoying the night peace of the Andes. The next morning, you will start the journey to the sacred valley and finally you will return to Cusco.

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Itinerary Detail

  • Day : 1     CUSCO - TAMBOMACHAY (3800 m) - QORICOCHA (4300 m) - HUCHUY QOSQO (3600 m).

    This day we will pick you up at your hotel to head towards Tambomachay, where our trek will begin in ascent untill the Sicllajasa pass from where you will appreciate the city of Cusco. Continue to the Ccauca Valley, typical landscape of the mountains of Cusco surrounded by ichu, alpacas, llamas and birds.

    After a short rest you will continue the ascent to the Challuchallu pass, where you will see the Piuray and Qoriqocha lagoons surrounded by beautiful landscapes, continue the ascent to the highest point of the trip, the Rumicruz pass where you will enjoy lunch in the middle of the nature.

    After a nice rest we will start the descent towards Huchuy Qosqo where we will have dinner and spend the night in the house of a local family.

    • Maximum Height: 4,220 masl (13845 feet)
    • Walking time: 4 hours

  • Day : 2     HUCHUY QOSQO - LAMAY - CUSCO.

    This day, the adventure begins with a sunrise in the middle of the mountains, with fresh air, songs of birds and beautiful views of the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas. After breakfast, you will start the walk in the archaeological park of Huchuy Qosqo known as "little Cusco", a beautiful Inca city built on the heights of the sacred valley, you will enjoy the history of this place and from where you will enjoy lunch in the middle of the nature.

    Continue the hike for 2 hours to the most important river, such as the Vilcanota River or Urubamba River to the town of Lamay where our private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

    • Maximum Height: 3,600 masl (11811 feet)
    • Walking time: 5 hours

INCLUDED:

  • Bilingual guide.
  • Private vehicle Cusco-Tambomachay / Lamay - Cusco..
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
  • Llamas for transport.
  • First aid kit.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Original passport.
  • A small backpack for the trek.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Toiletries.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs).
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
  • Sun block.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Snacks.
  • Small towel.
  • Cash in soles.
  • Walking sticks or poles (Rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites).

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  • Location : Cusco

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