Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day

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02 people as minimum and 07 people as maximum (customized service)
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Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Full Day

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure in the hills of the Sacred Valley.

The trail winds through mountainous grasslands, passing by herds of grazing llamas and alpacas, and along an ancient Inca Trail that sidesteps small Andean communities. The royal Inca estate of Huchuy Qosqo, meaning ‘little Cusco’ in Quechua, treats us to the sophisticated stonework of the Incas and a spectacular panoramic view of the Sacred Valley from above.

Book now for a one day trek through the Sacred Valley packed full of history, adventure and a whole lot more!

Places to visit :

  • Sacred Valley
  • Tauca
  • Piuray Lagoon
  • Pucajasa Pass
  • Huchuy Qosqo
  • Lamay
From $135 / per person
Duration 1 Day - 0 Night
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The Huchuy Qosqo Full Day Trek begins with pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 6am.

After driving for 1-hour in your private transport through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and along the banks of the Piuray lagoon, you will arrive at the start of the hike in the small Quechua community of Tauca at 3,762 m / 12,343 ft.

The first section of the trail winds up a dirt track for 3-hours until it reaches the Pucajasa Mountain Pass at 4,393 m / 14,413 ft. From the summit, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Urubamba valley and the majestic snow-capped peak of Apu Veronica.

After traversing the 200 meter long pass, we will descend down onto a restored Inca Trail to the small Andean community of Pukamarca at 4,010m / 13,153 ft. Along the way the surrounding egology begins to change, as you leave behind the treeless highlands of the glacial mountains and journey down into lush green wooded valleys.

Once you have followed the trail for a further 3-hours, you’ll arrive at the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo at 3,688 m / 12,099 ft. The Inca ruins are situated on an agricutural plateau, surrounding by stepped terraces. Its imposing architecture includes a large open ceremonial center, the King’s palace, and the temple of water. From here you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River below. Your guide will take you on a journey through its rich history, whilst gifting you the chance to explore the ruins and eat the lunch box we have prepared for you.

Finally you’ll descend down the zig-zag trail to the town of Lamay at 2,938 m / 9,639 ft, where you’ll be met by your driver and private car, who will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Food included : Lunch
  • Estimated walking time : 8 hours
  • Total distance : 16 km / 10 miles
  • Difficulty : Challenging
  • Highest point : 4,393 m / 14,413 ft


  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private transport from hotel in Cusco to Tauca
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Food : one box lunch per passenger
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Private transport from Lamay to Cusco

Not Included

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Trekking Poles : Can rent from agency : $ 20 USD for entire trip
  • Gratuities / Tips for the guide and driver

Recommendations to bring

  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Trekking poles (can be rented at the agency)
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid throughout the tour
  • Raincoat or long poncho (for rainy season)
  • Waterproof trousers (for rainy season)
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts suitable for hiking
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicine/personal effects (eg. contact lense liquid)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Portable battery charger
  • Toilet paper (not usually found on trail)
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars

Price and Options


(Groups of 4 to 8 maximum)



(Minimum 2 people)


Additional Information

Que Vivirás en el Tour Huchuyqosqo 1 Dia

  • Combine natural and cultural attractions in a tour of only 1 day.
  • The walk will surprise us with beautiful Andean landscapes, high Andean lagoons, South American wrens, picturesque canyons and Inca archaeological remains.
  • You will take beautiful memories of the landscapes and mountains of the Cusco Andes.
  • We will have wonderful days as you will visit native Andean villages.
  • The tour is ideal for people who like to be in contact with nature.

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