Huchuy Qosqo by Horse 2D/1N

Type of Service
02 people as minimum and 07 people as maximum (customized service)
The whole year
Every day

Huchuy Qosqo Trek on Horseback 2D/1N

The Huchuy Qosqo 2 Day Tour offers you a once in a lifetime chance to journey on horseback from Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cusco city, to the archaeological center of Huchuy Qosqo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

This incredible trek will take you over the Andean savannah, through breathtaking valleys and along the crystal clear waters of Laguna Yanacocha. Afterwards camping under the stars of the milky way next to the royal Inca estate of Huchuy Qosqo!


Places to visit :

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley
  • Laguna Yanacocha
  • Huchuy Qosqo
  • Laguna Piuray
  • Chinchero
From $ 243 / per person
Duration 2 Days - 1 Night
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Day 1 of the Huchuy Qosqo Tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 9am.

After 20 minutes drive in your private transport, you will arrive at the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, located on the outskirts of the city. From here you will mount your horses and ride 3-hours over mountainous Andean grasslands to the shores of Laguna Yanacocha at 3,800 m / 12,543 ft. Here you will stop for lunch alongside grazing alpacas and amidst the backdrop of the beautiful lake.

The afternoon will bring with it a further 2-hour ride on horseback to the royal Inca estate of Huchuy Qosqo, meaning ‘little Cusco’ in Quechua. At 3,650 m/11,975 ft the site sits upon an agricutural plateau, surrounding by stepped terraces. Its imposing architecture includes a large open ceremonial center, the King’s palace, the temple of water. From here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River below.

Upon arrival you will set up camp, enjoy a hearty dinner, and sleep the night under the starlit Andean sky.


After breakfast, you will visit the royal Inca estate of Huchuy Qosqo, where your guide will take you on a journey through its rich history and give you a chance to explore the ruins.

After your tour of the archaeological site, you will continue along the trail on horseback, passing by the shores of Laguna Piuray. All the while admiring the breathtaking view of the surrounding Sacred Valley, and the snow-capped peaks of Chicón and Verónica in the distance.

After 4-hours of riding, you will reach the town of Chinchero at 3,762 m / 12,343 ft, where you private transport will be waiting to transfer you the 1-hour drive back to your hotel in Cusco.

Arrival time approx 5pm.


  • 6:00pm Briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before the trek
  • Private transport from hotel in Cusco to Sacsayhuaman
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Horses and saddles for riding
  • All camping equipment : 3 person tents (with enough space for belongings)
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
  • Muleteers & horses to carry tents, food, and cooking equipment – 7kg per person
  • Food : 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Vegetarian/vegan and special diets requested
  • Private transport from Chinchero to Cusco
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit

Not Included

  • Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 2
  • Sleeping Bag : Can rent from agency : $ 25 USD for entire trip
  • Trekking Poles : Can rent from agency : $ 20 USD for entire trip
  • Gratuities / Tips for the guide, porters and cook

Recommendations to bring

  • Good quality walking boots or shoes
  • Good quality sleeping bag for cold temperatures
  • Trekking poles – can be rented at agency
  • Sandals for down time (very important)
  • Baselayers of varying temperatures, especially for the night
  • Thermals, gloves, scarves, wooly hat
  • Good quality trekking socks to avoid blisters
  • Raincoat or long poncho (for rainy season)
  • Waterproof trousers (for rainy season)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts suitable for hiking
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the trail
  • Headlamp/Torch (very important)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • 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)
  • Small travel towel
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars

Price and Options



(Groups of 4 to 8 maximum)



(Minimum 2 people)

Additional Information

Important information:

  • Departure dates:We have groups for the Huchuy Qosqo trek every day of the year. But it is more advisable to make this trek between the months of April to December, since the months of January, February and March are the rainy season in Cusco.

What will you live in the Tour Huchuyqosqo on Horseback 2 Days

  • You will visit an ancient Inca palace that is located on the mountains of the sacred valley and you will appreciate an impressive view of the entire Vilcanota mountain range with its imposing snow-capped peaks.
  • We will take a horseback tour to one of the oldest archaeological sites from the Inca era.
  • 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 horseback tour is ideal for people who like to be in contact with nature.

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