1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Hike near Cusco
1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Hike near Cuscofrom $115 USD Request trip information
A full day hike in the remote mountains above the Sacred Valley provides good exercise, llamas and alpacas, a mountain village and Inca ruins! Private hike only.
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Day 1: Full day hike in the mountains to Huchuyqosqo ruins.
This is a full-day moderate hike for a wonderful adventure. At 7am leave Cusco for Chinchero, where you can see the beautiful sunlight on Mount Veronica and the Vilcabamba range. Begin the hike either near Chinchero or Ccorao, where you will slowly ascend to a high Puna with herds of Alpacas and Llamas. After crossing the Apacheta pass (4,200m), start down overlooking the snowcapped mountains of the Sacred Valley and descending to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. These ruins are three story high Inca structures made of stone and adobe (mud-brick). The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the mountain top, with clear blue skies above and many streams running on either side. After relaxing in the shade of the Quenua trees (Andean Oak) while feasting on the prepared lunch, continue on the hike. You will trek across the open terrain and begin the zigzag trail down the face of the mountain, until reaching the trailhead in Lamay Village. Your vehicle will take you back to Cusco in the early evening. In this particular area, you seldom see other tourists; only Andean people working their fields, and their children playing outside their adobe houses. For a wonderful cultural experience as well as a pleasant hike, this is a good hike. It is also a great warm-up for the Inca Trail or other treks in the area!
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Pricing1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Hike near Cusco
Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2020
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