Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.46 miles
Starting point of the hike 3750m/12,300ft
Maximum Altitude: 4050 meters / 13,315 feet
Meals: Lunch, (Snack)
Hiking Hours: 6 to 7 Hours
This day hike is Ideal for: Couples,friends,families,students
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 a.m.You will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca located at 3750m/12,300ft the beginning of your trek will be on level terrain, and the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards your pass at 4050m/13,315ft the landscape begins to change dramatically to that classic of high Andean savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations Huchuy Qosqo surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo
Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a Noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terracing and commanding superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards we’ll go down hill to Lamay at We will spend an hour exploring HuchuyQosqo before we continue our hike, walking 2 and a half hours downhill to Lamay in the Sacred Valley. Once we reach Lamay, a car will transport us back to Cusco
US$50 per person
We require a minimum group size of just 2 people. During the last few years we has always managed to meet the minimum group size for ALL of our departure dates and have never had to cancel any group departures due to group size.
If in the unlikely event that we do not reach the minimum required number of persons we reserve the right to change your departure date
What is included:
Pick up from your hotel
Guide in English and spanish
Transportation to the start of the trail
First aid including an emergency oxygen bottle
Tip, for your chef, guide and driver
Entrance fee to access to Inca Site ( price for the entrance is 25 soles)
What you need to take
Long sleeved shirts
Polar or thermal clothing
sweater and Warm jacket
Waterproof pants and jacket
Hat or cap for the sun
Optional items to take:
Where is Huchuy Qosso n is Located?
It is located 1 hours by car from Cusco.in Lamay’s distric
When does the tour start and finish?
Since the location is 1 hours away we will have an early start at 7.00 a.m. The tour finishes at 5:00 p.m.
Is lunch included?
Yes, you will receive a boxed lunch. or lunch
Is there a toilet on the bus?
No, however we can stop for toilet breaks.
What is the maximum altitude?
The maximum altitude we will reach is 4050 meters / 13,315 feet
What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?
We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.