Huchuy Qosqo To Machu Picchu (3 Days/ 2 Nights)

huchuy qosqo to machu picchu 3 days 2 nights
Level Duration Location Season
NIVEL DURACION LOCACION TEMPORADA
Moderate to demanding. Need good shape 3 Days/2 Nights Tambomachay – Pumamarca – Tauca – Chincheros – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu – Cusco. From March to December

Itinerary

Day 1

Tambomachay to Pumamarca

At 06:00 am Early pick up from your hotels, private vehicle for 25 minutes to Tambomachay located at 3700 masl. (for our mid day we have a 8 Km of moderate walk with a gradual climbing of 450 meters ; 4-5 Hrs till the lunch place) we start our hike walking at the ancient Inca Trail used by Inca people to connect with the Sacred Valley, Pisac and probably to Machupicchu at the XV century. From this point you can observe panoramic views of Cusco traditional neiborhoods as Santa Ana, Santiago, Puquin etc, and the Valley of Qorao, at this high Andean level we observe llamas and alpacas eating the andean grass named Ichu, small cactus and some bromelias bushes locally known as Puyas. At the left side on the path we can see ancient Incas terraces used by farmers in order to gain more potatoes farmings areas, A gentle walking down to the trail as it curves sharply up-hill to reach a pass of near 4180 meters. Then we descend along the trail, you will see a beautifully green valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4300 meters) and into high open country. Just reaching the top we can see the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua) where we descend for 20 minutes to find our lunch spot , free time to rest.
After lunch and time to rest , we will continue another 300 meter to climb in 3 Hrs walk in a normal pace to reach the highest point 4380 m.a.s.l. , from this top it is easy to see Chincheros and the lake of Piuray and some snow sacred mountains as Salcantay, Veronica, (2 passes) then a 1.5 Hrs downhill walk to Pucamamarca our camping place. Here, we will set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky. This community is located at 3,980 masl nearby there few houses that belong to the farmers. (8- 9 horas 16 kilometers of moderate walk).
Meals:LD