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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days
Maximun Altitude
4600 Meters
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days
Physical Level
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days
Recommended Season
May to December

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Price from: $ 383.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Take a 3-day journey through the Huchuy Qosqo region of Peru and explore ancient Incan ruins, breathtaking mountain passes, and rare wildlife! Join us and explore the incredible Inca remains!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Tres-Cruces Pass | Leo Punku Inca Trail | Huchuy Qosqo Ruins | Lamay | Ollantaytambo | Short Inca Trail | Inti Punku | Machu Picchu Ruins

Epic Huchuy Qosqo Hike 3 Days + Short Inca Trail

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days to Conquer the Tres Cruces Pass, descend the Inca Trail of Leon Punku towards the Ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, and then head towards the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in a combination of spectacular Inca trails. Dare to walk through the Andes, the jungle of Cusco, and the Machu Picchu area in its surroundings before conquering Machu Picchu via Huchuy Qosqo.

If you seek an extraordinary trekking experience and a visit to one of the world’s wonders, the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Hike and the Short Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu are perfect. This trekking expedition takes you on a thrilling journey through the breathtaking Andean mountains, showcasing ancient Incan ruins and rich cultural heritage.

Are you seeking an adventure combining stunning natural beauty with cultural immersion? Consider embarking on a 3-day hike to Machu Picchu via the Huchuy Qosqo trail in Peru.


Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW 

This hike takes you through the stunning Andean mountains, passing through remote villages and ancient Incan ruins before arriving at the iconic Machu Picchu. The Huchuy Qosqo trail is less crowded than the traditional Inca Trail, offering a more intimate and authentic experience of the Andean culture and landscape.

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  • Day 1: Cusco-Huchuy Qosqo Trek-Ollantaytambo
  • Day 2: Short Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes
  • Day 3: Machu Picchu-Cusco

Huchuy Qosqo Hike 3 Days HIGHLIGHT

  • Visit breathtaking sites on a 3-day long-distance trekking adventure. Explore incredible local villages captured by nature and with fascinating historic ruins.
  • Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu in Peru with this 3-day itinerary! Amazing views of the Vilcanota range await you.
  • Conquer the 3-day Huchuy Qosqo Trek and revel in all the unique sights this remote area of Peru offers! Discover picturesque archaeological sites, towering snow-capped peaks, and more as you embark on this unforgettable journey.


Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days ITINERARY 

The gorgeous adventure through the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, a 3-day trail, leads us to discover the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, the “royal palace of the eighth Inca ruler of the entire Inca empire,” and visit the world wonder of Machu Picchu through the Short Inca Trail via Inti Punku.



The land trip from Cusco to TRES Cruzes: Hike to Huchuy Qosqo; Overnight in Ollantaytambo

Walk the spectacular Inca Trail of Huchuy Qosqo, exploring the ruins of Puca Marca, Leon Punku, and the same ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, with an impressive panoramic view of the Lamay Valley and the Andes of the Sacred Valley.

Conquer the Huchuy Qosqo Pass on a 30-minute hike for a breathtaking view of the Qoricocha Lagoon and the remote Andean highlands. From the Huchuy Qosqo “Three Crosses” Pass, we descend along the Inca trail to surround the mountain and enter the León Punku canyon. From León Punku, the Inca trail is almost 100 percent preserved; there are several viewpoints to have incredible views of scenic landscapes. In the afternoon, we go to Ollantaytambo via the Sacred Valley of Urubamba to arrive at our hotel in Ollantaytambo.

Summary information

  • Land travel time from Cusco to the start of the trek: At 08:00
  • Walking distance: 13 KM (8:08 miles).
  • Hiking time: 3 hours and 40 minutes
  • Highest elevation: 4426 m/ 14,520 ft.
  • Lower elevation: 2,851 m (9,353 ft).
  • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging to Moderate
  • Meals: box lunch.

Box Lunch

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

13km (8 miles)

Hiking Time

3-4 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Tres Cruces Pass: 4,323m (14,183 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Parking Lot: 3,320m (10,829 ft)

Highest Altitude




Train ride to the start of the Short Inca Trail; hike to Machu Picchu along the Sacred Inca Trail

Early in the morning, we board the train that takes us to the start of the Short Inca Trail. The train ride takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. We must inform the train crew that we get off at kilometer 104 of the railway to walk the Inca Trail.

Clients present our original passports with entrance tickets to the Inca Trail network at the surveillance control so that they give us the authorization to enter and start the trek.

We have 05 hours of walking through the mountains of Machu Picchu to reach Intipunku and have one of the best views of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu in all its splendor. We visit some Inca sites like Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Inti Punku. Carrying at least 2 liters of water is essential because the Inca Trail trek area is humid and sunny and makes you thirsty (no shops are in the entire trek circuit). In the afternoon, we will board the bus to Aguas Calientes.


  • Train Route: OLLANTAYTAMBO to KM 104: Outbound Journey
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Travel route: OLLANTAYTAMBO to KM 104 (1 hour and 20 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: The Voyager 41
  • Departure: 06:40
  • At Station: 06:10; otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • KM 104 Arrival: 07:50


  • Explore three Inca sites: Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Inti Punku
  • Hiking distance: 11 km (6.14 miles).
  • Trail elevation: KM 104, 2,000 meters (6,550 feet).
  • Minimum altitude: 2.250 meters (7,240 feet)
  • Maximum size: 2,720 meters (8,920 feet) (the Sun Gate)
  • Physical grading: Moderate to Challenging
  • Trekking hours: 05-hour
  • Difficulty: Moderate-easy.
  • Meals: Box lunch.
  • 01 bus ticket: Mapi to Aguas Calientes


Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

11km (6.1 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)



Tour to Machu Picchu for 2 hours; return to Cusco via OLLANTAYTAMBO by train

Visits to Machu Picchu are now designated hourly to enter the Inca citadel. We buy the entrance tickets at 09:00, but if the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days walkers need to enter Machu Picchu at another time, write to us indicating the time of your visit to MAPI when booking the tour.

We will board the bus service to get to MACHU PICCHU. We have two hours of guided tour inside the Inca citadel, visiting spectacular sites built by the Incas. We board the train service to ascend to the Anta Plains and arrive at the POROY train station at night. In Poroy, our private service awaits us to transport us to Cusco and leave the group of visitors in their respective hotels. The adventure concludes through the Andes of Huchuy Qosqo and the jungle of Machupicchu with its Inca Trails.

Lost City of the Incas Summary

  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • A two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the Ollantaytambo train station.

Train service information: Inbound journey

  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO-OLLANTAYTAMBO (3 hours and 40 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: The Voyager 44
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:00; otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 17:550

When you get to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


INCLUSION for Huchuy Qosqo Hike 3 Days

  • Trek briefing 01 or 02 days (at 6:00 pm) before starting the trek in the reception area of ​​your hotel
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the beginning of the trail (TRES CRUCES)
  • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Qosqo plus permits for the Inca Trail with Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Food during the excursion: 02 box lunches.
  • Trains by Inca Rail:
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO, KM 104: The Voyager 41, departure at 06:40
    • MACHU PICCHU-POROY: The Voyager 44 leaves at 14:30
  • 03 Bus tickets in Machu Picchu
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Private transfer service from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco
  • Local taxes

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days, NO INCLUSION

  • Hotels, hostels, Airbnb, and lodges in CUSCO, OLLANTAYTAMBO, and AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Food that is not described in the itinerary.
  • Hotel with a private room (Aguas Calientes or Ollantaytambo)
  • Tips for the entire crew (tour guide, drivers, etc.): everything is well received with all love for the services of Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days 02 nights.

Travel Guide

Travel Facts of Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

An incredible adventure awaits: reach peak heights on the 3-day Huchuy Qosqo Trek and feast your eyes on ancient ruins, deep blue lagoons, and pristine mountain landscapes. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store for you!

It has one of the best treks on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and best of all, the Huchuy Qosqo trail is not congested, and we have it almost to ourselves. To walk the paths of Huchuy Qosqo is to visit the temple and residence of the eighth Inca ruler of the Inca Empire. We welcome lovers of outdoor treks for the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days to Machu Picchu in a complete tour package.

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is a popular hiking trail in Peru that takes visitors to the ancient Incan ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.

The trek is usually completed over two days and one night, covering a distance of approximately 16 km (10 miles).

The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, with some steep ascents and descents.

The ruins of Huchuy Qosqo are located at an altitude of approximately 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level.

Spending a few days in Cusco is recommended to acclimatize to the high altitude before taking the trek.

It’s recommended to bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm layers, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle.

Most tours include meals, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks and water.

The best time to trek is during the dry season, from May to September, when there is less chance of rain and the skies are more apparent.

While it is possible to do the trek independently, hiring a licensed guide for safety is recommended, as is learning more about the area’s history and culture.

The trek involves overnight camping, with campsites along the trail.

There is a small entrance fee to visit the Huchuy Qosqo ruins.

Huchuy Qosqo was an essential Incan administrative and religious center believed to have been built in the 15th century.

Yes, some tours offer combined packages, including visits to other attractions in the Sacred Valley, such as Machu Picchu or the Maras Salt Mines.

The trek may not be suitable for young children or anyone with mobility issues, as it involves steep terrain and high altitude.

The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, with opportunities to see wildlife such as llamas and alpacas.

What’s it like?

  • Discover the wonders of Peru on a 3-day trek from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu with magnificent views, fascinating culture, and sensational history—all in one hike!
  • Go where you feel alive (explore the Andes). Explore the 3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek in all its awe.
  • Join us on the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek! Discover ancient Inca ruins while immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery. You don’t want to miss it!
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • Uncover the ancient Inca remains in the Peruvian Andes with this 3-day Huchuy Qosqo trek! Explore and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoying fantastic views of surrounding regions.
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Pricing Breakdown

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days COST

Season 2024
We carry out the Huchuy Qosqo Trek for three days.

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 885.00 USD
2 $ 636.00 USD
3 $ 548.00 USD
4 $ 491.00 USD
5 $ 462.00 USD
6 $ 438.00 USD
7 $ 421.00 USD
8 $ 408.00 USD
9 $ 416.00 USD
10 $ 406.00 USD
11 $ 403.00 USD
12 $ 405.00 USD
13 $ 399.00 USD
14 $ 393.00 USD
15 $ 388.00 USD
16 $ 383.00 USD

Experience the beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley on a fascinating 3-day hiking journey around ancient ruins and vibrant local villages in the magnificent area of Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu.

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Get ready to discover one of the most beautiful hikes in the Andean region. This three-day trekking adventure around Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu will take your breath away!


PERU TRAINS By PeruRail (Train upgrades)

Upgrade your rail journey with our three Vistadome train options on Peru Rail, each with its own added price: per person

  • $80. $95. $105.

+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU-POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days: EXTRA TICKETS

Take a journey through history and explore the medleys of nature with this three-day trek to the heart of the Incan civilization! Walk through ancient ruins and take in great historical sites on your adventure in Peru.

+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


Machu Picchu Fee

College students: $20 off

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Huchuy Qosqo Hiking Trail 3 days



Huchuy Qosqo Hike 3 Days: Take a hike through ancient Incan ruins and explore breathtaking terrain with the Machu Picchu Huchuy Qosqo 3-Day Trekking Itinerary. Enjoy stunning landscapes on this unforgettable journey!

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Enjoy the best of Huchuy Qosqo on this 3-day trek to Machu Picchu! With unique Incan sites and breathtaking landscapes, this guided hike takes you through fantastic scenery and cultural highlights.

Ani T
Ani T
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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