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Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour

Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour
Maximun Altitude
4,256m (13,963 ft.)
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour
Physical Level
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour
Recommended Season
April to December

Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Tour

Price from: $ 69.00 USD (See: Price list)

Impressive Huchuy Qosqo Day Trip towards the sacred valley exploring the stunning ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, the royal palace of the eighth Inca ruler “Viracocha.”

Tour Plan: Cusco | Cori-Cocha | Tres-Cruces Pass | Pucamarca | Leo Punku Inca Trail | Huchuy Qosqo Ruins | Lamay

Too Good to be True, Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day

Inspiring Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day exploring the Andes of the Sacred Valley towards the northwest of Cusco, take the best panoramic views of the Inca Trail of Huchuy Qosqo with the Sacred Valley plus the remarkable ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.

There are several trails for the Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike, which we address best: the original Inca Trail of Huchuy Qosqo that goes from the Qoricocha lagoon to the ruins of Pucamarca, Leon-Punku, until reaching the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.

We have the best team of workers for the Huchuy Qosqo Tour; each official tour guide has at least two years of experience leading organized tour groups. Enjoy one of the best vacations on the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 1-day, a great hiking trail to acclimate to the Andes‘ elevations.

Trek 1 Day: Huchuy Qosqo, Peru Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the stunning Andes Mountains with a one-day trek to Huchuy Qosqo. This adventure will take you through breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins.


Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Overview

Experience the beauty and history of Peru with our Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike. Along the way, you’ll see breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and encounter local communities that have preserved their traditional way of life for centuries. The hike’s highlight is the visit to Huchuy Qosqo ruins, a lesser-known Incan archaeological site that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Is the Huchuy Qosqo Tour right for me?

  • Pick-up Locations: Any hotel in Cusco or directly from the Cusco airport.
    Door-to-door pickup and return: We pick you up and leave you directly at the reception of your hotel; our support staff performs the transfer service.
  • Pick-up Schedule:  To fully enjoy the Huchuy Qosqo walk, we start the activities at 07:00
  • Transfer to the beginning of the trail, up to the vicinity of the Three Crosses (TRES CRUCES) of the Qoricocha Lagoon.
  • Brief Description of Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike
    • Walking distance: 13 km/8 miles.
    • Duration of the walk: Approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes “25 minutes uphill and the rest of the walk mostly downhill moderately enjoyable.”
    • The highest point of the Huchuy Qosqo trek is Tres-Cruces Pass, 4426 meters (14,520 feet).
    • Meals: Box Lunch
    • A magnificent guided tour around the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, “Royal Palace of the Eighth Inca Ruler of the Inca Empire,”
    • Time of return to Cusco after the outdoor hiking activities through the Huchuy Qosqo Andes: Approximately 15:30–16:30

Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike Highlights

  1. The Huchuy Qosqo Peru hiking route is ideal for acclimatization as it is a light walk for the whole family and vacationers seeking tranquility around the Andes.
  2. Come to explore the spectacular mountains and incredible ancient sites on an expedition through the Huchuy Qosqo trek in Peru. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!


Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day Itinerary

Experience one of the best short hikes along Peru’s original Inca trail, the Huchuy Qosqo hiking circuit. Huchuy Qosqo offers a fantastic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the glaciers of Sawasiray and Pitisiray, and a beautiful view of the Andes Mountains.


Cusco: Hike to Tres Cruces to Huchuy Qosqo

The activities of the Huchuy Qosqo walking circuit begin at 07:00 in the morning with the pick-up service at the respective hotels of the walkers. We head northwest of Cusco, traveling for about 1 hour until the start of the trek, “Laguna Qoricocha.”

We have about 20 minutes to climb until we reach the Tres Cruces pass; from the top, the original Inca Trail begins to Huchuy Qosqo ruins. Just a 30-minute walk from the Pass, explore the ruins of Pucamarca, Leon Punku, and the Inca Trail built into the canyon of the main trail.

The ruins of Huchuy Qosqo present a royal Inca Trail with direct access to the central esplanade. The guided tour takes about 40 minutes to visit the three-story house; there are also several Inca lodging houses, fountains, and an impressive series of agricultural terraces in the entire Huchuy Qosqo complex.

The panoramic view from the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo is impressive, as we can take beautiful pictures of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, the Chincon Glaciers, the town of Calca, and the Andes Mountains of Peru.

Journey to Huchuy Qosqo

Your journey begins in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. From there, you’ll head towards the Sacred Valley, a breathtaking region known for its lush landscapes and picturesque views. After a scenic drive, you’ll reach the trailhead, where your hike to Huchuy Qosqo commences.

Embarking on the Adventure

The day begins early as adventurers assemble to start the Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike. The trail meanders through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks, vibrant flora, and grazing llamas. An experienced guide leads the way, narrating intriguing stories of the region and its ancient past.

Witnessing the breath-taking Scenery

As hikers ascend higher, the panoramic views of the Sacred Valley unfold before their eyes. The beauty of the Andes, with its rugged terrain and emerald-green valleys, leaves visitors awe-inspired and humbled by nature’s grandeur.

Exploring Huchuy Qosqo: An Ancient Incan Village

Arriving at Huchuy Qosqo is like stepping into a living history book. The well-preserved ruins of stone structures, agricultural terraces, and ritual sites beckon travelers to explore the mysteries of the past. By marveling at the architectural brilliance, visitors gain insight into the daily lives of the Incas.

Unveiling the Architectural Wonders

The stonework at Huchuy Qosqo displays the ingenuity of Incan architecture. Precision-cut stones fit seamlessly together without using mortar, withstanding the test of time and numerous earthquakes. Unraveling the techniques behind this construction marvel remains a captivating aspect of the visit.

Connecting with Nature on the Hike

Apart from its historical importance, the Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike offers a chance to connect with nature in its purest form. The Andean landscapes are home to diverse flora and fauna, making the journey historically significant and a naturalist’s delight.

The Cultural and Historical Significance

In conclusion, the Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike is a transformative journey that blends adventure, history, and culture. Standing atop the ruins, one can’t help but be amazed by the Incas’ ingenuity and the Andean landscape’s sheer beauty.

Inca ruins to explore in the Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike

  • Tres Cruces Pass: Excellent views of the Qoricocha lagoon and the Andes
  • Pucamarca Ruins: Inca checkpoint towards the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo
  • The main entrance gate of Leon Punku: Beautiful Inca gate infrastructure built on the Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail Huchuy Qosqo Canyon: Incredible designs of the Inca Trail of Huchuy Qosqo with a zigzagging system next to the Divortium stream
  • Inca ruins of Huchuy Qosqo: A resting place and, at the same time, a temple ordered to be built by the eighth Inca ruler of the Inca empire (Viracocha)
An informative note on the Huchuy Qosqo Tour

The adventurous walk of Huchuy Qosqo in Peru can start from the Sacred Valley of the Incas, any population within them, and Cusco safely. For explorers who need to extend other visits of interest! We can add any tour in the surroundings, such as going to Machu Picchu, etc.


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

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


Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day INCLUSION

  • Spectacular outdoor activities along the trails of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Excellent English-speaking local tour guide.
  • Private tourist transport and driver.
  • Entrance ticket to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Meals: Box lunch.
  • A first-aid kit plus a portable oxygen cylinder, just in case
  • Local taxes.

Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike Not Included:

  • Cusco Hotel or Airbnb
  • Breakfast or dinner.
  • Tips for the support staff: “tour guide and driver of the vehicle.”

What to bring to our Huchuy Qosqo hike:

  • A small, comforting hiking backpack to carry your things for the short walk to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins
  • Walking shoes with ankle support to enjoy your walks to the fullest
  • Sunscreen with a minimum UV factor of 55: In the Andes of Huchuy Qosqo Hike, you feel more solar radiation, so an excellent sunscreen is essential.
  • Bottled water: 3 bottles of 700 milliliters or 3 liters at least, depending on how much you drink in a day of walking. A bright sun is on the Huchuy Qosqo hiking circuit between April and November.
  • A personal first aid kit with essential items for walking according to your health
  • Extra money in Peruvian currency for personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, etc.

Travel Guide

Faqs about Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full-Day

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?

  1. Enjoy one of the best hiking trails of the Huchuy Qosqo Day Trip with spectacular views of the Sacred Valley.
  2. Take your next adventure to new heights! Trek through mysterious Incan ruins, spot incredible wildlife, and enjoy stunning views on the Huchuy Qosqo trek in Peru. Start your expedition today!
  3. The Huchuy Qosqo Tour circuit has trails off the beaten path for a unique Andean hiking experience.
  4. The incredible architecture of the Huchuy Qosqo ruins surprises every explorer regarding its temples, houses, fountains, patios, terrace system, and different Inca trails that link Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Chinchero, Cupper Alto, etc.


Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 237.00 USD
2 $ 147.00 USD
3 $ 117.00 USD
4 $ 99.00 USD
5 $ 92.00 USD
6 $ 84.00 USD
7 $ 78.00 USD
8 $ 74.00 USD
9 $ 69.00 USD

Take your adventure to new heights with the Huchuy Qosqo Trek! Explore remote Andean hiking trails, stunning lagoons, and the iconic Inca ruins.



Huchuy Qosqo Tour: Join us to explore Peru’s iconic Huchuy Qosqo site! Discover hidden Andean villages and closely examine their magnificent Inca ruins.

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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!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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