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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
13km (8 miles)
Tres Cruces Pass: 4,323m (14,183 ft)
Parking Lot: 3,320m (10,829 ft)
Tres Cruces Pass: 4,323m (14,183 ft)
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.
|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.