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Huchuy Qosqo & Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Inca Viewpoint on the Path of Huchuy Qosqo

Huchuyqosqo & Lares Trek to Machupicchu Ruins

Thanks to our passion for walks and for the well-being of the people, we are able to offer you various options that other agencies in Cusco cannot. Our goal is to find tranquility and places without many people in order to make you enjoy your journey in the nature

Briefing

Our guide will give you all the information about the journey the previous day of your adventure with us. This will be ample infomations about huchyqosqo &  lares trek to machupicchu.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco-Huchuyqosqo Trek

Hotel / Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

You will have breakfast in your hotel before we pick you up with our touristic bus and leave to the community of Patabamba. The journey will start from there to the archaeological site of Hushuy Qosqo (3550m) for a 3 hours walk first until Pucaccasa (4100m), a little archaeological site where we will stop for lunch and rest for a while. We will then keep walking downhill on a nice track for 2 hours and have a wonderful view

over the Urubamba Valley before reaching Huchuy Qosqo where we will camp.

Day 2 Huchuy Qosqo –Lamay – Lare valley

Tent /Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner

After having a delicious breakfast, you will be able to explore the site of Huchuy Qosqo and take a lot of pictures. We will then walk for about 3 hours to the Lamay Valley and have lunch over there. The bus will then take us to Lares and arrive 2 hours later exactly where are located the hot springs or medicinal baths. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the natural water and have dinner and will stay there overnight at the campsite (3250m).

Day 3 Lares – Ipsaycocha Laguna

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

We will have an early breakfast and get loads of energy for the long day awaiting for us, a 12km walk before reaching the next campsite.

First, we will take the local bus to Huacahuasi where we will start walking for about 4 hours until Ipsayccasa. Lunch will be taken half-way before arriving at the highest mountain of the walk (4400m). We will then walk downhill for about 1h30 and arrive at the campsite, which is close to the last ayllus. You will love this walk for all the animals you will see all along the way like Llamas and Alpacas but also for the Incan constructions.

Day 4      Ipsayccasa lake-Ollantaytambo town-Aguas Calientes

Tent / Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

We will take breakfast together before leaving to Patacancha which is a quite easy 3 hours walk going downhill. We will then take a local bus for an hour to go visit the archaeological site of Pumamarca, located in the Pallata Valley. After the visit, we will go down to Ollantaytambo to get lunch and take the train to Aguas Calientes for 1h30. We will stay overnight in a touristic hotel and later on have dinner in one of the most beautiful restaurant of the town

Day 5    Aguas Calintes-Machupichu,Aguas Calientes-Cusco

Hotel /Breakfast

That day will be the most important one for us as we will visit the wonder of the world.

The guide will come get you after breakfast and you will take a bus for about 30 minutes before reaching the ruins of the Incas. The tour inside Machupichu will last 2 hours maximum and will cover the most important places of the site, but you will have free time afterwards to explore on your own. We will go down later on until Aguas Calientes to get the train back to Ollantaytambo, and then take our bus back to Cusco and to your hotel.

Inclusions

Included on the  Huchuy Qosqo & lares trek to machupicchu

  • Tourist guide fluent in English, spanish and quechua
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons
  • Mattresses
  • Bathroom tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning room tent
  • Tables and chairs
  • Cooks
  • Muleteers
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person
  • Emergency horse
  • breakfasts/  lunches/  dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Oxygen tank
  • Round  train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu-machupichu to ollantaytambo
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town-cusco

Not Included on The huchuy Qusco & lares trek Trek to machupicchu

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent some directly at the agency)
  • First day breakfast
  • Lunch for the 5th day
  • Tips for the crew, cook and muleteers

What To Bring for this Huchuy Qosqo trek to machupicchu

  • Original passport (it is better to bring to show at the check point)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers
  • gloves
  • thermal clothings

Departures & Price

Departure dates 2018

Every Day.

price: $ 560 USD Per person

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.

students: discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

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Packing list

Important

  • origianl passport
  • valid student card (if booked as a student with machula expeditions)
  • immigration card  ( as you enter peru)
  • comfortable daypack ( hiking daypack)
  • camelbaks ( or water bottle)
  • comfortable hiking boots

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • sunhat
  • rain poncho
  • fleece
  • music iphone
  • handsanitizer
  • camara
  • sunscreen
  • wet wipes
  • bug spray
  • personal medications
  • toilet paper ( plastic bag for waste
  • for your Duffel
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets s-shirt
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • sets of undergarments
  • water proof jacket
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • headlamp  essencial
  • quickday towel
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least
  • toothbrush and paste

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