Huchuy Qosqo Trail Packing List
Huchuy Qosqo Trail is the shortest hike in Cusco – Machu Picchu – Peru and the most suitable for those with limited time, but still like to do some trekking before exploring Machu Picchu. Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological site located north of the city of Cusco; its name in Quechua means “Little Cusco”. It is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level. Huchuy Qosqo Trek enters the remote areas of Cusco and is one of the new opened trekking route located north of the Cusco City.
The hike adorns several beautiful peaks such as Sawasiray, Pitusiray, La Veronica and Chicon; This is also a pilgrimage Trail and it is believed that the father of the Inca Pachacutec (Inca wiracocha) built his palace here, a temple that used to be as close as possible to mother nature. This Huchuy Qosqo trek is one of the favorite short trekking destinations in the Cusco – Machu Picchu – Peru for its wide range of panoramic views along the trail. It is the lifelong dream of passionate hikers, as the quest offers the opportunity to witness a beautiful mountain range from the end. The ordeal of the fascinating place is composed of ascents and descents through lush lowlands, alpine forests, rivers, picturesque communities, temples and Inca palaces.
The trekking route is loaded with panoramic views of the majestic mountain range that add luster to the splendid beauty of the region. Huchuy Qosqo Trail takes you to explore the treasure of the Andes in a short time, it is perfect for people who do not want to spend a lot of time in the mountains, but still want to feel the charm of the Andes.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Original Passport.
- International Student Cart (if book as a student).
- Travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one here)
- Walking boots & Walking stick.
- Good backpack or daypack.
- Waterproof jacket & Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Recyclable water container or camel bag.
- T-shirts & Comfortable trousers.
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Sun protection cream
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
- Torch or head lamp.
- Personal medication.
- Extra money.