Huchuyqosqo Trek To Machupicchu 3D/2N

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Patabamba - Pumamarka - Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
$ 580 Price pp
3 Days Duration
Camping Accommodation
Max: 8p Max Guests:
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Huchuyqosqo Trek To Machupicchu 3D/2N

Camping Accommodation
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Year Around Season
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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 day is a nice and not challenging option for you. It has amazing landscapes, great canyons and authentic villages which are rarely visited by tourists. This short trek offers you amazing snowcapped mountains, original paved Inca trail, amazing inca sites, and wonderful landscapes, taking you off the beaten track. This trek is a perfect option for those who have a short time frame or those who are beginners.

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Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike to Huchuy qosqo without crowds.
  • Explore Huchuy qosqo rarely visited tourist atraction in the Sacred Valley.
  • Hike through the stunning landscape that the Sacred valley offers.
  • Visiting the new seven wonder of the world(Machu Picchu).
  • Enjoy the amazing flora and fauna that the Huchuy Qosqo trek offers.
  • You will visit the rarely visited local communities,  learn their Customs and traditions.
  • Learn about the history and architecture in Huchuy qosqo inca ruins.

Pre-Trek Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards.

TREKKING WITH THE BEST TEAM

You will hike with the best team made of our guides, our chefs and porters. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs. We have the best equipment to camp at each campsite.

Optional items:

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.
  • Vistadome Train (one way): $75 per person
  • Vistadome Train (round trip): $125 per person

 

Why should you hike Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days with us?

  • We offer you the best route which is from Patabamba to Lamay. You will see, Waterfall, local people, Sacred Valley above, original Inca Trail, glacier, and amazing landscape.
  • We include you 7 kilogramof your personal belongings.
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people máximum. This fact sets us apart from other travel companies that take bigger groups.
  • Your return train ticket on day 3 is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore you arrive to Cusco early so you will take a rest  enough to do any tour the next day.
  • We dont share our group of Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days  with other companies.
  • We are practical, punctual, reliable Travel company, sustainable tourism, welcoming individuals or groups.
  • At Runas Expeditions, horsesmen, guides, driver, and Cooks receive their salary as soon they finish their job.
  • Runas Expeditions is A 100% locally owned Travel Company and fully licensed Huchuy qosqo trek operator.
  • Our Tour Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. They are very passionate what they do. We love showing what a fascinating and amazing Inca trail is.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Patabamba Town – Huchuy Qosqo

We will pick you up at your hotel at 06:00 am for your Huchuy Qosqo trek and then we will drive in our private transport to the village of Patabamba which is at (3,800m/12,467 ft), just1 1/2 hours from Cusco. Once we arrive, we put our backpacks on and get ready to start a gentle hike uphill for the next 3 hours to get to the highest point of our trek (4,200m/13,779ft). From there, we have amazing views of the snow-capped mountains in front of us and the sacred valleys. Then we hike down towards the village of Pucamarca and spend the time at the Inca ruins of Patabamba.

From there, we hike through the original Inca trail into the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo. There, we have time to explore the Inca Ruins and then we walk to our campsite which at the same place. Later in the afternoon, you will have tea time, and later on we have dinner with your team! If we are lucky we will see the amazing milky way.

Day 2: Huchuy Qosco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After enjoying delicious breakfast, you will have guided tour of the Huchuy Qosqo Inca ruins, in which you will explore amazing Inca temples, sacred temples, farming terraces, storehouses, water channels, and an original Inca reservoir.  Afterward, you will have time to explore more plaves on your own then we hike downhill to Lamay village for 2 1/2hours. At lamay town we will have our last supper from our Blue team, then we will say goodbye to our crew. After lunch we will take our private transport to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo we will explore the stunning inca town because according peruvian government ollantaytambo is the last inca living town and government reccomend to visit it. Later afternoon, we take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in a 3star hotel.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

This is the day you’ve been waiting for! We will leave our hotel to take the bus for the journey up to Machu Picchu LLacta. Once we get there, we will visit one of the most important places in the world: Machu Picchu. We will have 2 hours guided tour which will take us into the history of this mysterious and charming Inca ruin. Your guide will expertly direct you through the enigmatic ruins and its most important sites. You will visit the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry, the House of the Inka, and many different types of architecture.  Then, you have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain.

After that, we head back to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we take the return Expedition train to Ollantaytambo which departs at 14:55. After 1 hour And a half you will get to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait for us then He will take back to Cusco. We will arrive to Cusco at 07:00 pm

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1: Private transport from Cusco to Patabamba trailhead
  • Day 2: Private transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Day 2 & Day 3: Expedition Train journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Day 3: Round Trip Consettur Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Day 3: Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Entrance Tickets and Permits:

  • Permits & entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site
  • Extra explore to Ollantaytambo Town

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guiding Tour in Machupicchu
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • Chef, Porters, Horsemen
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Accommodation:

  • Day 1: Camping
  • Day 2: Hotel 3 star (Aguas Calientes Town)

Meals:

  • 2 Snacks, 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 tea time, 2 Dinners
  • Day 2: Drinking Water (boiled and filtered)

Camping  Equipment:

  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
  • Sleeping mattrass (foam)
  • Hot water for washing & biodegradable soap
  • Rain poncho & Rain covers for your backpack
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
  • Horses for our camping and cooking equiment

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • First Breakfast & The last lunch – Day 3.
  • Tip for your staff (optional)
  • Things not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance

Recommendations

WHAT TO BRING FOR HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

CONSIDERATIONS:

Don’t forget you are hiking (above 4,750m/ 15,200ft, 4300m/13,800ft), make sure you are fully prepared. this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.

What you need to bring:

  • Original Passport and Original Green ISIC international student cards if you are students.
  • Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sunhat and sunglasses.
  • Sun cream and insect repellent.
  • Water bottles such as Nalgene.
  • Basic medications.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Personal items.
  • Personal snacks.

Accommodation

Accomodation:

This amazing Huchuy Qosqo trail provides a very nice 3 star hotel at overnight, and is based on a shared room (Double occupancy).
If you would like to upgrade your hotel, or prefer a single room, there will be an additional cost.

 

  • First night: Hotel 3 star

Prices

Prices

Group Price per person

  • $580 per person

Private Price

  • 2 trekkers: $850 per person
  • 3 trekkers: $825 per person
  • 4 trekkers: $800 per person
  • 5 trekkers: $775 per person
  • 6 trekkers: $750 per person
  • 7 trekkers: $725  per person
  • 8, or more, trekkers: $700 per person

Discounts

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the tour or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking time. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time as well. Please send all to info@runasexpeditions.com

$25 off per person

RENTALS

  • Hiking poles U.S $15.00
  • Sleeping bag US $20.00
  • Private Tent U.S $20.00
  • Inflatable mattress US $20.00

Upgrades

  • Vistadome train – US $75 (only one way per person)
  • Vistadome train – US $130 (round trip per person)
  • Single Room Occupancy – US $ 50

 

Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions 

WHY RUNAS EXPEDITIONS?

RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect). 
All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.      

 

DO I NEED TO BE FIT?

Well all the treks Ancascocha trek, Inca Quarry Trek, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

 

How long in advance should I book for this Trek?

For the alternative trek or any Machu Picchu tours: Ancascocha Treks, Inca Quarry Trek, Lares trek, salkantay, Huchuy Qosqo etc. You can book three months in advance before doing the trek or any tour to Machu Picchu.

 

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip. 

 

How many days in advance is recommended to BE in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the ROYAL ADVENTURE Office to guarantee the reservation?


All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 1 or 2 days before doing the trek or any tour in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?

We are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable.
We accept payments through PayPal and Visa, they do charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to runasexpeditions@gmail.com

You can make your deposit by clicking on the  PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log into your Paypal account and send the money to runasexpeditions@gmail.com

NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

 

CAN I BOOK GROUP SERVICE OR PRIVATE SERVICE.

When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.


When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.

 

Is there a meeting before the trek?

Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.

 

Can i rent equipment from Runas expeditions?

Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.

 

CAN I RENT AN EXTRA PORTER AND HOW MUCH WILL THEY CARRY FOR ME?

Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 8 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

 

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

We strongly advise you to get travel insurance that covers accidents, medical expenses and emergency repatriation, including rescue and air ambulance. We also recommend that it covers bad weather tour cancellations, loss of luggage, etc. Please forward a copy/ policy number to our offices.

How many people will there be in my group?

According to Peruvian laws and regulation on the Inca Trail, the maximum group size is 16 hikers and 2 tour guides. After 9 hikers there will be 2 tour guides, and from 2 hikers to 8 hikers there will be a tour guide. At many times of year, the group size will be smaller.

IF I am travelling by myself. Will I have to share THE SLEEPING tent?

The sleeping tents for all our treks are 4 man tents but we only designed for two people in each thus allowing you more space and comfort. If you are travelling alone and there is an even number of people in your group, you will share the tent with somebody else unless you rent an extra single tent.

ARE THERE TOILETS ALONG THE WAY?

On the Inca Trail there are toilets at every lunch spot and every campsites. The type of toilets are squat toilets and sometimes will be busy, they may become slightly dirty.

We will provide chemical baths on the Inca trail and alternate treks, as these baths are more hygienic

WHAT KIND OF FOOD ARE THERE ON THE TRAIL? Can I GET my dietary needs?

You should not worry about the food; our meals are just amazing and plenty for everyone, the type of food that we provide are buffet so you can eat as much as you want. And definitely we have the best food, by the way you will have four meals per Day Breakfast, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner.
 Runas Expeditions is able to accommodate many types of needs upon request at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian or any specially diet or any specific allergies, it will not be a problem for. Our international chefs will be able to give you a surprise at every meal and you will have variety of dietary needs.

WILL I GET WATER ALONG THE WAY?

We will provide you boiled water. At Every morning, you will get plenty water from us, and after every lunch you will get more water from us, even if you need water at night just let us know.

Is there a student discount?

Runas Expeditions gives student discounts of %25. You only need to send us your scanned student card at booking time, and your price will be adjusted accordingly.

WHAT TIME WILL I GET BACK TO CUSCO?

We give you all the chance to enjoy more the Inca city Machu Picchu. Our transportation back to Cusco is not early and not late. That’s why we have to book in advance too, because the Train Company Peru Rail provides us all departure times. You will get back to Cusco between 7pm to 8pm.

WHAT TIME WILL I ARRIVE AT MACHUPICCHU?

When you are coming from the Inca Trail, you will arrive to MachuPicchu around 7:30am. But if you are doing any others tour you will arrive to MachuPicchu between 6:30am to 7am or depend on your bokking time.

IS THERE ANY OTHERS THINGS TO DO AT MACHUPICCHU?

After the guiding tour you will have plenty of time to visit by yourself. If you book for the extra climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Macho Picchu Mountain you can do it, or you can go to the Inca Bridge or you can go the Sun Gate or you can just explore at the Inca city.

WHY AND HOW MUCH SHOULD WE TIP THE PORTERS?

Runas Expeditions fully complies with the porter’s Law (27608) requirements of payment and insurance. However, tipping is a tradition on the Inca Trail or any trek that has been taking place for the 20 years as a way of showing the porters your gratitude. Generally the groups prepare a collective tip which is shared out between the cook, head porter and porters. Suggested amount to tip is 90 soles to each porter and 250 soles the cook, from the whole group not from each tourist.
Please Note: to tip to the porters is a personal decision and it is optional.

 

SHOULD I TIP THE GUIDE?

Tipping the guide is again a personal decision. If you decide to tip we recommend that it is according their performance, knowledge and skills while on the trail. Guides are tipped individually at the end of the trek and tipping depends on their performance!

WHAT HAPPENED IF I GET SICK DO I NEED TO TURN BACK?

We have a very low rate of people turning back once on the trek. Our priority is to help you complete it; all our guides are properly trained and carry a first aid kit and a bottle of oxygen for emergencies. Please do not think about this, be positive mind and definitely you are in good hands.
In the exceptional case that a trekker decides to head back once they have started the trek, they must pay additional expenses such as food, lodging and transportation. On the last day the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.

No refund will be given.

What KIND OF MONEY is used in Peru?

Peruvian Soles are the national currency.

What type of money is most commonly accepted?

Soles are accepted everywhere in Peru. However, at tourist sites you are often able to use American dollars and money exchanges are easy to find it.

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If you are doing alternative treks or any others tours to Machu Picchu , you should book three months in advance, before doing any tours in Peru.



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Please note we are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal and Visa, they do charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to runasexpeditions@gmail.com. We will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your details and deposit are received."

***The final balance will be paid at our office which can be done in US$ or local currency! Note: Once you confirm you should send us your copy of your passport, without passport we cannot do anything

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