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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to MachuPicchu 3D/2N

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  • 12 hrs
  • Wifi Available
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup : Hotel

This full day Enjoy the natural mountains colors of the rarely visited vinincunka trek or Rainbow Mountain Trek, hiking through some isolated communities, in which you may interact with the local people who are still keeping the culture alive!. You will see snowcapped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colourful mountain range. The Rainbow Mountain trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring condors, vicunas, bobcats and pumas.  The colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunka area is probably the coolest thing you will see in Peru.

Most trips that give such unparalleled access to the Rainbow Mountains require a multi-day trek, but we have changed that with this itinerary; designing a spectacular, but challenging hike that can be taken as a day trip from Cusco. This part of the country is also unique around Cusco because you’ll observe Andean life still being practiced in the traditional way and have the chance to meet and talk directly with the local Quechua people.

Overview

  • One Day Tour : We Go Over Rainbow Mountain - High Altitude
  • Hike By Cusipata (Shorthest trail), Only 1 hour trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel around 3:00 am
  • Driving 2 hours to Cusipata (last shop stop).
  • Then a few more minutes to reach starting spot.
  • Breakfast and last tips from our guide to you.
  • There 3 km between - starting spot and Rainbow Mountain
  • Lunch in the cusipata village.
  • At the top enjoy the panoramic vista across Ausangate area.
  • Then return by same trail.
  • Drive 4:00 pm hours back to Cusco.

Included

  • Briefing at your hotel the night before the trekking departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Entry to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • English speaking experienced professional tour guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Round trip train ticket (expedition service) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and room, hot shower, phone, storage, wifi and breakfast included.

Not Included

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu – US$35.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain – US$30
  • Walking Poles – US$ 7
  • Sleeping bag US$ 7
  • First breakfast and last lunch.
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PERU TREK.

What you need to take

What You Should Bring :

  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors).
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Warm jack.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable trousers.
  • Rain pants.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong.
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films.
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (120 soles).

You can rent in your office :

  • Walking sticks ($ 5.00 per person) for the entire hike.
Group Service
  • PRICE: $ 40.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON
  • NOTE: Shared service price is only available with agreement passenger to share this service with other travellers (Group site 8 - 13 People approx.)
Private Service
  • GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.
  • All include
  • DEPARTURE DAYS and PRICE ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.
Itinerary

DAY 1:CUSCO – QORICOCHA – HUCHUY QOSQO

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to board a private transfer for the 30-minute drive to Tambomachay (3,700 m/ 12,139 ft), passing by Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo and Puca Pucara. Tambomachay is where we will start our Huchuy Qosqo trek, and also where we will meet our trusty horsemen and their horses who will be accompanying us. The first part of the Huchuy Qosqo trek is a steady 2-hour hike uphill which will take us to the first pass of our trek (4,100 m/13,451ft).
In this part of the hike there are some incredible views of Cusco and the surrounding mountains. After hiking for 30 more minutes we will get to Lake Qoricocha, an amazing location which will be where we’ll have our much-needed lunch. When we continue after lunch, 35 minutes into the trek we will conquer our second mountain pass, and the highest point of the entire trek (4,200 m/13,779 ft). Fortunately, the rest of the trek today will be downhill. For the next 4 hours we will cross panoramic valleys, an imposing canyon and walk a trail that is part of the extensive Inca trail network that spanned the entire empire. We will camp right on one of the terraces at the Huchuy Qosqo site itself.

• Accommodations: Camping
• Meals: Lunch/Dinner
• Distance covered: 14 km / 9 miles
• Time: 7 to 8 hours
• Lowest elevation: 3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.
• Highest elevation: 4,100 m/ 13,779 ft.
• Difficulty: moderate
• Sights: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Lake Qoricocha, Huchuy Qosqo Complex

DAY 2:HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

We will get up early for a scrumptious breakfast at the campsite, after which we will enjoy a comprehensive tour where we will learn a lot about the history of the Huchuy Qosqo complex.
After the tour finishes, we will hike down for approximately 2-3 hours to Lamay (3,000m/9,840 ft.), where we will have lunch. Then lunch we will have a 1:30 hour transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo (2,840 m / 9,315 ft.). Immediately after a stroll around the village, we will board the luxury Vistadome train to the village of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we will accompany you to your hotel. There are hot springs in the village, which you could choose to visit before a lovely dinner at the renowned restaurant
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• Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
• Accommodations: Hotel.
• Minimum altitude: 3,000 m/ 9,840 ft.
• Maximum altitude: 3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.
• Distance to walk: 3 km (1.5 miles)..
• Approximate walking time: 2 to 3 hours.
• Difficulty: easy.
• Sights: Huchuy Qosqo Inca ruins, Ollantaytambo.

DAY 3: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast, we leave our hotel to take the bus for the journey up to Machu Picchu ruins. Once there we visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. A 2 hour guided tour will take us into the history of this mysterious and charming ruin. Then you have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or going up to the Sun Gate. After that, we head back to Aguas Calientes
In Aguas Calientes we’ll board the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo, where we will be picked up to be transferred to the hotel in Cusco. The time of arrival in Cusco depends on the time of the train ticket.

• Meals: Breakfast.
• Difficulty: Easy.

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