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Machula expeditions alternative trek to machu picchu

Short way towards Machupicchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

 Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Pichu 3D/ 2N

This beautiful trip goes through the Inca Valley in the Andes and offers several attractions all along the way for nature lovers. You will walk on the Inca trail with a wonderful view on the Pisac Valley , Lamay, Calca, Urubamba and see a lot of healing plants which were used by the Andean people as their main medicine. You will also see many llamas and sheep on the way that are part of various farms and communities, a great opportunity to interact and learn about people’s daily lives. To enjoy your journey better, we will bring mules to carry your bags until the end of the trip.

Briefing to Huchuy Qosqo Trek

We will meet the previous day at your hotel to give you information about the trip. The guide will present you specifically and in details the daily walks


Day 1 Cusco-Patabamba-Huchuy Qosqo

Hotel /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will come get you and start our journey at the community of Patabamba (3800m). We will get ready and start hiking along the trail of the last ayllus for about 3 hours before arriving at Pukamarca (4100m), a little Inca archaeological site. Lunch will be taken there, followed by some time to rest before starting to walk to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (3600m), which will take about 1h30 on the Inca trail going downhill. We will then follow the valley throuhg the mountains and get an impressive view over the Pitosiray Sawaseray moutains, located in the Vilcanota cordillera that reaches the jungle part of Cusco district.

  • Walking time
  • Distance
  • Low elevation
  • High elevation
  • Campsite

Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

We will wake up early the second day to see the sunset and have a delicious breakfast before exploring this wonderful Inca construction. Later on, we will start walking for about 3 hours to the Lamay valley where we will stop for lunch and then leave to Ollantaytambo. We will take the train from there to Aguas Calientes and stay overnight in a hotel, to relax and have dinner before reaching the Golden City the next day.

  • Campsite
  • Distance
  • Walking time
  • Low elevation
  • High elevation

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Hotel /Breakfast

The last day of our adventure will start early in the morning, by taking breakfast at the hotel and leaving with the bus at 5:30 am to the ruins. There is an other 30 minutes with an other bus to get inside Machupichu.

Our tour with the guide will last 2 hours maximum, which means that we will only visit the most important places. But no worries, you will have free time after to explore the city before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. We will then take the train to Ollantaytambo where the touristic bus will bring us back to Cusco.

  • Accommodation
  • Time of the trip


Included on the huchoy qosqo trek to machu picchu

  • 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 8kg 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
  • Return bus ticket from  aguas calientes to machupichu- mahupicchu to aguas calientes town-cusco

Not Included in Huchuy Qosqo Trek

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent some directly at the agency)
  • First day breakfast
  • Lunch for the 3th day
  • Tips for the crew, cook and muleteers

What To Bring for the huchuy qosqo trek to machupicchu

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • 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


Number of people Prices per person
1-2 People $ 360 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

valuable information to Huchuy Qosqo Trek 

  • 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
  • 3 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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