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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Day – Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike

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Tour Details
Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Day is an off the beaten track experience in Peru ideal for those wanting to get an insight to the Inca civilization. The name, Huchuy Qosqo – Cusco in Quechua means “Little Cusco”. The archaeological site nestles at 3600 metres above sea level near the village of Lamay in Sacred Valley

The complex was primarily used by Incas as a military and administrative centre. Huchuy Qosqo was built by Inca Sapa, Viracocha. 

Unlike others, the Incas did not practise the tax system. Instead they controlled the land and the labour. This allowed them to acquire more land and wealth and pass it down in the lie of succession. 

During the later days of Viracocha’s rule in Cusco, he faced a revolt from the Chanca community. Fearing for his life, he handed over the throne of Cusco to his son Pachacutec and fled to Huchuy Qosqo. 

Pachacutec in turn deposed the revolt and assumed the role as an Emperor. 

On Viracocha’s death, his corpse was mummified and stored in Huchuy Qosqo. When the Spanish Invaders conquered Cusco, under the leadership of Gonzalo Pizzaro they conquered Huchuy Qosqo and burnt the mummified corpse of Viracocha. 

Huchuy Qosqo Archeological Site:

Huchuy Qosqo saw extensive development under the leadership of Pachacutec. The Spanish rulers conquered the complex, demolished the aqueducts and built larger reservoirs which can be seen today. 

One of the prominent sites in the complex are the Kallankas. It is a large hall that is some 40 metres long. 

In Qullas which in Quechua means storehouse, the Incas stored many crops like Quinoa and dried meat. 

Although not as popular as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Huchuy Qosqo Trek is the shortest and the most interesting alternative trek to Machu Picchu. 

Why Happy Gringo Tours?

Happy Gringo Tours is a fully locally owned tour operating company in the city of Cusco. We have state of the art campsites and camping and cooking equipment. We operate all the treks under the guidance of a local tour guide. 

Our tour guides, as locals, have an extensive knowledge about the culture and history. Most of them are mountaineers and have plenty of knowledge and experience on high altitude treks and dealing with altitude sickness. 

Still, wondering about the reasons to hike Huchuy Qosqo? Check out our post on the top five reasons to hike the Huchuy Qosqo trek.

We aim to make this an unforgettable experience of your trip to Peru. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Please note it is best to hike Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike during the dry season – between March and November.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0700 AM

Price Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Round trip transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • 01 Night camping
  • 01 Breakfast, 02 Lunch and 01 Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Meals except what is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Snacks and Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash

Day 1Cusco - Tambomachay - Pumamarca

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to the start point of the trek, Tambomachay. You will begin a full day hike from here for two hours to the first mountain pass. 

We will be reaching the top of Sacred Valley of Incas. From here you will get spectacular views of the valley and Snow capped Andes mountain range.

Before lunch, we will be hiking in total for 4 hours, to the highest peak of the hike 4300 m – 14,107 ft. 

After that we will do a downhill hike for an hour to get to the campsite Pumamarca Andean village.

Day 2Pumamarca - Huchuy Qosqo - Cusco

We will be waking you up to a freshly brewed coffee and an organic breakfast. From here, we will hike down the hill to visit the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. We will give you a guided tour of the complex. Then we will descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

We will be stopping for lunch at the town of Lamay. If you feel tired by the walk, you can drink a coca leaf tea, which helps to alleviate fatigue. After lunch, we will be taking a bus back to Cusco City. 

If you want to continue the trek to Machu Picchu, then do take a look at our three day programme. On this, instead of returning to Cusco, you will be taking a train to Aguas Calientes.

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Solo Traveller

Really enjoyed the trip. Got to experience nature and culture without having to worry about logistics and/or planning. The team did a really good job in taking care of us and making sure that we were comfortable. The only complain is that there was no hot water at the hotel that was booked for us

March 14, 2020


Solo Traveller

We had an excellent experience and everything was made easy. We had so much fun! The guides were great and always helpful and the equipment was too of the line.

August 9, 2019


Solo Traveller

The hike to Huchuy Qosqo and the hospitality for the village stay was incredible. Mario Tribune is a great guide and a patient person. And then Machu Picchu train and overall experience was fantastic.

This company knows how to take care of details … and that too ultra last minute … I was finalizing the details as I was boarding my plane at SF 🙂 … but between emails, Skype, phone it all worked out very well.

July 16, 2015