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INCA TRAIL TO HUCHUYQOSCO

Amazing route that starts in the mountains of Cuzco and lead us towards the archaeological site of Huchuycosco, finishing in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

We will drive from our lodging, to a little mountain community in between Cusco and the Sacred Valley. We will start our hike ascending approximately 1.5 km until we reach the highest point of the day, were we will get amazing views of the cordillera Vilcanota and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trail will then take us along creeks and agricultural terraces, facing the Vilcanota river and the Urubamba mountain range until we arrive to Pukamarca. In this ¨Red Village¨, we will meet the Inca Trail hidden by a narrow and biodiverse gully, with water channels, ancient stairs and bridges, as well as other archaeological remains in between a breathtaking nature. We will arrive to Huchuycosco, an important tambo (strategic military and religious site) in the heights of the Sacred Valley. History tells that this was the refugee of the Inca Wiracocha, defeated by the Chancas, who invaded the city of Cusco, until his son Pachacutec beat them and recovered Cusco for the Incas. After visiting the citadel and enjoying the views and landscape, we will descend to Lamay village to finish our trip and return to our hotel or to our next destination. Gourmet and nutritive box-lunch on route.

DURATION:
FULL DAY: 6 - 8 Hrs
LENGTH: 12 Km

DIFFICULTY:
****

ALTITUDE: 
4410 masl
Uphill: 356 m / Downhill: 161 m

INCLUDED

  • Bilingual guide

  • Box lunch

  • Transportation from La Base Lamay

  • Community fee

  • Ticket to Huchuyqosco

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