If you always had plans to do an easy to moderate hike with landscapes that go beyond your imagination then this trek is definitely for you.
Uchuy Qosqo Trek has the perfect blend of picturesque landscape, walks, culture, flora and fauna. Along the way you will see Peru’s traditional animals, the llamas and alpacas, in their natural habitat. The best part about this hike is that from the top of the mountains you will be able to see in all its splendor the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Definitely a sight to see!
We will pick you up at 6 am and make our way to Tambomachay (20 minutes from the city) where we begin our journey. The trek will run for 2 hrs ascending (13451 ft/4100 m) to the top, once we are at the top, we will have free time to take photos and admire the views. From there, we will descend down the mountains (around an hour and a half) and arrive to our spot for lunch with a variety of dishes for everyone to try!
After lunch we continue the trek with rough and possibly bumpy terrain (approx. 3 hours). Along the way, we will appreciate the path as we walk pass unique views until we reach the campsite locally known as Quencco (11811 ft/3600 m) to relax and rest for the next day.Day 2: Quencco – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Town
After a delicious breakfast, we begin the day hiking uphill (approx. An hour and a half) and then descend for another 2 hours until we reach our main point for lunch. Our lunch break will be very close to the archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (11811 ft/3600m) with amazing views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
We continue to hike by descending for an hour and a half to the town of Lamay where our transportation will be ready to move us to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, we will board the train to Aguas Calientes town. We will stay the night at one of our recommended hotels and the following day, we will explore the wonderous site of Machu Picchu.Day 3: Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu & back to Cusco
Today we hop on a bus and make the journey (30 minutes drive approx.) to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Our guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour and take you to the most important temples and enclosures Machu Picchu has to offer. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the citadel on your own.
In the afternoon, we will be departing Aguas Calientes to board the train at 2:30pm (depending on availability) and arrive to Cusco at roughly 7:00 p.m.USEFUL INFORMATION
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