TOUR

HUCHUY QOSQO: 1D

DAYS

1 DAYS

PRICES

$ 150 person
$ 175 person

LOCATION

CUSCO

HUCHUY QOSQO: 1D

We will pick you up 7:am in order to drive northeast out of Cusco valley for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. then we will get close the beginning of the trail. We ascend about 600 meters trough the Andean semi-dry forest on the way towards the pass at 4050 meters. The landscape changes dramatically to classic high Andean savannah, “Puna”, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcanota peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you descend toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains along a path that leads to the Ccauca Ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological ruins and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a variety of cacti.

Downhill towards the Leon Punku Ravine are ruins of an Inca bridge and trail. The impressive geological formations here feature majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo, at 3650 meters. Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a noteworthy Inca archeological site with very fine stonework. There is a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and military quarters, interesting two-story buildings made of stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau surrounded by Inca agricultural terracing and commanding superb views of the Vilcabamba range.

All these beautiful buildings were occupied by royalty, nobility and important people and their entourages. These were palaces, religious retreats, plazas, palaces,ceremonial places, astronomical observatories and they also served as military stations, store houses, granaries, and terraces for farming, all connected by Inca roads. Construction included existing rock, the small valley itself, and the mountain. Fine masonry and well carved, well-polished stonework, all assembled without mortar. The work was done by laborers from elsewhere who used ramps, rollers, and manpower.

Descending to Lamay at 2900 meters brings us to our return transportation to Cusco. Fauna along the way may include falcons, finches, hummingbirds, flora will mostly be native trees and shrubs such as queuña, chachacomos, qolles and chilca.

Include: Tour guides, tickets, transportation, Picnic lunch, Walking sticks, Tour in the Inca site, snack, extra water, first aid, oxigen tang, wild life flora and fauna observation.

Difficulty of the trek : moderate to difficult.

 

Distance: 10km

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Time: for hike 5 to 6 hours

$ 150  / Person

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