Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu - Huchuy Qosqo Peru
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Huchuy Qosqo Peru Trek is an off the beaten path experience to Machu Picchu. Unlike Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail, Huchuy Qosqo Peru attracts a handful of visitors. Infact, this is the shortest trek to Machu Picchu.
Filled with history, Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu offers an extensive insight into the rise of Inca ruler Pachacutec who built notable sites like Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
In Quechua Huchuy Qosqo means little Cusco. It was originally built as Kakya Qawani by Inca emperor Viracocha. The Incas did not practise the tax system. Instead, they controlled the land and labour.
This allowed them to acquire more lands where they built their palaces and farming terraces. During Viracocha’s rule, he faced revolt from the Cancha Community. He handed over the throne of Cusco to his son Pachacutec and took asylum in Huchuy Qosqo Peru.
Pachacutec in turn put down the revolt and deposed his father. On Viracocha’s death, his mummified corpse was stored in Huchuy Qosqo Peru.
When the Spanish invaded the site, they found the mummified corpse and set it on fire.
Why Samex Tours Peru?
We are a fully locally owned tour company in Cusco. All our crew are locals and have an extensive knowledge about the culture and traditions. On every tour, we aim to offer an optimum service to make our guests’ trip to Peru a memorable experience.
Please note, this is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least 3-4 days in Cusco and acclimate to the altitude to avoid altitude sickness.
Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site nestles in the Peruvian Andes Mountain Range. It is subject to two seasons – dry season and rainy season. We highly recommend you to do the trek during the dry season, between March and November.
We offer the trek both in private and as small group tours. Do take a moment to check out reviews on Trip Advisor.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days is full of history, culture and nature. The trek takes you through some spectacular sights. You will get to see the life and culture of the Andean communities living here.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Peru Highlights
Tour Type: Huchuy Qosqo, Little Cusco perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas in from of the Sacred Mountains
Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture and Mistic
Good For: Anyone who is moderately in shape, families Difficulty: Moderate
Huchuy Quosqo is one of our prettiest treks and it is shorter and a bit easier for those with limited time. Great for families and those who want a taste of hiking. The last one and a half hours involves a lot of downhill hiking to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- Starting Altitude – 3800m / 12,467ft.
- Highest Altitude – 4300m / 14,107ft.
- Walking Distance – 18km / 11 miles
- Longest Day – Day 1, approximately 10km / 6.2 miles
- Coldest Night – Day 1 around -2º celsius
- Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderate.
Season: All year round. Wet season: November to March and April.
Frequently Asked Questions About Huchuy Qosqo Trek
Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological site in Peru, in the north of the Cusco region. In Quechua, Huchuy Qosqo means little Cusco, a name that was given in the 20th century by the local people of the area. It is believed that the citadel was originally built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Viracocha in 1420.
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