Huchuy Qosqo the Little Cusco is an archeological site north of Cuzco, Peru it was originally an administrative and military center around Pisaq, with many though-provoking constructions in the surrounding vicinity. You may also observe Inca buildings with fine, perfect stonework & grain-storage structures called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn.
Its name is Quechua for Little Cusco and it is found at an elevation of 3650 meters (11,800 feet), above the 3000-meter high town of Lamay and the Sacred Valley. The site received its name in the 20th century previously it had been known as Kakya Qawani.
Pedro de Cieza de León, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, claimed that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the Eighth Inca. Amongst a large number of buildings, some stone, some adobe, is a kallanka (great hall), 40m long. Providing water to the site is a marvelous Inca-built irrigation channel, lined with stones for about 800m. The site is inaccessible by public road
This Huchuy Qosqo Trek
is one of the most favorite short trekking destinations in Cusco region for its wide ranges of scenic views all along the ways. It’s a life time dream of passionate hikers as the quest provides an opportunity to witness a beautiful mountain range from a close. The trials to the enthralling place are comprised of climbs and descend that traverse lush low land, alpine forests, rivers, picturesque communities, Inca temple and palace.
The route on the trek is loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains range adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region. Huchuy Qosqo
Trek takes you to explore the treasure of the Andes in a short time, it’s perfect for people who don´t want to spend much time in the mountains but still want to feel the charm of the Andes.
Yes, you must be moderately fit and exercise regularly to do this walk! In preparation, try to walk five kilometers per day or go to a gym in the months before the walk. It is also important to be well acclimatized to the altitude.
We offer standard meals, as well as a vegetarian food option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek.
Vegetarian meals do not have red meat, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and dairy are fine. We cannot specifically serve vegans, as it is too complicated for our chefs (remember that they are cooking in a tent). Most of our main evening meals are served as a buffet service, so you can always put aside what you don't like. We can also treat lactose intolerant and gluten-free diets.
You can leave any of your belongings that you do not want to take on the walk in your hotel or hostel where you were previously staying. These hostels / hotels generally have a safe and closed room where you can store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we will be happy to store your belongings safely.
Both sneakers (sneakers or sneakers) and hiking boots are suitable for this walk. However, choose what you choose, make sure they are separated and that they feel comfortable over long distances. Light and waterproof hiking boots are recommended.
The Huchuy Qosqo does Not require permits as the Inca Trail, but it is important to reserve in advance do to the trip requires train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu which once are limited.
To avoid altitude sickness on the hike, we recommend spending time in Cusco or the Sacred Valley beforehand. If you have never been at high altitude, we recommend that you first spend a day in the Sacred Valley, because it is at an altitude lower than the city of Cusco.
We recommend carrying no more than one 35 or 40 liter backpack to carry your things, as you will carry it yourself.
Although not mandatory, walking sticks are recommended for any hiker concerned about stress or joint balance. They are also quite useful for providing stability and leverage in especially steep ups and downs. If you do not have posts or are not sure how to use them, we can rent them and give you instructions.
Our cooks prepare excellent high-energy meals appropriate for a trek of this nature. The menu usually includes pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of oatmeal, eggs and other breakfast foods. Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request at the time of booking.