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.
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