Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu
- The Breathtaking View of Qoricocha Lagoon.
The Qoricocha Lagoon is located in the district of Taray and Coya in the region of Cusco at a height of 4046 meters above sea level. Upon arriving at the Qasa pass, you will be able to see a beautiful view of the Queseymayo Valley, Cusco, and the Qoricocha Lagoon. Around the lagoon you can find many llamas, birds and some artisanal fish by the local people. Here we’ll have our lunch for the Huchuy Qosqo trek 3day, in a lodge with the same name (Qoricocha Lodge).
- It is a Quiet Route, Not Busy
The road is seldom traveled and very quiet, so sometimes you may be alone with your guide since there are not many groups who take this route. But, this is an excellent option for those with limited time and who want to enjoy the landscape alone, or with a few people. You can even have a personalized service along the way, enjoying the beautiful unique landscapes of Huchuy qosqo hike.
- The Different Climates
In Huchuy Qosqo trek, you can experience some of the varieties of Peru’s climates. You can even witness the changes in temperature in the course of a day. On this route, you can feel cold in the mornings, but there will be the cooks to give you hot drinks and breakfast to warm you up. Once you’re on the walk, your body will warm up, and you can experience a warmer climate when we descend to the lowest point of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek this, which is Lamay in the Sacred Valley.
- The walk on the Inca trail
The Huchuy Qosqo trek is a hike where you can find an Inca trail that leads to Huchuy Qosqo. On this hike, you can learn a lot of history about the Incas! We will hike on an Inca road where some local people even travel and take their more popular products to the market. You will surely see some along the way.
- See Huchuy Qosqo archeological site
Huchuy Qosqo is an archeological site that only a few tourists visit, but many travel agencies offer this hike. This is a somewhat different route than other walks, but it has wonderful views to take pictures. If you love walks, and maybe you ran out of a ticket for the Inca Trail, this is an excellent option to do, though it is more difficult, but cheaper than other walks.
- Beautiful landscapes
You can see many beautiful landscapes along the Qosqo Hike, starting in the town of Huillcapata where you can see how the farmers will continue to use tools from the Incan times. In the Qasa pass, you can observe the city of Cusco, wonderful mountains, and the lagoon of Qori Cocha where you can see llamas, sheep, birds, red valleys and hills.
- You can see the experiences of local people
Along the way you can see farmers, and the products that they work with, which are only grown in these areas. You can also see the materials with which they build their houses (Adobe) and thatched roofs (ichu). The local people who use their authentic costumes in the area that still speak Quechua, which is the mother tongue of the Andean peoples.
- Learn the history of towns and attractions
Of course in Cusco and in all the places you visit, you will learn a lot of history about the Incas, so the hike to Huchuy Qosqo is an excellent opportunity for those interested in acquiring knowledge about the Inca architecture and the roads where the Incas used to travel.
- It is a short Trek.
This is an excellent option for those who do not have much time to travel Cusco. So if you want to do only the hike to Huchuy Qosqo, it is also possible to book only for the hike to huchuy qosqo without having to go to Machupicchu.
- You will feel that you have the Andes for you.
The mountains where you walk will make you feel free, calm and tranquil, so you can fully experience the environment you have been waiting for so long! You’ll go through the mountains and camp in free spaces, with nothing but nature surrounding you. You can also observe constellations at night and breathe in the clean air found in the Andes.