Huchuy Qosqo

2 days

Tour's Information

From: US$ 684.00 S/. 2052.00

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Day 1 Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuy Qosqo

It’s an excellent short trek for families! This is a wonderful trip, the scenery is spectacular and the people that you encounter along the way are amazing, it covers very varied terrain and allows you to camp right on the Huchuy Qosqo (little Cusco) archaeological site and have a great view of the Urubamba valley. You will start your day by driving to Patabamba, approximately 1 1/2 hours. Here the people are lovely, genuine and the children are incredibly curious, option of visit a weaver´s home, then you will meet your crew and pack animals, and start your trek. The hike really is amazing and the scenery changes drastically. You hike through a couple small communities which gives you a great sense of how the Andean people really live. You will need to carry nothing else than your camera and water bottle. Food is plentiful and made from fresh ingredients. Cooked breakfast and dinner, picnic lunch and morning and afternoon snacks with hot beverages. Tents will be set up when you arrive at your campsite. This trek is off the main tourist trail. Today you will walk a total 13 km. Overnight in tents

Meals: L.D.

Day 2 Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay - Urubamba valley

They kindly wake up by putting a cup of hot tea in your hands, after a nutritious cooked breakfast visit the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo which are quite impressive. You will hike downhill to Lamay on the banks of the Urubamba Valley. It is about 2 hours down then you will drive till Urubamba to enjoy a pottery or weaving lesson with the experts. Try your hand at creating your own “masterpiece” under the guidance of one a skilled local. Using rich colours and traditional patterns you can create a vase, or a cup – a lasting original momento of your family trip to Peru. This is a fascinating and fun two hour session for all the family. Lunch at a local restaurant and return to your hotel.

Meals: B.L.

Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Transport to the start of the trail and transfer to the hotel in the sacred Valley
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish), 2 guides for groups of over 8 people.
  • Accommodation on the trek is camping (1 night). Tents are set up by the porters.
  • Meals described in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, FB=Full board), in the trek the meals are prepared by the trek cook and also includes: daily morning snack, daily tea service except last day, vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • Services during the trek: wranglers, horses and mules for carrying equipment and personal gear, saddle horse for emergencies and auxiliary staff
  • Camping equipment: Personal tents (2 people in each 4-people capacity tent, they are 3 season and highly maintained), mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, toilet tent, household items.
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Hot water every morning to clean up and boiled water to fill in your canteen every morning or night.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen supply
  • Bag for the gear you will need during the trek
  • All the garbage produced during the trek will be returned to the city of Cusco

 

Not included:

  • Meals not described in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Any kind of personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bag (we hire at an extra cost)

We recommend that you take:

  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • A good sleeping bag (down bag for temperatures as low -15°C)
  • Backpack for carrying items for daily use such as cameras, water bottles, etc.
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Shorts
  • Walking boots , waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat, cap and accessories
  • Towel, toilet paper
  • Camera, video camera, binoculars, etc.
  • Sun block
  • Non-disposible canteen and water for the first morning. Optionally: water-sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported health problem so far
  • Original valid passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Walking poles (you will need rubber tips to cover the metal tips and protect the trail)
  • Travel insurance

Important:

  • Departure and arrival times are approximated.
  • Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution regulating the use of the Inca Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress
  • Challenging and levels of difficulty: (range between 1 to 10): 3 and an acclimatization period of at least 2 days in Cusco or at elevations above 3000m/9840ft is recommended.

Prices per Person 2015:

Prices per person depend on the group size, the larger the group the lower the price per person. Please contact us, specifying:

  • Number of people in the trek
  • Departure date

 

Social & Environmental responsibility

Andean Skyline is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. With your participation we can help conserve the area we visit and bring positive benefits to our host communities.

 

What you need to know on how to be a responsible traveller:

  • The natural environment is also very important. If in the bush we need to make our human waste, be sure is buried away from waterways. Burying or carrying out used toilet paper is a must. Tampons and sanitary pads must also be taken out of the area and disposed of appropriately. Minimize use of soap or shampoos in rivers and lakes - your local guide will let you know when using soap is unsuitable.
  • When trekking, many travellers take an extra plastic bag to pick up any rubbish that they see to improve the area and for their own rubbish. Rubbish may have to be carried until a suitable disposal opportunity in the next town.
  • Please try and minimize the waste of plastic water bottles. Consider packing a water filter, water purification tablets or iodine to purify drinking water. At some of our hotels there are large water 'bubbler' dispensers where you can refill your bottle with purified water for free or for a small fee.

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