Huchuy Qosqo by Qoricocha
Walking and Trekking Tour Duration 02 Days

Huchuy Qosqo by Qoricocha

  • An ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff
  • Huchuy Qosqo
  • Huchuy Qosqo Cusco
  • Huchuy Qosqo peru
  • Huchuy Qosqo - Sacred Valley of the Incas
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  • Before:
    USD $ 220.00
  • Now:
    USD $ 200.00
Tour Style: Archaeological
Accommodation Grade: Not
Tour Type: Medium Groups
Trek Grade: Easy - Moderate

Places to visit in the Tour:
Qoricocha Lake
Qoricocha Lake
Huchuy Qosqo
Puma Puncu
guided group
private adventure available
Min: 3848m Max: 4150m
Activity Level

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In the tourism industry of Cusco, there are a vast number of achievements and awards used to recognize the best operators and service providers in the region. Among these exists the award for Tourism Quality in the region of Cusco, which is meant to recognize the very best service and adventure in the tourism industry. Salkantay Trekking was proudly nominated for this award, and it was then later chosen for another: the Best Adventure Tourism Agency of the region in 2016. For more information visit the Our Awards page.


  • Cusco, as Peru’s main tourist attraction, offers its visitors a rich and monumental historic legacy.
  • Cusco holds various titles including World Heritage Site by UNESCO , Archaeological Capital of America Cusco , Cusco Historical Capital of Peru , Cusco Navel of the World
  • The Inti Raymi or ‘’Sun Festival’’ is celebrated in Cusco
  • During the Viceroyalty in Cusco, houses and imposing churches and convents with magnificent art pieces were built on top of Inca walls and foundations.

Trip Itinerary

Map Map Huchuy Qosqo

Ideal for:

  • Adventure seekers
  • Couples
  • Friends
  • Nature lovers
  • Intrepid people.
  • Families


A fantastic two-day trek in the surroundings of Cusco, departing from Tambomachay, located just 20 minutes from Cusco, leading to Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas, crossing mountain passes, Andean communities and offering a large array of local flora and fauna. An excellent and less-beaten hike that can be complemented with a visit to Cusco as an alternative to the saturated Inca Trail.

ITINERARY - Day by Day

1 Cusco Tambomachay - Qoricocha Lake – Patabamba Community
Early morning pick up from hotel at 7.30 am and drive to Tambomachay (3800 m.), an archaeological complex situated in the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park. Tambomachay is comprised of a series of ceremonial water fountains, which are thought to have been dedicated to a water cult. The day’s hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass at 4100m/13186ft.  where we’ll have spectacular views of two valleys. To your right, you will see the capital of the Incas, Cusco, with stunning mountains surrounding it. Your tour guide will tell you about how and where the Incas arrived to this area, and about the conquest of the Spaniards. There are two Inca sites at the bottom of the valley and on your left, there will be a beautiful landscape of mountains and farmlands. From the pass, we will follow along the side of the valley, making our way towards the top, to cross over to the other side. It's about a 45 minute walk to the top end of the valley. Once we get there, we'll cross a small stream that divides the valley, and begin making our way to our lunch spot, at Qoricocha Lake. The scenery at the lake is quite barren because the whole area is a high puna between the mountains, and is covered with tough, Andean grass, called Ichu. It may be possible to see a variety of bird life, such as Andean Geese, Lapwings, Partridges, among others After our lunch, we'll continue on to our campsite, at the village of Patabamba. We will make our way over the top of one of the ridges, as we descend, and loop around Qoricocha Lake (Golden Lake). It's about a two and a half hour walk to the village, where we'll be greeted by groups of locals who are always happy to welcome us into their community. After we've settled in, and had a steaming cup of mate de coca, we'll visit one of the local families to learn about their way of life. If you have brought any gifts with you, you can share them with the family at this time. After visiting the family, we'll have time to relax and your tour guide will teach you more about the Andean way of life.

Distance Walked: 14 km
2 Patabamba – Huchuyqosqo – Lamay – Cusco Hotel
This trail will first take you to the little village of Sihua, then up to the Pukamarca pass (4150m), overlooks the village with the same name. Here, you will have a splendid viewpoint of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley. After reaching the top of the pass there is a 2km (approximately 30 minutes) downhill hike to the Pumamarka Community for our lunch.

After, you will continue your trek to the Puma Puncu canyon ( “the puma door” ). From here on, you will hike along an original Inca trail, which has be restored as part of the Qapacñan project. This trail will lead you to the isolated and mysterious Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (“the little Cusco’’) perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 3600m.a.s.l. Once in the site, your guide will walk you through and show you all the site’s the amazing Inca buildings, like sacred temples, storehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture and the Inca reservoir used to store water in the dry season.

After your guided tour of the site, we will begin our 2-hour walk downhill to the village of Lamay (2,800 meters) by the Urumbamba River in the Sacred Valley, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.46 miles
Starting point of the hike – 3848 meters / 12624 feet
Maximum Altitude: 4150 meters / 13615 feet
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch, (Snack)
Adventure: Absolutely
Hiking Hours: 7 Hours

Included & Not Included

Map Map Huchuy Qosqo

Ideal for:

  • Adventure seekers
  • Couples
  • Friends
  • Nature lovers
  • Intrepid people.
  • Families

What is Included?

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and private transport to Patabamba, the starting point of the trek
  • Huchuy Qosqo entrance fee
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people)
  • Boxed-lunch. Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Lamay to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
  • 1 Porter

Not Included:

  • Dinner
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish


  • Rain gear or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Extra T-shirt
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • A jacket or fleece
  • Camera
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Water container and water for the first morning
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Trail)

Thank you for choosing Salkantay Trekking! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Peru!



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