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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

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Huchuy qosqo trek


Thrilling 3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek + Short Inca Trail Adventure

Embark on a 3-day Huchuy Qosqo Trek, conquering the Tres Cruces Pass, descending the Inca Trail of Leon Punku to explore the Ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Continue the adventure by heading towards the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, experiencing a captivating blend of spectacular Inca trails. Explore the Andes, Cusco’s jungle, and the Machu Picchu surroundings before reaching Machu Picchu via Huchuy Qosqo.

For those seeking an exceptional trekking experience and the chance to visit a world wonder, the 3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Hike and the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offer the perfect combination. This trekking expedition promises an exhilarating journey through the stunning Andean mountains, unveiling ancient Incan ruins, and immersing you in the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Tour Price

3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek

$ 395 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:


Trip Length:

3 Days

Overview of the 3-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Andean mountains, journeying through secluded villages and ancient Incan ruins on your way to the iconic Machu Picchu. Offering a more intimate and authentic experience compared to the traditional Inca Trail, the Huchuy Qosqo trail showcases the rich culture and landscapes of the Andes.

Enchanting Villages and Historical Marvels:

Embark on a captivating long-distance trek, spanning three days, as you weave through local villages seamlessly integrated with nature. Explore the charm of these enchanting communities, each adorned with intriguing historical ruins that tell the tales of ancient civilizations.

Spectacular Hiking Adventure:

Embark on an extraordinary hiking odyssey from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Vilcanota range. Throughout the three-day itinerary, unveil breathtaking views, from towering peaks to lush valleys, creating an unforgettable visual feast.

Explore Archaeological Gems:

Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore picturesque archaeological sites along the trek. Uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations, from intricate stone structures to sacred ruins, all set against the backdrop of Peru's breathtaking natural scenery.

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3-Day Itinerary

The captivating journey along the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, a trail spanning three days, invites us to explore the ancient ruins of Huchuy Qosqo—an esteemed "royal palace of the eighth Inca ruler of the entire Inca empire." This expedition also includes a visit to the renowned Machu Picchu, accessible via the Short Inca Trail through the mesmerizing Inti Punku.

Day 1: Huchuy Qosqo Inca Trail Hike

Embark on an exhilarating land journey from Cusco to Tres Cruces, initiating the Huchuy Qosqo Inca Trail Hike. Traverse the stunning Inca Trail, exploring the Puca Marca and Leon Punku ruins with panoramic views of the Lamay Valley and the Sacred Valley Andes. Conquer the challenging Huchuy Qosqo Pass, descending along the Inca trail to León Punku canyon, and later, transfer to Ollantaytambo for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Short Inca Trail Hike

Begin the day with a train ride to the starting point of the Short Inca Trail, followed by a 5-hour trek through Machu Picchu's mountains. Witness Inca sites like Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Inti Punku, enjoying the breathtaking landscapes. In the afternoon, board a bus to Aguas Calientes for an unforgettable experience.

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour - Return to Cusco

Embark on a two-hour guided tour of the mesmerizing Machu Picchu, exploring its spectacular sites. Later, board a train to Ollantaytambo and conclude the adventure with a private transfer to Cusco, concluding an unforgettable expedition through the Andes and Machu Picchu's jungle.


Embark on a challenging yet rewarding 3-day trek, exploring ancient ruins, challenging passes, and breathtaking landscapes. Traverse the Huchuy Qosqo Inca Trail, Short Inca Trail, and delve into the wonders of Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

  • Physical Level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Walking Distance: Varied
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 Hours (Day 1), 5 Hours (Day 2), 2 Hours (Day 3)
  • Starting Altitude: 4,323m (Tres Cruces Pass), 2,000m (KM 104), 2,065m (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,851m (Ollantaytambo)
  • Highest Altitude: 2,720m (Inti Punku)


  • Trek briefing 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Private transport from Cusco to Tres Cruces.
  • Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo and Inca Trail with Machu Picchu permits.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Food with 2 box lunches.
  • Inca Rail train rides (Ollantaytambo to KM 104, Machu Picchu to Poroy).
  • 3 Bus tickets in Machu Picchu.
  • First aid kit and oxygen.
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Local taxes.

Not Included:

  • Accommodations in Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes.
  • Unspecified meals.
  • Private room hotel.
  • Tips for the crew.
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Essentials for 4-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek:

  • Daypack: Opt for the Eagle Creek Afar Backpack, suitable for personal items.
  • Passport: Essential for train travel, Machu Picchu entry, and hotel check-ins.
  • Sleeping Bag: Recommended -10°C/-5°F; available for rent in Cusco.
  • Trekking Boots: Lightweight with ankle support.
  • Trekking Pants: Two pairs (hiking and cotton).
  • Raincoat: Necessary for potentially cold nights.
  • Winter Jacket: Ensure warmth in varying temperatures.
  • Thermals: Wool socks, gloves, scarf, and hat for cold nights.
  • T-Shirts: Two, along with two long-sleeve shirts.
  • Altitude Sickness Medication: Iron tablets and relevant pills.
  • Sun Protection: SPF 45 or higher sunscreen.
  • Water: Carry for the first-day hike.
  • Camera: Capture the breathtaking landscapes.
  • Headlamp: Modern with extra batteries for evenings.
  • First Aid: Include bandages or moleskin.
  • Flip-Flops: Comfortable footwear for evenings.
  • Medication: Carry essentials like Imodium.
  • Plastic Bags: For dirty or wet clothes.
  • Entertainment: Bring a book for leisure.
  • Extra Money: Ensure you have additional funds.


Travel Highlights

Duration:3 Days
Type:Adventure, Trekking
Ideal group size:1 to 18  explorers
Physical Intensity:Medium
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingI went on the Inca trail for 4 days and was guided by Edgar Cardenas, who is not only a great guide but a knowledgeable and passionate person that really… read more

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    22 November, 2021
  • star ratingExperiencia inolvidable – Excelente agencia, se adecua a tu plan y presupuesto, la atención incomparable, una agradable experiencia.

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    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
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    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

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