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Huchuyqosqo Hike

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Day 1 : Huchuyqosqo Hike

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  • Independent

Activity Level

Challenging

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The scenic Peruvian Andes
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Day 1 Huchuyqosqo Hike

  • 1 Lunch
A spectacular high-altitude trek featuring Andean landscapes and lakes, along with archaeological sites.

Early this morning, depart from your hotel and drive through the Andes. Your hike begins at Piuray Lake near the Chincero community. Hike to the Cuper Alto community, where you will have stunning views of Mt. Verónica and the full Vilcabamba Mountain Range. You will gain and lose elevation on this hike through the altiplano, while gazing on snowcapped mountains. Eventually, you will arrive to the Incan sites of Huchuyqosqo. This site was a palace in Inca times and is well-preserved with structure made of stone and adobe. These ruins were built on the mountain top, surrounded by clear blue skies above and bounded by streams on both sides. Relax in the shade of the Queñua trees (Andean Oak) while lunch is served. After lunch and a bit of a rest, continue on your hike. You will continue across the open terrain and begin the switchback trail down the mountain, eventually arriving at Lamay, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel for the evening.

This trip is approximately 7-8 hours of hiking. The difficulty level is strenuous, good physical condition required. Trip can be arranged to start from the Sacred Valley at additional cost.
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Included

  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transfers from Cusco
  • Gear Rental: First Aid Kit with Oxygen
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Horse, oxygen, potable water, & first aid kit for emergencies

Excluded

  • Park Entrance Fee: Huchuyqosqo ($9 per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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