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Experience the magic of the legendary Huchuy Qosqo trek! This unforgettable journey will take you through the stunning Mountain range in Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will be surrounded by magnificent mountains peaks, lagoons, and incredible archaeological sites.
Our private van will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the small village of Tauca the starting point of your hike.
Start your hike early in the morning and ascend gradually to the first pass at Pumamarka approximately at 4,419 m – 14,500 ft. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, lagoons and distant valleys. Continue your trek in an easy dowhill trail to Huhuy Qosqo, where you will have a panoramic view of the complex, the Urubamba Valley canyon and the snow-capped peak of Pitusiray and Sahuasiray in the distance.
After making your way through the beautiful scenery, you will arrive at the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Here, you can explore the ancient Incan structures and learn about the fascinating history of the area.
Continue your hike down to the town of Lamay located at 2950 m 9688 ft. Enjoy the spectacular views of the urubamba River and the Andean Mountains.
At the end of the trek, our private van will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Huchuy Qosqo means “the place where the lighting strikes” is an Incan archaeological site located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near the town of Calca, in Peru. It is thought to have been an important administrative hub of the Inca Empire.
The complex has been dated to the late 15th century, and is believed to have been built by the Inca emperor, Pachacuti. It served multiple purposes, such as a rest stop on the royal road, a place of worship and a site of agricultural production. The complex consists of several buildings, including a large palace, two smaller buildings, a number of storehouses, and a temple platform.
The palace is the largest building at the site and is made from large stones. It is rectangular in shape and has two stories, with the upper story having a balcony. The interior is divided into several rooms and contains a number of carvings and paintings.
The two smaller buildings, known as qolqas, are thought to have served as storehouses. These buildings are built of smaller stones and are more rounded in shape.