The Huchuy Qosqo Trek connects the city of Cusco with the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is one of the treks that combines natural and cultural attractions in one day.
From the beginning, the Huchuy Qosqo Trek surprises us with beautiful Andean landscapes, high Andean lakes, South American auquénidos (Llamas and Alpacas), picturesque canyons and Inca archaeological remains.
The archaeological remains ofHuchuy Qosqoare located on the left bank of the Vilcanota River, on a mountain in front of the town of Lamay. Huchuy Qosqo was an administrative, economic and social center, with rectangular structures up to 2 levels, large squares and several agricultural terraces.
Huchuy Qosqo is a Quechua word, whose meaning is small Cusco (Huchuy = Small / Qosqo = Cusco), in this place historical events happened that made the Inca culture became the most important in South America.
Information of Huchuy Qosqo
Location of Huchuy Qosqo: Northeast of the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Duration of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek: Full Day.
Distance of the Hike to Huchuy Qosqo: 12 kilometers approx.
Maximum Height: Apacheta Sector 4,050 masl (13,287 feet).
Minimum Height: Lamay 2,941 masl (9,648 feet).
Visiting Season: All year round but preferably from March to November.
Hiking Level: Medium.