Discover the magic of the Inca culture and live an unforgettable experience on this 2-day hiking adventure across Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu.
Would you like to live an unforgettable experience in Peru? Then you can’t miss this fantastic 2-day program to discover the culture, history and natural views of the ancient Inca Empire. Follow me on this adventure and discover the magic around Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu.
On the first day of the program, we’ll explore the archeological site called Huchuy Qosqo, in the north of Cusco. In this region, we can observe ancient constructions and stone buildings made to preserve food. At an altitude of 3,650 meters and right over the town of Lamay, this area used to be an important agricultural center of the Inca Empire.
On the second day of the program, we’ll discover the unique and iconic Machu Picchu. We’ll enjoy an amazing tour around some of the best places in the citadel, such as the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Three Windows and the Intihuatana, among many others. To visit Machu Picchu means to discover a special place filled with ancient history and wonderful energy. It will be a once in a lifetime experience!
At the bottom of the page, you can take a look at a more detailed itinerary of each day of the program. Also, keep in mind that the level of these hikes is moderate, so you need to be physically fit.
So, would you like to take part of this dreamy adventure in Peru? Then all you have to do is send your request and get in touch with me. We’ll start making all the arrangements for this unbelievable hike to discover the Inca culture.
There is also the possibility to go on a 7-day trek around Machu Picchu. Check it out!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
First of all, we’ll drive from Cusco to the small town of Corao, where our hike begins. We’ll cross the village of Sihua, the Pukamarca pass and reach a fantastic viewpoint of Urubamba and the Sacred Valley. Then, we’ll descend to the Pumamarka community and share lunch.
After lunch, we’ll continue the hike across the Puma Puncu canyon and the original Inca trail, which will lead to Huchuy Qosqo. There, we’ll explore the amazing buildings, temples and terraces in the site, among many other spots.
Finally, we’ll descend to the village of Lamay and drive back to Cusco.
Hiking hours: 7 Hours.
Walking distance: 12 kilometers.
Starting point of the hike: 3,848 meters.
Maximum Altitude: 4,150 meters.
Difficulty: easy to moderate.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and snack.
On this day, we’ll depart from Cusco and take the train in Ollaytantambo to Aguas Calientes. On the way, we’ll have the pleasure to see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Urubamba River. Then, we’ll take the bus to the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu, where we’ll enjoy a 2-hour guided tour around the best spots in the area.
Also, there’s a wide variety of possibilities for you to enjoy after the tour, such as exploring the Sun Gate or climbing the local mountains. Keep in mind that for some of these activities you’ll need to book a ticket in advance!
Finally, in the afternoon we’ll begin our return to Cusco.
Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.
It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.
We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.
AGMP | IFMGA
William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!
Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.
Great service and trip!
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Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!
It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.
Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.
The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.
The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.
Flormila Pineda Villanueva
My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.
He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.
Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!
Michael W English
From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.
We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.
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