Trip Overview • Tour Type: Llama Treck • Good For: Those with a sense of adventure and Hiking • Difficulty: Moderate • Climate: Cold, sunny with wind in the months of April to November • Humidity: Dry • Rainy season: December to March • Pick up Time: 7: AM • Considerations: This journey will take about two day INCLUDING • Guide: Professional private guide for the hike • Transport: Private minibus from Cusco to Chinchero, Taucca • Porters and lamas to transport the personal belongings ( 5-6 kg) • Lodging: With a local guest family (shared bathroom). • Meals: Lunch and dinner included. • Activity: Demonstration of Andean instruments (technology). • Entrance fee: Huchuy Qosqo.
Lama Treck Chinchero Huchuy Qosqo Lamay 2 days A journey to discover the Andean villages and their traditions, customs, beliefs and costumes. The villagers will allow us to experience unforgettable moments as they do their daily work in each place in the region of Cusco, and at the same time, make sure we get to know attractive cultural, religious and natural places. Day 1: TAUCCA (3700m/12,139ft) HUCHUY QOSQO (3.200m / 10,498ft).Today, the journey starts at your hotel where a private minibus will pick you up to bring you to the community of Taucca, situated in the surroundings of the village of Chinchero. There, we meet with our team of porters and lamas. To start our hike, with help of the porters, we first have to pack our personal belongings on the lamas. Everyone can bring approximately 5 kg. Then we start our climb through the typical Andean valleys rich in cabena, quinoa, tarwi and Andean tubers. In the middle of our climb as we reach the pass (4,250m / 13,943ft), the environment starts to change drastically into Andean highlands or ‘puna’, with indiginous vegetation such as Andean grass (ichu). The views of the peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain chain are spectacular. After the pass, you will begin your descent to the settlement of Huchuy Qosqo, walking along a path that leads to the ravine of Puca Marka (red village) which is called that way because of the red colors of the mountain. There, we’ll find the Inca Trail that comes from Tambomachay, and that will lead us to a small canyon called Puma Punku, with the remnants of an Inca bridge, paths and impressive geological formations. Next, we will arrive at Huchuy Qosqo, where we pass by a balcony with an impressive panoramic view of the valley (3.200m / 10,498ft).Huchuy Qosqo lies in a plateau, surrounded by agricultural terraces, and offers incomparable views of the Vilcabamba mountain chain and the river. The total length of your journey today will be approximately 10 km (6.2 miles), which is 6 to 7 hours walking. As we arrive, we will visit the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo and then go to the inhabited house, where we will have a traditional dinner with the local family. Day 2 – HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY-CUSCOAfter breakfast, the family will offer us a small demonstration of Andean instruments. Our day then begins with a strong descent to the Sacred Valley of Lamay (2,800 m). We continue our route by private transport along the “Sacred River”. We pass by several towns and villages that continue to Cusco