Inca road to Huchuy Qosqo

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  • 9-10 Hours
  • Group Size: 2 - 12
  • All year round

Amazing route that starts in the mountains of Cuzco towards the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo and finishes in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We will ride from the Sacred Valley or Cusco, to the community of Q´enko, where we start our hike. From there we will ascend for about 1.5 km until we reach the highest point of the day, where we will get amazing views of the cordillera Vilcanota and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trail will then take us along creeks and agricultural terraces, facing the Vilcanota river and the Urubamba mountain range until we arrive at Pukamarca. In this ¨Red Village¨, we will meet the Inca Trail hidden by a narrow and biodiverse gully, with water channels, ancient stairs and bridges, as well as other archaeological remains in between a breathtaking nature. We will arrive at Huchuy Qosqo, an important tambo (strategic military and religious site) in the heights of the Sacred Valley. History tells that this was the refugee of the Inca Viracocha, defeated by the Chancas, who invade the city of Cusco, until his son Pachacutec beat them and recover Cusco for the Incas, After visiting the citadel and enjoy the views and landscape, we will descend to Lamay village to finish our trip and return to our hotel or our next destination. Gourmet and nutritive box-lunch on route.

Price Includes

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Transportation from and to Lamay
  • ticket to enter the archaeological site and for the community
  • Box Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Transportation from the hotel to Lamay and vice versa
  • Alcoholics drinks and tips

What to Bring

  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Camera
  • Walk-out clothes (preferably synthetic clothing because dry fast)
  • Warm and light jacket, waterproof jacket,
  • Reusable water bottle or camelback
  • Medium backpack, hat and sunscreen,

Why is this experience RESPONSible?

A fee is paid to the community, so that the community implements and takes care of the road and in this way involves them in the tourist activity. Additionally, an exhaustive interpretation of the environment is made, whose purpose is to make the traveler aware of the preservation of the local flora and fauna.

All supplies are local and the packaging is all sustainable. Walking is always an environmentally friendly and low C02 impact way.


Your Travel Designers
11Franco Neri is one of the country's leading tourism specialists | Responsible Travel Peru


My name is Franco Negri, I was born in Lima, I studied tourism and hotel management at San Martin de Porres University and I have been living in Cusco for 25 years. My motivation is to contribute to the conservation of nature and communities through responsible tourism and other activities coherent with the destination.
After so many years seeing how tourism has had a negative impact there is only one way to maintain our activity and that is to have an inclusive thinking and educate the traveler that the destination belongs to the people who inhabit it.