Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machupicchu 3 days / 2 nights

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Huchuy Qosqo is located north of CUSCO  city on 3600 meters above sea level, today called small Cusco, in time of the Incas this place was the refuge of the Inca wiracocha (dad of inca pachacutec).after the war in cusco and with the Chancas, Huchuy Qosqo is located on the heights of the sacred valley, which still maintains  original Inca trail , Huchuy Qosqo is an archaeological center with many agricultural terraces, reservoir and water sources, store houses.

INCA-ADENTOURSDAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA – HUCHUY QOSQO.

The transport will go through your hotel to pick you up at 7:00 am, to be able to drive it until the beginning of the walk which is Patabamba, Patabamba is located at 3690 meters above sea level, from here we will start walking towards Huchuy Qosqo, the walk is smooth, during the journey we will see farmers doing their daily routine, as we will also pass through where they grow, wheat beans, barley, etc. … and the fauna will be able to observe hummingbird deer partridges etc., the way is in the summits of the sacred valley, during 3 hours of Soft climb until reaching the maximum height of 4000m where Pucamarca will be located. the first archaeological center and where the original Inca road to Huchuy Qosqo begins, in Huchuy Qosqo you can have lunch and enjoy the afternoon with your guide, after the visit of the archaeological center you will go to the house of a family in Huchuy Qosqo, where will spend the night in the family home.

INCA-ADENTOURSDAY 2: HUCHUY QOSQO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Awake 6 am, 6:30 breakfast and then start a walk to reach Lamay for 2 hours all descent, where our transport will pick us up and then continue the visit of the sacred valley.

First we will visit MORAY aquatic center will receive information about the place the ideal is to arrive more before the other groups. and so enjoy better then continue with the salt minres in maras in the same way you can enjoy for an hour on the site, then continue to Urubamba where you can have lunch at a restaurant buffet, once lunch we will continue to Ollantaytambo and then take the train and take us to the Aguas Calientes town where you will spend in a lodging and you will have a diner and organize with your guide before going up to Machupicchu

INCA-ADENTOURSDAY 3: MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO.

Organizing with the guide and depending on the season will take the bus that will take us to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu and thus make the visits with the guide, the guided will last approximately 2 hours. After the tour you can explore Machupicchu on your own considering how to return to Cusco once your visit is finished, go down to the town of Aguas Calientes to take your train to Ollantaytambo where our transport will wait to take you to your accommodation in the city of cusco.

PRICE:

The Salkantay Trek can leave any day of the week.

02 – 04   Paxs    US$ 515.00 per person

05 – 08   Paxs    US$ 495.00 per person

         12   Paxs    US$ 480.00  per person

Aditional Items:

Huayna Picchu: $75 per person
Montana: $75 per person
Vistadome Train (one way): $75 per person

INCA-ADENTOURS DAY BACKPACK.

 Everything you may need during the tour should be in your personal backpack, which you must provide and bring with you (we do not offer it as a rental). We recommend that they be as small as possible and you should only carry the essentials. In the citadel it is allowed to use maximum 30L backpack or smaller. If you have a larger bag, you can use it for trekking, but you must leave at your hotel in Aguas Calientes town, or you can pay to store it in one of the facilities outside the main gates of Machu Picchu. They are cheap, but they often have long lines.

INCA-ADENTOURS DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR THE INCA TRAIL AND  ALTERNATIVE TREKS?

 OF COURSE!

You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same number you sent us for the reservation. The park rangers verify every day the passports of the walkers and also to enter Machu Picchu. The train company will verify your passport before you board the train. If you have changed your passport after the reservation, please let us know immediately. / Or bring both passports.

INCA-ADENTOURS HOW IMPORTANT IS BRIEFING ?

Very important is the time where you will meet with our trek guide. who will detail every inconvenience you have about trek, weather, departure time etc.

INCA-ADENTOURS TO GET CUSCO.

The airport in Cusco currently is only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.

The best way to get to Cusco is by air and there are several options in airlines. LAN tends to be the most expensive, but has the most options and flights. Expect delays or flight cancellations. Due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land and any acclimate weather will stop air traffic. Bus travel is always available and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses in Peru are very well maintained and comfortable. This option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno. Lima buses will take about 22 hours to arrive.

INCA-ADENTOURS WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY BAGGAGE?

 During the INCA TRAIL; ALTERNATIVE TREK OR TOURS TO MACHUPICCHU, your luggage can be left in the baggage store of your hotel in Cusco.  Let us know  at briefing time we can help you with it.

INCA-ADENTOURS DO I NEED TO TAKE EXTRA MONEY TO  THE TOUR OR TREK THAT I DO?

 Yes. This is very important! We recommend that you bring from 400 to 500 Peruvian soles. You may not need any of this money, but in case of an emergency, you should make sure you have enough cash. If you are participating in sacred valley tour there are many places to buy gifts. 

INCA-ADENTOURS ABOUT THE ALTITUD

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically puno, Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. Do not be panic just relax.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away .

INCA-ADENTOURS WEATHER IN THE ANDES

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant.

Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.

 INCA-ADENTOURS IS IT IMPORTANT TRAVEL INSURANCE?

 To protect your travel investment, we recommend buying travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended.

IT INCLUDES:

INCA-ADENTOURSPick up from the hotel. transportation to Patabamba.

INCA-ADENTOURSProfessional bilingual guide

INCA-ADENTOURS02 breakfasts

INCA-ADENTOURS02 lunches

INCA-ADENTOURS02 dinners

INCA-ADENTOURSTrain ticket (Ollanta – aguas calientes- Ollanta)

INCA-ADENTOURSEntrance ticket to the sanctuary of Machupicchu

INCA-ADENTOURSGuided in Machupicchu

INCA-ADENTOURSLodging in aguas calientes tow. (optional you can increase money and reserve at your convenience)

INCA-ADENTOURSPick up of ollantaytambo – cusco

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

INCA-ADENTOURSHuayna Picchu Ticket (you can book with the agency)

INCA-ADENTOURSMachupicchu mountain ticket (you can book with the agency)

INCA-ADENTOURSFirst breakfast, last lunch and last dinner.

INCA-ADENTOURSExpenses during trek

INCA-ADENTOURSCanes

INCA-ADENTOURSWater bottle

INCA-ADENTOURSSnack: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, etc.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

It is highly recommended to bring:

INCA-ADENTOURSMosquito repellent

INCA-ADENTOURSSunblock

INCA-ADENTOURSTrekking shoe

INCA-ADENTOURSPassport

INCA-ADENTOURSRainwear or rain poncho

INCA-ADENTOURSExtra money in soles

INCA-ADENTOURSCap and sunglasses

INCA-ADENTOURSComfortable backpack to carry your daily papers and toilet paper

INCA-ADENTOURSWater bottle

INCA-ADENTOURSSnack: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, etc.

INCA-ADENTOURSWarm clothes (wool sweaters)

WHY SHOULD I DO THE TOUR OR TREK WITH INCA ADVENTOURS?

INCA ADVENTOURS is a 100% Cusco agency, (PERU) we are direct tour operator without intermediaries. INCA ADVENTOURS is a friendly agency and a tour operator based in the city of Cusco whose owners are from Cusco (Peru).

All our tours and hikes are strictly organized by INCA ADVENTOURS and their professional team, our purpose is to provide a high quality service.

INCA-ADENTOURSWe are proud of our work team because thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way

INCA-ADENTOURSWe only require a minimum of 2 travelers to start a tour

INCA-ADENTOURSWe have highly trained guides who have a degree in tourism and speak fluent English.

INCA-ADENTOURSOrganic food in a fantastic way in all the treks prepared by our professional chef.

INCA-ADENTOURSEach tour or trek is organized strictly for our clients

INCA ADVENTOURS. It is a company that cares for orphaned children and low-resource parents. Therefore, book a trek or tour with INCA ADVENTOURS.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

 Identification document. Original passport (the passport that I use to book the tour).

INCA-ADENTOURS A lightweight 25-40 liter backpack. which will be light to use throughout the trek (the smaller is better, why? in machupicchu you can use maximum 30 liter backpack).

INCA-ADENTOURS Jacket or rainwear, a rain poncho (waterproof gear is very important allways in the Andes the climate changes constantly).

INCA-ADENTOURSHiking boots or good water resistant shoes.

INCA-ADENTOURSSandals to use in the hot springs and rest your feet after the walk.

INCA-ADENTOURSWarm clothes including jackets, gloves, scarves, wool hat. We recommend that you bring thermal clothes, especially for sleeping.

INCA-ADENTOURSSleeping bag (-10c.at least or you can rent from us -20c.) per $20.

INCA-ADENTOURShead lamp.

INCA-ADENTOURSwalking sticks (or you can rent from the company for $ 15).

INCA-ADENTOURSPhoto camera with batteries for the whole tour (the batteries are consumed very fast by the cold), binoculars.

INCA-ADENTOURSsun Hat, sunscreen and a rehydrating cream for the skin, sunglasses.

INCA-ADENTOURSInsect repellent.

INCA-ADENTOURSToilet paper.

INCA-ADENTOURSRefreshments: like chocolates, cookies, dried fruits, raisins etc.

INCA-ADENTOURSWater bottle or camelback.

INCA-ADENTOURSYour own emergency kit if you have a special medication.

INCA-ADENTOURSSwimwear , bikini, towel etc. for the hot springs …

INCA-ADENTOURSHandsanitizer.

INCA-ADENTOURSToothbrush and paste.

INCA-ADENTOURSEarplugs.

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UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

NEW 2019 MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS
Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu will be divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour will be limited to 600 visitors. The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huayna Picchu tickets will go up from $35 per person to $75 per person All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $75 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours. If you have booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with us and do not want to pay the higher fee, please contact us at: incadventours@gmail.com

These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.

REGLAMENTIO MACHUPICCHU