Huch’uy Qosqo is located over 3,550 meters above sea level on a small plateau on the upper third of the mountain. From there you have a beautiful view of the Sacred Valley where one can view the snow-capped peak of Pitusiray and the town of Calca below.
According to chroniclers Inca Viracocha founded Huch’uy Qosqo in a place that had already been populated. When the first Inca, Manco Capac came to the Sacred Valley, he found the area occupied by various tribes who were later defeated and annexed to the Empire. One of these nations was settled on Huch’uy Qosqo. There are a number of structures and Incan buildings that make up the Huch’uy Qosqo architectural complex.
Day 1 : Cusco, PucaPucara
Pick up at the hotel is around 6:00 am to go by bus to Tambomachay where we will begin the trek. We ascend towards the first pass (4,200 m ) where there is an incredible view overlooking a canyon. We continue the climb to 4,250 m and then begin the descent to Lake Quellacocha for lunch.
After lunch we continue walking for about 30 minutes to reach the third pass (4,255 m) and from this point can see Lake Qoricocha. From here we descend to another outlook to view Lake Piuray and the surrounding snowy peaks. During the walk we will have time to appreciate the flora and fauna. At the fourth and final pass (4,335 m) we descend to Pucamarca village where we will spend the night.
Day 2 : Pumamarca Huchuyqosqo, Lamay and Cusco
Early morning we have breakfast and then start the Inca Trail hike towards a canyon with Incan ruins. We begin to descend to the outlook where we rest and can see the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We continue our journey to reach Huchuyqosqo at around 11:00 am. Here we rest and appreciate the architectural beauty of the Incan structures. There we will have a guided tour of the whole area and then continue the trek down to Lamay where we will get on the bus to return to Cusco.