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Patabamba-Huchuyqosqo to Machupicchu 3d/2n



Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Patabamba:

We pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am and travel for 30 minutes to the head of the trail up in Sacsayhuaman. Here we will meet our trek staff and begin the hike through the Andean landscapes and over the Pukamarca zone. This being surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct us right to Huchuy Qosqo. Huchuy Qosqo was originally a dwelling site of the Inca Wiracocha, where we can still see many of the original buildings, made with perfect stone work, grainery structures called Collcas to store and preserve food. Huchuy Qosqo was also a very important agricultural center to produce corn; (3600 m.a.s.l.).

Meals: L-D

Accommodation: home stay

Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl

Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl

Distance Travelled: 14 km

Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

DAY 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

On the second day we will explore the Huchuy Qosqo inca site. Here we will have our lunch. We will then trek for three hours down to Lamay and take the train at the Ollantaytambo train station to the town of Aguas Calientes. Two hours of an amazing train ride, along with beautiful views on both sides of the valley will follow. After we arrive to Aguas Calientes, we will have the accommodation in the hotel. We will have some free time to go to the hot springs to relax and get ready for the next day.

Meals: B-L-D

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes town

Maximum Altitude: 3800m

Minimum Altitude: 2800m

Distance Travelled: 12 Km

Approximate Walking Time: 3 – 4 hours


DAY 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Wake up early in the morning to have breakfast and then take the first bust up to Machupicchu. There we will have a guided 2-hour tour of the citadel. We will be able to visit the most important places of Machupicchu, including: the agricultural site, the temple of the Sun, the temple of Mother Earth, the main temple, the 3-window temple, the sundial, the temple of the condor, and so on. We will then have some free time to explore Machupicchu on our own or make the climb up to the Huayna Picchu mountain (check availability). After this we will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes at 4:20 pm, we will board the train to Ollantaytambo, where we will be taken back to Cusco.



  • Transportation to and from: Cusco – Head of trail / Poroy Train Station – Hotel
  • Private bus: Lamay – Ollantaytambo
  • Train service: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Expediton Train service: Aguas Calientes – Poroy train station
  • Hostel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts/2 Lunches/2 Dinners/ afternoon tea


  • Breakfast (day 1), usually the hotels offer this service
  • Lunch (day 3)


  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes


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