Huchuy Qosqo which in Quechua means “Small Cusco” or “Little Cusco” . It is an archeological site north of Cusco. Huchuy Qosqo was chiefly an administrative and military centre with many thought-provoking constructions in its vicinity. Here you will see the flawless stonework as well as grain storage structures known as Collcas. Huchuy Qosqo was also a renowned agricultural centre to produce corn. The site was named Huchuy Qosqo in the 20th century, it was before known as Kakya Qawani. Besides a large number of buildings and other impressive stone works, there is a kallanka (great hall), 40m long.
The Incas also built an impressive irrigation channel here that is lined with stones for about 800 meters. These irrigation channels were demolished and bigger channels were built during the Spanish rule. Below the site of Huchuy Qosqo are Qullqas or Qolqas – store houses which were used to store dried meats and crops such as beans, potatoes, corn and quinoa.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cusco Hotel Transfer|
|DEPARTURE TIME||06:00 AM|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Please Note: We offer hotel pickups and drop offs only to our guests who are staying within the historic centre of Cusco. If you are staying out of our pick-up zone, we will co-ordinate a pick-up point and time with you and it is solely your responsibility to be there on time.
Pumamarca- Huchuy Qosqo- Aguas Calientes
Guided tour in Machu Picchu-Cusco
Original passport and Student card of University
Travel insurance (and some copies).
Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
Backpack (rucksack) to carry your things.
Phone, power bank battery, camera charger and adapter.
Torch or headlamps.
Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
Sunblock and sunglasses.
Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
Water bottle or canteen.
American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
Credit or debit card.
Luggage Tags and Locks.
Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).