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This trek starts near the village of Taucca, not far from the town of Urubamba. This hike takes you through diverse terrain, from high altitude plains to fertile agricultural corn and potato fields. The highlight is camping and enjoying a traditional Andean dinner in the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo, or “Little Cusco”, where the views are superb.
We will pick you up from your hotel to the small Village of Taucca (3750 MASL) the beginning of your trek, the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards the pass at 4050 MASL, the landscape begins to change dramatically to that classic of high Andean savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly "ichu" or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo (3650 MASL). Afterwards we will go down hill to Lamay at 2900 MASL where we will catch our transport driving to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is the place where we will continue by train to Aguas Calientes town. Overnight in hotel.
Early in the morning we will go up in the first bus to visit Machupicchu you will have a guided tour for about 2:30 hours after that you have a free time to take pictures or climb up to Huaynapicchu (additional cost). After your free time you will descent to Aguas Calientes town, we will catch the train coming back to Ollantaytambo, where your vehicle will be expecting you to take you to your hotel in Cusco or the sacred valley.