The Inca Trail to Huchuy Qosqo is the best alternative to the traditional Inca Trail . The stunning views, the flora and fauna, the impressive archeological remains that cross the clouded forests, the histories, legends and myths make this trail a life time adventure.
We start with a bus ride to the Andean Community of Patabamba (3850m |12 631ft), we will walk through the Sacred Valley via a natural balcony, with an average of 2000 feet above the valley, so the view is simply superb. You can see the towns of Calca, Lamay, Pisac and Colla, and the snow-capped Veronica and Sawasiray Pitusiray. The road raises slowly through the community of Sihuas, then head to the ruins of Leon Punku (4020 | 13 188ft) .
After lunch, we will begin our descent to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cusco, 3650m |1197ft), the beautiful inca trail through a spectacular canyon known as Leon Punku, which has traces of three Inca bridges. Also we will observe a large number of bromeliads and typical vegetation of the region. Then at the archaeological site of Huchuyqosqo, which was once a ceremonial center, we will have time to explore and admire the magnificent views of the Sacred valley.
Near the archaeological site is the Andean community of Huchuy Qosqo, where we spend the night in a local house.
After breakfast we start to climb uphill for kilometers and we will find remains of an impressive Inca trail. The climb leads us through the impressive mountains where we will reach the highest pass through two high Andean lagoons. We will arrive at Huallata Pass 4400m. Afterwards we descend up to Tauca town, where we will enjoy an impressive view of the valley and Piuray lagoon. After lunch at the community we continue our journey to Cusco or Ollantaytambo.