We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive for thirty minutes before reaching the trailhead. A short uphill hike brings us to the first pass (4,100 m / 13,451 ft) where we can view the city of Cusco from above, as well as the surrounding mountain ranges. A short distance farther, we reach Lake Qorichocha to rest and eat lunch. One more pass remains (4,200 m/13,799 ft) before we descend into a steep canyon and join with a portion of the original Inca Trail. Here we will explore one of the terraces of the Huchuy Qusqo archaeological site with a guided tour.
This site which is nestled among the Sacred Valley, is rich in history and culture. Formerly occupied by the semi-mythical Virachocha, an Incan ruler during the 1400s, it was taken over by the Spanish a century later. After the tour, we will hike downhill to Lamay where a van will pick us up and bring us back to Cusco.