Huchuy Qosqo complex lies perched over the Sacred Valley of the Incas and after Pisac and Ollantaytambo, It is the largest Inca archaeological centre of the Valley.
Its construction is earlier than Pisac and Ollantaytambo, since it was built by the Inca Trail Peru. When the Chancas, the Incas rival people threaten Cusco in 1438, The Inca abandons the capital and took refuge in this Palace, Huchuy Qosqo.
During the Spanish conquest, Gonzalo Pizarro found on the site of Huchuy Qosqo an Inca Mummy and ordered to burn it. The descendants of the Inca recovered the ashes, and retained it in a ballot box that was discovered in the years after.
This Inca site can be reached by foot, we can give you the opportunity to discover this wonderful place showing you two options of small treks without any kind of difficulty. One will take you to the discovery of several archaeological sites and typical villages of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the other one takes you to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu like ending point before coming back to Cusco.
Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu 2 Days
This territory has a variety of microclimates. The landscape consists of snow-covered summits of more than 6000m, high Andean plateaus and a fantastic rainforest. This region is dominated by Manco Inca, place of the occidental invasion. This place includes...