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Cusco - Patabamba – Qenqo – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay (Sacred Valley) – Cusco


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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
4,000m / 13,123ft
Activity Level
Moderate (high altitude)
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl


One-Day Adventure to Little Cusco in Peru's Sacred Valley

The most famous hike in South America is the Inca Trail and others multi-day hikes, but if you are short on time and want to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy the nature and to witness its beauty of Peruvian Andes. We offer Huchuy Qosqo 1 day hike. Its name is Quechua “Little Cusco”. It lies at an elevation of 3,650 meters (11,800 feet), above the 3000-meter high town of Lamay and the Sacred Valley.

The Huchuy Qosqo 1 day hike, is a stunning route, accessible only by foot, with sweeping views over the Sacred Valley. Besides, the trek surrounded by breathtaking scenery of snowcapped mountain range of Urubamba. Likewise, the Huchuy Qosqo 1 day hike near Sacred Valley is for those who like a challenging hiking adventure.

Above all, the hike leads up to the ruins of “Huchuy Qosqo” before descending a series of switchbacks to Lamay village, the end of your hike. If you have more time, this route can also be organized with Machu Picchu. Explorer Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days (With Machu Picchu).

What's it like

  • Early morning pickup at your hotel
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Qenqo”.
  • Walking distance: 16 km / 10 miles.
  • Estimated duration: Approx. 7 hours.
  • Highest point: 4000 m. /13,123 ft.
  • Location: The Andes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Challenge “Huchuy Qosqo 1 Day Hike”

Full Itinerary of The Huchuy Qosqo 1 Day Hike

Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco for an orientation the night before your 1-day hike to Huchuy Qosqo to go over the itinerary and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm the evening before the trip begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Option 1: Leaving from Patabamba, Qenqo

The Patabamba-Qenqo to Huchuy Qosqo Trek

If you’re looking for a quieter trail with all the same breathtaking views of the Peruvian landscape as with other, more well-known trails, then you can’t go wrong with the Huchuy Qosqo day hike.

Patabamba-Qenqo to Huchuy Qosqo Trek Itinerary

Highlights of the day: Hiking through the stunning Andean scenery, located over the mountains of Sacred Valley. Then the footpath descends to the Leon Punku canyon, a pretty spectacular entrance to a humid valley and following the original Inca trail, you finally get to see the Huchuy Qosqo.

  • Hiking distance: 12 Km. / 7.4 mile
  • Estimated hiking time: 7 to 8 Hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,000m (13,123ft).
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Tour Plan: Cusco – Patabamba – Qenqo – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay (Sacred Valley) – Cusco

To begin an epic one-day hike to Huchuy Qosqo through Patabamba-Qenqo hiking route, we pick you up from your hotel or Airbnb in Cusco at 6:00am. We’ll then drive you in a private transport for 1.5 hours to the trailhead located in the tiny village of Qenqo 3,600m (11,811 ft).

Along the way, we’ll pass by Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and head over the mountains, enjoying breathtaking sight of the Andes that Cusco and Sacred Valley offers to the small town of Ccorao and then branch off on a dirt road to the village of Patabamba and Qenqo, to reach the starting point of the trek.

This day trek begins in the middle of a landscape between Qenqo and Siwar, small Andean villages of agricultural farmers, shepherds and weavers who preserve age-old traditions. In the morning, we will start out, a gentle climb of 1 hours to the highest point of the day, which is the Siwar Pass 4,000m (13,123ft).

During the trek, we’ll pass through a wonderful Andean landscape where you’ll spot llamas and alpacas and enjoying the stunning landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see far in the distance the villages such as Pisac, Lamay and Calca as you head towards a scenic mountain pass of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

Once we reach to the highest point of the Huchuy Qosqo trek, you will be rewarded with some of the country’s most stunning scenery, sweeping mountain vistas, Urubamba Mountain range and its snow capped peaks of Mount Veronica, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Chicon and San Juan.

After a well-deserved short break at scenic mountain pass and capturing amazing images. Then, we’ll begin to descent, passing a small village of Pucamarca with thatched-roof homes and reach to the old Inca Trail.

Then, we will continue the hiking through beautiful green valleys, enjoying awesome views of agricultural terraces and enter the canyon and go through the impressive Puma Punku (“The Puma Gate”).

From here, we’ll hike along an original section of the Inca trail, which has been restored as part of the Qhapaq Ñan project. The Inca Trail is one of the most well-renowned routes worldwide, so this is an exciting addition to your hike.

This trail will lead us between tarwi (Lupinus), small cactuses, Queñua trees, following the stream to the isolated and mysterious Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (“the little Cusco”) that sits perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 3,600m (11,811 ft), and it bounded by streams on both sides.

As we are walking down, the views alone are worth the trek, as we’ll have panoramic vistas up and down the valley, and to the mountains beyond. Few more minutes walking, we reach the main destination of the trip, HUCHUY QOSQO!!

When we arrive, you’ll have plenty of time to explore Huchuy Qosqo and its various sectors, where you’ll see large two-story buildings with intricate stonework that possibly housed Viracocha himself, as well as sectors for administration and the storage of corn and other crops.

The Inca agricultural terraces at Huchuy Qosqo are also quite a sight, having been remarkably well-preserved over the centuries. We can also visit the Inca irrigation channel, which runs for an impressive 800 meters and would have kept Huchuy Qosqo and its terraces well supplied with water. It’s a really interesting place to visit, and you’ll learn a lot about the Incas.

Your guide will show you all the most interesting parts of Huchuy Qosqo, explaining the history as you explore the site. After your guided tour, we’ll enjoy our delicious box lunch, and after a short rest, we have to begin our 2-hour descent a switchback trail to the village of Lamay (2,941 m / 9,649 ft) that’s next to the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley.

Our beautiful Huchuy Qosqo trek ends in Lamay, where we’ll board our transport and head back to Cusco. You’ll have plenty of time this evening to get some rest and head out for dinner.

Option 2: Leaving from Chinchero, Taucca

The Chinchero-Taucca to Huchuy Qosqo Trek

If you are after a bit challenging day-hike then this is the best option.

Chinchero-Taucca to Huchuy Qosqo Trek Itinerary

Highlights of the day: Explore the Andes of the Sacred Valley towards the fascinating Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site, and witness incredible snow-covered peaks in the background over the lofty mountains surrounding the sacred valley in front.

  • Hiking distance: 16 Km. / 9.94 mile
  • Estimated hiking time: 8 to 9 Hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,200m (13,780ft)
  • Difficulty: Challenging route
Tour Plan: Cusco – Tauca – Pucajasa Pass – Huchuy Qosqo Ruins – Lamay – Cusco

This exciting day hike to the Sacred Valley, the Chinchero-Taucca Huchuy Qosqo Trek, begins with a 6:00 am pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. Once we pick you up, we will head by private transport through winding hills towards the Sacred Valley until reaching to Chinchero to then follow on to Tauca, a small Andean community at 3,800m (12,467 ft), near the Piuray Lagoon.

As we set out on the trail, we start hiking uphill amidst a beautiful mountain scenery with presence of llamas, alpacas and lovely views of the Piuray Lagoon until we reach the first pass 4,100m (13,451ft) and 25 minutes later we will reach the second pass, which is the highest point of the day 4200 m (13,780ft).

From the Pucajasa Pass, we will enjoy incredible views of the mountain range that surrounds the Sacred Valley and see far in the distance the spectacular view of the snow-capped Veronica, the highest peak in the Urubamba range and the neighboring Vilcabamba range, as well as the beautiful lakes.

After we take some pictures and enjoy the views from the top of the snow-capped mountains, we start the walk down through a restored Inca Trail to the small Andean community of Pukamarca 4010m (13,153 ft). Along the way the landscape will change as we head towards lower altitudes.

Continuing the hike along the Inca trail, we cross a stream and then enter the León Punku ravine, where we will find the remains of a bridge and Inca trail, and we will also appreciate the geological formation surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo.

Eventually, we arrive to Huchuy Qosqo 3,600m (11,811 ft), perched on a cliff is one the most renowned archeological complex in the Urubamba Valley, with an imposing architecture and a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba river and the imposing snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera de los Andes.

Once we get to Huchuy Qosqo, we will stop to enjoy the tasty box lunch we’ve prepared for you and chill out. After short rest, your tour guide will walk you through the archaeological park and show you all the site’s impressive Inca buildings.

During your guided tour, you will see well-preserved ruins that are characterized by double jamb doorways, three story houses, and mixed constructions of stone and adobe, sacred temples, storehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture, and the Inca reservoir used to store water during the dry season, sprawling over the mountain top and surrounded by spectacular views of the surrounding mountain terrain.

After your guided tour, we leave Huchuy Qosqo and descend for about two hours to the Village of Lamay in the ever-beautiful Urubamba valley. At Lamay village, we meet our private transport that take us back to our hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley located towns.

What's Included on the Huchuy Qosqo 1 Day Hike?

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before the trek at your hotel
  • Collection from your Cusco hotel in the morning
  • Private transport to the starting point of the trek
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals: 1 Box lunch
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • Entrance ticket to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco
  • Door to door service
  • All local taxes

What's Not Included?

  • Hotel before and after the tour
  • Breakfast, drinks, snacks, and dinner
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control
  • Tipping (expected but not compulsory, your own appreciation)
  • PayPal or wire transfer fees
  • Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
  • Flights

Huchuy Qosqo Day Hike Packing List

The Huchuy Qosqo trek is a full-day affair, so make sure to have all necessary equipment to enjoy this amazing place to the fullest. Below is a detailed list of what you will need to pack for the Huchuy Qosqo hike.

Essential for the day hike:

  • Passport: They are not necessary; however, we recommend to take with you in a safe place
  • Hiking shoes or liter trekking boots with good traction: Wear comfortable shoes for hiking with good ankle suport, because the hike is with some very steep terrain (hiking up or down in sections)
  • Fleece or down jacket: Temperatures early in the morning cam be below 0° Celsius, bring a light warm jacket and winter jacket
  • Gloves: You can take hiking gloves, or buy in the streets of Cusco from 10 to 15 soles
  • Hut or Bennie: Early mornings can be cold, make sure you have always with you warm clothes
  • Rain gear: Bring a rain jacket and rain poncho, avoid umbrellas due to heavy winds
  • Sun protection, including sun shirt, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, as there is no shade for the majority of the hike. The sun can be dry and strong, protect yourself with a good sun protection. Remember that the sun is stronger at high altitude.
  • Daypack: light and comfortable for hiking and with enough space for your belongings
  • Hiking poles: Hiking poles are key for the steep downhill sections of this hike.
  • Water: We recommend you around 2.5 liters in a reusable plastic or metal water container. Better if you have containers that can keep hot your drink
  • Snacks: Power barts, granolas, candies, chocolates
  • Extra cash: Take around 300 soles in cash for souvenirs, and unexpected expenses
  • A hiking pants – not jeans, 2 long sleeve shirts, bandages or moleskin.

Others for your Huchuy Qosqo one day tour:

  • Basic first aid kit: Band-aids, antiseptic wipes, altitude sickness, motion sickness, and pain relievers
  • Camera: Good camera or your phone fully charge and extra baterries
  • Binoculars: Take with you if you have one.

VERY IMPORTANT: It’s always good to keep in mind that the weather in the Andes can be quite unpredictable. Therefore, it’s advisable to be well-prepared for different weather conditions when planning a trip to Humantay Lake.


Price of the “Huchuy Qosqo Full Day Hike”

The Huchuy Qosqo 1 day hike can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We don’t operate this itinerary in February because of the rainy season & maintenance of the route.

Our price of the “1-day hike to Huchuy Qosqo ruins” are per person in USD, based in group size.

This “1-day Huchuy Qosqo trek via Corao – Patabamba – Qenqo – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay” is organized in a small group travel service and custom private trips, fully supported by private experienced staff. Please take a look below and choose one of them and select your travel date and join our upcoming amazing journeys.

GROUP SERVICE PRICE (Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl)

  • $00 USD per person

Our small group tour or trek depart with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests. We only need a minimum of two people in order to book! No problem if your date does not match with other listed fixed departures, we can open a new departure just with you on any date you wish. Feel free to email us or call us at +51 957 326998 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

PRIVATE SERVICE PRICE (Prices are per person in USD, based on group size)

  • Price for 6-8 trekkers: 00 USD per person
  • Price for 3-5 trekkers: 00 USD per person
  • Price for 2 trekkers: 00 USD per person

Why Private? If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size. Private Tour – Only You and Your Party

Advantages of booking this trip in Private Service

  • Flexibility on travel dates (you decide when to start your journey)
  • Make stops at your will.
  • Take your time to take pictures.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • Totally customizable.
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    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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