The hills above the Sacred Valley are filled with Inca sites and small communities that are rarely visited by tourists. The Huchuy Qosqo Trek offers the adventurous traveler a peek at one these rarely-visited sites, Huchuy Qosqo (¨Little Cusco¨), as well as the opportunity to hike and camp in the high Andes. Legend holds that a century before the Spanish invasion, the Inca Emperor Viracocha and his retinue retreated to Huchuy Qosqo when the Inca capital city of Cusco was attacked by their fierce rivals, the Chancas tribe. Viracocha left the defense of the city to his son, Pachacutec, who repelled the invaders and went on to become famous as the Inca Emperor who vastly expanded the Empire and built its most important sites, including Machu Picchu. It is Viracocha´s legendary path of retreat that we walk to this site.
Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Huchuy Qosqo
Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay