Dare to explore and live a great experience in Huchuy Qosqo or small Cusco

Dare to explore and live a great experience in Huchuy Qosqo or small Cusco

Huchuy Qosqo from where you can see the electrical discharges produced during storms .

There are many ways to get there, you can take a taxi from the town of Calca (1 hour from Cusco) to the door of the same complex that is at 3550 meters above sea level. The other way is a 5-hour walk from the Piray Lagoon (45 min. From Cusco), where you can enjoy a majestic landscape. This path begins in the town of Cuper, (10min. From the Piuray lagoon), here the ascent begins until reaching the pass and from there we follow the Inca trail, which apparently is part of the famous Qapacñay; From here you pass through a beautiful rocky canyon, where you will see the purple, green and red colors of the stones, until you reach the top of the mountain and appreciate the splendor of the Sacred Valley. The road is signposted, but it is always better to ask the muleteers and farmers of the area the exact location of the accesses.

In Huchuy Qosqo you can see an esplanade on the side of an abyss where you can see Inca constructions, terraces, rooms with up to two floors, canals and everything looks spectacular because they are built on platforms.

This archaeological complex is one of the most important in the Urubamba Valley due to its architectural level, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. The ruins are impressive, although the conservation of the site is inferior to that of the other two due to the fact that their constructions are older. The complex includes platforms, patios, esplanades, squares, pedestrian path and buildings of different magnitude and quality.


One of the main attractions of Huchuy Qosqo, is a building with three floors or levels; the first two are made of finely carved stone and the third level is made of adobe and although it has lacked a roof for a long time, it is so resistant that it has stood for more than 500 years.

South America Planet travel agency invites you to visit and explore this wonderful place.