Embark on a five-day adventure to Machu Picchu via the Ancascocha Trek. After completing this journey, you’ll have stories that will last a lifetime!
Peru Ancascocha Trek 05 Days – National Geographic recently named the Ancascocha Trail one of the world’s 20 best hikes! Venture through the high mountains of the Andes and the impressive alpine landscapes of the Sacred Valley towards Machu Picchu.
Experience the exquisite beauty of Peru on the Ancascocha Trek! From snow-capped peaks to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, take a five-day journey and discover one of South America’s hidden gems.
Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”
Explore surrounded by majestic views and untouched nature as you hike through Peru’s awe-inspiring landscapes during an Ancascocha Trek! Spend five days on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu!
Is the 5 Day Ancascocha Hike right for me?
Embark on a 5-day adventure and explore the mysterious wonders of Peru with the Ancascocha Trek. Discover spectacular mountains and Machu Picchu on this fantastic trekking experience.
AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Cusco – Socma – Waterfall of Perolniyoc – Rayan
Day 2: Rayan – Kuychicassa – Ancascocha Lagoon
Day 3: Ancascocha Trek Lagoon – Huayanay pass – Paucarcancha
Day 4: Paucarcancha to km 82, Ollantaytambo – PM Train ride to Machu Pichu Pueblo
Day 5: Machu Picchu Guided Tour – PM Train ride to CUSCO via POROY
Why you will love this experience
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Explore high-altitude trails, cloud forest vegetation, and lovely Andes mountains, and discover an ancient Inca fortress – Machu Picchu – on our 5-day Ancascocha trek.
Travel from Cusco to Socma and the beginning of the Hike from Socma to Rayan
We drive North East to Izucchaca. Huarocondo to the trailhead at Socma 3,205 m / 10,512 ft., located in the Pomatales Canyon. We’ll begin our best Ancascocha hiking trail ascending toward the Perolniyoc waterfall.
After observing and taking many photos at the Perolniyoc Inca Falls, we continued hiking until we reached the Perolniyoc Inca Ruins at the top. We camped in the surroundings of RAYAN on our first night of camping; The travel team accompanied us on this alternative Trek to Ancascocha through the Andes.
Brief description of the beginning of Trek
At dawn, we start the walk from Rayan to the Laguna de Ancascocha.
After packing our adventure equipment, we trekked along the ancient Inca trail. The fauna of the place is Andean High Mountain, with its miniature shrubs and extensive grasslands. This place will give you a stunning panoramic view of the sacred valley of the Incas and the glacier mountains.
Summary of the essential activity towards the first step of Kuychicassa
To conquer the Huayanay pass and then descend to the Inca ruins of Paucarcancha
With the adventurous spirit that fills us with the energy to discover new scenic landscapes, we begin the Trek to the highest pass of the entire expedition. Ascending towards the Huayanay 4650 meters high / 15,300 feet. (01 hours hike), We find an original cobblestone-paved Inca trail on a steep zigzag path uphill. On the way, the beautiful waterfall feeds into the Ancascocha lake.
Once we conquer the top, we will appreciate the valleys of Socma and Paucarcancha. We start our long way down, passing through the ruins of Inca Racay, the rural area of Qesqa, until we reach the fertile valley of Paucarcancha.
In Inca times, the Inca ruins of Paucarcancha were a checkpoint for walkers of the Socma Valley – Huayanay, Sacred Valley, Salkantay, and the Inca Trail. Paucarcancha is a planting site for organic agricultural products on the Inca terraces and hillsides. The climate is conducive to such rural activity, and for walkers, it offers a temperate climate to spend the night near the Paucarcancha ruins. From the Inca ruins of Paucarcancha, we are inside the buffer zone of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Easy walk through the Classic Inca Trail sector until km 82 of the railway line. In the afternoon train trip to Aguas Calientes
This day in our Ancascocha hiking is like walking between the Inca trails and the archaeological remains. We continue downriver at Km. 82, From Km. 82, we transport to the Ollantaytambo train station to board our train.
At km 82 of the railway “exit of the Inca Trail of Ancascocha,” it is the farewell of our team of muleteers and cooks.
Summary of the last hike with our adventure team
In the morning, we have the guided tour in Machu Picchu, and in the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train via Poroy.
We have the best plan for you and your party. Our Ancascocha trekking guide will arrive at your hotel to pick you up and walk to the bus station to board one of them and transport us to the Inca citadel, “25 minutes of travel on a zigzag path”. Upon arrival, we present our entrance tickets along with the original passport. We have the guided tour of Machu Picchu, and we will start at the top of the Inca citadel to have the best view of the postal and then start walking around Machu Picchu, exploring and understanding each great site. After visiting Machu Picchu, we return to Aguas Calientes to go to the train station and board the rail service to transport us to the Poroy train station. From Poroy, we will travel by private vehicle to your hotel in Cusco.
Activities in Machu Picchu
A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings
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PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out this trekking circuit along the Ancascocha Inca Trail as a private service at affordable prices.
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
Excellent upgrade services for your next vacation – Have an unforgettable experience trekking through the Andes Mountains with the Ancascocha Trail for five days, culminating in a visit to Machu Picchu!
PERU TRAINS By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+$80. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
Many hotels in Aguas Calientes are at your service to rest peacefully after your adventure through the Andes of the Cusco region before visiting the beautiful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Here we show you some hotel alternatives for your best stay in Aguas Calientes, Peru.
-$30 Book on your own “It is possible to reserve this excursion without a hotel.”
Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
Jaya Suite Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
El MaPi ByInkaterra – 4-Star Hotel
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL
+$91. Suite SGL o DBL
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – 5-Star Hotel
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$555. Inkaterra Suite
Machu Picchu Fee
College students$25 off
A journey of exploration awaits you. Take up the unforgettable Ancascocha trek—5 days to marvelous Machu Picchu—and explore one of the most spectacular places in South America!
Ancascocha 5 Day Trek – Join us on the unforgettable Ancascocha Trek – a five-day adventure through Peru’s stunning landscapes! Explore Machu Picchu, gorgeous Incan ruins, and an abundance of wildlife.
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Take a multi-day hike and explore Peru’s stunning landscapes on the Ancascocha 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. Discover amazing views and cultural attractions along the way!