The 05 days Ancascocha Trek is cataloged by national geography as one of the best hiking routes. This hiking tour to Machu Picchu is off the beaten path. Enjoy the incredible mountain scenery on a remote and little-visited route.
Peru Ancascocha Trek 05 Days 04 Nights – National Geographic recently named Ancascocha Trail one of the top 20 best hikes! Adventure for people who love nature, the Andes’ high mountains, and breathtaking alpine scenery. Ancascocha’s strenuous trek is for you! It is fantastic trekking in 05 days and includes a private guide to Machupicchu.
Socma is the beginning of hiking in Huarocondo or Socma (Pomatales valley). There are several endpoints for the Ancascocha trail; you can connect with the Salkantay trek at Paucarcancha ruins and the ancient Inca Trail in Huayllabamba and continue to Machu Picchu, or you can end on the railway line at 88 or 82 kilometers. Join us! for the Ancascocha hike to Machu Picchu in a five-day trek. The alternative trail provides visitors with beautiful Andean alpine valleys and snow-covered peaks.
Is this trip right for me? 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
🙂 Outdoor adventure
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 with our hiking until we reached the Perolniyoc Inca Ruins at the top of the falls. 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 Ancascocha Trek 5 Days Peru
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
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.
Ancascocha Peru Real Andes Remote Experience Brief Description
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 in the vicinity of the Paucarcancha ruins. From the Inca ruins of Paucarcancha, we are inside the buffer zone of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
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
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.
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
There is a considerable variety of hotels in the town of Aguas Calientes that 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
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite
Inti Punku Machupicchu
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite
Jaya Suite Machupicchu
El MaPi ByInkaterra
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite
By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
Ancascocha Trek 5 Days: College students$25 off
2nd. STEP | First down payment.