Ancascocha Trek – 5 Days

Price from: $ 545.00 USD (See: Price List)

Ancascocha Trek – 5 Days

Price from: $ 545.00 USD (See: Price List)

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!

The fantastic trekking of Ancascocha Trek 5 Days

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.”


Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Overview

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.


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

Ancascocha Trek 5 Days HIGHLIGHTS 

Why you will love this experience

  • 5 Days Ancascocha trail has a great view of Veronica and the Huayanay snow-capped mountains.
    • It is an alternative hike through Socma, and National Geographic catalogs Ancascocha as one of the 25 “World’s Best Hikes.”
  • Take this five-day Journey of discovery to explore Machu Picchu and the wonders of Peruvian nature! On the Ancascocha Trek, you’ll encounter captivating Incan ruins and abundant wildlife.
  • Join us on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu via the Ancascocha trek! Enjoy five days of stunning natural sights and cultural experiences as you hike across Huayanay’s high-altitude passes and explore the Inca ruins.


Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Itinerary

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.

Ancascocha Trek 5 Days: DAY 1

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 06:00, we start the trip from the city of Cusco to Socma (1 hour and 20 minutes of travel)
    • Private transfer to the trailhead “Soqma 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.”
  • Lunch at Perolniyoc Inca site
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 05 miles
  • Estimated duration: 04 hours Trek
  • Highest point: Rayan 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Meals: Lunch + Afternoon Tea + Dinner.

Ancascocha Trek 5 Days: DAY 2

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

  • The start time of the walk is 06:00
  • First Pass: Puccaqasa Mountain Pass 4,370 meters/ 14,333 feet.
  • Second Pass: Kuychicassa Pass 4,457 meters/ 14,619 feet.
  • Lunch at Chancachuco
  • Walking Distance: 18 km/ 11.2 miles
  • Estimated duration: 09 – 10 hours
  • Highest point: Kuychicassa 4,457 meters / 14,619 feet.
  • Campsite elevation: 4,090 meters/13,100 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, + Afternoon Tea and Dinner

Ancascocha Trek 5 Days: DAY 3

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.

  • The start time of the walk is at 05:30 “it is important to start the hiking activities early to reach the goal of Paucarcancha” it is recommended to use a pair of canes to ascend to the top of Huayanay and start descending by the average of 05 hours. The Ancascocha Peru trek terrain is rocky, slippery, and has mud spots.”
  • Huayanay Pass 4650 meters/ 15,255 feet “Incredible view of the Andes.”
  • Lunch at Incaraqay or Qesqa 3,650 meters/11,910 feet.
  • Trekking distance: 15 km/ 09 miles.
  • Estimated duration: 09 hours
  • Campsite elevation: Paucarcancha 3,161 meters/10,370 feet.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea, and Dinner

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.

Ancascocha 5 Day Trek: DAY 4

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

  • Lunch at the “beginning of the Inka Trail.”
  • Hiking Distance: 13 km/ 8.2 miles
  • Trail Duration: 05 hours.
  • Overnight:  Aguas Calientes hotel.
  • Trail Conditions: lovely Andes Path.
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate.
  • Accommodation (hotel) 2,000 meters “Machupicchu Pueblo.”
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Train service information: [Outbound Journey]
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU (1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: The Voyager 45
  • Departure: 16:36 
  • At Station: 16:06 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Machu Picchu Pueblo Arrival: 18:09

Day 5

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

  1. Early breakfast at your hotel
  2. Bus, or hiking up (by bus 25 minutes, by foot 1.5 hours)
  3. GMachu Picchu Gguided tour 02 hours
  4. Bus return to Aguas Calientes village.
  5. PM a delicious lunch [not included] in the town of Aguas Calientes
  6. Afternoon train service to Poroy.
Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO (1 hour and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: The Voyager 44
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:00 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35
When you get to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station, Meet at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel 
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5 Day Ancascocha Hike INCLUSION

  • Private transport and professional driver (to the starting point of Ancascocha Trek 5 DaysPeru)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your Cusco hotel 01 or 02 days before your Trek
  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide (local one from Cusco)
  • Horses or mules and indigenous horse riders to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, tables, stools, cooking gear, stoves, gas containers, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetable
    • Personal items to carry 07 kg/15.4 lb. “hikers.”
  • 03 nights of camping equipment. Spacious tents/Sleeping mats.
  • Four-person tent for every two people
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • 01 cook from the Andes
    • Excellent meals (04 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 03 Dinners)
    • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan, or special diet meals upon request)
    • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, popcorn)
    • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking)
    • Wake up to coca tea in your tent
    • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Train service by INCA RAIL
    • Outbound Journey: OLLANTAYTAMBO to MACHU PICCHU (Machupicchu Pueblo); Class: The Voyager 45 at 16:36 
    • Inbound JourneyMACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBOClass: Voyager 44 at 14:30 
  • AGUAS CALIENTES: 01 night in a Hotel 03 star in Aguas Calientes (HOTELS: El Santuario Machupicchu, Waman Hotel Machu Picchu, or Hotel Retama Machu Picchu based on a DOUBLE or Matrimonial room). The rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers, Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast. Check-In: 11:00 Hrs | Check-Out: 10:00 Hrs.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee [At 08:00].
  • 01 bus transfer to Machu Picchu (uphill)
  • 02 hours guided tour for exploring Machu Picchu with your guide. “No free time in Machu Picchu after the guided tour – new regulation applied in 2023.”
  • Private transfer “Kondor Path vehicle” from OLLANTAYTAMBO to Cusco [We drop you off at your hotel
  • All local taxes

Ancascocha 5 Day Trek NO INCLUSION

  • Cusco Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Hiking snack.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Breakfast on Day 01; Dinner on Day 04, Lunch on Day 05
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Porters.

BRING to Ancascocha 5 Day Trek

A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings

  1. Original passport.
  2. Lighter trekking boot.
  3. 01 Sleeping bag (If you do not bring it to Peru, you can rent it in the center of Cusco by the main square.)
  4. There are three pairs of trekking pants (not jeans): 02 hiking, one cotton, and enough.
  5. Rain jacket: The first night, the temperature can be 05 degrees Celsius/41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Warm/winter jacket.
  7. Thermals: wool socks, gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights
  8. 03 t-shirts.
  9. One is a suitable sleeping bag. It does its job!
  10. Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  11. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  12. Water (only for the first-day hike).
  13. Camera and film.
  14. A headlamp.
  15. Bandages or moleskin.
  16. Medication (Imodium).
  17. Extra money.

Travel Facts

Facts About Ancascocha 5 Day Trek

Take a 5-day journey on the Ancascocha Trek to explore the beautiful landscapes surrounding Machu Picchu with this incredible adventure!


Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel 5 Days

Follow the Ancascocha trek on a 5-day journey to the mysterious Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and enjoy an unforgettable experience with KONDOR PATH TOURS!

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out this trekking circuit along the Ancascocha Inca Trail as a private service at affordable prices.

  • 02 participants $989. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $805.
  • 04 participants $685.
  • 05 participants $650.
  • 06 participants $610.
  • 07 participants $585.
  • 08 participants + $545

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

5 Day Ancascocha Hike Item Upgrade

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!



+$80. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


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
+$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$25. Standard
+$33. Superior
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$29. Traditional
+$35. Superior
+$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
+$80 Suite

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
+$244. Superior
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$488. Suite
+$555. Inkaterra Suite

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Discounts

Machu Picchu Fee

College students$25 off

RECOMMENDATION of Ancascocha Trek 5 Days

  • Due to the new regulation, the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, remember that from January 01, 2023, the tickets have a specific entry time: From 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00.
  • Tickets can only be used once a day from the chosen time.

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!

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