Experienced trekkers and novices alike can team up to explore the incredible Andes mountains of Peru with this fantastic 3-day Ancascocha Trek package.
Ancascocha Trek 3 Days through the Andes to Machu Picchu Ruins, starting the adventure in Camicancha, riding a horse to the Ancascocha lagoon, and conquering the Huayanay Pass to have an impressive view of the Paucarcancha Valley and the Huayruro trail in conjunction with the river Cusichaca.
The Ancascocha 3-day hike to Machu Picchu is an extraordinary journey that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical challenge. As you trek through the Andean highlands and valleys, you’ll connect with the stunning landscapes and the rich history of the Inca civilization.
Discover the secrets behind the timeless Andean culture by exploring Ancascocha and its surrounding landscapes on this three-day trekking journey.
If you’re looking for a unique and challenging way to experience Machu Picchu, consider taking the Ancascocha Trail 3-Day Hike. This lesser-known route offers stunning views of the Andes Mountains and takes you through remote villages and ancient Incan ruins.
This trek is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Andes without the crowds of the more popular tours. You’ll hike through remote villages, past glacial lakes, and over high mountain passes while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
BRIEFING: One day before the hike, we have a practical explanation from the tour guide. The briefing is at 6:00 p.m. at the reception of the travelers’ hotel. If clients require another time and date for the 3-day Ancascocha Walk briefing, write to us, and we will gladly reschedule the appointment.
A land trip from Cusco to Camicancha: horseback Horseback Riding to Ancascocha Lagoon
At 5:30, we travel from Cusco to Camicancha through the Pomatales Valley, passing through Ollantaytambo and Chilca. Our muleteers and saddle horses are waiting for us in the Chilca area. We ride the horses towards the Ancascocha lagoon, a three-hour ride. The first leg of horseback riding is to gain time by shortening the distance by climbing towards the Andes’ heights and then walking the Huayanay pass from the Ancascocha lagoon.
The area’s remoteness makes the Andes unique and impressive with their mountain ranges and beautiful multicolored terrain. From the Ancascocha lagoon, we start the walk by ascending the mountain for an average of 40 minutes to reach the Huayanay Pass. From Paso Huayanay, we descend the Andes Mountain range for an average of 1 hour and a half until we reach the foothills of QESQA. We camp in Qesqa with a beautiful view of the valleys of Paucartambo and Wayllabamba.
We begin with an ascent to the Pass of Huayanay, the hike’s highest point at 4,650 meters (15,256 feet). The challenging climb rewards hikers with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and towering peaks.
The trail descends into the stunning Ancascocha Valley, where hikers can appreciate the diverse flora and fauna that thrive in this remote region. The valley is dotted with traditional Andean communities, providing opportunities to interact with locals and learn about their way of life.
We camp in the heart of the Ancascocha Valley. Surrounded by nature’s wonders, trekkers can savor the tranquility of the Andes and relish the sense of isolation from the modern world.
A short walk More BY HORSE
By Horse 3 Hrs. & by Foot 2 Hrs.
Ancacocha Lagoon: 4,090m (13,418 ft)
Qesqa Camp: 3,650m (11,910 ft)
Huayanay Pass: 4,650m (15,298 ft)
Hike along the Inca Trail between Qesqa and KM 82.
The activities of the Ancascocha Hike 3 days to get out of the tourist circuit is to start the hike at 05:30, descending the mountain to enter the Paucarcancha valley.
Paucarcancha is the focal point of the union of the three valleys because Inca roads go to the Ancascocha Valley, Salkantay through the Inca Canal, the classic Inca Trail, and several other secondary hiking routes.
From Paucarcancha, we walk along the Cusichaca River to ascend towards Miskay and leave Ancascocha at kilometer 82 of the railway. Explore some Inca sites like Paucarcancha, Tunasmoqo, Patallacta, etc.; we have lunch at km 82. After lunch, we go by local vehicle for an average of 40 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo to board the night train service to Aguas Calientes.
On the final day, the trek leads down through the lush greenery of the Sacred Valley. The landscape changes dramatically, with abundant flora and colorful birds adorning the path.
After reaching the end of the trek, hikers will take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu. This relaxing journey allows for a well-deserved rest before the last leg of the adventure.
Train service information: [Outbound Journey]
AGUAS CALIENTES OVERNIGHT
15km (9.3 miles)
Qesqa Camp: 3,650m (11,910 ft)
KM 82: 2,750m (9,000 ft)
Guided visit to Machu Picchu: Return to Cusco
The Ancascocha Trek 3-Day Route is to explore Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco to culminate in great detail. In the morning, we board the shared bus to ascend the mountain and reach the gates of Machu Picchu. We present our entrance tickets to climb to the Inca citadel’s top and have an impressive panoramic view of the Machu Picchu sanctuary.
The guided tour is two hours, exploring the Inca agricultural and residential areas with highlights. Every angle of Machu Picchu is photographic. We return to CUSCO in the afternoon via Ollantaytambo and thus culminate our incredible short trip through the Andes and the jungle of Cusco.
The climax of the Ancascocha 3-day hike is the awe-inspiring visit to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. As the morning sun casts its golden rays upon the mystical ruins, trekkers are filled with wonder and accomplishment. A guided tour of Machu Picchu unravels its historical significance and architectural marvels.
You will be met at the train arrivals area when you get to the Ollantaytambo train station. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Ancascocha Trek 3 Days
A light walk
2-hour guided tour
Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)
Experience an unbelievable 3-day adventure and tackle the Ancascocha Trek! Hike through diverse landscapes, witness ancient Inca ruins, and camp in the Andes Mountains.
Experience an epic 3-day hike on Peru’s Ancascocha Trail! Adventurers of all levels can enjoy stunning views and incredible wildlife and gain a life-changing perspective when conquering this world-renowned trek.
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Peruvian Andes’s tranquil nature and authentic culture during this 3-day Ancascocha Trek. A perfect way to truly experience traditional Andean life!
Visit the Andes of Peru to enter the interconnections of Inca Trails that surround the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu and have a spectacular vacation in the mountain ranges of the sacred valley of Machu Picchu. Welcome to this magnificent adventure through the Ancascocha Trek for 3 days in a complete tourist package.
The Ancascocha Trek is a 3-day hike in the Peruvian Andes that takes you through breathtaking landscapes and ancient Incan ruins.
The Ancascocha trek is challenging due to its altitude and steep terrain. Before attempting this trek, it’s essential to be in good physical shape and acclimated to the Andes elevation.
The best time to do the Ancascocha trek is during the dry season, which runs from April to September. The weather is usually clear and dry, with mild temperatures during the day and cold temperatures at night.
You should bring warm clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, a sleeping bag, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, a water bottle, and snacks.
It’s highly recommended to have a guide for the Ancascocha trek. The terrain is challenging, and a guide will ensure your safety and provide valuable information about the area and the Incan ruins.
The cost of the Ancascocha trek varies depending on the tour operator and the level of service you choose. It can range from $300 to $1000 per person.
The highest point on the Ancascocha trek is the Huayanay Pass, at an altitude of 4,650 meters (15,256 feet).
It’s possible to do the Ancascocha trek alone, but it’s not recommended. The terrain is challenging, and having a guide will ensure your safety and provide valuable information about the area and the Incan ruins.
The Ancascocha Trek is a 3-day trek that covers a distance of approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles).
The scenery on the Ancascocha trek is breathtaking, with snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys.
The accommodation on the Ancascocha trek is usually camping. You will have a tent, a sleeping bag, and a pad.
The food on the Ancascocha trek is usually straightforward but nutritious. You can expect to have soup, rice, vegetables, and meat.
The Ancascocha trek is generally safe, but it’s essential to be cautious and follow the guidance of your guide. The terrain is challenging, and altitude sickness can be a concern.
The Ancascocha trek is not recommended for children under 12 due to the altitude and challenging terrain.
Absolutely! The Ancascocha trek offers stunning scenery, ancient Incan ruins, and a challenging but rewarding hike. It’s an excellent option for those looking to get off the beaten path and experience the natural beauty of Peru.
We carry out the Ancascocha Trek for three days.
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|2||$ 775.00 USD|
|3||$ 645.00 USD|
|4||$ 566.00 USD|
|5||$ 540.00 USD|
|6||$ 515.00 USD|
|7||$ 492.00 USD|
|8||$ 472.00 USD|
|9||$ 457.00 USD|
Be immersed in the culture of the Peruvian Andes with a 3-day Ancascocha Trek. Visit sacred Incan ruins and discover hidden valleys, all in a peaceful and authentic setting.
* Price based on two people sharing one tent.
Excellent upgrade services for your next vacation
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
Machu Picchu Fee
College students: $25 off
Kondor Path Tours operates the Ancascocha Hiking Trail 3 days
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Trekking the Ancascocha Trail in Peru is a truly unforgettable way to experience the beauty of nature in just three days. Join us to explore an amazing and unique landscape!
Take a 3-day adventure to explore the traditional culture of the Andean region. Encounter the untouched beauty and serenity of Ancascocha, Peru, with this immersive trekking experience.
Hike the Ancascocha Trail over three unforgettable days! Immerse yourself in stunning surroundings while admiring magnificent wildlife and ancient ruins before reaching the majestic Andes Mountains and Machu Picchu.