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Ancascocha Trek 3 Days

Ancascocha Trek 3 Days

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Ancascocha Trek 3 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Ancascocha Trek 3 Days
Maximun Altitude
4,630m (15,190 ft.)
Ancascocha Trek 3 Days
Physical Level
Ancascocha Trek 3 Days
Recommended Season
March to December

Ancascocha Trek 3 Days

Price from: $ 457.00 USD (See: Price list)

Experienced trekkers and novices alike can team up to explore the incredible Andes mountains of Peru with this fantastic 3-day Ancascocha Trek package.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Camicancha | Horseback to Wayanay Pass | Qesqa | Paucarcancha | Km 82 | Ollantaytambo | Machupicchu Pueblo | Machu Picchu Ruins

Spectacular Ancascocha 3 Days Hike

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.


Ancascocha Trek 3 Days Overview

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.

Is this hike right for me?

  • Day 1: Cusco, Camicancha, Ancascocha and Qesqa
  • Day 2: Qesqa, Paucarcancha, km 82, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
  • Day 3: Machu Picchu-Cusco
Ancascocha 3 Days Hike HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Take a journey to Ancascocha—a mountain paradise located in the Andes! Over three days, wind your way through its breathtaking valleys, immersing yourself in an unforgettable experience.
  • A sense of adventure: A good friend listens to your experiences. Explore the 3-Day Ancascocha Trek in all its gloriousness.


Ancascocha Trek 3 Days Itinerary 

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.

Ascending to Pass of Huayanay

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.

Witnessing the Beauty of Ancascocha

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.

Camping Amidst Nature’s Wonders

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.

  • Departure time from Cusco: 05:30
  • Land travel time between Cusco and Camicancha: 2 hours
  • Horseback riding time from Camicancha to Ancascocha lagoon: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Walking distance: 13 KM (8:08 miles).
  • Highest elevation: 4,650 METERS (15,298 feet)
  • Campsite elevation: 3,650 METERS (1,910 feet)
  • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, and Dinner

1BL, 1D

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

A short walk More BY HORSE

Hiking Time

By Horse 3 Hrs. & by Foot 2 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Ancacocha Lagoon: 4,090m (13,418 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Qesqa Camp: 3,650m (11,910 ft)

Highest Altitude

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.

Descending the Sacred Valley

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.

Hiking DATA
  • Start time of the walk: 06:00
  • Hiking distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)
  • Trekking time: 07 to 08 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 2,750 meters (9,000 feet)
  • Highest elevation: 3,650 meters (11,910 feet)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Boarding the Train to Aguas Calientes

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]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTAYTAMBO-MACHU PICCHU (1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: EXPEDITION 75
  • Departure: 19:04
  • At Station: 18:30; otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Aguas Calientes Arrival: 20:45



1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

15km (9.3 miles)

Hiking Time

7-8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Qesqa Camp: 3,650m (11,910 ft)

Minimun Altitude

KM 82: 2,750m (9,000 ft)

Highest Altitude




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 Final Trek to Machu Picchu

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.

Machu Picchu Data
  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu at 09:00
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the POROY train station.
Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Service: Machu Picchu-Ollantaytambo (1 hour and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: VOYAGER
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:00; otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 17:50

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



Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


Ancascocha Trek 3 Days Inclusive

Hiking equipment

  • A professional English- or Spanish-speaking tour guide is knowledgeable about the Ancascocha trek route for three days to Machu Picchu.
  • Horses and muleteers carrying camping gear, food, and cooking utensils
  • Excellent saddle horses for the first day of the adventure shorten the distance between Camicancha and Ancascocha Lagoon to get to the Huayanay Pass for hikers and tour guides.


  • 01 Night; Tent: 2 people in a 4-person tent, which allows for greater comfort and storage of backpacks.
  • Foam mattress.
  • Sleeping bag


  • A dining tent with tables and chairs for camping and a kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals
  • Cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Meals: 01 breakfast + 01 lunch + 01 dinner during the Ancascocha trek, prepared by our cook.
  • 01: Box lunch on day 01 for the hikers plus the support team to save time and reach the goal of the QESKA camp


  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning to travel to the beginning of the trek (Camicancha – Chilca)
  • Private transportation from KM 82 to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station

Machu Picchu

  • Train ticket: BY INCA RAIL:
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO-MACHU PICCHU: Voyager, departure at 19:30
    • MACHU PICCHU-OLLANTAYTAMBO: Voyager, departure at 15:30
  • Train ticket (Expedition service) from Aguas Calientes to POROY
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu with return
  • Private transport from Poroy to Cusco


  • First aid kit, including an emergency oxygen bottle for the entire trek


  • Pre-hike briefing
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu at 09:00 am
  • All local taxes produced Ancascocha Trek: 3 Days

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.

3 Days Ancascocha Hike, NO INCLUSION

  • Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb, or Lodges for stays in CUSCO AND AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Food that is not described in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance to the Huayna Picchu Mountain Request at the time of booking.
  • Tips for the guide, cook, and muleteers

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.

Travel Guide

Facts About Ancascocha 3 Days Hike

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.

What’s it like?

  • Embrace adventure with an Andean trek over three days—from snow-capped peaks to blissful tranquility. Relish taking in spectacular views as you explore Ancascocha’s gorgeous landscape.
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of the Ancascocha 3 Days Tour; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • Join us for an unforgettable, uplifting Ancascocha Trek! Spend three days discovering ancient trails while immersing yourself in local culture and traditions, blending with nature, and taking in its untrodden beauty.
  • Discover an awe-inspiring adventure by hiking the Ancascocha Trail! This 3-day trek is perfect for any adventurer hiker looking to explore Peru’s breathtaking landscape.
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Ancascocha Trek 3 Days COST

Season 2024
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.

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+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU-POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


Machu Picchu Fee

College students: $25 off

Ancascocha 3 Days Hike RECOMMENDATION

  • Due to the new regulation on the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, remember that from January 1, 2024, the tickets have a specific entry time: 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 at the chosen time.

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!

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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.

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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.

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Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
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Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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