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

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

Price from: $ 521.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Ready to explore Ancascocha to Machu Picchu, Peru? Take this 4-day trek and admire stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife as you uncover all this area offers.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Camicancha | Horseback to Wayanay Pass | Qesqa | Paucarcancha | Km 82 | Ollantaytambo | Short Inca Trail | Inca Sun Gate | Machu Picchu Ruins

Vibrant Ancascocha 4 Day Hike

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days – An active hiking circuit through the buffer zone of the Machupicchu Sanctuary; we ride a horse around the Ancascocha trail, walk to the top of Huayanay, descend towards Paucarcancha, and enter the short Inca Trail at kilometer 104 of the railway to reach Machu-Picchu via Intipunku.

Explore the breathtaking terrain and quality routes of Ancascocha, Peru, on a 4-day trek. Journey through high mountain peaks, pristine forests, and picturesque valleys while pushing yourself to find mental and physical strength.

The Ancascocha 4 Day Hike offers an unforgettable adventure, combining natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a dash of challenge for the intrepid explorer as you venture through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Peruvian Andes and engage with the welcoming local communities.

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable adventure, consider the Ancascocha Trail to Machu Picchu. This 4-day trek will take you through breathtaking scenery, including snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and ancient Incan ruins. While the hike is challenging, the rewards are well worth it, as you’ll experience some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.

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Ancascocha Trek 4 Days Overview

The Ancascocha Trail is a hidden gem that offers a unique and less crowded alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. This 4-day trek takes you through breathtaking Andean landscapes, passing by remote villages and ancient Inca ruins. You’ll cross high mountain passes, hike along crystal-clear rivers, and camp under the stars in pristine wilderness. On the final day, you’ll arrive at Machu Picchu, the iconic Inca citadel, feeling accomplished and exhilarated. You’ll also be able to explore ancient Incan ruins and learn about the local culture and traditions.

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  • Day 1: Cusco – Camicancha – Ancascocha – Qesqa
  • Day 2: Qesqa – Paucarcancha – km 82 – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 3: Sacred Inca trail to Inti Punku – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

4 Day Trek Ancascocha HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Breathtaking Scenery: Traverse through lush valleys, crystal-clear rivers, and high mountain passes, surrounded by awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks.
  • Ancient Inca Ruins: Encounter well-preserved Inca ruins, witnessing the architectural marvels that once thrived in this mystical region.
  • Remote Villages: Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting traditional Andean villages and interacting with the warm-hearted locals.
  • Spectacular Campsites: Spend your nights under the stars at scenic campsites, providing a serene and unforgettable experience.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Observe the diverse flora and fauna of the Andes.
  • Join us on a 4-day trekking adventure in Ancascocha, Peru, to experience some of the most breathtaking views and exotic locations! Unforgettable memories are sure to be made!


Ancascocha Trek 4 Days ITINERARY 

Pre-trek briefing:

You will have a complete briefing with your adventure guide 01 or 02 days before your Ancascocha Trek for 4 Days at the reception of the clients’ hotel. The meeting time with the tour guide and hikers is at 06:30 p.m., and you can use this opportunity to ask questions and make final preparations.



A land trip from Cusco to Camicancha – Horseback riding to the Ancascocha lagoon and Hike to Qesqa

We leave at 05:30 from Cusco in our tourist vehicle to CAMICANCHA (CHILCA 3024m/9,921 ft.). Camicancha is the start of the 4-day Ancascocha trek. We ride on horseback for 03 hours and 20 minutes, bordering the Ancascocha river along a bush path, reaching the Puna “cold zone” to get to the community of Ancascocha and finish the ride in the vicinity of the Ancascocha lagoon in our first leg. Horseback riding through the Andes of Ancascocha is exciting due to the panoramic views of nature with its rugged mountains and snow-capped peaks, such as HUAYANAY.

WE CONTINUE the adventure on a hike from Laguna Ancascocha to conquer Huayanay Pass; it takes about 40 minutes. It is cold in the Huayanay Pass, so we recommend wearing low-temperature clothing. From the Huayanay Pass, we descend for 1 hour and a half through the slopes of the mountains until we reach our base camp. We camp in Qesqa with an incredible view of the Wayllabamba Valley with its endless mountains.

  • Departure time from Cusco: 05:30
  • Land travel time between Cusco to Camicancha: 02 hours
  • Horseback riding time from Camicancha to Ancascocha lagoon: 03 hours and 20 minutes
  • Walking distance: 13 KM / 8:08 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 4,650 METERS / 15,298 FEET
  • Campsite elevation: 3,650 METERS / 11,910 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)



Walkthrough the Buffer zone of the Classic Inca Trail until km 82 – Overnight in Ollantaytambo

After a spectacular starry night with panoramic views of different mountains and a fantastic sunrise over the Andes, we begin our second day of adventure. Every time we approach the archaeological ruins of Paucarcancha, our Ancascocha trail turns green. We descend the mountain, walking for an average of 1 hour and a half to enter the Wayllabamba valley, where we find the ruins of Paucarcancha and Patawasi.

From Wayllabamba, we have about 04 hours of walking along a sector of the Inca Trail, exploring the ruins of Tarayoc, Llactapata, and Kanamarca until we reach kilometer 82 of the railway to leave the Ancascocha circuit. The last section is a vehicular trip between km 82 and Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo overnight at the tourist hotel.

  • 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.

1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

15km (9.3 miles)

Hiking Time

7-8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude




Travel by train to km 104 – Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

We train from Ollantaytambo to kilometer 104 of the railway line early in the morning to start the Inca Trail trek. At the beginning of the hike, we cross the suspension bridge to reach the Inca trail control point to present the tickets and documentation of authorization to enter the sanctuary of Machu Picchu to enter the circuit that goes to Machupicchu through Inti Punku.

During the first three hours of hiking, we do not have the presence of natural shade, for which it is essential to bring excellent sunscreen and at least 02 liters of water per hiker. During the last two hours, we entered the nature of the jungle; walking through a natural garden is excellent. We reach the top of Inti Punku, where we will have spectacular views of the entire Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu mountain with its surrounding mountains. The last section is to descend the Inti Punku until you leave the tourist circuit. We board the bus service to go to Aguas Calientes Pueblo and spend the night in our tourist hotel in the afternoon.

Train Service Details, [Outbound Journey]

  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Travel route: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 (1 hour and 20 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: The Voyager 41
  • Departure: 06:40
  • At Station: 06:10 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • KM 104 Arrival: 07:50


  • Explore 03 Inca sites:
    • Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, Inti Punku
  • Hiking distance: 11 km / 6.14 miles.
  • Trail elevation: KM 104 2,000 meters / 6,550 feet.
  • Minimum altitude: 2.250 meters /7f,240 feet
  • Maximum size: 2,720 meters/8,920 feet (the Sun Gate)
  • Physical grading: Moderate to Challenging
  • Trekking hours: 05-hour
  • Difficulty: Moderate-easy.
  • Meals: Box lunch.
  • 01 bus ticket: Mapi to Aguas Calientes


Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

11km (6.1 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)



2 hours of a guided visit to Machu Picchu – In the afternoon, return to Cusco to POROY

The Ancascocha Trek 4 Days experience concludes with a guided visit to the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We board one of the buses of the Consettur company to transport us and head towards the Inca citadel. Today, we have our guided visit to Machu Picchu for an average of 02 hours to visit the most outstanding sites of the Inca citadel. We have to walk for two hours between paths and steps of ups and downs to cover the guided tour and have the best panoramic views of the area. IN THE AFTERNOON, WE BOARD the train service that takes us to the POROY train station to return to Cusco.

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  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • 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 40 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: 17:50

When you get to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Ancascocha Trek 4 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 4 Days INCLUSION 

  • Trek briefing 01 or 02 days (at 06:30 pm) before starting Ancascocha Trek 4 Days in the reception area of ​​your hotel
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the beginning of the trail (Chilca – Camicancha)
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Kitchen and kitchen equipment for days 01 and 02 of the expedition.
  • Dining tent with table and chairs
  • Food during the excursion: 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch + one dinner (during the Ancacocha trekking)
  • Box lunch (02) Day 01, 03
  • Muleteer and pack mules to load all the camping equipment for the two-day excursion through Ancascocha
  • 01 HORSE PER PERSON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ADVENTURE between Camicancha to the Ancascocha lagoon
  • Pack horses for the transport of hiking equipment; 08 kg / 16 pounds per person.
  • 01 night; Tents – 02 people per tent
  • Mat + pad
  • Local transportation from KM 82 to Ollantaytambo
  • TRAINS: By Peru Rail:
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO to KM 104 of INCA RAIL: The Voyager 41, departure time 06:40
    • Return tourist train from MACHU PICCHU TO OLLANTAYTAMBO, CLASS: The Voyager 44, departure time 14:30
  • Tickets and entry permits for the Inca Trail with Machu Picchu, as well as the Ancascocha circuit
  • Guided tour to Machu Picchu for 02 hours
  • 03 Bus tickets in Machu Picchu
  • Private transfer service from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco
  • Local taxes

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Ancascocha 4 Day Hike NO INCLUSION

  • Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb, or Lodges for stays in CUSCO AND AGUAS CALIENTES
  • The quintessential trekking poles to find stability on walks (bring the rubber bands to protect the metal tips)
  • Food that is not described in the itinerary
  • Tips for the crew of the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days circuit (porters, cooks, servers, muleteers, guides, etc.)

Travel Guide

Travel Facts about  the 4 Day Trek Ancascocha

Ready for an unforgettable experience in Ancascocha, Peru? Embark on this stimulating 4-day trek that’ll take you through beautiful trails and natural beauty. Get prepared for a strenuous adventure!

In the lovely tourist circuit of Ancascocha 4 Day Hike, we camp in spectacular areas with unique views and spend the night in hotels to continue our expedition through the Andes and the northwest jungle of the Cusco region. On the last day of 4 Day Trek Ancascocha, we have the guided tour in Machu Picchu and then return to Cusco by train.

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 Ancascocha Trek 3 Days in a complete tourist package.

The Ancascocha trek is a 4-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, being in good physical shape and acclimated to the altitude is essential.

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.

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  • Experience the true wonders of Ancascocha Peru with this 4-day trek. Be enchanted by breathtaking landscapes, exceptional flora and fauna, and activities that bring culture to life!
  • Explore the stunning scenery of Peru’s Ancascocha on a 4-Day Trek! See Incan ruins and ancient trek trails, and hike to high summits in four days!
  • Prepare for four incredible days of trekking in the Ancascocha region of Peru! Discover nature and cultural heritage while enjoying every step of this unique journey.
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Ancascocha Trek 4 Days COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
2 $ 930.00 USD
3 $ 761.00 USD
4 $ 663.00 USD
5 $ 625.00 USD
6 $ 593.00 USD
7 $ 564.00 USD
8 $ 540.00 USD
9 $ 521.00 USD

Adventure seekers: uncover the wonders of Ancascocha, Peru, with this unforgettable 4-day trek that will test your limits and reward you with breathtaking views throughout your journey.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

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+$90. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

4 Day Trek Ancascocha Discounts

Machu Picchu Fee: College students$20 off

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Explore Ancascocha, Peru, in just four days! Learn about the local culture and traditions by trekking with experienced guides who will show you the beauty of this region.

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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!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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