Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

Price from: $ 635.00 USD (See: Price List)

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

Price from: $ 635.00 USD (See: Price List)

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days Overview Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE 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 Why you will love this […]

Fantastic trek through Ancascocha 4 days, including the Short Inca Trail + Machu Picchu

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days is an active circuit for energetic groups seeking new tourist circuits through the buffer zone of the Machupicchu Sanctuary in the Cusco Region, Peru. 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.

In the lovely tourist circuit of Ancascocha Trek 4 Days, 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 Ancascocha Trek 4 Days, we have the guided tour in Machu Picchu and then return to Cusco by train.

Overview

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days Overview

Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE

  • 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

Why you will love this Ancascocha 4 Days

  • Explore the 4-Day Ancascocha Trek in all its sensation
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Ancascocha Trek 4 Days; you will always be hiking with Kondor Path Tour.
  • We travel the Cusco Region in search of adventure
  • Always take the scenic route.

Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY of Ancascocha Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu

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Pre-trek briefing of the circuit of Ancascocha Trek 4 Days:

You will have a complete briefing with your adventure guide 01 or 02 days before your Ancascocha Trek 4 Days 3 Nights at the reception of the clients’ hotel. The meeting time with the tour guide and hikers is at 06:30 pm, and you can use this opportunity to ask questions and make final preparations.

Day 01: 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.

Summary

  • 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

Day 02: 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 with 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 to Ollantaytambo. We spend the night in Ollantaytambo at our tourist hotel.

Hiking Summary

  • 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
  • Overnight: Ollantaytambo (in a 3-star hotel)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Travel by train to km 104 – Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Early in the morning, we travel by train from Ollantaytambo to kilometer 104 of the railway line 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; great to walk through a natural garden. 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 service: By Perurail
  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Travel route: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 (01 hour and 20 minutes of trains ride)
  • Class: EXPEDITION 83
  • Departure: 07:45
  • At Station: 07:15 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • KM 104 Arrival: 08:55

Short Inca Trail Details

  • 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 + Dinner (Rest.)
  • 01 bus ticket: Mapi to Aguas Calientes
  • Overnight: Aguas Calientes – a 03-star hotel

Day 04: 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.

Thank you very much for taking our services of Ancascocha Trek 4 Days 3 Nights to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Trip Summary

  • Breakfast at the hotel at 06:00
  • 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: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU– POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35

When you get to the POROY 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 🙂

Inclusions

Ancascocha Trek 4 Days included

  • 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: 04 Breakfasts (restaurant and hotels), 01 Lunch + 01 dinner (during the 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.
  • Tents – 02 people per tent
  • Mat + pad
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Local transportation from KM 82 to Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel:
  • OLLANTAYTAMBO: 01 night in a hotel with 03 stars in Ollantaytambo (HOTELS: Sol de Ollantay or Sol Natura based on a DOUBLE or Matrimonial room). Check-In: from 06:00 to 22:00 Hrs | Check-Out: from 05:00 to 11:00 Hrs.
  • 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.
  • TRAINS: By Peru Rail:
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO to KM 104 of PERU RAIL: EXPEDITION 83, departure time 07:45
    • Return tourist train from MACHU PICCHU TO POROY, CLASS: EXPEDITION 34, departure time 15:20
  • 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 Poroy station to Cusco
  • Local taxes

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Is it not included in Ancascocha Trek 4 Days?

  • The quintessential trekking poles to find stability on walks (bring the rubber bands to protect the metal tips)
  • Day 4 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for the crew of the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days circuit (porters, cooks, servers, muleteers, guides, etc.)

Travel Facts

Travel facts Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

PRICE LIST

Prices for the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days 03 nights

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out this trekking circuit through Ancascocha Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu only as a private service.

  • 02 participants $1,035. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $880.
  • 04 participants $760.
  • 05 participants $735.
  • 06 participants $685.
  • 07 participants $670.
  • 08 participants + $635.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

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HOTEL “OLLANTAYTAMBO”

In Ollantaytambo’s Inca and Colonial population, we have several hotels to spend the night pleasantly within the Sacred Valley and then continue the trip to the jungle or the Andes of Cusco. Here we show you the hotel alternatives in Ollantaytambo to improve the service at the request of travelers.

PER PERSON

Sol Natura Hotel
+$20. Suite MWB/ DWD Comfort Superior

Pakaritampu Hotel
+$36. Doble | +$47. Superior

El Albergue de Ollantaytambo Hotel “The hotel is inside the train station.”
+$26. Estándar | +$75 Superior Jardín | +$85 Superior Balcón or Casita

HOTEL “AGUAS CALIENTES”

The most suitable hotels in Aguas Calientes, Peru; there are options to upgrade to a premium hotel! At Kondor Path Tours, we try to make it easier by searching and focusing on our experience and travelers’ experiences.

PER PERSON

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
+$40.

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

TRAIN SERVICES

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

EXTRA TICKETS

+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU

Discounts 🙂

This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

College students$20 off

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