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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
15km (9.3 miles)
Qesqa: 3,650m (11,910 ft)
KM 82: 2,750m (9,000 ft)
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]
11km (6.1 miles)
KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
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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Train service information: [Inbound journey]
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
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)
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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 $1000 per person.
The highest point on the Ancascocha trek is the Huayanay Pass, at an altitude of 4,650 meters (15,256 feet).
It’s possible to do the Ancascocha trek alone, but it’s not recommended. The terrain is challenging, and having a guide will ensure your safety and provide valuable information about the area and the Incan ruins.
The Ancascocha trek is a 3-day trek that covers a distance of approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles).
The scenery on the Ancascocha trek is breathtaking, with snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys.
The accommodation on the Ancascocha trek is usually camping. You will have a tent, a sleeping bag, and a pad.
The food on the Ancascocha trek is usually straightforward but nutritious. You can expect to have soup, rice, vegetables, and meat.
The Ancascocha trek is generally safe, but it’s essential to be cautious and follow the guidance of your guide. The terrain is challenging, and altitude sickness can be a concern.
The Ancascocha trek is not recommended for children under 12 due to the altitude and challenging terrain.
Absolutely! The Ancascocha trek offers stunning scenery, ancient Incan ruins, and a challenging but rewarding hike. It’s an excellent option for those looking to get off the beaten path and experience the natural beauty of Peru.
Season 2023 – 2024
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|2||$ 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.
Embark on a 4-day adventure from Huayanay Pass in Ancascocha, Peru, and witness some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
PERU TRAINS By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+$90. 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$20 off
** Kondor Path Tours operates the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu
4 Day Trek Ancascocha – Trek the awe-inspiring Ancascocha of Peru in just four days! Uncover ancient ruins, take scenic hikes into the mountain clouds, and enjoy a lifetime experience.
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.