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Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel is for traversing the foothills of Peru’s Cordillera Vilcabamba, provides an unforgettably beautiful trek to the fabulous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Crossing three high passes, the established trek follows sections of stone pathway created by the Incas of South America four centuries ago and provides tremendous views of spectacular forested valleys and of the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba. Our visit to Peru begins in ancient Inca capital of Cusco “ancient name: Qosqo”. Ancascocha tour we set off on a picturesque trail around Huayanay Peak 4,650 m / 15,300 ft., passing through forest to alpine meadows and crossing the Ancascocha Pass 4625 m to reach part of the Inca Trail. On this memorable 4-day section of trail, we are likely to see few other trekkers. This short introduction also ensures that we are fit, well acclimatized and ready to rediscover Machu Picchu “the world-famous lost city of the Incas” Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel.

FAQs: Trail.- via Socma, Ancascocha hike includes a 3 star Hotel on day 4 (ANDINA LUXURY).

Trip Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco to Soqma – Rayan
  • Day 2: Rayan to Ancascocha
  • Day 3: Ancascocha to Huayanay pass – Qesqa
  • Day 4: Qesqa to Km 82 – Aguas Calientes village
  • DAY 5: Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco to Soqma – Rayan

Morning pick up from your hotel Cusco and drive North East to Ñaupa Iglesia; an important Inca shrine (first trek to explore it). We’ll tour the site before continuing our drive to the trailhead at Socma 3,205 m / 10,512 ft. located in the Pomatales Canyon. We’ll begin our trek ascending towards Perolniyoc waterfall. After we will continue our hike to Perolniyoc for exploring the Inca site “Inca´s remains”, we ascend to our campsite at Rayan 3,700 meters/12,136 ft “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel“.

Summary Trek

  • Early morning pickup from your hotel
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Soqma 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.”
  • A leisurely day hike
  • Lunch at Perolniyoc Inca site
  • Walking distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Estimated duration: 4 hours trek
  • Highest point: Rayan 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trail Conditions: rocky, dusty, and slippery. Trekking shoes definitely required.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Rayan to Ancascocha

Today we have 3 hours ascending up the mountain of Puccaqasa pass 4,450 m / 14,596 ft. we’ll appreciate vistas of the surrounding mountains of Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges, viewing the snow-covered peaks of Veronica, Halacoma and Chicon. Then descend to Chancachuco (1 hour) to our lunch place. Then will continue our trek to enter to Ancascocha Andean Valley, from Ancascocha community 3700 m / 12,136 ft. We hike up for another 2 hours to our campsite at Ancascocha Lake 4,090 m / 13,100 ft.

Summary Trek

  • A challenging day and the most gratifying hike day
  • First the Puccaqasa Pass 4,370 m/ 14,333 ft.
  • Second the Kuychicassa Pass 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Lunch at Chancachuco
  • Walking Distance: 18 km/ 11.2 miles
  • Estimated duration: 9 – 10 hours
  • Highest point: Kuychicassa 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: Ancascocha Lake 4,090 m/13,100 ft.
  • Weather: Very Cold!
  • Trail Conditions: rocky, dusty, and slippery
  • Difficulty: Challenging hike
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel

Day 3: Ancascocha to Huayanay pass – Qesqa

After breakfast, we will continue our challenging hike with views of a nearby Glacier and well preserved Inca remains are the highlight of this day. Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu Travel Ascending towards the Huayanay Pass 4650 m / 15,300 ft. (two hours hike), a steep zigzag trail uphill we find an original cobblestone paved Inca trail. On the way, the beautiful waterfall that feeds into the Ancascocha lake. As we begin descending from the pass, we visit the ruins of Incaraqay, here we will enjoy a Kondor picnic lunch in the midst of this mountain scenery, and then we continue to the small settlements sparsely populated of Qesqa 3,650 m/11,910 ft. (3 hours down trek). Camp at Qesqa.

Summary Trek

  • A challenging second hike day “On Andes and traces of Inca Trail”
  • Third the Huayanay Pass 4650 m/ 15,300 ft.
  • Lunch at Incaraqay
  • Walking Distance: 15 km/ 9 miles.
  • Estimated duration: 9 hours
  • Highest point: Huayanay Pass 4650m/ 15,300 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: Qesqa community 3,650 m/11,910 ft.
  • Weather: Normal Inca Cold
  • Trail Conditions: rocky, dusty, and slippery
  • Difficulty: Challenging hike
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Qesqa to Km 82 – Aguas Calientes village

Today we follow a clear path trail down a narrow canyon until we reach the Paucarcancha Inca site (2 hours trek); a unique Inca settlement recently restored that served as a “Tambo” (rest point). Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu Travel As long we descend the trail become greener vegetation, from Paucarcancha we follow a clear and nice path to the settlement of Wayllabamba where we meet the Classic Inca Trail and the numerous hikers going the opposite direction. We continue until we reach a lookout point and observe the Llactapata Inca complex until we reach the Valley floor next to the Urubamba River. We continue upriver at Km. 82, From Km 82 we go by transport to Ollantaytambo train station to board our train to Aguas Calientes village.

Summary Trek

  • Easiest day trek
  • Lunch at KM 82 “beginning of the Classic Inca Trail”
  • Walking Distance: 13 km/ 8.2 miles
  • Estimated duration: 6 hours
  • Overnight: At Aguas Calientes Village “the town below Machu Picchu”
  • Trail Conditions: nice Andes Path and Inca Trail.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • PM board a train service to Aguas Calientes village
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes Overnight (hostel) 2,000 meters from train station.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel

DAY 5: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu “the city of the Incas” today is the main day of the whole trip, we will explore with your professional Kondor guide: the Sun Temple, the Royal palace, the Three Windows Temple and Inca Sun Dial. The walking tour takes 2 hours then you will have free time to explore on your own. PM Train back to Cusco City, first via train to Ollantaytambo village and then by transport to your hotel.

Summary Trek

  • Early breakfast at your hotel
  • Bus, or hiking up to Machu Picchu (by bus 25 minutes, by foot 1.5 hours)
  • 2 hours tour for exploring Machu Picchu with your guide, and then free time for you
  • Climb to Huayna Picchu (Optional – book in advance with us) 7 AM or 10 AM
  • PM back by bus to Aguas Calientes village Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel
  • PM train return service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Train times: 2:55 PM, 4:45 PM, or 6:45 PM depending on availability at Peru Rail/Inca rail
  • PM or night transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco city by car
  • Difficulty: Mountain Spirit Machu Picchu
  • Meals: Breakfast

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Includes

  • Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 5d/4n Note: No permission is needed for Ancascocha Trek except for Machu Picchu we encourage our clients to book this trekking in advance.
  • Trek briefing with your guide
  • Professional tour guide
  • Second tour guide for groups of 9+.
  • Private transport and professional driver (to the starting point of hike)
  • Horses or mules and Indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables.
  • Personal items to carry 7 kg/15.4 lb. (so you just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day).
  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour (2 hrs.) and extra free time for you.
  • 2 train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Expedition tourist train “round trip”).
  • 2 bus tickets from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu Park (round trip).
  • 3 nights camping. Spacious tents/Sleeping mat.
  • 1 night in a Hotel 2 star in Aguas Calientes. Sierra Andina group (Andina Luxury, Presidente) based on sharing a room; either double, matrimonial or triple depending on availability. SIA brand rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and Wi-Fi.
  • We provide a duffle for personal items for Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel.
  • One cook
  • Excellent meals (4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coco, biscuits, popcorn)
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking).
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent.
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Kondor Path Tours uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • All local taxes

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Does Not Include

  • Water on Day 1, just half day
  • Energy snacks which can very useful such as chocolate and granola bars and dried fruits
  • Breakfast on Day 1; Dinner in Day 4, Lunch on Day 5 Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel
  • Waynapicchu Mountain (Walk to the top without a guide. The trail is well marked.)
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Porters. “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel”

Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel Bring

  • A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate packs to carry your personal belongings.
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” where applicable).
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required).
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support).
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans): 2 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as – 5 degrees Celsius/41 degrees Fahrenheit. The rain jacket can be helpful, because there are rainy days even if we are in dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel”
  • Thermals: wool socks, gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights.
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 5 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried). It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks because the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or overheat.
  • 3 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner that is super lightweight and easy to pack. Definitely does its job!.
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes–The air is cold and damp so your nose is going to run a lot. Everyone seems to run out of tissues by the end of the trek. Also, most bathrooms do not have toilet paper (if you even get a bathroom), so wet wipes are key. “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel”
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
    Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoors is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes.  Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel they are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so an anti-itch medication could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camel back
  • Water (only for first day hike). Then we will provide you with water throughout the hike.
  • Camera and film
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night–your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste/floss, shampoo/conditioner, brush/comb, Vaseline (for feet great for potential blisters), feminine hygiene products, deodorant, nail clippers/file/tweezers, spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, contact lenses if required and supplies, hand sanitizer etc.–and whatever else you need, but pack light.
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach. Some people get an upset stomach on the trek. With 8-10 hours of hiking each day, you need to get over whatever the day throws at you quickly, so bring some meds.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel”
  • Something to read in the evenings “Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel”
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, & tips to your staff.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu Travel 5D/4N

GROUP SERVICE: US$ 770. p/person.

* To open a new date of hike we need at least three hikers!

** Personal Porter Included In the Price! to carry 7 kg/15.4 lb. for personal items (You just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)

*** Kondor Path Tours operates the Ancascocha Trail route; our groups are not shared with third parties.

**** Student discounts applies to students holding a valid Green ISIC card. “$ 20 off per person”

PRIVATE SERVICE: US$ 830. p/person.

* To open a new date of hike we need at least two hikers!

RESPONSIBLE Ancascocha trail OPERATOR, we are Specialists, working with MT. LOCAL PEOPLE (Sensitive & Sustainable Machu Picchu Company). Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel

Upgrade options

Hotel Note: We do not include PayPal 6% merchant fee (paid by the traveler).

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
+ US$ 530. p/person. DBL / US$ 944. SLG – Deluxe Mountain View
+ US$ 670. p/person. DBL / US$ 1,188. SLG – Deluxe Mountain View & Terrace
+ US$ 920. p/person. DBL / US$ 1,503. SLG -Suites

El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu by Inkaterra
+ US$ 65. p/person. – Superior Deluxe DBL or SLG
+ US$ 90. p/person. – Suite DBL or SLG

Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu
+ US$ 50. p/person. – Traditional Room DBL or SLG
+ US$ 60. p/person. – Superior Room DBL or SLG
+ US$ 70. p/person. – Jr. Suite DBL or SLG

Others (Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu Travel)

+ US$ 25. p/person. – Huayna Picchu entrance fee (book in advance this extra option with your hike package)
+ US$ 75. p/person. – Vistadome Train (One Way)
+ US$ 120. p/person. – Vistadome Train (Round Trip)

Add other Items

  • US$ 35 Sleeping bag (rent for 3 nights)
  • US$ 20 Walking pole (rent for 3 days)
  • US$ 30 Inflatable mattress (rent for 2 nights)
  • US$ 65 Single tent supplement (rent for 3 nights)
  • US$ 95 Extra 7 kg/15 lb. of personal items (rent a donkey for 4 days and a half)
  • US$ 140. Horse for riding four days per person


TRAIN TIMES: On the third day you will be taking the 2:55 PM, 4.36 PM or 7:00 PM train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu Travel.

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Ancascocha Best National Geographic Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Day

Programed Departures

Depart. Date Group size Avail. Tour

Trip Details

Duration: 5 Day and 4 Night
Sites to visit: Naupa Iglesia, Perolniyoc, sites, ancient Inca Trail, Wayanay Pass, Inca Raqay, Paucarcancha, Llactapata Inca sites and Machu Picchu!
Tour Style: Adventure (hiking - trekking), Archeological, Camping, Cultural and Ecological
Recommended group size: Min (2 Hikers), Max. (16 Ppl.)
Highlight: Explore, ancient, off-the-beaten-path Inca route to Machu Picchu, Hike one of Nat Geo's 25
Location: On the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, north of Cusco city lies the Incan site of Naupa Iglesia located near the village of Pachar. From the road-head at Socma, the trail winds slowly onto the high plateau with fantastic views of Mt. La Veronica.
Physical Level: 5 Day and 4 Night
Total Travel Distance: 54 km / 33.5 mile
Departures: Any day with two people min.
Recommended age for the tour: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 14.