See the best of Peru on this 5-day Ancascocha and Short Inca Trail trek featuring Machu Picchu, and be sure you create that once-in-a-lifetime memory for your travel log!
Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail – The walk through the Andes is a unique experience for all lovers of adventure in hiking and camping. We have the best logistics team in the office, including a tourist field guide, cooks, muleteers, horses, and donkeys until we reach the enigmatic Machu Picchu.
Discover a new way to explore Peru’s hidden gems – Step back in time and explore Peru’s beauty and ancient wonders with the Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail hike combined with Machu Picchu—all in just five days! Start your adventure today with Kondor Path Tours.
Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”
Get ready to experience one of the world’s most incredible spectacles—the majestic Machu Picchu—by embarking on our uniquely tailored 5-day expedition featuring Ancascocha Trek plus the Short Inca Trail and beyond!
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AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Soqma: Hike Rayan to Chancachuco
Day 2: Chancachuco – Ancascocha to Huaynay Pass & Quesqa valley
Day 3: Trek Qesqa to Km 82: Travel from Km 82 to Ollantaytambo
Day 4: Sacred Inka Trail Km 104 to Machu Picchuhu Pueblo
Day 5: AM Guided Visit in Machu Picchu – PM Return to Cusco
Hike the spectacular Ancascocha trail! Join Kondor Path Tours on a five-day exploration and adventure journey covering iconic sites, including the Ancascocha Peru via Socma, the Short Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu.
TRAVEL FROM CUSCO TO SOCMA: GREAT HIKE FROM RAYAN TO CHANCACHUCO ANDES VALLEY
Our guide, tourist vehicle driver, and cook will arrive at your Hotel at 05:00 am to pick up the walkers. The trip lasts approximately 1 hour and a half until reaching Socma via Huarocondo and the Pomatales valley.
The first section of the hike is moderate to challenging, gradually ascending until you reach the Perolniyoc waterfall and the archaeological ruins of the same name. The archaeological group of Perolniyoc does locate on the waterfall. From the camp, we have a beautiful view of the Andes over the Chanchachuco valley. Between 05:30 to 06:00 pm, we will have an afternoon tea with Andean chocolate, coffee, organic tea, and popcorn to rest after our trek.
HIKE FROM CHANCACHUCO TO HUAYANAY PASS AND QESQA
After packing our adventure gear and having a delicious, refreshing breakfast, we start hiking the ancient Inca trail of Ancascocha until we conquer the Huayanay pass. We start the hike through the hills until we reach the Ancascocha lagoon; From this lagoon, we ascend until we reach the top of the walk. Wayanay Mountains Pass has an elevation of 4650 meters / 15,300 feet.
Throughout the trek, we will observe the routes of an Inca trail interconnected with the main Inca trail and other trails of different mountains surrounding the area. After conquering and having the satisfaction of reaching the top, we will also observe the ruins of Incaraqay; Incaraqay was an Inca inn for ancestral walkers and a checkpoint towards the Huayruro valley, Salkantay, and Cusichaca.
HIKE DOWN FROM QESQA TO PAUCAR CANCHA & KM 82 “from km 82 travel to Ollantaytambo.”
Explorers today have a downhill hike to km 82 of the railway, we come across a stony path, and sometimes there are mud puddles; it is advisable to bring a pair of poles to walk and have the stability of the descent. The adventure is within the inter-Andean valley, being a pleasant climate, until arriving at the archaeological group of Paucar Cancha.
From different natural viewpoints, we will observe the classic Inca trail with its valley and landscapes from our walking angle. From the ruins of Paucarcancha, we enter a sector of the classic Inca Trail until we reach kilometer 82 of the railroad.
Additional note depends on the evolution of the whole group’s walk. The guide will designate new camps or starting times of the walk to cover our entire expedition; we will adapt to the best decisions of the hiking guide and group decision explorers.
HIKING ALONG THE SACRED INCA TRAIL AND VIEWING Machu Picchu with an overnight stay in Machu Picchu Pueblo
A pleasant trip by train between Ollantaytambo towards kilometer 104 of the railway; We continue on the banks of the Urubamba river.
The activities begin with the train service to kilometer 104 of the railway line. At the beginning of the walk, we have the welcome sign to the sacred path of the Inca. We crossed the Chachabamba suspension bridge and then registered towards the Short Inca Trail at the entrance control. We have a gradual ascent until we reach the ruins of the Inca population of Wiñayhuayna.
There is no vegetation during the first two hours of hiking, so it does recommend to bring enough water, sunscreen, and a bell hat. The rest of the trek is within the vegetation of the cloud forest until reaching Machu Picchu and the town of Aguas Calientes.
The panoramic views are unique and impressive throughout the hike; One hundred percent pleasant, we recommend the walk from Ancascocha crossing the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
In the morning, discover Machu Picchu, and return to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
Peru is a country of hiking and camping sites exploring various Inca citadels; today, we have a guided tour of the extraordinary magnificence of Machu Picchu. We start the bus service to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes.
The guided tour takes two hours to explore all the essential areas that make up the Inca crystal citadel of the Incas, known as the jewel of Peru, South America. In the afternoon, we will return to the city of Cusco by train until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo, and from Ollantaytambo, we have a private transfer service until we go to your Hotel.
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 Short Inca Trail 5 Days
Thank you for traveling with the Kondor Path Tours team; we operate hikes with camps to get out of the routine for a healthy mind and body. We are waiting for you on your next explorer vacation.
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Experience the best of Inca culture and history with this five-day tour walking through beautiful landscapes to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu!
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the land of the Incas, from trekking the remote Ancascocha trail to one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Join our exclusive 5-day Inca Wonders tour.
PRICES PER PERSON 2023. Andes hiking tours
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
Get ready for a fantastic adventure with this Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Hike – 5 Days package. See the beauty and history of Peru come alive!
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
Sol Natura Hotel – 3-Star Hotel
+$20. Suite MWB/ DWD Comfort Superior
Pakaritampu Hotel – 3-Star Hotel
El Albergue de Ollantaytambo Hotel “The hotel is inside the train station.”
+$75 Superior Jardín
+$85 Superior Balcón or Casita
Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
Jaya Suite Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
El MaPi ByInkaterra – 4-Star Hotel
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL
+$91. Suite SGL o DBL
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – 5-Star Hotel
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$555. Inkaterra Suite
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
Student discounts of $ 20 off per person.
RESPONSIBLE Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail 5-Day adventure OPERATOR, we are Specialists working with PERUVIAN LOCAL PEOPLE (Sensitive & Sustainable Machu Picchu Company).
Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail: Spend five days exploring the mysterious landscapes of Ancascocha, hiking along the classic Short Inca Trail, and visiting Machu Picchu! Start your exciting Journey today!