Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 6 Days

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Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 6 Days

Price from: $ 725.00 USD (See: Price List)

Between the Andes of the Sacred Valley and the Huayanay mountain range, we have the Socma trek. We access beautiful views that explore the Perolniyoc waterfalls and the Socma lagoon in this adventure.

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Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Almost a week of hiking through the Andes of the Sacred Valley and part of the Inca Trail is one of the best holidays designed for groups of friends and families. This walk of Ancascocha is step by step, with short walks to enjoy the outdoors.

The walk through the Andes is a unique experience for all lovers of adventure in hiking and camping. At the service of our travelers, we have the best logistics team from the office, tourist field guide, cook, muleteers, horses, and pack donkeys so that each adventure is pleasant until we reach the enigmatic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.



  • Day 01: Cusco – Socma – Rayan camp
  • Day 02: Rayan – Puccaqasa Pass – Ancascocha Lake
  • Day 03: Ancascocha Lagoon – Huayanay Pass – Qesqa
  • Day 04: Qesqa – Paucarcancha – Km 82 – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 05: Sacred Inka Trail Km 104 to Aguas Calientes village.
  • Day 06: AM Visit Machu Picchu – return to Cusco


  • The Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a trek off-the-beaten-path Inca route to Machu Picchu
  • One of Nat Geo’s 25 “World’s Best Hikes” Peru. Soaring mountains between Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu




Day 01: Cusco: Initial hike from Socma to Rayan

Our guide, driver of the tourist vehicle, and the cook arrive at your Hotel at 06:00 am to pick up the group of 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, 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. We have a beautiful view of the Andes over the Socma ravine from the camp. Between 04:30 to 05:30 pm, we will have an afternoon tea with Andean chocolate, coffee, organic tea, and popcorn to rest after our trek.

Brief informative data:

  • Early morning pick up from your Hotel at 06:00 am.
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Soqma 3,205 meters / 10,512 feet.
  • Today is a leisurely day hike.
  • Lunch at Perolniyoc Inca site
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 5 miles
  • Estimated duration: 04 hours trek
  • Highest point: Rayan 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner

Day 2: Hike from Rayan, passing the Pucca Qasa pass, and camping in Ancascocha

After packing our adventure gear and having a delicious, refreshing breakfast, we started hiking the ancient Inca trail of Pucca Qasa. The fauna of the place is the High Andean, with its miniature shrubs and extensive grasslands. This place will give you a breathtaking panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the glacial mountains. We classify the hike as moderate to challenging, so we start the activities early to cover the first section until we reach the outskirts of Ancascocha to set up our camp with a view of the Huayanay mountain.

A summary of Chapter Two:

  • A challenging day and the most gratifying hike day
  • First Pass of Puccaqasa 4,370 m/ 14,333 ft.
  • Second, Pass Kuychicassa 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Lunch at Chancachuco or around.
  • Walking Distance: 18 km/ 11.2 miles
  • Estimated duration trek: 09 – 10 hours
  • Highest point: Kuychicassa 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: Ancascocha community 3,700 m/12,136 ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging Hike
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 3: Conquering the Huayanay pass and camping near Incaraqay; Qesqa

Today we have a challenging trek experience because we will 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 trip. 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 (4000 meters); Incaraqay was an Inca inn for ancestral walkers and a checkpoint towards the Huayruro valley, Salkantay, and Cusichaca.


  • A second hike day, “On Andes and traces of Inca Trail.”
  • Hike-up to the third pass called Huayanay 4650 meters/ 15,300 feet.
  • Lunch at Camino Inca or around
  • Walking Distance: 12 km
  • Estimated duration: 07 hours
  • Highest point: Huayanay Pass 4650 meters/ 15,300 feet.
  • Campsite elevation: Incaraqay, Qesqa 4000 meters
  • Difficulty: Challenging hike on Andes heights
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Hike down from Qesqa to Paucar Cancha & Km 82 “Ollantaytambo”

Explorers today have a downhill hike, we come across a stony path, and sometimes there are mud puddles; This means that 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.

  • From Wayllabamba, it is four and a half hours to get to the end of today’s walk.
  • During the trek, we will discover Inca ruins, such as Patawasi, Patallacta, Canamarca, etc.
  • At kilometer 82, our tourist vehicle awaits us to move to the town of Ollantaytambo.
  • Today we rest in a 3-star hotel with hot showers.

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 data:

  • Excellent downhill trek into Andean Forest to base camp and explore the Paucarcancha Inca site!
  • Walking Distance: 19 km
  • Estimated duration: 09 hours “Full-day hike downhill.”
  • Hotel elevation: OLLANTAYTAMBO 2,792 meters (9,160 feet)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hiking along the Sacred Inca Trail and viewing Machu Picchu with an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes Pueblo

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.

Short Information: 

  • Train service: We board the train that takes us to kilometer 104.
  • Walking Distance: 11 km
  • Estimated duration: 04 1/2. Hours.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Meals: BoxLunch
  • Aguas Calientes village elevation: Overnight Aguas Calientes 2000 meters (HOTEL***)

Day 6: During the morning, discover Machu Picchu, and in the afternoon, return to Cusco by train 🙂

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.

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.


Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Inclusions

  • A local English-speaking tour/Trek Guide
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions.
  • Transportation.
  • 03 nights in a tent
  • 02 nights in the 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.
  • Camping Equipment.
  • Donkeys to carry all Mt. Equipment
  • Donkeys for personal items to carry 07 kg/15.4 lb.
  • Cook
    • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
    • All Meals and drinks along the hike, including daily Water
    • Five Lunches, four Dinners, Refreshments, and Snacks for the trek
  • Foam Mattresses
  • Private Kondor toilet & bathroom tent
  • Comfortable igloo tents for two people.
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Kondor Path Tours uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
  • Medical Assistance: First Aid Kit and Oxygen Bottle available for the whole trip!
  • Round trip train to Machu Picchu (Inca Rail).
  • All Local Tax.

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Not Included

  • $25. Per person Huayna Picchu Mountain, book 04 to 07-month advance.
  • Breakfast on Day 01, Dinner on Day 05, Lunch on Day 06
  • Sleeping Bags for the entire trail. Could you bring your own or rent from us?
  • $170. Extra mule to carry more belongings than are personal for five days.
  • Walking Sticks: Available for Renting for $ 25. For the entire trail.
  • Tips.

Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu 6 Days – What to Take: Checklist

Cold Weather:

  • Long-sleeved shirts or sweaters.
  • Warm layers.
  • Scarf.
  • Warm gloves.
  • Warm hat.


  • Insurance info.
  • Passport.


  • Binoculars to explore some Condors (optional).
  • Camera.
  • Cash, credit, and debit cards.
  • Day-pack.
  • Earplugs.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Flashlight/torch.
  • Fleece top/sweater.
  • Footwear.
  • Hat.
  • Locks for bags.
  • Long hiking pants / not jeans!
  • Money belt.
  • Outlet adapter.
  • Personal entertainment.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Shirts/t-shirts.
  • Sleepwear
  • Small travel towel.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Swimwear.
  • Toiletries.
  • Watch an alarm clock.
  • Waterproof backpack cover.
  • Windproof rain jacket.


  • Hiking pants.
  • Pack liners to waterproof bags.
  • Rain gear.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Thermal base layer.
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Walking poles.
  • Waterproof hiking boots.

Warm Weather:

  • Sandals/flip-flops.
  • Shorts/skirts.
  • Sun hat/bandana.

Available for Rent:

  • Camping mattress/sleep mat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking poles.

Travel Facts


Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu / PRICES PER PERSON 2022 – 2023. Andes hiking tours

  • 02 people US$ 1,295. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 people US$ 1,080.
  • 04 people US$ 930.
  • 05 people US$ 895.
  • 06 people US$ 805.
  • 07 people US$ 755.
  • 08+ people US$ 725.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

🙂 Item Upgrade


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.


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


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.


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

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


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


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

Discounts 🙂

This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

Student discounts of $ 20 off per person.

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