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Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days
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Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days
Maximun Altitude
4,650m (15,298 ft.)
Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days
Physical Level
Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days
Recommended Season
March to December

Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu – 5 Days

Price from: $ 562.00 USD (See: Pricing)

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!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Soqma | Rayan | Chancachuco | Huaynay Pass | Quesqa valley | Km 82 | Ollantaytambo | Short Inca Trail Trek | Inca Sun Gate | Machu Picchu Ruins

5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail

Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail 5 Days  – 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 5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail hike combined with Machu Picchu—all in just five days! Start your adventure today with Kondor Path Tours.

If you’re looking for a unique and adventurous way to explore the Andes Mountains and the ancient ruins of Peru, the 5 Days Ancascocha Trek and Short Inca Trail may be just what you’re looking for. This multi-day trek will take you through breathtaking landscapes, past remote villages, and to some of the most iconic Inca ruins in the world. Prepare for an unforgettable journey combining history, culture, and natural beauty.

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5 Days Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail Overview

A guided hiking tour in Peru: Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Andes Mountains on this 5-day guided hiking tour. The Ancascocha Trek connecting the Short Inca Trail tour takes you through remote Andean villages, past snow-capped peaks, and over high mountain passes. You’ll also hike some famous Inca Trail, visiting ancient Incan ruins. Our expert guides will lead you through this challenging but rewarding adventure, providing insight into the local culture and history. This tour includes all meals, camping equipment, and the services of an experienced guide.

Is the 5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail right for me?

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

  • Explore the famous Ancascocha Inca Trail combined with the Short Inca Trail from Cusco on this 5-day hike and experience Machu Picchu in all its glory! This is the ultimate trail for adventure travelers.
  • Are you ready for a thrilling adventure? Explore the wonders of Inca architecture with this 5-day hike along Ancascocha and the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!


5 Days Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail Itinerary

The Ancascocha Trek plus the Short Inca Trail is a fascinating and relatively unexplored route that leads hikers through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. The journey combines the remote and less-traveled Ancascocha Trek with a section of the renowned Inca Trail, culminating in the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu. This unique trek offers adventure enthusiasts the chance to experience both the tranquility of the wilderness and the grandeur of Inca ruins.




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 is located on the waterfall. We have a beautiful view of the Andes over the Chanchachuco Valley from the camp. Between 05:30 and 06:00 pm, we will have an afternoon tea with Andean chocolate, coffee, organic tea, and popcorn to rest after our trek.

1st-day data:

  • Early morning pick up from your Hotel at 05:00 am.
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Soqma 3,205 meters / 10,512 feet.
  • Walking distance: 18 km / 6.8 miles
  • Estimated duration: 7 to 8 hours trek
  • Highest point: Kuychicassa Pass 4,450 meters/14,596 feet.
  • Campsite elevation: Chancachuco 4,350 meters/14,271 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Challenging
  • Meals: Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

1L, 1D.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

18km (6.8 miles)

Hiking Time

7-8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Socma: 3,205m (10,512 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Chancachuco: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Highest Altitude

Kuychi Cassa Pass: 4,450m (14,596 ft)



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.

  • A second hike day, “On Andes and traces of Inca Trail.”
  • Hike-up to the Huayanay Pass 4650 meters/ 15,300 feet.
  • Lunch at Camino Inca or around
  • Walking Distance: 18 km / 11.1 miles.
  • Estimated duration: 10 hours
  • Highest point: Huayanay Pass 4650 meters/ 15,300 feet.
  • Campsite elevation: Qesqa 3,650 meters/11,910 ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging hike on Andes Heights
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

18km (11.1 miles)

Hiking Time

10 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Chancachuco: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Qesqa: 3,650m (11,910 ft)

Highest Altitude

Huayanay Pass: 4,650m (15,298 ft)



TREK 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, which has 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 Qesqa to Ollantaytambo, it is nine 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 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.

  • Excellent downhill trek into the Andean Forest to Ollantaytambo and explore the Paucarcancha Inca site!
  • Walking Distance: 15 km/ 9.3 miles
  • Estimated duration: 09 hours “Full-day hike downhill.”
  • Hotel elevation: OLLANTAYTAMBO 2,792 meters (9,160 feet)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

15km (9.3 miles)

Hiking Time

9 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Qesqa: 3,650m (11,910 ft)

Minimun Altitude

KM 82: 2,750m (9,000 ft)

Highest Altitude




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.


  • Train service: Outbound Journey
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Travel route: OLLANTAYTAMBO TO KM 104 (1 hour and 20 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: The Voyager 41
  • Departure: 06:40
  • At Station: 06:10 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • KM 104 Arrival: 07:50

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 is recommended 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: 5 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Meals: BoxLunch


Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

11km (6.14 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)



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.

  • 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: INCA RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU TO OLLANTAYTAMBO (1 hour and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: The Voyager 44
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:0 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 17:50

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: 5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail

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.

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail INCLUSION 

  • A local English-speaking tour/Trek Guide
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions.
  • Transportation.
  • 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 Ancascocha hike.
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 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!
    • Train from Ollantaytambo to Kilometer 104: By Inca Rail – Class: The Voyager 41 – Trai departure: 06:40
    • Train from MACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBO: By Inca Rail: Class: Voyager 44 – Train Departure at 14:30
  • All Local Tax.

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5 Days Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail NO INCLUSION

  • $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.

5 Days Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail BRING

– 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 Guide

Facts of 5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail

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!

The Ancascocha trek + Short Inca Trail hike in the Peruvian Andes takes you through breathtaking landscapes and ancient Incan ruins.

The Ancascocha trek plus the Short Inca Trail 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 and the Short Inca Trail 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 + Short Inca Trail. 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 $500 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 scenery on the Ancascocha trek and the Short Inca Trail 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 5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail 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.

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  • If you’re looking for an authentic adventure, look no further! Explore the Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu over five days with this package!
  • 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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5 Day Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
2 $ 1 056.00 USD
3 $ 853.00 USD
4 $ 743.00 USD
5 $ 710.00 USD
6 $ 650.00 USD
7 $ 617.00 USD
8 $ 585.00 USD
9 $ 562.00 USD

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.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

5 Days Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail Upgrade

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!



+$90. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail Discounts

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 and sustainable Machu Picchu Company).



5 Days 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!

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5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail

5 Days Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail

Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Ido I
Ido I
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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