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

Price from: $ 699.00 USD (See: Price List)

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

Price from: $ 699.00 USD (See: Price List)

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 with Short Inca Trail 5-Day

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.”


Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail Overview

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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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


  • 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!
  • 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!


Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail Itinerary

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.

Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail -> DAY 1


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.

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

Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail -> DAY 2


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

Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail -> DAY 3

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.

  • 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 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, Lunch, Dinner (Restaurant)

Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail -> DAY 4

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 trains 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 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: 5 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Meals: BoxLunch
  • Machu Picchu Pueblo elevation: Overnight 2000 meters (HOTEL***)

Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail -> DAY 5

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.

  • Breakfast at the Hotel at 06:00
  • 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: 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.


5-Day Ancascocha Trek Short Inca Trail INCLUSION 

  • A local English-speaking tour/Trek Guide
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions.
  • Transportation.
  • 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: 05:00 to 11:00 Hrs.
    • MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO: 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!
    • 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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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.

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 Facts

Facts of 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!


5-Day Ancascocha Trek with Short Inca Trail COST

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

  • Solo Hiker US$ 1,780.
  • 02 Hikers US$ 1,160. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 Hikers US$ 995.
  • 04 Hikers US$ 865.
  • 05 Hikers US$ 855.
  • 06 Hikers US$ 755.
  • 07 Hikers US$ 750.
  • 08+ Hikers US$ 699.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

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



Sol Natura Hotel  – 3-Star Hotel
+$20. Suite MWB/ DWD Comfort Superior

Pakaritampu Hotel – 3-Star 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



Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$25. Standard
+$33. Superior
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$29. Traditional
+$35. Superior
+$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
+$80 Suite

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
+$244. Superior
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$488. Suite
+$555. Inkaterra Suite

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 & Sustainable Machu Picchu Company).

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