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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu / PRICES PER PERSON 2022 – 2023. Andes hiking tours
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
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
+$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
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
Student discounts of $ 20 off per person.
RESPONSIBLE Ancascocha Trek 6 Days + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu adventure OPERATOR, we are Specialists working with PERUVIAN LOCAL PEOPLE (Sensitive & Sustainable Machu Picchu Company).
Ancascocha Trek + Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu 6 Days
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