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Ancascocha Trek to Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Ancascocha Trek and  Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Ancascocha Trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days, is considered one of the best alternative treks to the Classic Inca Trail, located within the Sacred Valley (very close to the Inca Trail). This extraordinary path is definitely one of the most beautiful infrequent routes South of the Andes.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, is considered one of the best alternative treks to the classic Inca Trail, located within the Sacred Valley (very close to the Inca Trail). This extraordinary path is definitely one of the most beautiful infrequent routes South of the Andes.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, is ideal for those travelers who have a good level of fitness (two high passes over 4,400 meters) and seek tranquility in uncrowded trails during peak season.

During the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, you can visit local villages, and enjoy a variety of ecosystems and amazing sceneries like; snow-capped mountains, tropical jungles, cloud forest wilderness, glacial lakes, and of course Peru’s sensational Inca ruins. The best time for trekking Ancascocha is from April to November.

This 4 odyssey starting from Ancascocha culminates in hiking into the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Please shoot us an e-mail at contact@gotreksperu.com and book your tour today!

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering beginning your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

DEPARTURE TIME Early in the morning.
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Day by Day Travel Schedule

Customize this itinerary by adding extra days to any location. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for advice.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, Pick up at your hotel in Cusco and travel via private vehicle through the Sacred Valley (1 hr. & 40 min) reaching the picturesque village of Soqma (Alt. 3,205 meters), which is the trailhead to start our trekking. Here we will meet our tour leader and staff and begin our great adventure to Ancascocha.

We will begin with a gentle walk along the Valley (approx. 1 hr. and 30 min.) until you reach the waterfall of Perolniyoc, stopping to enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls within the Sacred Valley. We will continue walking for an additional hour reaching the archaeological site of Perolniyoc, perched atop of the mountain, after listening to our tour leader revealing the remnants of the Inca history, we will walk for one more hour to reach our lunch. On this first day, we will have the opportunity to acclimate to the high altitude. After lunch, so in the afternoon Will keep hiking 2 and 30 minutes to the pass called (puka Kasa ) in this spot will stop to get nice photos and well see on the way the view of the sacred valley of the Incas and some glaciers, after while our hike just gonna be the dawn for 1 and 30 minutes to get tour base camp called chancachuco.

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 18 km
  • Walking Time: 9 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,450  m / 10,512 feet
  • Highest Altitude: 4500 m / 14,136 ft.
  • Hiking time: 9 hours
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Area: Mountainous

Our second day begins with a delicious breakfast prepared & served by our chef.  We leave camp, from this

.  However, it’s also the most spectacular part of the tour, you’ll enjoy the snow-covered mountains, in addition to a vista of the lower landscape of the Sacred Valley.

As we continue our walk, you’ll appreciate several spectacular snow-capped peaks and one that you’ll appreciate throughout this hike is “Veronica” mountain (Alt. 5,950 m), till arriving at the Valley of Ancascocha.   Here you’ll observe traditional small plantations by inhabitants of the area. After crossing a stream and hiking uphill for another 2 hours you’ll finally reach the Ancascocha lake, above the Ancascocha Lake (4,090 m).and then Will arrived at hight point called Huayllanay pass (4640 masl)

It is stifling how the Incas handled the difficult terrain to make their edifices.  After enjoying the magnificent views and local history, we’ll drive to the Valley of Inkarakay, where a pleasurable lunch will be waiting for us. If we are fortunate, we will see condors flying around the Canyon.

After lunch, we’ll continue walking downhill for 3 hours until we reach the community of Qesqa. On the descent, you’ll observe a variety of views of the “Huayanay” peak.  The Qesqa community is located at the tree line.  Thus, the overnight rest will be more temperate compared to the previous nights (3,650 m / 11.910 feet).

Details of the trek: Ancascocha to Machupicchu

  • Meals:                               Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance:                         20 km / 12 miles
  • Highest Altitude:          4,650 m / 15,298 ft.
  • Camp Elevation:           3,850 m / 12,628 ft.
  • Hike time:       10 hours
  • Level of difficulty:        Arduous
  • Area:                                 Mountainous

The fourth day begins with an early morning breakfast. We’ll start hiking gradually down the Valley for approximately 2 hours reaching “Paucarcancha”, an extraordinary Inca fortress, the guide will enlighten you on the history of these beautiful ruins.  We again initiate our descent for 30 minutes arriving at the village of “Huallyabamba”.

It’s here that we’ll merge with the famous Inca Trail and continue our journey for an additional 4 hours, till we reach Km 82.  This last section is part of the classical Inca Trail, the road to Km 82 will stop at “Willkarakay”, a great Inca site, and “Patallacta” with great views and remarkable Inca constructions hidden at the bottom of the Valley.  At Kilometer 82, our chef will be waiting with a delectable lunch.

After lunch, transportation will take us to Ollantaytambo (Alt. 2,792 m) where we will board the train.

Details of the trek: Ancascocha to Machupicchu

  • Meals:                              Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:         Hotel
  • walking time:         6 hours
  • Level of Difficulty:        easy
  • Highest Altitude:          3,850 m / 12,628 ft
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,792 m / 9.158 ft
  • Distance:                         18 km / 7 ½ miles
  • Level of difficulty:        DIFFICULT

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”.

Your tour guide will impart the history of this mystical place.  We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”.  Here, we promise an unforgettable experience.  After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your exploring.

  • If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you will have to coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on the programmed time.

There are many more activities that you can do.  These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.

In the afternoon, we catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

Details of the trek: Ancascocha to Machupicchu

  • Meals:                              Breakfast
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,040 m / 6.691 ft
  • Highest Altitude:          2,440 m / 8,052 ft

What's Included

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Spacious tent/Sleeping mat.
  • Horses or mules and indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, tables, stools, cooking gear, stoves, gas containers, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetable
  • Personal items to carry: 10 kg/22 lb. (So you just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day
  • One cook, and assistants
  • Excellent meals
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods that are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, popcorn).
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking)
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • $ 75 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to the top without a guide, the trail is well marked).
  • first dinner and last lunch

Trip Info

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 3 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service:  $490 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).


  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Those under 15 years will pay as students: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)

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