Ancascocha Trek And Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 7 Days

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Ancascocha Trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 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 and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 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 and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, 7 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 March to December.

This 7-day odyssey starting from Ancascocha culminates hiking into the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. 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 to begin your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your Hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME Early in the morning.

INCLUDES:

(walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)

  • 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.
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • 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
  • Choquequirao Machu Picchu Hiking Tours 9 days
  • Trek briefing with your guide
  • Professional guide
  • All entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Private transport and professional driver (round trip transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the trek)
  • 1 train ticket service from Hydro to Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • 1 train ticket service from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo Village (Expedition Tourist Train)
  • 2 bus tickets from Aguas Calientes Village to Machu Picchu.
  • 7 nights camping/1 night hotel
  • Choquequirao guided tour
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Spacious tent/Sleeping mat.
  • Horses or mules and indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, 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.)
  • We provide a duffle for personal items.
  • One cook, and assistants
  • Excellent meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods which are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coca, 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

Doesn’t include:

  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • $ 25 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to the top without a guide, the trail is well marked).

What to Bring:

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful, because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks, as well as the weather, is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This definitely does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips insoles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

Packing list:

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.

Prices:

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 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $999 per person
  • 4-5 Trekkers: $899 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!).

Discounts:

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

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

 

Day 1: CUSCO – SOQMA– RAYAN

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days, Pick up at your hotel in Cusco, and traveling 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 camp and have lunch. On this first day, we will have the opportunity to acclimate to the high altitude. After lunch, we can relax and rest (R & R) for our next day.

Overnight camp in the village of Rayan (3,700 meters / 12.136 feet).

Details of the trek Ancascocha to Machupicchu

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Walking Time: 4 to 5 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 feet
  • Highest Altitude: 3,700 m / 12,136 ft.
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 mile
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Area: Mountainous

Day 2: RAYAN  – ANCASCOCHA

Our second day begins with a delicious breakfast prepared & served by our chef.  We leave camp, hiking gently for 3 hrs., reaching the highest point into the passage of Puka Kasa (Alt. 4,450 m / 14,596 ft.).

For most individuals, this is the most difficult section due to the altitude.  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.

In reaching the peak of the mountain you’ll have the feeling of surviving one of the highest mountain ranges. After enjoying all the wonderful and picturesque views, you’ll continue trekking to Chancachuco, hiking for one hour and a half until lunchtime.

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 to 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 our campsite, above the Ancascocha Lake (4,090 m).

  • Meals:                               Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance:                         18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Highest Altitude:          4,450 m / 15,250 ft.
  • Camp Elevation:           3,700 m / 12,136 ft.
  • Hike time:       8 to 10 hours
  • Level of difficulty:        Arduous
  • Area:                                 Mountainous

Day 3: ANCASCOCHA-HUALLANAY PASS-MUYU MUYU -PAUCARCANCHA

After a wholesome breakfast, we continue our tour during the morning (4 hours approx.) to reach the highest elevation (Huayanay Pass 4,650 m) enjoying breathtaking views along the way.

It is stifling how the Incas handled the difficult terrain to make their edifices.  After enjoying the magnificent views and local history, we’ll hike for 45minutes to the Valley of Inkarakay, . where Will have lunch 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 “Huayanay” peak.  The Qesqa community is located at the tree line. And muyu muyu village after pass those villages will keep hiking for another 2 hours until the Inca site call paucarcancha where your tour guide Will explain this Inca site  and Will have the campsite

  • Meals:                               Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance:                         18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Highest Altitude:          4,450 m / 15,250 ft.
  • Camp Elevation:           3,700 m / 12,136 ft.
  • Hike time:       8 to 10 hours
  • Level of difficulty:        Arduous
  • Area:                                 Mountainous

Day 4: PAUCARCANCHA-HUAYLLABAMBA-LLULLUCHAPAMPA

The fourth day begins with an early morning breakfast.  We again initiate our descent for 30 minutes arriving at the village of “Huallyabamba”.wheere will see on the way a lot growing fields of potatoes, corn, onions, and carrots.and will have in this place  the first checkpoint because will be already within of the classic Inca trail and then just gonna be uphill for 2 hours until the lunch spot call (ayapata) and  gonna be another 2 hours unto get our base camp

  • Meals:                               Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance:                         18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Highest Altitude:          3,800 m /
  • Camp Elevation:           3,800 m /
  • Hike time:       4 to 5 hours
  • Level of difficulty:        easy
  • Area:                                 Mountainous

Day 5: LLULLUCHAPAMPA-PACAYMAYO-CHAQUI COCHA

Our morning begins with a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef.  Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail.

This part of the trek we’ll ascend (2 hrs. approx.) to the highest point of our tour “WARMIWAÑUSCA”.  Here you’ll appreciate your efforts to indulge upon the excellent panoramic view of the valleys below.  After a short break, we’ll descend to the high forest where we will have lunch (around 1:00 p.m.).

After lunch, we’ll continue our uphill hike to the runkuray Inca site where your guide Will explains about Inca history, and then Will keep hiking another 1 hour to get the 2 hight point and the just gonna be 2 hours until our base camp chaquicocha.

  • Meals:                               Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance:                         18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Highest Altitude:          4,200 m /
  • Camp Elevation:           3,600 m /
  • Hike time:       6 to 7 hours
  • Level of difficulty:        difficult
  • Area:                                 Mountainous

Day 6: CHAQUI COCHA-WIÑAYHUAYNA

Of course, a good hearty breakfast to regenerate from yesterday’s hike. with famous coca tea and then Will have 40 minutes to organize tour ten.

Later we will head towards “Pjuyupatamarca”, another small Inca village, to have a delectable lunch. After a short break, we’ll continue hiking for 3 hours until we reach the archaeological complex of “Wiñaywayna”, where our camp will also readied.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          11kms/9.3 miles
  • Hike Time:    5 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        3,800 m/12,460 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:         2,600 m/8,856 ft.

Day 7: WIÑAYHUAYNA-MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO

This seven day is the whole reason you came to Peru.  You’ll need to start off right with an energetic box breakfast, where we will hike up for about an hour between the high forest to reach the “Inti Punku” (Puerta del Sol – Sun Door), from here you’ll get a panoramic breathtaking view of the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu.  Then we descend to reach your final destination Machu Picchu where you’ll have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own

Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

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

DETAILS:

  • Meals:                              Breakfast
  • Hiking Distance:            4 Km / 1.5 miles
  • Hike Time:      2 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,040 m / 6.691 ft.
  • Highest Altitude:          2,440 m / 8,052 ft.

Note:      

  • If you want to stay an extra night, just lets us know and we can help book a hotel in Aguas Calientes, as well as your train ticket for the next day
  • Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu
  • No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu
  • Snacks and water are allowed – in bags

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