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ANCASCOCHA & INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS

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February 6, 2021
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7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Availability : Closed in February
Cusco – Soqma
MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 2 - 10

ANCASCOCHA & INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS

This spectacular Ancascocha Tour + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is world renowned and we are the only afew companys in the Cusco area that offers this combination Ancascocha & Inca Trail trek.

The Ancashcocha Tour in the Peruvian Andes is a spectacular trail that remains off the beaten path. It is listed as one of National Geographic’s 20 dream hikes on their World Best Hikes list. The trek wanders through traditional villages like Chillipahua, and its namesake Ancashcocha (3,900 m/12,795 feet). Along the way, it humps over big passes, including the high point at the Huayanay Pass (4,650 m/ 15,252 ft), and takes in views of towering 20,551 foot (6,266 m) Apu Salkantay.

On day 4 of the hike we join the Classic Inca Trail. The Classic Inca Trail is the most famous hike in South America – perhaps the world. It is a must-do and one of the biggest highlights of your trip to Peru. It offers astounding trekking along original paved Inca pathways and a range of spectacular Inca ruins along the way. The stunning scenery is breath taking. The trail spans through altitudes in the valley from 2,680 m (8,792 ft) to mountain passes of 4,215 m (13,825 ft). Finally it passes through the cloud forest to arrive at the majestic Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu itself.

Ancascocha Tour – Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Soqma – Rayan
  • Day 2: Rayan – Ancascocha
  • Day 3: Ancascocha – Huayanay pass – Muyu Muyu community
  • Day 4: Muyu Muyu – Paucarcancha – Kilometer 82 – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Total distance hiked: 49 km/30 ½ miles

Beginning altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft

Maximum altitude: 4,650 m/ 15,298 ft

Overall trek difficulty: Challenging

Ancascocha Tour: Pre-Trek Briefing:

You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your Ancascocha tour to Machu Picchu. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

Itinerary

DAY 1:Cusco – Soqma – Rayan

We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive 1 hour and 45 minutes to Soqma (3,205 m / 10,512 ft). This is the starting point of our Ancascocha tour and where we meet the horsemen that will join us during the hike.

We begin the hike with a 1 ¾ hour walk to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout. This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snack. The waterfall that you will see at this location is breathtaking! We will then hike a further 35 minutes until we visit the Inca site of the same name, where we will have a brief tour. This will be our lunch site.

After a refueling lunch, we will ascend 45 minutes until our camp at Rayan (3,700 meters/12,136 ft).

Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Lowest Elevation: 3,205 m/ 10,512 ft
Highest Elevation: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft
Distance to walk: 8 km/5 miles
Approximate walking time: 4 to 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Area: Dry Mountain

DAY 2:Rayan – Ancascocha

We depart camp at about 6:30 AM for a 4 hour uphill trek with incredible views of the “nevadas”/snow-capped peaks, llamas, valleys, and if we are lucky, a passing condor – the largest bird in the Andes with a wing-span of up to 10 feet across. Here we reach the Kuychicassa pass (4,450 m /14,596 ft) where we take a break and soak in the magnificent views of the Chancachuco Valley on one side of the pass and the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the other side.

Then we start our descent and hike for another hour until we reach the location where we will take our lunch break.

After lunch we ascend for 30 min by way of a narrow trail following a stream with beautiful views of Mt. Veronica (5,822 m/ 19,100 ft).

This is followed by a 4 hour walk downhill to reach the small community of Ancascocha (3,700 m/12,136 ft), our campsite for the evening, in a small, gorgeous wooded valley with a stream running through it.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Highest Elevation: 4,450 m/ 15,250 ft
Campsite elevation: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft
Distance to walk: 16 km/ 10 miles
Approximate walking time: 8 to 10 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Area: Dry Mountain

DAY 3:Ancascocha – Huayanay pass – Muyu Muyu community

Views of a nearby glacier and well preserved Inca remains are the highlight of this day. After a hearty breakfast we are ready for this challenging day. Ascending towards the Huayanay Pass (4,650 m/ 15,298 ft) for 4 hours, the highest point of our Ancascocha tour, which is a steep zigzag trail uphill, we find an original cobblestone paved Inca trail. On the way, we see the beautiful waterfall that feeds into the Ancascocha tour

After this stunning view, we descend for 45 minutes until the Inca site of Incarajay. We will have lunch here.

At this point we will embark on a 3-½ hour descent into greener vegetation. During this stretch of the trek we will have views of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu appear in the distance, and fascinating views of the communities of the Qésqua valley. Then we’ll reach our campsite in the Muyu Muyu community (3,850 m/12,628 ft).

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Highest Elevation: 4,650 m/ 15,298 ft
Campsite elevation: 3,850 m/12,628 ft
Distance to walk: 13 km/ 7 miles
Approximate walking time: 8 to 9 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Area: Dry Mountain

DAY 4:Muyu Muyu – Paucarcancha – Kilometer 82 – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

From Muyu Muyu we will descend for 2 hours until the Inca site of Paucarcancha. We will have a comprehensive tour of the site.

After the tour we will hike downhill for 5 hours until we reach Km 82, which is the start of the classic Inca trail. Along the way we will be able to see the Inca site of Llactapata. This is the first site on the Classic Inca Trail. Our chef will make us a delicious lunch at Kilometer 82.

After lunch we will be picked up by private van at Km 82 and transported to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,158 ft) where we will catch the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes.

When you reach Aguas Calientes you will check in to your hotel room. The natural hot springs in town are a great place to relax if there is time before dinner. Dinner will be at Indio Feliz.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Lodging: Hotel
Highest Elevation: 3,850 m/12,628 ft
Lowest Elevation: 2,792 m/9,158 ft
Distance to walk: 12 km/ 7 ½ miles
Estimated walking time: 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy

DAY 5:Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

You will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) along the winding road to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2 hour walking tour of the site.

If you have elected to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Huayna Picchu is included in the price of your Ancascocha tour + Inca Trail. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.

When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.

Meals: Breakfast
Lowest Elevation: 2,040 m/ 6,691 ft
Highest Elevation: 2,440 m/ 8,052 ft

INCLUDED
  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide for the Ancasocha Tour + Inca Trail (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • 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
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Hot water for washing.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • Vistadome train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Ticket for Huayna Picchu mountain
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Doesn`t Includes
  • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)
What do I need to bring?
  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack
OUR PRICES

Price (Group Service)

  • US $730 per Person

Price (Private Service)

  • US $780 per Person

Discounts

  • Student Discount (with active green ISIC card): US $20.00
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US $20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US $35.00
EXTRA INFORMATION

Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mts climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mts climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance)

How to book (Group or Private Service):

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form provided on this site.

By e-mail: andeanpathtravel@gmail.com

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: 

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail / Alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).

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