Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 5D, Peru

As a local agency, we are always looking for hiking options around Cusco. This trek offers unforgettable experience hiking the Inca Quarry Trail (Also you can check our other alternatives of Inca Quarry Trail Treks).

The Ancascocha road is off the beaten track, that is why we offer alternate routes that satisfy our clients, this route is hard for trekkers but it is one of the quietest and very peaceful routes. Ancascocha trek is also  very picturesque, going through colorful mountains and valleys and following the incredible Inca trail road network.

This trail is one of the alternative trek uncrowded on way to get to Machupicchu, in particularly, is super peaceful place.   Amazing  mountains to enjoy,  The nature is an gift  of mother earth as a lagoons, wild birds , wild ducks.   Andean people  who are llama farmers over 4 500 meters.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

The first day we walk all the day uphill until reaching the Inti Punku camp (Sun Gate), you will enjoy here of the Sacred Valley.

Sun Gate and Veronica Snow

Sun Gate and Veronica Snow

The second day we will go to Chancachuco and Ancascocha Valley to appreciate the beautiful mountains and lake.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

The third day we will walk until Huayanay Pass (4670 msnm), and Paucarcancha. (Check de detailed itinerary). The fouth day, we walk to  Huayllabamba and Km 82, the connection of Inca Trail. This day we take a bus to Ollantaytambo, then to Aguas calientes by train and you can take a refresh bath in the hotsprings.

The fifth day we will visit Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu


 

The availability of entrances to Machu Picchu, can be reserved for the earliest time, however you can see that you have other possibilities, even until 10:00 am.

Remember that 48 hours before or less, we will bring to you a briefing to explain the details of the Tour and to answer any questions you may have.

Map of Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

Map of the itinerary of our trek: Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu, 5 days. Click to expand de image or download de image in PDF.

Availability

The availability for Ancascocha Trek is based on the ticket attainability to Machu Picchu for the last day (5 day of itinerary). We recommend the first hour to visit Machu Picchu (6 am). You can change choose other hour, when you click in the calendar's title.

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DAY 1: Cusco – Cachicata – Sun Gate

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will come pick you up with our private bus and go to Sacred Valley, in the  Cachiccata community (3200 mt) where will start our journey. The walk uphill will lead to Inca quarry (3200m) where you will learn about rocks carving and its techniques.

We will then go uphill to get to lunch at Choquetacarpu which is an hour away. Full of energy, we will keep going for a 1 hour and half walk to reach to the impressive Sun Gate (3885m) or “Inti Punku” and stay overnight close to the site and we are going to have a beautiful sun set  in the afternoon  having a cup of coffee as well enjoying  the priceless view of sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • Min Altitude: 2890 m. / 9300 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4430 m. / 14535 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 6 Km. / 3.73 mi.
  • Difficulty of this day: 5 Challenging.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 07:00 hours,

DAY 2: Sun Gate – Chancachuco – Ancascocha Valley

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

We will have a delicious breakfast in this wonderful place before starting to walk for about 1 hour easily hike and  after this  we are going uphill about  2/30 minutes to the top of the mountain and here  we might make an offering to the Veronica mountain and to Mother Earth. We will then keep going  40 minutes downhill to get to our lunch  until Chancachuco Pampa (4200m) where we will stop for lunch.

After gathering some energy, we will walk for 3 hours to get to Ancascocha camping site  (3700m) where we will camp for the night. along the way, we are going to have  beautiful mountains  really colorful  to get photos  the mountains  offers unforgettable  experience for ancascocha treks  to Machupichu.

  • Min Altitude: 3698 m. / 11900 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4200 m. / 13780 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 10 Km. / 6.21 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Cold, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 5 Challenging.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 08:00 hours,

DAY 3: Ancascocha – Huayanay Pass -Paucarcancha

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

After having breakfast we will go up the Huayanay mountains (4670m) for 2 hours to leave little by little the wonderful valley of Ancascocha. Along the way, you will appreciate the colorful mountains, lagoons, birds and even see a puma if you will be lucky enough. We will then walk 2 hours more to arrive at the Inca Raquay valley to have lunch (3900 mt) not one are there  basically  we can feel  nature of the Peruvian Andes.

We will already be on the Inca trail that third day, which we will follow for about an hour to reach the campsite call Paucarcancha inca ruins this place will be our camping to over night  and to enjoy last peaceful place.

  • Min Altitude: 3860 m. / 12421 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4670 m. / 15322 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 15 Km. / 9.32 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Cold, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 5 Challenging.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 08:00 hours,

DAY 4: Paucarcancha – kilometer 82 – Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

We will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and start walking an hour and a half until the community of Paucarcancha, where we will explore the archaeological site for a little while. We will then keep walking for 30 minutes to arrive at Huayllabamba, the connection with the Inca trail and walk 3 hours more before having lunch.

Along this Inca trail, we will appreciate various archaeological sites like Patallacta and Wilkaracay and little Incan constructions. A bus will take us to Ollantaytambo where we will take the train and reach Aguas Calientes to stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Min Altitude: 2025 m. / 6516 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3860 m. / 12665 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 12 Km. / 7.46 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Difficulty of this day: 1.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 10:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 07:00 hours,

DAY 5: Aguas Calientes –Machipicchu Ruins-Cusco

Included today: Breakfast.

You will have an early breakfast at your hotel and take the bus at 5:30 am for 30 minutes to go up to Machu Pichu and appreciate the sunrise over the ruins. The tour with our guide inside the site will last 2 hours and you will have free time afterwards to explore the city on your own.

Later on, we will go back to Ollantaytambo and take the bus back to Cusco and to your hotel.

  • Accomodation for today: Hotel .
  • Min Altitude: 2010 m. / 6468 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 2400 m. / 7874 ft.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Humid.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:30 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:30 hours, Total Walking Time: 00:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

Not Included

  • First Day Breakfast.
  • Lunch for the 5th day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.
  • Walking Sticks.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Flashlight.
  • gloves.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Thermal clothing.
  • walking stick.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 675.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 620.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 590.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Students: Discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

Departure for: 2022 - 2023

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.

Important:

  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • Camera.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal Medications.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Warm clothes.

Our Reviews

Unforgettable Experience!!

Highly recommend Machula! Excellent service and facilities

Quarry Trek in Ollantaytambo

Amazing experience and unforgettable staff!

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