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Ancascocha Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

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    Duration : 4 Days - 3 Nights
    Availability : Daily Departures
    Departure Location : Cusco
    Destination : Ancascocha Trek 4 Days
    Min Age : 6+
    Max People : 12 PER GROUP
    Activity

    Trip styles

    TREK, ADVENTURE
    Mountain altitude

    Max. Altitude

    4650 M. / 15255 FT.
    acomodations

    Accommodation

    CAMPS & HOSTEL
    MODERATE

    Activity Level

    MODERATE
    TOUR DESCRIPTION

    Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

    The Ancascocha Trek 4 Days is one of the least known and travelled, and therefore less crowded, excursions among the tourist circuits of Cusco. However, it was declared by National Geographic as one of the 20 dream walks on its list of the best walks in the world, and with good reason.

    The Ancascocha Trail in the Peruvian Andes is a spectacular trail that remains off the beaten path even given its proximity to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    The Ancascocha Trek, often called the Super Inca Trail or even the Hidden Inca Trail, a far more strenuous yet less traveled and more rewarding path.

    We’ll cover a portion of the Classic Inca Trail during the third day of walking (yes, the one that needs reservations a year in advance). After a few days of solitude, you may be surprised to see many hikers suddenly. However, there’s nothing to worry about as they go in another direction.

    We’ll visit Machu Picchu, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, on the last day. You’ll notice that nothing compares to the most famous archaeological site in South America despite all the beauty you have already seen so far. You’ll have a 2-hour guided tour and the possibility of climbing the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (subject to availability). After completing the tour, we’ll return by bus to Aguas Calientes and then train to Cusco. Don’t worry about a thing; we’ll drop you off at your hotel’s door to arrive.

    Why Take the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu?

    • At (Peru Hike), your safety, fun, and comfort will always be our main concern. Therefore, your guide will ensure that the pace of the excursion is adjusted to each member of the group. They’ll take a break whenever necessary. Our camps will be ready before your arrival.
    • We use high quality equipment to ensure your maximum comfort. We are extremely proud of our kitchen team. Our chef and his assistant will surprise you with the delights they are able to make in the middle of the mountain. You’ll never go hungry because the menu is specially designed to ensure you have enough energy for each day of hiking.
    • Highlights of this excursion include guided tours of ancient Inca archaeological sites, extensive cultivation fields where generations of peasants have tilled the land, and traditional Andean towns such as Chillipahua and Ancascocha. However, the real reward of this route is the impressive views of the majestic mountains.
    • However, no reward comes without effort. It’s a challenging walk that will take us above 4,600 masl in the Huayanay pass (4,650 masl / 15,255 fasl). Therefore, we recommend that all our passengers have an excellent physical condition.
    • Enjoy unique landscapes, beautiful and crystalline blue lagoons, raging waterfalls, and the imposing Apu Salkantay (6,266 masl / 20,551 fasl) constantly dominate the scene.
    TOUR ITINERARY

    DAY 1Cusco – Soqma – Kuychiccasa Pass – Chancachuco Valley

    After meeting you at your hotel, we leave Cusco early in the morning and drive 1h 45m to Soqma (3,205 m/10,512 ft). This is the starting point of our trek and where we meet the horsemen (and horses) that will be our porters during the hike.

    The hike begins with a 1h 45m hour walk to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout. The waterfall is breathtaking, and you can even take the short climb down to the base of the falls for some fantastic photo opportunities (and cool down if the weather is hot)! Then, hiking for a further 45 minutes we visit the Inca site of the same name. Perched on a cliff-top with spectacular views of the surrounding valley, your guide will share some of the history of the site and the Incas and you will be free to wander through the ruins, imagining life 500 years ago.

    Next we make a steep ascent for around an hour to reach our lunch spot, Rayan (3,700 m/12,139 ft). Here you will sample for the first time the incredible culinary skills of your chef, with a chance to rest, relax and refuel for the afternoon’s hiking.

    The afternoon begins with a challenging 3 hour uphill hike to reach the Kuychiccasa pass (4,450 m /14,599 ft). Passing the rustic houses of the farmers, at every turn you will see sumptuous views of the snow-capped peaks of the ‘Nevadas’, wild llamas, sprawling 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!).

    As we reach the top of the pass (perhaps a little breathless) we take a break to soak in the magnificent views of the Chancachuco Valley on one side and the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the other.

    From here it is an easy 45 minute downhill hike to reach our camp for the evening at the Chancachuco Valley (4,312 m / 14,147 ft). Here, with the campsite already prepared when you arrive, you can change into warmer clothing and lie back to watch the sky gradually fill with the most incredible display of stars (clouds permitting!) before joining your guide and your fellow trekkers for a well-earned, hearty dinner.

    • Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
    • Accommodation:   (Camps)
    • Difficulty:  Moderate
    • Walking Distance:  9.9miles
    • Starting Elevation:  3,205 m/10,512 ft
    • Highest Elevation:  4,450 m/14,599 ft.

    DAY 2Chancachuco Valley – Ancascocha – Quesqa Valley

    You will be woken with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea, followed by a full breakfast to fuel you for the morning ahead.

    We begin with a 45 minute undulating hike followed by a 20 minute ascent by way of a narrow trail that follows a stream with beautiful views of Mt. Veronica (5,822 m/ 19,100 ft).

    We then take a 2.5 hour walk downhill to reach the small community of Ancascocha (3,700 m/12,139 ft), in a small but gorgeous wooded valley with a stream running through it.

    Continuing uphill for 1 hour you will enjoy views of the nearby glacier and well preserved Inca remains, before reaching the beautiful crystal blue Ancascocha Lake where we stop for lunch.

    After lunch we continue our ascent towards the Huayanay Pass (4,650 m/15,255 ft). This is a strenuous 2 hour climb along a steep switchback trail which brings us to the highest point of our trek. Along this section you will see an original cobblestone paved Inca Trail.

    After taking time to enjoy the incredible views from the summit, we embark on a 3 hour descent into greener vegetation. Along this stretch we will have a distant vista of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu as well as fascinating views of the communities of the Quesqa valley. We will also pass the small Inca site of Incaracay.

    Finally we will reach our campsite, nestled in the Quesqa valley (3,850 m/12,631 ft). Once again, your chef will serve an excellent dinner as we reflect on the sights and sounds of the day.

    • Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
    • Accommodation:   (Camps)
    • Difficulty:  Challenging
    • Walking Distance:  11.1 miles
    • Highest Elevation:  3,700 m/12,139 ft.
    • Campsite elevation:  4,650 m/15,255 ft.

    DAY 3Quesqa Valley – KM 82 – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

    On our final day of trekking we descend from Quesqa Valley for 2 hours until we reach the Inca site of Paucarcancha (3,133 m/10,278 ft) where your guide will provide a comprehensive commentary about the site.

    We then join a section of the Classic Inca Trail and make an easy hike downhill for 5 hours until we reach Km 82, which is the official start of the Classic Trail. Along the way we will be able to see the Inca site of Llactapata. Lunch will be served at Km82.

    After lunch we will be picked up by our private local van and transported to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,160 ft) to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Photo opportunities are endless as we carve through the valley floor into the lush green vegetation of the Aguas Calientes area.

    After 2 nights in the mountains, your comfortable hotel room will be a welcome sight. The natural hot springs in town are also a great place to relax if there is time before dinner. We will take dinner together at a nice and quality local restaurant with an extensive menu (drinks not included) before retiring to the hotel to prepare for the early start on Machu Picchu.

    • Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
    • Accommodation:   (Camps)
    • Difficulty:  Moderate
    • Walking Distance:  9.3 miles
    • Highest Elevation:  2,040 m/6,692 ft.
    • Lowest Elevation:  3,850 m/12,631 ft.

    DAY 4Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    After a very early breakfast at your hotel we take one of the first buses (5:30am) along the winding road to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Your guide will then give a 2 hour walking tour of this breathtaking site, named as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Your entry ticket to Machu Picchu is included in the price of the trek.

    If you have elected to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains you can begin the hike once your guided tour concludes. The ticket price for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain is also included in the price of your trek. If you choose not to climb the mountain you will have plenty of free time to explore Machu Picchu before returning to Aguas Calientes by bus.

    Arriving back in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Poroy or Ollantaytambo. From here you will travel by private van to Cusco and back to your hotel. Your arrival time in Cusco will depend on the time of your train ticket.

    • Difficulty:  Easy
    • Distance traveled:  3 miles
    • Machu Picchu Elevation:  2430 m / 7972 ft

    *The standard trek includes a permit to climb Huayna Pichu Mountain which is a fairly easy 1 hour hike. However, if no tickets are available (e.g. due to late booking) then a permit to climb Machu Picchu mountain will be issued. Note that this is a 2-3 hour strenuous climb up and down following very steep and narrow steps

    ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
    INCLUDED
    Packing List
    Before You Go
    What Is Included?
    What is included in the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days?
    • Sleeping bag
    • trekking stick
    • Extra oxygen
    • First Aid kit
    • One foamy sleeping pad per person
    • Inflatable Mattress
    • Tea time = Happy Hour: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
    • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel
    • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma (start of trek)
    • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
    • High quality, 4 person tent for every 2 people
    • Inflatable Mattress and pillow
    • Kitchen tent
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Portable Eco-friendly toilet  and toilet tent
    • Professional Chef and assistant chef
    • Wranglers and horses to carry all equipment
    • Horse to transport up to 8 kg of your personal gear
    • Duffle bag for your personal gear
    • Four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners
    • Hot water for washing twice daily
    • Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
    • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
    • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
    • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollantaytambo
    • Private van transportation from Poroy or Ollantaytambo to your Cusco hotel
    • 1 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
    What Is Not Included?
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips for our staff
    • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management
    • Personal clothing and gear
    • Original Passport
    • 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 sanitiser
    • Personal medication
    • Camera and film with extra batteries
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Daypack

    Information Before leaving for the Ancascocha Trek 4 Days

    We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about Ancascocha trek 4 days in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

    Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

    Briefing or informative meeting

    All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the Peru Hike offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.

    Duffel bag or canvas case:

    ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.

    A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.

    Payment of Trek Balance (in Cusco)

    The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.

    It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

    Storing your luggage at our Office.

    Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

    Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

    Pickups:

    Peru Hike can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

    Return to Cusco:

    Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don’t worry. Everything is included in your tour!

    • In Machu Picchu you’ll board a bus that will take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to your arrival.
    • In Aguas Calientes you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco. Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 2 hours.
    • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Peru Hike clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Plaza San Francisco, in Cusco. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Plaza San Francisco takes 2 hours.
    • In San Francisco, depending on your hotel’s location, we will take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel in Cusco.

    Group tours:

    Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

    Strikes and demonstrations:

    Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

    Lost objects:

    You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.

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