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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

4 Days from $ USD 450.00

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu is a remarkable trail close to Cusco city and that remains off the beaten path, is listed as one of the National Geographic´s 20 dream hikes on their world and being the best hike list extremely and the trek goes through some traditional villages and high peaks like Salkantay and Veronica. This Ancascocha trek is part of the traditional Inca trail along the trail , you will see beautiful archeological sites, such us Paucarcancha , Tarapata, Huillcarakay, Llactapata, kanabamba, and at the end Salapunko.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY
1

Cusco - Soqma - Rayan - Chancacucho Valley

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DAY
2

Canchacucho - Mayu Mayu Community

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DAY
3

Paucarcancha - Laactapata - KM 82 - Aguas Calientes

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DAY
4

Machu Picchu Ollamtaytambo - Cusco

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DAY
1

Cusco - Soqma - Rayan - Chancacucho Valley

We leave Cusco at 5:00 am in the morning by car and drive for an hour and 45 minutes to the village of Soqma, place which is located ( 3,200m, 10,512 feet), so this is the starting point of our Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu where you meet up with our horsemen team, and then we have some breakfast. After we start the hike 1 hour 15 minutes to the cascade, called Pirolniyoc and time to stop for views and then hike 40 minutes to the Inca site.

Ater we continue for 45 minutes to the lunch place, named Rayan located at (3,700 masl/ 9,350 feet) and afterward some lunch then we start 4 hours uphill hike to Kuychiccasa pass located (4,450 mals/ 14,596 feet) and here some outstanding views of some valleys like Chancachuco and some part of Sacred Valley of the Incas and then some easy downhill for 45 minutes to our campsite then at night some views to the stars.

Meals: Breakfast / lunch / dinner Lowest elevation: 3,205 masl/10,512 ft Highest elevation: 4,450 masl/14,596 ft Distance to walk 9 hours, 18 km/10 miles Level to difficulty: Moderate

Difficulty level:: Moderate
Altitude:: 4450 m
Distance traveled:: 18 km
Approximate walking time:: 9 h

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
2

Canchacucho - Mayu Mayu Community

We wake you up, with coca tea and afterwards a nutritive breakfast then , you will hike for 45 minutes up and down paths until to see a excellent view of the Veronica snow capped mountain, located at ( 5900 masl/ 19,100 feet), afterward we continue the hike for 1 hour uphill until to reach the Ancascocha lake , where will be our lunch.

After lunch we continue the uphill for 2 hours and arrive to the pass called Huayanay with altitude (4,650 masl/15,290 feet), so this point is the highest in our entire trek and in this segment we find an original stone paved Inca trail with some great views, then we continue 3 hours and the half downhill to the Inca site called Inca Raccay in the afternoon we arrive to the Muyu Muyu community, located at (3850 masl/12,628 feet).

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Highest Elevation: 4,650 m/ 15,298 Campsite elevation: 3,850 m/12,628 ft Distance to walk: 18 km/ 10 miles Approximate walking time: 10 hours Level of Difficulty: Challenging Meals: Breakfast and lunch and then dinner Campsite elevation: 3850 masl/12,628 feet

Difficulty level:: Challenging
Altitude:: 4650 m
Distance traveled:: 18 km
Approximate walking time:: 10 h

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
3

Paucarcancha - Laactapata - KM 82 - Aguas Calientes

After the breakfast we will hike downhill for 2 hours towards Paucarcancha ruins, there you will explore this fascinating inca place. Then we will continue hike down to the community of Huayllabamba, where we will join to the classical inca trail. At midday we will arrive to the place of tarayoc, where will be our Lunch. After one short break we have to walk to the inca site of Patallacta, which is the most amazing and biggest one inca village. Continuing with the walk alongside the Vilcanota river, we will arrive at km 82, where we say goodbye to our muleteers; and then take the transportation to Ollantaytambo.

In the afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, on arrival we will check in the hotel. Then with the guide , you will organize the plan to visit Machu Picchu.

Meals:Breakfast, lunch Highest elevation: 3850 masl/ 12,629 feet Lowest elevation: 2,750 mals/9,158 feet Distance to walk: 7 hours/ 14 km Level of difficulty: Easy

Difficulty level:: Easy
Altitude:: 3850 m
Distance traveled:: 14 km
Approximate walking time:: 7 h

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
4

Machu Picchu Ollamtaytambo - Cusco

The most important day, since you concocera and them 7 modern wonders of the world. Everyone should get up at 4:00 am, to have breakfast and then queue at the bus station to Machu Picchu. We will leave in one of the first buses to the citadel, we will pass the control to the 6:00 am. Once inside, we will go up to the house of the guardian, a very famous place from where the most famous photos of Machu Picchu are made, and from there you will start the guided tour for 2 hours the most important sites.
Once the guide finishes his explanation you will have free time to visit other sites like the Inca Bridge, Sun Gate. Or if you book any of the mountains you can also go in the schedule of your reservation. At the latest they must come down from Machu Picchu at noon, since it is no longer possible to stay all day at the archaeological complex.

In the afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo, and from here by bus to the city of Cusco where you arrive approximately at 19:00 pm. Meals:Breakfast Highest elevation: 2,400 masl/ 7,680 feet Lowest elevation: 2,000 mals/6,400 feet Distance to walk: 3 hours/ 6 km Level of difficulty: Easy

Difficulty level:: Easy
Altitude:: 2400 m
Distance traveled:: 6 km
Approximate walking time:: 3 h

Physical Level

1, Easy

Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Professional english speaker tour guide
  • Expert mountain cook
  • Private transport from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip train tickets.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco to the hotel, at the end of your tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Camping  tent with capacity for 4 persons, but used only for 2 persons.
  • Dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Transport from the train station to Cusco.
  • First-Aid Kits, Oxygen tank.
  • Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (3), dinner (3),  with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.
  • Horses and muleteers to carry  the equipment and 15lbs of the hikers
  • Sleeping pad
  • Outdoor toilet tent.

No Included

What to Bring

  • 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

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