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Ancasccocha Trek To Machu Picchu 5d/4n

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The Ancascocha trail is a spectacular trail that remains off the beaten path also known as the Hidden Inca Trail or the Super Inca Trail; It is less traveled and more rewarding path. It was considered as one the World’s best hikes by National geographic. Along the way you will see Inca ruins, villages, and snowcapped mountains of both main mountain ranges of Cusco, the Vilcabamba and the Urubamba mountain range.

This trek is highly recommended for those who don’t like crowds, this trek is where you find the solitude, just hearing the wind blowing in the campsites, bird calls during the hike, also you will be able to interact with local families especially on the first campsite.
Early morning meeting with your guide in your hotel for a drive to Parpiso (3100m – 10,171feet) for about one and half hours. Short Stop at the town called Huarocondo on the way where you can purchase the last minute supplies such as water, snacks, this town is very well known for the LECHONES (roasted pork), it is considered the best in Cusco. The journey by car goes though small towns, corn fields, potatoes, quinua. The first three hours of the trek goes uphill but also
offers you beautiful views, after trekking for three hours you will find an Incan site called Wat’a (3800m – 12,400feet) with an spectacular views of Urubamba snowcapped mountain range and and Chillipijawa and Pachar valley below, here we stop to explore the site and have history lessons with the guide, and then have lunch. From here you will continue onto the camp ground that will take us for about three more hours, the path goes up and downs. You should arrive to camp by 5pm.

Distance covered: 12 km (7,4 miles)
Time: 8 to 9 hours
Lowest elevation: 3100m (10,171 feet)
Highest elevation: 3700m (12,139 feet)
Level of difficulty: Moderate to demanding


After waking up with a nice cup of coca tea in your tent given by one of our chefs and having a delicious breakfast your trek begins towards the highest pass of the trek called Acocasa (4450m – 14,600feet) this pass is the perfect place for the picture because it offers you the view of snowcapped mountains such as Ausangate (6300m – 20,931feet), Chicon (5530m – 18,143feet) and others. We trek down for one our until we reach the lunch spot and after having a nice nap we will trek on gradual downhill for another two and half more hours towards the camp ground at Ancasccocha Village (3800m – 12,400feet)

Distance covered: 12 km (7,4 miles)
Time: 8 to 9 hours
Lowest elevation: 3700m (12,139 feet)
Highest elevation: 4450m (14,600 feet)
Level of difficulty: Demanding


We leave the campsite early in the morning. Hike though narrow path towards the second pass of the trek (.4200m – 13,780feet) for about 3 hours, this is a perfect place for pictures of snowcapped mountain we especially have a view of mount veronica (5750m – 19,193feet) the tallest of Urubamba mountain range, after enjoying the pictures we hike down for 40 minutes until lunch place . We stop for lunch and of course for a siesta. We trek for the next one and half hours towards Kuychicasa pass (4450m – 14,600feet) From here the way down gets very step for about one hour and the next one and half gradual downhill, along the way down you will see Punkuyoc or the sun gate with amazing view of mount Veronica. We will arrive to Camicancha (3600m – 11,811feet) campground by 5pm.

Distance covered: 15 km (9,3 miles)
Time: 8 to 10 hours
Lowest elevation: 3600m (11,811 feet)
Highest elevation: 4450m (14,600 feet)
Level of difficulty: Demanding


Today we will explore the Stone quarry of Cachicata, it is extensive site that served as a stone quarry for the construction of Ollantaytambo, here you will be able to see all the work of the incas, there are large rocks left half-finished and abandoned in the entire area, Inca mommies, burial houses or called Chullpas are seen here too. After a guided tour you start the descend down for about 3 hours to Ollantaytambo following the original inca ramp that incas built for transporting the stones to Ollantaytambo. Arrive to the town for the last lunch with our chef. You will have some time in this town to explore or visit the local bar? Where the local ladies serve Chicha meaning corn beer considered sacred by the Incas. In the afternoon you will catch train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

Distance covered: 10 km (6,2 miles)
Time: 8 to 10 hours
Lowest elevation: 2700m (8,8 feet)
Highest elevation: 3600m (11,811 feet)
Level of difficulty: Modérate

On the last day, we will visit the lost city of Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We will take the bus from Aguas Calientes early and arrive at Machu Picchu to watch the sun rise spectacularly over one of the most amazing places on earth. Be prepared for a flood of emotions or goosebumps at the very least, as you gaze at the ancient city of Machu Picchu!
Once we arrive we will go on a three-hour guided tour of the most important sites in the city. After the tour, you will have time to explore the ancient city and take pictures on your own. If you are brave and fit enough, you can hike up the steep Huayna Picchu Mountain. You may decide to find a shady spot instead and relax, meditate and soak up the inspiring and spiritual energy of Machu Picchu. When you are ready to leave, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to collect your luggage from the hotel, and enjoy a farewell lunch with the rest of the group before you return to Cusco by train in the afternoon. We will meet you at the Cusco Station and transport you to your hotel.

Distance covered: Walking tour of Machu Picchu
Time: 3 to 4 hours
Lowest elevation: 2,050m (6,726 feet)
Highest elevation: 2,400m (7,874 feet)
Level of difficulty: Moderate
what’s included
  • Transport to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • Organic meals on trek
  • Inca trail and Machu Picchu tickets (does not include Huayna Picchu)
  • Horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)from day 1 to day 3
  • Emergency horse in case we need it until day 3
  • Chef
  • Boiled drinking water from day 2 onwards to the end
  • Trekking guide, knowledgeable in history, tradition, fauna and flora
  • First Aid Kit
  • Equipment (sleeping tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table, chairs, air mattresses)
  • Duffle bag if needed
  • Round-trip bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (expedition)
  • One night hotel (2*) accommodation in Aguas Calientes (If you have preferences of hotels or a train we can arrange it at additional cost)
  • Eight kilos (17,6 pounds) free bag for the horses
what’s excluded
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Lunch on the last day at Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for muleteers and guides
  • Huayna Picchu tickets
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Peruvian
meeting/Start point Cusco, Peru
other information
Condor Expeditions / Product Category: Trekking
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