The walk from Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu 4 days is a remarkable path that remains outside the tourist circuit with many people. It is considered within the 20 most famous National Geographic rides, in its list of the best rides in the world. This hiking route crosses traditional villages where you can observe the customs, traditions and daily life of the Andean people, Ancascocha (3,700 m / 12,136 feet). Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful scenery, including the highest point of the Huayanay Pass (4550 m), and enjoy the views of the imposing Apu Salkantay of 20,551 feet (6,266 m). And enjoy part of the classic Inca trail.
On this route you can see some gateways, unlike the classic routes here, you do not need permits or space availability by the Peruvian government offices. Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu, it is a route that combines beautiful landscapes and incredible Inca sites, you can also see the Andes mountain range with snowy peaks along the entire sacred valley of the Incas.
Travel information :: One day before the trek, our guide will meet you at your hotel to make the last coordination of the trip, your guide will explain about the trek, ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu, all the necessary recommendations will be provided . This will take approximately 40 minutes, here you will be given a bag, where you will place all your personal things for the trip, this will be transported by our horses and muleteers.
You will have a complete information with your guide of 1 or 2 days before starting this Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make final arrangements.
Day 01: CUSCO – SOQMA – RAYAN – CHANCACHUCO VALLEY.
Day 02: CHANCACHUCO VALLEY – ANCASCOCHA – HUAYANAY PASS – MUYU MUYU
Day 03: MUYU MUYU – PAUCARCANCHA – KM-82 – AGUAS CALIENTES
Day 04: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Ancascocha trek to machu picchu. We leave Cusco early in our private transportation, 1 hour and 45 minutes to Soqma (3,205 m / 10,512 ft). This is the starting point of our from Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu and where we meet with our support team to accompany us during the Ancascocha trek.
We start the trek of 1 hour and a half to the viewpoint of the waterfall of Perolniyoc. This is a perfect opportunity to stop taking pictures and a snack. The waterfall that you will see in this place is impressive, we continue with this Peru hiking trail to visit the Inca site of the same name, where we will have a brief tour. A 1 hour walk is our lunch spot with spectacular views of the valley.
After an Andean lunch and rest, we begin an uphill trek of 4 hours with incredible views of the snow-capped Andes mountain range. Here we reach the Kuychicassa pass (4,450 m). From here it is a 45-minute walk downhill Easy to get to our camp.
After a succulent breakfast We begin our Ancascocha Trek where we will be able to observe the mountains of the zone and beautiful landscapes of the place, snowy Veronica (5,822 m / 19,100 feet).
Then we have a 2 and a half hour downhill walk to reach the community of Ancascocha (3,700 m), in a small and beautiful Andean valley, where we will have a short break. From this place We will continue walking for 1 hour uphill, while enjoying views of a nearby glacier and well preserved Inca constructions. We will arrive at Lake Ancascocha where we will have our lunch.
After lunch we will continue our ascent to Paso Huayanay (4,650 m) for 2 hours, the highest point of our Ancascocha Peru hiking trail, along a steep zigzag path. Along this segment we find an original Inca Trail.
After enjoying the amazing view of the Zone, we will begin a descent of 3 and a half hours through an area of green vegetation. During this stretch of the walk we will have views of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu that will appear in the distance, and fascinating views of the communities of the Qésqa valley. We will also pass by a small Inca construction. Then we will arrive at our camp in the Muyu Muyu community (3,850 m).
This day we will enjoy the classic Inca Trail and Inca constructions along the way. From Muyu Muyu we descend for 2 hours to the Inca site of Paucarcancha. Where we will have a visit and time to explore the area.
After the visit we will have a 5-hour hike up to Km 82, which is the beginning of the classic Inca trail. Along the way we can see the Inca site of Llactapata. This is the first site in the Classic Inca Trail. At 82 km we will have a typical Andean lunch. After lunch we will board the train to the town of hot waters.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will be checked into your hotel room. We recommend visiting the natural hot springs of the village are very good to relax if there is time before dinner.
Breakfast will be at the hotel, then board the bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu (5:30). We will arrive early to the city to see a magnificent sunrise. Once there, you will have a guided tour of 2 ½ hours, after which you will have time to explore the city on your own
If you have chosen to climb the mountain Huayna Picchu will begin the trek at 10 AM. The price of the ticket for Huayna Picchu is included in the price of your adventure hiking trail. After enjoying this wonder we will return by bus to the village of hot waters.
When you arrive to Aguas Calientes, you will board the train to Ollantaytambo. From this place is included the bus service to the city of Cusco and respective transfer to your hotel.
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