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Ancascocha Trek + Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 7 Days

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Duration : 7 Days - 6 Nights
Availability : Daily Departures
Departure Location : Cusco
Destination : Ancascocha - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 12 PER GROUP
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4,800 M
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Ancascocha Trek To Machu Picchu 7 Days

Ancascocha Trek 7 days is a great option if you are looking for a long adventure and walk the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Ancascocha is a new route that will take you to Machu Picchu where you will have the opportunity to see beautiful sacred lakes and walk along the original Inca trail and see incredible Inca constructions in perfect condition and with impressive stories and finally our expedition will take us to the city of Machu Picchu located at the top of the mountains, Ancascocha trek 7 days is a different and unique expedition for its impressive views and Inca constructions with incredible stories.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1Cusco - Socma Village - Perolniyoc Incan Ruins - Chancacucho

We head out to Soqma Village 10,512 ft, early in the morning, by driving for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, which is the trailhead to start our hiking. At this point we’ll meet up our horses and muleteers, get ready our hiking gears, and we’ll have our breakfast, then we’ll start hiking up following a small valley to Perolniyoq a small Incan site perched a top the mountain, but previously we’ll see a nice waterfall, a perfect place to shoot some pictures.

Once our arrival to the Incan site, you’ll have an explanation about the history of this site by our Tour Guide. We will then continue to our lunch spot for about 1 hour overlooking to a great scenery around. After the lunch, we’ll continue hiking up for about 2 hours to reach the first pass Called Kuichicasa 15,250 ft, at this point we’ll have stunning vistas of the Urubamba range where some snowc

apped mountains are located, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas below us. From the pass we’ll hike downhill for 1 hour to get the first camp site called Chancachuco 14,268 ft.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Altitude: 3205 m
Distance to walk: 11 km

DAY 2Chancacucho - Ancascocha Lake

Today’s breakfast makes us ready for a great adventure day, after having our breakfast at 6:00 am, we’ll start hiking on a highland plain with great views around, after trekking for about 3 hours we’ll arrive at next lunch spot located in Ancascocha community. After lunch we’ll hike up for about 2 hours to reach the second camp site 14,432 ft, located close by to Ancascocha lagoon.

Altitude: 4800 m
Distance to walk: 12 km
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 3Ancascocha Lake - Paucarcancha

We start the day having a nutritious breakfast at 6:00 am, we then start our trek, following the switchback trail up to the highest point with amazing vistas in every direction, snow-capped mountains. After 2-hour hiking, we reach the highest pass on the whole trail, Wayanay pass 15,252 ft, with stunning views around, where we’ll take our snacks, before making our way to lunch spot. Next, the trail goes downhill to lunch spot for about 2 hours, on the way we’ll see a small Incan ruins, and walk close by to some alpacas. In the afternoon, once we enjoy our meals, we’ll continue with our trek through the highland valley to the next camp site Paucarcancha 10,335 ft for 2 more hours, on this section of path we’ll walk on the ancient Inca trail which is connecting to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley with stunning glacier peaks beyond. Close by to this camp site is located the Paucarcancha Incan Site a great place to learn about the Inca history while exploring with our Guide.

Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Altitude: 4647 m
Distance to walk: 14 km

DAY 4Paucarcancha - Wayllabambam - Llullucha

Today, we will start with a 1-hour steep downhill trek to the small village of Huayllabamba where we join the classic Inca Trail. Then we will take a hike to the area called ayapata, a place we will use for our lunch. Upon our arrival we will receive with warm applause our porters, who will make their short presentation and the great work that they will play with us. The view from which is fabulous to all the valley of Huayllabamba; to finish the day we will make a 2-hour hike to the Llullucha camp, the trail is surrounded by highland forests where it is possible to even see native species such as colle, queuña, intimpa, tasta, chachacomos, and beautiful ñuqchu flowers, which They visit many species of hummingbirds. This day will end the walk around 5:00 pm.

Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Altitude: 3750 m
Distance to walk: 14 km

DAY 5Lllullucha - Death woman pass - Sayacmarca - Chaquicocha

Today, we will reach the highest point on the Inca Trail (dead woman pass) (Warmihuañusca) (4200 Meters– 13776 Feets). On reaching the pass we’ll stop for a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It’s another hour and a half down the side of the valley to our lunch spot and a chance to refill our water bottles. After lunch we begin ascending again to the second pass of the trek (Runkurakay) (3970 Meters /13022 Feets), stopping halfway to visit the impressive archaeological site of Runkurakay. Going over the pass, we descend toward Lake Yanacocha and enter into the cloud forest to arrive at the Sayacmarca Inca ruins (3624 Meters/ 11887 Feets). Our campsite is at Chaquicocha (3400 Meters /11154 Feets).

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Altitude: 4200 m
Distance to walk: 16 km

DAY 6Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

Today, we will take an easy climb in the morning to the last pass with its Incan ruins of the same name (Phuyupatamarca, 3700 Meters / 12136 Feets). Here, we will also have remarkable views of the Urubamba River Valley. Afterward, we go into the rain forest. We will walk downhill for 3 hours. During this stretch of the trail we will visit Inti Pata. Along this path you will take the most beautiful pictures of the entire Inca trail. After Inti Pata it is a further 30 minutes to our campsitewe descend to the Wiñaywayna campsite (2650 Meter / 8692 Feets) and visit the archeological site there after lunch. Campsite Elevation – 2600 meters / 8530 feet Difficulty: Easy Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Area: Cloud Forest

Level of Difficulty: EASY
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Altitude: 2600 m
Distance to walk: 9 km

DAY 7Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Cusco Hotel

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu. After an early start to our day, we arrive at the campsite exit gate where we must wait in line until 5 AM. Subsequently, we will hike one hour until we arrive at the Sun Gate (Intipuncu) which looks down onto Machu Picchu. We will arrive early to enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. From there, we will walk downhill on a stone path to enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas with impressive panoramic views all the way down. We will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today

When you are finished exploring the extraordinary city of Machu Picchu you will travel to Aguas Calientes by bus. You will then take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where our van will be waiting to transport you back to Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco will according the train back Schedule we have at 14:30 pm and 19:00 pm. So the total time combining trail plus van is like 4 hours.

Difficulty level: Easy
Altitude: 2700 m
Distance to walk: 5 km

ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
INCLUDED
TRIP LIST
  • 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.
  • Professional english speaker tour guide
  • Expert mountain cook
  • Private transport from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Bus tickets up from aguas calientes to machupicchu.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket back from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco to the hotel, at the end of your tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Camping  tent wich has a capacity for 4 persons, but only used for 2
  • 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 (7), lunch (6), dinner 6),  with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.
  • Horses and muleteers to carry  the equipment and 15lbs of the hikers
  • Porters to carry the equipment during the inca trail
  • Sleeping pad
  • Outdoor toilet tent.
  • 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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