Book Ancascocha Trail with plan Ancascocha trek Machupicchu 4 days plus  experienced tour guide, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Ancascocha Trail Peru with camping in tents and having fresh food cooked along the route, and included everything from the beginning to the end.

Moreover, the Ancascocha Peru trek is listed as one of National Geographic’s 20 dream treks in the world and is the best hike list extremely and the hike goes through some local villages and then through some mountain passes, including the high point of the Huayñanay pass which is located at (4550 masl/14,925ft) with some nice views to snow-capped mountains like Salkantay and Veronica then Huaccawillca.

This is one of the resilient spirit adventures through the Andes mountains in Peru, with a connection to Machu Picchu by train at the end of the trek, and included everything during the hike, also this adventure trek is much better all private, so, this adventure hike will be with us, at your own pace!

The Ancascocha Trail

This Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 days plus experienced tour guide, so this trek starts, from Socma little remote village located along the sacred valley of the Incas and, goes through a nice waterfall called Perolniyoc, then we explore the Qori Marka Inca site, and consequently the last day, we see more Inca sites named, Paucarcancha and Llactapata.

So, exceed your adventure hiking mountains in Peru with us, hiking the real Inca trail which was used as a connection from the sacred valley to Machupicchu and also to the beginning of the Amazon jungle, from where the Incas obtained coca leaves.

Peru Trail To Machu Picchu

Peru is one of the countries in South America with the famous Andes mountains, with famous hiking places and camping and watching some beautiful snow-capped mountains, and seeing some llamas and alpacas.

Also, the hiking trail mountains to Machupicchu is named Ancascocha, which is trekking through the Andes mountains and seeing some Inca sites, then by the end ride a train to Aguas Calientes town, and afterwards, the last day has a private tour at Machupicchu, at your own pace.

Description: For Ancascocha Trek To Machupicchu 4D/3N

This Trekking Ancascocha to Machu Picchu, also known as the best trail to hike and being better than the classical Inca trail, so this Ancascocha is trekking in Peru Cusco and ends up, with riding the train to Machu Picchu, and the way booking is easy, since this route no having the limit number of people, only we need to book the train tickets in advance and the road consists starting from the sacred valley from the small village named Soqma, located at 3,250 masl (10,662 ft)

The trail goes through amazing Andean mountains, and some high passes over 4,550 masl (14,599 ft) for the views, and also along the road, there are some peasant villages, and also some Inca sites.

Therefore, this alternative hiking Inca trail has many Inca sites on day 3 on the way to kilometer 82, where is the end of this Ancascocha Trail and the small village called Pesccacucho located at 2600 masl, and afterwards, we ride our car to Ollantaytambo train station then train ride to Aguas Calientes town for 2 hours then the overnight in this village located at the beginning of  Peru Amazon jungle situated at 2000 masl (6,5561 ft).

Then, day 4  Machu Picchu, and afterwards the way back to Ollantaytambo by train, then by car to Cusco city, with dropping you off at your place.

Day 1: Cusco Soqma Rayan Chancachuco Valley

We leave Cusco at 5: am in the morning by car and drive for an hour and 20 minutes to Soqma Place which is located 3,200 masl, (feet 10,512,) so this is the starting point of our Ancashccocha Trek to Machu Pichu, where you meet up with our horseman team and then have some breakfast and afterwards we start the hike for an hour 15 minutes to the cascade, called Pirolniyoc and time to stop for views and then hike 40 minutes to the Inca site.

So now  45 minutes to lunch place called Rayan located at 3,700 masl/ 9,350ft and afterwards some lunch then we start 4 hours uphill hike to Huychiccasa pass located 4,450 masl/14,596 ft, 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 and lunch and then dinner

The distance and elevation:

  • Lowest elevation: 3,205 masl/10,512 ft
  • Highest elevation: 4,450 masl/14,596 ft
  • Distance to walk 9 hours, 18km/10 miles
  • Level to difficulty: Moderate
  • Time to walk: Dry season, from May to November

Day 2: Huayanay Inca Racay And Muyu Community

We wake you up, with coca tea and then breakfast, then hike for 45 minutes with up and down the road,  and then 20 minutes and some view to the snow-capped mountain the Veronica, located at 5900 masl/ 19,100 feet and afterwards we continue the hike for an hour uphill and enjoying some views like mountains and also some Inca site and then reach to the Ancasccocha lake and here is our lunch.

After lunch, we continue uphill for 2 hours and arrive at the pass called Huayanay with an altitude of 4,650 masl/15,290 ft, 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, so now we continue  3 hours and a half downhill hiking and arriving at the Inca site called Inca Raccay and then camp named Muyu community, located at 3850 masl/12,628 feet.

Distance And Difficulty

  • 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
  • The distance and elevation:
  • Campsite elevation: 3850 masl/12,628 feet

Day 3: See Some Inca Sites And Then Aguas Calientes Town

We wake you up with coca teá, then breakfast, afterwards we hike downhill for 2 hours until some nice Inca site named Paucarcancha and talk about.

Afterwards,  we hike 5 hours through the classic Inca trail the way to kilometer 82, so the trail is gentle and arriving at Huayllabamba, and Tarabamba, and then Pactallacta, then Salapunku, and afterwards lunch place and then time to say goodbye to our working team.

Then, we ride our private car from kilometer 82 to Ollantaytambo train station for an hour,  then a train ride to Aguas Calientes town for an hour and 45 minutes, through the valley of Machupicchu and tunnels and finally arriving at the beginning of the amazon jungle, where is located Aguas Calientes town at 2000 masl,  then some dinner on your own.

Distance Of Hike

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • The distance and elevation:
  • 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
  • Time to walk: From May to April

Day 4: Machupicchu -Ollantaytambo -Cusco

Time to wake you up at 4:30 am and then breakfast included and afterwards time for lining up for the buses leaving at 5:30 am the way up to Machupicchu city to one of the new seventh wonders in the world and as soon as we get off from the bus.

We take you to the viewpoint and then tour at Machupicchu city for 3 hours, and then, we line up for the buses way down from Machu Picchu to  Aguas Calientes town for your optional lunch, which is not included.

Afterwards, the train the way back to Ollantaytambo for two hours, and then by bus for another 2 hours on the way back to Cusco then we drop you off at your place.
Meals Included:

  • Breakfast

Overview About Ancascocha Trek Machu Picchu 4 Days

• First: Cusco- Soqma –Rayan
• Second: Rayan-Ancasccocha
• Third: Ancasccocha-Huayanay pass-Muyu community and Inca sites
• Fourth: Aguas Calientes Machupicchu Cusco

Distance hike Of Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days plus Experienced Tour Guide

• Total distance hiked: 49 km/30 ½ miles
• Beginning altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft
• Maximum altitude: 4,650 m/ 15,298 ft
• Overall trek difficulty: Challenging

Included: For Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days Plus Experienced Tour Guide

  • A private van to take you to the beginning of the road
  • Experienced plus paramedic local tour guide
  • All the entrances to the archaeological sites
  • Plenty of Peruvian food
  • Oxygen tank with a finger pulse oximeter
  • Some first-kit aid
  • Hiking sticks
  • Some drinking water along the trail

Price: For Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days Plus Experienced Tour Guide

  • US $700 per person, based on 4 people and this price is in the private group, which is much better than a shared group, and extra porter is included, and we give a duffle bag to put your personal belongings and then you just carry your daypack for the hike.

Discount: For Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days Plus Experienced Tour Guide

We do some discounts, all year round, just write to us.

  • Student discount with working green ISIC card: US$20
  • Children under 15 years will pay as students: US$20

Some FAQ

Weather For Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days Plus Experienced Tour Guide

The weather is changeable mainly from October to April is the rainy season then is the dry season, but nowadays since the weather is changing, with global warming anytime can be dry and rainy, so that means, we need to be lucky with the weather sometimes and just in case always bring some rain jacket and any season going to this place is good.


This trek is located at a high altitude in the Andes mountains, mainly we start from Cusco city at 3300 masl, and then along the route we arrive up to 4600 masl. So to be okay with the high altitude is just drinking plenty of water and eating some easy digest food like bland food and no alcohol, or meat.  Also, just in case, the tour guide carries the oxygen tank for the route in case you will be affected by high altitude problem

Food For Ancascocha Trek Machupicchu 4 Days Plus Experienced Tour Guide

The food we carry is organic, so for the route, there will be a professional chef to cook the organic food and also he will cook vegetarian and vegan food, according to the type of food is required by customers in a safe way to prevent the stomach infection

What is the highlight of the tour along the route?

We see along the trek some nice waterfalls and then Inca sites, and also some sheep herders

Photos Ancasocha Trekking Peru

Hiking Ancasocha trail
Ancascocha valley
Some Inca site along the route

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