Ancascocha Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu



Experience a thrilling adventure on the Ancascocha Trek 5 Days! Follow the ancient Inca footsteps on thi private lands with fewer visitors.

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    Hiking tours require ample physical and mental preparation. You’ll walk 6-8 hrs daily, covering over 4,000 meters and descending via steep steps.BEST REGARDS – TOUR LEADERS PERU!!!!

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  • Ancascocha trek 5 days will Take the extraordinary journey through the highlands of Peru’s Sacred Valley to experience some of the most exciting NEW! hiking trails leading up to Machu Picchu.
  • Sample our top-notch ‘Novo Andean Food’, crafted by skilled Chefs with a creative touch.
  • Make your Peru journey one to remember with experienced expert tour guides who have hiked the Inca Trail over 500 times, the Salkantay Trek more than 250 times, Choquequirao Trek over 300 times, the Ausangate Trek 50+ occasions, Ancascocha Trek on 70 journeys and Machu Picchu trekking experiences in excess of 500.
  • Experience the spectacular beauty of Quechua culture, witness fragile ecosystems, and explore ancient Inca ruins. Keep an eye out for wildlife like the majestic condor – it’s perfect for stunning landscape photography!
  • We provide a comprehensive camping experience REI CO-OP, complete with all the necessary gear and a cozy dining tent. Enjoy the best of nature’s trail with us!
  • Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of nature’s panoramic scenes and capture them all in timeless photographs.
  • Revel in the grandeur of Machu Picchu, otherwise known as the “Lost City of the Incas” for your final day with a personal guide.
  • As an official and accredited tour operator based in Cusco, Peru, and approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu by taking the Ancascocha trek, a lesser-known and less crowded 5-day hike in Peru.

Experience the beauty of untouched nature as you conquer steep canyons, mountains, valleys, and snow-capped peaks while admiring amazing views along the way! Ancascocha Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu Available

If you’re looking for an unforgettable trek in Cusco, the 5 days trek from Ancascocha to Machu Picchu is a must. This hidden trail takes you through some of the highest alpine and cloud forests around, offering even more breathtaking views than Salkantay Trek or Classic Inca Trail. Plus, it’s almost entirely your own – no crowds here! Embark on this unique journey to explore all that Peru has to offer!

On the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu, you will journey through isolated Andean villages where locals still move their llamas and alpacas as they have done for centuries.

This trail is part of a network that connects Machu Picchu with other towns in the highlands, so along your path to this incredible archeological site, you’ll come across ancient Incan ruins hidden and unique landscapes.


Let us take you on a journey to discover Peru’s hidden gems and unspoiled natural beauty.

Are you daring with more time to trek Then why not embark on the Classic Inca Trail journey – an experience of a lifetime 7 days.

Don’t miss your chance to create a wow moment – feel free to contact us at +1 888-812-8687 or shoot us an email at info@tourleadersperu for more information or to book your spot.

DAY 1: Cusco - Socma Village - Perolniyoc Incan Ruins - Chacachuco

At the break of dawn, we’ll depart for Soqma Village 10,512 ft. After driving 1 hour and 40 minutes to the trailhead, our horses and muleteers will be ready with hiking gear in tow. Once breakfast is served, we’ll begin our journey through a lush valley toward Perolniyoq waterfall – an ancient Incan site perched atop the mountain! On your way up you can take some stunning photos at a nearby waterfall too. And don’t forget: while reaching your destination you won’t want to miss out on hearing all about this fascinating history from our Tour Leader!

After that, we’ll move on to our lunch destination where we can savor a freshly-made meal with an appetizer, soup, main dish, and dessert. We will have the chance to take in magnificent views while dining in our large tent. And of course, no meal is complete without tea (or Coca). All this awaits us for one hour!

After enjoying a delicious lunch, we will ascend for about two hours to Kuichicasa 14,596 ft and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Andes mountain range featuring some snow-capped peaks as well as the Sacred Valley below. After taking in the view from this first pass, it is then time to start descending for an hour towards our campsite Chacachuco 14,268 ft where all meals are included!

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lowest Elevation: 3,205 m/10,512 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 4,450 m/14,596 ft.
  • Distance: 7.45 miles / 11 km
  • Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours Approx
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 2: Chacachuco - Ancascocha Lagoon – Huaynay Highest Pass – Quesqa Valley

Jumpstart your day with a delicious breakfast at 6:00 am, and take off on an exhilarating adventure.

Trek through the highland plain for about three hours before arriving at the Ancascocha community, where lunch awaits you. Then embark on a two-hour uphill journey towards the second campsite 14,432 ft beside the stunning Ancascocha lagoon – all meals included!

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Include
Campsite elevation: 14,432 ft 
Hiking Distance: 7:45 miles / 12 km
Walking time: 7-8 hours Approx
Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Area: Dry Open and Panoramic Mountain

DAY 3: Ancascocha Lagoon - Paucarcancha

At the break of dawn, we refuel with a nutritive breakfast at 6:00 am and then set off on our excursion to ascend up the switchback trail. The highest peak that lay ahead is Guayanay Pass 15,252 ft which overflows with spectacular views in all directions along with snow-capped peaks! After 2 hours of trekking uphill, we will take some snacks here before heading onward to our lunch spot.

After that, the path takes us further downhill to a lunch spot where we can pause for two hours while admiring Incan ruins and perhaps a few alpacas. In the afternoon, after taking our time with our meals, it’s onward through the picturesque highland valley until reaching Paucarcancha at 10335 ft in an additional couple of hours.

Get ready to trek the historical Inca path – all the way to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, with glistening snow-capped mountains in the distance. During our stay near this campground, we will visit Paucarcancha Incan Site where we can expand our knowledge about Peru’s remarkable history while guided by our Peruvian Tour Leaders!

Physical Rating: 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner INCLUDE!
Lodging: Tents
Elevation:  Guayanay Pass 15,252 ft
Distance to walk: 8.70 miles / 14 km
Walking time: 8-9 hours Approx
Moderate – Challenging

DAY 4: Paucarcancha - Inca Trail - km 82 - Aguas Calientes Hotel

Start your morning off right by taking an energizing breakfast before embarking on a breathtaking hike down to km 82. This part of the trail is renowned for its Classic Inca Trail, making it the perfect place to spot other adventurers starting their own journey. As you make your way along this picturesque route, be sure not to miss Llaqtapata Inca Ruins – a beautiful historical ruin nestled in the Sacred Valley surrounded by magnificent crop terracing as well as plenty of other small Incan ruins!

After 5 hours of hiking, we’ll have reached km 82. Here, our chef will be waiting to serve us one final lunch before bidding farewell to the muleteers and horses. Then, it’s off for 45 minutes by car to Ollantaytambo – an ancient Inca city full of cobblestone streets! From there, we’ll board the Peru Rail train for Machu Picchu Town which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Once arrived in town Aguas Calientes you can check into your hotel- all meals are included (except dinner) so ask your tour leader for their personal recommendations on where to get something yummy!

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch Include
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Hiking Distance: 6.83 miles / 11 km
Physical Rating: Moderate

DAY 5: Guided Tour At Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco

Start your morning off right with an in-depth exploration of Machu Picchu! With the luxury of taking our time while learning more about the Inca culture and theories behind this magnificent complex, we can get up early for breakfast before catching a shuttle bus ahead of the tourist train to occupy every second without interruption. It is truly unique to experience such stillness and mysticism in this remarkable place.

Our experienced Tour Leader takes us on a captivating journey that reveals the story behind the rediscovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and uncovers key details about its structures. We then have the opportunity to choose from several thrilling activities such as hiking up to Intipunku (the Sun’s Gateway), walking across an old Inca drawbridge, or engaging in more demanding treks around Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain depending on permit availability. Both peaks tower grandly over these amazing ruins!

We have the option to explore independently and imagine what life was like centuries ago at this incredible site. Later, we will take a train to Ollantaytambo followed by a bus ride back to Cusco arriving at our hotel around 7 PM. To cap off an amazing day of exploration, our leader will join us for dinner tonight in a classic local restaurant– breakfast is included but meals beyond that are not.


How Many Days Do You Need in Order to Hike In Peru

The Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular combined routes. Each route varies in length from one to fourteen days, depending on the demand and availability of lodging along the way. All four journeys are one-way trips. You will generally travel back to Cusco using a combination of public and private transportation, depending on which tour company you use to make your trip reservations.

The One-Day Inca Trail Hike (1-day trek)

You can see Machu Picchu in one day if you’re short on time (but be prepared to wake up early!). You’ll take the train from Cusco to Kilometer 104, which is a location on the trail. Then, you’ll hike around 15 kilometers (9 miles) through the Sun Gate until you reach the Machu Picchu sanctuary. This option is great if you want to view Machu Picchu and experience a small section of the Inca Trail trek all at once.

The Lares Trek (3-day trek)

The Lares Trek, also known as the cultural alternative to the Inca Trail, is a three-day journey into the historical weaver communities on the eastern slopes of Machu Picchu. But don’t expect it to be a trip to the museum.

To glimpse into time-honored villages, you must earn access by obtaining passes that soar to over 15,000 feet and zigzag across Pumahuanca’s peak. On day four of your Lares trek, you may add another stop at Machu Picchu ruins.

Vilcabamba Traverse Route (1 – 2 week trek)

The trek to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. At 65 kilometers long, this is regarded as one of the most difficult ways to see Machu Picchu. The route starts in Cachora and winds a mile-deep canyon to Choquequirao, or “Cradle of Gold.” The Vilcabamba Trail follows the same route that Hiram Bingham took when he rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, albeit via more isolated towns.

The Salkantay Route (1 – 2 week trek)

The Salkantay Trek is the only Inca Trail option that lets you sleep in a comfy bed and take a hot shower at the end of every day’s hike! Though it still requires reasonably fit participants, The Lodge Trek runs along the Salkantay Trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range but permits nightly rest at fully serviced lodges placed along the route. Machu Picchu is reached by following the trail to an elevation of 15,000 feet.

The Classic Inca Trail Route (3 – 5 day trek)

The Classic Inca Trail Hike is the most popular trek of the four alternatives described in this piece. It begins at kilometer 82 along the route, at the village of Piscacucho. The first day is a moderate hike through the Andean foothills, crossing the Urubamba River and arriving at your campsite in Huayllabamba. On the second day, you’ll ascend what’s known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” which is the highest point of the Inca Trail Elevation at 4200 meters (13,776 feet). After that, it’s all downhill to the Pacaymayo River campsite.


This alternative Ancascocha trip is perfect for those who want a light/moderate/challenging adventure and like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be hiking for long periods of time.


It is suggested to have walking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath

As this tour generally covers heights over 14,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures. Check this packing List


During your Pre-departure trip, we highly recommend you do some pre-trek Day tours tour in Cusco.

This trip preparation is for acclimatization purposes; there are several day tour options such as Sacred Valley, Maras Moray, Walk with llamas, and alpacas Tour. The walks will be moderately difficult with options for more strenuous hikes. You’ll also get to see numerous archaeological sites along the way.


Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.


All-Inclusive Peru Tour includes a stay in wonderful accommodations that have been chosen for their excellent quality, location, and personality. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!


Throughout this Tour, you will be accompanied by a top private Tour Leader. You will also meet local experts support 7/24


We have all of the transportation you need in Peru taken care of, as specified by your itinerary. If you want to go see something that’s not already on the agenda while you’re here, just let your private guide know. They will be more than happy to help recommend some options for getting there.


With our private tours, you get to design your dream trip – pick your departure date and we’ll do the rest. These specially crafted itineraries include guided excursions, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and luxurious accommodations so that you can make the most of your time abroad.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than our Peru luxury tour packages by BLISSFUL TRAVEL ESCAPES LUXURY TOURS.

From Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley, our expert guides will show you the best that Peru has to offer. Contact us today to start planning your dream Peru vacation!


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  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, We never mix our groups with other travel companies
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel Cusco - included
  • 4-star hotels in both Lima & Cusco (apply for Peru Packages)
  • Entrance Tickets to all archeological sites
  • Meals
  • Staff
  • Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco.
  • Private transportation
  • It perfect Location For Photographers
  • Oxygen Tank
  • First Aid Kit


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Group Price

Minimum 2 Trekkers for this Tour

5 Trekkers Price PP: $950.00

4 Trekkers Price PP: $1000.00

3 Trekker Price PP: $ 1,100.00

2 Trekker Price PP $1,150.00

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Note: An initial deposit of %50 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Hiking Trail admission tickets, and your return transportation. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek.

Please see our Terms and Conditions. Don’t miss your adventure!



  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
  • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am)
  • Private transportation (Start of our trek).
  • Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for the Ancascocha and Inca Trail Machu Picchu, (Request for Huayna Picchu your Entrance ticket)
  • Horses to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • Drinkable boiled water for your container (We start filling from the second Days Morning)
    7-kilogram duffle bags (per Person)
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, and assistants.
  • Hot drinks every afternoon include popcorn.
  • Boiled water from 2nd day.
  • 2 people per tent, clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Private Bus to Cusco From The Train Station

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Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office)
  • Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and Porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

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Items For Rent

  • Single Tent $80 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brands $20 per pair Hold Trip.
  • Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day


This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru


1st Layer:

  • Underwear
  • Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
  • Thermal form-fitting pants

2nd Layer:

  • Polar Fleece
  • Trekking pants
  • Thick socks

3rd Layer:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cold weather Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff/ handkerchief
  • Sun hat


  • Backpack 20-30 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
  • Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
  • Camping pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic bags for wet items
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
  • Swimsuit/ towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Sunscreen lip protector
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent


  • Personal Medications
  • Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
  • Camera/ Extra battery
  • Personal snacks
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Leisure book for evenings
  • Cash and small coins


Read our Important information on the booking process and confirmation
General Information Trekking with Tour Leaders Peru

Note: The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leaders may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.

Specific Information About Trekking Luxury Ancascocha Hike?

*The Inca Trail is not open in February

Campsites or itineraries are subject to change, depending on the time of booking and availability of campsites.

The Ministry of Culture, the government institution responsible for operating the Inca Trail, allocates campsites to authorized trekking companies on a first-come, first-served basis, so we cannot guarantee that all campsites described in this itinerary will be available when you book.

Booking Anascocha Hike

We need a scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking an Inca Trail hike.

This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit.

*Note: Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket to hold the trip in our hands.

*Note: If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If

*Note: If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail, Machu Picchu entrance permit,

*Note: you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.

If you booked an Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you.

If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.

Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike Contact Tour Leaders Peru Please

*Note: If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.

This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Full service (Tourist Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

NOTE: Prices are based on two people sharing a room and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the Peru Tours. If you’re traveling alone, prices are available upon request but additional fees will apply. For groups larger than 8, please contact us as special pricing may be available for Family and Friend groups.

Depending on the date, international and local holidays as well as festivals may result in a surcharge. All prices are subject to change and will be quoted in U.S. dollars. For more information, please consult the terms and conditions for this trip.”


This Ancascocha Tour is available year-round.

Note: Only the Classic Inca Trail is closed in February.

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    Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
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