Ancascocha Trek To Machupicchu 5 Days

The Ancascocha Trek To Machu Picchu

Soqma - Perolniyoc - Ancascocha - Huayanay Pass - Paucarcancha -km82 - Machu Picchu
$ 795 Price pp
5 Days Duration
Camping Accommodation
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Ancascocha Trek To Machupicchu 5 Days

Camping Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
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The ancasocha Trail, also known as the hidden Inca Trail or The Super Inca Trail or The trail of The inca King is a strenuous and less traveled trek. Looking for off the beaten path trails, pristine wilderness, and a challenging trek? this is one for you. National Geographic recently named Ancascocha trek as one of the World’s 20 Best Hikes List.

On the Ancascocha Trail you will feel the magic of the Andes and at the same time discover the history of the great empire of the Incas. Hiking in the mountains of the Andes, Nature, geography, flora and fauna will surprise you with its beauty and diversity, filling your eyes and spirit with their unique characteristics. Archaeological sites dotted throughout our journey will help us to better understand the Andean civilization and way of life.

The Ancascocha trail goes through very remote Andean communities, where locals try to keep living in happiness moving their llamas and Alpacas as they’ve been doing so far. This Trail forms part of the network of Classic Inca Trail which is linking Machu Picchu from the other towns villages located in the highlands, therefore, we’ll have the chance to witness ancient Incan ruins along the path to Machu Picchu, Inca Ruins that are still covered by shrubs waiting for becoming uncovered by you.

We’re pionners on the Ancascocha Trail, join us local expert “Runas Expeditions – Passion For Peru Tours”

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  • Hiking the second most beautiful place on earth.
  • Transfer airport Pick up included. (Cusco Airport)
  • Small groups and _customized experiences
  • Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
  • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
  • Meet our multicultural team
  • 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects
  • Extra porter is included to carry your personal stuff (8 kg duffle bag, most tour companies charge you for this extra service). 

Pre-Trek Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.


You will hike with the best team made of our guides, our chefs and porters. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs. We have the best equipment to camp in each camping sites. 

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100 % local tour company
  • Passion for the essential and details
  • Passion for Peru Tours
  • Small groups and _customized experiences
  • Authentic experiences
  • Safety standars
  • Experienced Tour Guides
  • Committed to social projects


Every camping tour includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit. These are all King Camp Tents made for all seasons Our rentals are top of the line: Black Diamond Adjustable Walking Sticks, the Thermarest Air Matts can be rented at our office. Sleeping Bags rented from us are mummy style down bags for -15C and liners are always included.


Every trek includes a chef that has been trained in culinary school. They have learned the magic of mountain cooking and you will be amazed. You will enjoy full breakfast, lunch and dinner all served hot and tasty. We also include Happy Hour with snacks and some hot tea before dinner. The key to feeling good on a trek like this is eating well and staying hydrated.

Meals are all served family style – large plates for everyone to take what they like. And all food restrictions are honored. No matter if you are vegetarian or gluten free, you will always be well fed.



  • DISTANCE: 55 km / 34 miles.
  • Day1: 10 km/6 miles, 6 hours approx.
  • Day2: 16 km /10 miles, 8 hours approx.
  • Day3: 17 km/11 miles, 9 hours approx.
  • Day4: 12 km/7 miles, 6 hours approx.
  • Day5: Machu Picchu Tour and back to Cusco
  • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
  • 9 miles of the classic inca trámil (day 4)
  • Lowest Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 4750 m / 15200 ft.
  • Hot Spring: optional at Aguas Calientes 5 day.
  • Train Service: Expeditions Train Journey
  • Hotel: You spend overnight in a nice hotel 3star (day 4).
  • Weather: From Abril to October dry season, from November to March wet season.
  • Departure Dates: Depends on your booking time.

Optional items:

  • Vistadome Train (one way): $75 per person
  • Vistadome Train (round trip): $130 per person
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain –tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.


Day 1: Soqma – Rayanniyoq.

Tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 5am and transfer you to the trail head – Soqma (1 ½ hour). Make sure you have everything for your trek (water, snacks, altitude pills), if you’re missing something let you guide knows. before hiking our chef will provide some food, then start the trek. It will be an amazing day with very nice views of Inca ruins, nice vallies, waterfalls, and snow capped peaks. Trek is mostly uphill. Waking distance 10km/6miles – 6 hours of hiking.

  • Lowest Elevation: 3,200 m/ 10,512 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft



  • Accommodations: campsite 
  • Camping equipment included: sleeping tent (2people), Sponge Mattress, dinning tent, table + chairs
  • Crew included: Top Guide, Master Chef, a Porter, and a horsemen + horses
  • Meals Included: Water, Breakfast, Lunch, tea time, and Dinner
  • Entrance tickets: included 


Day 2: Rayanniyoq – Kuychiqasa Pass – Ancascocha.

You will be woken with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea, followed by a full breakfast to fuel you for the morning ahead.

today we will survive one of the highest peaks on the Ancascocha Trek and get amazing views from the top of the mountains. Total walking distance will be 16km/10miles – 8hours of hiking. (first part of trek is uphill, then down, and then uphill)

  • Lowest Elevation: 3,7500 m/ 11,840 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4450 m/ 14240 ft



  • Accommodations: campsite.
  • Camping equipment included: sleeping tent (2 people), sponge Mattress, dinning tent, table + chairs
  • Crew included: Top Guide, Master Chef, a Porter, and a horsemen + horses
  • Meals Included: Water, Breakfast, Lunch, tea time, and Dinner
  • Entrance tickets: included 


Day 3: Ancascocha – Huayanay Pass – Quesca Valley.

today we will survive the highest peak on the Ancascocha Trek called as Huayanay Pass (4,750m/15,200ft) and get amazing views from the top of the mountain. We will also visit some spectacular ruins and meet some Andean villages on the way down. Total walking distance will be 17km/11miles – 9hours of hiking. (first part of trek is uphill, then downhill, and then downhill)

  • Lowest Elevation: 3,900 m/ 12,480 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,750 m/ 15,200 ft



  • Accommodations: campsite 
  • Camping equipment included: sleeping tent (2people), Sponge Mattress, dinning tent, table + chairs
  • Crew included: Top Guide, Master Chef, a Porter, and a horsemen + horses
  • Meals Included: Water, Breakfast, Lunch, tea time, and Dinner
  • Entrance tickets: included 


Day 4: Quesca Valley – Paucarcancha – Km82 – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Town.

From quesca valley we will descend for 1 hours until we reach the Inca site of Paucarcancha. At the Inca site your Guide will provide a tour. After the tour we will hike downhill for 4 hours with little uphill until we reach Km 82, which is part of the classic Inca trail and also marks the end of our hike. Lunch will be served at Km82.

After lunch we drive you to Ollantaytambo (2,850m/9,120 ft) to catch the train to Aguas Calientes (2,000 m/6,400 ft), train journey is 2hours. You’ll have dinner at Ollantaytambo before catching the train. As soon as you reach Aguas calientes your guide will take you to your hotel. Enjoy this beautiful night in a nice hotel (3star).

  • Lowest Elevation: 3,900 m/ 12,480 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,750 m/ 15,200 ft



  • Accommodations: Hotel
  • Camping equipment included: dinning tent, table + chairs
  • Crew included: Top Guide, Master Chef, a Porter, and a horsemen + horses & driver.
  • Meals Included: Water, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Entrance tickets: included 


Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu and Back to Cusco.

After an early wake up and breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 5am (you and your guide will arrange this) and head over to the bus line to make your way up to Machu Picchu. This bus takes 25 minutes and is first come, first serve. If the weather allows, it’s possible to see the sunrise over the ruins, which is really stunning.

Your guide will walk around with you for 2 ½ hours explaining Inca culture. After the tour you will have plenty of time to explore on your own, when you are ready to leave Machu Picchu citadel, you will take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes on your own to enjoy some lunch and explore the village (if you want you can invite to your guide). Your train will depart Aguas Calientes at 2:55pm and you will arrive to Ollantaytambo around 4:40pm where your guide will be waiting for you to transfer back to Cusco by a private transportation. 

Time back to cusco 6:45pm. 

  • Lowest Elevation: 2,000 m/ 6,400 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 3,400m/ 11,000 ft.



  • Accommodations: N/A
  • Entrance Tickets: Machu Picchu + guiding tour
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transportation from ollantaytambo back to cusco
  • Meals Included: Breakfast at the hotel.


Includes / Does not include



  • Transfer airport Pick up included. (Cusco airport)
  • Pick up from your hotel and Drop off
  • Day 1: Private transport from Cusco to Soqma trailhead
  • Day 4: Local transport from Km 82 to Ollantaytambo
  • Day 4 & Day 5: Expedition Train journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Day 5: Round Trip Consettur Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Day 4: Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Entrance Tickets and Permits:

  • Permits & entrance fee to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guiding Tour in Machupicchu
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • Chef, Porters, Horsemen
  • 24/7 Customer Service


  • Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3: Camping
  • Day 4: Hotel 3 star (Aguas Calientes Town)


  • 4 Snacks, 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 3 tea time, 4 Dinners
  • Day 2, Day 3: Drinking Water (boiled and filtered)

Camping  Equipment:

  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
  • Sleeping mattrass (foam)
  • Hot water for washing & biodegradable soap
  • Rain poncho & Rain covers for your backpack
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
  • Horses for our camping and cooking equiment


  • The last lunch on day 5.
  • Tip for your crew (optional)
  • Things not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance



Don’t forget you are hiking (above 4,750m/ 15,200ft, 4300m/13,800ft), make sure you are fully prepared. this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.

What Do you need to bring?

  • Original Passport.
  • International Student Cart (if book as a student).
  • Immigration card.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one here)
  • Walking boots & Walking stick.
  • Good backpack or daypack.
  • Waterproof jacket & Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
  • Recyclable water container or camel bag.
  • T-shirts & Comfortable trousers.
  • Sun hat + sunglasses.
  • Sun protection cream & Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Torch or head lamp.
  • Personal medication.
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Extra money.



Trekking Accomodation: This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. Every camping tour includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam).


Hotel 3start: The last night is spent at a Hotel in the Aguas Caliente Town, rather than camping. This 3 star hotel is included in the trek cost, and is based on a shared room (Double occupancy). We are the only tour Company who provides 3star Hotel.


If you would like to upgrade your hotel, or prefer a single room, there will be an additional cost.


  • First night: Camping
  • Secong night: Camping
  • Third night: Camping
  • Fourth night: Hotel 3 start.




Group Price per person

  • $795 per person

Private Price

  • 2 trekkers: $1450 per person
  • 3 trekkers: $1375 per person
  • 4 trekkers: $1315 per person
  • 5 trekkers: $1255 per person
  • 6 trekkers: $1165 per person
  • 7 trekkers: $1050  per person
  • 8, or more, trekkers: $915 per person


Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the tour or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking time. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time as well. Please send all to

$30 off per person


  • Hiking poles U.S $20.00
  • Sleeping bag US $30.00
  • Private Tent U.S $30.00
  • Inflatable mattress US $30.00


  • Vistadome train – US $75 (only one way per person)
  • Vistadome train – US $130 (round trip per person)
  • Single room Occupancy – US $50


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Frequently Asked Questions 


RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect). 
All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.      



Well all the treks Ancascocha trek, Inca Quarry Trek, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.


How long in advance should I book for this Trek?

For the alternative trek or any Machu Picchu tours: Ancascocha Treks, Inca Quarry Trek, Lares trek, salkantay, Huchuy Qosqo etc. You can book three months in advance before doing the trek or any tour to Machu Picchu.


How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip. 


How many days in advance is recommended to BE in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the ROYAL ADVENTURE Office to guarantee the reservation?

All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 1 or 2 days before doing the trek or any tour in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure.



We are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable.
We accept payments through PayPal and Visa, they do charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to

You can make your deposit by clicking on the  PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log into your Paypal account and send the money to

NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.



When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.

When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.


Is there a meeting before the trek?

Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.


Can i rent equipment from Runas expeditions?

Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.



Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 8 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.



We strongly advise you to get travel insurance that covers accidents, medical expenses and emergency repatriation, including rescue and air ambulance. We also recommend that it covers bad weather tour cancellations, loss of luggage, etc. Please forward a copy/ policy number to our offices.

How many people will there be in my group?

According to Peruvian laws and regulation on the Inca Trail, the maximum group size is 16 hikers and 2 tour guides. After 9 hikers there will be 2 tour guides, and from 2 hikers to 8 hikers there will be a tour guide. At many times of year, the group size will be smaller.

IF I am travelling by myself. Will I have to share THE SLEEPING tent?

The sleeping tents for all our treks are 4 man tents but we only designed for two people in each thus allowing you more space and comfort. If you are travelling alone and there is an even number of people in your group, you will share the tent with somebody else unless you rent an extra single tent.


On the Inca Trail there are toilets at every lunch spot and every campsites. The type of toilets are squat toilets and sometimes will be busy, they may become slightly dirty.

We will provide chemical baths on the Inca trail and alternate treks, as these baths are more hygienic


You should not worry about the food; our meals are just amazing and plenty for everyone, the type of food that we provide are buffet so you can eat as much as you want. And definitely we have the best food, by the way you will have four meals per Day Breakfast, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner.
 Runas Expeditions is able to accommodate many types of needs upon request at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian or any specially diet or any specific allergies, it will not be a problem for. Our international chefs will be able to give you a surprise at every meal and you will have variety of dietary needs.


We will provide you boiled water. At Every morning, you will get plenty water from us, and after every lunch you will get more water from us, even if you need water at night just let us know.

Is there a student discount?

Runas Expeditions gives student discounts of %25. You only need to send us your scanned student card at booking time, and your price will be adjusted accordingly.


We give you all the chance to enjoy more the Inca city Machu Picchu. Our transportation back to Cusco is not early and not late. That’s why we have to book in advance too, because the Train Company Peru Rail provides us all departure times. You will get back to Cusco between 7pm to 8pm.


When you are coming from the Inca Trail, you will arrive to MachuPicchu around 7:30am. But if you are doing any others tour you will arrive to MachuPicchu between 6:30am to 7am or depend on your bokking time.


After the guiding tour you will have plenty of time to visit by yourself. If you book for the extra climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Macho Picchu Mountain you can do it, or you can go to the Inca Bridge or you can go the Sun Gate or you can just explore at the Inca city.


Runas Expeditions fully complies with the porter’s Law (27608) requirements of payment and insurance. However, tipping is a tradition on the Inca Trail or any trek that has been taking place for the 20 years as a way of showing the porters your gratitude. Generally the groups prepare a collective tip which is shared out between the cook, head porter and porters. Suggested amount to tip is 90 soles to each porter and 250 soles the cook, from the whole group not from each tourist.
Please Note: to tip to the porters is a personal decision and it is optional.



Tipping the guide is again a personal decision. If you decide to tip we recommend that it is according their performance, knowledge and skills while on the trail. Guides are tipped individually at the end of the trek and tipping depends on their performance!


We have a very low rate of people turning back once on the trek. Our priority is to help you complete it; all our guides are properly trained and carry a first aid kit and a bottle of oxygen for emergencies. Please do not think about this, be positive mind and definitely you are in good hands.
In the exceptional case that a trekker decides to head back once they have started the trek, they must pay additional expenses such as food, lodging and transportation. On the last day the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.

No refund will be given.

What KIND OF MONEY is used in Peru?

Peruvian Soles are the national currency.

What type of money is most commonly accepted?

Soles are accepted everywhere in Peru. However, at tourist sites you are often able to use American dollars and money exchanges are easy to find it.

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Booking with Runas Expeditions

If you are doing alternative treks or any others tours to Machu Picchu , you should book three months in advance, before doing any tours in Peru.


Please note we are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal and Western Union, Paypal does charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to We will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your details and deposit are received."

Western Union: the payment will be affect once we receive the money and this will depend on the days you indicate in western Union. If you decide to use western Union, you will need to give the following information:


2. Paternal Last name: CHAMBI
3. Maternal Last name: CUSI
4. Address: APV. Villa paraíso Av. Capac Yupanqui J-6, Cusco - Peru.
5. The postal code: 08001
Please do not forget to email us the tracking code (MTCN) so that we can pick up the money and proceed with your reservation. Also, keep in mind that Western Union has its own transfer fees. The final amount that needs to arrive in Cusco is a minimum of 50% advance; you can also pay the entire amount up front. Once you do the deposit we will send the New booking invoice.

***The final balance will be paid at our office which can be done in US$ or local currency! Note: Once you confirm you should send us your copy of your passport, without passport we cannot do anything

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