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ANCASCOCHA TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N

from $690.00

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu known as the hidden Inca Trail of Kings is a new face for trekking and a remarkable trail that remains off the beaten path. It is listed as one of the most amazing treks in the World and. Ancascocha Trek was named by National Geographic as one of 20 dream hikes on their World Best Hikes list.

  • Reviews 1 Review
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Camping, Culture
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the ANCASCOCHA TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N.

    HIGHLIGHTS.

    • Hiking in the most remote places off the beaten path.
    • Free transfer airport Pick up and drop off
    • Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
    • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
    • Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
    • We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
    • 2% of  the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects

    WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

    • Original Passport.
    • International Student Card (if pay as a student).
    • Immigration card.
    • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
    • Walking boots
    • Walking stick
    • Good backpack or daypack
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Good Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    • Recyclable water container or camel bag
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Sun hat + sunglasses.
    • Hat for cold.
    • Sun protection cream
    • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
    • Torch or head lamp
    • Personal medication
    • Sandals + Towel
    • Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.

    OVERVIEW.

    • DISTANCE: 53 km / 34 miles.
    • Day1: 16 km/10 miles, 10 hours approx.
    • Day2: 21 km/13 miles, 11 hours approx.
    • Day3: 16 km/10 miles, 9 hours approx.
    • Day4: Machu Picchu Tour and back to Cusco
    • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
    • Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
    • Machu Picchu tour and back to Cusco
    • Elevation: 4750 m / 15200 ft.
    • Weather: From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
    • Hot Spring: optional at Aguas Calientes  on day 4.
    • We provide expeditions train service however you can do upgrade.
    • Hotel: You spend overnight in a nice hotel 3star.
    • Departure Dates: Every Day.

    Optional items:

    Huayna Picchu Mountain  tickets cost an additional $40 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 $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Top Tour Guide
    • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people)
    • Top chef, super Porters, super horsemen, and amazing horses
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
    • Entrance fee to classic Inca Trail (on day 3)
    • Guiding tour in Machu Picchu
    • Pick up from your hotel(on day1)
    • Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco
    • Private local van from km 82 – the end of the trek to Ollantaytambo train station. (on day3)
    • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. (on day3)
    • Round trip bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town. (on day4)
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. (on day4)
    • Private minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.(on day4 – your hotel)
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 happy hours, 3 dinners
    • If you have a special diet – do not worry our chefs will make it for you
    • Drinking water (boiled and filtered – included during the trek)
    • Small snacks on day1 – day2 – day3
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tent
    • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
    • Sleeping mattress (foam)
    • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
    • First Aid kit and oxygen bottle
    • Horses for our camping and cooking equipment
    • Horse for emergencies in case you need it.
    • Toilet tent.
    • Hot water bottles for the night
    • Hot water for washing.
    • Pillow + blanket.
    • rain poncho.
    • Rain covers for your backpacks.
    • Hotel santuario 3*** or similar
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • The last lunch in Aguas Calientes. (day4)
    • Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen.
    • Extra expenses.
    1. Day 1 CUSCO - SOCCMA - KUYCHIQASA PASS - CHANCACHUCO

      After meeting you at your hotel, we leave Cusco early in the morning and drive 1h 45m to Soqma (3,205 m/10,512 ft). This is the starting point of our trek and where we meet the horsemen and horses who will be part of team during the trek. Just before hiking we have breakfast here.
      The hike begins with a 1h 45m hour walk to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout. The waterfall is breathtaking, and you can even take the short climb down to the base of the falls for some fantastic photo opportunities (and cool down if the weather is hot)! Then, hiking for a further 45 minutes we visit the Inca site of the same name. Perched on a cliff-top with spectacular views of the surrounding valley, your guide will share some of the history of the site and the Incas and you will be free to wander through the ruins, imagining life 500 years ago. Then we make a steep ascent for around an hour to reach our lunch spot, Rayan (3,700 m/12,139 ft). Here you will sample for the first time the incredible culinary skills of your chef, with a chance to rest, relax and refuel for the afternoon’s hiking. The afternoon begins with a challenging 3 hour uphill hike to reach the Kuychiccasa pass (4,450 m /14,599 ft). Passing the rustic houses of the farmers, at every turn you will see sumptuous views of the snow-capped peaks of the ‘Nevadas’, wild llamas, sprawling valleys, and if we are lucky, a passing condor (the largest bird in the Andes with a wing-span of up to 10 feet across!).
      As we reach the top of the pass (perhaps a little breathless) we take a break to soak in the magnificent views of the Chancachuco Valley on one side and the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the other.From here it is an easy 45 minute downhill hike to reach our camp for the evening at the Chancachuco Valley (4,312 m / 14,147 ft). Here, with the campsite already prepared when you arrive, you can change into warmer clothing and lie back to watch the sky gradually fill with the most incredible display of stars (clouds permitting!) before joining your guide and your fellow trekkers for a well-earned, hearty dinner.

    2. Day 2 CHANCACHUCO - ANCASCOCHA - HUAYANAY PASS - QESQA

      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. We begin with a 45 minute undulating hike followed by a 20 minute ascent by way of a narrow trail that follows a stream with beautiful views of Mt. Veronica (5,822 m/ 19,100 ft). We then take a 2.5 hour walk downhill to reach the small community of Ancascocha (3,700 m/12,139 ft), in a small but gorgeous wooded valley with a stream running through it. Continuing uphill for 1 hour you will enjoy views of the nearby glacier and well preserved Inca remains, before reaching the beautiful crystal blue Ancascocha Lake where we stop for lunch.
      After lunch we continue our ascent towards the Huayanay Pass (4,650 m/15,255 ft). This is a strenuous 2 hour climb along a steep switchback trail which brings us to the highest point of our trek. Along this section you will see an original cobblestone paved Inca Trail. After taking time to enjoy the incredible views from the summit, we embark on a 3 hour descent into greener vegetation. Along this stretch we will have a distant vista of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu as well as fascinating views of the communities of the Quesqa valley. We will also pass the small Inca site of Incaracay. Finally we will reach our campsite, nestled in the Quesqa valley (3,850 m/12,631 ft). Once again, your chef will serve an excellent dinner as we reflect on the sights and sounds of the day.

    3. Day 3 QESQA COMMUNITY - PAUCARCANCHA - KM 82 - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

      On our final day of trekking we descend from Quesqa Valley for 2 hours until we reach the Inca site of Paucarcancha (3,133 m/10,278 ft) where your guide will provide a comprehensive commentary about the site. We then join a section of the Classic Inca Trail and make an easy hike downhill for 5 hours until we reach Km 82, which is the official starting point of the Classic Trail. Along the way we will be able to see the Inca site of Llactapata. Lunch will be served at Km82.
      After lunch we will be picked up by our private local van and transported to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,160 ft) to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. There is a chance to explore Ollantaytambo town because it’s one of the Inca Towns surviving after more than 500 years since the arrival of the Spanish. Your guide will let you know to do this extra expedition. Dinner will be in Ollantaytambo as well. After Dinner we take the train for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes Town. After 2 nights in the mountains, your comfortable hotel room will be a welcome sight and get ready for Machu Picchu.

    4. Day 4 AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO

      The most important and magical day! You will get up and have breakfast early at your hotel, because the first bus to Machupicchu is at 5:30am. If you want to enjoy it the sunrise at Machupicchu, you have to get early that will be the only way to observe the sunrise at Machupicchu site (organize the pick-up time with your Guide). You and your guide will drive half hour to get the Inca city Machupicchu. The Inca ruins Machupicchu opens every day at 6:00am. Your guidig tour at Machupicchu will take 2 hours approximately which you will explore with your guide. After your tour, you will have free time to explore by your own so you can explore the sun gate, inca bridge, Machupicchu Mountain or Huaynapicchu Mountain etc. Once you are finished exploring Machupicchu you will meet up with your tour guide at Aguas Calientes town who will provide your train ticket (train service is at 2:55pm). These tickets may be distributed earlier while you are still at Machupicchu.

      Your transportation back in Cusco will be by train and private van. journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town will be by train which will take 1 hour and half Then you will take for 2 hours by private van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

      All transportation in Cusco or anywhere will be back to your hotel.

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    Trekking Accomodation:

    This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. 2 camping nights 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 third night is spent in a nice Hotel at Aguas Caliente Town, rather than camping. This 3 star hotel is included in the trek cost, and it’s 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: Hotel 3 start at Aguas Calientes town.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    First Night & Second Night Amazing camping nights

    Hotel 3star included on day 3Hotel 3star in Aguas Calientes Town included

    Prices

    Price: $690 USD Per person group service

    Price: $670 USD per person group service (if you are 4people)

    Price: $850 USD per person private service (Minimun 2 people)

    Price: $1150 USD Per person private service (single traveler)

    Discounts

    Student Discount ( only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00

    Under 18 years will pay as student: US$25.00

    Note: If you are more than 4 people contact us.

    1. Why runas expeditions?

    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.

    2. Do i need to be fit?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, 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.

    3. How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, 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.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up 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 Inca Trail, 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 will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up 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 Inca Trail, 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 will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    5. 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.

    6. How many days in advance is recommended to be in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the royal adventura office to guarantee the reservation?

    All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 2 or 3 days before doing the trek 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

    7. Do i need to send a deposit and how much do i need to deposit?

    Yes, you do. We use your deposit “Non- refundable’’ to pay official fees when making your official reservation. For example, we need to pay tourist and porters entrance fees and taxes (19%). We also use it to secure chefs, porters and horses for our different treks.
    You have to deposit US$200 per person for Inca Trail and US$200 per person for alternative trek or us $200 for any tours. 
    US$265 per person for Inca Trail + WaynaPicchu or for the Alternative trek + WaynaPicchu. 
    Please confirm if you want to climb WaynaPicchu as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is US$65.00 per person there are 2 time sessions: 7 to 8am or 10 to 11am this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
     NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

    8. Can i book group service or private?

    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.
    And also we included one way transportation from the airport to your hotel + sleeping bag.

    9. Is there a meeting before the trek or any tours?

    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.

    10. Can i rent equiment 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.

    11. Can i rent an extra porter and how much will they carry for me?

    Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 7 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

    7 Reasons to Hike the Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu. Ancascocha trek is known as the hidden Inca Trail of kings, and the who trail distance is 34 miles.

    1. Incredible views
    2. Backcountry adventure ( Off The Beaten )
    3. Fantastic Inca history & 9 Inca Sites
    4. Spectacular snow cap mountains, waterfalls & lagoons
    5. Interact with locals.
    6. Hike 9 miles of the classic inca Trail.

    7. Round Trip Train Journey.

    Definitely we are offering you the best alternative trek to Machu Picchu, and you’ll be the one who will experience on the classic Inca Trail and much more.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Marie Nunes
    Reviewed On 21/11/2019
    5/5

    Solo traveler, Eddie and the Runas Expeditions team made me feel right at home in their homeland, so knowledgeable of their history, Started with tour of cusco city.i did the Ancascocha 4 day 3 night treck amazing, to Machu Picchu, the food prepared by the chef was hard to believe I was in a tent. Rainbow mountain, Humantay lagoon and the last inca bridge are more of the tours I did with Runas Expeditions.

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