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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

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5 Days / 4 Nights

Our Ancascocha trek takes you through some seriously isolated places at very high altitudes. The views are absolutely stunning and it makes you feel like you’re walking on top of the world.

The views include some of our most spectacular mountains such as Salkantay, Humantay, Huayanay and Hacaywillca.. On the first day we travel from Cusco to Pampa Japonesa. On the second day we start hiking on the original Inca trail. On day 3 we reach Lake Ancascocha. On day 4, we hike through amazing native forests to the community of Camicancha. On our final day we explore one of the world’s most spectacular world heritage sites Machu Picchu.

Like our 5-Day Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu? Check out our multi-day hikes such as Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu by Train and Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley and Inca Trail and Classic Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu and Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Hike Peru is a 100% Peruvian business run by 3 Cusco brothers, Rolando, Edwin and Nilton. Hike Peru is affiliated with Hike Peru (Aus), and Australian-based business which provides email and phone support to anyone who’s interested in hiking the beautiful region of Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco Pickup :

  • We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 AM in the morning.

6 hours
Day 1 Cusco to Pampa Japonesa :

  • We drive to Soraypampa which is the start of the trek and have breakfast on the way.
  • After breakfast we hike via Humantay Lake to Salkantaypampa where a delicious lunch is prepared for you.
  • You have time to relax for a while before continuing to hike to our first campsite at Pampa Japonesa.
  • Our chef will prepare a beautiful Peruvian dinner for you to enjoy.
  • You can observe the stunning sky and stars from your own tent and get ready for a good night sleep.

11 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Pampa Japonesa to Millpo :

  • Wake up early and enjoy a beautiful healthy breakfast.
  • We start hiking to the Inka Chiriasca Pass which is at about 4,959mtr altitude and has amazing views of  Salkantay Mountain.
  • Next we hike along the original Inca trail through the Tocto Pass until we reach the Calacocha Pass.
  • Finally we hike through the Cruz Casa Pass to the Millpo Pass where our second campsite is.
  • Our chef will prepare another beautiful Peruvian dinner for you.
  • You have plenty of time to chill out and get ready for another good night sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Millpo Pass to Ancascocha :

  • After breakfast we start walking to the Chusqenay Pass.
  • We continue toward the Rumicolca and Acocasa Passes.
  • Here we take a short break and enjoy the views of the Inca Trail which leads to Machu Picchu.
  • The views also include some of our most spectacular mountains such as Salkantay, Humantay, Huayanay and Hacaywillca.
  • We explore the Inca ruin Huillca Raccay (aka Willka Raqay)
  • Finally we descent into Lake Ancascocha where our campsite is.
  • Our chef will prepare another beautiful Peruvian dinner for you.
  • You have plenty of time to chill out and get ready for another good night sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Ancascocha to Aguas Calientes :

  • After breakfast we hike through amazing native forests to the community of Camicancha.
  • Here we are picked up by our driver and travel to Ollantaytambo.
  • At Ollantaytambo we board the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • We take you to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
  • There is plenty of time to explore town before getting a good night sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu :

  • Wake up early and enjoy a beautiful healthy breakfast in your hotel.
  • We either hike or take the bus up to Machu Picchu.
  • We explore one of the world’s most spectacular world heritage sites Machu Picchu (~2.5hrs).
  • Those who have booked Huayna Picchu can explore this magnificent site.

Breakfast
Day 5 Machu Picchu to Cusco :

  • After exploring Machu Picchu, we take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to get ready to take the train back to Ollantaytambo.
  • From Ollantaytambo we drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Lunch

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pre-briefing session the night before the trek (location TBA)
  • Pick up from and drop oof to your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional and experienced Tour Guide(s) (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Train and Bus ticket(s)
  • Meals (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (incl. dinner and breakfast)
  • Inca trail tickets
  • Ticket for the Machu Picchu Citadel
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu

Exclusions

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Extra porter to carry all your belongings (can be booked at checkout)
  • Sleeping bag(s) (can be booked at checkout)
  • Hiking poles (can be booked at checkout)
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips for our crew members (Guide, Chef, Porters)
Do I need insect repellent?

Yes, you should bring your own insect repellent in particular for mosquitos.

Should I prepare for altitude sickness?

Yes, before arriving in Cusco you should get altitude medication (unless told otherwise by your GP). Ideally, you should arrive n Cusco at least 24-48 hours before starting any treks at altitude.

Should I bring any anti-diarrhea tablets?

Yes, if you are taking any altitude sickness medication, you should bring anti-diarrhea tables (unless told otherwise by your GP).

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Personal Information

Important Information

  • Bring your passport or ID card
  • Consider anti-diarrhea tablets as this is a common side effect of altitude sickness (consult with your doctor if necessary)
  • Take insect repellant to Machu Picchu

Checklist

Essentials

  • Passport
  • Small day pack (waterproof preferred)
  • Water storage (e.g. a 2-3L camelback)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can also be rented at checkout)
  • Headlamp
  • Rain protection (e.g. poncho, rain jacket, extra plastic bags especially in wet season

Clothing and footwear

  • 2-3 short sleeve and/or 1-2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking pants
  • 4 sets of trekking woolen socks
  • 1 fleece pullover
  • 1 warm, down jacke
  • 1 hat
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Leggings or thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect Spray/paste
  • Travel Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dry Shampoo
  • First Aid Kit, including:
    • Blister Pads
    • Medicine for Altitudes Sickness
    • Anti-Diarrhea
    • Aspirin / Ibuprofen
    • Paracetamol
    • Rehydration sachets

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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu
From US$750
/ Adult
From US$750
/ Adolescent
From US$600
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 4300
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 1-8
  • 1
  • 70

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