ANCASCOCHA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS
The Ancascocha Alternative trek is definitely one of the less touristed routes around Cusco which enables you solitude and also some contact with the local people. This is a true adventure specially prepared for people who love nature, Andean high places, and spectacular mountain scenery. This hike is offered only by few companies, which gives you the opportunity to encounter well preserved landscapes. Ancascocha alternative trail offers visitors beautiful Andean high Valleys, snow-covered peaks such as: (Salkantay, 6.271m. Humantay, Huayanay and others), and also colorful lakes such as Salkantay, Ancascocha and others. In this adventure we can see Original Inca trails in to the mountains and covered by the passing of time.
- The Ancascocha hike, also known as the Hidden Inca Trail or the Super Inca Trail, is a less traveled walk. If you are looking for off the beaten track, virgin nature and a challenging walk, this is the one for you! National Geographic recently named Ancascocha Trail as one of the 20 best walks in the world!
- The best local tourist guides that teach you about several ancient Inca ruins, roam through remote farms where generations of farmers have taken care of their livestock and pass through traditional Andean villages such as Chillipahua and Ancascocha. But, of course, the real reason for this hike is because of the unparalleled views of the majestic Andes.
- We will see spectacular views across the mountains, beautiful light blue lakes and furious waterfalls, and with the imposing 6,566 m (20,551 ft) Apu Salkantay that frequently dominates the horizon.
- On our third day of hiking we will be in a part of the Classic Inca Trail (the one that is booked one year in advance!) After 2 days of solitude, you may be surprised to see so many other hikers; but don’t worry, they are going in the other direction!
- From the city of the sacred valley of Ollantaytambo we will take the panoramic train to Aguas Calientes, which is the base of our trip to Machu Picchu. The train journey itself is a fantastic experience and full of opportunities to take pictures.
Ancascocha Trek is very strenuous and challenging due to the increase in altitude, the 7 steep peaks and the length of the hike: 56 km / 34.8 miles and climbs to 4,959 m / 16,270 feet. But to be rewarded with incredible views do not come effortlessly, we recommend that everyone who joins us have a good level of fitness. Be prepared for all kinds of climatic changes, since in the Andes it can rain, snow or hail at any time. That is why we recommend using good trekking equipment, such as walking shoes, jackets and pants.
- Comfortable tents with foam mattress and blanket, 03 nights.
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes, 01 night.