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ANCASCOCHA TREK +  CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 7D/6N

The walk of ancascocha is denominated like one of the best hikes choice and little visited in the region of the cusco. We present a new option to hike the Machupicchu, avoiding the crowds like those in the classic Inca trail or salkantay trek.
During the fascinates 7 days you can learn from another view the past of the powerful lords, the Incas. Their stories and legacy to humanity. Also some landscapes taken from the fairy tales, in many places you will see mountains that are about 15,890 feet. Houses of the typical people and descending of the race of Quechuas that still speak the language of the Incas. And they also practice their traditions, agricultural, livestock and constructive. The third day we will enter the ceremonial or sacred path that was only used by the noble castes. You will appreciate along the route many Incan shrines, like temples made of very fine stone.

DAY 1. CUSCO – SOCMA VILLAGE – PEROLNIYOC INCAN RUINS – CHANCACHUCO

We head out to Soqma Village 10,512 ft, early in the morning, by driving for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, which is the trailhead to start our hiking. At this point we’ll meet up our horses and muleteers, get ready our hiking gears, and we’ll have our breakfast, then we’ll start hiking up following a small valley to Perolniyoq a small Incan site perched a top the mountain, but previously we’ll see a nice waterfall, a perfect place to shoot some pictures.

Once our arrival to the Incan site, you’ll have an explanation about the history of this site by our Tour Guide. We will then continue to our lunch spot for about 1 hour overlooking to a great scenery around. After the lunch, we’ll continue hiking up for about 2 hours to reach the first pass Called Kuichicasa 15,250 ft, at this point we’ll have stunning vistas of the Urubamba range where some snowc

apped mountains are located, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas below us. From the pass we’ll hike downhill for 1 hour to get the first camp site called Chancachuco 14,268 ft.

Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours

Hiking Distance: 7.45 miles / 11 km

Minimun Altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 pies

Maximun Altitude: 4,450 m / 15,250 ft

Physical Rating: Moderate – Strenuous

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 2. CHANCACHUCO – ANCASCOCHA LAGOON

Today’s breakfast makes us ready for a great adventure day, after having our breakfast at 6:00 am, we’ll start hiking on a highland plain with great views around, after trekking for about 3 hours we’ll arrive at next lunch spot located in Ancascocha community. After lunch we’ll hike up for about 2 hours to reach the second camp site 14,432 ft, located close by to Ancascocha lagoon.

Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours

Hiking Distance: 7:45 miles / 12 km

Camping site Elevation : 4,800 m / 14,432 ft

Physical Rating: Challenging

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3. ANCASCOCHA LAGOON – PAUCARCANCHA

We start the day having a nutritious breakfast at 6:00 am, we then start our trek, following the switchback trail up to the highest point with amazing vistas in every direction, snow-capped mountains. After 2-hour hiking, we reach the highest pass on the whole trail, Wayanay pass 15,252 ft, with stunning views around, where we’ll take our snacks, before making our way to lunch spot. Next, the trail goes downhill to lunch spot for about 2 hours, on the way we’ll see a small Incan ruins, and walk close by to some alpacas. In the afternoon, once we enjoy our meals, we’ll continue with our trek trough the highland valley to the next camp site Paucarcancha 10,335 ft for 2 more hours, on this section of path we’ll walk on the ancient Inca trail which is connecting to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley with stunning glacier peaks beyond. Close by to this camp site is located the Paucarcancha Incan Site a great place to learn about the Inca history while exploring with our Guide.

Maximun point : 4,647 m / 15,252 ft

Camping site elevation : 3.230 m / 10,335 ft

Hiking Time: 8 – 9 hours

Hike Distance: 8.70 miles / 14 km

Physical Rating: Challenging

DAY 4. PAUCARCANCHA – WAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHA

Today, we will start with a 1-hour steep downhill trek to  the small village of Huayllabamba where we join the classic Inca Trail. Then we will take a hike to the area called ayapata, a place we will use for our lunch. Upon our arrival we will receive with warm applause our porters, who will make their short presentation and the great work that they will play with us.
The view from which is fabulous to all the valley of Huayllabamba; to finish the day we will make a 2-hour hike to the Llullucha camp, the trail is surrounded by highland forests where it is possible to even see native species such as colle, queuña, intimpa, tasta, chachacomos, and beautiful ñuqchu flowers, which They visit many species of hummingbirds.
This day will end the walk around 5:00 pm.

Walking Distance: – 14 km / 8.7 miles

Campsite Elevation: – 3000 meters  / 9842 feet

Maximum Altitude: – 3750 meters  / 12303 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Adventure: Absolutely

DAY 5: LLULLUCHA – DEATH WOMAN PASS – SAYACMARCA – CHAQUICOCHA

Today, we will reach the highest point on the Inca Trail (dead woman pass) (Warmihuañusca) (4200 Meters– 13776 Feets). On reaching the pass we’ll stop for a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It’s another hour and a half down the side of the valley to our lunch spot and a chance to refill our water bottles. After lunch we begin ascending again to the second pass of the trek  (Runkurakay) (3970 Meters /13022 Feets), stopping halfway to visit the impressive archaeological site of Runkurakay. Going over the pass, we descend toward Lake Yanacocha and enter into the cloud forest to arrive at the Sayacmarca Inca ruins (3624 Meters/ 11887 Feets). Our campsite is at Chaquicocha (3400 Meters /11154 Feets).

Maximum Altitude: 4200 meters  / 13776 feet

Campsite Elevation – 3400 meters  / 11154 feet

Distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles

Difficulty: Challenging

Weather: You will experience the 4 seasons all in just one day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

DAY 6: CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAY WAYNA

Today, we will take an easy climb in the morning to the last pass with its Incan ruins of the same name (Phuyupatamarca, 3700 Meters / 12136 Feets). Here, we will also have remarkable views of the Urubamba River Valley. Afterward, we go into the rain forest. We will walk downhill for 3 hours. During this stretch of the trail we will visit Inti Pata. Along this path you will take the most  beautiful pictures of the entire Inca trail. After Inti Pata it is a further 30 minutes to our campsitewe descend to the Wiñaywayna campsite (2650 Meter / 8692 Feets) and visit the archeological site there after lunch.

Campsite Elevation – 2600 meters / 8530 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Area: Cloud Forest

DAY 7: WIÑAY WAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu. After an early start to our day, we arrive at the campsite exit gate where we must wait in line until 5 AM. Subsequently, we will hike one hour until we arrive at the Sun Gate (Intipuncu) which looks down onto Machu Picchu. We will arrive early to enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. From there, we will walk downhill on a stone path to enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas with impressive panoramic views all the way down. We will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today

When you are finished exploring the extraordinary city of Machu Picchu you will travel to Aguas Calientes by bus. You will then take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where our  van will be waiting to transport you back to  Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco will according the train back Schedule we have at 14:30 pm and 19:00 pm.  So the total time combining trail plus van is like 4 hours.

Maximum altitude: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft

Distance to walk: 5 km/ 3.73 miles

Approximate walking time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Meals: Breakfast

Area: Cloud Forest

INCLUDED IN THE TREK

  • Professional english speaker tour guide
  • Expert mountain cook
  • Private transport from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Bus tickets up from aguas calientes to machupicchu.
  • Train ticket back from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo
  • Camping  tent wich has a capacity for 4 persons, but only used for 2
  • Dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Transport from the train station to Cusco.
  • First-Aid Kits, Oxygen tank.
  • Meals: Breakfast (7), lunch (6), dinner 6),  with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.
  • Horses and muleteers to carry  the equipment and 15lbs of the hikers
  • Porters to carry the equipment during the inca trail
  • Sleeping pad
  • Outdoor toilet tent.
  • Emergency horse, that will be staying with us during the hike to upload our personal day gears or ride.

What’s Not Included:

  • Sleeping bags, you might get them rented from us US$ 20
  • Hiking poles,you might get them rented from us US$15
  • Last lunch on 5th day.
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot springs in Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes).
  •  Tipping.
  • Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain $ 80 usd.
  • Travel Insurance.
  •  Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
  • Backpack (rucksack) to carry your things.
  • Phone, power bank battery, camera charger and adapter.
  • Camera.
  • Torch or headlamps.
  • Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
  • Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Ear Plugs.
  • Binoculars.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Luggage Tags and Locks.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrea, re-hydration)

CANCELLATION:

  1. Because of the strict regulations of the Machupicchu Park, once you have made your reservation, you cannot cancel the space that you have reserved. You also may not alter the name or date of the reservation. If you are unable to come on the date you have reserved, we cannot reimburse you.
  2. The $200 deposit is non-refundable. We cannot reimburse the entrance fee to the Inca Trail because the permits are non-refundable and ECO PATH TREK purchases the tickets from Machupicchu Park when you reserve your spot.
  3. If you cancel between 30 and 10 days before your trek, you must pay 50% of the total cost.
  4. If you cancel between 10 and 3 days before your trek, you must pay 80% of the total cost.
  5. If you cancel one or two days before your trek, you must pay 100% of the total cost.
  6. In the exceptional case that you decide to head back once you have started the trail, you must pay extra expenses such as food and transportation. You may join the group in Machupicchu for the walking tour and use all of the services onward.

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