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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    The pick up is from your hotel in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel adress in cusco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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, particularly herders. 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, Ancashqocha and others. In this adventure we can see Original Inca trails in to the mountains and covered by the passing of time.

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We head out to Soqma Village, early in the morning, which is the trailhead to start our hiking. Well start hiking up following a small valley to Perolniyoq a small Incan site perched a top the mountain, but previously well see a nice waterfall, youll have an explanation about the history of this site by our Tour Guide. After the lunch, well continue hiking up for about 2 hours to reach the first pass Called Kuichicasa, at this point well have stunning vistas of the Urubamba range where some snowcapped mountains are located, and the Sacred valley of the Incas below us.


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


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. In the afternoon, once we enjoy our meals, well continue with our trek trough the highland of Paucarcancha for 2 more hours, on this section of path well walk on the ancient Inca trail which is connecting to Machu picchu and Sacred valley with stunning glacier peaks beyond.


We take our breakfast early in the morning to hike down to km 82, this section of the trail is pretty much the section of the Classic Inca Trail, well see Llaqtapata, a beautiful Incan ruins nestled in the Sacred Valley with amazing crop terracing around, and other small Inca ruins. After, 5 hours hiking, well have arrived to km 82 where well have our last lunch prepared by our chef, and a place to say goodbye to our horses, muleteers, and chefs. Then well drive for 45 minutes to Ollantaytambo town, from this place well have a train ride to Machu picchu Town for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.


We start the tour at 4:30 am, with our breakfast in the hotel, then we will do the line for the bus to Machupicchu, after 30 minutes ride. Into the ruins we will have a 2 hours tour guiding, all the most important places. After the tour you will have a 3 hours more for your own experience, at midday we have to leave the ruins and go down to the town of aguas calientes. Then you will came back by train to Ollantaytambo, and finally by bus to Cusco.


Professional english speaker tour guide

Expert mountain cook

Private transport from your hotel to the start of the trail.

Camping tent

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 (5), lunch (4), dinner (4), with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.

Horses and muleteers to carry the equipment and 15lbs of the hikers

Sleeping pad

Outdoor toilet tent.

Emergency horse, that will be staying with us during the hike to upload our personal day gears or ride


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)

Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Travel Insurance.

Tips for the staff ( voluntary of course)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers