Matara street #222, Cusco – Perú

Ancascocha Journey to Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nights

Starting from $ 750.00

Per person in group Service

This route is one of the adventures becoming very famous, it is unknown for many people this trek is going around of Andes, and it is a remarkable trail that remains off the beaten path. The trek is bordering between two spectacular mountains, Salcantay Mountain over (6200m/20341ft), Veronica Mountain over (5800m/19028ft), and passing next Huayanay Mountain over (5750m/18864ft).

This route is perfect for cultural and natural lovers, along the way our costumers will see waterfall, lake, snowcapped, mountains, rivers, and local communities, as well as llamas, alpacas, archaeological sites. If you choose this option you’ll pass incredible experience of a lifetime.

Machulas journey will be proud to take and show you this wonderful route with purpose to involving the new routes, don’t thing anymore, join us we are ready for organize your journey.

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  • 4 organic buffet lunch / 4 healthy energy breakfast / 4snacks.
  • Water every single day
  • Starting Altitude -.3200m/10500ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 4650m/15298ft.
  • Total, Walking Distance – 60.5 km / 37.5 miles.
  • Longest Day – Day 2, approximately 16 km/10 miles.
  • Coldest Night – Day 1,2 around 0º celsius


We pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am and start our travel for 1 and half hours until we reach our starting point called Soqma (3200m/10500ft). Here we will have our first healthy and energetic breakfast, we will also meet our master chef and horsemen who will accompany and help us on our journey.
After a two hours walk we will reach a waterfall called Perolniyoc. At this place we will take a break in order to take pictures and have a snack. Then we continue hiking for about 45 minutes until we arrive at Qorimarka where we will have our first organic buffet lunch. After lunch and a short 20 minutes’ rest to digest the food we will continue hiking for 1 more hours and then set up our campsite in Rayanniyoc (3700m/12136ft). In the afternoon we can enjoy the wilderness and the beautiful landscape surrounding us and then having a delicious dinner in the evening hours.

Today we have to get up at 5:30am, starting the day with a cup of coca tea in our tents. After a big breakfast at 6:00am we start with a 4 hours climb all the way up the mountain until we reach the pass of Cuychicassa (4450m/14599ft). This is the perfect point to take a break and enjoy the astonishing landscapes surrounding us. From here we can observe the Vilcanota mountain range and its mountains Veronica, Pumahuanca, Chicon, and others, as well as the sacred valley of the Incas and the valley of Chancachuco. We keep on hiking downwards for 1 hour until we reach our lunch spot, where our master chef will wait for us with an organic buffet lunch. After a refreshing siesta we will continue our journey descending a narrow path while enjoying the beautiful views of Mount Veronica (5800m/19028ft). After approximately 4 hours we will reach a small community called Ancascocha (3700m/12139ft), this community will be our campsite for tonight.

Today we will set off with a positive mind because this day is the highlight of our little adventure. Starting our journey with a cup of coca tea in your tents, we’ll enjoy our breakfast in order to get good energy. Then we start our 4 hours hike all the way up to the pass of Huayanay (4650m/15298ft). This is also the highest point of the Ancascocha trek. On the way up we follow an original stone paved Inca trail and we will also see a beautiful waterfall that leads into the Ancascocha lagoon. After 45 minutes walking we will arrive to a beautiful Inca site called Incaracay, where our professional tour guide will explain us all about it. Here we will enjoy our organic buffet lunch made it by our master chef. From this point on we will decent for 3 and a half hours until we reach our campsite. Along the way we pass beautiful sceneries and the classic Inca trail to Machupicchu appears in a distance. Also we will pass small communities such as Qhesqha and Muyumuyu. Once up on arrival at the campsite, our master chef will be waiting for us with a delicious dinner.

Today we will get up at 5:30am with a cup of coca tea in our tents and then we have an energy loaded healthy breakfast. Our today’s hike will go gradually down. After 2 hours we will arrive at the Inca site of Paucarcancha, where our tour guide will give us cool information about this site. 25 minute farther down we will pass the village of Huayllabamba. This community is the first official campsite for the hikers who are doing the classical Inca trail. After 3 more hours we will reach Kilometer 82, on the way down we will have amazing views and pass some local communities as well as the archaeological site of Patallqa. Of course, our tour guide will provide you with information about this site. Then we continue our hike until we reach our lunch spot named Misjhay. Once we have enjoyed an organic buffet lunch, we continue our hike for 45 more minutes to Kilometer 82. Here we say goodbye to our horsemen and to our master chef, because at this point they will finish their work. Then we will be taken by our private van to Ollantaytambo train station in order to catch up the train to Aguas Calientes. On arrival we will walk to our hotel and finally, the next day we will visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Today is a very important day for every one of us. You will be picked up by our tour guide at around 5:00 am and taken by the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise above the Inca citadel. But first you will have breakfast at your hotel and then walk to the bus station, the first bus leaves at 5:30am and takes 25 minutes until the main control, where you will have to shown your original passport and entrance ticket. First we will visit the official place for the classic post card pictures of Machu Picchu. After this we will start our 2 hours guided tour, where you will be taken to the important places, such as temples, palaces, plazas, water aqueducts, etc. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself.

If you have a ticket to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain you will do that after the guided tour. In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where we will be carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Included / Not included


  • Tour Guides : All of our tour guides are professionals who studied tourism at University and come from around the Cusco region. They also all speak Quechua the language of Cuzco region. All of them are extremely knowledgeable and fun to be around.
  •  Master Chef : Your master chef is an important person, preparing you delicious, buffet-style organic meals throughout the trek. If you have any dietary requests, such as vegetarian foods, please let us know.
  •  Asemilas : In this case we do not provide porters, in ANCASCOCHA TREK we provide mules, horses will carry our cooking and campimg equipment and up to 7 kg of your personal belongings.
  •  Note : we will give you your duffle bags (for the mules to carry) at your briefing the night before we start the trek. This sholud be filled with the things you need for the night and the next days. You will not have access to your duffle until you reach the campsite. we will have also mules, horse’s drivers which they will help us for two days.
  •  Transportation : We will go by bus to Soqma, where we will start our hike. After we end our hike in km 82, and then we will be taken by private van to ollantaytambo and from there by train to aguas calientes finally back by train to Ollantaytambo and then continue by bus to Cusco.
  •  Tents : Made especially for trekking, our tents are professional and very comfortable. We use 4-person, Eureka Timberline tents that only need to be shared by 2 people.
  •  Machu Picchu Permits : A permit is required for entry to ANCASCOCHA TREK and Machu Picchu. As soon as we receive your details and deposit, as long as permits are still available with the government office (please check our ANCASCOCHA TREK Availability link), we will purchase your permits for you. These permits are in your name for a specific date and can’t be changed once confirmed. Only your passport number may be updated.
  •  Oxygen and First Aid : On this trek, the highest point is at the first pass (4700m/16,800ft). The guide will have oxygen and first aid them at all times. However, if you have any prescriptions from your doctor, please bring them with you. All our guides have received training from a medical doctor.
  •  Pre – Briefing : Prior to your trek you will have a briefing in your hotel. Please let us know where you are staying and what time is good for you. We typically suggest around 6:00 pm, but you may choose another time if you prefer. At briefing time, we will give you the details of the trek and provide the Machulas Journey duffel bags that will be with the porters while you hike. And finally, you will have the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you might have.
  •  Water : We will supply water every morning, at lunchtime, during our afternoon hike, and at night. The water will be boiled, filtered, and then cooled down before distributing. You just need to bring a container for water on the trek and let our master chef know how many liters you will drink so that he knows how much water to prepare. Our recommendation is to drink a lot of water while you hike, especially when we are at higher elevations.

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bags : Your sleeping bag is not included in your trek, so hikers will need to bring their own or rent one from Machulas Journey. Machulas Journey will provide you with a regular mattress. If you want to sleep well, you may want to bring an inflatable air mattress as well. They are also available for rent: (sleeping bag 20 USD, and inflatable air mattress 20 USD).
  •  Walking Stick : Walking sticks are very helpful on this trek. If don’t have your own, you can rent them from our office for 15 USD.
  •  The Last Lunch : After our amazing experience on the ANCASCOCHA TREK, many of our clients want to go to one of the restaurants in Aguas Calientes to have a local meal. This last lunch is not included in your journey.
  •  Huaynapicchu and Machpicchu : Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu the mountains that stand next to Machu Picchu citadel offer spectacular views. Huayna Picchu takes 45 minutes to get to the top and then 45 minutes back down. Machu Picchu takes 1 hour to summit and another hour back down. This is done after your tour of Machu Picchu Inca city. If you want to climb either of these mountains, please let us know so we can better organize your tour. The cost for Huayna Picchu is 60 USD per person and 55 USD per person for Machu Picchu Mountain.
  •  Note : Don’t confuse Machu Picchu Inca citadel with the Machu Picchu mountain.

Items to bring


  •  A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the Journey – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
  •  Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  •  Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  •  Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  •  Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  •  Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  •  Sun block
  •  After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  •  Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  •  Snacks : biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  •  Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  •  We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  •  Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  •  Small towel or sarong
  •  Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  •  Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  •  Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  •  Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  •  Binoculars (if you have them)

Group service price

standard $ 750 USD Per person
standard Groups of 3-4 $ 730 USD Per person
standard Groups of 5-6 $ 700 USD Per person

Private service price

standard $ 850 USD Per person
standard Groups of 3-4 $ 830 USD Per person
standard Groups of 5-6 $ 800 USD Per person

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