Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

4 Days & 3 Nightsstarting from US $720 per person


Ancascocha trek, the best alternative trek to Machu Picchu

Ancascocha trek is one of the best alternative routes to Machu Picchu, its 53 km / 32.9 miles distance will take you through the high Andean valleys and mountains up to 4,750 m/ 15,200 ft. in the Huayanay pass, this fabulous trail is the only one that joins with the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu, so the adventurers who head for this rarely explored trail have the opportunity to see amazing archaeological sites, that’s why Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu is the best alternative routes.

Ancascocha Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu is considered a strenuous hiking activity due to the 53 km that it covers and 6th summit difficulty activity as it has to overpass three high mountains throughout its trajectory. However, the trail offers impressive views of the valleys, Andean landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and astounding Inca sites. At the end, enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel.

Unlike the highly popular Classic Inca Trail, the Ancascocha Trek is less crowded, providing a more remote and off-the-beaten-path experience for hikers, so advanced booking is not required. We offer customized or private tours for the Ancascocha Trek. These options could provide more flexibility in choosing departure dates, especially if the standard group departures are fully booked. Private tours might come at a higher cost, but they can cater to specific dates and preferences of individual or smaller groups.

Kuntur Peru Travel invites you to a lifetime experience exploring some of the old-age sites still yet to be uncovered that have been preserved in time for centuries.

Trip Details

The Ancascocha trek begins at Soqma about two hours from Cusco City, a small remote village enclosed and tucked away between mountains, inhabited by friendly and welcoming people, this small village offers Perolniyoc waterfall and Qorimarca archeological remains to everyone who wants to experience a true hiking adventure.

Ancascocha Trek 4 days Highlights

Ancascocha Trek 4 days offers a wide diversity of natural and cultural attractions that will stand out from the very first day of the hike. The archeological sites, the local fauna, and the scenic beauty distinguish this marvelous trekking route.

  • On the first day of your adventure, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Perolniyoc waterfall, nestled an hour away from Soqma Village.
  • Explore Qorimarca, an Inca site made up of enclosures, stone altars, and an esplanade facing the Soqma Valley.
  • Witness the astounding views from the Kuychiccasa Pass, one of the highest points on the Ancascocha Trek located at 4,500 m, /14,764 ft.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views and the Vilcanota mountain range that stretches along the Ancascocha trek.
  • Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu is the only route that joins the classic Inca Trail, so you will have the chance to explore part of the well-known Inca Trail in the direction of Piscacucho, km 82.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Vilcanota Valley and Llactapata, one of the hidden citadel included in the 4-day Inca Trail.
  • Embark on a magical journey on board a panoramic train that will take you to Machu Picchu town, and enjoy the views along the way.
  • On the last day of your trip, the grand culmination awaits you with a visit to Machu Picchu citadel, the iconic site in Peru. You will also have the chance to witness the fascinating sunrise over this ancient citadel.


Route Map

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

A hardly explored hiking route in the highlands of Vilcanota mountain range

Ancascocha trek 4 day adventure will take you to the Peruvian highland, exploring remote villages, local farmlands, incredible Inca sites, and Andean wildlife. Hear the stories of the Incan culture and discover Machu Picchu, ¨The lost Inca city¨. Don't miss the chance to explore and live a life time experience with Kuntur Peru Travel.

Trip Overview

Ancascocha trek 4 days: overview 

The Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu 4 days is an off-the-beaten-path into the Vilcanota range mountains, a new alternative road, and one of the lesser explored destinations, dotted with some undisclosed sites; it is designated among the 20 dream hiking activities to do by National Geographic since the road joins the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on its fourth day of adventure.

A glimpse of our Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Soqma – Qorimarca – Kuychicasa pass  – Chancachuco Camp.

The tour begins from Cusco or the Sacred Valley, we pick you up at 4:30 am from your hotel it takes about 2 hours to drive to the Soqma community, it is a 16 km/ 10 miles hiking distance on day one, about 8 to 9 hours total hike, you will visit Perolniyoc waterfall, the Qorimarca Inca site, and overpass Kuychiqasa pass at 4,450 m / 14,599 ft. the highest point on this day.

Day 2  Chancachuco – Ancascocha – Huayanay pass – Inca Raqay –  Paucar Cancha.

After an early breakfast, the trail continues toward Ancascocha Lagoon, continuing up to Huayanay Pass at 4,750m / 15,255ft. descend and continue to Qesqa Valley finally get to Paucarcancha Camp at 3,120 m / 10,236 ft. Today’s distance covers 18 km / 12 miles and about 10 hours of hiking time total.

Day 3 Paucarcancha – Piscacucho – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu town.

Today from our Camp you will join the famous Inca trail at Huayllabamba Village the hike will be in the opposite direction of the classic Inca trail hikers, and after a 6-hour hike, you will get to Piscacucho km 82 for Lunch. today will be a 14 km distance, it is about 6 hours total hiking, but you will have stunning views of Urubamba Valley, Andean landscapes, and beautiful Inca sites.

Day 4  Discovering Machu Picchu citadel – back to Cusco.

Visit Machu Picchu citadel, and reveal its mysteries on 3 hours guided tour accompanied by your trekking guide; in the afternoon, take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Then, drive back to the hotel in Cusco City, end of the service.

Note on Trek

The Ancascocha Trek 4 days to Machu Picchu involves 53 km of distance in 3 days, about 16km to 18 km hiking per day, to achieve this traverse we encourage trekkers to engage in regular cardio exercises and hikes to build stamina and physical endurance; likewise arriving in Cusco a few days before the trek to acclimate to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

What to expect

  • Early pick-up from hotels.
  • Private transportation to the destination locations.
  • Every day fresh meals are made in the mountains.
  • Trekking crew to support on the trip.
  • Suitable camping equipment for overnight.
  • Everyday water for filling up your canteens.
  • Additional horse for emergency.
  • All entrance tickets included on the trip
  • Expedition train tickets round trip
  • Personal trekking guide, from the beginning to the end

Degree of difficulty

Ancascocha trek is rated as a challenging or advanced hike, considering the high altitudes, length of walking, and 6 strenuous summits difficulty; it is suggested to have a multi-day trekking experience hiking at altitude terrain and acclimatizes at least two days before the trekking. This trekking experience can be done year-round. However, you will have a better experience during the dry season. (March – November)

Why you should go with us

  • Kuntur Peru Travel is a fully locally owned tour operator and certified travel company with all licenses to operate Inca trail tours and alternative treks.
  • Experience is the key! Long tracking record tour guides, graduated from the university and recognized institutes of Cusco city.
  • We deliver our tour services with safety standards, ethics, and responsibility; we rely on the opinions of our travelers.
  • Book and travel! Your trip is confirmed once booking the tour service; we don’t transfer the service to other tour groups. So that you book with us, you go with us.
  • Quality of services is our motto, so we provide both as small groups, no more than 8 pp., and private tour services.
  • No hidden charges! You pay the cost of your trip with all services included as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Tailor-made tours and customizable experiences to the needs of our travelers.
  • Our guides are natives of Cusco city, fluent English speaking, friendly, and great storytellers.
  • Our management center is located in Cusco city. Therefore, we have everything in control nearby.

Travel with us and experience a truly astounding experience in the Peruvian Andes. We work with experienced tour guides, and we carry suitable camping gear for all our hiking adventures.


The following itinerary has been designed according to technical criteria based on the experiences of expert trekking guides who have hiked the 4 Days Ancascocha Trail to Machu Picchu, the timings are average to a regular trekker under favorable conditions. However, this may vary depending on physical preparation, health, age, weather conditions during the hike, and the number of participants in the group. In addition, lunch spots and campsites may change consequently to adapt to the circumstances and needs of the group.

Day 1 Cusco – Soqma – Qorimarca – Kuychicasa pass – Chancachuco Valley

The expedition to Machu Picchu throughout the Ancascocha trail begins from Cusco or Urubamba Valley. We will pick you up from your hotel and embark on a 1.5-hour drive to Soqma at 3,000 m (9,842 ft.), an isolated community in the middle of the mountains. After breakfast in Soqma, we will go further into the community through small farms; it will take us about one and a half hours to reach Perolniyoc waterfall, a hidden but impressive site where we will get the chance to cool off with the water breezes, following the trail uphill for one more hour we will find Qorimarca, an Inca site built on the hilltop a strategic place with breathtaking vistas overlooking Soqma community, the perfect place for a break to take photos while hearing the Incan stories from your trekking guide. After a short tour around the site, we will continue to the first campsite at Rayanniyoc at 3,700 m (12,139 ft.), where we will find our tents already set up on the camp. Spend the rest of the evening indulging in the serenity of nature at Rayanniyoc, surrounded by mountains and the Soqma Valley. Later in the evening, we will enjoy our dinner under a starry sky and beautiful constellations.

  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • iconos de trekking
  • iconos de aventura
    Duration of hike
    6 hrs. approx.
  • iconos de aventura
    Hiking Distance
    10 km / 6.1 miles.
  • iconos de aventura
    Camp elevation
    3,000 m. / 9,842 ft.
  • iconos de aventura
    Highest elevation
    3,700 m. / 12,139 ft.

Day 2 Chancachuco – Ancascocha – Huayanay pass – Qesca Valley – Paucar Cancha.

Our second day of adventure in the mountains starts with a cup of freshly brewed tea to wake you up in your tent. After breakfast, we will catch the trail uphill to Kuychicassa Pass, a two-hour hike through a highland landscape and Andean grassland that will take us 4,500 m. (14,764 ft.) to Kuychiccasa pass, the second highest point on the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu, at 4,500 m / 14,764 ft. This part of the Ancascocha trek is quite demanding because of the altitude, but it’s worth it because of the breathtaking views we get, the Sacred Valley and its steep mountain peaks; Chancachuco Valley and its views of the Veronica snow-capped Mountain (5,682m /18,642ft) at the other site, we continue on our hike downhill for lunch at 4,350m / 14272ft. In the afternoon, the hike continues around the mountainside and downhill to Ancascocha Community at 3,900m / 12,795ft. We will hike through the valley towards our campsite, alongside the Ancascocha lagoon, surrounded by high mountain peaks.

  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • iconos de trekking
    Demanding to Challenging
  • iconos de aventura
    Duration of hike
    8 hours approx.
  • iconos de aventura
    Hiking Distance
    13km / 8 miles.
  • iconos de aventura
    Camp elevation
    3,900 m / 12,795 ft.
  • iconos de aventura
    Highest elevation
    4,500 m / 14,764 ft.

Day 3 Paucarcancha – Pisca cuchu (km 82) – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu town

Today’s adventure is shorter than the last three days on the trail, as you will have 5 hours hiking the opposite way to those trekking the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Today’s highlight is Llactapata, a hidden citadel in the middle of the mountains; further ahead, get the chance to witness Canabamba, the last archaeological site we will see today. After one more hour of hiking, we will get to Piscacucho, the trailhead of the Inca Trail, but to us, our lunch place. In the afternoon, we will take our private transportation to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train, which will take you to Aguas Calientes town 2,040 m /6,693 ft. The train ride is a fantastic experience, as you will witness the change of vegetation descending to the Andean cloud forest. Aguas Calientes town is the gateway to Machu Picchu citadel. Tonight, you will stay in a 3* hotel room, explore the town, or enjoy the hot springs while waiting for our last dinner at a restaurant in town.

  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • iconos de trekking
  • iconos de aventura
    Duration of hike
    6 hrs. approx.
  • iconos de aventura
    Hiking Distance
    10 km / 6.2 miles.
  • iconos de aventura
    Camp elevation
    3* hotel Machu Picchu.
  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
    2,040 m / 6,693 ft.

Day 4 Discovering Machu Picchu Citadel – back to Cusco

Today will be the biggest day of our adventure, as we will reveal the mysteries of Machu Picchu citadel. After breakfast at your hotel, your trekking guide will pick you up to embark on the bus to Machu Picchu citadel. Your guide will bring you up to the terraces, from where you will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu citadel; after taking your photos, start with brief information about the citadel, then your guide will take you to explore two hours of a guided tour, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town, here you will have enough time for lunch and shopping if you wish, as you will be taking the train in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, catch the train to Ollantaytambo station, where our representative will meet you on arrival and get back to Cusco on private transportation to your hotel in Cusco. Please, note if you purchased the admission ticket to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain our guide will take you to the respective entrance.

  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
  • iconos de trekking
  • iconos de aventura
    Duration of hike
    2 Hrs.
  • iconos de aventura
    Hiking Distance
  • iconos de aventura
    Camp elevation
    2,400 m /7,874 ft.
  • iconos de aventura
    Meals Included
    Train & Bus


The 4 days Ancascocha trek Includes


  • Private Transportation to the trailhead.
  • Transportation from Km 82 to Ollantaytambo.
  • Round trip Expedition train service to Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu citadel.
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.


  • 2 Nights camping outdoors.
  • 3* hotel lodging at Machu Picchu town.


  • 3 Days Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Every day water to fill up your bottles.
  • Dinner at Machu Picchu town.
  • Everyday snack.

All entrance fees for the trip

  • Ancascocha trek permits.
  • Inca Trail Permits.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees.

Camping Equipment

  • 4-man sleeping tent for two people.
  • Foam mattress.
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent.
  • Packable table and sits.
  • Duffle back to carry 7kg of extra clothing.
  • All kitchen items for the trip.

Trekking crew menbers

  • English-speaking trekking Guide.
  • Trekking Chef.
  • Muleteers
  • Pack of mules (to carry the camping equipment)

Extras & Safety mesures

  • Additional horse for emergency.
  • Small oxygen bottle.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Additional Pillow.
  • Extra blanket.

The trek does not include

  • Trekking poles for rent
  • Sleeping bags for rent
  • Inflatable mattress for rent
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain additional activity to upgrade
  • Machu Picchu Mountain additional activity to upgrade
  • Last Lunch at Aguas Calientes town.
  • Any personal expenses.


The pricing below is subject to a new Peruvian law governing the employment of muleteers and trekking crew during the hiking trip. These changes are expected to substantially raise the cost of operating the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu for all accredited tour companies.

$870.00 per person Price based on 8 ppl in the group

  • Price for 2 trekkers: 1150.00 USD per person
  • Price for 3-4 trekkers: 1050 USD per person
  • Price for 5-6 trekkers: 970 USD per person
  • Price for 7-8 trekkers: 870 USD per person


Students have benefits traveling in Peru! Museums, tourist tickets, archaeological sites, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, and more. Get discounts by presenting your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Students under 17 years old and children do not need the ISIC to apply for a discount. Please, email us with a copy of the ISIC and passport at the time of booking for a trek or tour to We are glad to help you.

  • Student discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$30.00
  • Students from 12 to 17 years, a discount of US$ 30.00
  • Children from 5 to 12 years, a discount of US$ 30.00


Good offer! The prices of items set in the following list are adjusted for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 5 days. However, for a group booking 8+ hikers, we will consider a discount on the price of an item or a free walking tour in Cusco City. Trekking poles are of utmost use for hiking, as they save your energy while walking in the mountains. Their appropriate use prevents slides on gravel trails or wet terrains. Furthermore, they keep the body’s balance going downhill. Sleeping bag: Three-season backpacking sleeping bags for camping outdoors, comfortable for cold weather, down to -10°C / 18°F Foam mattresses are included as part of the price of each tour service; on routes other than the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we overnight at flatted enough camping spots. However, it doesn’t guarantee you comfort while sleeping; for that reason, we strongly recommend you bring or rent an additional air sleeping pad.

  • Set of pro trekking poles – US$25.00 available to rent
  • Sleeping bag – US$30.00 available to rent
  • Inflatable mattress  – US$ 30.00 available to rent
  • Single Tent – US$50.00 available to rent
  • Foam mattress – included in the tour service


The Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains are additional hikes within the Machu Picchu citadel; these admission tickets are subject to availability, as they are usually sold out quickly.

  • Huaynapicchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.

Back and forth Expedition train service is included on the Ancascocha trek, we go to board the train at Ollantaytambo train station, usually in the afternoon. Peru rail train services and rates are subject to its schedules and availability; if the train ride ends at Ollantaytambo or any other train station, we will be there waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. All our services end once you are at your accommodation in Cusco City. Train upgrade to Vistadome service one way (Departing from Aguas Calientes town)

  • Vistadome Train service (one-way trip): USD 75.00 additional per person
  • 4 Stars Hotel at Macchu Picchu town: USD 70.00 additional per person
  • Cusco City tour: USD 150 per group (2 – 6), if booked together with this tour
  • Sacred Valley tour: USD 240 per group (2 – 6), if booked together with this tour

Groups booking

GO ON GROUP SERVICE: From USD 850.00 per person. 8+ up to 12 participants in the group. Please note, booking in advance. We reward your preference! More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as walking tours in Cusco City, discounts on items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at


We care about the safety and satisfaction of our adventurers during the trekking tours, Kuntur Peru provides the best quality items for outdoor adventures, igloo-type tents resistant to snow and heavy rain are perfect for camping in the mountains, branded inflatable mattresses and trekking poles, first aid kid and oxygen bottle to prevent high altitude sickness. Safety is our main priority in every trekking activity.

  • Thermarest inflatable mattresses are 1.5 inches thick.
  • Four-season tent (Eureka K-2 tx) for two people.
  • Adjustable Black Diamond, Leky, or Branded Trekking Poles.
  • Expeditions train service. Standard windows at the sides and ceiling, additional front table.
  • Vistadome train service. With panoramic windows and ceilings, snack service, and a dance show on board
  • We provide 3* hotel rooms in Machu Picchu town if you want a private bedroom, select a single accommodation when booking for an additional cost.

Trip Info

Weather on trek
Hiking through the Ancascocha trek is a very high-altitude activity, therefore, the weather may be cold and unpredictable. The nights on this trek are usually around 14 F. / -10 C. In the early mornings of the dry season, during the day, it can get quite warm if the sun is out, anywhere from 60-75F/15-24C. Keep in mind that if the weather is rainy or cloudy, it will be windy and colder, and it may change instantaneously, particularly when going up at the high-altitude passes; as with any high-altitude hike, you should bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and conditions as well as appropriate sun/rain protection.

Pre-departure notes
It is highly recommended to spend at least two days before any trekking activity acclimating to the altitude in the Andes; drinking enough water and avoiding heavy meals also help you to adapt quickly to the environment. Cusco is an Andean city located at 3,399 m. / 11,151 ft. We suggest doing short day tours in and around the city. It is imperative to attend the pre-trek briefing a day before the scheduled date of the trip, usually set at 17:00 hrs. See the itinerary instructions section of the tour and its details. For additional information, speak directly to your trekking guide.

Note on Itinerary
The current itinerary describes the exact way we offer our trekking tours. However, take note that occasionally turns beyond our control due to some circumstances, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, strikes, and others that may force us to deviate from our original plan, in which case, we will provide you the best alternative option available, so then you won’t miss the wonderful experience.

Note on Price
Please note. All our trekking tours, and the Inca trail tours, include a duffle bag, which means you can take additional clothing with your sleeping bag and mattress for the trek; these must be 7 kg/14 pounds max weight. All Inca trail trekking tours are run with a pack of a trekking team (our porters), who are appointed to carry all camping equipment during the hike; the number of porters in the group is according to the number of travelers booked for the tour; for more details see Inca Trail FAQs.

Camping accommodation on the trek is based on double occupancy per tent.
Accommodation in towns is at 3* hotels; Twin-bed room (matrimonial if requested), triple occupancy in case of families or friends; the single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.

Trip Payment Schedule
At the time of booking, you must be paid 30% of the total cost of the tour; this will allow us to make the corresponding reservation and purchase some tickets that may be sold out rapidly. A month before the departure date, the balance must be paid or upon your arrival in Cusco city, the 70% left of the final balance must be paid fully.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule

  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $130 per person
  • 61-90 days before departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days before departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.


Is hiking the Ancascocha trek worth it?



Thank you for your interest in having an adventure travel experience in Peru curated by Kuntur Peru. Please take a moment to complete our short form, so one our friendly Adventure Consultants could provide you all the information for your trip of a lifetime in Peru.

Our Pledge  |  Your privacy is respected and protected. The Kuntur Peru Company will never share, sell, or make public any of your personal contact information to third parties.

Personal Details

Trip Details

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
14 years and above
Below 14 years
6 + 5 =

Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 956 016 355 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

Payment methods

Terms and Conditions 
please see the policy linked at the bottom of our website in the footer. It is also available to read during the checkout


Please review our booking terms carefully. The minimum number of trekkers required for departure is 6 for the price quoted online. If the minimum is not met within 2 weeks of departure, Kunur Peru reserves the right to offer the 1-2 paid trekkers the option of 1) paying the difference to take a private trek, 2) transferring their payment to another trek with more trekkers booked, or 3) cancel the trek and provide a full refund. Please contact us for more information. At the time of booking only a deposit is charged. The trek deposit is required to secure your spot on a trek and is non-refundable. It is used to purchase non-refundable items such as train tickets, Machu Picchu entrance tickets, etc. The balance of the trek is due within 60 days of departure.

Cancellations: The initial deposit is non-refundable.
You may cancel your booking by notifying Kuntur Peru Travel or Agent used and the applicable cancellation fees shall be determined based on when the request is received by Kuntur Peru or Agent. (a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of the first Product to depart in relevant booking: 60% of the Product total shall be refunded to you (Inca Trail excepted where 25% of the Inca Trail product total shall be refunded to you). (b) Cancellation received 59-30 days before departure of first Product to depart in relevant booking: an amount equal to 25% of the total Product shall be refunded to you. (Inca Trail excepted where no refund is payable). (c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of the first Product to depart in the relevant booking: no refund shall be payable to you. Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any trek (including emergency evacuation coverage and high altitude hiking). We also suggest travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Kuntur Peru Travel is not responsible for losses incurred due to any travel interruption (ex: weather/natural phenomena, missed/delayed/canceled flight, acts of war/terrorism, strikes, pandemics/epidemics, site or trail closures, etc.), passport, visa, family emergency, or illness/medical issues. Please be advised that due to
COVID-19 pandemic
and any subsequent variants – there may be border closures, quarantine measures, changes in entry requirements, etc. We will do our best to change your trek to a different date if issues arise that are outside of our control on our end. Please note you may also be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure and potentially a vaccination card once vaccines are widely available. As these terms change we will alert travelers to the new regulations. For


  • Come across and feel safe exploring the 4-day Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu with us with suitable camping gear and experienced trekking guides.
  • Experience one of the least explored routes with Kuntur Peru Travel, a local and official tour operator.
  • Enjoy the natural and scenic beauty of the inter-Andean valleys and highland sceneries.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Incas, interpreted by our experienced tour guide, and explore the most stunning archeological sites throughout the journey.
  • The Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days is a unique experience; ideally for adventurers and history lovers, a pathway with astounding views and landscapes is flawless for photography.
  • Two nights camp outdoors surrounded by mountains and starry sky views and a night in Aguas Calientes town previous to the Machu Picchu tour.
  • Spot Andean wildlife in its natural habitat and diverse ecosystems. As well as Llamas and Alpacas wandering at the Inca sites.
  • More than a hike, the Ancascocha trek is a self-motivating adventure and a cultural experience connecting with nature.
  • Explore Machu Picchu citadel and get first-hand information from your trekking tour guides.

TRIP Checklist

Are you planning to go on the Ancascocha Trek 4-days? Then, you must bring a good trekking backpack. To ensure your comfort during the day hike, we highly recommend carrying a 25L capacity trekking daypack. Remember that larger backpacks are not allowed inside the Machu Picchu citadel. We understand that packing for a trek can be overwhelming, but worry not! We have prepared a basic list of essential items to bring along. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure


For the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu, we recommend bringing at most a 25L trekking daypack to carry your items for the daily hike; larger backpack capacity is not allowed to enter Machu Picchu citadel. Here is a basic list of essential items to carry in your daypack.

  • Valid Passport. Verify your passport won’t expire at the time of the trip.
  • Sunscreen with at least 35+ fps protection is highly recommended.
  • Sun hat. Prevents sunburn even on cloudy days.
  • Rain jacket. Weather in the mountains and valleys sometimes turns unpredictable, occasionally, we experience rain even in the dry season.
  • Raincoat
  • Extra water bottle. Stay hydrated! It prevents high-altitude sickness while hiking in the mountains.
  • Insect repellant
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Cameras, extra recharged batteries.
  • Personal small first-aid kid
  • Roll paper/ Toiletries
  • Personal Snacks
  • Torch or headlamp, and extra batteries
  • Power bank, there is no electricity on our adventures.
  • Trekking poles


We provide duffel bags to all hikers a day before the departure date. Please notice that the maximum weight allowed is 7 kg / 15 pounds. The sleeping bag and foam mattress combined weigh around 3 kg / 6.5 pounds, which means you have 4 kg left for your personal belongings and extra clothing. You will receive your duffel bag back at each campsite.

  • Sleeping back (available for rent)
  • Extra clothing (trekking pants)
  • At least 3 extra pairs of socks
  • Additional T-shirts at least 4
  • Thermal pant
  • Warm jacket
  • Extra wool socks
  • Small personal towel
  • Dry bag
  • Bathing suite
  • Sandals
  • Down jacket
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Warm clothes.
  • Sweater or flees

Trip Accommodation

Camping Equipment

Kuntur Peru guarantees comfort and safety in all our adventure trips, our camping equipment is the most suitable for overnight in the high Andean mountains.

Enjoy two nights in our exclusively designed camping route on the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu, you will spend the night in spacious four-season camping tents for two people, branded camping gear such as North Face, Black diamont, Eureka, and others; our trekking poles are lightweight aluminum material, adjustable and suitable for hiking in the mountains, sleeping pads Therma Rest trek and travel series; each of our hikers get additionally a foam mattress and small pillow to enjoy the overnights in tent.

Have the ultimate adventure experience with Kuntur Peru Travel. Trek with us, and live the adventure now!


Our adventure experiences, other than the Classic Inca Trail 4-day trek, include an overnight at Aguas Calientes town. You will spend one night there before visiting the Machu Picchu citadel, for which we have selected 3-star hotels of high quality and prestige as our standard accommodation for your stay. These hotels guarantee comfort and excellent service to all of our adventurers. However, if you prefer superior-quality hotels, please let us know, and we will make the necessary arrangements for our adventurers.

  • 3* Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotels & suites: standard room with private bath.
  • 4*hatun inti boutique: suite room with private bath.
  • 5* Machu Picchu Pueblo by Inca Terra: Superior
  • 3*
  • 4*
  • 5* Tambo Del Inca Urubamba: Superior room with private bath.
  • 3*Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel
  • 3* Los Portales Hotel
  • 4* Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Palacio del Inka by Libertador
  • 5* Monasterio Hotel by Belmond
  • 3*Pakarytampu Hotel
  • 4*Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection
  • 5* Rio Sagrado by Belmond
  • 3* Prisma hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 4* Jose Antonio Hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 5*Palacio Del Inca, luxury collection Hotel: Superior room with Private bath.



  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Meet our experienced local guides, English and Spanish speaking
  • Private transportation to all sites in and out of the Cusco city center.
  • Detailed guided tour in Qoricancha (the sun temple), about an hour of exploration.
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman, the megalithic constructions site
  • Guided tour at Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
  • 4 to 5 hours total tour, during which you’ll learn about the Origin and history of Incan culture.
  • Take advantage of taking photos at Inca sites, guides are also skillful at taking photos.
  • Door-to-door transportation service, unless you request drop-off at a specific point in the city.


  • Passport
  • Warm clothes. Cusco’s weather is cold and windy at evenings
  • Day pack / Tote bag
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Peruvian Soles in cash

Related tours