The Ancasqocha program, take us by impressive mountains of the southern Andes in Cusco.
Adventure specially prepared for people who love the nature, the Andean high places, by its quiet and mainly by the contact with the Quechua speaking inhabitants who even keep many Inka customs. This is one of the intact routes, that in a comparison with the famous Inka trail to Machupicchu is not frequented by travelers.
This hike is offered only by few companies, that gives advantage to find a well preserved landscapes which keeps its wild fauna and flora. Ancasqocha offers to visitors, Andean beautiful high Valleys, snow-covered picks such as: (Salkantay, Second High Mountain in Cusco 6.271m.a.s.l. Humantay, Huayanay and others), also colorful lakes such as (Salkantay, Ancashqocha and others) are seen. In this adventure we can see Original Inka trails missed in to the mountains and covered by the passing of time, this trail formerly connected to Limatambo Mollepata, Machupicchu, Choquekirao, Tumibamba and Chinchaysuyo regions. Condors can be seen in this hike, which usually near by the knot of Vilcanota, also otherAndean birds and animals such as: the Andean foxes, deer, and more.
DAY 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA
Early morning we leave Cusco, passing by Izcuchaca and Limatambo local villages, after 3 hours we arrive to Mollepata. And after a quick breakfast we’ll start our walk until Sayllapata where we can stop for lunch and a brief rest, then we continue between green and beautiful landscapes until Soraypampa place where we will spend the first night.
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - CHACHANIQASA
Soon after breakfast, we start the long hike with mules and safety horses. From this place we’ll walk by four hours approximately towards the high step way. Taking the right flank of the valley we will arrive at Inkachiriaska pass at 5050m.a.s.l.. From this point we can overview the amazing landscapes of the area, such as the closely impetuous snow-capped Salkantay known as the sacred mountain since ancient times. Passing this place we will descend to Toqtoqasa by an easy downhill trail. Then we continue by narrow and straw covered trail. This takes approximately four hours to the camp site at 3900m.a.s.l.
DAY 3: CHACHANIQASA - OCCORURO
After an early breakfast we will reinitiate our long and beautiful walk, appreciating the beautiful landscapes on this part of the hike. This part of the trail offers us all its beauty, which can only be seen in the southern Peruvian Andes. The journey is about 7 hours walk. On the trail we will observe the flight of the condor, eagles and many Andean animals. Our camp site is really quiet and cozy, surrounded by landscapes of dream at 3600m.asl.
DAY 4: OCCORURO - ANCASQOCHA.
In the morning of this day we can pass by a nice reddish sandy mountain called Accoqasa. To get to this point is needed approximately 3 hours of good energy. From the top with help of binocular we will appreciate the famous Inka trail which leads to Machupicchu. We also see the Salkantay, Humantay, and Huayanay mountains and far on the way we can observe Huakaywillka (Sacred Tears).
On the way we can see a small archaeological site called Inka-raqay. Closer to this we can take a brief stop, beautiful landscape, small lakes which shelters tipical birds of this region such as huallatas, ducks and many others which migrate from different places are seen in this highland. After lunch we walk by an easy trail until Ancasqocha Lagoon at 3700m.a.s.l. where our tents will be fixed.
DAY 5: ANCASQOCHA - CHILLKA.
After a nutritious breakfast we will just walk down hill for approximately 5 hours in order to arrive in Chillka, where our trail ends. But before this we will pass by small villages observing Andean valleys with its typical vegetation, trees such as chachacoma, qewña, some orchids, begonias, and bromeliads that adorns the landscape. At the end of the hike we will have our lunch. Then we return to Cusco arriving in the afternoon. From this site there is the possibility to take an extension to Machupicchu by an additional cost.
GROUP SIZE : Typical group size 04-10
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