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Viking Expedition specializes in trekking, adventure tours and expeditions in South America.

We have our Scandinavian staff living permanently in Lima and Cusco, Peru, Quito, Ecuador and in Torres del Paine, Chile.

Apart from the tours described on this site, we can custom make any tour, trek or expedition you want.alternate path and routes to the great Inca ruins.

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    Ancascocha – Machu Picchu

    Ancascocha – Machu Picchu



    860 USD

    The Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes is a remarkable trail that remains off the beaten path. It is listed as one of National Geographic’s 20 dream hikes on their World Best Hikes list. The trek wanders through traditional villages like Chillipahua and its namesake Ancashcocha (3.700 m / 12.136 ft). Along the way, it humps over big passes, including the high point at the Huayanay Pass (4.550 m / 14.925 ft), and takes in views of towering 6.266 m / 20.551 ft) Apu Salkantay.

    Special Attrations on this Trekking Tour

    Highest Elevation: 3.190 m / 10.890 ft

    Lowest Elevation: 1.873 m / 3.290 ft

    Distance to walk: 25 km / 32 miles

    Level of Difficulty: ▮▮▮▯▯ Medium

    Area: Dry Mountain, Water & Cityscape


    Before you embark on your great adventure, we prepare you with a meeting before the trip, where it’s possible to answer all your remaining questions.


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      Overview of the days

      Here you can get an overview of each day on your tour. With each day follows a facts and info area that give some information of heights, difficulty and further information on each of the single days.

      Day  1:    CUSCO – SOQMA – RAYAN

      We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive 1 hour and half to Soqma (3.205 m / 10.512 ft). This is the trail head of our Ancascocha Trek and where we meet the wranglers and horses  that will join us during the hike.

      We begin the hike with an hour walk to the Perolniyoc waterfall  look out. This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snack. The waterfall that you will see at this location is breath taking! Then we will  hike a further 35 minutes until we visit the Inca site of the same name, where we are goin to have guiding tour . This will be our lunch spot.

      Meals Included:       middag, aften, snack

      Highest Elevation: 3.205 m / 10.512 ft

      Lowest Elevation: 3.205 m / 10.512 ft

      Distance to walk: 8 km /5 miles

      Approximate walking time: 4 to 5 hours

      Level of Difficulty: ▮▮▮▯▯ Medium

      Area: Dry Mountain

      Special Attractions in the Area:

      Special Attraction 1

      Day  2:    Rayan – Ancascocha

      We depart camp at about 6:30 AM for a 4 hour uphill trek with incredible views of the “nevadas”/snow-capped peaks, llamas, valleys, and if we are lucky, a passing condor – the largest bird in the Andes with a wing-span of up to 10 feet across. Here we reach the Kuychicassa pass (4.450 m / 14.596 ft) where we take a break and soak in the magnificent views of the Chancachuco Valley on one side of the pass and the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the other side.

      Then we start our descent and hike for another hour until we reach the location where we will take our lunch break.

      After lunch we ascend for 30 min by way of a narrow trail following a stream with beautiful views of Mt. Veronica (5.822 m / 19.100 ft).

      This is followed by a 4 hour walk downhill to reach the small community of Ancascocha (3.700 m / 12.136 ft), our campsite for the evening, in a small, gorgeous wooded valley with a stream running through it.

      Meals Included:       middag, aften, snack

      Highest Elevation: 4.450 m / 15.250 ft

      Campsite Elevation: 3.700 m / 12.136 ft

      Distance to walk: 16 km / 10 miles

      Approximate walking time: 8 to 10 hours

      Level of Difficulty: ▮▮▮▮▯ Demanding

      Day  3:    Ancascocha – Huayanay pass – Muyu Muyu community

      Views of a nearby glacier and well preserved Inca remains are the highlight of this day. After a hearty breakfast we are ready for this challenging day. Ascending towards the Huayanay Pass (4.650 m / 15..298 ft) for 4 hours, the highest point of our Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu, which is a steep zigzag trail uphill, we find an original cobblestone paved Inca trail. On the way, we see the beautiful waterfall that feeds into the Ancascocha lake

      After this stunning view, we descend for 45 minutes until the Inca site of Incarajay. We will have lunch here.

      At this point we will embark on a 3-½ hour descent into greener vegetation. During this stretch of the trek we will have views of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu appear in the distance, and fascinating views of the communities of the Qésqua valley. Then we’ll reach our campsite in the Muyu Muyu community (3.850 m / 12.628 ft).

      Meals Included:       middag, aften, snack

      Highest Elevation: 4.650 m / 15.298 ft

      Campsite Elevation: 3.850 m / 12.628 ft

      Distance to walk: 13 km / 7 miles

      Approximate walking time: 8 to 9 hours

      Level of Difficulty: ▮▮▮▮▯ Demanding

      Area: Dry Mountain

      Day  4:    Muyu Muyu – Paucarcancha – Kilometer 82 – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

      From Muyu Muyu we will descend for 2 hours until the Inca site of Paucarcancha. We will have a comprehensive tour of the site.

      After the tour we will hike downhill for 5 hours until we reach Km 82, which is the start of the classic Inca trail. Along the way we will be able to see the Inca site of Llactapata. This is the first site on the Classic Inca Trail.   Our chef will make us a delicious lunch at Kilometer 82.

      After lunch we will be picked up by private van at Km 82 and transported to Ollantaytambo (2.792 m / 9.158 ft) where we will catch the  train to Aguas Calientes.

      When you reach Aguas Calientes you will check in to your hotel room. The natural hot springs in town are a great place to relax if there is time before dinner. Dinner will be at Indio Feliz.

      Meals Included:       middag, aften, snack

      Highest Elevation: 3.850 m / 12.628 ft

      Lowest Elevation: 2.792 m / 9.158 ft

      Distance to walk: 12 km / 7 ½ miles

      Approximate walking time: 7 hours

      Level of Difficulty: ▮▯▯▯▯ Easy

      Day  5:    Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

      You will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30 am) along the winding road to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2 hour walking tour of the site.

      If you have elected to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Huayna Picchu is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.

      When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.

      Meals Included:       

      Highest Elevation: 2.440 m / 8.052 ft

      Lowest Elevation: 2.040 m / 6.691 ft

      Level of Difficulty: ▮▮▮▯▯ Medium


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