There are a great number of alternative treks to Machu Picchu and Ancascocha trail is our recommended trekking path for 2018. but the people reading this article will ask what is Ancascocha? so here is some info to answer this question: Ancascocha is the name of a small typical Andean village located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes in the proximity of the Sacred Valley. High up above this small village exists one of the most beautiful mountain Lakes called by the locals as Ancascocha Lake because it is location close by the community and the color of its water. This is the main reasons why local people call the ancient Inca Trail passing by this beautiful Lake as the Ancascocha Trail, which is a totally off the beaten path trekking route. But a great alternative trek to the popular Classic Inca Trail hike.
Ancascocha trek its a perfect combination of the most beautiful mountain scenery with sensational Andean valleys, snow-capped peaks, little visited Quechua villages , hidden Inca Trails and some impressive Inca sites. Hiking the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu you will also be able to experience high mountain passes of 15300 ft with breathtaking views of the well-known peaks as the Salkantay, Veronica and Huayanay. Ancascocha trail can be used as part of several trekking routes, depending on the level of fitness and time availability of the trekkers. Top Peru Trips has designed 4 trekking itineraries as the best travelers choices to be done in 4 day and 5 days, which you should have a look at the link: Alternative Machupicchu treks. Any of the Ancascocha hiking trails will allow travelers to encounter very well preserved landscapes away from the regular tourist masses and can be link up with the Classic Inca Trail hike, Salkantay trek or Inca Quarry trek, depending on the point you want to start and finish your Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu.
This beautiful 5 day Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu is just one of the numerous alternative treks existent in the region of Cusco, it is perhaps the lesser known route to hike in the Peruvian Andes mountains