Named after a tiny but beautifully located community in the Cordillera Vilcabamba’s remote eastern fringe, this is a little-known trek, but worthy addition to the growing list of alternative treks to the Classic Inca Trail trek. It starts in the village of Soqma. Crossing two high passes including Huayanay pass (4,650 m/ 15,298 ft. highest point). It offers amazing views of some of the region’s best-known snow peaks, Salkantay and La Veronica. An added bonus is the magnificent Huayanay glacier which towers above a landscape laced with icy lakes and cascades. Along with the natural attractions you’ll pass interesting Inca ruins, sections of Inca Trails, red mountains and friendly local indigenous people. Ancascocha can easily be combined with the classic Inca Trail, Salkantay trek or the Moonstone trek. The Ancascocha trail finishes at several points: you can link up with the Salkantay trek at Salkantaypampa, you can link up with the Classic Inca Trail at Paucarcancha, KM 82 and continue to the magnificent and Mysterious city of Machu Picchu.
WHAT’S IN A NAME: Action Peru Treks? Action is a word we are all familiar with and probably use on a regular basis without too much thought! However, it is worth a look at the dictionary to understand what makes the word Action in our name special. ACTION: Doing things that require physical movement and energy; something done so as to accomplish a purpose; involved in the activities of a group and organization.