Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

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Salkantay

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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  1. Group Service Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights.
  2. Scheduled departures, please contact us.

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa.

Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and go up to the town of Mollepata, the tour bus is approximately two and a half hours, from this point onwards we will begin our trek to Cruzpata, located at 3.100 meters above sea level. there we will appreciate colorful landscapes, variety of plants and animals, also be able to observe the grand canyon of the Apurimac, considered one of the most profound of Peru.

After lunch, we will continue our walk upwards in the direction to the town of Soraypampa located at 3.900 m.a.s.l. , in the journey we will observe some groups of houses and andean inhabitants going about their daily chores, also we will observe the Nevado Humantay (5.902 m.a.s.l. ). After a few hours of walking we will arrive to Soraypampa (3.900 m.a.s.l. ), a place of our first camp.

  1. Time by bus: 4 hours approximately.
  2. Time to walk: 6-7 hours.
  3. First night: camp.
  4. Meals: Lunch, dinner, mate coca.
  5. Weather: cold.

Day 02: Soraypampa – Challway.

This day will be one of the most satisfactory of the tour, since we will walk a plain not very extensive called ´´Salkantay pampa´´, until reach the highest point of the journey “Salkantay”, at an altitude of 4.600 m.a.s.l. , here we will observe the imposing Snow-capped mountain of the ancient Inca deity.

Then we will continue our trip this time in descending form to coming to our second camp in Challway.

  1. Walk time: 7 - 8 hours.
  2. Second night: camp.
  3. Meals : breakfast, lunch, Dinner, mate of coca.
  4. Climate of the area: cold and warm(hot) (Eyebrow of forest).

Day 03: Challway – Wiñaypoco – La Playa.

Full vegetation, the eyebrow of the jungle. During this tour we will have the opportunity to see beautiful natural formations that crosses the river Santa Teresa. It is worth noting that the climate of this area is essential for the adaptation of some plants such as orchids, for many, these plants are classified as the most beautiful in the planet.

After a few hours of walking we will reach our third camp in the town known as La Playa located at 2,100 meters above sea level.

  1. Walk time: 6 - 7hours.
  2. Third night: camp.
  3. Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner, mate of coca.
  4. Climate of the area: warm (hot) during the day.

Day 04: La Playa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes pueblo.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will continue our walk along part of the eyebrow of the jungle; during the tour we will see coca and coffee plantations, and some villagers from the area doing their daily chores.

After lunch, we will continue our walk to “La Hidroelectrica”, from this point; we will go on our journey along the railway to the town of Aguas calientes.

  1. Walk time: 6 - 7hours.
  2. Fourth: lodging.
  3. Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner, mate of coca.
  4. Climate of the area: warm(hot) during the day.

Day 05: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

After breakfast at hotel, we will go by bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu to take the tour. The guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours, following this guidance you will have some free time to explore the city on your own.

In Machu Picchu we will visit all the sectors that this city has, the agricultural sector, full of platforms and barns from the Inca time, also visit the religious sector and its various temples dedicated to their deities more important, and the urban sector, with its countless enclosures Incas.

After an extensive tour in the city of Machu Picchu, we'll come back to the town of Aguas calientes where we will have our respective lunch, and in the afternoon we will board the train back to the city of Cusco..

  1. Meals: breakfast (hotel), lunch (optional).

Incluye

  1. Pre-departure briefing.
  2. Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to Soraypampa tents.
  3. Professional tour guide (spanish and english).
  4. Chef and cooking equipment.
  5. Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3.
  6. 1 emergency horse.
  7. Meals (04B, 04L, 03D ). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  8. First-aid kit.
  9. Train ticket from the Hydroelectric power plant to Aguas Calientes (day 4)
  10. MachuPicchu entrance fee.
  11. RT Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – MachuPicchu – Aguas Calientes (day 5).
  12. Backpacker train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  13. Transfer train station-hotel.

No Incluye

  1. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or MachuPicchu.
  2. Dinner on day 4, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day.
  3. Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
  4. Tips.
  5. IGV Tax.
  6. Other services not mentioned in the program.
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