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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

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dESCRIPTION:

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous hiking in the world being among the 25 best hiking options.
For tourist who could not book spots to Inca Trail or for those people who are looking for a different way and less crowded to visit Machupicchu, this is for sure the best option.
The alternative trek Salkantay is really fascinating for those who loves hiking and nature, during the 4 days you will have the opportunity of visiting amply the Cusqueñian landscape from snowcapped mountains through beautiful streams, waterfalls and lagoons until the imposing Machupicchu.
It is named like this because during the path we will have the opportunity to reach the Salkantay pass (4600 m.a.s.l). Cusco`s Tutelary mountain located at 6220 m.a.s.l.

FIRST DAY: CUSCO-MOLLEPATA-CRUZPATA-SORAYPAMPA.

The first day we pick you up from your hotel at 4:30am to drive for 3 hours until Mollepata town where we will meet with muleteers and horses, also we will have breakfast here. Then we will drive 30 minutes more until arriving the hiking point Cruzpata.
This day not will be so hard because most of the route will be on flat surface, during the first 3 hours you will observe unique Peruvian Andean landscapes, high snow capped mountains, streams and dwarf forests of the sierra, after lunch and resting time we will continue hiking 2 more hours until arriving to our first campsite Soraypampa. (15:00 pm).This day tourists will be able to go to Umantay Lake, turquoise lagoon, surrounded with an imposing snow capped mountain that will make you feel you are in a magic
Hiking distance:16 Km / 10 miles (6-7- hours).
Campsite altitude:3900 meters above sea level.
Feeding: lunch and dinner.
Considered: not so hard, training day.
Area: Sierra and puna.
Weather: cold and windy.

SECOND DAY: SORAYPAMPA- ABRA SALKANTAY -CHAULLAY.

In the morning your hiking crew will wake you up early with a hot drink, served to you at your tent. This will be the longest and hardest day, we will uphill 4 hours where we will see amazing mountains; flora and fauna until arriving to the Salkantay pass (4600 m.a.s.l).Where we will have a guided tour about andean worldview currently and at Inca’s time, we will have lunch and resting time. We will continue hiking 4 more hours downhill, through beautiful streams and high jungle landscapes until arriving to our second campsite Chaullay.
Hiking distance: 22 Km / 13.75 miles (8-9- hours).
Campsite altitude: 2870 meters above sea level.
Feeding: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Considered: so hard, challenging.
Area: Sierra and high jungle.
Weather: cold and warm.

THIRD DAY: CHAULLAY-HIDROELECTRICA-AGUAS CALIENTES.

After a delicious and nutritive breakfast, we will begin hiking. During the first part of the route we will be able to observe different kinds of plants such as: bromeliads, orchids and ferns. The path will be intercalated between flat surfaces, ups and downs until arriving Playa Sahuayaku town where a car will be waiting to take us 2 hours to the town of Hidroelectrica, where we will have lunch and resting. Then we will continue hiking 3 hours next to the train railway until arriving to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in an accommodation.
Hiking distance: 27 Km / 66.85 miles (7-8- hours).
Campsite altitude: 1550 meters above sea level.
Feeding: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Considered: 14 km will be transported by car.
Area: yunga and high jungle.
Weather: warm.

FOURTH DAY: AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO.

This day will be for sure the most fascinating for you, because you will see Machupicchu in all its glory from dawn. We get up at 5:00 am and after our breakfast we will go to the bus station for boarding the first bus that leaving at 5:30 am to be in Machupicchu at 6:00 am. Inside Machupicchu we will have 2 hours guided tour where you will visit the most remarkable places such as: el torreón semicircular, el templo de las tres ventanas, el intihuatana, el templo del cóndor, la sala de los morteros y el baño del inca. Then you will have free time to explore Machupicchu by your own or descend to Aguas calientes (Lunch in not included). In the afternoon you will board the train from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo, place from where you will be transported by touristic bus to Cusco.
Estimated arrival to Cusco (20:00 pm)

INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure briefing one day before to start hiking in your hotel (19:00 pm).
  • Pick up: hotel-Mollepata(starting point).
  • Entry to Salkantay.
  • Professional and bilingual tour leader.
  • Horses (to carry equipment and groceries of the company) and cook. Horses will carry only 5 kilograms of your personal stuff.
  • 02 nights in tents (02 persons by tent), dining tent, kitchen tent. and 01 night of accomodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Pad.
  • 03 breakfast, 03 lunches, 03 dinners.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • Entry to Machupicchu.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas calientes- Machu picchu. Aguas calientes and Transfer from Ollantaytambo – Cusco (main square of Cusco city).
  • Train ticket from Aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo.

NOT INCLUDED

  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch.
  • Snacks.
  • Canopy (USD.30.00).
  • Entry to thermal baths.
  • The horses will carry only 5 kilograms of your personal stuff , the rest will be carry by yourself
  • Sleeping bag.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Backpack between 20 y 30 liters (a backpack with chest and waist strap, this will help to distribute the weight and having side pockets for small items).
  • Backpack waterproof layer
  • Loose pants and better long
  • Feather coat and waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves and skullcap.
  • Trekking shoes with thick orm.
  • Micro fiber or wool socks.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Sunscream and glasses.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Purifiying pills.
  • Personal higiene items.
  • Torch with replacement battery.
  • Camera.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra Money to tipping guides, cookers and porters.

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