SALKANTAY TREK clasic of 4 DAYS

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA

We leave Cusco very early, passing villages like Izcuchaca and Limatambo and then after 3 hours we arrive in Mollepata. After a light breakfast we start our long but slow walk till the sector of Silca where the lunch is waiting for us. After a short break we continue our walk in beautiful landscapes till Soraypampa, where we spend our first night.

DAY 02 : SORAYPAMPA - CHALLWAY

Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

AY 03 : CHALLWAY - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

Around 5:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. salcantay pass river crossingIf we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks'. Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a local bus to drive us to the hydroelectric train station. At around 1:30p.m., we will have our lunch at the hydroelectric. At 3:20p.m., we will take a train from the hydroelectric to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. We will have dinner at 7:00p.m. and accommodation at the hotel or hostel of your choice.

DAY 04: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

This day we go by bus or walking to Machupicchu where our guide tells us in three hours about the times and history of Incas, when we have the opportunity to appreciate Machupicchu in all its splendor. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take a train. Then, in Ollantaytambo we change to a bus which takes us to Cusco.  

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Mollepata or Cruzpata (starting point of the trail).
  • Reliable, knowledgeable, and friendly guides (English and Spanish)
  • Meals are full board.  Including:  3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners served with drinks.
  • Coca tea in your tent to wake you up every morning, fruit, pancakes, cookies, popcorn peaches.
  • Clean quality equipment, 4 people dome iglu tent only for 2 people, lots of space for your personal stuff.
  • Tents, cooking gear, dinning utensils, food supplies.
  • Thick, comfy sleeping mats provided for free.
  • Cooking Tent
  • Pack mules for the company equipment & your personal stuff.
  • Mules for emergencies.
  • Horsemen ( 1 for 3 mules )
  • Accommodation and food for our guides, cook, porter and horsemen.
  • Guided tour in all archeological sites & Machu Picchu.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes /boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Accommodation in Hotel/hostal in Double Basis Room
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu.
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu.


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • First breakfast & last lunch.
  • Entrance fee to hot springs. (10 soles)
  • Sleeping bag. you can rent it USD $ 5.00 per day
  • Mules on the 4th and 5th day (on the 4th day you have to carry your luggage from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes).
  • Train ticket from “Hidroelectrica” to Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

    NOTE: The train company which operates the train to Machu Picchu has recently raised the train ticket prices to Machu Picchu. Because of the increase in price of the train tickets we can only guarantee the prices which include train tickets listed on our website when the tour is booked two months in advance. If you do not book at least two months in advance then the price listed on the website will only cover 45.00USD for the train ticket per person and there will be an extra charge for the additional amount of the train ticket.

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