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Salkantay – Sta. Teresa to Machupicchu 5D/4N

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Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Service: Private & Shared
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Next Departures: * We can open a new group with a reservation of 2 people.

The Salkantay Mountain (6271 meters/20471 feet above sea level), part of the Vilcanota mountain range, was called “Apu” by the Incas and was worshipped as a deity of guidance and protection. Salkantay looks over a great part of the Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Vilcanota Mountains are the main starting point for trekking programs. The hole are is filled with majestic, natural landscapes and attractive Inca archaeological sites.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Sayllapata – Soyrococha.

We will pick you up in the morning from your selected hotel. We will leave by private transport to Mollepata, at 2800 m.a.s.l. We will have a beautiful scenic trip through Limatambo, and stops for panoramic views of the Apurimac valley, where we can have breakfast in a traditional restaurant. After that, we’ll drive for 1 hour until we get to the trailhead called Sayllapata (3200 m.a.s.l.), there we´ll meet our muleteers ant trek staff, after 2 and a half hours of hiking through the traditional Andean communities, like Cruzpata, Challacancha, until we get to Soraypampa (3750 m.a.s.l.), where we will have our lunch. Then after 4 hours we will arrive at our first campsite, which is in Soyrococha (4200 m.a.s.l.).

Lunch and dinner included.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3950 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
Distance Travelled 12 km approx

Day 2: Soyrococha – Huayraqmachay – Collpapampa

The second day we will ascend to the highest point of our trek, the Salkantay pass, at 4600 m.a.s.l. From this point we can appreciate the specieal views of the Salkantay mountain, a stunning snow capped mountain (6271 m.a.s.l.), 3 hours of walking with spectacular views of the Humantay and Huayanay mountains, and small lakes as we arrive at our lunch site in Huayraqmachay (3700 m.a.s.l.), then we´ll head down for 3 and a half hours until we reach our second campsite, Collpapampa (2600 m.a.s.l.).

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3950 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
Distance Travelled 12 km approx

Day 3: Collpapampa – Playa – Lucmabamba

On the third day, our group will walk for 4 hours, a downhill easy hike. We will walk into the high jungle niche called Ceja de Selva, where coffee, coca and fruit plantations can be observed. We will have time to bathe in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, and with luck see the Peruvian National bird, the cock of the rock. We stop in Playa (2250 m.a.s.l.) for lunch and then continue the hike to our Lucmabamba campsite.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2350 masl
Distance Travelled approx 15km

Day 4: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.

We will start our hike early in the morning, and make our way up to Llactapata, this being a small archaeological site, after a well-deserved rest, we start to descend towards the Hydro. Here we will have our lunch, and then we will walk for two and a half hours until we reach Aguas Calientes (2000 m.a.s.l.). Finally spend the night there in a nice hotel.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Hostal
Maximum Altitude: 2350 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2000 masl
Distance Travelled 12km approx

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.

Early walk or bus to the Machupicchu citadel, here we will have a guided tour and plenty of free time to explore the citadel. There is also an optional climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain, also known as the Moon Temple, or the Sun Gate. After that we take the bust down to Aguas Calientes in order to take the train back to Cusco, arrive and get taken back to our hotel.

Meals: B.

* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.

Included / Departures

Included

Private Serv. Shared Serv.
Transfer by bus from Cusco to Sayllapata yes yes
Machupicchu entrance fee yes yes
Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes yes not
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco Vistadome * Expeditions
Professional Guide (english speaking) yes yes
Cook  (In charge of meal preparation) yes yes
Muleteer and mules to carry tents, food and cooking equipment yes No
Emergency horse yes yes
Mules can carry your backpack for a maximum of: 10 kilos 7 kilos
Meals: 4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners yes yes
Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes Hotel Hostel
2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent yes yes
Matress (sleeping pad) Air foam
Dinning tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. yes yes
Tranfer from Train Station to Hotel yes yes

Not Included / aditionals

Service Price
Feather sleeping bag US$5 per day
Syntetic sleeping bag US$4 per day
Trekking poles rental US$5 per day
Single accommodation US$35
Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes US$20

 

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