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Salkantay Trek 4 days

Like the five-day tour, we visit the main attractions of the route, such as the Humantay Lagoon, the Salkantay mountain, with the difference that we shorten the visits to some towns and take a direct route to the town of Aguas Calientes to later visit Machupicchu . A highly recommended tour to do with friends, in which you can enjoy the adventure and contact with nature. We are dedicated to provide you with the best service, to take care of all the security and comfort details that the tour demands, just prepare to enjoy this adventure hike.

We must remember that the walk is demanding, it is recommended to have an acceptable physical state, we have group and private options, departures every day, we organize your trip so that you can better accommodate your itinerary.

Day 01: Cusco-Mollepata - Soraypampa.

4:00 a.m. We contact you at your hotel to join the group, will be conducted in private bus to the village of Mollepata which is located to 03hrs of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 2,800m.s.n.m., in the course of the road you will find beautiful Andean landscapes, towns such as Limatambo, panoramic views of the Apurimac valley, arriving at the place mentioned we will be waiting for the muleteers and staff that will accompany us in the development of the walk. Breakfast in the village of Mollepata. Then get ready to walk through the Andean communities like Cruzpata in whose interior’s farmers with Andean customs, fields of crops, grazing animals and, above all, the Andean geography emerging with its rivers of snow-capped mountains nearby. Finally, we will be arriving at the camp called Soraypampa (3.800 M.A.S.). Place where the temperature is low for being very close to the Nevado Humantay (5.217 M.A.S.), so you are recommended to take; good jacket and sleeping bag. (B, L, D).

Day 02: Soraypampa-Chaullay

6:00 a.m. Our carrier will rouse offering a coca tea in your store, so you can, organize your belongings and immediately go to the dining tent where a complimentary breakfast awaits you comforting as required by the walk; begin to walk by a steep ascent of approximately 3 hours we will reach the highest point, we will be able to watch in all its fullness the mountains Humantay and Salkantay, our path for this day will be in ascent until arriving at the open of Salkantay (4.650 M.A.S.), a place of intense cold. After a brief rest in the open, we look to the left side of the imposing Nevado Salkantay, Apu main of the trip. We took advantage of the enigmatic of the time to do the Inca ritual of the Apacheta made of stones and coca leaf. The reason for this ritual is to thank the spirit of the mountain have reached that point without inconvenience and request permission to continue with a smooth ride. After a short break to resume the descent toward the second campsite called Chaullay or Collpapampa (2.950 M.A.S.),in this route we will be able to appreciate the different types of vegetation in the altitudinal floors, the presence of animals such as the vizcacha, the majestic flight of the condor and many other things will make of this unforgettable day.

Day 03: Chaullay - Beach - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes.

After breakfast, we will begin this day with an unforgettable hike that will see the changes in the altitudinal floors of the landscape. We will descend from 2.950 meters above sea level up to 1.800 meters above sea level we will go from snowy mountains to the inter Andean landscapes with a variety of flora and fauna of this area, and we will begin to descend to the place called The Beach, where we can observe lush vegetation typical of high and low jungle as they are; different types of ferns, orchids, begonias, grasses, etc., birds of different sizes and colors, insects such as butterflies, mosquitoes and many more. We will have lunch and rest, then continue by bus to finally get to the Machupicchu hydroelectric plant; place where we will taste the last lunch. Immediately after, we will continue to train travel in space of 1 hour to the town of Aguas Calientes. Reaching accommodation and rest in the hotel as in agreed time, Dinner in a tourist restaurant, celebrating the have reached the goal.

Day 04: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Cusco

The walk starts at 05:00 to get to the 6:00 to the Archaeological Park, ascent in the middle of the vegetation with a duration of one hour. Finally we come to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, where our local guide will make a tour of the most important sectors of this beautiful Inca Sanctuary, visiting the most relevant parts of the Inca legacy, such as the religious sector, urban sector, the agricultural sector and the steps of a single texture. After 02 hours of guided, you will have free time to explore the citadel for the places not visited. In time you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, time for lunch. Then in the afternoon should be directed to the train station to take the that the return to Cusco. On arrival our mobility is waiting for your transfer to the hotel.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Private transport from Cusco to the village of Mollepata (starting point of the hike).
  • Complete camping equipment: Kitchen tent, dining tent, Flask (MAT).
  • First aid kit: Medicine cabinet, oxygen.
  • Carrier and horses to move the equipment of Camp.
  • Luggage per person 06 kilograms cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Local bus from the Playa to hydroelectric.
  • 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners (vegetarian option).
  • Snack and boiled water.
  • 01 bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Entrance to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Entrances to hot springs.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu.
  • Income to Hot spring.
  • Extra Horse.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Gratitude.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIKING

  • Backpack, rain Poncho, hiking shoes, warm clothes.
  • Flashlight and batteries, camera, hat.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent.
  • Water purification pills (optional).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Original passport, and entry form to the country.
  • Cash in soles and dollars.
  • Optional: walking sticks.
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