SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salcantay snowcapped mountain (6,264 meters) and three others over 6000 meters that you will appreciate while on the Salcantay tour. Salcantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Join us on this incredible Salcantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu. Please make your book early.

TIME: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – (B)=Breakfast ; (L)=Lunch ; (D)=Dinner

Day 01: CUSCO * MOLLEPATA * SORAYPAMPA (L)(D)
We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning; we will stop for last minute supplies, leg*stretching or to use the restrooms, before starting the Salkantay trek. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Day 02: SORAYPAMPA * CHALLWAY (B)(L)(D)
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 Salcantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salcantay. 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.

Day 03: CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA – SAHUAYACO (B)(L)(D)
Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 hours toward Playa SAHUAYACO and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpapampa, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit*bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here you will have your meals.

Day 04: SAHUAYACO – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC * AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)
After an early breakfast, we will head to the Llactapata access. This is an hour ride. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last park of the trek, an approximately 2 hour’s walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.

Day 05: AGUAS CALIENTES * MACHU PICCHU * CUSCO (B)
Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu and to the Sun Gate. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, or if you desire, ascent toward the Huayna Picchu Mountain. At 2:26p.m. or 6:03p.m. (Depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

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VERY IMPORTANT REMARK Once the booking is ALL SET, if by any reason, the passenger change his passport, please notice that it is necessary to bring the old passport to the trek, with which made the reservation, otherwise the passenger could have problems, despite the fact that admission to Salcantay is not so strict, but politics could change. Any price change by the entities that manage the entrance to the archaeological sites is communicated to them in advance.

*Price in Group service. Price for each passenger: From US$. 490.00

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