Salkantay to Machupicchu 5 Days and 4 Nights
You are a lover of adventures and want to travel to Machupicchu this alternative route that we offer you will be a unique experience. The Salkantay trek is the number 1 trek to Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa.
We will pick you up from your hotel to go to the starting point of today’s walk to the small town of Mollepata, which is located above the Rio Blanco Valley. Following a broad and well-established track, we will go gently to the side of the valley and climb to 3937ft. The views throughout the day are fantastic, all around us are green mountains, along the way there is a variety of native plants and flowers, birds and almost at the end of the day we will see the snowy peaks of Humantay and Salkantay, which peeked out about us. Our encampment to spend the night today will be in Soraypampa which is at an altitude of 13124 ft, during the night it can be quite cold, so we recommend warm clothes to go to sleep.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Chaullay
Today’s walk will be one of the longest and most difficult, but also the most beautiful.
The landscape throughout the day goes from one extreme to another; From the high covered Puna of Ichu (grass) to the beautiful vegetation of the cloud forest, we will follow an uphill path and we will reach the Salkantay pass where everything is rock and ice, we can take photos of this incredible deity of the Inca era, then You will descend from Salkantay where you will walk for two hours and get to lunch in the middle of the route.
After lunch and a little relaxation we will continue downhill on the road we will see a variety of wildlife from the small finches that scratch at the highest altitudes, to hummingbirds in the cloud forest, there is also an opportunity to see the Andean fox , white deer (Viscacha) and Chinchillas. Our camp for tonight is at Chaullay 9515 ft, it is recommended that you put insect repellent to go to sleep.
Day 3: Chaullay– Hidroelectrica.
After a delicious breakfast, we will take our transportation and say goodbye to the Salkantay route to follow our next destination the town of La Playa about 12 km through the valley of Colcapampa. Our route takes us along the Lluskamayo River through an area full of life and has several coffee and fruit plantations. The landscape in this area is not as impressive as the previous day, but the warmth and lush vegetation are a welcome respite from the high mountains that we have left behind, we will arrive at the beginning of the hike in Hydroelectric with our final destination two hours from lijera walk the famous town of Aguas Calientes, where we will enjoy a comfortable hotel night and hot water.
Day 4: Machu Picchu!
On that last day we will wake up early and we will take the first bus back to Machu Picchu. We will have a guided tour of 2 hours of the site during which you will learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you will have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where we will continue by bus back to Cusco.
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- Private transportation Cusco – Soraypampa
- Guided service Spanish / English
- Sleeping bag (-10ºC – Cimarron – mummy shape, our sleeping bags are cleaned after each use) – available in private service
- Inflatable mattress (Therm A Rest)
- Cook and assistant
- Kitchen equipment
- Kitchen equipment and kitchenware, including chairs and tables
- Tent kitchen, dining room, bathroom
- Food service (4 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner)
- Vegetarian menu at no extra cost
- Two-person tents (capacity for 3 people, used as doubles, 4 stations)
- Simple tents available for an additional cost – USD $ 15.00 per night
- Carrier service
- Service for the transport of our camping equipment and personal effects (available in private service)
- Horse saddle and muleteer (for every 6 passengers, a saddle horse is carried)
- First aid kit
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Informative talk prior to departure Hydropower Train – Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
- Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Expedition
- Transportation Chaullay – Hidroelectrica
- Transportation Ollantaytambo Station – Hotel in Cusco
- Lunch 4th day in Machu Picchu
- Extra food
- Optional tips for field staff
- Extra expenses
- Evacuation costs