Salkantay 5 days / 4 nights

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Itinerary

Day 01: CUSCO-MOLLEPATA-SAYAPATA–HUMANTAY LAKE-SORAYPAMPA (L)(D)

We will leave Cusco approximately at 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 7:30 in the morning we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local restaurant. We will continue our journey to Sayapata, our trek starting point. We will meet with our support staff, who will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our hike toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the hike, we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. Around 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake, a marvelous la ke in the mountains, (3 hours hike) and we will come back to our campsite 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 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.

Day 03: CHALLWAY– PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA HOT SPRINGS (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 Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit – bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observe. If we are lucky, we will beable to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here we will have lunch. At 2:00
pm.,a local bus will take us to Santa Teresa Hot Springs, where you will enjoy and relax at the hot pools. You will have dinner and camping there.

Day 04: SANTA TERESA-LUCMABAMBA–LLACTAPATA–HYDROELECTRIC-AGUAS CALIENTES(B)(L)(D)

After an early breakfast, we will take a local transportation to Lucmabamba (40 minutes ride) to our start hiking point. 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 at a local restaurant. The last park of the trek, an approximately by 2 hours walking, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, and accommodation at the hostel. 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 4:30 am, and walk up to Machupicchu. In Machupicchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate , visit the Inka Bridge or ascent toward the Waynapicchu Mountain. At night, (Depending on availability), you will be take the train to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.

Includes

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Bus Cusco-Mollepata.
  • Service guide + assistant.
  • Cook + kitchen assistant.
  • Alimentos.04breakfasts, 04 lunches and 04dinners.
  • Packhorses for your luggage up to 05 kilos per passenger, only for three days.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Basic hostel
  • Expedition Class Train back to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer train station–Cusco.
  • Camping equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent, quadruple double bedroom use, toilet tent, mattress, table, chairs, oxygen bottle and medical kit.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on 1st day, and lunch on 5 th day
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Bus up and down to Machupicchu Sanctuary on 5 th day.
  • Train: Hydroelectric–Machupicchu village
  • Extra money

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Passengers must bring the following things :
Cleaning implements, a small kit containing a pair of bands, cream for muscle pain , pills for altitude
sickness, upset stomach, water purification tablets, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water bottle, flashlight, rain ponchos, plastic, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, walking stick, trekking shoes, warm clothing for the night, light clothes for the day, a personal money judgment and the original passport .

Students must take the Isic card effect.

NOTES:

1.For students the discount with ISIC card and children up to 07 years are: Students: US D$ 20.00 and Childs:USD$ 60.00

2.To climb the hill Waynapicchu the cost of admission is USD$15.00 and must be purchase in advance. Spaces are limited, per day entering a limit of 400 people according to set times: 07:00 to 08:00 hrs. 200 people , and from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs. 200 people.

3. Rates are subject to any upward adjustment or the Ministry of Culture of Peru and Peru Rail S. A., Railway Company , may determine.

4.The passenger must carry during walks their personal items, inside of which are the sleeping bag and mat. If the passenger does not want to carry their personal item s, must request a horse extra burden by an additional payment of USD$ 90.00.

5.In the pool system is a group of a minimum of 08 and a maximum of 16 passengers

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