Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5d/4n

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Description:

The Salkantay Tour has become as one of the main access routes to Machupicchu, now hundreds of tourists from different places do this trek, one of the most spectacular views on this trip is the Salkantay Mountain that comes to be the second highest peak of Cusco "6271 masl" in addition to the landscape environment quite calm and with distinct microclimates day by day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata - Soraypampa

The tour begins with the pick-up from your respective hotel at the predetermined time usually 5:00 in the morning, we will take a trip of 3 and a half hours approximately in a private tourist transport towards the district of Mollepata place where we will supply breakfast and where we begin our walk of approximately 7 hours until arriving at the town of Soraypampa.

Day 2. - Soraypampa - Collpapampa

This will be one of the most difficult days of the whole tour because we will have to ascend to the highest point of the route "Salkantay Pass "4600 masl" the walk to the top lasts approximately 3 hours and after a short rest we will descend towards the eye of the jungle, there we can feel the change of weather quite abrupt so it is essential to take some coca leaves for altitude sickness, we will arrive at Huayrac, place where we will have lunch for the lapse of an hour and a half, then we will continue with our walk towards Collpapampa where we will spend the second night.

Day 3. - Collpapampa – Santa Teresa

This day is basically characterized by the amount of vegetation that can be seen, plantations of coca, tea, coffee, fruit trees and wildlife will be part of our walk along the 6 hours of hiking then we will take the local public transport to drive us to the district of Santa Teresa, the journey lasts about 1 and a half hours, once we arrive in the district we can leave our belongings in the camp and we will go to the hot springs of Cocalmayo, a very important and necessary place to relax after the arduous hike that we did, we normally spend 2 hours in the thermal baths and then we return towards the camp.

Day 4.- Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes)

After breakfast, we will have two options for you, the first is to do the Zip Line activity for approximately 2 hours followed by a private transportation to Hidroelectrica and the second is that we can walk from Santa Teresa to Hidroelectrica for about 4 hours, we will have 2 hours of lunch and rest, then continue walking through the railway line towards Aguas Calientes, there we will have a hotel where we will spend the night.

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

The big day arrived, we wake up very early in the morning to start with the ascent to the citadel of Machupicchu, the journey takes 2 hours and we will have to be in the control of the citadel no later than 6:00 in the morning, the tour with the guide begins at 6:30 approximately and has a duration of 3 hours, once finished the tour you can enjoy more of the Archaeological Center for the rest of the day and according to the train schedule for the return to Cusco, takes 2 hours of train transportation and 2 hours in a tourist bus, we will arrive at the City of Cusco after 11:00 pm.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private bus transport to Mollepata.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Meals (4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch and 4 Dinner).
  • Full Camping Equipment.
  • Horses to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 5 kilos of your belongins.
  • Extra Horse for passengers in case of emergency.
  • Entrance fee to Machu picchu.
  • Train Ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
  • Sleeping back
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupìcchu (Up or down)
  • Entrance fee to additional Mountains (Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain).
  • Entrance fee to Hot Springs.
  • Water and Snacks.

We recommend to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack or Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm clothes, light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)

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