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Inka Trail – Salkantay 5 days
This is a magnificent alternative of the Inka Trail, is an attractive trek organized for trekkers who want enjoy spectacular views similar to the Inka Trail. The difference is that this rout is new and there aren't many visitors. In this trek you can see changing landscapes; we will see ecosystems transform rapidly, beautiful snow capped mountains (4800 m.a.s.l.). You will also see landscapes of tropical forest. This is a very special trek because at the end you will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machupicchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA(HUMANTAY LAKE)
We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. Our 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 to have breakfast. 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 Challacancha (3200 meters above sea level). About 13:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking where we will visit to the Humantay lake. Campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS- CHAULLAY
After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx 7:30 a.m we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. At our lunch spot after a five-hour walk, Pass dowhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camp at Chaullay 2,920 m. Here you will eat dinner.
DAY 3: CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESA(COCALMAYO HOT SPRING)
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, thermal hot springs, 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”. From Playa Sahuayaco, we will head to the campsite located at the hot springs of Santa Teresa (It is recommended to bring a bath suit.) Here you will eat dinner.
DAY 4: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA- AGUAS CALIENTES
After of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk for approximately around 8:30 a.m we begin our trek to the Hidroelectricai, we follow this rising trail, from which we will see plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River until arrive to the Oroya (canopy brich) From here we have an option to hike to hidroelectrica or to catch a small car where will take us until Hidroelectrica (25 minutes), from this place we can observe the back of Machupicchu Sanctuary, where we have the last lunch with all staff. from here we will continue walking until arrive to Aguas Calientes around 4:30 p.m then we will stay in a hostal the last night, here you will eat dinner.
DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 5:25a.m. 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. At 18:30 p.m. you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.
Price: $ 350.00 Dollars per person
- All transfer.
- Bus to Mollepata.
- Professional bilingual guide. (English- Spanish).
- Entrance to Machupicchu.
- Meals (5 B, 4 L, 4 D)
- Camping equipment.
- Horses and horseman.
- 01 night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- First aid kit.
- Train ticket back to Ollantaytambo.
- Bus Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- Sleeping bag.
- Entrance to the hot springs.
- Lunch (day 5).
Bring with you:
- Sweater and jacket.
- Raincoat or poncho.
- Bottle of water, flashlight, hat, toilet paper.
- Sun block, insect repellent.
- Sunglasses – Light clothes (t-shirts, short, long pants).
- Swimming suit, sandals.
- Camera, extra batteries.
- Sleeping bag. – Hiking shoes.
- Chocolates, candies.