SALKANTAY TO MACHU PICCHU TREK 5 DAYS / 4 NIGTHS
5 days 4 nights
Price per person US$ 686
Back Packer train
Day 01 CUSCO, MOLLEPATA, SORAYPAMPA
We will leave Cusco at 04:30 by bus, and drive to Mollepata. By approximately 2 hours and a half hours drive. After breakfast we will start the ascent on foot towards Cruzpata (3100 masl) along a slight climb where we will appreciate various plants, native birds, the Apurimac river canyon (which is one of the deepest in Peru), and a communitarian irrigation canal. In Cruzpata we will have our lunch, we will depart at around 1:30 pm in the direction of Soraypampa along a climbing trail with many level variations and along which we will see little groups of houses, flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5902 masl). After approximately 4 hours of walking, we will arrive at our campsite in Soraypampa (3900 masl). From here we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay (6271 masl).(lunch an dinner included)
Day 02 SORAYPAMPA, CHALLAY
After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx 6:30 am 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 Huayracmachay, and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camp at Chaullay 2,920 m. (breakfast, lunch an dinner included). 20 Km. approximately.
Day 03 CHAULLAY, WINAYPOCO, LA PLAYA
Wake up with a lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. We will start the trek 07:00 AM. 3 hours easy, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called “Ceja de Selva”, we will see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds ect. here banana trees coffee and others can be observed, take amazing pictures, at the end of the day we will see passion fruit fields.
On the way you will have a pleasant experience meeting the local families living and inhabited in this area.
The hike will last approximately 9 hours; the campsite is located at the community named “La Playa “(2400 masl) where you will settle for the night.(breakfast, lunch an dinner included). Walking distance approximately 15 Km.
Day 04 LA PLAYA, AGUAS ACALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU TOWN)
After of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk for approximately around 8:30 a.m we begin our trek, 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 bridge). From Sahuayaco you will get a first glimpse of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu mountains. From the central of Hidro Electric we are about to take the train to reach final point of the day Aguas Calientes, the town of Machu Picchu where after the dinner you going to stay overnight in a hostel or optional in a hotel. (breakfast, lunch an dinner included). Walking distance aproximately 10 Km.
Day 05 AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU TOWN), MACHU PICCHU (See more about Machu Picchu)
We are going up to the Archaeological site of Machupicchu and we will explore the city and enjoy the ancient place in the tranquil morning hours, where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here (Aguas Calientes or MachuPicchu town) we take the train back to Ollantaytambo (from 18:45 to 20:15 hrs) and then connect with the transfer back to the city of Cusco (from 20:25 to 22:30 hrs). (breakfast included).
Transfer from your hotel to the bus station (bus from Cusco to Mollepata).
English speaking professional guide Cook and cooking equipment
Horsemen and horses (to carry camping gear, food, cooking equipment, etc) for days 1 to 3.
Accommodation for our guides, cook, porters and horsemen
Meals (4B, 4L, 4D + wake up tea)
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition Service).
Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
3 night camping along the route (2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent).
1 night hostel in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance ticket to Salkantay Park and Machu Picchu.
First Aid Kit and Oxigen
Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour of Machu Picchu, you have some free time to go on exploring Machu Picchu, have lunch either in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes, etc.
Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town (tourist usually hike this part).
Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and viceversa (tourists usually hike this part).
Entrance to the Huayna Picchu Mountain.
We Recommend Bringing:
Lantern light-handed, Repellent Sunscreen, Toilet paper, Plastic bags (to protect cameras and littering), Water purifying tablets, Rain Jacket, 4 t-shirts long walking trousers, Shorts Several pairs of socks, Underwear, Rain coat, Slippers or sandals to rest your feet at camp, A cap or hat, Personal medication
What you should wear to start this tour:
Short sleeve t-shirt.
Long sleeve t-shirt
Long pants (better if it can get shorter)
A good pair of mountaineer shoes
A light Backpack or bag with camera, documents, water bottle, etc.
Money in small denomination (soles).
INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
5 days 4 nights
Price per person US$ 968
Back Packer train
DAY 1 Cusco to Km. 82
At six in the morning, we pick up our passengers at their hotels and travel by bus to the Km 82, the start of the Inca Trail. We start our trek escorted by native “Quechua'' porters hike to Llulluchapampa. The first day the trail leads along the Urubamba River, offering you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and intense flora. Camp at Huayllabamba (breakfast at Hotel, lunch and dinner on hike)
Day 2 Pacamayo
We will begin to climb the first pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200 m. alt.), This second day is more challenging as you climb a 4.200-meter high pass, often covered in mist where there is a spectacular view of the valley below.
This night, we will camp along the river Pacamayo at the bottom of the pass. (breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 3 Wiñayhuayna
After breakfast, we will hike towards Runku Rakay and traverse the second pass of the same name (3,800 masl). A stone path guides you through a dense cloud forest to Wiña Wayna, passing many Inca ruins on the way final night near the ruins of Wiñayhuayna, (breakfast,Lunch,dinner)
Day 4 Machu Picchu - overnight (See more about Machu Picchu)
We will rise very early so that we may watch the sunrise from Inti Punku “Sun Gate” the fog lifts and you are looking down onto Machu Picchu just as the Incas did centuries before you. The sight is awe inspiring - a sprawling temple bathed in sunlight.
Guided tour follow by time at leisure, you will have the opportunity to enjoy of the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes Town (breakfast)
Day 5 Machu Picchu - Cusco
Morning at leisure to explore by your own (entrance and bus fee to Machupicchu not included this day) you will have the option to to hike up to Huaynapicchu, the pyramid-shaped peak that overlooks Machu Picchu.
Afternoon we will take the train back in Cusco where we will arrive around 8:30pm (breakfast)
end of our services
Transportation to km 82
Transfer from the train station to the hotel
bus tickets Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Train ticket to Cusco Back packer
high quality spacious igloo tents
one cook and assistant
professional bilingual guide
porters for equipment
3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x diner, coffee and thee.
NOTE: Vegetarian food available on request.
-Lunch at 4th day.
-Extra porter for your personal items US$60 per person (18pounds)
Unless you hire an EXTRA PORTER you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. You need to indicate this at the time of booking as porters who carry for the full 4 days require permits in advance in the same manner as trekkers.
We Recommend Bringing:
Backpack, Sleeping bag, warm clothes, flash light , wool socks, sunscreen: sun hat, woolen hat for night, insect repellent, rain poncho, toiletries /paper, gloves / scarf, water purifying tablets, personal medical kit, water bottle, isic strudent card if applicable.
Extra money you need to take at least 150.00 soles extra emergency money as there are no ATM´s in Aguas Calientes and higher commission on Travellers Checks.
INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
4 days 3 nights
Price per person US$899
Back Packer train
The most important Inca road was the Camino Real, as it is known in Spanish, with a length of 5,200 km (3,230 mi). It began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucumán, Argentina.
2 days 1 night
Price per person US$678 back Packer train
*Vista dome train available for US$68 extra
From August first the rate is US$630 per person
Day 1 Cusco Wiñayhuayna (Km. 104)
We will pick up our passengers from their hotels at 5:40 AM, after which we will start our journey by train from Cusco. Then we set out on our trek to the Wiñaywayna archaeological complex and then onward to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a charming hotel.
(Box lunch / Dinner)
Day 2 Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco (See more about Machu Picchu)
We will take the first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and arrive at Machu Picchu.
We will enjoy a professionally guided 2.5-hour visit of the great Machu Picchu sanctuary-city. There is also an optional hike for the more energetic and adventurous people in the group, to the top of Huaynapicchu Mountain - the pyramid-shaped peak that overlooks Machu Picchu. After our visit, we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where we can enjoy a relaxing bath at the local hot springs. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco. We will shuttle you from the Cusco train station to your hotel by private bus. (breakfast included)
Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
Train ticket from Cusco to Km 104 (Backpacker Service)
Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
All meals (box lunch first day and breakfast and lunch second day)
Accommodation in hostal in Aguas Calientes (hotel upgraded upon request)
First aid kit
Train ticket back to Cusco (Backpacker Service)
Max. 16 people per group
We Recommend to Bring:
Backpack and Daypack
Hiking shoes or boots
Raincoat or poncho
Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
Bottle of Water
Chocolates, candies or other snacks
Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)
CHOQUEQUIRAO INCA CITADELL
5 days 4 nights
Price per person US$ 889
Two miles above the Apurimac Gorge stands the imposing fort and town of Chokequirao. Hiram Bingham was brought here by a treasure-hunting provincial official, and so unexpectedly began his adventures in the highlands that led to the discovery of Machu Picchu. Bingham wrote: ''Magnificent precipices guard the ruins on every side… Every avenue of ascent, except such as the engineers determined to leave open, was closed, and every strategic spot was elaborately fortified.'' Come see the terrifying canyon of the Apurimac (''Thunder Under the Mountain'') and the ancient fortress that controlled it.
Day 1 : Cusco - Cachora
We go by bus to the town of Cachora, which is located in the department of Apurimac, on the south bank of the Apurimac River. We head east across the plains of Anta and cross the watershed from the high puna to high tropical valleys running into the Apurimac. We cross the river and travel among the fertile valleys of the province of Apurimac, where the river has been bridged directly below Chokequirao. On the way we will visit the complexes of Sawite and Tarawasi. The Rosalina beach at the bottom of the gorge is also an optional place to camp
Day 2 : Climb up to the ruins. Condors.
We descend 7000 feet to the river, cross the suspension bridge over the raging Apurimac River, climb back up to a pass that is 6000 feet above the river, and then navigate to the ruins, 5800 feet above the river. This will take all day. In the evening we encounter a refreshing cataract of glacial water and know we are nearly at the end. At night we camp among the ruins. Bingham writes, “As we mounted, the view of the valley became more and more magnificent. Nowhere had I ever witnessed such beauty and grandeur as was here displayed. The white torrent of the Apurimac raged through the canyon thousands of feet below us. Where its sides were not sheer precipices or scarred by recent avalanches, the steep slopes were covered with green foliage and luxuriant flowers. From the hilltops near us other slopes rose six thousand feet above to glaciers and snow-capped summits…”
Day 3 Outlying buildings.
The guide will give an explanatory lecture about what we see. We will go on excursions to the outlying buildings. Bingham writes, “At the top of the southern and outer precipice, five thousand eight hundred feet immediately above the river, stands a parapet, and the walls of two buildings without windows. The view from here, both up and down the valley, surpasses the possibilities of language for adequate description…” The ruins have two main sectors, one above and NW of the other, reminiscent of Machu Picchu, and many outlying suburbs.
Day 4 Descend to the Apurimac river
Today we return to Cachora. We may see Condors or high jungle vegetation. Bingham says, “Far down the gigantic canyon one catches little glimpses of the Apurimac, a white stream shut in between guardian mountains, so narrowed by the distance that it seems like a mere brooklet. Here and there through the valley are marvellous cataracts, one of which has a clear fall of over one thousand feet. The panorama in every direction is wonderful in variety, contrast, beauty, and grandeur.
Day 5 : Cachora - Cusco
We will take the bus to Cusco. Once we re-cross the river, we pass Limatambo, whose ruins may have been the main communication point between Choquequirao and Cusco.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
Professional English/Spanish Speaking guide
Private Bus in and out to the beginning of the trail (Cusco-Cachora,)
Doubles Occupancy Tents
Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, stools, tables and comfortable mattresses
Horses and Mules to carry our equipment
Coffee breaks in the afternoons
All meals during the trek
First aid kit/Oxygen
THE PROGRAMA NO INCLUDES
Hotel neither food in Cusco.
Tips or accidental spends
Rock sack or Backpack
Cotton Pants, Cotton T-shirts, Cotton Shirts, Socks, Towel.
Rain gear or Rain Poncho.
Insect Repellent, leaps balm, Sun cream, sun glasses, Cap, Camera, Water bottle, Flash light (Spare batteries and bulb).
We recommended to bring
Personal Sleeping Bag