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).