Views : Salkantay, Humantay, Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu
"Salkantay" is the Apu snow-capped mountain guardianship of Cusco with 6,271 meters of altitude. On our tour, we'll cross beautiful Andean places, we're going to pass through an Abra of 4,650 masl and we'll have the opportunity to observe Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. In this trip, we will find the beautiful and great snow-capped mountain of Salkantay (6,271 m), we could bathe in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, see the Condor, different fruit trees and a variety of orchids, as if it was that we could try Peru's coffee flavour from "Quillabamba La Convención".
Salkantay circuit is one of the great attractions of Cusco. The Mountain Range of Vilcabamba where the massif of Salkantay is a beautiful and secluded area. Dominated by the same Apu Salkantay, it has many high snowy peaks such as Tucarhuay (5,910 masl), Veronica (5,682 masl) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 masl), among others. They are visible from over Salkantay, on the way to Machu Picchu, The geography is difficult and capricious all around this attractive mountain. The Salkantay is surrounded by deep valleys and gorges, making his interesting journey but also exhausting.
We leave Cusco at 05:00 am in a private transport of the company to reach Mollepata (3850 masl), passing before through Izcuchaca and Limatambo, we'll arrive at our destination Mollepata at around 07:30 a.m where we will stop for 40 minutes to breakfast and submit to the carrier so that he accompanies us for the next 03 days of the tour, here we'll start our first day of trek, we will have an hour and a half walk to a place called Cruzpata; Lookout where you could enjoy the majestic snow-capped mountain of Humantay (5,480 masl), two hours after reaching Sayllapata where the first lunche will be held after a delicious lunch and a short break, we'll continue walking for three hours until our first camp Soraypampa (3,900 masl) at approximately 05:00 p.m. We will have "tea time" where our guests can enjoy the famous coca tea to counteract altitude sickness and where our guide will explain a little more of the area in which we are, then we will enjoy the Andean night sky to understand a bit more of Andean astronomy. Following that comes dinner and then, we will rest to be ready for the next day, it will be the hardest of all the way (Night camp in Soraypampa).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
After a succulent breakfast, we'll prepare ourselves for our trek doing different stretching exercises, this will be a good long hard day, we'll get to the highest point of our tour, we'll have 04 hours of ascent from Soraypampa to Salkantay Pass (4,600 masl), during the ascent, we might enjoy different gaps and appreciate the change of ecological floor Quechua area to the high mountain area, if the weather favours us, we could enjoy the majestic Apu Salkantay (6,500 masl) which is one of the most important mountains in geography department of Cusco and one of the most important in the Inca culture, after an explanation of the area by our specialized guide and giving time for the passenger to enjoy their snacks mountains (from the agency), we will start the descent to the village of Huayracmachay where we will have lunch, after a deserved nap, we'll continue our descent to the village of Chaullay, place where we're going to spend the second night in the latter part of the day, we will enjoy the geographical shift between cold, dry area we were in the days to the moist tropical zone, we will also enjoy the change in the flora and fauna, we will see different types of birds as well as different orchids, reach the point of camping at around 05:00 p.m . Same as the previous day, we'll have teatime and then dinner and overnight (Night camp in Chaullay).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
This day will be unique and memorable because we'll see during the walk a great variety of flora and fauna, starting from CHAULLAY, passing through COLLPAPAMPA community and continuing our descent through the local vegetation, watching hot springs in a valley, near the course of the river Santa Teresa, where several varieties of orchids and large waterfalls can also be observed, we'll also feel the large climate change because this day will enter the jungle area called or high forest, after reaching Sahuayaco where we will have the lunch made by our way chef. After lunch in the area called "the Beach/La Playa", we'll depart to Santa Teresa where we will camp in the afternoon, passengers prior coordination with the guide can visit the thermal baths of Cocalmayo (Night camp in Chaullay).
OPTIONAL: Perform the walk via Llactapata the 4th day, in this case, we'll sleep in Sahuayaco, so the next day, we'll make the trek Llactapata a panoramic view of Machu Picchu, this decision is made on the third day with all members of the group and the guide, according to the physical condition of each of the passengers. If this option is taken the travel itinerary 4th day which varies a little.
The day before making the trek, we will have the option of making the (Zip line - Canopy or Zip Line), which has an additional cost of $30 USD per person, optional, they can decide the day and make payment directly to the Zip Line Company.
Our walk begins at 08:00 a.m, on the road we will enjoy many coffee plantations, banana, coca and other tropical fruits. We'll begin our trip passing through a beautiful waterfall, reaching Hydroelectric where we will have lunch, then continue heading to Machu Picchu village and through Mandor Waterfall, also known by its botanical gardens showing beautiful and colourful flowers, we'll arrive at the village of Machu Picchu, place where we'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel with private rooms, hot shower, cable TV and Wi-Fi. At around 07:00 p.m, we will have dinner and last arrangements to the most important day of the tour the visit to the sacred city of the Incas MACHU PICCHU!!!
Very early after breakfast (approximately 05:00 a.m), we'll begin the ascent by an hour hike to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, in this way, we could be one of the first groups within the Inca city allowing us to enjoy the majestic sunrise, then we will have a tour of the most important compounds Inca temples and palaces inside the Citadel of Machu Picchu, with his guide for approximately 02 hours, then you can explore the mysterious city on your own (Optional climb of the Wayna Picchu mountain, cost $15 per person).
At the appropriate time, we'll descend from Machu Picchu to "Aguas Calientes" to board the train back to Ollantaytambo and from there, the bus to Cusco.
Original Passport .
ISIC card (www.isic.org) if applicable (must be submitted at the booking time).
Sleeping bag (can be rented at the agency).
Hiking boots and sandals (very important).
Trekking poles (can be rented at the agency).
Coats: layers of varying temperatures, especially at night. Thermal / gloves / scarves: woolen socks / woolen hat for cold nights, shirts for the whole trek.
Headlamp (very important).
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