SALKANTAY – LLACTAPATA – MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS

Itinerario:

DAY 01
CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA.
06.00 am. Departure by our private transport to Mollepata 2900 mts. A beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, with stops for panoramic views of the “Apu Salkantay. One can see awesome chains of magnificent snow capped mountains and the lush Apurimac River Valley. After we arrive to our trailhead, called Mollepata 3000 asl. We meet our Arrieros“ horsemen “ and trekking staff, (Cook, and Assistants). We trek for about 3hrs before lunch through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha where we stop for lunch. We continue walking for Approx 3 hrs through unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa 3850 mts, our first campsite. ( Walking distance approximately 14 km.)

DAY 02
SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
After an early breakfast we start trekking from approx 06:00am for 3 hours to start our ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590 mts. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay a stunning snow capped mountain (6264 mts) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. 2 hrs approx to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hrs downhill walk to Camp in Rayan-niyoc at 2890 mts or Camp at Chaullay 2920 mts for experienced trekkers .Anychanges to be decided by the guide depending on the groups abilities , weather and walking conditions. (Walking distance approximately 21 Km. to Chaullay)

DAY 03
CHAULLAY – LA PLAYA
We start the trek 07:00 am. 3 hours easy hiking to Luscamayuc, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva, we will see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds etc. Ere coca and banana crops can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird “Gallito de las Rocas “ stop at Wiñaypoq’o for Lunch + free time to rest . 3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa 2350 mts .A small village is located here with electricity and a shop! (Walking distance approximately 18 km.)

DAY 04
LA PLAYA – LLACTAPATA -AGUAS CALIENTES
Approx 06:30 am. we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba, here we see the remains of an Inka trail, 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 the Inka trail climbing up for 4 hrs to Llactapata 2700 mts. From here, we can see Machu Picchu (Inca city) and enjoy some free time to rest, 2 hrs. Downhill to the hydroelectric plant 1870 mts. Where we have the last lunch with our staff team. At 3. pm. We will take 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2000mt. Special Dinner and great bed in your hotel, optional hot spring baths. ( Walking distance approximately 16 km.) * Walking poles recommended for the 2 final hours downhill.

DAY 05
MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Early bus for 25 minutes to the Machu Picchu city, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people back to Aguas Calientes for the lunch. You’l take your return train to Cusco.

END OF OUR SERVICES

SERVICIOS INCLUIDOS

• Professional Bilingual Guide.
• Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
• Horses and cowboys (to carry the equipment and your personal staff max. 6 kl per person)
• Cook
• Camping equipment ( tents, mattresses, tables seats cooking tent and eating tent).
• Excellent meals ( 4 breakfast / 04 lunches / 04 dinners).
• First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
• Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
• Bus ticket
• Personal staff max. 6 kl
• Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition)

NOT INCLUDED:

• Meals in Machupicchu.
• Hot springs pool visit.
• Tips to the crew (guides and porters)
• Sleeping bag
• Extra horse with horseman
• Hostal in Aguas Calientes

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