SALKANTAY – SANTA TERESA – MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Itinerario:

DÍA 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.)

DÍA 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)

DÍA 03
CHAULLAY – LA PLAYA – SANTA TERESA
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. Here 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 Playa for lunch time. After lunch the way is going down in the middle of jungle vegetation to Santa Teresa town, our last camp site (there is a beautiful natural hot spring), it’s the best on the trek. (Walking distance approximately 20 km.)

DÍA 04
SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Leaving from Santa Teresa the trek continues through plantations of coffee, banana, and tropical fruits. The hiking is about 3 hours to Hidroelectrica ( 1800 m.a.s.l) and continue walking to Aguas Calientes just below Machupicchu Inca sanctuary , this afternoon you can go to have a bath in the natural hot springs., a great place to relax after this challenging trek.

DÍA 05
MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Early bus for 25 minutes to them 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.

OUR SERVICE INCLUDED

• Professional Bilingual Guide.
• Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
• Horses and cowboys.
• Cook.
• Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats, cooking tent and eating tent).
• Excellent meals (04 breakfast / 04 lunches / 04 dinners).
• Personal staff max. 6 kilos.
• First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
• Bus ticket (2).
• Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
• 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.
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

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