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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 06 DAYS / 05 NIGHTS

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU IN 06 DAYS / 05 NIGHTS

(Included a full day in Machu Picchu, Extra porter / horse "llama" included)

Our classic Salkantay Trek is a alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. The Sacred path is a cutting edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular views, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offer a quiet and rich contemplation of Nature.

 

PROGRAM:

DAY 1 4:30 a.m.
Transfer from Hotel –MOLLEPATA

10:00 a.m. - 16:30 p.m.
Trekking MOLLEPATA-CRUZPATA-SORAYPAMPA
DAY 2 6:00 a.m. -16:00 p.m
Trekking SORAYPAMPA – HUAYRACPUNKU
HUAYRACPUNKU-COLLPAPAMPA
DAY 3 Trekking 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COLLPAPAMPA-LA PLAYA
LA PLAYA -LUCMABAMBA
DAY 4 Trekking - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LUCMABAMBA – ARQUEOLOGICAL SITE PATALLACTA
AS PATALLACTA-HYDROELECTRIC-MACHUPICCHU TOWN
DAY 5 Full day MACHUPICCHU.
8:00 a.m. - 16:00 p.m.

Afternoon Optional. Visit Hot Spring
DAY 6 Mañana retorno a CUSCO
8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
MACHUPICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO y bus a CUSCO

 

MEALS IN OUR TRIP

BREAKFAST (B) Fruit Salad, oatmeal, pancakes, cereal, te, coffe, milk, bread with a seleccion for it, butter, flavoured jam,honey,etc
SNACKS (D) included a bag with, buscuits, a few sweets, and also some fruits like apple, bananas or orange
LUNCH (L) the biggest meal of the day, always with a soup,cream of asparagus, tomatoes, corn, or vegetables and noodle soup.and then a meat (poltry,fish,pork,beef+ a grain “most likely quinoa or white rice” + veggies + variety salad+ drinks “hot and cold drinks”
TEA TIME (T) at 4 o’clock every afternoon (tea, coffee,chocolate muffins,cookies, popcorn,etc).
DINNER (C) mously like Lunch, included dessert. chocolate pudding.Rice pudding, and others
But I know we had dessert each night.
Every meal we offer hot drinks , including coca leaf tea which are excellent for the altitude.

Menu is along the trip, no all on the same Day

IMPORTANT.

Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! if you have any dietary requirements,

!!You literally get treated like royalty when you're on the Trail!!

 

Dificulty Level (By Day)

Day 1 Moderate
Day 2 Difficult
Day 3 Moderate
Day 4 Easy
Day 5 Easy
Day 6 Easy                                                                                                                  

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1: CUSCO-MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA.

4:30 am Pick up from hotel, by tourist bus we travel to Mollepata. An anden village were a nice and hot local breakfast is waiting for us , 9:00 a.m. we begin our journey ,a hike up to Tres Cruces, lunch with a spectacular view of the Limatambo Valley, we will continue our trek to Markokasa, from this point we see the Salkantay Mountain and about 4:30 p.m. arrive to Soraypampa, (3500 meters or 20.671 feet), our first camp site (4000m/12750ft; the highest and coldest camp site of the trip) taking in the beautiful landscape along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - HUAYRACPUNKU - COLLPAPAMPA

We will have a hot breakfast around 5.30am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek(4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on theright and Humantay on the left (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft).From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. Thereis a possibility of snow here. we will have a small and a short ceremony,

This ceremonies known as Payment to Earth or Pachamama (Jaywarikuy), in which we need to leave into the rocks some coca leafs for Mother Earth requesting the permit to continue and have a fabulous and memorable trip.

we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards we arrive to Huayracpunku where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second camp site, Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).Other possible camp site is Challway.

lunch at a place called Huayrac, begin to descend towards Challhuay pampa. Following the time course ofthe river Salkantay, at this point we will have the opportunity to see the Andean beautiful scenery in this place we camp. (2900 mapprox.).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 3: COLLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA.

Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will camp in LaPlaya. After a rest, we will (optionally) go to the hot springs and enjoy thewell-deserved soothing water, a real treat after finishing the trek!
After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks. The way it is more stable with a warm climate,Lunch on the way, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery valleys, waterfalls, taste tropical fruits, beautiful flowers, colorfull birds, will arrive to Lucmabambaour camp site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA-ARCHAEOLOGICALSITE PATALLACTA - HYDROELECTRIC - MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO.

After an early breakfast, we will head to the LLactapata access. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascend hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric of Santa Teresa where you will eat lunch at a local restaurant. A local train will take you to Aguas Calientes in about 45 minutes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 5: FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU

We have breakfast and then take the bus (8 am) up to Machu Picchu.. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! (It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top.) Optional evening visit to the Hot Springs. Overnight in Machupicchu Village.

Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 06: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO.

After breakfast train back to Ollantaytambo. expedition service (to Ollantaytambo) and bus to Cusco. We'll be in Cusco aproximately at noon.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

NOTE:

  • Itinerary are subject to change depending on time of booking and camp sites spaces in the moment that we arrive in there).
  • The camps can vary depending on climate and health status of clients.
  • Train Included in all tours is service expedition (Machupicchu to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed close to the time of the trek, if join a group late in the day we can't guarantee you will travel on the same trains as the rest of the group.
  • Train time are dubject to change depending on Peru Rail timestable and availability
  • To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. scan and email us at the time of booking.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers In / Out
  • Transportation Cusco-Mollepata. (Start walking)
  • Professional bilingual Tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus tickets to Machupicchu Inca City and to Machupicchu town.
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks, 4 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day "meals after last breakfast (on day 5)are not included"
  • Cook professional
  • First Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen Ball
  • Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Horses (to carry duffle bags)
  • Duffle bag (in which to put 6 kilos of personal belongings-included sleeping bag)
  • Horse men
  • Quadruple & waterproof Camping tent "02 people only"
  • 01 Sleeping Mattress per person
  • 02 night in basic hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train tickets service expedition (Machupicchu.Ollanta and bus to Cusco).

YOU NEED:

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

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