Salkantay Machupicchu 4d / 3n: This hike is the counterpart of the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the distance is greater, it is more difficult and rugged, but with fewer people and therefore more authentic. You will travel
with a small group, exploring the remote road and will climb very high in Salkantay, the highest point in the region, and then descend through the cloud forest that is close to the jungle. The walk will take us through barren mountains and lush vegetation, through gorges and rivers. You will feel the temperature difference during the different heights that we will pass and we may even see some snow, the highest point being 4,650 m.a.s.l. The walk will end in Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Sayllapata – Soraypampa
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel (5:00 – 5:30 am.) To head for Mollepata. The trip will last approximately 3 hours, breakfast will be served when we arrive. While we have breakfast, the cook and the muleteer will pack all the camping equipment and cooking utensils. Ready to go on an excursion, we start the first 3 hours a little uphill to reach Cruzpata. We will stop for lunch with the view of the beautiful Andean mountains (Humantay: 4,120 m. S. N. M. And Salkantay: 6,271m. S. N. M.). We will continue our walk to Soraypampa, our first camp (3,800 m.a.s.l./ 11,750 ft), the highest and coldest place on the trip, very close to the second highest snowfall in Salkantay.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Huayracmachay – Chaullay
After breakfast we start walking around 7:00 am. This is the longest day of the walk. The first 4 hours are uphill to reach the highest point of the route (4,650 m.a.s.l.) located between 2 large mountains, Salkantay, on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. The view of the 2 snowfalls from this step is impressive. After a break, we will continue our way (downhill) through the cloud forest towards Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. The walk will then take us through the jungle to reach our second camp, Chaullay-Collpapampa (3,000 m.a.s.l.).
Day 3: Chaullay – Collpapampa – Sahuayaco Beach – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, at 5.30 a.m., we begin the trek through the high jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of small streams, we will arrive at La Sahuayaco Beach after 6 hours. This day we will pass through valleys with wonderful views of the waterfalls, tropical fruits. Upon arriving at the place called La Playa, the acémilas will return to Mollepata, we will take a local bus to the Hydroelectric, from there we will travel walking for 2 hrs. 30 min. approx. to the town of Aguas Calientes, arriving at approximately 5:00 pm and so you will have time to relax, have a delicious dinner and enjoy the hot springs.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
The morning starts very early, around 4 am. We had breakfast to walk at 4:45 am approx. The plan is to appreciate the sanctuary while it is illuminated with the morning light and have as many hours as possible to explore the place. To get there you can walk around 1h20m or take the bus that leaves at 5:30 a.m. (trip about 30 min.). Upon arrival we will see how it is that the citadel radiates with sunlight. After a guided tour (approx. 2 hours) of the most important places, you will have time to explore the mysterious city on your own. And if you still have energy, you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2,720 m.a.s.l.). It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top (US $ 10.00 additional cost upon reservation). Then you will go down to Aguas Calientes (where we can return by bus or on foot) you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where we will take you by bus to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco at 10.30pm approx.
Salkantay Machupicchu 4d / 3n Incluye:
- Transportation Cusco – Mollepata.
- Professional bilingual guide.
- Food: (3 desayunos, 3 almuerzos, 3 scenes).
- Camping equipment and kitchen.
- Horses and horses for the camping equipment and food.
- Caballo to take your cosas personales max 6 kilos
- Oxygen and Botiquin of first aid.
- 01 night of hostal in Aguas Calientes.
- Sledge bolt back to Ollantaytambo.
- Incoming ticket to Machupicchu.
- Bus Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
Salkantay Machupicchu 4d / 3n at Incluye:
- Sleeping bag (optional puede rentarlo).
- First and last primer.
- Climbing bus and bus in Machupicchu.
- Admission to Huaynapicchu (USD 10.00).
- Admission to the hot baths in Aguas Calientes (s / 10.00).
We recommend llevar:
- Original Passport Identity Document
- Backpack for personal effects, 1 we will provide to take your belongings in the horsemen.
- Caminata shoes.
- Caminata pantaloons (wide and cut).
- Liviana clothes for the day, shelter clothes for the night.
- Solar blocker.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Caminata bastones.
- Camera and batteries.
- Hat to protect yourself from the sun.
- Sun glasses.
- Towels and sandals.
- Snacks persona.l
- Extra money in soles.
AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS: From USD 20 for students with current ISIC CARD, under 17 years old AND ANDEAN COMMUNITY (COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, BOLIVIA) presenting the passport identification document and / or student carnet.
NOTE: When you enter Huaynapicchu you will need to confirm the time of booking and subject to availability of cupos. (maximum 400 cupos per day, group primer 200 cupos from 7:00 – 8:00 am.y second group 200 cupos from 10:00 – 11:00 am.).