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Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5-Day Trekking Tour

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From above, Peru's landscape resembles a crumpled up sheet of green construction paper. Explore its many folds and ridges during this 5-day roundtrip trek from Cusco that culminates with hot springs and a trip up to enjoy the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This is the very best way to truly take in the magic of the Andes and experience the grandeur of the Sacred Valley of the Inca. 
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    What to Expect
    Itinerary

    Day 1: Cuscxo - Mollepata - Soraypampa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    ( 05.30 hours aprox. Time of hike ) We pick you up from the hotel at around ( 05.00 a.m. ) and travel by Bus or by Car to Mollepata District ( 2800m ). which is a small community located down along the main road from Cusco to Abancay, then we keep travelling to Cruzpata ( 3050m ) arriving approximately at 10:00 am, and here we start our trip and meet our arrieros “ Horsemen ” and trek crew to help us to make easy our hike. During the morning we walk approximately 2.30 hours going up appreciating the diversity of the flora and fauna typical from this ecological site, and then we stop to enjoy our delicious lunch at Chuñuna which is a quiet spot. And then in the afternoon we will hike for about 3 hours and after a funny and relaxing hiking we arrive to our first campsite which is at Soraypampa ( 3800m ), where we have our dinner and pass the first night.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping Tent

    Day 2: Soraypampa – 7 snakes Pass – Challhuay

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    ( 08.30 hours aprox. Time of hike )

    We wake up very early then after a good breakfast, we leave from Soraypampa ( altitude 3800 m.s.n.m. ) this is the harder day because we have to climb to the 07 snakes pass ( in this point we get 4600 m.s.n.m. of altitude), the highest part in our trip to Machupicchu, where we can see the spectacular view of the second highest peak Named Salkantay a stunning snow covered mountain (6,271 m) and great views of Humantay and Huayanay mountains as well, small lakes and morraines too and of course the flora and fauna typical from this region( 05 hours aprox.). Later going downhill we will find some streams and many kind of birds, in the afternoon finishing our hard walking we arrive to Challhuay. Where we have dinner and pass the night in ours tents, from this point starts the cloud forest region where the mosquitos exist, besides the semitropical weather and native people.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping Tent

    Day 3: Challhuay – La Playa. ( 06.00 hours aprox. Time of hike )

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After and early breakfast approximately at 6:00 am. We begin our third day hiking until Wiñay Poqo. Where we have our lunch.

    Hiking down hill is pretty easy and here you will be introduced to a high jungle niche very well know as Ceja de Selva where you will have the chance to find coca, coffee and several native fruits plantations. In the afternoon walking more than two hours again down hill and we arrive to La Playa village, we have dinner and the night in tents.
    - Option for shower at the creek of Santa Teresa River, good One.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping Tent

    Day 4: La Playa – Aguas Calientes Town .( 06.30 hours aprox. Time of hike )

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    From La Playa we take a local transportation for approximately 20 minutes to Lucma ( or just hike if not local transport is available ), from here we start our climb of about 03 hours to Llactapata ( newly discovery Inca Site ) which is famous for a “ great condor view of Machu Picchu ”, then we enjoy our picnic box lunch then we hike down hill for about 2.30 hours to the Hydroelectric Station by 3:00 pm. Aprox. We will take the local train to Aguas Calientes which will lasted 45 minutes, In the evening we have dinner at Local Restaurant, Accommodation in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes. Accommodation based in a DWB or TWB.

    The Fabled City

    For centuries the Lost City has been the most durable of myths about ancient Peru. Hundreds of gold-hungry Spaniards died looking, all in vain. The irony was that there were lost cities buried in the forested regions of the Andes. The 20th century has seen the discovery of more than one but none more famous and awe-inspiring as the fabled Machu Picchu
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hostal private Room & Bath

    Day 5: Machupicchu Cusco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    Climb Huaynapicchu

    Guide Machupicchu

    incl entrance to Machupicchu & Huaynapicchu

    Train back to Cusco
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up the clients from their hotel, so they have to let me know which hotel are they

    Airports

    • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Cusco hotels
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation by bus to the start of the trail (Mollepata - Cruzpata)
    • English speaking professional guide
    • Igloo tents
    • 2 people in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
    • Double thickness foam mattress
    • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes (while hiking)
    • Accommodations: 3 nights camping, 1 night hotel
    • Cook and Cooking equipment
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude
    • Boiled water to fill in your water bottle all the time, if requested with enough time ahead (while hiking)
    • Teatime the first three days (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
    • Horses days 1-4 (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
    • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tent
    • Accommodation for the crew
    • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • accommodation in a hostel at Aguas Calientes town on the 4th night
    • Bus from Machu Picchu ruins up and down to the village of Aguas Calientes
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    Exclusions
    • Breakfast on the first morning
    • Lunch and Dinner in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 5 of the program.
    • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes US$4.00
    • Sleeping bags (4 season) can be rented for US$15
    • Gratuities
    • Personal equipment
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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