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Salkantay Trail 5D/4N

Description

Salkantay is snow-capped  located at the eastern end of Vilcabamba at 6271 m.s.n.m. It was consider in the incas time as a sacred mountain. This mountain is wonderful and have spectacular view.
The trek is more difficult than the Inca Trail but it is popular with trekkers who want to combine a quieter, less trodden route with a visit to the Incas ruins of Machupicchu. This trek offer to see magnificent scenary with several high passes and tropical forest views.

Salkantay Trail 5d/4n, Peru

Itinerary

Day 01

Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

Salkantay is snow-capped  located at the eastern end of Vilcabamba at 6271 m.s.n.m. It was consider in the incas time as a sacred mountain. This mountain is wonderful and have spectacular view.
The trek is more difficult than the Inca Trail but it is popular with trekkers who want to combine a quieter, less trodden route with a visit to the Incas ruins of Machupicchu. This trek offer to see magnificent scenary with several high passes and tropical forest views.

Day 02

Soyrococha - Huayraqmachay - Collpapampa

The second day after breakfast we climb to the highest point a pass close to Nevado Salkantay (4,600 meters) from this point we can see the snow-covered Salkantay, we also have a breathtaking view of the snowy mountains like Umantay and Huayanay. Today is the hardest day Then descend for an approximate 2:30 pm to Huayraqmachay (3700 m) where we will have a delicious lunch and then continue down through the jungle for about 3 ½ hours of walking to our second camp called Collpapampa (2600 m).

Day 03

Collpapampa - Playa - Santa Teresa

After breakfast walk downhill Ceja de Selva for a period of 6 hours, where we will see along the way coffee, coca, fruit, etc. We will also have time to take pictures of small waterfalls, parrots, hummingbirds, orchids, bamboo and much more in the tropical forest, and if you can observe the famous national bird of Peru called "Cock of the Rocks".Then We have Lunch at a place called Playa (2250 m) and then continue the trek to Santa Teresa Town (1,700 m) where we camp.

Day 04

Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, we crossed the Upper Urubamba river and then walked to Hydroelectric train station (km 116) where we have lunch. Then continue with the walk for a period of 3 hours to reach Aguas Calientes (2000 m).Overnight in a hostel (based on double occupancy).

Day 05

Machu picchu - Cusco

After an early breakfast we head to the bus station where we boarded the first bus to Machu Picchu, where we have a guided tour for 3 hours aprox. Having free time to explore the archaeological site. Alternatively you can visit the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon and sun door (Intipunku). Then return by bus to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco.

Included
  • Prívate Transportation:Cusco – Mollepata.
  • Train: Aguas Calientes - Cusco-backpacker train - if you want another kind of train let us know in advance Reunión informativa 1 día antes previa al viaje en nuestras oficinas.
  • Entry:Machu Picchu - adult If students have the ISIC card and CARD, let us know ahead of time to apply the relevant discount.
  • Bus: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus: Playa - Santa Teresa .
  • Hotel: Acomodación doble en Aguas Calientes (Cuarto día- habitaciones dobles).
  • Briefing prior 1 day prior to the trip in our offices.
  • Hotel: double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Day Four- doble room).
  • Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
  • Assistant Guide: From 12 people.
  • Cook: In charge of food preparation.
  • Carriers: Responsible for the management of horses and camping equipment.
  • Horses: Carry tents, food, cooking equipment, backpacks, sleeping bags and matrass (8 kg/17 lbs per person).
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts /4 Lunches / 4 Dinners and snacks.
  • Equipment: Double tents, matrass, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables and first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Radio communication in an emergency.
Not Included
  • Breakfast and lunch the first day last day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cooks
We recommend bringing
  • Sleeping bag.
  •  Flashlight, and batteries, pocket knife, matches
  •  Repellent.
  •  Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Plastic bags (to protect cameras and littering).
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • 4 poles.
  • A long trousers.
  •  A pair of shorts.
  • Several pairs of socks.
  • Rain coat.
  • Slippers or sandals to rest your feet in the camp.
  • A hat.
  • Swimsuit (hot springs).
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