Trekking Salkantay – Machupicchu

5 Days / 4 Nights


1st Day: CUSCO SORAYPAMPA
Pick up at the hotel (05:00). We board the bus heading to the village of Mollepata (2830 m), arriving there at 09:00. This is where our adventure begins. We walk for 4 hours admiring the great diversity of flora and fauna. Afterwards we get to Silcakancha, the site planned for our lunch. We continue the journey and after 3 hours we arrive in Soraypampa (3700 m) where we have dinner and rest until the next day.

2nd Day: SORAYPAMPA – COLPABAMBA
We begin this day with breakfast and then start the hike to Soraypampa (3700 m) until we get to Colpabamba 9 hours later at an elevation of 3400 meters. We also cross a summit of 4650 meters and admire the mountain range of the Andes and the impressive Salkantay Mountain (6271 m). After contemplating such beauty we descend and then have lunch. After 1 hour we continue on the hike until we get to Colpabamba (2800 m approx.) characterized as a tropical zone and noted for the presence of mosquitoes. Here we camp and have dinner.

3rd Day: COLPABAMBA – PLAYA
We wake up at 06:45 to have breakfast and continue our hike until we get to Lluscamayu, a suitable place to have lunch. On the way we visit Inca bridges, and observe the exotic flora and fauna of the zone. After 2 hours we arrive in La Playa (2200 m), a small village, where we are to camp, have dinner and spend the night.

4th Day: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES
This day starts with breakfast, and after we board a local bus and head off to the village of Santa Teresa (1650 m). Right away we go for a small walk for 1 hour in the direction of Oroya crossing the Urubamba River. Afterwards we board a local bus again which takes us to the hydroelectric plant where we have lunch. After 1 hour we start the hike towards the picturesque village of Aguas Calientes (2050 m) arriving there after 1 hour and a half. Later we get settled into a hostel to have dinner and rest.

5th Day: MACHUPICCHU
After breakfast we take the bus in the direction of the historic sanctuary of Machupicchu where we have a guided visit of approximately 2 hours. Later we have free time to admire this majestic site. Afterwards we return by bus to Aguas Calientes where we take the train heading to Cusco.

The tour includes: Pickup from your hotel, transport Cusco-Mollepata, complete board on the tour, tent, insulation mat, professional English-Spanish guide, 1 night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes, bus up/down to ruins, entrance ticket to Machupicchu, return ticket in tourist train (Expedition class) Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo, bus from Ollaytantambo to Cusco.
The tour does not include: Personal porter, sleeping bag.

Price per person: 354 USD (minimum 1 person – shared tour).

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