Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days/3 Nights

Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days, PERU ADVENTURE

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FIRST DAY: Cusco –Mollepata - Soraypampa

After breakfast, we will leave Cusco at 7 am on a private bus to Mollepata. Along the four-and-a-half hour drive, we will stop in the town of Limatambo (2100 masl). The town, Limatambo was an important point of access to the city of Cusco during the time of the Inca Empire. At Limatambo we will visit the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, where we can experience an Inca Usno or a place where celebrations for mother earth were conducted. We will leave Limatambo, and drive up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River, to reach Mollepata (2800 masl), Where we will meet our horsemen and horses. From this point, we will start the ascent on foot towards Cruzpata (3100 m.a.s.l.) along with a slight climb where we will see various plants, native birds, the Apurimac River canyon (which is one of the deepest in Peru), and a communitarian irrigation canal. In soraypampa, we will set up our first camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SECOND DAY:Soraypampa – Collpapampa.

We will depart at around 7:00 am in the direction of soraypampa along a climbing trail with many levels of variation. Along the trail, we will see little groups of houses, flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5902 masl). After approximately six hours of walking, we will arrive at our campsite in Collpapampa (3400 masl). From here we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay (6271 masl). We will camp and dine at the camping site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THIRD DAY: Collpapampa – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.

We will leave the campsite at around 7:00 am to start a four-hour steep climb towards the Incachiriasca pass (3450 masl), the highest of the entire trail, and from which we will see impressive views of the Salkantay snow peak. We will immediately descend to Sahuayacu, and eventually, arrive at Aguascalientes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOURTH DAY:Machupicchu - Cusco

We will leave camp after breakfast to go to Aguas Calientes in order to visit Machupicchu all day. The tour will take around 2 hours, and then you will have free time to walk around and climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain. One will be able to experience on the Huaynapicchu Mountain a spectacular view of all of Machupicchu. You will be able to see from the mountain the valleys and mountains that surround it. You will also be able to visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. After the free time, we will head over to have nice lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Hotel in Machupicchu. In the afternoon, we will meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. From here we will take the train to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.

Available discounts

• Students: (students require a valid International Student Identity Card and must be below 26 years of age)

WHAT'S INCLUDED?:

INCLUDED YOU TOUR

  • Transfer Cusco Airport - Hotel
  • We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and transfer in bus to Mollepata which is the starting point of the trek.
  • English/mandarin/Spanish or Italian speaking professional guide
  • Meals as we mention above
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) days 1 to 3
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Porters to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and backpacks.
  • Bus ticket from Machupicchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket (tourism service) from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • Transfer train station – hotel

            Gear:

  • Igloo tents 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • Rolling mattress per person
  • Dinner tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Tables & seats
  • Table set
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

NOT INCLUDED

  • dinner on the last day of Machupicchu
  • Visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional): a relaxing way to end-up the 4-day trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, the entrance fee is S/. 10.00. Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes.
  • Tips

What you need to bring and carry

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece, and sweaters
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films, and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets  
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and US$ (in case of an emergency)
  • Original passport
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required)

PRICE 2017

FROM $450

 

How to make a reservation:

To make a reservation please follow this steps:

 

  • Step 1.- Click in Book Now and fill in the form that show to you with all the information required.

  • Step 2.-We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$350 per person confirming your trek booking

  • Step 3.-Send an e-mail to reservas@panoramacuscotravel.com with the code of the payment that you made.

  • Step 4.- You will get a confirmation e-mail from us with the conformity of your reservation.

 

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