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Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

You cross a pass at 4510m.a.s.l. and then it´s a relaxing walking down. You pass some remote villages, have fabulous views at for example Veronica, Salkantay, other snow peaks, green valleys and the river Urubamba, maybe you can see condors and surely

4 Days

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DAY 01: CUSCO / MOLLEPATA / SORAYPAMPA.

Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you in a private bus to Mollepata passing picturesque and traditional towns like Iscuchaca , Ancahuasi and Limatambo, as well highlands plateaus and landscapes with great views of snowcapped mountains that belong to the cordillera Vilcabamba. The bus trip will last 3 hours and then the hike is for 6 hours.

The trail climbs up from Mollepata sharply to Marqhok'asa pass through the pastures, farming lands, afterwards descending until the campsite through the high brush down to Soraypampa (3750 m.a.s.l).

 DAY 02: SORAYPAMPA TO COLPAPAMPA.

 Early in the morning you leave Soraypampa and keep going up the beautiful valley walking just below the majestic snowcapped mountain named Salkantay (6271 m.a.s.l.). After 1:1/2 hours the trek becomes steep zigzagging for a while after that we get the pass named Salkantaypass, 4600 m.a.s.l.

From where you will be rewarded with superb views . The trail descends through an old moraine passing great pastures down to the camp of Huayroqmachay located at 4000m.a.s.l. This campsite is subject to change according to the guide's criteria and the evolution of the group.

DAY 03: COLPAPAMPA To STA . TERESA.Wake up with lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. Continue to the north down to the lush jungle through different ecosystems watching birdlife like hummingbirds, trashes, finches, tanagers, sparrows, guans, parrots, etc It will be a long descending day towards the cloud forest where people live taking advantages of nature, also you will pass great waterfalls. At the end of the day we will see passion fruit fields. The hike will last approximately 6 hours; the campsite is at the community named "La Playa "(2400 m.a.s.l.). but we will go to Sta. Tresa where we can enjoy natural hot springs.

DAY 04: Sta, TERESA TO AGUAS CALIENTES.

The trek continues through plantations of coffee, banana, and tropical fruits.   TO Hidroelectrica ( 1800 m.a.s.l.) and continue to Aguas Calientes where we will set up HOSTAL in Aguas Calientes, this afternoon you can go to have a bath in the natural hot springs a great place to relax after this challenging trek. Opcional zip line ( 35 usd) from 8:00am to 11:00am santa Teresa. 

DAY 05: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO.

Early in the morning we take a bus up to Machu Picchu with our expert guide to explore full day in this Inca enigmatic treasure. In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco around 12:00 pm.

Include

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in bus to Mollepata, the starting point of the trek.
  • Entrance tickets to alternative inka trail Salkantay and Machupicchu.
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Cooker and cooking equipment.
  • Excellent meals: 4B – 4L  - 4D.
  • Vegetarian food (optional).
  • Camping equipment: Tents, mattress, dinning tent, tables, chairs,… etc.
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment).
  • 1 emergency horse.
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train (backpacker service) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo - bus to  
  • First Aid Kit and oxygen bottle.

Not Include

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either inMachu Picchuor in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated around 9.00pm, dinner being at your own expense too.
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes OR Sta Teresa : 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, entrance fee is US$ 3. Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes.