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SALKANTAY - SANTA TERESA - MACHUPICCHU 5D/4N

The mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba rise to form a ragged chain between the regions' two great rivers; the Urubamba and the Apurimac. Along the cordillera's northern side, massive snow peaks collide with lush tropical rain forests.

 

Located northwest of Cusco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera's tallest peak, is at the eastern end of the chain and rises to 6271 meters above sea level. The name Salkantay means 'Savage Mountain' which may refer to the swirling clouds that rise up from the jungle lowlands and engulf the peak.

 

The Salkantay to Sanctuary of Machu Picchu trek normally takes 5 days and has become popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. For the first 4 days you will be surrounded with magnificent scenery and rarely see other groups of trekkers.

The trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses can be used to carry food and equipment.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO - SAYLLACANCHA - SOYROCOCHA

salkantay santa teresaAt 6:00 AM we'll pick you up from your selected hotel. We'll leave by our private transport to Mollepata 2800 meters, beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, stopping for panoramic views of the Apurimac Valley, where you can have a breakfast in a typical restaurant. After that we'll drive for 1hr until our trailhead called Sayllacancha ( 3 200 meters), there we'll meet our arrieros “horsemen“ and trek staff, 2 1/2 hrs hiking through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha , unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa (3750 meters), where we'll have the lunch. Then after 4 hours we’ll arrive to our first campsite, Soyrococha ( 4 200 meters).
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DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA - HUAYRAQMACHAY – COLPAPAMPA

salkantay machupichuThe second day we'll ascent to the highest point of our trek, Salkantay Pass 4600 meters from this point we can appreciate the special views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6271 meters), 3 hours walking with spectacular views of the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, small lakes and morraines arriving to our lunch site, Huayraqmachay ( 3700meters), then we'll go down for 3 1/2 hrs until our second campsite, Colpabamba ( 2600 meters).
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DAY 3: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA - SANTA TERESA

salkantay machupichu

 

The third day, the group will walk for 4 hrs, downhill easy hike, we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva where coffee, coca and fruits plantations can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird " Gallito de las Rocas " stop in Playa (2250 meters) for Lunch, then we take a local transportation for 45 minutes until Santa Teresa, where we have our third campsite.
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DAY 4: SANTA TERESA - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

salkantay machupichuAfter breakfast , we will cross the river  and then walk to Hidroelectrica Train station (Km 116), where we have our last camping lunch. Then continue walking for two and a half more hours to Aguas Calientes (2 000 meters).
Hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
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DAY 05: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO.

machupicchu

Early wake up in order to take the bus bus to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 2 hours and plenty of
free time to explore more, optional time to Climb the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Sun gate, after that you have to take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes and wait for the train to return, arrive in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

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 ** Campsites will be determined according to the guide's criteria

GROUP SERVICE
 


GROUP SIZE:: 2 – 16 people
FIXED DEPARTURES: April to December (Every Tuesday and Saturday)

Price per person: USD 395.00

August  24,28,31
September 4,7,11,14,18,21,25,28
October 2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30
November 2,6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30
December 4,7,11,14,18,21,25,28 
 

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Transportation : Cusco – Sayllapata / train station - hotel
  • Backpacker train Service: Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • Entrance fee: Machupicchu
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Local bus: Playa – Santa Teresa
  • Hostel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags andmattresses (Max. 6 kilos/ 13 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts/4 Lunches/4 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), sleeping pad, dinning tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle

 

DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Santa Teresa Hot springs ($5.00), this is optionalTips (optional)

 

 

 

ADDITIONALS:

  • US$15 Synthetic sleeping bag rental (-10°C) for the whole trek
  • US$20 Down sleeping bags rental (-10°C) for the whole trek
  • US$18 Metal trekking poles rental for the whole trek
  • US$20 single accommodation
  • US$12 therm-a-rest mattresses

 

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PRIVATE SERVICE
 

You can choose your date, the whole service is just for you, we don’t add any other people

Group Size: It depends on the client
Fixed departures: It depends on the client

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Transportation : Cusco – Sayllapata / train station - hotel
  • Vistadome train Service: Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • Machupicchu Entrance fee
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Local bus: Playa – Santa Teresa
  • Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags andmattresses (Max. 8 kilos/ 17.6 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts/5 Lunches/4 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), air sleeping pad, dinning tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle

 

DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
  • Sleeping bag
  • Santa Teresa Hot springs ($5.00), this is optionalTips (optional)

 

 

ADDITIONALS:

  • US$15 Synthetic sleeping bag rental (-10°C) for the whole trek
  • US$25 Down sleeping bags rental (-10°C) for the whole trek
  • US$18 Metal trekking poles rental for the whole trek
  • US$20 single accommodation
     


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