SALKANTAY TREK CULTURAL TO MACHU PICCHU 8D - 7N

The trek on the first day start at Marcocasa which is almost 6 hours walking to Soray from here we will go to visit the Huamntay lake which is an amazin lake full of turquoise color, on the second days the walk goes steeply uphill for half an hour, then comes to a series of zigzags (Siete Culebras is the local name of this strech). At the top of the seventh switchback the terrain levels out under Salkantay´s lateral moraine, and drops gently down to the small laguna Soirococha. The pass you see above is, alas, a false one; the main pass is a little further on, but the view of Salkantay looming above you m ore than compensates for the effort. The real pass at 4,750m is reached after 3-4 hours from the moraine, and is marked by a pile of stones , “well know as Apacheta by th locals”, which grows daily as each traveller adds his pebble to thank the APUS for a safe trip.


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SALKANTAY TREK CULTURAL EXPERIENCE TO MACHU PICCHU 8D - 7N

You can visit the city and enjoy its stunning colonial town, the legacy of an Andean and Hispanic past, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the famous Koricancha or "Temple of the Sun". It will continue the tour towards Sacsayhuaman, Inca fortress of huge rocks that protect the imperial city. Close by, you will stop at the archaeological sites of Kenko, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara. To get to the wonderful archaeological site of Pisac is formed by groups of platforms and scattered architectural structures on the slopes and on top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers; since it combines the landscape with the impeccable finishing of its constructions. Artisan Market of Pisac, the main square of Pisac home market, colorful and cheerful place, where the most famous handicrafts made by Andean Cusco hands are displayed, including handicrafts, textiles protruding parts, ponchos, bags, etc. and handicrafts ceramics, which are reproductions of Inca archaeologies parts like queros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. To this fair traders and craftsmen of many indigenous peoples, dressed in their costumes. Hotel cusco

Discover the best of the Sacred Valley through this route that starts at the Balcon del Inca, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with a stunning view, where twelve families still preserve their traditional customs and show the ancestral way they process wool, and how they get those colors so vivid for its textiles. Then continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, "the only living Inca town" the best living example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobbled streets, which have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century

We pick you up from your hotel and then we go the bus station and travel by bus for about 3 hours to Mollepata where we wil have breakfast this firs breakfast need to be order in a local restaurant in Mollepata after that we take aagain the private transport until Marcocasa where is going to start our trek. A 3 hour walk will take us to Challacancha where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypamapa, our first campsite (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) taking in the beautiful landscape along the way as optional visit we will go to Humantay lake which is 1 hour walking from Soraypampa our first Campsite

We will have breakfast at around 5.30am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours where we will Camp at a coffee plantation where we will learn about the process of the coffee so we will harves,toastand ground the coffee as part of this trek . Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits, plants and as soon as we are at la playa place where we are going to camp at a coffee plantation, on the other hand the horses will go back to Mollepata. from here there are an optional thing to do so we can take a local bus to drive one hour to get santa teresa where we can enjoy the natural hots pring ( bus fares and entrance fees to the the natural hots pring is not included in this tour)

We will have breakfast at 6am and leave our campsite at la Playa we will walk for about 3 and a half hours in order to get to Llactapata so we will do the original Inca Trail of Llacctapata from this place we can see Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu from far, after to reach the summit we are going to walk down for almost 3 hours and then we will arrive to Hydrolectric where we are going to have our lunch then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana we will be walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostal. In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek

We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to machupichu which takes One and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long ) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) to be given your train tickets back to Cusco or ollantaytambo . The first train usually leaves at 15.55 and we will arrive back in Cusco at about 20.20.or the second train which leaves 4:20 and goes to ollantaytambo where someone will be waiting for you with your guides name who will take you to take a bus to cusco . If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)

This program includes

  • Profesional bilingual tour guide
  • First day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
  • Maximum number of paxs 10 paxs
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
  • Private transport to Mollepata Marcocasa ( trailhead)
  • Tourist train back to ollantaytambo (expedition service will be at ,18:45pm leaving from Aguas calientes).
  • Private transport back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
  • Food: *4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners
  • Cook
  • 3-people tents capacity jus for two paxs only to have more space to store your luggage ( 4season tent)
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. Chairs and tables)
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat
  • Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment)
  • 7 kilos of your personal belongins to be carry by the horses
  • 1 night accommodation in a hostal Aguas Calientes(private room,cable tv, wi fi)
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • First Aid kit
  • *Vegetarian/special diet options available

Does not Include

  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu.( if you take this entrance it will be charge 20 dollars to the original price)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in agues calientes
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters or transportation to get there
  • Bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu (optional) $24 dolars round trip ( one way 12 dollars and you can buy it at the Aguas Calientes bus station).
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.

What do you need to bring

  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand)

Optional Extras

  • Short pants
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.
  • Plaster and bandages

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