Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days (Small Group)

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Day 1: Cusco Mollepata - Soraypampa

Stop At: Mollepata District, Anta 08645, Peru
We leave from Cusco between 4:30 and take a scenic morning bus-ride to our trek starting point at challacancha Along the 3-hour drive, we will pass through the town of Limatambo (2100m/6888ft), an important point of access to the city of Cusco, where the Tarawasi ruins are located. The road continues up a beaten track along the right shore of the...
Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco Mollepata - Soraypampa

Stop At: Mollepata District, Anta 08645, Peru
We leave from Cusco between 4:30 and take a scenic morning bus-ride to our trek starting point at challacancha Along the 3-hour drive, we will pass through the town of Limatambo (2100m/6888ft), an important point of access to the city of Cusco, where the Tarawasi ruins are located. The road continues up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and the small community of challacancha (2750m/9020ft), the starting point of the trek, where we meet our wranglers and horses. After a short introduction, we’ll start the hike up through the vegetation between the dark hills. The beginning of the trail is slopping up with some flat stretches, appropriately called the “training section” of the trek.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
Go at your own pace, this day is flexible. If you arrive early enough, you have the option to hike up to the small lagoon at the bottom of Humantay Mountain to come back to the campsite called Soraypampa. (3,500m/11480ft).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: camping

Day 2: SorayPampa - Salkantay Pass - Chawllay

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
We will wake up to beautiful morning light in the mountains, have breakfast, and start the hike to the summit of the trail. During the ascent we will have our first view of Salkantay Mountain and we will start our hike towards the base of the white peaks of Salkantay (6271m/20569ft), cross Salkantaypampa. Then we have a 2 hr steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier views from Salkantay pass (4600m/15088ft), the highest pass in the program where, besides enjoying stunning views of the surrounding glaciers and the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range, we may also observe chinchillas and condors in their natural habitat. We break for lunch mid-trail and from this point, we start descending towards a more tropical climate, into the cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. As we continue, we will experience the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. After the last 3 hr hike we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, the base camp (2,900 masl – 9,514 ft).
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: Chawllay La Playa Santa teresa Aguas calientes

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
Our early morning starts towards La Playa, crossing the small village called Collpapampa. Here, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River, passing the waterfalls at Coripacchi, to the settlement at Wiñaypoko where there are passion fruit, mango, banana, avocado, and coffee. At midday, we’ll get to the bustling small town of La Playa, break for lunch, and continue the journey via a small bus (1 hour and 30 minutes) until the Hydroelectric. There you have two options: you can continue by foot 3 hrs or catch the 1 hr train (US$ 26.00) to finally arrived in Aguas Calientes where we will meet for an early dinner and stay in a hostel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Aguas calientes - Machu picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
We wake up early and board a bus to Machu Picchu where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately 2 or 3 hrs. You will then have free time to walk around or climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (please note that there are only 400 visitors allowed per day for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain, US$15.00, must reserve in advance). You may also visit the Temple of the Moon, Sun Gate or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, back down to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Ollantaytambo and a 2 hr bus back to Cusco. Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary park restrictions, campsite availability, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • 3x Lunch
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 02 nights in tents and 1 night hotel in aguas calientes 3*** can be upgrade
  • Pre-departure briefing at Willka Travel Office.
  • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
  • English-speaking, professional, and official tourist guide
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7 kg per person
  • 3x Dinner
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Transfer train station to hotel in Cusco
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 3x Breakfast
Not Included
  • Sleeping bags (you can rent from our company)
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If you are in a private apartment please let us know also we can help you to arrange your hotel in cusco

4:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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