Salkantay by Santa Teresa 5 days, Salkantay, this route offers wonderful views and experiences in the typical Andean world. Taking this route will have the opportunity to know the path that is the link of the famous meeting of the Inca Trail that on the fifth day, during the hike you can appreciate a great diversity of flora, fauna, tropical sites, glacier peaks finally reach the Incas lost of the city “Machupicchu”.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cusco – Machupicchu|
|DEPARTURE TIME||4:30 A.M.|
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Day 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
We leave at 4:30 in the morning the city of Cusco and we will pass by the localities of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, Mollepata that approximately the 9.00. Make a stop for a light breakfast and then start our first walk along the support staff, we have a lunch stop in the field of Silcakancha sector and after three hours of hiking we will arrive to Soraypampa to spend the night.
Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – COLPAPAMPA – CHALLHUAY
After a good breakfast in the morning, we prepare to continue our walk (considered the strongest of the trip), we will cross to the place called Salkantaypampa, then turn left of the mountain called Umantayblanco which is near Salkantay, highest point to 4650 m SalkantayUmantay From this point we will be able to observe the snow and the glaciers of the Salkantay, after an hour is the stop for lunch in the Huayrac community. After our lunch to descend and continue our trek to the jungle called Challhuay, here will be our second camp.
Day 3: CHALLHUAY – LUCMABAMBA – SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA
This day will be unforgettable for the great variety of Flora and Fauna that we will see the passage of the days, we will also appreciate the formation of hot springs in a small valley in Sahuayacocha we will have lunch and then take a transport to Santa Teresa. Taking note of various varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude and in turn values the variety of cultivated coffee, fruit trees, bananas, pomegranates and avocados, we will finally reach our third camp in Santa Teresa. Overnight.
Day 4: SANTA TERESA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, this will be a quiet day, as the road is smoother to Machu Picchu. Arriving thus to hydroelectric for lunch, place to produce electricity for consumption in the city of Cusco, where we said goodbye to the support staff, here you can decide whether to continue the trip to Aguas Calientes that would logically be more ideal or take a train that transports to Aguas Calientes hydroelectric, We are going to have a hotel for the night.
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
After breakfast we walk to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu and see the sunrise in Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour of two hours by the same professional guide who accompanied us during the trip, and then have free time where you can take photos, climb the Huayna Picchu, among others, the same day that take the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
NOTE: Huayna Picchu is behind the mountain, from Machu Picchu where you climb up in order to take aerial view of the Inca citadel. There is a checkpoint at Machu Picchu to climb to Huayna Picchu. You must enter with a ticket already purchased to go up to Huayna Picchu. It is necessary to get the ticket, for these high season months is and pay additionally to the entrance cost to Machupicchu. Only 400 people can visit the day divided into two shifts. Machu Picchu receives more than 1000 visitors per day. To get the ticket and get up early and watch the sunrise.