Salkantay to Machupicchu trek 4 Days, Many Inca roads link the Cordillera Vilcabamba, the steep, green mountains that surround Machu Picchu. Our special route follows a traditional but little traveled Inca Trail passing through remote ruins above the Urubamba river, then even higher in breathtaking alpine reaches where we have some of the most glorious landscapes and camps in the Andes all for ourselves. Our highest point is the passage of Incachiriasca, a spectacular mountain pass with incredible landscapes of the ice fields of the Sacred Salcantay (20,574 feet), the highest peak near Machu Picchu. From sublime alpine lands we descend into the cloud forest and head to the lost city nestled in a cliff, Machu Picchu. Overnight at the only hotel in the city offers an opportunity to visit one of the most mysterious sites in the world without competition.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cusco – Machupicchu|
|DEPARTURE TIME||4:30 o’clock|
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Day 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
We will pick you up at our vehicle unit at 4:30 am and start our trip to the district of Mollepata, where we will begin our walk; the trip lasts 3 hours and once arrived we will have 30 minutes to have our breakfast (NOT INCLUDED), then we continue on the same transport to Challacancha from here we walk to Canal Inca and finally to the first camp that is in Soraypampa where we have lunch and after a nap From 20 minutes we have 3 hours to explore the Humantay lagoon returning to the camp for dinner and rest for the second day.
Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
The guide after dinner will give the respective instructions for the next day; sure the awake will be at 5:00 AM and then have breakfast, and once the group is ready for the hike the climb to Salkantay pass for 4 hours and then descend for a period of 2 hours to Arayanniyoq where we wait our lunch once enjoyed the food will rest and then continue to the camp for a period of 3 hours. Until arriving at town of Chauwllay.
Day 3: CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESSA HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
The same way the awake will be at 6 am once breakfast is over, we will get on the bus which will take us to the hydroelectric plant, passing by Santa Teresa in a hydroelectric power station, we will have our lunch, and then have a siesta for 30 minutes. In the afternoon we continue our 3 hour walk along the side of the rail towards the town of Aguas Calientes.
Note: if you do not want to walk you can take the train but it is not included in the package. This costs 35 dollars.
Arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes we will be waiting for a transfer to take us to our hostel (SOL DE ORO) where we will spend the fourth night there. At night we will have a dinner at a tourist restaurant where the guide will give the breafing or some guidelines for the fifth day.
Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
In order to enjoy the picturesque Inca city, the awake will be at 4:30 am and have breakfast in their respective hostels and start walking for about 2 hours until reaching the control point that is 6:00 am; starting the tour for a time of 2 hours with the guide in the same historical center of Machupicchu, then we continue with our walk for about 1 hour to the Mountain of Machupicchu (the entrance is in the second shift 8 am-9:00am) by the Afternoon (1pm or 2pm) we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to catch the return train (at the time available – INKA RAIL) to the city of Ollantaytambo and the bus to the city of Cusco.