caminata salkantay5 d / 4n caminata salkantay

A trekkin thropugh beautiful landscapes, observing the second high snow mountain of the Cuzco region, SALKANTAY. Additionally, a visit to the wonder of themodern world, Machu Picchu above Aguas Calientes town.


RESUMEN DEL VIAJE
DAY 1 Cuzco-Mollepata-Soraypampa
DAY 2 Soraypampa-Challway
DAY 3 Challway-La PLaya-Santa Teresa
DAY 4 Santa Teresa-Aguas Calientes
DAY 5 Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu.

PROGRAM

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Pack
  • Extras

DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

From Cusco we will leave very early in the morning at 6.00am. our private bus will pick you up from your hotel then drive to MOLLEPATA (trailhead) the bus ride will take us around 3 hours, when we get Mollepata we have our first breakfast and arrange our horses.

 

mollepata salkantay


Then we will continue to CRUZ PATA with the bus, and start hiking, horses and mules will come behind us, then in the middle of the way we will have lunch, after the lunch we will have one hour to take a rest and then continue hiking, we start walking to SORAYPAMPA (3.850 masl), after to walk for about 6 hours we will arrive to Soraypampa and we will prepare our camp site in the base of the first Mountain HUMANTAY 5917 masl a snow capped mountain. When we will arrive to the camp site our mountain staff will be waiting for us with some hot tea. And later a delicious dinner and overnight at 4200 of altitude.

 

 

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY

 

After having energetic breakfast we will leave around 7am, first couple hours soft walking as we approach to the base of the Salkantay mountain then start hiking up moderate path for about four hours to the first pass of SALKANTAY mountain 4.600 masl

 

From here we will have nice views of the mountain and we will see the Inkachiriashka pass in front of us where the trail leads to the classic inka trail, then after to enjoy nice views from the pass we will continue hiking, this time down the small valley for about 1 hours through a nice place of Huayracmachay where we will have lunch, then after lunch we will continue going down but this time we will have notorious climate change as we approach to the jungle area of Cusco, we will start hiking down as we are getting into the forest full of orchids and exotic plants, we will pass over huts of Rayanpata finally we will arrive to Chaullay and we will start preparing our camping next to he humble huts where the owners offer cold bears and soda waters to the trekkers camp at Chaullay 2.900 masl dinner and overnight. 

 


soraypampa salkjantay


 

 

DAY 3: CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA – SANTA TERESA

 

Early in the morning we will have breakfast in challhuay then start hiking down passing through Colpapampa then hike down along the Salkantaymayu as we go down we can observe many kind of exotic plants hills full of trees considered jungle area of Cusco, In this part of the trek we will walk on a narrow trail on the mountainside, crossing some species of orchids and different kinds of plants, and some cornfields, fruit fields and we will have opportunity to see the most beautiful waterfall on the trail.

 

caminos del inka gallito delas rocas

 

After 5 hours walking. we will get to LA PLAYA, we will observe coffe plants and many fruit plants then we will continue to SAHUAYACO for about some minutes, here we will find basic shops where we will find drinks and other things we will prepare our camp site in the particular fields because here the camping fields have owners who will be familiar with visitors, dinner and overnight in SAHUAYACO around 2200masl . 

 

DAY 4: SANTA TERESA- HIDROELECTRIC-AGUAS CALIENTES

 

After the breakfast in SAHUAYACO we will aboard the public bus (only that service) then start driving to SANTA TERESA town is over 1.645 msal we will pass by the classical jungle area a lot of coffee plants, we will drive for about 45 minutes to get to SANTA TERESA arriving around 10:00 am, here men, women and young girls will be waiting for us to help us with our equipments to carry until the hanging bridge because there are no cars or mules for this part of the trail this part of the trail will take us about 30 minutes hiking, all this area was destroyed by the landslide and the trails were closed, even the railways was destroyed, then we will arrive to the hanging bridge to cross the Urubamba river and take the public truck of the Machupicchu Town hall and drive to hydroelectric power station which sis also a small village and the train station for this part of the trail.

 

 

Here we can see many kinds of fruits, tree and plants. We will have lunch in the Hydroelectric and continue hiking to Aguas calientes but before we can enjoy the highest rocky mountain over us wich is part of Huaynapicchu where are the Machupicchu’s inka ruins, Finally we arrive at the last place of our things ready and around 4:00pm we will take hot shower in our selected hotel in Aguas Calientes restaurant and overnight in Aguas Calientes.

 

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU

 

After the breakfast in the Hotel in Aguas Calientes we will the morning bus to the Archeological Site of Machupicchu, When we get to Machupicchu we will have guided tours for about 2 hours the guide will inform us about the importance and story of each site in Machupicchu walking around the ruins and visit the most important places of Machupicchu. After the guided visit Machupicchu visitors will have time to walk by themselves taking photographs, another option is for climbing up to the Huaynapicchu Mountain, enjoying the view of all of Machupicchu Inka Citadel.

 

View of Machu Picchu marvel

 

MACHU PICCHU was shown to the World in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, but the name of Machu Picchu was given by Melchor Arteaga, the guide of Bingham. For some scientifics, it was a monastery to educate women. For others, it was like a mausoleum to keep the Inka mummy.

 

These are just two among many hypothesis about he function of this citu. In general, this sanctuary (3rd. hypothesis) was divided in 2 sector: Agricultural and Urban.

 

It contains temples, palaces, houses, stores and overall buildings which accomplished religious ceremonial functions. One of the misteries is the construction in stone. The union between them without cement or any kind of glue. Las squares, aqueducts, the vigilance tower, the solar clock, among other vestiges, is a big testimonial of the high tecnology of the Inkas.

 

After this exciting visit, we will go down to Aguas Calientes town to have LUNCH on a touristic restaurant. Visit to the town and return to Cuzco city.

 

Click here to see more pictures of Machu Picchu.

 

After the whole visit to the ruins we will meet in the main entrance of Machupicchu to come back all together with bus to Aguas Calientes, Passengers will have lunch in recommended restaurant and then in the late afternoon we will coach the train back to Cusco during 4 hours.

 

ARRIVAL to Cusco around 8:20pm. approximately. Transfer to the hotel. End of our service.

 

 


WHAT IS INCLUDED:


• Transport to Mollepata by bus
• Guide in English and Spanish
• Cook
• Tents and mattresses
• Lodge basic in Aguas Calientes
• Cooking tent and equipments
• Food from lunch first day until lunch 4th day
• Horses to carry the food and equipments
• Entrance fee Machu Picchu and guided tour
• Transportación to return to Cusco by train and bus arriving at 9 to 9:30 pm.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

• sleeping bag
• bus up/down to/from Machu Picchu, entrance to Mollepata
• Meals in Aguas Calientes
• Entrances tickets to hot springs pools

We do groups from different nationalities; consider the weather now it is the rain seasons ask for the list of clothes you need to bring for the trek.

This program could change depending the step of the clients…..

 

 

CARRY ON RECOMMENDATION

 

• A backbag.

• Original Passport.

• 01 set of clothes.

• Clothes for cold.

• Trekkin shoes.

• Small towel.

• Bath clothes if you go the pools in Aguas Calientes

• Poncho for rain.

• Water Canteen.

• Photo camera with enough batteries, cards and films..

• Repellent, sunblock and hat.

• Limelight.

• Toilet paper.

• Bottled water and sanitazing pills

• Optional : Canes covered qith rubbee for the trekkin.
Snacks: Cookies, sweet chicolates, energizer bars, etc.

 

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