SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
7 DAYS 6 NIGHT
Introduction: This route offer marvelous views and experiences in the typical Andean world. Taking this route you will have the opportunity to know the path which is linking the famous Inca Trail meeting there on the fifth day, during the trekking you can appreciate a diversity of Flora, Fauna, tropical sites, glacier peaks getting finally to the lost Incas city "Machupicchu".
Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa
Pick up from your hotel at 4:30 am. In a private bus then drive to Mollepata. Passing Izcuchaca communities and Limatambo. In Mollepata have time right for our breakfast. After this point we begin our ascent on foot to 3100 m Cruzpata over a slight rise can appreciate different types of plants, native birds, the Apurimac River (which is the deepest in Peru) and a community of irrigation canal. After about six hours walk arrive at our first camp Soraypampa 3900 m from here we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay distance 6271 m. overnight.
Day 2: Soraypampa - Paso de Salkantay - Inca Chiriasca
After our breakfast, we leave with the direction of the Abra de Salkantay along a trail climb with many variations in climate which will see small groups of houses, flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the snow peak of 5902 Humantay m After about six hours walk arrive at our second camp Chiriasca 3980 masl Inca from here we can appreciate the majestic mountains of Salkantay 6271 masl overnight.
Day 3: Inca Chiriasca - Sisay Pampa - Canal Inca
After spending the night, we begin our 4 hour steep climb to the pass of Inca Sisay Pampa (4850msnm) the top of our hike, which will have breathtaking views of snow-covered Salkantay. Immediately descend to our lunch point Sisay Pampa, a flat area from which one can see the neighboring valleys of Salkantay (you may see condors in this area.) After lunch descend to Pampacahuana community where there is an original Inca canal. Where is our second camp. Overnight.
Day 4: Canal Inca - Inca Rakay - Huayllabamba
We wake up about 7:00 am., After enjoying breakfast we start our hike the hardest of the day, the walk is a precipitous rise and narrow (9 km). Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). Following to the community of Wayllabamba (3000 m) in the bottom portion will visit the archaeological complex of Inca Racay (Paucar court) that is composed of various buildings such as plazas, walls, terraces rectangular. After about four hours of walking Wayllabamba reach, where we stopped for our lunch. This is the point at which we begin our Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. As pack animals are not allowed on the Inca Trail, so we bid farewell to our horsemen and horses and in their place we were introduced to the porters who will take care of loading the camping equipment and food to the end. Our third night.
Day 5: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayo
After our breakfast, we start our second day's walk, through Tres Piedras, Llulluchapampa and reaching the peak of the Inca Trail Warmiwañusca (dead woman) to 4200 m Stop for lunch at appropriate time. Continuing the path descend to our camp Pacaymayo (3500 m), Camp, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Pacaymayu - Runkurakay - Sayacmarca - Wiñayhuayna
After our breakfast, the third day of trekking tours to the ruins of Runkurakay and Sayacmarca at lunch. Then we walk the road to get Puyupatamarca (cloud city) another important archaeological site. After a short walk leads to our last camp Wiñayhuayna (forever young). Visit the resort. Camp, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Before sunrise, about 4:30 am. After our breakfast, we begin a short hike up to Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol), which has a fantastic view of Machu Picchu. Guided tour of close to two hours for the main temples of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, then have free time to climb Huayna Picchu. In the afternoon we went to the town of Aguas Calientes to catch our train back to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco.
What is included
- Arrival / Departure Transfer in Cusco
- Private transportation to Mollepata
- Entrance to the Inca Trail
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- 6 breakfasts, 6 Lunches / 6 Dinners
- Professional guide (English - Spanish)
- Chef and Carrier
- Horses (carry camping equipment)
- Carriers (carry camping equipment)
- Tents and camping equipment
- First aid kit
- Backpacker train ticket back to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco
- First aid kit
- oxygen bottle
- Breakfast on the first day / lunch and dinner last day
- Bus Ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bag
- Cost Extras
- Tips for porters, cooks and guides.