Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days and 4 nights
Given the new restrictions and limits imposed on the classic Inca Trail route to Machu Picchu during the last few years, new alternatives and trails have been found to reach the majestic Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
The classic Salkantay trek is an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The sacred road is an avant-garde adventure experience for travelers looking for a bit more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular views, the trek to Machu Picchu offer tranquility and contemplation of the rich nature of the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu.
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DETAILED ITINERARY OF BIG MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS
SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA
We pick up from 04.30 AM of their respective hotels, we leave Cusco at 05.00 AM passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata where we will be approximately at 08:00 AM where we will have our breakfast, and then we will deliver 05 kilos to our muleteer
We board the bus from Mollepata to Marqoq’asa for 45 minutes, then we will start the trek from 02.00 hours until the lookout point where we can see 02 valleys (valley of Mollepata, Marqoq’asa) followed by the walk through the time of 03.30 hours to the point of lunch and camp of Soraypampa.
Marqoq’asa and Soraypampa (14 km, 5 hours)
OPTION: Ascent and visit to the Humantay lagoon located 4220 m.s.n.m the ascent we do it in 01.20 minutes and the descent in 40 minutes.
Our tea time is approximately at 18.00 pm and then we will go to our dinner at 7.30 pm, finally we will go to our tents or sleeping tents.
DAY 2: SORAYMAPA -SALKANTAY- CHAULLAY
At 05:00 am we will have breakfast to continue with our walk at 06.30 am, making a gradual ascent of 04 hours to the salkantay pass point located at 4650 meters above sea level. We will be able to pass through 02 important points of history (salkantay-pampa and soyroq’ocha) in the pass we will make a small offering with coca leaves to our pachamama and the apu salkantay, and we will talk about history and religion of the Incas.
We make the descent of 02.30 minutes to the point of huayrac-pampa lunch where we will be 01.30 minutes tasting lunch, we continue the walk from the 4100 masl to 2900 masl for the time of 03.30 minutes all this way in jungle brows coming to the camp of Chaullay name where we will have our tea and dinner.
- SORAYPAMPA- SALKANTAY- CHAULLAY (22KM, 10 HOURS)
DAY 3: CHAULLAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA
We will take our breakfast at 06.00 am, then we will walk for the time 05.30 hours all through our jungle eyebrow with ascents and descent plains, in this journey we will appreciate coffee plantations, orchids, bees, bromeliads and many natural plants used for natural medicine , arriving at our Sahuayaca lunch point where we will have lunch “buffete” and board a bus which is included from the lunch point to the camp (Playa – Santa Teresa). Arriving at our camp we will have the option of visiting the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo (Santa Teresa) that are not included in our package and we return to our camp at 06.00 pm, for our tea and dinner.
- CHAULLAY -PLAYA (14 KM 5 HOURS)
DAY 4: SANTA TERESA -HIDROELECTRICA-AGUAS CALIENTES:
The sunrise will be in a tropical area full of history and nature. Our breakfast awaits us ready to taste and then we will continue our trip towards the hydroelectric where we have lunch in the restaurant after lunch. We will continue our trek through the tropical zone towards the town of hot waters and accommodate us in the hostel and wait for dinner at 18.30 pm.
- SANTA TERESA-HIDROELECTRICA-AGUAS CALIENTES (14 KM, 5 HOURS)
DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES- MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
In the early morning around 4.30 in the morning we will ascend towards the majestic Inka city of Machupicchu where we will visit accompanied by our guide an approximate of 2 hrs., And the rest of the free day in which you can visit Huayna Picchu, Inti Punku, temple from the moon or simply visit the whole citadel once more, we return in the afternoon to the village of Machu Picchu depending on the schedule of our return train which we will announce once you book your trip with our company.
- Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata. TOURISTIC BUS
- Professional Guide
- 4 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 4 dinners
- Horses (equipment, food, and 5 kilos of luggage of the client (includes tents or tents and matras), if this exceeds this weight is the responsibility of the endorsing agency and / or passenger) only for 3 days.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- 01 night of Hostal aguas calientes
- Availability of spaces.
- Return ticket by tourist train Aguas calientes -Ollantaytambo.
- Ollantaytambo Transportation – Cusco.
- TOURISTIC BUS. Final in Plaza San Francisco.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Breakfast the first day.
- Lunch of the last day.
- WATER BOILED DURING THE TOUR
- Entrance to Huaynapicchu
- Sleeping bag.
- Service and extra expenses.