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Trekking Salkantay 4 days

Day 1 : Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

The day will begin at around 5 o'clock in the morning. The transport will take us to Mollepata where we will arrive around 7 am. Mollepata is a small town situated at 2850 metres with a temperate climate and a very various vegetation. Around the village, it is possible to look at snowy peaks of the Salkantray mountain range, which are located between 4000 and 5000 metres of altitude. After having had breakfast, a hike of 7 to 8 hours will start. On the way, we will stop to have lunch and then continue until we reach Soraypampa to spend our first night.

Overnight in tents.
Included meals: lunch, dinner.

Day 2 : Soraypampa - Chaullay

After having had our breakfast and enjoyed the sunrise on Salkantay peak, we will start our hike of 7 to 8 hours during which we will appreciate the landscapes and the nature, and will see the difference between the ecological and latitudinal layers. We will first climb through a canyon, before getting to the sides of Salkantay, the little valley of Salkantay and going through one of the side of the impressive peak. Afterwards, we will go down to Wayrapampa to have lunch, and then carry on to Chaullay where we will spend our second night.

Overnight in tents.
Included meals: full board.

Day 3 : Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

Today, we will go on our hike very early and will pass through beautiful landscapes. The climate here will be very different from the first two days, as we get into a zone with a temperate climate that can only be found in the forest. During this hike, we will observe many different birds, mammals, insects and other animals. We will also have the opportunity to learn more about the settlers' lifestyle there, to see the waterfalls of Waynapoco, and then take the bus to the hydroelectric power plant of Machupicchu. From there, we will have a three-hour walk to the village of Aguas Calientes where we will have dinner and will spend the night.

Overnight in tents.
Included meals: full board.

Day 4 : Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today is the big day! We will discover the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Starting at 6 am, we will climb for about an hour and a half before getting to the site. We will be given a guided tour of 2 or 3 hours of the site. Afterwards, you will have free time to walk through and discover the Inca Citadel at your own speed.

We will then climb down to Aguas Calientes, where we will take the train to Ollantaytambo, where our transport will take us to Cusco.

Included meals: breakfast.

 

Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 people

Included:

  • Official tourism guide
  • Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata
  • Camp equipments (tents for guests, for food and for bathroom, mastress..)
  • Return train ticket (expedition services) to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Ticket for the entry to the Machu Picchu
  • Full board while trekking
  • 2 nights in camp, 1 night in a hotel in Aguas calientes

Not included:

  • Personal purchases
  • Tips

What you have to bring :

  • Sleeping bag
  • Passport
  • Backbag
  • Trekking shoes
  • Clothes against rain
  • Water, flashlight, solar cream, sunglasses
  • sport clothes
  • anti mosquito cream
  • camera and battery
  • snacks : chocolate or fruit bars, energy drink ..