ACTIVITIES IN AREQUIPA

Living culture, nature and adventure

Trekking Salkantay special

Day 1 : Cusco – Soraypampa - Andeneria

We will pck you up from your Hotel in Cusco around 4:00 am in a private transportation. After about 4 hours of driving we arrive at Limatambo (2100m), where we can find important arquelogical foundations of Tarawasi from the Inca Empire. We will continure with our drive, going trough MOllepata village (2800m) until we arrive at the starting point of our walk. We will walk until the base of the Salkantay mountain, passing by Salkantaypampa before starting to climb up for about 2 hours until we reach Soyracchocha (4200m). We will walk right next to an impressive icemountain and through the Salkantay pass, the highest point of our walk (4600m) from here we will appreciate wonderful landscapes made of the Vilcamba Cordillera. From this point we start our way down until our first basecamp at 3500m.

  • Total distance : 18 km (11,25 miles)
  • Estimated time : 7 horas
  • Maximal height : 4,600 m (15,088 ft)
  • Basecamp : 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
  • Included meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2 : Andenería – Lucmabamba

Today we will continue our way down on the Wayraq shores, enjoying the aboundancy of the vegetation, some waterfalls and passion fruit fields. We will walk for one hour until we arrive in Challay and another 45 minutes later to Collpampa city. After another way down we reach the Totora shores and the City of Bulliciosa de la laya. We will finally arrive to our second basecamp in Lucmabamba (2100m), where we will spend the night. On our way we will see banana and coffee fields. During the afternoon we will have a visit of a coffee maker industry.

  • Total distance : 20 km (12,50 miles)
  • Estimated time : 6 horas
  • Maximal height : 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
  • Basecamp : 2,100 m (6,888 ft)
  • Included meals: full board

Day 3: Lucmabamba – Aguas Calientes

After having our breakfast, we start the walk up to the mirador o Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m), there we can enjoy an amazing view of Machu Pichu, the lost Inca city. We are going to enjoy our last lunch in the wild mountain at the Llaqtapata mirador (2650m), where we can observe the Llactapata ruins. After 2 hours of going down, we reach the Aobamba river and continue our walk until we arrive Aguas calientes. 

  • Total Distance : 15 km (7,50 miles)
  • Estimated time : 6 horas
  • Maximal height : 2,650 m (8,692 ft)
  • Aguas Calientes : 2,000 m (6,560 ft)
  • Included meals: full board

Day 4 : Machu Picchu - Wayna Picchu - Cusco

We will take the bus to Machu Picchu (2400m) in the morning at 06.30 and are going to enjoy a guided tour of 2,5 hours. After the tour we have some free time to enjoy and appreciate the site on our own. In the afternoon we return to Aguas calientes to take our train back to Cusco.

Included meals: breakfast


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

 

Included:

  • Transfers from your hotel and private transfer to Sorampaypa
  • Entry to the Machu Picchu
  • Professional Guide
  • Camping equipment
  • One mattress per person
  • Dining tent, Table, Chairs, Kitchen Tent
  • Cookers and equipment
  • Carriers for all camping equipment and food
  • Food, snacks and vegetarian option
  • Balloon emergency oxygen.
  • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary round trip.
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Cusco.
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel.

Not included:

  • Breakfast of the first day
  • Lunch and dinner for the last day, you’ll have free time to choose a place to eat.
  • Taxes IGV
  • Every other services not mentionned in the program

What you have to bring:

  • A backpack
  • Waterproof clothes, you can rent a Poncho in cusco for 2.00 USD$
  • Shoes for the trek
  • Warm clothes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight
  • Camera with battery