TOUR: Salkantay Machupicchu 05 Days / 04 Nights

Salkantay Machupicchu 05 Days / 04 Nights

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Salkantay Machupicchu 05 Days / 04 Nights
Salkantay Machupicchu 05 Days / 04 Nights

The Apu Salkantay (6264 m) is a sacred mountain in the Vilcabamba range, located south of the Sacred Citadel of Machu Picchu.
This mountain, with the Southern Cross, served as a reference for astrological observation developed by the Incas (from Machu Picchu), especially during the June and December solstices. Its location supports the concept of “sacred geography”, under which the Incas developed Andean civilization.

The best time of year to visit the Apu Salkantay is during the winter, between April and October.
Temperatures range from -5 ° C to 23 ° C with little chance of rain. Reach the maximum height is 4643 meters above sea level at the Salkantay pass, with the minimum altitude is 2000 meters above sea level in the town of Aguas Calientes.

The ecological levels we will experience will vary from Quechua (2500m. 3500m.), Suni (3500m. To 4000 m), Puna (4100m. At 4800m.) And Janca (4800m. To 6768m) with all its flora and fauna.

DAY 1: CUSCO (. 3350m) – MOLLEPATA (2850m.) – SORAYPAMPA (3850m.)
At 6:00 am we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. We leave Cusco to the town of Mollepata by private transport and will take approximately 4 hours. We will travel to the northwest, across the Pampas de Anta or Yawar Pampa (Blood Pampa), named after the fierce battle that took place here between the Incas and Chancas, for control of the city of Cusco. We continue to the village of Limatambo, and Mollapata.

Upon arriving at Mollepata, we will enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful Limatambo, stopping for panoramic views of the Apurimac valley, where you can enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. After that we will drive an hour to our trailhead in Sayllapata at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level, where we have lunch and meet our “carriers” (riders).

For 2 1/2 hours will hike through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha and Soraypampa (3,850 m.), After 4 hours, we arrive at our first camp.
Transporting time: 3 1/2 hours.
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Temperate and cold weather overnight.
Meals during the day: Lunch / Dinner.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA (. 3750m) – CHAULLAY (2920m.)
On the second day, after breakfast around 7:00 am starts to climb to the highest point of our trek, the Salkantay Pass, at 4600 meters above sea level. From this point we can appreciate the special insights Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow-capped peak (6264 meters). We’ll have 3 hours of walking, with spectacular views of the Umantay (3473m.) and Huayanay mountains, small lakes and moraines before arriving at our lunch site, Huayraqmachay (3700 meters). Then, after a walk of about three hours, we arrive at our campsite in Chaullay (2920m.).
Hiking time: 8 hours.
Meals during the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 3: CHAULLAY (2920m.) – PLAYA (2250m.) – SANTA TERESA (1830m.)
On the third day, the group will have 6 hours of easy hiking down. We will be introduced in a high jungle location called Ceja de Selva, where coffee, coca, fruit plantations, variety of birds, mammals, insects and other animals can be observed.
There will be time to shower in a waterfall, take pictures. If we’re lucky, we can observe the famous bird called the Cock of the Rock “. From Playa Sahuayaco, we will go to camp in the hot springs of Santa Teresa (We recommend you bring your bathing suit.) Here we will camp and have dinner.
Hiking time: 7 hours
Meals during the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 4: SANTA TERESA (1830m.) – LLACTAPATA (2740m.) – Hydroelectrica (1900m.) – Aguas Calientes (2050m.)
After breakfast we will take the local transportation for 20 minutes to Lucmabamba. From there we began our four-day trek, climbing almost 3 1/2 hours in a recently discovered Inca called Llactapata (2,740 m.), Or “high city” in Quechua. From there we have the first view of Machu Picchu, free time to enjoy the landscape, and then descend to the hydroelectric station (Km 116), where we will have a delicious lunch train. We continue by train for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes (2,050 m.). Upon arrival, they will stay at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included in this package). Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 19:30
Hiking time: 4 hours
Meals during the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes (2050m.) – MACHU PICCHU (2430M.) – CUSCO.
Early in the morning we took the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu archaeological site. We have the opportunity to climb the difficult path to the top of Huayna Picchu, the pyramid-shaped peak that overlooks Machu Picchu, which offers spectacular and different views, it is even possible to see the Apu Salkantay.

The tour of Machu Picchu allows us to appreciate the high level of development achieved by Andean civilization through the Incas.
A very religious place, Machu Picchu demonstrates the superior knowledge achieved in astronomy and astrology. This knowledge of measuring the rainy and dry seasons through the solstices is indispensable for the development of agriculture, life-source of the Andes. After our visit, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where we will enjoy a relaxing bath at the local hot springs.
The train leaves at Cusco in the afternoon of Aguas Calientes, and it is important to be aware of the bus schedule you from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes wore. Usually buses run every 25 minutes and the prices of train and bus tickets are included in the total price of the tour.
Meal during the day: Breakfast.

You get on a train that goes from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station at 14:00 or 18:00 and takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. In Ollantaytambo you will have transportation by bus to your hotel in Cusco that takes aproxlymatly1 hours and 45 minutes.

You will be back at your hotel around 17: 30-18: 00 or 9:30 pm to 10pm.


OVERVIEW

INCLUDED

  • Transport hotel Cusco - Mollepata
  • Backpacker Train: Aguas Calientes - Train Ollanta
  • Income: Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Bus: 01 buses (Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes)
  • Bus: Beach - Santa Teresa
  • Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Day Four)
  • Professional Guide: English Language / Spanish
  • Assistant Guide: From 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Carriers: Responsible for the management of horses
  • Horses: Carry tents, food, cooking equipment, backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (5 kg of personal equipment per person)
  • One or two horses for emergencies according to group size.
  • Food: 4 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 4 dinners and snacks
  • Equipment: tents, inflatable mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables and first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Breakfast first day, usually hotels offer this service.
  • Lunch last day
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Admission to the hot springs of Santa Teresa