Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu - 04D / 03N

New and surprising! If you lost the Inca Trail? Do not miss this adventure! Come and enjoy this adventure, Salkantay! (Savage Mountain) a mountain plays a very important role in terms of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu... this way makes you enjoy the wonder of the world from a different perspective. Valleys, meadows, glaciers, forests and cloud forests.

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*Difficulty level depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.




DAY 01: MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA.

We pick you up from your hotel and will travel by bus about 03 hours to Mollepata (2.700.msnm) where we have a technique for breakfast and to use the toilets and do the last shopping this place where we will continue to markocasa begin our walk, about 5 hours by a beautiful path that will lead us to Soraypampa (3.800.msnm camp) for lunch with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 5720 m and Salkantay; 6271.msnm) afternoon visit the lagoon close to Humantay camp. Overnight.

Meals: Lunch - tea - dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum altitude: 2700 m
Maximum altitude: 3850 m
Distance: 11km / 9miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 02: EXCURSION SALKANTAY.

This wake up very early as it is the most difficult day of this trip will be our breakfast at 5.30 am and start our hike at 06.00. Am, about 3 hours walk uphill to reach the pass of Salkantay (4650 m) located halfway between two huge mountains; Salkantay Tucarhuay right and left. From the pass, they are amazing views of the snow capped mountains. Snow is possible here.
After a break, we will continue our walk (downhill) through the mountains of rock to Huayracpampa (4.000msnm) for lunch. After lunch we continue to walk through cloud forest area with diverse flora and fauna, where the guide will explain it to reach our second camp, Chaullay (3000m).

Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum altitude: 2920 m
Maximum altitude: 4650 m
Distance: 21km / 13.5 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficult: challenge

DAY 03: THE FOREST CLOUDY.

After breakfast, at 6: 30 am, we started the walk and continue along the upper forest across the river from Lluskamayo and a variety of small streams to reach the beach, stop for lunch. After lunch we have included a local transport to continue to the city of Santa Teresa camping through fields of tropical fruits and plants in the area to reach beach town where we have lunch and then board a local transport to the hydroelectric plant Machu Picchu, here we have two options to continue to Aguas Calientes (train service U $ .28 optional) or walk (10 km -02 hours approx) walk this stretch is recommended because it is very nice and you can see the citadel Machu Picchu Inca at the top of the mountain and a very beautiful along the way landscape. Once arriving to Aguas Calientes, we have the accommodation at Hostal chosen: Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Facilities Accommodation Hostel
Minimum height: 1,500 m
Maximum altitude: 3000m
Distance: 12 km / 5 miles
Time: About 7h.
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 04: MACHU PICCHU

We will have breakfast at the hotel and then go to the bus station and can board the first bus in the direction of the city, approximately 25 minutes by a zigzag path to reach the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. The guide will offer a visit (about 2 hours) and after that, you have free time to explore the city and if you still have energy, you can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain (2720m). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.
To return to Aguas Calientes have 2 options, walking or bus (optional) where you will meet your guide back for lunch and receive his train ticket to return to the city of Cusco.


Meals: Breakfast
Maximum height: 2 440 m
Difficulty: Easy.

The train service that includes all the tours (the Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco. * If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes you have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and change the return train service.

CONDITIONS FOR THE MOUNTAIN MACHUPICCHU AND HUAYNAPICCHU.

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Professional, bilingual guide
  • Collection hotel
  • Return transportation (bus to the start of the route and tourist train to Ollanta)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu / Machu Picchu
  • 4 snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn), 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners (breakfast on day 1 and dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes are not included)
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Cook
  • 2 person tents
  • Sleeping mats
  • Horsemen and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment and up to 07 kilos of belongings of the tourists)
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Bottled oxygen.
  • First aid box
* Vegetarian diet available.
** Train included in all tours is (Expedition Ollanta service) will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earlier train you could take is the 14: 55.pm and being the last train at 21: 50.Pacha Expeditions, arrange transportation to Cusco (by taxi or bus).
Note: train schedules are subject to depending on Peru rail on schedule and availability changes. The train can be changed to Vista dome (bigger than the expedition train windows) with an increase in price.

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
  • Original passport and student card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Coat
  • Hat and gloves comfortable pants shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen factor 50
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and battery.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
OPTIONAL TO TAKE:
  • Shorts
  • Cane
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Flips flops
  • Extra money
  • Swimsuit for hot springs in Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes - not included in price.
OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):
  • Sleeping bag-5 season ($ 20)
  • Canes ($ 10)
  • Small day backpack ($ 15)
  • Single tent. $.25

"We explored Native places in the Andes."

We operate our own programs, we have a highly qualified for the job, offer a private and personalized service. Our tours are designed for the most demanding tourists have a proper camping equipment for each zone, as the Andes, offer a variety of climates and microclimates.

Our Guides: They are educated professionals at the National University of Cusco and institutes are native language, Quechua and Spanish and the specialists working languages: English, French, Italian, German, Portugués... etc.

Our Cooks: They are professionals with research institutes cuisine in the city and are trained annually in Peru and Andean cuisine of Novo, which is revolutionizing the world.

Our food: it is varied and rich in quantity and quality, we use products from our region, and often the places where we work to support local people. During our travels we offer, varied breakfasts, lunches or dinners with nutrition that the Pacha Mama gives us, for our tourists enjoy the local cuisine. The support staff. Are people in the areas, where Pacha Expeditions works. And we provide work and employment opportunities to the local community, provide support for school children and adults

Our camping equipment: we have a proper camping equipment for all the different geographical areas of our Andes, sleeping bags feather and synthetic, inflables.etc mattresses.

We develop a responsible and sustainable work: in each of the locations and routes where it operates Pacha Adventure Expeditions, protect nature and the environment in general for future generations.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM OPERATORS.

The concept of responsible tourism refers to a specific niche market comprising various forms of tourism characterized by sustainability principles consciously raise and / or aim at generating profits for local societies and ecosystems. Responsible tourism is to generate and promote tourist offers small format (unlike mass tourism) This concept of responsible tourism has generated the interest of the business sector.

Seven years ago I undertook this adventure, to launch a different travel agency. Convinced that tourism is a means of unity and understanding between different peoples and cultures, Salkantay Expeditions. We are committed to the principles of Responsible Tourism as the best way to travel.

  • Preservation of the environment
  • The beauty and diversity of Peru is impressive - we want to continue, protecting and spreading the wonder of our country.
  • In all our travels, we have a policy of cleanliness that must be respected by all our employees and tourists, not dirty places to visit.
  • Use the proper fuel for the preparation of our food and not harm the environment.
  • Ensure proper use of pollutants to keep clean rivers, lakes and nature in general.
  • Prohibit deforestation and to fire and prevent others from doing so.
  • Avoid activities that threaten wildlife, or may be potentially damaging to our natural environment

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:

Sustainable tourism or sustainable tourism is a form of tourism that follows the principles of sustainability. Sustainable tourism is committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture industry, while helping to generate income and employment for local people.
Solidarity tourism is understood as a form of travel that is based on respect for travelers to people and places visited by a deeper reality of the country and a positive cultural exchange between the two sides approach. In addition to contributing to the economic development of the area with the accommodation managed by the community places, consuming fair trade products and visiting and working in solidarity projects that are carried out there. In short, a way of traveling that have a positive impact on the communities they visit and the traveler himself.
In organizing all our tours, we incorporate the universal principle of tourism; protect the environment and benefit the community and local culture. Therefore Expeditions Salkantay. Jobs for the local population is created; porters, cooks, porters, guides. We provide educational support for children in communities.

HELPS LOCAL COMMUNITY.

Salkantay Expeditions, committed to welfare and employment for the local population and ensuring the benefits of tourism for all and not just a social class company, the help offered by Salkantay Expeditions to remote communities City Cusco where we do different campaigns for children and adults.
We work all year and part of our savings are assigned to carry this helps communities to support education, health, infrastructure (Javier Mendoza Zarate Guide and Administrator Salkantay Expeditions) Thank you for your trust and we appreciate your trust in our project)

"HELP US TO HELP".

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Details

Total Duration: 04D / 03N
Destination: MACHU PICCHU
Departure Date: DAILY DEPARTURES
Difficulty Level: CHALLENGING
Trip Category: TREK