Hiking (or trekking) it can be defined as a non-competitive sport that involves walking independently, usually on foot, generally isolated places with transit difficulty such as mountainous areas or remote locations without trails. Trek is an anglicized originated in South Africa and is used to describe the realization of a long and complicated journey. It is a word that began to be used in the eighties by mountaineers who traveled to the Himalayas or the Andes to define the long marches closer to the base of the mountains they thought up.
In Peru we have a variety of mountainous terrain and part of the Andes and diverse systems Inca road which was built by the last Andean civilization roads that rise from the plain through mountains with snow to go into the dense jungle Amazon. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 05D / 04N.
New and surprising! If you missed the Inca Trail? Do not miss this adventure! Come and enjoy this adventure, Salkantay! (Wild 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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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; 4120 m and Salkantay; 6271.msnm) afternoon visit the lagoon close to Humantay camp. Overnight.Meals: Lunch - tea - dinner
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 / 15,200 ft) 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 / 9800 ft).Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
After breakfast, at 6: 30 am, we started the walk and continue through 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 town of Santa Teresa camp site through fields of tropical fruits and plants in the area to reach the camp Santa Teresa (1500m / 4905ft) with warm weather. After a break we go to the hot springs of Santa Teresa that are highly recommended after this hike (optional)Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
This day we got up at 7.0.0.am because we have many options, which your guide will explain the night before we leave our camp and start walking across the bridge of the river Santa Teresa and follow the road for about 03 hours on a path dry and arid to reach Machu Picchu hydroelectric .in this place have 2 options to continue to Aguas Calientes (train service $ 28 optional) and walking, we recommend walking this stretch because it is very beautiful and you can see the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the top of the mountain. In warm waters have included the hostel accommodation is made according to the book (as suggested by the company)Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
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.
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,
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.
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.