Day 1 Cusco Hotel - Mollepata - Cruzpata
- Sayllapata - Soraypamapa.
we will leave cusco at 05:00 by bus, and drive to mollepata. by
approximately 2 hours and a half hours drive. after breakfast
we will start the ascent on foot towards cruzpata (3100 masl)
along a slight climb where we will appreciate various plants,
native birds, the apurimac river canyon (which is one of the deepest
in peru), and a communitarian irrigation canal. in cruzpata we
will have our lunch, we will depart at around 1:30 p.m in the
direction of soraypampa along a climbing trail with many level
variations and along which we will see little groups of houses,
flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the humantay
snow peak (5902 masl). after approximately 4 hours of walking,
we will arrive at our campsite in soraypampa (3900 masl). from
here we can appreciate the majestic apu salcantay (6271 masl).
Day 2 Soraypmapa - Soyroccocha - Salkantay
Pass - HuayracPunku - Chaullay - Collpapampa.
after an early breakfast we start trekking from soraypampa approx
7:30 a.m we continue our hiking the peruvian highland. from this
point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the mountain
salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6,264 m) the second
highest peak in cusco?s region, and also the mountains humantay
and huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. at our lunch
spot after a five-hour walk, pass dowhill to lunch in huayracpunku,
and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to camp at collpapampa
2,920 m. (b+l+d).
Day 3 Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa
wake up with lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. we
will start the trek 07:00 a.m. 3 hours easy hiking to lluscamayu,
where we will be introduced to a high jungle niche called "ceja
de selva", we will see different kind of plants, fruits,
flowers, birds ect. here banana trees coffee and others can be
observed, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the
famous peruvian national bird "gallito de las rocas"
stop at wiñaypoq?o for lunch and free time to rest. at
the end of the day we will see passion fruit fields. the hike
will last approximately 9 hours; the campsite is at the community
named "la playa "(2400 masl). from here we will take
a small car by approximately 45 minutes to santa teresa village
where is the hot spring (optional hot spring bath) and also we
will spend a night here. (b+l+d). our loyal, committed and highly
experienced staff-base gives us an edge over the tough competition.
Day 4 Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric -
after of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk for approximately
around 8:30 a.m we begin our trek to the village colpani, we follow
this rising trail, from which we will see plantations of coffee,
banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the santa teresa valley.
we follow along the riverside of vilcanota river until arrive
to the oroya (canopy brich) from here we have an option to hike
to hidroelectrica or to catch a small car where will take us until
hidroelectrica (25 minutes), from this place we can observe the
back of machupicchu sanctuary, where we have the last lunch with
all staff. from here we will continue walking until arrive to
aguas calientes around 4:30 p.m then we will stay in a hostal
the last night. (b+l+d).
Day 5 Aguas Calientes - Machu Pucchu
Sanctuary - Ollantaytambo - Cusco Hotel.
we are going up to the archaeological site of machupicchu and
we will explore the city and enjoy the ancient place in the tranquil
morning hours, where we begin a complete guided tour of the inca
citadel that will take approximately two hours. after the explanation
of the guide you can climb up the huaynapicchu mountain, where
one can experience spectacular views of all of machupicchu, the
valleys and mountains that surround it, or we can visit the temple
of the moon or the fabulous inca bridge. in the afternoon, we
meet in the town of aguas calientes where, if you like, you can
visit and relax in its hot springs. from here we take the train
back to the city of cusco, where we arrive about 8:30 p.m. (b).
meals provided: b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner
- Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in Tourist
transport to Mollepata, starting point of the trek.
- Entrance fee Machu Picchu.
- Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 6kgs of
- 1 emergency horse every 6 persons.
- Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service
except last day).
- Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
- English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of
over 8 people).
- Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to
allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
- First Aid Kit including Bottle Oxygen.
- 1 Nght Accomodation in Aguas Calientes.
- Train Aguas Calientes ? Ollantaytambo(Vistadome Service).
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5 per day. Our sleeping bags are ?8ºC-comfort
(0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
- Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
- Entrance to the Hot Springs in Cocalmayo and Aguas Calientes
- Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily.
- Alcoholic drinks
Appropriate clothing along this hike
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented
by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient
to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or
jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains
can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down
jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During
the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking
pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary.
Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The
rest of necessary implements are included in the â€œWhat
we recommend that you bringâ€ list.
We do recommend that you arrive in Cuzco at least 2 days before
the trek departs to help you become acclimatised to the altitude
and avoid possible problems with altitude illness while on trek.
All treks from Cuzco gain altitude quickly on the first day(s)
with some treks gaining more than 1000m in altitude in a single
day and it is important to be well accliamtised before commencing
It is advisable to have two full days in Cuzco to recover from
your travel and to do at least one day hike to higher altitudes
help with acclimatisation. We canorganise day hikes & other
tours around Cuzco for you.
If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude
before arriving in Cuzco, we still recommend you have a complete
day in Cuzco to rest, recover from your travel and enjoy the sights
and sounds of Cuzco before departing for the trek.
The best months are April, May - November, during the year and
Salkantay Trek Team offers the amazing landscape during these
months. The weather is sunny and warm, although the nights are
cold and temperatures can fall to freezing. Weather can change
rapidly and be unpredictable. Please note that when trekking in
Cusco region, you will be moving from warmer climates at low levels
to conditions of well below freezing. Be prepared for all eventualities!
Prices per person 2012 -2013
Prices per person depend on the group size, the larger the group
the lowest the price per person. Please contact us, specifying:
- Trekking program
- Number of people in the trek
- Departure date
- Requested train service: Backpacker (Tourist train), Vistadome
(Superior), Primera Clase (First Class) or Hiram Bingham (Luxury
Available discounts (these discounts are not
Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International
Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are
Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required
for all bookings)
Children: US$ 50.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required
for all bookings).
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trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip
or your suitability for it please Contact us BELLOW