INCA TRAIL SALKANTAY TO MACHUPICCHU
5 days / 4 nights
Price per person: US$ 360.00
1st day: Transport from Cusco to Mollepata.
Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning at 5:00 am, to take bus to the city of MOLLEPATA ( 2,880 m ) to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu . We will pass by the towns of Izcuchaca, Zurite, Limatambo and finally we will arrive to Mollepata (Andean town). It takes around 3 hours. Then you will walk for four hours, by appreciating the large diversity of flora and fauna, later we will arrive to Silcakancha stead planned for our lunch. Afterwards, we will continue walking and after three hours we will arrive to Soraypampa ( 3.850 m ), where you will camp and have dinner.
2nd Day: Soroypampa - Colpabamba
After breakfast we ascend slowly towards to the Salkantay Mountain Pass ( 4525 m .), where, besides enjoying stunning views of the surrounding glaciers, we may also observe chinchillas in their natural habitat. Here you will have your first view of the Salkantay mountain, a snow capped mountain with an altitute of 6271 meters .
From this point, we start descending towards a more tropical climate and into the so-called cloud forest. A long though easy descent brings us late afternoon to our camp at Colpabamba ( 2890 m .), a beautiful spot with some natural hot springs to relax in.
3rd day: Colpabamba - Lluscamayu - La Playa
After breakfast, we will pursue our hike until Lluscamayu, place selected for the lunch, in the way we will visit bridges of the Inca, also we will be able to observe the flora and exotic fauna of the region, after two hours we will arrive to " La Playa " ( 2155 m .), a small village, determined for the camp, dinner and to spend the night.
4th day: La Playa - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we approach a rural transport (Truck) to go to the town of Santa Teresa, later, we will have a walk of about an hour in the way in Oroya, one crosses the river Urubamba, then a rural transport will be approached about the hydroelectric toward, place of the lunch, and free time until to wait for the train that will carry us in 30 minutes, toward Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night in a nice hotel, at the village, dinner and to spend the night.
5th day: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
After breakfast, very early we will begin walk with the sanctuary of "Machupicchu", the road is approximately 8 Km . that go for a twisting and serpentine trail that goes up until the archaeological site of the Machupicchu.
Visit guided of ruins of about three hours, you will visit the room of weapons, the Temple of the Sun, the royal dormitories, the Temple of Three Windows and several places of funeral; followed few free moments to lunch.
Then we will take the bus of coming down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes. The evening, we will travel by train of return to Cusco , then on arrival transfer to your hotel. The hour of arrived esteemed at 9 o'clock of in the evening.
End of our services.
- Transport Cusco - Mollepata.
- Service of carriers and cook.
- Mules only for the camp and cooks.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
- Equipment of camp-site (tents, tries kitchen, tries dining room, tables, matelats).
- 1 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes.
- Ticket of bus Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco Backpacker service.
- Transfer train station hotel in Cusco .
- Bilingual guide.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Carrier for personal baggage.
- First breakfast.
- Last lunch.
- Mule or additional horse.
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