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This is a remote and old path that offers marvelous views and is less concurred that the Inca Trail. On the route you will see a progression of the diverse geological flats with sub tropical zones and glacial peaks, the Salkantay snowed mountain is one of the highest one we have in Cusco, you’ll arrive walking until 4650 Meters (15300 Feets) and the arrival to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu was the end of this marvelous adventure tour.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Challway.
Day 3: Challway – Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa.<>
Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: AguasCalientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
We pick you up at 4:30 a.m. from your accommodation, then we’ll leave by bus (two and a half hours) to the town of Mollepata (2800 m.a.s.l.) in this place you will have breakfast while we get ready our horses to begin the walk (the horses will carry the camping equipment, food suplies and 05 more kilos of each passenger), this day we’ll have a hiking of 05 or 06 hours, with some sections uphill and taking our beautiful front view of the snowy (APUS-spirits of the mountains), after three hours walking we’ll arrive to CRUZPATA, place where we will have lunch and take a time to relax, then will be others two or three hours more to reach SORAYPAMAPA (3600 m.a.s.l.), here in the afternoon we have the option to go up to the upper part of the camping site to see the beautiful lake of Humantay with its unparalleled view, then we’ll go back our camping site where we’ll spend the first night.
We will get up early to take a consistent breakfast, bySalkantay Pass then continue our route, first will be four to five hours uphill, where we will go up to the highest point of the trek, HUACTAC (4600 m.a.s.l.), from this place we’ll be able to see the snow-capped mountains of the SALKANTAY AND HUMANTAY, which are the tutelary ones in this zone, after taking the photos, will descend to take the lunch, and then will be other three hours to arrive to CHALLWAY (3250 m.s.n.m.), our second campsite to take the rest this second night.
After breakfast we will continue the trek, this day we will enter to a zoneSalkantay Third day known as EYEBROW OF JUNGLE, which is like high jungle, here we will find different plantations of fruits, such as: bananas, oranges, pineapples, cocoa, mandarins, plantations of coffee, coca, and other plants, also we will pass for ones waterfalls of pure water of the mountains, arriving to the beach, low part that is located near the river, it will be the perfect place to have lunch and to take a rest, then we will follow the route to arrive to SANTA TERESA (1800 m.a.s.l.), where we will rest this night; after have walked six hours, in the afternoon we will have the option to go to the hot spring to take a bath in the warm and clean water, to go there, we’ll have to walk 45 minutes or we’ll have the option to take a colectivos we can pay 4 or 5 soles, after that we’ll return to the camp site to rest this night.
This day will continue the trek to arrive the village of Machu Picchu,Salkantay Hot Springs the walk will be 5 to 6 hours, we will stop at some waterfalls, where we’ll have the option to take a bath refreshing then arrive at hydroelectric, where we will have lunch and then continue our course to the village of Machu Picchu (AGUAS CALIENTES), here will have the afternoon off to rest or also have the option to climb the mountain PUTUKUSI, located in front of Machu Picchu; after dinner we’ll go to rest early thinking already in the tour of the next day, MACHUPICCHU. (NIGHT IN HOSTEL).
(*) In the morning before to walk you have the option to go on the ZIP LINE tour, this is pretty fun and has a extra price.
We’ll get up very early (4:30 a.m.), to start to walk up to the archeological site of Machupicchu Passenger site of MACHUPICCHU, it will be to have the option to see the sun rise in MACHUPICCHU, after taking the first pictures our guide will give us information about the history and architecture (two hours), then you’ll have free time (4 or 5 hours)to walk around and take pictures yourself or to climb up to Waynapicchu mountain, in the afternoon we have to go down again to AguasCalientes, where you’ll have time to have lunch, then we’ll take our train to return to Ollantaytambo, (we’ll have three different train schedules) and in this place our friend will be waiting for us to bring back to CUSCO again.
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