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Salkantay - Machupicchu Trek

5 Days

Overview

This trek is considered by the National Geographic magazine between the 25 best treks in the world by its beauty.

Nevado (snowcapped mountain) Salkantay 4300 meters (14100 feet) high, surrounded by the snowcapped Umantay and others. This trek lasts 5 days and 4 nights, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery and many exciting experiences.

Departures: Daily (Please contact us for your reservation).

DAY 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

We will leave Cusco city at 4:30 a.m. and pass through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, approximately at 9.00am. we will arrive to Mollepata. Then we will stop for a light breakfast and then start our first walk along the support staff at 12 noon, we will stop for lunch in the field of industry Silcakancha and after three hours of walking we reach Soraypamapa where we will stay over and camp.

DAY 2 : Soraypampa - Colpapampa

At 7:00am after a good breakfast we will continue our walk (considered the most difficult of the trip), crossing the site known Salkantaypampa, about 12 am we will reach the left side of the nevado Umantayblanco the highest point in step at 4650 m (15256feet) Salkaytay Umantay from this point will look at the snow and glaciers of Salkantay and can appreciate the stunning snow avalanches occur in the place, after an hour is the lunch stop in Huayrac the community and then descend and continue our hike to the rim of the forest. After an hour and a half lunch we continue our trek to Colpapampa, we will be there at 5pm where we will place our second camp.

DAY 3 : Colpapampa - Lucmabamba

This day will be unforgettable for the wide variety of Flora and Fauna we'll see during this day, we will also appreciate the formation of thermal waters in a small valley, then reaches a place called Sahuayacocha in this place lunch and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa and then follow the river Salkantay, looking at different varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude, in turn appreciates the variety of coffee grown, fruit trees, bananas, pomegranates and avocados, finally arrive at camping at the place called Lucmabamba about 5.pm.

DAY 4 : Lucmabamba - Aguas Calientes

The departure is scheduled for 7:30 in the morning, we hike approximately 2 hours and then turn to the ancient town of Santa Teresa which was destroyed by a flood in 1997, thus reaching the Oroya (basket of a rope bridge basket) approximately 10 am . Here we experience strong emotions across the barrage above, beyond and appreciate an underground river in the same place and you can see the Machupicchu Hydroelectric where produce electricity for the city of Cusco where we will take lunch and say goodbye to the support staff, here you can decide if you want to continue the trek to Aguas Calientes which logically would be the most ideal or take a train to Aguas Calientes. We will stay overnight at a hostel located in the same town.

DAY 5 : Aguas Calientes –Machupicchu - Cusco

After breakfast we start trekking to Machu Picchu archaeological site and then see the dawn of Machupicchu, we will have our two-hour guided tour by the same guide who accompanied us during the trek, and then you have free time, you can take pictures , go up to Huaynapicchu, or just walk aroud, the same day we will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco arriving at 8:45 p.m. approx.