SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS
Salkantay is the second best option for those travelers who want to go to MachuPicchu, offering a totally full of natural scenes tour, passing through the foothills of the majestic Salkantay snow mountain, colorful villages where Spanish is the second language, and where the Andean people still maintains traditions that date back to ancient times. Unlike the Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay tour will take less visited places and with very little presence of tourists, allowing truly come into contact with the Andean world and interact with people.
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DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
Depart from Cusco at 04:30am-05:00 am by car to the village of Mollepata, here you will take the first breakfast, doesn’t include in the program, but there are many restaurants that offer it. After the breakfast we continue the tour in a local transport to the place of Cruzpata, where we start our trekking during 4 hours, This day the walk is very simple, there will not be much difficulty, during the trip to the base camp we will observe the snowy peaks of Salkantay, and Humantay. Also an exuberant Andean vegetation, among the most representative are the Chachacomo, Queñas, molle, flowers of the Andes such as the achupalla, retama, intimpa, and begonias. The climate is very cool with a very warm temperature. In the afternoon we will arrive to camping place of Soraypampa ( 3900 masl); when you arive there is waiting for you the tents and very good lunch , and in the afternoon you can also explore the glacial lagune of Humantay, after it we will have the dinner.
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – WAYRA PUNKO – CHAULLAY
Early in the morning, our guide will wake up with a hot coca tea and then invited them to eat a good breakfast. After eating our food, we will begin our trek with a steep climb of 3 hours to take us to the highest point of our whole walk, “Abra”, located at 4650 meters above sea level. During the trip you can observe the majestic snowy Salkantay, which has a height of 6271 meters over sea level. After passing the Open Apacheta begin a decline of 3 hours to reach Wayra Machay, where we stop for our lunch respectively. After lunch, we continue descending for about 3 hours to our camp, located in the Chaullay village, the altitude is 2890 meters. In this sector, and finally camp overnight.
DAY 3: LA PLAYA – AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we begin this day with an unforgettable walk that we will see how we will completely change the nature of inter-mountain snow to places with a variety of flora and fauna of this area and begin to descend to the place called La Playa, where lunch and rest, then we take the transportation towards Hidroeléctrica. Later we continue our trek and reach the modern town of Aguas Calientes around 16:30 hrs. In Aguas Calientes, our walkers will be staying at a hostel, and then will be able to get out and explore this picturesque town, which offers apart from its hot springs, many bars, cafes, Internet kiosks, etc. Overnight in the hostel in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
This day we will have to get up early, we usually get up at 4:30 am, either to walk or bus.
The walk lasts an hour and a half, while the bus is 30 minutes, but the queue must be made very early. To visit Machu Picchu we will meet the guide at the ticket control gate where you must show your original passports.
Since the month of July 2018, the new regulation has come into force, in which the visitor can only use the ticket only once, as well as visits to Machu Picchu has been divided into two groups the first shift is 6 : 00 am to 12:00 pm, and the second from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
We do the tour in the first shift, with the guide we will visit the sacred city for two hours, the most important places. Then you can stay an average of an hour and a half longer and make your withdrawal from the Inca complex. Then return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where lunch, and wait for his train Vuelta (18:20 pm); towards the Town of Ollantaytambo. From there, we will pick up our transfer to Cusco, arriving at Plaza San Francisco at 10:30 p.m.
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