Walk popular alternative in our city of Cusco, it has incredible scenery contour with the flora and fauna. The walk to salkantay 5 days / 4 nights, leads to the mountain snow (6271 meters, 20,700 feet), named by locals as the “Guardian Spirit Andino” this trip will give you the opportunity to experience the experience of the indigenous communities as well as its great ecological biodiversity of the region before arriving to Machu Picchu, the highest and most challenging part of the trek will take us to the 14,989 feet (4,570 meters). We take horses on the road and will also provide camping equipment quality and very balanced and rich in carbohydrates.
This hike will take 4 days and the fifth and last day will be used to tour Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike, also have time to explore the place on their own. In the afternoon return to Cusco.
SUMMARY: The day before the walk you will meet your guide and inform all members of their group. Your guide will explain about the walk, the route and will provide all necessary recommendations based on the season to take the walk.
Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha.
Distance: 8 km
Hour walk: 4-5 hours
Low altitude: 3,750m / 12,300 ft (path Soraypampa)
Maximum Height: 4,180 / 13,710 ft
Camping Height: 4 180 m / 13,710 ft.
A representative of our company will pick you up early from your hotel to start the tour 4 hours at the beginning of our journey. On our tour we will see the Andean villages, some local animals such as cow, sheep, also pass through the archaeological site of Killarumiyoc where the Incas built their calendar. also we pass through the town of Limatambo and finally we stop at the village of Mollepata, where we stop for a short time to begin our trek to Soraypampa, for this purpose we will take the main road that will lead us to our camp. Already in Soraypampa empesaremos gradually climb the imposing snow salkantay in the path of our walk you will appreciate the native populations and agriculture, livestock which is preserved to this day. We will continue the road bends to reach Soyrococha Lagoon, where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Soyrococha – Collpapampa
Distance: 16 km
Walking Hours: 7-9 hours.
Low altitude: 2,950m / 9,676 feet
Maxima Altitude: 4, 570m / 14,989 ft
Camping Height: 2,950m / 9,676 feet.
After our breakfast we will continue ascending to the highest step and enjoy the natural beauty, after an hour and a half reach the highest step to 14,989 feet (4,570 meters). At this point we will have the most breathtaking views of the majestic mountain UMANTAY SALKANTAY and we can also see lakes. We can also see a lot of rocks increasing in size every time a traveler goes for her leaving a stone in place thanks to the Apus (mountain spirits) for a safe trip. After this day we descend to a place called Andenes to 12,500 feet (3,800 meters), before continuing with UMANTAY, Huayracpampa get to where we will have lunch. After a short break and enjoy a delicious lunch, empesaremos to enter a cloudy tropical forest to discover its lush vegetation and wild orchids, bromeliads and other plants in the area, we can also see hummingbirds who are in those places. , continuing our journey descend right through bamboo forests and average about 4 hours we will go downhill and reach the village of COLPAPAMPA where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3: Collpapampa – La Playa.
Distance: 15 Km
Walking hours: 6-7 hours
Base Height: 1,850m / 6,068 feet
High altitude: 2,950m / 9,676 feet
Camping height: 1,850m / 6,068 feet.
After our delicious breakfast we will continue up the valley towards the forest to appreciate and observe some bird life in their natural habitat, we can also see waterfalls natural water falling over the cliffs and we invite you to give us a good warm shower and very refreshing in the section can also observe the begonias, purple orchids and strawberries on the road, then walk heading to our camp, the beach town, it is here where we will have our campsite and lunch and we have time to explore and enjoy the place, maybe playing football with the kids in the area.
Day 4: La Playa – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.
Distance: 12 km
Walking Hours: 4-6 hours.
Base Height: 1,850m / 6,068 feet
Maximum Height: 2,700 m / 8,900 ft
Aguas Calientes Town: 2,050m / 6,724 feet.
In the morning, we will begin our trek through the difficult ascent to step LLACTAPATA to 8,900 feet (2,700 meters) .Llactapata, Inca construction is located in the back of Machu Picchu, from there, you will be able to see Machu Picchu and the third part of the classic Inca Trail. From Llactapata, we will descend through a very thick vegetation descend through thick vegetation, tall trees and an incredible diversity of birds. After we got to ride to Hydroelectric, from this place we take a local train to the town of Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.
After a delicious breakfast at 5:00 am, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu, go early to the citadel of Machu Picchu and be the first to visit, much before the arrival of tourists who make the Inca Trail and those who arrive by train, our visit will feature very few people and we can enjoy the place, love nature and mountains, valleys, rivers landscapes, makes it magical. Visit your guide will be 2 hours visiting the most important places of the place, then you will have free time on your own to explore the area and take pictures right time to take the bus to take him to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo a member of our company will be waiting to drive back to Cusco.
- – Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to the trailhead (SORAYPAMPA).
– Entering the City of Machu Picchu.
– Professional guide in English.
– Camping: 2 people in each tent 3-person-capacity, to allow for greater comfort and a place to store – backpacks. (Sleeping tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, oxygen tank, first aid kit).
- – All meals during the trip. An afternoon tea every morning, will welcome you in their store, as well as soap, bowl with warm water to wash your face. Breakfast includes coffee, milk, tea and pure coca tea, herbal, and a good combination of bread, butter, jam, pancakes and scrambled eggs. For our lunch you can eat traditional Andean food. Dinner also includes chicken, beef and lamb, fish, among other entrees. Snacks with fruits, sweets and others. We also have afternoon tea includes a selection of teas, popcorn, and other delicious treats.
- – Professional cook, assistant cook and full kitchen equipment.
- – Donkeys or horses, porters to carry all the team of 8 kilos of weight in addition to items from the agency to camp person, also horse if you need assistance in any way.
- – local train from hydropower to 122 km of Aguas Calientes.
– Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
– Bus tickets up and down / Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes.
– Train back from Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo / bus to Cusco (train dispatch).
– Transfer to Hotel.
– Sleeping bag.
– Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
– Tips for cooks, porters and tour guides will be well received.
– A horse extra emergency and ticket Huaynapicchu.
Due to the strict entry to the Park of Machu Picchu, once you have made your reservation, you can not cancel the already booked space.
If you had problems to get reach our country for unknown reasons we can not reimburse because income and other purchases are non-refundable.
If you cancel between 30 and 10 days before your trip, you must pay 50% of the total cost.
If you cancel between 10 and 3 days before your trip, you must pay 80% of the total cost.
If you cancel a day before your trip, you must pay 100% of the total cost.
In the rare event that you decide to return once you have started the road, you have to pay additional costs such as food and transportation costs. You can join the group at Machu Picchu.
Prices and discounts 2015 (small group 2-8 persons)
Discounts will be made only to students who are active ISIC card. And you should take at the time of the walk.
Children seven years of age have a 30% discount.
Children between 7 and 16 have student price, but they have to show a copy of your passport.