Day 01 : Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa.
We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning to have breakfast. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River.
We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
Day 02 :Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayracpunku - Chaullay.
Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek.
We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay.
At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay.
After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.
Day 03 : Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes.
Around 5:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed.
salkantay pass river crossingIf we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks'.
Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a local bus to drive us to the hydroelectric train station. At around 1:30p.m., we will have our lunch at the hydroelectric. At 3:20p.m., here we have 2 options if you want you can go walking until Aguas Calientes or if you want you can take a train from the hydroelectric to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level).
Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. We will have dinner at 7:00p.m. and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 04: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 7:00a.m. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, or if you decide, ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain(Previously booked).
At 7:00am. or 10:00am. (depending on availability), after Machu Picchu you need to come back to Aguas Calientes where you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.
- Transfer in private transportation to Mollepata (starting point of the trek).
- Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent.
- English speaking professional and official tourist guide.
- Chef and cooking equipment.
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu.
- Meals (03B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day).
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco(Expedition Service).
- Bus ticket Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Ticket of train Aguas Calientes - Cusco.
- Transfer: train station - hotel Cusco.
- Day 1: Breakfast
- Day 4: Llunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.