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Salkantay Trek - 4 days
This trek takes you over a high pass (4570m) close to the impressive Salkantay mountain and then down through cloud forest to Aguas Calientes. On day 4 you visit Machu Picchu.
2 - 6 persons
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This andean trek takes you over a high pass close to the impressive Salkantay mountain and then down through cloud forest to Aguas Calientes. On day 4 you visit Machu Picchu. Highest Point: 4570 m above sea level.

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata – Soraypampa – Arayanniyoj
We pick you up 4:30 am from your hotel and travel by bus to the village of Mollepata; from there we continue uphill to Soraypampa, end of the road. Here we meet the horses and horsemen. After breakfast we start walking uphill towards the pass at 4570 m , with beautiful views of the snow capped Salkantay Mountain (6240m). Then we descend on the other side of the pass and in the afternoon we camp at Arayanniyoc, 3600 m.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | camping in double tents

camping in double tents

Day 2: Arayanniyoj To Lucmabamba (Playa)
After breakfast we continue our trek downhill via Colpapampa and towards Lucmabamba following the Rio Santa Teresa valley. On the way down we pass through spectacular scenery, with waterfalls and surrounded by snow peaked mountains; going down in the valley the vegetation starts changing with many orchids, begonias and many different varieties of birds. Camp at Lucmabamba at 1950 m.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | camping in double tents

camping in double tents

Day 3: Lucmabamba (Playa) To Aguas Calientes
On this day we continue downhill passing through different plantations like coffee, banana, yucca and passion fruit. After Lucmabamba we climb up to Llactapata (2700m) for around 3 hours, where we can visit a small Inca site and we can appreciate the impressive Machu Picchu on the opposite slope of the mountain. We then descend to the Rio Urubamba. The chances for seeing Toucans, Andean Cock of the Rocks, Quetzals, Hummingbirds and Torrent Ducks are good. We have lunch and then follow the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes. If you are tired there is the option to go to Santa Teresa and through the Urubamba Valley, which is easier and you may take a car and train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas C. In the afternoon we arrive to Aguas Calientes town (2100m). Night in a hostal (DWB).

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Hostal | double room with private bathroom

double room with private bathroom

Day 4: Machu Picchu And Return To Cusco
We meet our guide early to walk or drive up to the archeological complex. Once inside we start with our guided tour (2 – 2,5 h). Afterwards we have free time to explore on our own or enjoy the views, maybe climb Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to the Sacred Valley or Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | - (not included)

- (not included)

included
  • double - tents & mats, dining tent, tables and chairs
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • train return from Aguas Calientes and transfer to Cusco
  • entrance permit for 4 day Inca Trail
  • private bus transport to km 82
  • oxygen bottle
  • porter for food, kitchen- and camping equipment
  • drinking water
  • not included
  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office)
  • walking sticks (optional)
  • bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional, 13 US$ p.p.)
  • entrance to Wayna Picchu (optional, limited, 18 US$)
  • extra horse for personal luggage (if more than 5 kg)
  • alcoholic drinks, personal expenses
  • hotel upgrade