Salkantay Treks to Machupicchu 4d/3n
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The Tour 4 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the second popular routes compared to the nearby famous Inka Trail, the second option for most travelers seeking to arrive to Machu Picchu by foot. It has without a doubt the best scenery that the Andes has to offer – everything from the native forest of the high Andes to snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, and cloud forest. This is a journey that will show you Mother Nature at its best with all its wonders and sights. The area is not especially inhabited, but we will pass one local community to learn about the lifestyle.
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SALKANTAYPAMPA (L) (D).
We leave Cusco early in our private transportation towards the town of Mollepata, during the journey will pass through some villages like Izcuchaca and Limatambo. We are going to drive for 3 hours approx.
Once we get to the town of Mollepata we will have our breakfast after that we will continue driving to the starting point of our hike Challacancha, here we are going to organize our day pack then we are going to start our hike to Soraypampa where we are going to have our lunch after that we are going to visit the Humantay Lake it takes 1 hour from Soraypampa to the lake all the way up to the lake, then we will enjoy the view of the lake and the glacier of humantay (5217msnm) later we will take the same way down where was our lunch then we will hike up toward to our first campsite of Salkantaypampa it takes 1 hour from there we will see very clear the famous mountain of Salkantay (6264 meters), where we will have our dinner and rest.
- Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping
- Minimum altitude: 4200MASL – 13780 FASL
- Maximum altitude: 4300 MASL – 14300 FASL
- Distance: 10 km – 7 miles
- Time: 7 hours (approximately)
- Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
DAY 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY – COLLPAPAMPA (B) (L) (D).
After the breakfast we are going to start our hike, this second day is the hardest day but full of adventures that will cross the highest point of Salkantay (4600 msnm) means: the wild mountain, the imposing snowy where we can appreciate the majesty of the area and take some pictures. During the journey we will find several piles of stones called Apachetas. From our campsite to the highest pass takes 3 hours approx. and the trail is going in Zigzag to the top with a beautiful views.
Once we get to the top we will have beautiful views and we will see the glacier of Salkantay very close to us finally following the trail now we are going to descend to the valley for about 3 hours after that we will have our lunch then we will continue walking for about 4 hours approx. down to Chaullay then Collpapampa for one hour more where is our second camp. Dinner and overnight.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping
- Minimum altitude: 4300MASL – 14300 FASL
- Maximum altitude: 4600MASL – 14993 FASL
- Distance: 16 km – 10 miles
- Time: 9 hours (approximately)
- Difficulty: Difficult to Moderate
DAY 3: COLLPAPAMPA – AGUAS CALIENTES (B) (L) (D).
This day after breakfast 6:30 am, we will continue our trek will be slight, interesting and unforgettable because this one day descend from the Andes to the jungle on the route taking climate change, we can also observe in a tour variety of orchids, birds, flowers, tropical fruits and banana plantations, coca and coffee descent is five hours to Sahuayaco the beach for lunch and then we are going to take a transport for an hour and a half to Hidroelectrica where we will board the train to Aguas Calientes town where where we stay in a hotel or hostal.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
- Accommodation: Hotel or Hostel
- Minimum altitude: 1850 MASL – 6069 FASL
- Maximum altitude: 2950 MASL – 9678 FASL
- Distance: 14 km – 9 miles
- Time: 5 hours (approximately)
- Difficulty: Easy
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B).
By the following morning breakfast we went walking to the most important archaeological site Machu Picchu, once inside we will go to the top of the citadel to begin our guided 2 hours approximately, where he will visit around the Inca citadel, visiting the sites main as enclosures, squares, sacred fountains, temples agricultural and urban areas, so that you then have and enjoy their free time, like taking photos, etc.
Finally in the afternoon return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes then you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo then by tourist bus back to Cusco. End of services.