Salkantay Trek Adventure 8 days

 Tour Salkantay Trek Adventure

8 days Trek

Salkantay Trek Adventure 8 days, trekking salkantay, apu salkantay

APU SALKANTAY TREKKING


Begin from: Cusco / Mollepata

End in: Machu Picchu / Cusco

Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

Physical Rating: Moderate

(B)=Breakfast ; (L)=Lunch ; (D)=Dinner

SCHEDULE

Day 1: CUSCO

Assistance at your arrival to Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) and transfer to your Hotel after a quick tour of the beautiful Plaza De Armas. Overnight at your hotel.

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Day 2: CUSCO (B)
Today you are free to relax, acclimatize to the altitude (3309masl/10856 ft) and get ready for next day's Salkantay Trail. Overnight in Cusco.

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Day 03 : CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA (B)(L)(D)
Right after an early breakfast we will depart from Cusco at approximately between 4:30 - 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, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms, before starting the Salkantay trek. 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.

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Day 04 : SORAYPAMPA - CHALLWAY (B)(L)(D)
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). salkantay route tour to machu picchuWe 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.

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Day 05 : CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA – SAHUAYACO (B)(L)(D)
Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 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. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here you will have your meals.

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Day 06 : SAHAUYACO – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)
After an early breakfast, we will head to the LLactapata access. This is an hour ride. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last park of the trek, an approximately 2 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.

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Day 07: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B)
Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu and to the Sun Gate. 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 desire, ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 2:26p.m. or 6:03p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

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 Day 08: CUSCO (B)
Morning transfer to the airport for the return flight to Lima. This marks the end of our services. Trip extensions to other regions or extra days in Lima or Cusco can be arranged.

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Included in the Package

- Transfers in/out Cusco
- Accommodation in Cusco (3 nights)
- Accommodation in Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes (1 night)
- Salkantay Trek 5 days Package
- Weight Allowance: 8 Kilograms per trekker (weights to be carried by horses)
- Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide
- Personal pad (double foam)
- Tents
- Cook and cooking equipment
- Horses (to carry the tents, toilet and cooking equipment)
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
- Bus ticket Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu (rt)
- Backpacker Train ticket hidroelectrica/aguas calientes/ollantaytambo (Vistadome upgrade available)
- Transfer Ollantaytambo train station to hotel
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (7B, 4L, 4D)
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
- First Aid equipment

Note: Horses will carry the heavy gear; you will hike carrying only your personal pack, sleeping bag and pad.
If you are considering bringing some photography equipment or other heavy accessories, or just simply don't want to carry anything, please request an additional horse (US$ 95) to carry your personal belongings, this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores.

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 Not included:

. Personal trekking gear, sleeping bag, tips to guide and support staff, city services.
. Domestic air LIM/CUZ/LIM: around US$ 240 (subject to change)
. Single Tent supplement: US$ 25
. Sleeping bag (optional): US$ 25. All sleeping bags are laundered between each trek. Please request this rental well in advance.
. Airport departure taxes: US$ 6.05 for domestic flights in Peru, and US$ 30.25 for international departures.

* Vistadome train upgrade : USD 60.00

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