salkantay

Recomended season: Early April to last December, possible to do trekking all year
Highest point: (4600m/13776ft) Salkantay pass
Difficult: Moderate
Average hours to walk: 5 – 6 hours per day

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft)
At 4.30 am. The clients will be transferred to the Bus station to transport to Mollepata at (2800m/9184ft). Beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, and stops for panoramic views of the Apurimac Valley, Cultural tour in Tarawasi, impressive ” Ushnu ” Inka Ceremonial Stone Stage to appreciate represented flowers in the Inka walls. Arriving to Mollepata at 8:30am approximately, Where we will have breakfast, Here the “horsemen ” and trek staff will be waiting for us and here will start our trek, along this route we will pass Andean villages like Cruzpata, Challacancha, after 6 or 7 hours hiking will be arriving to Soraypampa, overnight Camping at (3800m/12464ft).

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay pass (4600m / 15088ft) Challway
After the breakfast in Soraypampa at 7:00am we will start our trek to the Challway, This is a difficult day of trekking, because we will walk over a trail that rises more than (4500m) of altitude crossing the part of Markokasa. 8:00am, we will climb up for about 4 hours ascent to the Salkantay Pass at (4600m/15088ft), where we will have lunch enjoying the special views of the Mountain Salkantay at (6271m/20568ft), after that we will go down to Challway for about 3 hours; Arriving to Chaullay around 3:00pm approximately, overnight camping at (2950m/9676ft).

Day 3: Challway – Playa
Early breakfast in Challway, We will start our trekking with wonderful views of the Salkantay snow peak, until the part of Incachiriasca. The beauty of this mountain will caress our senses. We will visit coffee plants between other plantations of the tropical areas. We will appreciate the thermal water formation in a small valley, soon to follow the course of the river Santa Teresa, observing in this section diverse varieties of orquídeas and cataracts of great magnitude, finally we arrived at our camping in denominated site LLUSKAMAYU (5pm. approx.) we will go down until Playa where we will Camp.

Day 4: Playa – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we will start our trek toward the population of Santa Teresa, we will appreciate the tropical plantations, and cross the valley of Pampacahua where we will find rests of an inca channel. After that we will descend to the archaeological complex of Paucarcancha. We will continue our trekking crossing the hydroelectric of Machu Picchu ending our trek in Aguas Calientes, overnight in a lodge.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Macchupicchu (2400m/7872ft) – Cusco
Early breakfast and trekking to the archaeological group of Machupicchu, guided visit to the different areas of the complex like: The temple of the three windows, the intihuatana, Inka bridge and between others very important.return to Aguas Caliente by bus. Fron here we will back to Ollantaytambo by train, and then we will take bus to Cusco City, arriving to Cusco around 8:00pm. Transfer to your Hotel.