Located in the department of Cusco, Salkantay (6,271 masl), is the highlight of a trekking circuit that combines a majestic natural setting of great beauty with the attraction of the most famous pre-Hispanic remains in the world: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. The route begins by following the old Inca road carved into the rock that leads to the citadel of Machu Picchu and crosses a mountain pass between the snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay (5,917 masl), to continue along the Aobamba river ravine until reaching the archaeological site.
This is a remote and old road. The Salkantay route to the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is another alternative for tourists. During the walk you have impressive scenarios of different snow-capped peaks and ending in the cloud forest of the Amazon jungle, with subtropical zones, glacial peaks, to arrive at the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
The Andes are considered a young mountain range according to geological studies. They were formed 60 million years ago by the different movements of tectonic plates, which is why Cusco's location in the Andes makes it one of the best places for walks. Each mountain chain and its noble inhabitants maintain a special landscape. This variety of landscapes and people, combined with the unique history of their ancestors, the Incas, offer hikers and explorers a true adventure.
Day 01: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa.
Day 02: Soraypampa - Huaytac - Colpabamba.
Day 03: Colpabamba - Bluscamayu - Playa.
Day 04: Playa - Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Day 05: Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu - Cusco.
In the morning we pick you up from hotel in a private bus with destiny to Mollepata (2.800 msnm), and during our journey we can see the amazing Limatambo viewpoints(Ushnu of Tarawasi) and this site have a flower made in stone by Incas people, after that we can arrive to Mollepata, where we will meet with the horsemen and mules for to give our trek around six hours, across communities of Cruzpata and Silkancha, then we will arrive to our first camp in Soraypampa village. Dinner and overnight.
After Breakfast, we will begin with our journey around four hours to arrive at the first step (4400 msnm). Since this site we can see the beautiful Salkantay view (6261 msnm) and then we will appreciate the Huamantay panoramic views and Huaynay mountains. Later we are going to descend about three hours to Colpabamba (3300 msnm), where we install the base camp. Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast. We will start with our journey through the beautiful views and later we will see the Cloudforest, where we appreciate the coffee plantations, fruit trees (bananas and oranges). With any luck we will see the national bird “Gallito De Las Rocas”. We lunch in the edge of the river and later we starting with our walk about three hours. Then we arrive to Sahuayaco, where we will install the base camp. Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast. We will begin with our journey around three hours, in this path we passing by Santa Teresa town, and then we arrive to Hidroelectrica (trek option), where we take the train to Machu Picchu Town, Here where you can enjoy one relax moment for visit the town and going to warm waters. We are staying in cozy hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
This day we wake up very early and after breakfast we will begin our journey around one hour to Intipunku (sun gate), we will obtain to see the fabulous sunrise, and you can appreciate the panoramic view of Machu Picchu Sanctuary, then we will descend and going over the magic place into full energy and culture, with a guide tour for facilities, squares, sacred founds, temples, towards, agricultural and urban sector, condor temple and the graveyard. In The Afternoon we will begin our return to Machu Picchu Town and later we pick up the train to Cusco. Arrive to Cusco and transfer to hotel.
IMPORTANT: You must bring your original passport during the journey.
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