Salkantay Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu

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Salkantay Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu

SALKANTAY - MACHUPICCHU 5 Days / 4 Nights

DAY 1: CUSCO - SAYLLAPATA - SOYROCOCHA.

At 6:00 AM we'll pick you up from your selected hotel. We'll leave by our private transport to Mollepata 2800 meters, beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, stopping for panoramic views of the Apurimac Valley, where you can have a breakfast in a typical restaurant. After that we'll drive for 1hr until our trailhead called Sayllapata (3200 meters),  there  we'll meet our arrieros “horsemen“ and  trek staff, 2 1/2 hrs hiking through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha , unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa (3750 meters), where we'll have the lunch. Then after 4 hours we’ll arrive to our first campsite, Soyrococha ( 4 200 meters). 
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DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA - HUAYRAQMACHAY - COLLPAPAMPA

The second day we'll ascent to the highest point of our trek, Salkantay Pass  4600 meters from this point we can appreciate the special views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6271 meters), 3 hours walking with spectacular views of the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, small lakes and morraines arriving to our lunch site, Huayraqmachay ( 3700meters), then we'll go down for 3 1/2 hrs until our second campsite, Collpapampa ( 2600 meters).
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DAY 3: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA 

The third day, the group will walk for 5-6 hrs, downhill easy hike, we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva where coffee, coca and fruits plantations can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird " Gallito de las Rocas " stop in Playa (2250 meters) for Lunch. After La Playa we will walk to Lucmabamba where we have our third campsite. 
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DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES.

After breakfast , we TOOK THE Inca trail that lead us for about 4 hrs until the archaeological site of Llactapata. From here have the opportunity to see the Lost city of Machu Picchu and other mountains in the area. Then we will walk for 2 hours downhill to Hidroelectrica Train station (Km 116), where we have our last camping lunch. Then continue walking for two and a half more hours to Aguas Calientes (2 000 meters). Hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes. 
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DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO.

Early wake up in order to take the bus to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 2 hours and plenty of free time to explore more, optional time to Climb the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of  the Moon, or the Sun gate, after that you have to take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes and wait for the train to return, arrive in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. 
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SHARED SERVICE

  • Group Size: 2 - 16 people

FIXED DEPATURES: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

  • March: 1, 3, 5, 8,10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
  • April: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • May: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
  • June: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • July: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • August: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
  • September: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • November: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
  • December: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • January (2017): 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation to and from: Cusco - Sayllapata / Poroy train station - Hotel
  • Backpacker train service: Aguas Calientes - Poroy train station 
  • Entrance fees: Machupicchu 
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Local bus: Playa - Santa Teresa 
  • Hostel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 6 kilos/ 13 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts/4 Lunches/4 Dinners/ Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents (2 people in each, 3-person-capacity), sleeping pad, dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including
  • emergency oxygen bottle

DOESN'T INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
  • Sleeping bag
  • Santa Teresa Hot springs ($8.00), this is optional
  • Tips (optional)

EXTRAS:

US$20 Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek
US$20 Single tent accommodation
US$12 therm-a-rest mattresses

PRIVATE SERVICE

  • Group Size: Depends on the client
  • Departure: Depends on the client

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation to and from: Cusco - Sayllapata / Poroy train station - Cusco Hotel
  • Vistadome train Service: Aguas Calientes - Poroy train station 
  • Entrance fee: Machu Picchu 
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Local bus: Playa - Santa Teresa 
  • Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 8 kilos / 17 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts/4 Lunches/4 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents (2 people in each 3-person-capacity), sleeping pad, dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including
  • emergency oxygen bottle.

DOESN'T INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
  • Sleeping bag
  • Santa Teresa Hot springs ($8.00), this is optional
  • Tips (Optional)

EXTRAS:

US$20 Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek
US$20 Single tent accommodation
US$12 therm-a-rest mattresses

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