Salkantay Cultural Trek New Option

Useful Information

Starting Altitude – 2900m / 9515ft.

Highest Altitude – 4650m / 15,200ft

Walking Distance – 60.5 km / 37.5 miles

Longest Day – Day 2, approx 18 km/11 miles

Coldest Night – Day 1 around 0º Celsius

Overall Difficulty – Difficult

New and surprising! (We offer you an alternative to the traditional Inca trail where you can observe microclimates, enjoy of valleys, meadows, glaciers, cloud forests, and enjoy the classic Inca trail!)

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*Dificulty level depends very much on your fitness and aclimatization.

Overview

DAY 01: MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl
Distance: 14km/9miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 02: THE WONDER OF THE ANDES SALKANTAY…INKACHIRIASKA – PAMPACAHUANA.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 2920 masl
Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl
Distance: 21km / 13.5 miles
Time: 9h approximately
Difficult: challenge

DAY 03: PAMPACAHUANA – PAUCARCANCHA-KORIWAYRACHINA.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 1350 masl
Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
Distance – 16km / 10 miles
Time: 8h approximately
Difficulty: moderate

DAY 04: KORIWAYRACHINA – KM 82 – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Tren from km 82 to Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation: Hotel
Minimum Altitude: 2750 masl
Maximum Altitude: 2040 masl
Distance – 09km / 10 miles
Time: 6h approximately
Difficulty: moderate

DAY 05: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum altitude: 2,440 masl
Difficulty: Easy.

Itinerary

DAY 01: MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

We will pick you up from your hotel and continue by bus to Molle pata. Where we will have breakfast and will continue for one hour to Challacancha, where we can organize the entire team to begin the walk here will have the panoramic view of the beautiful snowy (Humantay; 5700 m and Salkantay 6271 m) – is just the beginning! We will begin our trek to soraypampa (3.horas), our first camp (3800 m, the highest and coldest travel camp), having a beautiful scenery along the road to soraypampa where we will have lunch a short break to continue the walk hill above to visit the lagoon of the beautiful Humantay by the color of the water due to the presence of many mineralsreturn to the camp.

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl
Distance: 14km/9miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 02: THE WONDER OF THE ANDES SALKANTAY…INKACHIRIASKA – PAMPACAHUANA.

This day we will rise very early since it is the more difficult travel day we will have breakfast at 5.30 and begin our trek to the top of this trip (5300 m Inka Chiriaska) located halfway between the mountains of Salkantay (approximate 4 hours walk). There is the possibility of snow here. After a break, we will continue our (downhill) walk through a spectacular mountain road, towards sisaypampa, where we will have lunch. In addition, a brief rest, to walk in direction of the pampacahuana and observing the famous canal of Inca construction where we will camp in a ravine very Beautiful by nature. Dinner

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 2920 masl
Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl
Distance: 21km / 13.5 miles
Time: 9h approximately
Difficult: challenge

DAY 03: PAMPACAHUANA – PAUCARCANCHA-KORIWAYRACHINA.

After a typical breakfast in the area, we will begin our hike through a beautiful valley observing flora and fauna coming to the archaeological site of Paucarcancha. Where you will have a guided tour and free time to explore the area and continue to Hatunchaca for lunch and a brief rest. After lunch, we continue to patallacta where we will visit the Inca site, camp and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 1350 masl
Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
Distance – 16km / 10 miles
Time: 8h approximately
Difficulty: moderate

DAY 04: KORIWAYRACHINA – KM 82 – AGUAS CALIENTES.

This day we will rise an approximately 0630 a.m. enjoy Andean breakfast with view of the most famous mountain of the Sacred Valley of the Incsa the veronica. After breakfast, we began our hike to visit the Inca construction of qanabamba and salapunku and reach the station of piskacucho, lunch and train to the town of aguas calientes. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
Tren from km 82 to Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation: Hotel
Minimum Altitude: 2750 masl
Maximum Altitude: 2040 masl
Distance – 09km / 10 miles
Time: 6h approximately
Difficulty: moderate

DAY 05: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL

We will have breakfast very early and at 5.45 am, catch the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes), in order to appreciate the magnificent Inca city in the Andes as also the output of the Sun in the direction of the city. A walk (approx 2 hours) is given by your guide and then in free time, can explore the mysterious city on his or her own. If you still have, energy also can climb Huayna Picchu (2720m / 8890 ft)! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. You have two options to Aguas Calientes (can be reached by bus or on foot)

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum altitude: 2,440 masl
Difficulty: Easy.

Inclusions

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Pick up from the hotel transfer to Mollepata
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Transportation (train roundtrip)
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain.(optional)
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 pm snacks (hot drinks, cookies and popcorn) and 3 dinner (day 1 breakfast and dinner and lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes are not included)
  • Camping equipment, 2-persons tents, mats for the floor.
  • Horseman and mules (carrying the kitchen and camping and equipment up to 05 kg of belongings of tourists)
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes
  • Extra oxygen
  • First aid kit
  • Vegetarian / diet special options available.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lunch last day
  • Expenses extras.(tips)

NOTE: Included in all tours train service is the Expeditions from the station of Piskacucho to the town of Hot Springs and the Ollantaytambo station. Salkantay Expeditions, will organize the return transport to the city of Cusco (by taxi or bus)

*OFFER: POLE OF THE COMPANY WITH THE MAP OF SALKANTAY

You need take

WE RECOMMEND BRINGING:

  • Original passport (student International (ISIC) card if applicable
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Thick coat
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-sherts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun Hat
  • Solar sunscreen (factor 35 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water (you can buy on the road)
  • Hygiene items
  • Personal medicine
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlights with batteries

Opcional

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Bag sleeping – 10ºc ($25)
  • Walking sticks ($15)
  • Extra Horse ($140)

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