Ausangate Trek 5D/4N
The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include ...
Our Domes are Ideal to experience the best of nature along the Salkantay Trek. By spending a Night at our Biodomes will allow to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature and just relax with the fresh air, our Biodomes provide the perfect retread. You will never forget the feeling of experiencing the beauty of nature together with a tough trek
This lovely and varied hike (about 50km) is the “soft option” from Challacancha since the pass is lower (though still a tough 4,750m (15,580ft) and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.
We pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am. and we traveled by bus for approx. 2 hours to Mollepata, where we will have breakfast, this first breakfast must be ordered at a local restaurant in Mollepata. After that, we take the private transport again to Challacancha for about 40 more minutes of travel, where our walk will begin.
The 3-hour trek will take us to Soraypampa where we will have lunch with panoramic views of our Domes and the beautiful Humantay (4,120m. / 13,500 feet) and Salkantay (6,271m. / 20,575 feet) peaks. We will begin our trek towards Soraypampa, our first camp. (3,800m. / 11,750 feet, the highest and coldest camp of the trip) admiring the beautiful landscape on the way as an optional visit we will go to the Humantay lagoon which is located 1:30 minutes walking from Soraypampa.
We will have breakfast around 5:30 am. and we will start our trek towards the highest pass of this trek (4,650m. / 15,200ft) located midway between 2 huge mountains, Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From this pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible, there is a possibility of seeing snow here.
After a break, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a spectacular cloud forest towards Huayraqpunku, where we will have lunch. Then we walk again after lunch in the direction of the beginning of the jungle until we reach Chaullay or Colpapampa (3,000m. / 9,800ft), where we will take a transport to the Domes.
After breakfast, at 6.30 am, we will try to arrive as early as possible in Llaqtapata, we walk a part of the original Inca trail and get some experience of the natives who live here in the area. Have the opportunity to harvest various fruits and have one of the best views of the Urubamba Valley. See the Salkantay mountain in the background and have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu, after arriving at Hidroelectrica where we will have lunch, then continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana we will be walking approx. 2:30 minutes along the train track until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the hot springs of the town (entrance 10 soles) a real pleasure after finishing the walk.
We get up early in the morning around 4 am. then to have breakfast and go to Machu Picchu, which takes 1:30 minutes walking, but there is another option to take the first bus that leaves at 5:30 am. towards Machu Picchu (it lasts 25 minutes) to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun rises.
Your guide will give you a 2-hour tour, and then you can explore the mysterious city on your own. If you still have energy, you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2,720m. / 8,890ft) It takes 1:45 minutes to reach the top (optional and see availability). Then you will take the train around 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm or 6:20 pm depending on the availability of the train, so you will arrive in Ollantaytambo after 2 hours of travel, so a private transport that will take you from return to Cuzco.
Professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).
Pick up from the hotel.
Private transportation (Cusco - Soraypampa and Ollantaytambo - Cusco).
Train (Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo)
Andean ceremony of the first day, offering to mother earth.
Horsemen and mules to transport equipment, food and personal luggage (7 kilos per person).
A cook to prepare all meals.
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and 4 snacks, foods suitable for the walk and rich in carbohydrates.
Kitchen equipment: dining tent, kitchen with table and chairs.
Luxury domes with private bathroom and hot shower.
1 night accommodation in Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Tickets to Machu Picchu.
Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
First aid kit.
First breakfast and last dinner.
Original passport and student card (ISIC) green card.
Essential insurance card.
Walking boots (with ankle protectors).
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
Comfortable shirts and pants.
Sun protection cream (factor 35 is recommended).
Insect repellent minimum 30% DEET.
Flashlight with spare batteries.
Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended).
Suggested extra contribution.
Price per person
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