salkantay trek domo to domo to machupicchu 5d 4n
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Challenging
Group Size
Max 12 People
Locations Visited
7 Places

Salkantay Trek Domo To Domo To Machupicchu 5D/4N

The Salkantay Trekking on the first day start at Challacancha which is almost 3 hours walking to Soraypampa where we will sleep in Domes which have great confort, Hot Showers and toilets from here we will go to visit the Huamntay lake which next to the salkantay trekking mountain is an amazin lake full of turquoise color, on the second days the walk goes steeply uphill for half an hour, then comes to a series of zigzags (Siete Culebras is the local name of this strech). At the top of the seventh switchback the terrain levels out under Salkantay´s lateral moraine, and drops gently down to the small laguna Soirococha. The pass you see above is, alas, a false one; the main pass is a little further on, but the view of Salkantay trekking looming above you more than compensates for the effort. The real pass at 4,750m is reached after 3-4 hours from the moraine, and is marked by a pile of stones , “well know as Apacheta by th locals”, which grows daily as each traveller adds his pebble to thank the APUS for a safe trip during the Salkantay Trekking.

Then the trail descends to the left –hand side of the valley, becoming indistinct in swampy areas. And then comes a place named Huayrajmachay “eye of the wind”, from here we will have a great chance to see the beautiful Pyramid-shape of Humantay behind as you drop below the tree line, know as LA CEJA DE SELVA (“Eyebrown of the Jungle”), and walk through groves of bamboo with many orchids and other flowers and lots of hummingbirds, spectacular waterfalls, a small hot spring at Collpapampa the right place to lock out for the parakeets that abound in this area as well.and the we go to to camp at a coffee plantation at Lucmabamba so we will learn about the proccess of the coffee from here we can take a local transport to go to The Santa Tersa Natural Hot Spring where we will enjoy the hot springs which is 45 minutes from this town .and on the 4th day we will walk through Llactapa Original Inca Trail so from the top we will see machupichu and waynapichu mountains and then the last day will see finally the inkan city of Machu Picchu.

Tour Price

5 Days, 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek Domo To Domo To Machupicchu 5D/4N
Price from

$550USD

Per Person

Itinerary

Day 01

Challacancha - Soraypampa

We pick you up from your hotel and then we go the bus station and travel by bus for about 2 hours to Mollepata where we wil have breakfast this firs breakfast need to be order in a local restaurant in Mollepata after that we take again the private transport until Challacancha for about 40 minutes driving more ,where is going to start our trek. A 3 hour walk will take us to Soraypampa where we will have lunch with panoramic viewsof our Domes of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypamapa, our first campsite (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) taking in the beautiful landscape along the way as optional visit we will go to Humantay lake which is 1 hour walking from Soraypampa our first Campsite.

Day 02

Soraypampa - Chaullay / Collpapampa (Mighty Salkantay)

We will have breakfast at around 5.30am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay Trek on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

Day 03

Chaullay - La Playa (The Coffee Plantation)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 4 hours where we will Camp at a coffee plantation where we will learn about the process of the coffee so we will harves,toastand ground the coffee as part of this trek . Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place where we are going to camp at a coffee plantation, on the other hand the horses will go back to Mollepata. from here there are an optional thing to do so we can take a local bus to drive one hour to get santa teresa where we can enjoy the natural hots pring ( bus fares and entrance fees to the the natural hots pring is not included in this tour).

Day 04

La Playa Coffee Plantation - Llactapata or Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Highlights of today: The best day of the trek! We will try to get as early as possible to Llactapata. We hike up through a part of the original Inca trail and get some experience of the native people who live here in the area. Have a chance to harvest several fruits and have one of the best views of the Urubamba valley. See The Salkantay Trekking Mountain in the background and have your first glance on Machu Picchu!
We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our campsite at la Playa we will walk for about 20 minutes to get to Lucmabamba so wi wil do the original Inca Trail trail of Lacctapata from this place we can see Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu from far, after we arrive to Hydrolectric where we are going to have our lunch then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana we will be walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostal.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek.

Day 05

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to machupichu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long ) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.
Then you will take the train around 2:00pm,4:00pm or 6:20pm according to the train Availability so you will arrive to Ollamtaytamabo after 2 hours travelling so A private transport will wait for you and will take you back to Cusco to your Hotel.

Includes / Not includes

Included

Profesional bilingual tour guide.

Entrance fees to The salkantay Trek.

Entrance fees to Machupicchu.

Breifing time about the Salkantay Trek One day before.

First day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth.

Maximum number of paxs 02 maximum 12 paxs.

Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying).

Private transport to Soraypampa ( trailhead).

Train back to ollantaytambo (can be at 13:30 pm , 2:30pm or 18:20 pm, or 19:00pm leaving from Aguas calientes).

Private transport for the Group back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco.

Entrance fee Machu Picchu.

Food: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners Cook.

3-people tents capacity jus for two paxs only to have more space to store your luggage ( 4season tent).

Camping equipment (4 tents capacity, Chairs and tables).

Thick mattres.

Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment) and 8 kilos from your personal stuff.

One way bus ticket From Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.

1 Night accommodation at Hotel at Aguas Calientes(private room, cable tv, WiFi).

First Aid kit.

Vegetarian/special diet options available.

What you need to take for Salkantay Trekking?

Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card.

Insurance card is essential

Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors ).

Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.

Warm jack.

Optional items to take for Salkantay Trek

Price

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USD $550.00 Per person

Required Pre-payment
USD $200.00

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