An experience in contact with the most powerful nature of the Peruvian Andes, on one of the most fascinating alternative routes that exist to reach Machu Picchu. A wonderful itinerary that takes travelers on a path dotted with glaciers, valleys and lush Amazonian vegetation ...
The treks in the Cusco area are operated by qualified companies that use official guides and specialized personnel. Trekking difficulty is generally linked to the distances covered and the altitude at which they take place. For this reason, we recommend choosing a trek if you have a minimum of experience and preparation for walking in the mountains. Our motto is "Don't start trekking in Peru!".
Taking this precaution can avoid unpleasant situations, such as being unprepared in the middle of walking at 4,000 meters above sea level. It can prevent you from suffering very much and perhaps not being able to fully enjoy not only the service purchased, but also the scenic, rural and archaeological beauties that make up the essence of the trekking itself.
The management and management of groups of trekkers with a heterogeneous preparation can determine "group travel" dynamics, in which not all participants are able to maintain adequate rhythms and reaction times for the commitment. The guides and support staff will always do everything possible to devote more attention to trekkers in difficulty or in any case less prepared. In case of need, do not hesitate to solicit the help of the staff.
Trekking itineraries are generally fixed. Nonetheless, each operator tries to make changes and customizations, so that the comfort and standard option (where present) could present differences of itinerary, while maintaining the general layout, the succession of the stages and progressions.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE TREKKING
o Information briefing the evening before the start of the trek
o Transportation Cusco-Challacancha, Playa-Hidroelectrica and Ollantaytambo-Cusco
o Official Spanish / English guide
o Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
o Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, mattresses, support staff equipment
o Mules and squires for the transport of tents, food and camping and kitchen equipment
o Duffle bag (special backpack that the squires will use to carry your personal belongings if you don't want to walk with your backpack - maximum weight allowed: 7 kg)
o 1 night at the Salkantay Sky Camp (1st day)
o 1 night at the Andean Huts (2nd day)
o 1 night in hotel with breakfast in Aguas Calientes (3rd day)
o Cook and helper
o First Aid Kit
o Oxygen cylinder
o Hydroelectric train ticket - Aguas Calientes
o Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (does not include Huayna Picchu or Montaña)
o Ticket of the Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo train
o Shuttle bus to / from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREKKING
o Sticks (available for hire - € 10 per person)
o Sleeping bag (available for hire - € 15 per person)
o Entrance to Salkantay park (to be paid on the spot - USD 3 per person)
o Lunch and dinner on the 4th day
o 1st day breakfast (to be paid on the spot - USD 4 per person)
o Huayna Picchu and Montaña
WE RECOMMEND TO BRING FOR TREKKING
o Backpack with personal effects and clothing necessary and adequate for trekking and low temperatures
o Shoes suitable for trekking
o Saccopelo (possibility to rent it).
o Jacket or poncho for rain
o Hat for sun, rain and cold.
o Solar protector
o Insect repellent
o Biscuits, chocolate, candies, mineral water
o Toilet paper
o Small towel
At 04: 00/04: 30 in the morning, departure from your hotel in Cusco with shared private vehicle to reach Mollepata (about 2h30), where you will stop for breakfast (not included - to be paid locally). From here, continue for another hour or so, until you reach Challacancha (3700 masl), the starting point of the walk which, in about 3h30 '(8km), will take you to the Sky Lodge in Soraypampa (3900 masl). After lunch at the Sky Camp you can visit the beautiful Huamantay lagoon (4200 masl), about 2 hours walk from the field (2km), from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the homonymous mountain. Return to the camp, dinner and overnight.General informations: Distance traveled on foot: about 12 km Trekking hours: about 6.5 Challacancha altitude: about 3,700 masl Soraypampa altitude: about 3,900 masl Altitude Laguna de Humantay: about 4,200 masl Difficulty: Moderate Meals included: Lunch, dinner and snack Overnight: Sky Camp (Soraypampa) - Accommodation in shared service
Wake up today at 5:30 and after a good breakfast, you will get ready for the most demanding stage of the trek: the Abra Salkantay (4,650 masl), which is about 7 km from Soraypampa. From here you can observe the Salkantay glaciers and enjoy a well-deserved rest. After a short break, the walk continues downhill to reach the area called Wuayraqmachay (3,900 masl), where lunch is scheduled, in an hour. The trek then continues for another 2.5 hours of walking, towards an increasingly tropical climate, up to Chaullay (2,900 masl), where the second night is scheduled. Dinner and night.General informations: Distance traveled on foot: about 17 km Trekking hours: about 10.5 Soraypampa altitude: about 3,900 masl Altitude of the Salkantay Pass: about 4,650 masl Wayraqmachay altitude: about 3,900 masl Altitude of Chaullay: about 2,900 masl Difficulty: demanding Meals included: Lunch, dinner and snack Overnight: Andean Huts (Chaullay) - Accommodation in shared service
At 06:00 in the morning, after breakfast, you will begin the walk along paths surrounded by the typical flora and fauna of the tropical climate. On this day you will appreciate the great variety of fruit trees, such as banana, avocado, granadillas and passion fruit. During the walk, you will pass near waterfalls, beautiful orchids and bromeliads and, with a little luck, you will be able to spot some animal species in the area. Once you arrive in La Playa, lunch will be served and, after a short break, you will leave with a shared private vehicle towards the Machu Picchu hydroelectric power station. From this station you will take the train which will take you to Aguas Calientes in about 45 minutes. Hotel accommodation. Free dinner. Night with breakfast. Overnight at HATUN INTI CLASSIC or SIMILARGeneral informations: Distance traveled on foot: about 17 km Trekking hours: about 6.5 Altitude of Chaullay: about 2,900 masl Altitude of La Playa: around 2,064 masl Altitude of Aguas Calientes: around 2,060 masl Difficulty: Easy Meals included: Lunch, dinner Overnight: Hotel (Aguas Calientes)AVAILABLE OPTION: From the Hidroelettrica station, instead of making the journey by train, it is possible to continue on foot to Aguas Calientes (about 3 hours of walking - 10 km along the train rails). The arrival in Aguas Calientes is expected around 17:00. Reduction per person: € 25
Early morning transfer of a few minutes on foot, (there is no other option and the town is really tiny!) To the Aguas Calientes bus station to immediately take the shuttle that in just 30 minutes will take you, along a zigzagging path, towards the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu. Once you arrive, you will enjoy a guided tour of the citadel, which will touch the "Plaza Principal", the Circular Tower, the sacred Solar Clock, the royal houses, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. After the visit, you will return to Aguas Calientes station for the train departure to Ollantaytambo / Poroy and from there by road to Cusco. Free dinner. Night excluded. AVAILABLE UPGRADES:> Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu Right of entry - WITHIN THE INCLUDED VISIT OF MACHU PICCHU - to the additional walks / climbs of Huayna Picchu or to the Montaña (in one of the two available shifts). Price per person: € 20