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CHALLENGE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

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  • From US$
    08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS
  • From US$
    LIMA I CUSCO I SALKANTAY TREK I MACHU PICCHU I CUSCO

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE TO LIMA  
Upon arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your confirmed hotel. Check in hotel 15:00hours. Overnight.

Meals: None.

DAY 2: LIMA – CUSCO TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel.  Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your confirmed hotel. Check in hotel 12:00hours.
Afternoon city tour of the Imperial City of Cusco. Here you will enjoy the City tour, visiting the Cathedral, the Temple of Koricancha and the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Finally, return to your confirmed hotel. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 3: CUSCO – SALKANTAY TREK: MOLLEPATA (CRUZ PATA) / SORAYPAMPA

Altitude: 1950 – 4600 meters / 6398 – 15092 feet
High season: April – November
Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights
Level of difficulty: Middle

After breakfast, pick up from your hotel to be transferred to the village of Mollepata – Cruzpata (3400m / 11155f), a place with magnificent scenery of valleys, mountains and the most important snow-covered mountain tops, appreciated by the ancient Incas, such as the Humantay (5217m / 17116f) and Salkantay mountains (6264m / 20551f). Our campsite will be at the foot of the mountain Tucarhuay also known as Soraypampa (3700m / 12139f).
Transportation time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 7 hours
Climate: cold.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 4: SORAYPAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS – CHALLWAY
In the morning we will have the most difficult part to the highest point of the trek names the Salkantay pass (4600m / 15092f), from where we will start our descend and have a little time to watch the change of the constant ecological level at Selva Alta “Yunga” to a pleasant climate with mosquitoes; after this we will arrive at the campsite named Challway (3000m / 9842f).
Hiking time: 9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: CHALLWAY – WIÑAYPOCO – LUCMABAMBA 
Basically this day we will descend through a dimmed forest, where the vegetation grows brightly among this outstanding kindness for instance a great variety of Orquídeas, Bromelias, Bomareas etc. We will also meet with some ancestral families during the trek, for instance in Wiñaypoco (2650m / 8694f) and Lucmabamba (2100m / 6890f), where our campiste will be.
Hiking time: 6 hours
Climate: Warm during the day with mosquitoes, cold in the night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 6: LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – MACHU PICCHU VILLAGE (AGUAS CALIENTES)
We will begin in the early morning with ascending through the Inca Trail network to the archaeological complex of Llactapata (2650m / 8694f). Here we will be in a scene of cloudy forest and will have an exceptional view over the Machu Picchu mountain. Then descend to Hydroelectric (1950m) to the village of Machu Picchu (2050m) by walking. Here we will take the train in the direction of Machu Picchu village (2050m / 6726f), where we will spend the night in a hotel. Overnight in Machu Picchu Village also named Aguas Calientes.
Hiking time: 6 hours
Climate: warm with a lot of mosquitoes.
Optional: In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles - $5.00 approximately).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
It is recommendable to visit the lost city of the Incas early in the morning. Check out hotel room 10:00hours.
We will leave to the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f) by bus (journey time 30minutes) for getting to hear a lot of information about agriculture, astronomy and religion in former Machu Picchu, accompanied by a professional guide.
Afterwards, everyone will have enough time to spend in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, for taking some good photos; having lunch outsite the sanctuary and walking around Machu Picchu Village also named Aguas Calientes. Your bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes is included. Then, meeting again in Aguas Calientes and take the late train to go back to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your confirmed hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 8: CUSCO – LIMA – OUT   
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to airport for flying back to Lima and conect your international flight to your country.

Meals: Breakfast.

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  • Minimum 2 passengers