Salkantay 5 Days/4 Nights: We will be able to enjoy this alternative to arrive at Machu Picchu observing diverse landscapes, full of unique and wonderful experiences, being part of the nature. gotoCusco.com buy on line.
DAY 01: CUSCO | CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA “LODGE” – HUMANTAY LAGOON.
We will pick you up from 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Approx. Leaving Cusco, we will go to the city of Mollepata (approximately 2:30 hours of travel), there will be a small stop of 30 to 45 minutes for breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue to the place called Challacancha, the starting point of the walk to Soraypampa “SKY LODGE” (duration 3:30 hours / 8 km). After lunch at “SKY LODGE” and a short rest, continue with the 2 hours / 2 km walk to the Humantay lagoon, where we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the turquoise lagoon at the foot of the mountain. We will descend for 2 hours / 2 km back to our SKY LODGE and spend one night accompanied by miles of stars and constellations.
DAY 02 : SORAYPAMPA : ABRA SALKANTAY – HUAYRACMACHAY – CHAULLAY.
We will get up very early around 05:30 am (approx.). After breakfast, we will start the day walking to the highest point of the whole route. (Abra Salkantay) approx. 7 kilometers. The ascent is in the rocky and steep terrain in the center of the valley and the imposing Apu Salkantay with sections that are probably not only the resistance but also good acclimatization. Once at the top, you will appreciate the spectacular scenery of the snowy Salkantay mountains and the second highest mountain in the Cusco region. During a short break, you will have enough time to rest and appreciate the scenery. We will continue descending through rocky terrain until we reach our lunch point in Huayracmachay. After lunch, we will continue until we reach Chaullay where we will spend the night in the warm climate of the area.
DAY 03 : CHAULLAY : THE BEACH
At approximately 6 am. After breakfast, we will begin a walk along trails surrounded by wildlife and cloud forest where we can appreciate the great variety of different fruits such as bananas, avocados, and passion fruit. Our walk through the valley is about 6 hours / 17 km. During the walk we will continue to appreciate the scenery with small waterfalls, orchids and animals of the area. Our lunch is in the field called the beach, during your free afternoon, you have the option to enjoy a guided visit to one of the coffee plantations and also have the option to take a bath in the thermal waters of Cocalmayo.
DAY 04 :THE BEACH : LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES.
After breakfast, we will start our hike for about 2 hours to “Llactapata” on an original Inca trail whose course will take us to a small archaeological site and enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu in the distance. After appreciating the great guided tour, we will descend to get to Hidroeléctrica where we will have our lunch and continue our morning walk until we reach Aguas Calientes 3 hours / 10 km. On the way you have a visit to the so called Intiwatana, the famous sundial. At approximately 5:00 pm we will arrive in Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night.
DAY 05 : VISIT MACHU PICCHU “WONDER OF THE WORLD”we will be able to enjoy this alternative to arrive at Machu Picchu observing diverse landscapes, full of unique and wonderful experiences, being part of the nature..
After breakfast, you will climb the sanctuary of Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings of the citadel over a period of approximately 2 hours. For those looking for a more physical challenge, we have the options to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, where you will have excellent views.
In the afternoon, you must return to the city of Aguas Calientes to pick up your belongings from your accommodation and begin our return to Cusco.
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