A new and good alternative to trekking, for those before the adventure and for those people who did not find a place for the Inca trail – classic Machupicchu. This alternative leads us to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu with landscapes between lagoons, mountains such as the snowcapped Humantay and Salkantay, a route of our Quechua ancestors where we can appreciate a progression of the various ecological floors, crossing through flowing rivers, in the mountain range we visit Thermo-Natural Waters; entering the forest eyebrow region of abundant tropical vegetation, appreciating orchids of different colors, birds like the Hummingbirds and parrots of the humid forests. The last day of the trekking very early we will visit the city Perdida de los Inkas – Machupicchu and that same day in the afternoon we return to Cusco.
Pick up from the hotel (4:30 am), Start of our adventure, transport Cusco – Mollepata Arriving at approximately 9:00 am. Meeting place with the muleteers and cooks, after breakfast we start the expedition to the Soraypampa camp, impressive view of the great diversity of flora, fauna and the Umantay Snow, is a walk of 6 hours approximately. Lunch, dinner and camping in Soraypampa (3,400.msnm).
After a consistent breakfast we start the walk through a trail of spectacular landscapes until we reach the highest point of our walk where we cross a pass of 4600. msnm. Appreciating the mountain range of the Andes, the snow of the Salkantay, after contemplating the beauty we will descend until reaching the jungle eyebrow and camping. Our camping equipment and food will be transported by horses. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.
After breakfast we will continue our walk to “Lluscamayu” place where we will have lunch, Then in our trekking we will appreciate the flora and fauna of this tropical region until we reach the “Beach” where we will camp. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.
After breakfast we continue with our walk to the town of Santa Teresa, during the journey we will have the opportunity to observe in the distance the lost city of the Inca Machupicchu, then we will have a short walk of about an hour towards the oroya crossing the river Urubamba, then we will take a truck that will take us to Hidroeléctrica place of lunch and there we will wait the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes and overnight in a Hostel. Breakfast, lunch, lodging.
After breakfast we will take the bus to the Citadel of Machupicchu “Sacred Place” guided tour for 2 hours, then you will have a free to enjoy the place, in the afternoon you will take the train to return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo then the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. End of service.
From the stunning views of the Andes to the exciting treks along ancient Inca trails, the Salkantay Trek was the perfect way to explore the unique beauty of the region.
The trek was extremely well organized. Our group was provided with all the necessary gear and supplies and our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. We were also provided with delicious meals each day, which were a welcome break from the long days of trekking.