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The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive SALKANTAY snow capped mountain (6,271m) and three others over 6000m.
SALKANTAY is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba.
Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Attractive trek; made for trekkers has a changeable landscape; it is under sunrise code decentralization of trekking tours, since other tourist circuits have gotten famous in the last few years it’s getting crowded, this trek is totally different than the others, it’s not dirty, nor popular, so therefore it’s not full of tourists going on this trek you may see distinct ecosystems spread across its different zones of altitude and climate.
This trail runs from high valley up to the mountains and descends into a lush valley. The ecosystem is transformed rapidly.
We will leave Cusco at 04:30 by bus, and drive to Mollepata. By approximately 2 hours and a half hours drive.
After breakfast we will start the ascent on foot towards Cruzpata (3100 masl) along a slight climb where we will appreciate various plants, native birds, the Apurimac river canyon (which is one of the deepest in Peru), and a communitarian irrigation canal.
In Cruzpata we will have our lunch, we will depart at around 1:30 p.m in the direction of Soraypampa along a climbing trail with many level variations and along which we will see little groups of houses, flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5902 masl). After approximately 4 hours of walking, we will arrive at our campsite in Soraypampa (3900 masl).
From here we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay (6271 masl).
Early at the morning, after breakfast, departure by bus on your excursion towards the Colca.
After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx 6:30 a.m we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines.
At our lunch spot after a five-hour walk, Pass dowhill to lunch in Huayracmachay, and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camp at Chaullay 2,920 m. (B+L+D). 20 Km. approximately.
Wake up with a lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea.
We will start the trek 07:00 AM. 3 hours easy, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called “Ceja de Selva”, we will see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds ect. here banana trees coffee and others can be observed, take amazing pictures, at the end of the day we will see passion fruit fields.
The hike will last approximately 9 hours; the campsite is at the community named “La Playa “(2400 masl). from here we will take a small car by aproximately 45 minutes to Santa Teresa village where is the hot spring (optional hot spring bath) and also we will spend a night here. (B+L+D).
Walking distance approximately 15 Km.
After of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk for approximately around 8:30 a.m we begin our trek.
We follow this rising trail, from which we will see plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River until arrive to the Oroya (canopy brich) From here we have an option to hike to hidroelectrica or to catch a small car where will take us until Hidroelectrica (25 minutes), from this place we can observe the back of Machupicchu Santuary, where we have the last lunch with all staff. from here we will continuo walking until arrive to Aguas Calientes around 4:30 p.m then we will stay in a hostal the last night. (B+L+D).
Walking distance aproximately 10 Km.
We are going up to the Archaeological site of Machupicchu and we will explore the city and enjoy the ancient place in the tranquil morning hours, where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. . In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes, from here we take the train back to to Ollantaytambo, upon arriving to Ollantaytambo you will be transferred towards Cusco.
End of services:
✔ Transfer from your hotel to bus stop, bus from Cusco to Mollepata. (Trail head).
✔ Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent.
✔ English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 12 people)
✔ Cook and cooking equipment
✔ Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3.
✔ Accommodation for our guides, cook and porters / horsemen
✔ Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + wake – up tea)
✔ First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
✔ Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service).
✔ Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
✘ Sleeping bag ( US$ 12 )
✘ Lunch on the last day: after the guided tour at Machupicchu, you can enjoy free time.to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes.
✘ Train tickets from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. ( optional )
✘ Entrance to Wayna Picchu
✘ Transportation from Playa to Hidroeléctrica ( optional )
✘ Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu – Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
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