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October 12, 2015

ALTERNATIVE TRAILS TO MACHU PICCHU

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Salkantay, Llactapata & Machupicchu

5 Days / 4 Nights

Price per Person $ 669

Promo Code : PROMOTOPTC05

(Use promo code for your reservation)

 

Altitude:                1950 – 4600 meters / 6398 – 15092 feet

High season:         April – November

Duration:               05 Days / 04 Nights

Level of difficulty:                Middle

This trek perfectly combines the cultural and natural beauty; we will enjoy the magnificent Nevado of Salkantay (6264m / 20551f)… This is the God of the mountains….and you can observe this God in Machupicchu. This route will bring us back to the time of the Incas, accompanied by the spirits of other mountains, Duch as the Tucarhuay and the Humantay which peak higher than 5000 meters (16404 feet).

Program

1st Day Cusco / Mollepata (Cruz Pata) / Soraypampa

The day will start with the transport from Cusco to the village of Mollepata – Cruzpata (3400m / 11155f), a place with a magnificent scenery of valleys, mountains and the most important snow-covered mountain tops, considering the ancient Incas, like the Humantay (5217m / 17116f) and Salkantay (6264m / 20551f). Our camp 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

Included:                               breakfast, lunch and dinner

2nd Day Soraypampa – Salkantay pass – Challway

In the morning we will have the most difficult part to the highest point of the trek called the Salkantay pass (4600m / 15092f), from where we will start our descend and have a little time to observe the change of the constant ecological level at Selva Alta “Yunga” to a pleasant climate with mosquitoes; after this we will arrive at the camp called Challway (3000m / 9842f).

Hiking time:           9 hours

Included:         breakfast, lunch and dinner

3rd Day Challway – Wiñaypoco – Lucmabamba

Basically this day is to descend through a dimmed forest, where the vegetation grows brightly, among this outstanding kindness for instance a great variety of Orquídeas, Bromelias, Bomareas etcetera. We will also meet with some ancestral families during the trek, for instance in Wiñaypoco (2650m / 8694f) and Lucmabamba (2100m / 6890f), where our camp will be.

Hiking time:           6 hours

Climate:                 warm during the day with mosquitoes, cold in the night.

Included:               breakfast, lunch and dinner

4th Day Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Machu Picchu village

We will begin 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, Waynapicchu etcetera, after which we will descend to the Hydroelectric station (1950m / 6398f). Here we will take the train in the direction of Machu Picchu village (2050m / 6726f), where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Hiking time:           6 hours,

Climate:                 warm with a lot of mosquitoes.

Included:               breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5th Day Machu Picchu village – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Cusco

It is recommendable to visit the lost city of the Incas early in the morning; We will leave for the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f), getting to hear a lot of information about agriculture, astronomy and religion in former Machu Picchu, accompanied by a professional guide. After the guide finishes his service, everyone will have enough time to spend in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, before meeting again in Aguas Calientes and taking the train to go back to Cusco.

The climate in Machu Picchu is warm with mosquitoes. Breakfast is included.

Regular Service

Included:

Transport to Cruzpata.

Entrance to the National park of Salkantay & Machu Picchu.

High quality camping equipment.

Professional guide (English / Spanish)

Cook and assistant.

Horseman and mules for all our equipment and everyone’s´ bags (5 kilos maximum)

Emergency horse (for minimum of 2 persons)

Train from the hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes.

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.

First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope.

Basic hostel in Aguas Calientes

Not included:

Breakfast at the 1st day and lunch on the 5th day in Aguas Calientes.

Transport from La Playa to Santa Teresa town (It can be an option if you want to enjoy in the hot mineral spring)

Bus goes downhill from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated; additionally you can pay the cost of $7.00 for this service. Other possibility is a walk of an hour.

Sleeping bag.

What one needs to bring

Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping mat (we will provide you with this one), rainwear, complete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle and sterilizing tablets, flash light and batteries, broad – brim or peaked cap, sun block, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper. Selection of small snacks such as chocolates, dried fruit, biscuits, etc. camera  (wrapped in plastic bag) and extra money.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
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