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Salkantay Special One 4D/3N

Salkantay 4D/3N Special One

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Itinerary

This lovely and varied hike (about 50km) is the “soft option” from Soray since the pass is lower (though still a tough 4,750m (15,580ft) and then
is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.

The trek on the second day from Soray goes steeply uphill for half an hour, then comes to a series of zigzags (Siete Culebras is the local name of this strech). At the top of the seventh switchback the terrain levels out under Salkantay´s lateral moraine, and drops gently down to
the small laguna Soirococha. The pass you see above is, alas, a false one; the main pass is a little further on, but the view of Salkantay looming above you m
ore than compensates for the effort. The real pass at 4,750m is reached after 3-4 hours from the moraine, and is marked by a pile of stones , “well know as Apacheta by th locals”, which grows daily as each traveller adds his pebble to thank the APUS for a safe trip.

.Then the trail descends to the left –hand side of the valley, becoming indistinct in swampy areas. And then comes a place named Huayrajmachay “eye of the wind”, from here we will have a great chance to see the beautiful Pyramid-shape of Humantay behind as you drop below the tree line, know as LA CEJA DE SELVA (“Eyebrown of the Jungle”), and walk through groves of bamboo with many orchids and other flowers and lots of hummingbirds, spectacular waterfalls, a small hot spring at Collpapampa the right place to lock out for the parakeets that abound in this area as well.and the we go to take a local bus in order to get santa teresa where we will enjoy the hot springs which is 45 minutes from this town .and then will see machupichu and waynapichu mountains and then the last day will see finally the inkan city of machupicchu.

 

 DAY 1:Cusco -Mollepata -Soraypampa -Huayraqpampa -Arrayanniyoq

We pick you up from your hotel and travel by bus to mollepata and then soraypampa. A 3 hour walk will take us to soyroqocha where we will have the lunch with the beautiful ca pped mountain Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) We will begin our climb to the higesht point on this trek which is on 4 650 m.a.s.l15200 ft.taking in the beautiful landscape along the way and once we get to the top the pass we go down to the campsite of arrayanniyoq .

DAY 2: Arrayanniyoq-Chaullay-Collpapampa-La playa

after the breakfast we go down (downhill) through a dramatic cloud, where we will have lunch. After the lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo or luch stopvariety of little brooks to reach La Playa late in the Afternoon we can go to the Natural Hotspring of Santa Tersa ( this service is optional and you need to pay for the round trip bus from La Playa to The Hotspring),. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants.and also we camp here in very warm area (optional visit the Natural Hotspring) .

Day 3: La Playa to  Llactapata or Santa Teresa –Hidroelectrica -Aguas Calientes
We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our campsite at la Playa we will walk for about 20 minutes to get to Lucmabamba so wi wil do the original trail of Lacctapata after we arrive to Hydrolectric where we are going to have lunch then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana  we will be walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostal.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek

DAY: 3 La Playa to Llactapata or Santa teresa- Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our campsite at la Playa we will walk for about 20 minutes to get to Lucmabamba so wi wil do the original trail of Lacctapata after we arrive to Hydrolectric where we are going to have lunch then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana  we will be walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostal.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 15 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek

DAY 4: Machu Picchu!!!

We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave walking to machupichu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long ) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.

A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top

Then you  will take   the train around 2:00pm,4:00pm or 6:20pm according to the train Availability so you will  arrive to Ollamtaytamabo after 2 hours travelling so A private transport will wait  for you and  will take you  back to Cusco to your Hotel.

Includes + Not Includes

Included :

    • Profesional bilingual tour guide
    • Entrance fees to The salkantay Trek
    • Breifing time about the Salkantay Trek  One day before
    • Liners for your sleeping bags
    • First day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
    • Maximum number of paxs 02 maximum 08 paxs
    • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
    • Private transport to Soraypampa ( trailhead)
    • Tourist train back to ollantaytambo ( expedition service can be at  2:30 pm,18:45pm or 21:30 pm leaving from
    • Aguas calientes).
    • Private transport back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco
    • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
    • Food: *3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
    • Cook
    • 3-people tents capacity jus for two paxs only to have more space to store your luggage ( 4season tent)
    • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. Chairs and tables)
    • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat
    • Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment) and 7 kilos from your personal  stuff
    • 7 kilos of your personal belongins to be carry by the horses
    • 1 night accommodation in our 3 stars Hotel at  Aguas Calientes(private room,cable tv, wi fi)
    • First Aid kit
    • *Vegetarian/special diet options available

    Doesn´t Include :

    • Entrance  fees to Waynapicchu.( if you take this entrance it will be charge 30 dollars to the original price)
    • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.
    • Sleeping bags
    • Tips for the Guide and the Crew

Note: if you need something to hire from us, we will for you, without any deposit (because most of the rent camping shops use to ask like 50 or 60 dollars for anything you want to take.

What you need to take:

  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand)

Optional items to take

  • Short pants
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.
  • Plaster and bandage

Price & availability

PRICE

We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.

2018 Price Group Price (December 2018 through December 2019):

Private Tours are based on Group Size:

Two trekkers: 650 USD$
Three trekkers: 600 USD$
Four trekkers: 550 USD$
Five – Six trekkers: 500 USD$
Seven – Ten trekkers: 500 USD$

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Account Name: Maribel Sanchez Huaman
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