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Salkantay Dome a Dome a Machupicchu en autobús 4D/3N

Salkantay Domo to Domo to Machupicchu 4D / 3N by bus

This lovely and varied hike (about 50km) is the “soft option” from Challacancha  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.

Trip Itinerary

FIRST SALKANTAY TREK DAY : CHALLA CANCHA – SORAYPAMPA

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 hours to Mollepata where  we will have breakfast in a local restaurant after the breakfast we will drive for 40 minutes more  to Challacancha where we start our Salkantay trek . As soon as we are at Challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first hours will be a little bit uphill to get The Inca Chanel where we will have a panoramic  views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa for another 2 hours, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot at our new Domes so we will have lunch here and take alittle rest at the Domes  then by the afternoon we will have a trek for about 2 hour to go  to the Humantay Lake (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco. and of course  we will pass a night in our new luxury Domes  which have great confort, hot shower and private toilets

1ST DAY:Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

SECOND SALKANTAY TREK DAY: SORAYPAMPA -CHAULLAY – LUCMABAMBA DOMES

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach chaullay where we will take a transport to Lucmabamba Domes Base Camp.

2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

THIRD SALKANTAY TREK DAY: LUCMABAMBA DOMES – LLACTAPATA – AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we will start walking through the upper jungle towards Llactapata (original Inca Trail about 2 hours to get the top from there you can see Machupicchu after that walk down for about 2 more hours towards Hydrolectrica after having lunch we start walking 2 more hours by taking the railrodad to Aguas Calientes.
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 m (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.) salkantay trek to machupicchu
salkantay trek to machupicchu

FOURTH SALKANTAY TREK DAY: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU!!!

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking Guiding 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 Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. In this package you only can stay in Machupicchu until  10:00 am due to you will need to walk down to Puente ruinas  (1 Hour  walking down and then 2 hour 30 minutes walking towards  Hydroelectric where you will take the bus at 3;00pm back to Cusco so you will arrive to Cusco at around 9:00pm)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Includes + Not Includes

Included:

* Profesional bilingual tour guide
* Entrance fees to Machupicchu
* Breifing time about the Salkantay Trek One day before
* Second day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
* Minimum  08 paxs
* Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
* Private transport to Soraypampa ( trailhead)
* Bus Back to Cusco from Hydrolectric  at 3:00pm
* Food: *3 breakfasts, 3lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
Cook
* 3 or 4-people Dome Capacity for 2 nights
* Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment) and 5 kilos from your personal stuff
5 kilos of your personal belongins to be carry by the horses
* 1 night accommodation in a hostel at Aguas Calientes(private room,cable tv, wi fi)
* First Aid kit
*Vegetarian/special diet options available

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.

2020  and 2021

350 dollars Shared Group

Methods Of Payments

You Can use your Credit Card or Debid card to send your deposit

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Phone numbers: mobile +51 969875999 or our land line 051 084  227118

*You can send the money to our agency bank account too here is the full details So if you send your deposit through this bank account, remember that you need to add 7% over the money you are going to send due to that is that percentage that our local bank charge for receiving money from abroad. (please check with your local bank how much they will charge to you to send this money abroad too)

BIOANDEAN EXPEDITIONS PERU
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Account Number: 420‑3111550641
CCI Number : 003-420-013111550641-75
Currency : American Dollars
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Last Name : Valderrma Sandoval
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