Salkantay - Machupicchu Trek

05 D - 04 N

The mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba rise to form a ragged chain  between the regions' two great rivers; the Urubamba and the Apurimac. Along the cordillera's northern side, massive snow peaks collide with lush tropical rain forests.
Located northwest of Cusco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera's tallest peak, is at the eastern end of the chain and rises to 6271 meters above sea level. The name Salkantay means ' Savage Mountain ' which may refer to the swirling clouds that rise up from the jungle lowlands and engulf the peak.
The Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek normally takes 7 days and has become popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. For the first 4 days you will be surrounded with magnificent scenery and rarely see other groups of trekkers. On the fifth day you join up with the Inca Trail at Wayllabamba and continue to Machu Picchu arriving early on day 7. The trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses can be used for the first 4 days to carry food and equipment. Since horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail, you'll swap over to using human porters for this final section.

 

Dia 01: Cusco - Mollepata - Sayapata - Laguna Humantay - Soraypampa
Visit: Humantay Lake
Maximum Altitude: 4200 meters above sea level
Minimum altitude: 3800 meters above sea level
Distance:16km to Rayan-niyoc o 20km a Chaullay
Campsite altitude 3,800 m (aprox. )

Meals Include: Lunch & Dinner

 

Dia 02: Soraypampa - Challway

Visit: Mt. Salkantay
Maximum Altitude: 4590 meters above sea level
Minimum altitude: 2920 meters above sea level
Distance:16km to Rayan-niyoc o 20km a Chaullay
Campsite altitude 1,600 m ( aprox. )

Meals Include: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 03: Challway - Playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa
Visit: Santa Teresa
Maximum Altitude: 4590 meters above sea level
Minimum altitude: 2920 meters above sea level
Distance:16km to Rayan-niyoc o 20km a Chaullay
Campsite altitude 3,800 m ( aprox. )

Alimentos Incluido: Desayuno - Almuerzo  & Cena

 

Day 04: La Playa - Lucmabamba - Llaqtapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes
Visita: La Playa
Accommodacion: Hostel
Altitud Maxima:2350 msnm
Altitud Minima:2000 msnm
Distancia Viajado:12 km approx
Campsite altitude 2,700 m ( aprox. )

Alimentos Incluido: Desayuno - Almuerzo  & Cena

 

Day 05: Aguas Calientes - Waynapicchu - Machupicchu - Cuzco

Visita: Machupicchu

Escalada: Huaynapicchu .

Meals Included:  Breakfast  

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