Salkantay Inca Trail Information

Salkantay Inca Trail Information

Day 1: Cusco (3,350m) - Mollepata (2,909m) - Soraypampa (4,000m) - Colcapampa (3,200m)

An early rise at around 4.30am! We drive from Cusco by private bus for approximately 4 hours to Mollepata and then up to Soraypampa from where our trek begins. Here we meet up with our wranglers and their horses that will carry our equipment during the trek. We start our climb ascending the mountains until we reach the high pass at 4,800m near the magnificent glacier peaks of Salkantay (6,271m), and Humantay (6,100m) the second highest peak in the Cusco area. After admiring the beautiful landscape, we begin our descent to Wayracmachay (3,800m) where we have our lunch and a good rest. After lunch we continue walking until our campsite at Colcapampa - along the way, amongst the cornfields and fruit fields, we may find species or orchids and other interesting flora. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2: Colcapampa - Playa (2,200m)

An early rise at around 6.45am to take our breakfast and continue on our way! Today we head for Lluscamayu where we will take our lunch. We will today again experience a variety of fauna and flora entering into a micro climate zone. We arrive at Playa, a small village, with wonderful hot springs where we will camp tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Playa - Santa Teresa (2,200m) - Aguas Calientes (1,900m)

We have an early breakfast and take a small truck to Santa Teresa town. The truck journey is approx. 45 minutes to the Hydro-Electric Station. We then continue on our journey towards the town of Aguas Calientes traversing the bottom of the valley for approximately 3 hours until we reach the town and go to our hostal where we will take our lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO WALK THEN YOU CAN TAKE THE TRAIN FROM HYDROELECTRICA, BUT IT ONLY LEAVES IN THE LATE AFTERNOONS, SO ITS A LONG WAIT!

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

It is an early start to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise over this magnificent ancient city! We take the first bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu and have a fully guided tour of around 2 hours. After the tour you have plenty of time to explore the citadel on your own. Afterwards it is optional as to whether you walk down to the town of Aguas Calientes or take the bus back (not included in the tour price). Lunch can be taken in Aguas Calientes (not included in tour price). In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco / Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo we transfer you back to Cusco in Private Transportation leaving you in your hotel. (Breakfast)

Salkantay Inca Trail Information

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