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Day 1 – Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa camp

At 5:00am we depart from Cusco by private transport to arrive two hours later in Mollepata. The drive is very scenic and we will stop in the small town of Mollepata for having breakfast. From here we start the first part of the Salkantay trek, which is 19km. This hike will take you through spectacular Andean landscapes before arriving in Soraypampa. Here you have the option to visit the glacial lake before having lunch. From there we head on to our first camp in Salkantaypampa, which is located on 3,950masl. The first day includes a gentle climb through the beautiful and unspoilt Andean valley of Salkantaypampa.
Maximum Altitude: 3950masl Minimum Altitude: 3850masl Distance: 19km

Day 2 – Salkantaypampa – Collpampa

Day two is the longest and most challenging part of the trek, but at the same time you will be rewarded with stunning sceneries and a diversity of ever changing landscapes. After an early breakfast we start the 3-hour ascent of the Salkantay Pass at 7am. From here we have stunning views on Mount Salkantay and you have the option of walking to the beautiful glacier lake called Soraycocha, which is located just off the trail. From here we start a pretty long descent of the pass to reach our next campsite in Collpampa.
Maximum Altitude: 45900masl Minimum Altitude: 2920masl Distance: 21km

Day 2 – Salkantaypampa – Collpampa

Day two is the longest and most challenging part of the trek, but at the same time you will be rewarded with stunning sceneries and a diversity of ever changing landscapes. After an early breakfast we start the 3-hour ascent of the Salkantay Pass at 7am. From here we have stunning views on Mount Salkantay and you have the option of walking to the beautiful glacier lake called Soraycocha, which is located just off the trail. From here we start a pretty long descent of the pass to reach our next campsite in Collpampa.
Maximum Altitude: 45900masl Minimum Altitude: 2920masl Distance: 21km


Day 3 - Colpampa – La Playa

Today we will follow the Lluskamayo River to reach the village of la Playa. Along the way we can see the vegetation changing rapidly from the mountain ranges to lush and green areas with fruit and coffee plantations. This change provides a total contrast to the mountains ranges from the day before. Also we will be back to civilization and La Playa has several places to buy snacks and other necessities.
Maximum Altitude: 2350masl Minimum Altitude: 2950masl Distance: 15km


Day 4 - La Playa – Hydroelectrica – Aguas Caliente

This will be the last day before reaching Aguas Caliente and at the same time the base of Machu Picchu. We start the day at 7:30am to hike to the village of Lucmabamba in order to see remnants of the Inka Trail. While following the trail we will grasp amazing views of the Santa Theresa Valley. From here we head on to Hidroelectrica where we will have lunch together. At 4pm we will walk along the train tracks to finally reach Aguas Caliente where we will stay in a hostel and have dinner together.
Maximum altitude: 2350 masl Minimum altitude: 2000masl Distance: 18km


Day 5 - : Aguas Caliente – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

On our final day we will have breakfast together at 5:00am in order to catch the first bus at 6:00am. This way we will make sure to be some of the first ones arriving at the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival a 3 hour guided tour followed by plenty of free time for your personal explorations will be the program. Options will be a climb up to the Sungate, temple of moon and if you obtained permits beforehand you can climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu. Whenever you feel you had enough of exploring you can head back to Aguas Caliente and have lunch while exploring town or relax until taking the train to Ollantaytambo at 7pm on the same day. From Ollantaytambo you will take a bus back to Cusco.
Maximum altitude: 2,400masl Minimum altitude: 2,000masl Distance: 5km


Included
  • Pick up from your hostel
  • Bilingual, experienced Tour guide
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinner, Buffet style with options for vegetarians, Coca tea
  • Camping equipment: Four season tents and mattress
  • Porter service up to 6kg
  • Mules to carry camping equipment
  • Cooking tent and experienced chef
  • Admission to Machu Picchu Archaelogical Site including guided tour and time on your own
  • Basic Hostel in Aguas Caliente
  • Free storage in Cusco
  • Bus ride up to Machu Picchu
Not included
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Drinking water, Snacks
  • Dinner 5th day
  • Water 1st day
  • Trekking poles
  • Upgrading your trip
  • Last lunch and dinner

What do I need to bring?

  • Daypack with raincover
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag -10C
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Headlamp
  • One extra pair of clothes
  • 6 liters of water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block, hat
  • Extra money for souvenirs and food and beverages in Aguas Caliente
  • Insect Repellent
  • Rain Poncho

    How much will a porter cost?
    The porter will carry your personal items up to 18kg, thus you will only need to carry a daypack with your personal items with you such as snacks, water, camera. He will charge $40 per person per day.