- This breathtaking trek takes you through diverse landscapes and altitudes, as we trek around the skirts of Mount Salkantay (6271m/20,568ft) and camp within sight of the snowcapped peaks. We ascend to reach the famous Apacheta Pass at (4,600m/15,088ft) and descend into a tropical area passing Andenes and Chaullay on the far side of the mountain.
Day 1 : ARRIVE TO CUZCO
Upon your arrival to Cusco, we will meet you at the airport with a welcome pack T-shirt, chocolates and will we take you to your hotel. Today begins with a tour of The Major Cathedral of Cusco to enjoy the sights, the capital of the Incas.
Day 2 :OPTIONAL: FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR (FOR AN EXTRA COST)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac . Followed by Pisac is Urubamba where we will have a lunch then we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow.
Day 3 : TIME TO TREK, CUSCO - MOLLEPATA – CHALLACANCHA - SORAYPAMPA
Today we pick you up at 5:00 am and travel by bus to Mollepata. hike to Cruzpata where we will have lunch with the panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay and Salkantay We will begin our trek towards Soraypamapa, our first campsite.
Day 4 : MIGHTY SALKANTAY
We will have breakfast at around 5:30 am and begin our hike . After a rest, we will continue our walk through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, also known as Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. We hike to reach our second campsite, Colcapampa. We may reach the other campsites of Challway or Andenes (depends on the pace of the group).
Day 5 : CLOUD FOREST
After breakfast, at 6:30 am, we start trekking through the jungle Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will camp in the warm climate of La Playa After a rest, we will go to the hot springs.
Day 6 : LLACTAPATA – AGUAS CALIENTES
We will have breakfast at 6:30 am and then head for Llactapata. Llactapata is an incredible Inca, until we reach the hydroelectric for lunch. And then we walk for a couple of hours until get Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 7 : MACHU PICCHU IN ITS GLORY!
Early breakfast at the hotel, then your guide will pick you up at 5:30am to take the bus station and board the bus up to the majestic Machu Picchu Inca .Finally, we visit Machu Picchu itself with a walking tour, (approximately 2 hours) which is given by your guide.Then we will board the train back to Poroy train station where we will be waiting for you and take you back to your hotel.
Day 8 :TRANSFER OUT, BYE CUSCO!
After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according your flight itinerary.