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We begin our journey in the Inca capital of Cusco immersing ourselves in Inca history. After acclimatising to the high altitude, we will head towards the remote and rarely visited Sacred Valley. Salkantay Trek is fantastic culture immersing trekking challenge with incredible scenery This is a much better alternative to the often crowded Inca Trail, it is the most popular trek in the region after the Inca Trail and voted one of the Top 25 Treks in the World by National Geographic.
With much more spectacular views of stunning peaks and glaciers we trek over the Salkantay pass at 4600m, stopping at hot springs along the way to reach the Lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular Inca archaeological ruin in the world, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and new wonder of the world.
The combination of awe-inspiring mountain ranges, diverse flora and fauna, and rich cultural and archaeological sites is hard to beat. Completing the experience we will also visit the temple of the moon, or the fabulous Inca Bridge where our Salkantay trek draws to an end… an unforgettable experience.
Arrive in Lima and take an internal flight to Cusco the Inca capital at 3300m. Once here and check in to your hotel, we will all gather for an evening meal to meet your fellow trekkers and Mountain Yak guides.
After settling in, you can either relax at the hotel or take a tour of the ruins around the city. Before dinner we will have a welcome briefing with local guides and gear check to make sure everyone is prepared for our adventure. That evening we will have a guided walk through Cusco on the way to dinner and enjoy the evening lights and energy of this amazing city.
Sacred Valley Tour: Today we will load our tour bus and head out for the day. Our local tour guide will tell us about the sacred valley along the way. We will spend the day exploring the towns, markets and ruins scattered about the valley. This is a very colorful way to start our trek and learn about the history and local culture of the Incas and Peruvian lifestyle. Our evening is spent enjoying our last night in a hotel.
The salkantay machu picchu trek program starts at early by driving to Mollepata (approximately 2 and a half hours) site where salkantay trek starts. After breakfast the trek starts by ascending towards Cruzpata (3200m). Sayllapata, our lunch stop is a nice look ovr the salkantay trek. After lunch we continue to Soraypampa with spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5902m) and mount Salkantay. After the days walk we will camp over night.
Today we will trek to the Salkantay mountain pass. After an early start we will hike up the Rio Blanco Valley. At the pass we will stop to take in the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Valcabamba Range in every direction, and the south face of the Salkantay towering above us. This is the highest point of our journey (4600m). Afterwards we will enjoy lunch and descend down to our colpapampa camp for the night.
Following our long day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast. We will then begin our hike downhill above the Salkantay River. A much easier days trekking takes us to our campsite for the night.
After breakfast, we start our salkantay hike early. The day includes panoramic walking to summit llactapata, an inca site, in this part the salkantay hike gives opportunity to see from a far way the view of machu picchu. Early arrival to aguas calientes allows us to take showers and relax before the final day.
We wake up early to catch the bus to machu picchu. This allows us to take advantage of tranquil morning hours in machu pichu, where a complete guided tour is waiting for us. The visit to the Inca citadel will take approximately 2 hours. After the guided tour, you can experience a spectacular view of all of Machu Picchu from above, and visit the temple of the moon, or the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where we take train back to Cusco, where our salkantay hike ends.
This morning we will enjoy a hot breakfast. Last minute gift shopping is available in Cusco, then will then prepare to catch flights back to Lima and the UK.
Included in the Price:
• Full UK support
•Discounted rates with uk equipment providers
•UK training weekend
•Food in Peru
•4 season tents in Peru
•Dining tent with tables and chairs, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent.
•Salkantay trek specialist and professional tour guide.
•Cook and cooking equipment.
•Mules (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) and muleteers to manage them.
•Hotels in Peru
•Taxi from airport to hotel (roundtrip)
Not included in the price:
•Training weekend food and accommodation
•Travel and medical insurance
•Meals and snacks outside of the itinerary
•Personal spending money
•Any additional costs incurred due to personal deviation from the itinerary
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