Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days / 4 nights
The adventure begins by picking you up early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco. After a 2 hours bus ride to Mollepata we will stop for a quick breakfast, here we will meet our horsemen that will be in charge of taking our gear the following days. we’ll continue for a 1 hour drive until we arrive at Challacancha, where the trek begins. After 2 hour hike towards we will arrive to our campsite in Soraypampa (12630 ft.), where we will experience a stunning view of the Vilcabamba mountain ranges and the first view of the Salkantay peak. Then, afternoon option to either stay at the camp or go on a spectacular 3 hour (round-trip) hike to Lake Soraycocha to admire the stunning waters and its surrounding scenery.
Day 2: Salkantaypampa – Colcapampa.
Physically, this is the hardest day of the trek, Our hike will take approximately 4 hours, as the trail ascends steeply toward Salkantay pass (15252 ft.).
where we will get the best views of the Salkantay mountain after little rest our hike will continue with a 2 hours downhill, arriving to Wayraqmachay here we will stop for our lunch prepared by our Chef, after which we will have a 3 more hours of downhill to reach the village of Colcapampa (9514 ft.) where our campsite will be set up.
Day 3: Challhuay – Santa Teresa
Today, begin by the passing the town of Colcapampa, and follow the trail that winds sh
arply down into the cloud forest following the Lluskcamayo river and winding through the beautiful waterfalls with tropical flora and fauna, in the afternoon we will go for a relaxing thermal baths at the hot springs of Colpani, we will camp at Santa Teresa town ( 5576 ft.).
Day 4: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu
Our last day on the trail we will take us from Santa Teresa along a relaxing path for 4 hours to reach the hydroelectric stations where we will have lunch, from here we will continue our hike along the train tracks with the exuberant vegetation and colorful births after 3 hours we will arrive Aguas Calientes town.
Overnight at El Mapi Hotel or similar.
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco
This Day we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an early morning guided tour at the Citadel, Lunch at the town of Aguas Calientes before the train ride back to the Sacred Valley and Cusco. End of this Amazing Andean Adventure.