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Salkantay 5D / 4N

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Salkantay 5D / 4N

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Salkantay is one of the most beautiful mountain in Peru, located in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, in the district of Santa Teresa, province of La Convención, Department of Cusco. It rises to 6264 meters above sea level.

5 Days
8+ Age
  • Departure
    Pick up passengers from their hotels
  • Departure Time
    04:30 Hrs.
  • Return Time
    --
  • Dress Code
    Sportswear
  • Included
    Salkantay 5D / 4N
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Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
At 04:30 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel to leave towards the town of Mollepata at 2 800 m.s.n.m. When we get to Mollepata we will have breakfast, it is in this place where we will meet the muleteers and animals to start our trek to Salkantay, we will start walking towards Soraypampa (3825 masl). After 4 hours of walking, we will have lunch in the town of Sayllapata, and then we will continue to our first camp in Soraypampa. Dinner and overnight
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Day 2: Soraypampa – Wayracpampa – Colpapampa
We woke up very early 5:00 am and will walk approximately 2 hours to reach the Salkantay pass (4650 meters above sea level), where we will appreciate the Salkantay mountain (6271 masl) with snow-capped mountains, such as the Humantay mountain on the right and Tucarhuay on the left . Once here, we will observe the magnificent view of snow avalanches, then we will pass through spectacular places of the vast Andean territory that lead to the gradual descent of our walk through the cloud forest. Camp in Colpapampa (2 900 m.). Dinner and overnight.
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Day 3: Colpapampa – Playa Sawayaco – Santa Teresa
After breakfast, we will begin our walk approx. at 06:30 am through the high forest and we will cross the Lluskamayo river and different streams and waterfalls, and we can observe the Wonderful flora and fauna endemic to the region, plus the breathtaking view of waterfalls. After 6 hours of walking we will arrive at Playa - Sahuayaco (2250 m.s.n.m.) for lunch; then we will take the bus that will take us to Santa Teresa (1900 m.), where we will camp. Then we will relax in the thermal baths of Cocalmayo (optional).  
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Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we will begin the hike through the Santa Teresa Valley to Hidroeléctrica, where we will have lunch and continue our walk with a majestic view of Machu Picchu and the main sacred mountains of the Incas such as: Huayna Picchu, Putucusi. After 6 hours of walking, we will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes (1900 m.s.m.), where we will spend the night.
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Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
We will have our breakfast at 4:00 am; then we will start our walk towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will begin the tour of the Inca citadel for about two hours. Afterwards you will have free time to visit the different sites recommended by our guide. Finally, we will return by train to the city of Ollantaytambo, and then by car to Cusco.

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Salkantay is one of the most beautiful mountain in Peru, located in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, in the district of Santa Teresa, province of La Convención, Department of Cusco. It rises to 6264 meters above sea level.

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