Mt. Salkantay & the Inka
Trail to MachuPicchu
 

 
In the Andes it is easy to find breathtaking sites. This particular trip allows you to admire beautiful views and experience the changing climate found at different altitudes, so each day is new and memorable. The journey starts in Cusco with its historic surroundings. Day trips to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas will ease your adaptation to the altitude of this region. From the valley of Mollepata where we begin our hike, the snowpeaks of Humantay and Salkantay are an impressive sight. The following days of gentle walks take us through small Andean villages along the base of these mountains to spectacular campsites. Then we join the more traditional Inka Trail, where immense forests and rushing rivers form a background of almost artistic beauty for the Inka buildings

found along the entire length of the trail. The Inti Punku, or Gate of the Sun, with one of the best overviews of Machu Picchu is the gateway to the mystery of this historic site. Two days are devoted to the exploration of this striking complex built on a summit surrounded by monumental peaks. This experience of a lifetime brings forth a variety of emotions with the savor of adventure, ecology, culture and even the spiritual. You will enjoy these 14 days of exploration, with time to see the best archeological and natural areas of Cusco.
On the Way to Apu Salkantay
 

Program ( 14 Days Adventure with 8 days trekking-Camping )

Day 1 To Lima Peru
Arrive to Lima airport, and transfer to Miraflores overnight in a Hotel

Day 2 Lima to Cusco
Transfer to airport in Lima, flight to Cusco, arrive to this ancient city and transfer to a Hotel in Downtown, afternoon city tour exploring the most important Inka archaeological sites (CB)

Day 3 Sacred Valley of the Incas
Full day exploration of the typical Indian market of Pisaq, and afternoon visit to Ollantaytambo with a unique stone work. Overnight in a Country Inn in Urubamba (CB)

Day 4 Urubamba to Mollepata
By bus to Mollepata town, and begin the trek to the Sacred Mountain called Apu Salkantay, and then join to the Inka Trail to finally arrive to Machupicchu (Trek camp All Meals)

Day 5 Salkantay Trail
Astonish landscaping along the trail, arrive in the afternoon to Salkantaypampa to camp in the skirts of Apu Salkantay (Trek Camp All Meals )

Day 6 Salkantay Trail
A glorious day hiking and passing the Inkachiriaska Pass with a spectacular view of Apu Salkantay then descent to Camp in Sisaypampa (Trek camp All Meals )

Day 7 Salkantay and Join the Inka Trail
The trail will descent through narrow valleys until we get to Huallabamba where we will join to the Inka trail Camp in Huayllabamba (Trek Camp All Meals)

View of Machupicchu from Waynapicchu

Day 8 Inka Trail
Begin our first day in the Inka Trail ascending in a trail surrounded of exotic flora and colorful birds, arrive and camp in Llulluchapampa (Trek Camp All Meals)

Day 9 Inka Trail
Today we will get to the Huarmihuañuska Pass with impressive views of valleys surrounding this high point, descent and hike to Runkurakay Camp (Trek Camp All Meals)

Day 10 Inka Trail
An easy trail will take us to the Sayaqmarka ruins and then to Phuyupatamarca Camp, the trail will be surrounded by diverse landscaping until we get into a semi tropical jungle (Trek Camp All Meals )

Day 11 Inka Trail –Machupicchu
The Royal Trail can be appreciated during the journey, the trail is full of an incredible stone work ending in the magnificent Inka temple of Machupicchu, visit and descent by bus to Aguas Calinentes for a relaxing bath in the Natural Hot Spring. Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Trek-Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 12 Machupicchu
Early Morning visit to the temple of Machupicchu, sunrise is a extraordinary moment, after a guided tour we will have the option to hike Huaynapicchu Mountain, late in the afternoon bus down to Aguas Calientes, and overnight in Lovely Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Pools) (CB)

Day 13 Machupicchu – Cusco

Free morning in Aguas Calientes, optional last visit to Machupicchu, or just to relax and shop in this charming town, afternoon return to Cusco, Hotel

Day 14 Cusco - Lima
Transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima and then take you international flight (CB)

The Ancient Condorman

* Trip Under Request only
* Total Trip Price $ ------ Per Participant Land Cost (not included Int.-Nat. flights)
* If you want to organize your own group or a private departure please let us know soon
* Special support available for travel agents

   



 
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Av. Pardo N° 800 CUSCO - PERÚ
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