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Salkantay Trek Imperial 9 Days

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive to Cusco

At the airport our personal wait you to transport to you choose hotel .The rest of the day is free to acclimatized. Today in the morning, we do not have any programs activities.

Day 02: City Tour Cusco

At the afternoon at 13th00, we will star the city tour, in this trip we will visit the Cusco cathedral; inside you can see works, that were made with wood and covered with gold, this kind of works were made by Spanish with baroque style. After that, we will continue to the Koricancha temple knowing as Sun Temple, where build over a Santo Domingo church. Then we will leave the city with direction to the four Archaeological Sites like Sacsayhuaman place where people commemorate the Inti Raymi (festival of the sun, the best known party in the country),Qenqo, Pukapucara and Tambomachay (Famous Inca Baths).the finish of the trip is when we are in the hotel around 18th30

 

Day 03: Sacred Valley Full Day

At 8th00 hours in the morning is the departure to the famous Vilcanota river valley most knowing like Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop in some places to see the beautiful sceneries and mountains. We visit an archeological site called Pisac, that has a biggest Inca terraces that people used in agriculture and we will visit the traditional market where you have free time to walk and interactive with native people of the place or you can buy some gifts that were made by hand made. We continue until Urubamba town to have our lunch that is buffet in a local restaurant after this we will visit Ollantaytambo Inca town that has a spectacular water channels inside the street and this town has street made by stone with Inca characteristic. Finally, on the way back to Cusco we stop in Chinchero town, where we visit the archeological site and the beautiful colonial church. You will admire the well-preserved Inca wall in the main square.

Day 04: Cusco - Mollepata- Salkantay Lake - Soraypampa

Right after an early breakfast we will depart from Cusco between 4:30 - 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms. We will take other transportation to our trek starting point, Sayapata (30 minutes ride). During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Soraypampa villages(3850 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward Humantay Lake, a marvelous lake in the mountains, after 3 hours hike we will come back to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Day 05: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Colpapampa

Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

Day 06: Colpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa

Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here you will have your lunch. After we will go by a local bus to Santa Teresa hot springs where you will relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and camping will be close to that area.

Day 07: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

After an early breakfast, we will head by bus to the LLactapata access. This is an hour ride. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch at a local restaurant. The last part of the trek, an approximately 2 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.

Day 08: Visit Machu piicchu - Return to Cusco

Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 6:45p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.

Day 09: Cusco - Airport

Morning transfer to the airport for the return flight to Lima. This marks the end of our services. Trip extensions to other regions or extra days in Lima or Cusco can be arranged.

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

ON CUSCO

• Arrive to Cusco and trasfer to the Hotel
• City Tour plus entrances
• Sacred valley with lunch plus entrances
• 4 nigths of Hotel ( double, marital or Triple rooms - 3 start hotel)
• Transfer fron the hotel to the airport

ON SALKANTAY TREK

• Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
• Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek).
• English speaking professional and official tourist guide 
• Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and REI 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested. 
• Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs. 
• Inside the tents: Sleeping pad or matrasses, pillow and extra blanket
• Entrance fee: Ticket to Machupicchu
• Accommodation: 2 nights in tent and 1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes
• Cargo Mules: to carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
• Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
• person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag)
• Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
• Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
• Meals description: Pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude
• Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.
• Tea time: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
• Daily snacks - Days 1, 2 and 3: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.
• One sleeping pad per person
• Hotel: 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
• Safety staff: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
• Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 5)
• Transport: Collective Bus from la playa to Hydroelectric
• 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

SALKANTAY TREK EXCLUSIONS

• Personal trekking gear.
• Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
• Walking Sticks
• Sleeping bags (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC- comfort (0ºF), mummy form They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips

THE SALKANTAY TREK PACKING LIST.

• One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips, can also be hired in our office for US$20.
• One pillow per person
• Well worn-in waterproof walking boots: Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight.
• Waterproof clothing: A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased easily for approximately USD 2.
• A plastic bag to keep clean and dry your staff in your bag pack and duffle bag.
• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
• Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
• Light wear (t-shirt, short pants) to hike on the jungle
• Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions) near please to charge the battery with electricity is the 3er day afternoon on the camp site.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
• Sun block
• Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
• Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
• Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
• Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
• Small towel
• Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in AGUAS CALIENTES)
• Cash in soles
• Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

• Original Passports
• Salkantay Trek Map(Will be provide in the briefing day)
• Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We can hire the following to you:
• Extra mule to carry YOUR things IF you are considering to bring more than 7 kilos of personal belongings such as (photography equipment; or YOU just want to walk without anything) for 3 days PRICE: S/. 120 SOLES
• Extra riding mule and muleteer to lead it for 3 days. PRICE: USD S/. 150 SOLES
• Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10deg PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
• Walking stick lightweight aluminum - Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes. PRICE: USD 15 DOLLARS
• Single tent supplement (if you don’t want to share a tent) PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS

Prices

On shared service

Service Price
With Out Hotel in Cusco

USD $ 555

Prices with hotel in Cusco

Class Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourisim USD $ 835 USD $ 735 USD $ 695
Superior USD $ 915 USD $ 795 USD $ ...

DISCOUNT: $20 USD

Students $20, Under 18 Discount $20, Under 7 Discount $50. Student Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trip or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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