Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days / 5 Nights

Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days / 5 Nights

salkantay inca trail  machu picchu 6 days

DAY 01
We start from Cusco city en direction to Mollepata town located over 9.286 and continue the trip on an earth road until reaching Soraypamapa located over 12.467 feet. Awaiting us there will be the horsemen and mules that will carry our equipment. From here, we begin our ascent to a beautiful water mirror, then we walk down to Soraypampa for lunch, and in the afternoon we continue till Salkantaypampa situated about 13.451ft, which is the basecamp and where we get our first views of Salkantay snow peak.

Hiking time: 6 hours.
Third camp: Llulluchapampa
Climate: hot-cold

DAY 02:
This day is the most challenging and one of the most stunning ones, because we visit a beautiful lake the one is located around the impressive Salkantay snow peak. we begin ascending slowly till reach first camping spot Pampa Japosena (where we have lunch), then we continue our journey until Incachiriasca pass located over 16.404 ft,from here you have an amazing view then we descend about three hours to the camp Canal Inca situated over 12.795
Hiking time: 8 hours.
Second camp: Canal Inca.
Climate: cold-dry.

DAY 03:
We wake around 07:00 am after breakfast we start descending towards Wayllabamba valley. This first section is more relaxed we will appreciate little humlets, nice vegetation, locals and Paucarcancha archaeological site along the way. After lunch we enter to the Inca Trail and ascend about 3 hours till Llullucchapampa, from where is possible to see Vilcabamba mountain range to the distance.
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Third camp: Llulluchapampa
Climate: hot-cold

DAY 04:
After the first hour walk you get the first Pass called Warmiwañusta (Dead Womanchr(39)s Pass) at 13.779 ft. Then we descend down by a well-preserved Inca Trail passing by the second pass (Runcurakay pass) and different archaeological places such as Runcuracay, Sayacmarka Conchamarka to finally traversing the cloud forest until reach best campsite along the Inca Trail.

Hiking time: 7 hours.
Fourth camp: Phuyupatamarca.
Climate: hot-cold.

DAY 05:
We go down around 3.280 ft. of vertical towards Intipata and Wiñayhuayna archaeological sites. After lunch we will depart in the direction of the famous the famous Intic Punkun or “Sun Gate” located over 8964 feet high, from where you will have your first glimpse of majestic Machu Picchu located over 7872 ft. After a brief hike of two hours, we will arrive at the long awaited spot and be rewarded with a well-deserved rest, immersing ourselves in the energy that pulsates through this magical Sanctuary. Afterwards, we will descend to Aguas Calientes town for dinner and lounging in this quiet town located over 6.561 ft.
Climate: hot.

DAY 06:
You are going to visit the most important energy center of the world (Machu Picchu). The visit in the morning will be an unforgettable experience, with your professional tour guide to offer you all the required information of history and mystery. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the place on your own. Then you will descend to Machu Picchu town for lunch and board the train for the return trip to the city of Cusco.

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