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Salkantay Trekking by Incachiriascca Pass to Km82

The Salkantay trek is one of the most unique and outstanding hikes that we offer around Cusco region, is one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, with 6.271mtrs, 20569ft.  This trek is perfect for you who wish to become personally integrated with nature in a changing ecosystem from one day to the next. You will hike through a sweeping, landscape, snow-capped mountains to the cloud forest, where you will enjoy the biodiversity of flora and fauna, following this wonderful ancient path, you will be hiking past these beautiful and mysterious archaeological sites, And finally arriving at the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu or the new seven wonders of the world. Every trip is conducted by professional tour leaders, that make your trip a lifelong experience.

Day 1: CUSCO, SORAYPAMPA HUMANTAY LAGOON TO SALKAINTAYPAMPA.

Our crew lead by your guide, will pick you up early morning from your hotel for a private transfer to the start point trek, which it will take around three and a half hours. Along this drive, we will pass through farm villages like an Izcuchaca in Anta Province. We will continue driving into Limatambo Valley, very well known for its avocado plantation to Mollepata where will stop to have a quiet optional breakfast and then toward Soraypampa 3900 m /12,084ft. This is our starting point of the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu amazing place overlooking Salkantay and Humantay snowed-capped mountains, we will start our ascend to Humantay Lagoon considered nowadays one of the most beautiful nature and turquoise color lakes located at the base of the Humantay glacier. After having free time, we will come back to Soraypampa to have lunch. After lunch, we will continue our hike for two hours to get to our basecamp Salkantaypampa 4000 m/12,720ft is a Unique camp without crowded people and a very nice place to see the stars during the nighttime as well as see the sunset and sunrise of the Salkantay glacier. Distance:10.00k.m., Time: 5 to 6 hours, altitude:  from 3900 to 4000 meters above sea level.

Day 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA, INKACHIRIASKA PASS TO SISAYPAMPA.

Today, after a lovely breakfast, we leave the main Salkantay trail, We take the path to the right side of the mountain, and the ascent will last us five hours, passing through the pampa japonesa to the Inca chiriaska pass 5000 meters, 15900ts. This is the highest point that we get on the whole trek, where we have a 360° view of Salkantay and Humantay snowed-capped mountains also beautiful turquoise lagoons located under the Salkantay mountain, after resting and enjoying the spectacular views, we start descending a stony path for three hours to our camp Sisaypampa. In between today’s hike, we will stop for lunch, our guide will coordinate with our trekking crew a very nice spot. Altitude: 4100mtrs to Sisaypampa 4000mtrs. Distance: 16 km, Time: 8 to 9 hours.

DAY 3: SISAYPAMPA,  KM. 82 TO AGUAS CALIENTES.

Today we will have a lovely breakfast with amazing views of Salkantay mountain, then we will start our descent for five hours along this hike we will pass through a small local community of Pampaccawa (canal Inca) mainly they are cow and horse farmers also you notice the changes of the ecosystem from the high Andes to a lush green forest to Paucarcancha 3000 meters. Paucarcancha is a small, beautiful archeological site located in the original Inca Trail and considered a resting place for travelers back in the Inca time. Then we will continue our hike up and down to km 82. During this hike, we will see the Llaptapata archeological site and a stunning view of Urubamba River. From k2 we will take a short drive to Ollantaytambo train station where we take a train to Aguas Calientes town to the Hotel. The altitude of Aguas Calientes town 2000 M. Distance:18 km, Time: 8 hours.

DAY 4: EXPLORE TO MACHUPICCHU AFTERNOON BACK TO CUSCO

After Breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu, today you will explore this magical Inca city and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered for 3 hours. You will then have free time to wander around and if you got a Ticket for Wayna Picchu you can climb. Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You have to book in advance the entrance with us to ensure your permit In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the space and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.

Tour: Salkantay Trekking by Incachiriascca Pass to Km82
Type: Alternative Treks
Duration: 4D/3N
Difficulty: Moderate

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