DAY 1: CUSCO / SORAYPAMPA
06.00 am. Departure by our private transport to Mollepata 2900 mts. A beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, with stops for panoramic views of the “Apu Salkantay” where we have breakfast. One can see awesome chains of magnificent snowcapped mountains and the lush Apurimac River Valley.
After we arrive to our trailhead, called Cruzpata 3200 mts. we meet our Arrieros “ horsemen “ and trekking staff, (Cook, and Assistants). We trek for about 3hrs before lunch through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha where we stop for lunch. We continue walking for approx. 2 hrs through unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa 3850 mts, our first campsite.
The INC indicates that they will charge an additional fee at a control in Soraypampa. This is $10 and is the same for adult or student.
Lunch, Dinner + camping facilities. (Walking distance approximately 10 km.)
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA / RAYAN-NIYOC or CHAULLAY.
After an early breakfast we start trekking from approx. 07:00am for 3 hours to start our ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590 mts. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salcantay, a stunning snowcapped mountain (6264 mts) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines.
2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hrs downhill walk to Camp in Rayan-niyoc at 2890 mts or Camp at Chaullay 2920 mts for experienced trekkers . To be decided by the guide depending on the groups abilities and weather and walking conditions.
B L D + Camping Facilities.
(Walking distance approximately 16 Km to Rayan-niyoc or 23 km.to Chaullay for experienced hikers)
DAY 3: RAYAN-NIYOC or CHAULLAY / LA PLAYA.
We start the trek 07:00 am. 3 hours easy hiking to Uscamayuc, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva, we will see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds etc. here coca and banana crops can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird " Gallito de las Rocas " stop at Wiñaypoq’o for Lunch + free time to rest .
3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa 2350 mts .A small village is located here with electricity and a shop!
Dinner + Camping Facilities B L D (Walking distance aproximately 15 km.)
DAY 4: LA PLAYA / AGUAS CALIENTES .
Approx. 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba, here we see the remains of an Inca trail, we follow this rising trail, from which we will see plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We follow the Inca trail climbing up for 4 hrs to Llactapata 2700 mts. From here, we can see Machupicchu (Inca city) and enjoy some free time to rest, 2 hrs. Downhill to the hydroelectric plant 1870 mts. where we have the last lunch with all staff. At 15:20 pm. we will take 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2000 mt. Special Dinner and great beds in the " Hostal Viajeros ", optional hot spring baths. B L D. ( Walking distance approximately 12 km.)
* Walking poles recommended for the 2 final hours downhill.
DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU / CUSCO.
Early walk or bus for 25 minutes to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people walk down the steps back to Aguas Calientes for the Buffet lunch and at approx. 16:00 hrs we take our return train to Cusco arriving around 9:00 pm to Cusco City. B L
A lot of chance to climb the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain, before your tour.
Note: If you want to visit Huayna Picchu Mountain you must let know us in advance and pay an additional S/.39 (nuevos soles) or USD.15
Camping equipment tents.
All 13 meals during the tour,
Donkeys or porters,
English speaking guide,
All entrance fees and Back Packer
Tourist train return back to Cusco
3 nights in tents and 1 night in a Hostel Private Rooms.