SALKANTAY – INKA TRAIL

FIRST DAY: Early we leave Cusco to the village of MOLLEPATA, in a private bus. In this point we’ll start our trek and after three hours, we’ll arrive to a few irrigation channels. In the surroundings we’ll install the base camp. Overnight. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

SECOND DAY: Accompanied by the snow capped HUMANTAY Mountain, 5,917 meter msl, after five hours trek, we’ll get to the area of SORAY, where the valley gets wide and we’ll see the snow capped SALKANTAY Mountain. After an hour trek, we’ll arrive to SORAYPAMPA, place where we’ll install the base camp.Overnight. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

THIRD DAY : This we’ll be the hardest and demanding trek of the journey, we’ll have to reach the CHIRIASCA PASS at 4,880 meters msl., land of the sacred bird of the Incas, The Condor. After a four hours trek we’ll start to go down to the PAMPACAHUANA valley. We’ll install the base camp near the village. Overnight. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

FOURTH DAY : In the morning we’ll be able to observe how the valley gets narrow and the river turns into a canal. After a three hours downhill trek we’ll arrive to INKARACAY, an Inca fortress.Thirty minutes later we’ll be arriving to HUALLABAMBA. We’ll install the base camp near the village.Overnight. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

FIFTH DAY : This is going to be a demanding trek day. We’ll climb a craggy hill to reach the WARMIWAÑUSACA PASS, at 4,200 meters msl, that in quechua means “dead woman”. At this point you’ll have the sensation of being on the top of the world. Amazing landscapes and stunning views. After lunch we’ll go down to the village of PACAYMAYO, we’ll install the base camp. Dinner and Overnight. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

SIXTH DAY : After an early breakfast, we’ll start to go down until the pass near the INKARAKAY ruins and the citadel of SAYACMARCA, we’ll have a guided visit in the ruins. After doing this we’ll continue our trek to the location of PHUYU PATAMARCA, know as “town on the clouds”; after visiting the archaeological complex, we’ll stop to have lunch. After a short rest, we’ll continue our walk through beautiful places, to reach the archaeological center of WIÑAY WAYNA (forever young) in quechua. Dinner and overnight in the base camp. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga, Travel Agency Cusco

SEVENTH DAY : After an early breakfast, we’ll start an hour walk through the woods of INTIPUNKU or the Sun Gateway. This location is also known as the entrance door of MACHUPICCHU, from this point we’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the entire citadel. Arriving to Machupicchu, we’ll have a guided tour to the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Solar Stone Watch, the Temple of the Condor, sacred bird of the Incas and the cemeteries. After the visit, time free to rest or climb HUAYNAPICCHU Mountain or to visit the citadel by your own. We’ll meet at the Sanctuary Lodge open cafeteria, near the entrance, in order to take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we’ll aboard the train back to Cusco.

Transfer to your hotel. Machu Picchu Vacation Yoga

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