Salkantay

From $ 400.00

Embark on a scenic journey from Cusco, trekking through picturesque landscapes to Soraypampa, then descending to Chaullay the next day. Enjoy lush vegetation, tropical fruits, and waterfalls on the way to La Playa, where you can visit a coffee plantation or relax in Cocalmayo’s hot springs. Continue to Llactapata for archaeological wonders and panoramic vistas before descending to Hidroeléctrica for a train journey to Aguas Calientes, exploring Machu Picchu’s main constructions before returning to Cusco.

 

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  • The trip begins early from Cusco, with a bus ride through small towns and communities to Challacancha, the starting point of the hike.
  • After a brief introduction, the hike follows a trail between hills to Soraypampa, where you camp for the night.
  • The next day, the hike continues to the summit of the route, offering panoramic views of Salkantay Mountain and the Salkantay Pass Glacier, before descending towards the base camp at Chaullay.
  • The hike leads through trails surrounded by lush vegetation and cloud forest fauna, with the opportunity to enjoy tropical fruits and waterfalls along the way.
  • After approximately six hours, you arrive at the camp in La Playa, where you can choose to visit a coffee plantation or relax in the hot springs of Cocalmayo.
  • The next day, the hike continues to Llactapata, an archaeological site with panoramic views of the Urubamba Valley and Machupicchu before descending to Hidroeléctrica to take the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • From there, you visit Machu Picchu and you can explore its main constructions before returning to Cusco.

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