||Centrally Located Campsite In Pampa||None||
Drive over Tika-Tika pass with a first view of Mt. Salkantay and Humantay in the horizon. Cross the plateau of Anta (Antapampa), an area that's considered the breadbasket of Cusco, important for grains and cattle. We reach the pass of Limatambo with an amazing view of both mountains and the panorama of the lush agricultural valley below. We visit the ruins of Tarawasi with its long asymmetric Inca stone wall. Continue on the paved road for a short while and turn off on a winding road which zig-zags uphill until reaching Mollepata at 9,454ft. We continue on a narrower track for another hour passing Cruzpata, Oncopata and Checchicancha getting our first view of Mt. Humantay close up, with a view of Mt. Yanantay. The last part of the track brings us to 12,815ft at Soraypampa where there are small settlements of cattle herders. We'll continue up to the Pampa, below Mt. Salkantay where we camp at 13,599ft. (Trekking: 4 hours)
Salkantaypampa, Apacheta, Challhuay
||Centrally Located Campsite In Challhuay||None||
Leaving our campsite we head towards the terminal moraine, from here the trail begins to ascend past boulders, reaching a scree slope which we traverse to reach Apacheta Pass at 15,210ft, a great opportunity to look towards the other pass at Incachiriaska, into a small lake below Mt. Salkantay's ice flute and the huge expanse of the moraine. The trail winds its way through the landscape downhill towards a large Pampa called Wayrahmachay (12,858ft). We begin our descent all the way to the Sta. Teresa River and arrive at our campsite (9,678ft). (Trekking: 8 hours, Distance: 12kms).
Unuyoc, Winay Poqo, Lucamabamba
||Centrally Located Campsite At Lucmabamba||None||
From our campsite we start a slow ascent to Raynapata Pass from where we get an astounding view of Mt. Quiswaq and the valley of Tortora before beginning our descent to Winaypoqo, Unuyoc and to the roadhead. From here a vehicle will pick us up for transfer to your campsite at Lucmabamba at 6,719 ft. (Trekking: 4 hours, Distance: 7kms)
Lucamabamba, Hidroelectrica, Machu Picchu Pueblo
||Centrally Located Hotel In Machu Picchu||None||
Today we begin our ascent to the pass of Q'elloqasa at an attitude of 9,430ft. Traversing dense cloud forest with a chance to hear bird calls, we pass a pre-Inca site, surrounded by an immense avocado tree that gives the area its name. From here we get a magnificent view of Machu Picchu's of its southern face. We continue our descent to the junction of the Aobamba and Urubamba valleys and arrive at the hydroelectric station, from where we will take a short train ride to Aguas Calientes where we spend the night at a local hotel (not included), dinner on your own. (Trekking: 7 hours Distance: 10kms)
Machu Picchu, Peru
||Centrally Located Hotel In Cuzco||Breakfast, Lunch||
The whole day can be dedicated to explore these extraordinary Inca remains, including a visit to Wayna Picchu, the hill overlooking the site, Lunch included. The mid-afternoon train takes you back to Cusco. Arrival to Poroy train station. Transfer to your hotel.)
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