DAY 1 CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel and transfer
you in a private bus to Mollepata passing by traditional towns
like Iscuchaca , Ancahuasi and Limatambo, as well highlands
plateaus and landscapes with great views of snowcapped mountains
that belong to the cordillera Vilcabamba. The bus ride will take
3 hours to Mollepata and then the hike will be about 6 or 8
hours . The trail climbs a little up from Mollepata pass through
the pastures, farming lands, afterwards descending until the
campsite through the high brush down to Soraypampa (3950 masl).
(L , D).
DAY 2 SORAYPAMPA - CHAULLAY
Early in the morning you leave from Soraypampa and keep going up
the beautiful valley walking just below the majestic snowcapped
mountain named Salkantay (6270 masl) after 1:1/2 hours the trek
becomes steep zigzagging for a while after that we get the pass
named Salkantay pass, 4650masl from where you will be rewarded
with superb views . The trail descends through an old moraine
passing great pastures down to the camp of Huayroqmachay located
at 4000masl. After lunch the way is going down to the second
camp site at 2950 masl. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 CHAULLAY - LA PLAYA
You wake up with lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea.
Continue to the north down to the lush jungle through different
ecosystems watching birdlife like hummingbirds, trashes,
finches, tanagers, sparrows, guans, parrots, etc It will be a
long descending day towards the cloud forest where people live
taking advantages of nature, also you will pass great
waterfalls. At the end of the day we will see passion fruit
fields. The hike will last approximately 5 or 6 hours; the
campsite is at the community named "La Playa "(1900 masl). (B,
DAY 4 PLAYA – LLACTAPATA - AGUAS CALIENTES
Leaving from the playa the trek continues through plantations of
coffee, banana, and tropical fruits. Afterwards the trail climbs
up to Llactapata (Archeological site and one of the best view of
Machu Picchu. After you’ll descend until Hydroelectric ( 1800
masl) and continue to Aguas Calientes just below Machu Picchu
Inca sanctuary, this afternoon you can go to have a bath in the
natural hot springs a great place to relax after this
challenging trek. Overnight at selected accommodation (B, L)
DAY 5 MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Early bus ride for 25 minutes to go to Machu Picchu city, 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. An according time, we will
go down to the Aguas Calientes town to return to Cusco City.
Reception at the train station and transfer to your
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
-Professional Bilingual Guide.
-Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
-Horses and cowboys (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment and
your personal staff max. 5 kls per person)
-Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats cooking
tent and eating tent).
-Excellent meals (04 breakfast / 04 lunches / 03 dinners).
-First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
-Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
-Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
-Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition)
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
-Extra horses to carry extra luggage
Regarding horses who carry personal items. You will need to
carry with you a daypack with your Camera, water bottle, snacks,
cold weather clothing and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in
Dry season - May to October)- but as a precaution) and anything
you will need before lunch as horses do not walk alongside you.
You will meet up with your bag at lunch and then it will be
waiting for you in your tent at campsites.
NOTE: You will need to leave your luggage in the Cusco
hotel, all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit.
Put any valuables in their safe.
RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR FOR THIS TREK:
MAY TO NOV AND FROM DEC TO APRIL (rainy season) it’s
possible to do this trek but it’s hard. This trek is rated a
moderate to difficult hike considering the high altitudes and
length of walking especially on the 2nd Day. You need to
acclimatize in Cusco at least 2 full days (3 days is better)
prior to start the trek.
SUGGESTIONS WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
A. Backpack & daypack
B. - 8 c sleeping bag
C. Hiking boots( runners shoes are not recommended)
D. Walking poles
E. Warm clothes: layers for variable temperatures especially at
F. Flash light:
G. Camera and extra film & batteries
H. Sun protection: sunscreen: sun hat: sunglasses
I. Thermals: wool socks: and woolen hat for cold nights:
J. Insect repellent:
K. Rain poncho: a good rain jacket:
L. Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
M. Bathing clothes for the hot springs.
N. Gloves / scarf: trekking pants or similar.
O. Water bottle: water purifying tablets:
P. Personal medical kit:
Q. Original passport and original ISIC student card if
R. Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your
scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
This is the ONLY Student card to
apply the discount
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality
and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the
traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front
of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the
faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed
above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air
conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a
If you will take any trek with us. we ask you to fill the
customer chart regarding the commentaries or otherwise you can
inform to the Operations Department.
This is a very important requirement and necessary to do after
take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the
service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your
country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services
was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.
Lima: 998181709 (+51 Calling from abroad)
Fax Number +51 1 2421273
Cusco: 998182455 (+51 Calling from abroad)
946320668 (+51 Calling from abroad)