This journey takes us through Andean valleys and across mountain passes with views of magnificent, snowcapped peaks. We will encounter remote indigenous communities and incredibly diverse ecosystems.
We will pick you up at the hotel early in the morning and travel by private transportation to Marko Q’asa, the starting point of the trek. We will hike toward Soraypampa (3900m / 12,795ft). Along the route, we will have panoramic views of Salkantay Mountain, Humantay Mountain, and the beautiful surrounding valleys. After lunch, we will hike toward Humantay Lake to enjoy the scenery, then return to the campsite at Soraypampa where the tents will be ready.
Trekking distance: 13 km / 8 miles
Campsite altitude: 3900 m / 12,795 ft
After an energizing breakfast, the trail will lead us to the highest point of the trek, Salkantay Pass (4630m / 15,190ft). Passing between the Humantay and Salkantay Mountains, this trail offers spectacular views of snowcapped Salkantay Mountain (6272m / 20,575ft). We will descend toward the Wayracmachay campsite to have lunch, then continue our descent through the high jungle to arrive at the Chaullay campsite in the late afternoon.
Trekking distance: 18 km / 11 miles
Campsite altitude: 2850 m / 9350 ft
We will follow an easy trail in the Santa Teresa River valley, where we will enjoy seeing streams fed by glacial waterfalls and beautiful vegetation, including coffee and banana plantations and avocado orchards, arriving at Playa Sawayacu for lunch. After lunch, we will have a chance to participate in the daily activities of locals working with these organic crops.
Trekking distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
Campsite altitude: 2150 m / 7053 ft
Our last day of trekking takes us into the forest toward the Patallaqta Inca site on the original Inca trail for the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu. The final descent will be through lush vegetation until we reach Aobamba River valley and Hidroeléctrica train station. We will have lunch, then hike to the town of Aguas Calientes and our hotel for the night.
Trekking distance: 23 km / 14.29 miles
Aguas Calientes altitude: 2050 m / 6725 ft
After an early breakfast at the hotel we will take the bus to Machu Picchu for the complete guided tour of the magical city. Our guide will explain the significance of the stone structures, temples and the most important places. Later, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, our private transportation will take us back to the hotel in Cusco.
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WHAT WE RECOMMEND BRINGING:
Our guides are, personable, flexible, adaptable, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their world with you. Travel with us and you will have the pleasure of their company throughout your trip.
We can customize any trip or tours to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. You can add or remove days, upgrade lodging. We directly coordinate all aspect of your trip before, during, and after your trip.
At Juve Travel Peru, we practice ethical, sustainable, responsible tourism. We are strong ties to various local communities and offer good jobs with fair salaries. We source food locally and support local owned businesses.
All our employees are passionate about what they do. We appreciate the hard work that our support staff provides and we are proud to offer our staff competitive wages in Peru.
Simple the best to travel, travel in a small group averaging only 12 guests and are mix couples and friends travelling together with different ages and nationalities. For private services you can decide how many people you will bring with you.
Our meals are prepared by our chefs with quality ingredients from local farmers and we can accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, vegan or allergy diets and more
A magical Inca town that continues to be inhabited in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its stone streets preserve the Inca architecture combined with temples and colonial squares. Here you will also find the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, located in the district of the same name, in the province of Urubamba, 80 kilometers from […]