SALKANTAY HUMANTAY TREK & MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS

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SALKANTAY HUMANTAY TREK & MACHU PICCHU
5 DAYS

Overview

Highlights

  • This five-day adventure trek combines the Humantay Turquoise Lake with Machu Picchu making the perfect alternative for those unable to book the Inca Trail. Travel to the Chonta Viewpoint to catch spectacular views of the soaring mighty condors in flight. The trail traverses the high Andean plateau, crossing passes as high as 4,750mt-15,585ft for an up-close view of the sacred Inca peak, Salkantay (6,280mt-20,598ft) that is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. The route then descends into the beautiful Aobamba Valley with its tropical climate and vegetation. Taste fresh roasted coffee at Lucmabama and learn the process of roasting coffee. Finally, we will visit the magical Machu Picchu for a never to be forgotten guided-tour of this architectural marvel. Hidden under the dense foliage of a highland jungle, forgotten by the Incas themselves, Machu Picchu escaped the conquistadors and eluded treasure hunters until Hiram Bingham brought the “Lost City of the Incas” to the world’s attention in 1911. The intricate stonework of these enigmatic ruins is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry. To this day, scholars are in disagreement as to its function and why it was eventually abandoned. Be that as it may, it remains the crown jewel of Inca architecture.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days Destinations The Experience
Day 1 Cusco – Mollepata – Sorayapampa – Humantay Lake Visit the Humantay lake
Day 2 Sorayapampa – Salkantay pass – Collpapampa Incredible scenery from snowcapped peaks to cloud forests
Day 3 Collpapampa – La Playa – Lucmabamba Fruit and Coffee Delight Spectacular views of the Salkantay Mountain & native flora
Day 4 Lucmabamba – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes where you can catch sight of the national bird of Peru, the Andean cock-of-the-rock
Day 5 Machu Picchu – Train Ride – Cusco Hike the legendary Huayna Picchu (OPTIONAL) and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to Cusco

Accomodation

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