Salkantay, Choquechurco and Machu Picchu

Code: SCM 54
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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The Salkantay, Choquechurco & Machupicchu tour, is an easy trek with plenty of comfort and relaxation as well as walking amidst stunning scenery. Watch the Condor fly, contemplate the majesty of the sacred Salkantay and Humantay mountains. Visit Choquechurco, (where the gold is placed or put), a hidden archaeological site rarely visited by anybody, located in the limits of Peru Eco Camp’s property. The fine carved in natural rock and other remains, suggests that it was a place of great importance, perhaps a ceremonial center.

After this pleasant experience, we’ll continue in the direction of Machu Picchu, a treasure of a fascinating civilization unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911. The Citadel overlooks a lush cloud forest in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. This extraordinary site is a remarkable vestige of the Inca Empire at the pinnacle of its glory.

INCLUDED
Three Nights at a luxury Domo Tend at our EcoCamps
One Night at a luxury Hotel in Machupicchu
Private transport
Transfers and train tickets
Specialized tour guides
All meals during the trip
Entrance fees
NOT INCLUDED
Optional activities
Alcoholic beverages
Laundry services
Tips
CHECKLIST
Duffelbag Day pack
Warm jacket Hiking boots (waterproof)
Gaiters Hiking socks
Hiking shorts Hiking pants
Long sleeve shirts T-shirts
Long underwear Underwear
Fleece jacket Gloves
Rain jacket Rain pants
Hat Warm hat
Swimsuit Sunglasses
Sun block Mosquito repellent
Money pouch Personal medications
Trekking poles Water bottles
Camera and accessories

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Day 1: Cusco – Pincopata EcoCamp (2,870m / 9,413ft)

After we have picked you up in the morning, we will depart to a famous mountain pass, known for the presence of the giant condor. Most tourists will not arrive here until noon, so the spotting place will not be crowded. Along the way, we will observe the beautiful Andean landscape and traditional villages, making a stops in one of them if possible before arriving at our Pincopata EcoCamp. After being settled in the domes, there will be a tasty Peruvian meal at our dining domo, surrounded by some of the most pristine mountainsides in the world.

  • Distance: 110km 66 ml.
  • Duration: 4 hrs.

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Day 2: Choquechurco (3,400m / 11,152ft)

We start the day with a good breakfast, soon after we’ll hike to the archaeological site of Choquechurco, here we are having a picnic lunch, relishing on the great view of the Limatambo Valley and the Apurimac Canyon. In the afternoon, we’ll hike back to our EcoCamp. At the camp, you can enjoy the surroundings, relax by the fire while giving yourself a chance to acclimate to the altitude or, you can take one of our optional activities (at extra cost) of horseback riding, mountain biking, or getting a soothing massage. As always, we’ll close the day with a fantastic dinner.

  • Distance: 7km / 4.25 ml
  • Driving time: 15 minutes
  • Hiking distance: 1km / 0.6 ml
  • Hiking time: 30 minutes

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Day 3: Pincopata EcoCamp – Soray - Humantay glacial lake (4,298m / 14,100ft)

After our breakfast, we’ll drive from Pincopata to Soray, at this location we can see the Salkantay and Humantay Mountains and start our hike to the glacial lagoon of Humantay. The walk and climbing take about 2.5 hours. At arrival, we’ll have time to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the glacier before returning to our EcoCamp in Soray where we are having a delicious lunch before going back to our familiar Pincopata EcoCamp.

  • Distance: 40 km / 24 ml (RT)
  • Driving time: 80 minutes (RT)
  • Hiking distance: 6.4km / 4ml
  • Hiking time: 4 hrs.

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Day 4: Pincopata EcoCamp – Ollanta - Machu Picchu (2,000 m/ 6,560f)

In the morning, we’ll be leaving to Ollantaytambo making a stop at the Tarawasi archaeological site. In Ollantaytambo, we are going to take a train with panoramic windows to Machu Picchu. During the trip, you’ll enjoy the sight of the mountains and the small Quechua villages of the Sacred Valley.
Upon our arrival, a bus will take us to discover the amazing citadel of Machu Picchu. After that, we’ll check into the luxurious Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel or a hotel of the same category, situated in the valley below the citadel.

  • Drivin distance: 156 Km / 97.5 Ml
  • Driving Time: 3.5 hrs
  • Train Ride: 1.5 hrs

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Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today, you will do the activities you chose at the time of making your reservation, or you can choose some other available option. The options are: Exploring the Citadel, enjoy the natural surroundings, trek to the Temple of the Moon, climb the Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu mountains or up to the Sun Gate.From these locations above the clouds, enjoy the surreal views of the Andes’ mountains reaching for the sky. After having lunch at out hotel, we’ll be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo where we’ll have our own private transportation waiting to take us back to Cusco.

  • Dstance: 110 km
  • Train Ride: 1.5 hrs
  • Driving time: 1.2 hrs

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