GEC Machu Pichu and Salkantay Trek Dec 2018

GEC Machu Pichu And Salkantay Trek 2018

 

 

 

Machu Pichu

 

 

Mount Aconcagua Expedition 2018 will start in early December 2018 and the team will trek to Machu Pichu. The climbers will rest for few days in Mendoza and Santiago and after a good rest in the city, the members get back to nature on a 5-day hike of the Salkantay Trek which will follow in the footsteps of the Incas and arrive at their legendary “Lost City” for a guided tour of Machu Picchu.

 

Trekkers always say this is the best trek to Machu Pichu because it takes you on a less traveled path around the snow-capped peak Salkantay (6,271 m / 20569 ft), one of the highest and most stunning mountains in Peru, passing through Quechua speaking communities and old Inca ruins. On the trail, trekkers will encounter wild orchids, amazing waterfalls and much more.

 

 

 

 

Inca Steps

 

 

 

After the trek or before the trek, members will get the chance to explore Lima and Cuzco.  Located in south-eastern part of Peru, near the Sacred Valley of the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the historical capital of the Incan Empire. Today, centuries later, the city has maintained that historical look and features with many Inka people and characteristics.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake(L, D)
 
Depart Cusco and journey to Challacancha for the start of your trek to Soraypampa, 3,850 meters above sea level. Stop for lunch at the base camp, and then go on a round-trip hike to Humantay Lake.
 
 
Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Wayracpunku – Chaullay(B, L, D)
 
Hike to the highest point of the trail at Salkantay Pass and get spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains before a 2-hour downhill hike to the camp for lunch. Then, enter the upper part of the Amazon jungle on a hike through the “cloud forest.” Look for native wildlife on the way to the village of Chaullay, where you will spend the night.
 
 
Day 3: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Lucmabamba(B, L, D)
 
Take an easy hike to La Playa through the Santa Teresa valley and marvel at the waterfalls and wild orchids. Encounter coffee, banana and avocado plantations, and visit the village of Collpapampa, where attractions include hot thermal springs and abundant birdlife. Hike to the base camp at Lucmabamba after lunch, and get the chance to sample the local coffee at an organic coffee farm. Explore an orange and avocado plantation.
 
 
Day 4: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes(B, L, D)
 

Hike along a section of the Inka Trail en route to Llactapata and get amazing views of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu. Learn more about the history of the Incas on a guided tour of Llactapata, and then go to the Hidroelectrica train station for lunch. Next, visit the sacred rock of Intiwatana before following the train tracks to Aguas Calientes. 

Day 5: Machu Picchu 

Explore Machu Picchu in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Avail of the option to hike to the ruins of takes the bus for an extra $12.00. Benefit from a 2-hour guided tour on arrival, and learn more about the temples, palaces, priest houses and more. Get some free time to explore at leisure, and use it to climb to Huaynapicchu or the Machu Picchu mountain, if booked in advance. Alternatively, trek to the Sun Gate at the main entrance of the Inka Trail.

Take the train to Ollantaytambo at approximately 6:30 PM, and then catch the bus back to Cusco for drop off at your hotel or hostel on arrival.

 
 
 
 
 

Includes

 

  • Overnight hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Luggage allowance of 6 kilograms per participant, to be carried by the horses
  • Transportation to the head of the Salkantay Trek.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Tents
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Standard train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • First aid equipment
 

Excludes

 
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay ($3)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking Poles

 

 

Package Price

 

Please contact Global Expedition Club Malaysia (GECM) for more details at ravigecm@gmail.com