Adventure, ecological, archaeological and cultural
The Salkantay classic Inca Trail Tour, is a good choice of walking tours in peru and you can see the geography and its own mountain of covered Andes snow as the Salcantay located (6271 msnm), the name comes from the Quechua word (Salqa = unsociable or wild and Antay = produce celajes or avalanches) belongs to the Cordillera Vilcabamba is one of the alternatives very successful for a hiker looking for an adventure because after seeing the geography make entry to the classic Inca trail, which the Incas used in the past to move to Machu Picchu and sacred valley besides relive the history of the Incas along the Inca trail you. you can end your tour coming to the same Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
We leave Cusco early passing the picturesque villages of Izcuchaca, Limatambo and after 3 hours of travel reach the village of Mollepata, arriving at about 9.00am after a while we continue our journey to reach Cruzpata, start our walk where our arrieros be waiting for us with mules for this adventure on a path that will lead us closer to the mountain of Salkantay, then begin the walk going to Soraypampa, in the way we will have a lunch with a stunning panoramic view a valley that leads to the village of Mollepata, after a break Soraypampa continue our journey to where we can appreciate the snowy Umantay located (5.460msnm) passing Soraypampa finally arrive at our first camp known as Salcantaypampa located (4100msnm) of where we have a beautiful view of the mountain of Salcantay and very sparkling night, overnight and dinner.
After a good breakfast prepared by our expert chefs begin the walk to Pampa Salkantay and then go to the right side of Nevado Salkantay, reaching Japanese plain then continue the trip until the passage of Inca chiriaska from where we have a panoramic view of snowy Salcantay whether as very colorful lagoon that is formed with the water that comes after this experience descend to Sisaypampa on the way you can also see some camelids like llamas and alpacas and with a little luck, the condor of the Andes peru, after arrival we will settle in our respective camps to spend the second night of our adventure.
After breakfast we start to walking along a quiet path to reach the Andean community of “Ccahuana pampa” and then visit the Inca channel is very well located and maintained, continuing to arrive at another archeological complex called “Paucarcancha” this trip is located in the valley of Cusichaca continuing the Inca trail. Finally we arrive at Wayllabamba where we can see the other adventurers who entered the kilometer 82, whether as support staff for the classic Inca trail 4 days, then settle into our tents and spend the night.
After the breakfast we start the ascent by a full Inca trail vegetation and trees typical of the Andes such as the Q’euña, reaching Llulluchapampa can be distinguished along the famous passage, Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman), located 4,200 m.s.n.m. Coming to this highest point of the Inca trail, not only enjoy incredible panoramic views of the entire area but also have the satisfaction of having reached the top and feel have achieved this challenge of the Incas, then descend for two hours to our second camp called Pacaymayo where we also have our lunch, Pacaymayo is located (3,500 m)
After the breakfast, we start our trek by a well-preserved Inca trail despite the weather. After half an hour to arrive Runcurakay an Inca tambo, and still continuing the ascent to the second small step on the Inca Trail, located 3,800msnm, and make the descent down the side of a small lake to get to another archaeological complex of Sayacmarca visit guided, continuing the walking we reach another Inca site, called Phuyupatamarka translated into Spanish (village in the clouds) on this tour we can see the Inca tunnel and through it as this within the Inca Trail, once reached Phuyupatamarka will have our lunch. After a short break we will restart the walk by a decline by more than two thousand Incas stands, to finally reach Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), guided tour of the Archaeological Group visitors who make the Inca Trail 4 days and the road Inca short by 2 days Located in a very strategic to survive the movements of the earth, this place will also be the last camp of Huayna Wiñay is our adventure. Located (2,650 m)
After breakfast, we start to walk early in the direction of Machu Picchu by a lying way to the famous Inti Punku (Sun Gate), from where you can have a beautiful view of all the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu located (2.400msnm), showing bright and welcoming each of its visitors, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is considered a wonder of the world thanks to his masterpiece in architecture and engineering and conservation despite the weather. After registering in the control our entry to this Inca citadel, starting with a guided tour by our professional guides, such as the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows , cemeteries, etc. Then free time to explore the place and take pictures, ending take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town located (2.000msnm) and finally board the train back to Cusco.
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