Hike in the shadow of huge, snow capped Andean mountains.
Visit archeological sites and the incredible lost city of Machu Picchu.
Hike through dense cloud forests, rich in wildlife.
A fantastic alternative to the well known Inca trail, offering a quieter and wilder experience, while still offering a thorough exploration of the Andes mountains. A fully guided and supported trek, ascend to the heady heights of 4600m, tackling the Salkantay pass before arriving at the lost city of Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of any trip to this region.
The highlight of the trip is a visit to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Take on a high altitude adventure, hiking to the heady heights of 4600m.
Experience the compelling biodiversity of this incredible region.
Meet with the local representative for a full pre-trek briefing. No accommodation is included this evening.
Take a transfer to the start point of the trek, passing through the picturesque towns of Pampa de Anta on the way. The trek beings in Soraypampa, meeting with the arrieros. Hike to Humantay Lake at the base of the Humantay Glacier, before ascending to the campsite at Salkantaypampa.
Climb to the highest point of the trek at the Salkantay Pass at 4600m to enjoy sensational views. Further hiking through spectacular scenery before arriving at the lunch site at Huayraqmachay. A long afternoon descent to the campsite at Collpapampa.
Follow the trail downhill for up to six hours, passing through the jungle at Ceja de Selva where there are coffee, coca and fruit plantations. Reach the campsite at Lucmabamba for lunch. The campsite is within a coffee plantation, so there is time to explore the facilities and taste some of the local coffee in the afternoon, with an optional trip to the hot springs in Cocalmayo.
A morning hike to the archelogical site of Llactapata, offering views of Machu Picchu, before a two hour hike to take lunch by the hydro-electric station. Further walking after lunch to Agua Calientes and the hotel.
Take the bus to Machu Picchu to take a guided tour around the site. Optional climb of Huayna Picchu, the mountain behind Machu Picchu. Afternoon bus to Agua Calientes to take the train to Ollantaytambo, to take a final transfer to the hotel in Cuzco.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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