Salkantay, also known as the Inca Trail is a second snow which is6271 m, this circuit is one of the most complete that gives us the Vilcabamba mountain range has a duration of 5 days and 4, the tour offers a tour Salkantay for all natural scenes, full of small Andean villages where the inhabitants still maintain ancestral traditions alive some during our tour we will find varieties of orchids and other varieties more, our tour ends with a visit to Machu Picchu.
The Nevado of Salkantay comes from two Quechua voices "Salqa" which means wild, "Antay" meaning landslide or avalanche, but for many the name Salkantay means "Wild Mountain". Residents often call the snow-covered Andes as Apus, which means Lord; in that sense this majestic mountain is called by many as "Apu Salkantay".
The collection of our passengers will be from 4:30 to 5:00 am. From your hotel passing by the localities as Izcuchaca and Limatambo. Our starting point is the town of Mollepata located at an altitude of 2850 meters, where we will be at 8:00 am approximately. Immediately depart for our first destination, passing through places like SORAYPAMPA Cruz Sayllapata leg and place where we take our food and then continue our path until we reach our camp.
Since 7:00 am we will have our breakfast and then continue our walk to take us to the highest point on our route, the Abra Salkantay where we can observe Salkantay snow in all its glory. After three hours we will have lunch to continue our journey entering the jungle scenery on this stretch of river courses appreciate that then become tributaries of the Urubamba River, a variety of plants typical of the place, arrived to spend the night where collpapampa .
After breakfast continue with the tour, this day descend through cloud forests, where vegetation is developed haphazardly, we will see a variety of Flora and Fauna to spend the day, arrive at the place known as Sahuayacocha, in this place lunch and then continue our way to the place known as Playa spend the night.
Early in the morning after our breakfast we will take the challenging Inca Trail to the archaeological complex of Llactapata (2650m). We walk for about 5 hours we will have the good view of the mountain of Machu Picchu. Then descend to Hydro (1950m) where we took the train to enter the village of Machu Picchu (2050m), our lodging place.
Around 4:30 am we begin our ascent to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour for about 2 hours and then have free time, the rest of the day you can take pictures or go to the mountain of Huayna Picchu. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to catch our train to take us back to Cusco.