SALKANTAY TREK 7D/6N (SPECIAL)

FIRST SALKANTAY TREK DAY: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SAYLLAPATA – SORAYPAMPA (3,800 M/12,500 FT)

After an early breakfast, we will come to pick you up at 6:00 am at your hotel in Cusco by your salkantay guide and an drive to mollepata but before we take a short break to visit the Inca ruins of Tarawasi near the town of Limatambo (approx. 1.5 hrs from Cusco). After leaving Limatambo, we pass through the mountain village of Mollepata where we stop for a short coffee break before ascending a winding mountain road to a place called sayllapata (1 hour from Mollepata by van).
Here, we will begin our trek to Soraypampa, on an old route called the “Camino Real” (Royal Path). This is a good opportunity for guests to acclimate and enjoy a mild & beautiful 4 hour trek on their first day. (Hiking level: moderate the “Salkantay”) the 2 nd most sacred mountain in Inca mythology and, at 20,600 ft (6,270 m), the highest in the region.soraypampa is where we camp the first night

SECOND SALKANTAY TREK DAY: SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY SNOW MOUNTAIN – SALKANTAYPAMPA

This day is spent at leisure for rest or activities, depending upon guests’ level of acclimatization. The most popular activity at Soraypampa is a half-day hike
(3-4 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging) to a glacial lake of Humantay where the more adventurous might take a very short swim! This activity is excellent for acclimatization and a first immersion into high-mountain trekking! In the afternoon after ou lunch we keep going 2 more hours to get salkantay pampa where we camp seconda night with a nice view of salkantay snow capped mountain.

THIRD SALKANTAY TREK DAY: SALKANTAY PAMPA HUAYRACCMACHAY (3,850M/12,600 FT) DAY

This is the big day: the start of the four-day trek to Machu Picchu. After an early start we will hike up the Rio Blanco valley, circling Humantay Peak across from the Salkantay. The highest point on the trek is a pass at 4,600 m (15,000 ft). At the pass we stop to take in views of snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range in every direction, the south face of Salkantay towering above us. We will keep our eyes out for Andean condors, often visible in this area. From the pass we continue our descent toward the HUAYRACMACHAY or HUAYRACPAMPA (“Wayra”: wind; ‘the place where the wind lives’)

FOURTH SALKANTAY TREK DAY: HUAYRACCMACHAY – COLLPAPAMPA(2,800M/9,200 FT)

Following the long first day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Wayra campsite. We then begin our trek by hiking downhill above the Salkantay River, through increasingly verdant scenery. Our arrival at the next lodge encounters a “Pachamanca”-style lunch (subject to availability; traditional underground stone cooking). The Colpapampa campsite is located in an open promontory at the confluence of three rivers

FIFTH SALKANTAY TREK DAY :COLLPAPAMPA – LUCMABAMBA (2,100M/6,900 FT).

After an early breakfast we head down the Santa Teresa River Valley, through more populated rural areas with coffee plantations (said to be one of the best organic coffees in the world!), bananas, ‘granadillas’, and orchards. We stop along the river for a hot picnic lunch. After another hour of trekking a private local bus arrives to take us to the beginning of the “Llactapata Inca Trail” (30-minute drive). From the head of the trail it is a short climb (30 min.) to the Lucma Lodge, set in an avocado orchard. We arrive in time to allow for exploration of the small village of Lucmabamba and possible meeting with members of the local community.

SIXTH SALKANTAY DAY :LUCMABAMBA LLACTAPATA HYDROELECTRIC TRAIN STATION – AGUAS CALIENTES (1,900 M/6,200 FT). DAY

After an early start and a hearty breakfast, we tackle the last day of our trek. We head uphill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata pass (2,700 m/8,900ft), where we come upon a distant but quite special view of Machu Picchu from the southwest, a view few tourists ever glimpse; an added value are the Llactapata quechuan site, which have recently been restored. Lunch is provided at the observatory, in view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations (2-3 hour descent). then after lunch we will walk for 2 and half hours from Hydroelectrica to Aguas calientes and do overnight in aguas calientes town.

SEVENTH SALKANTAY TREK DAY: MACHU PICCHU(2,450M/8,000 FT) BACK TO OLLANTAYTAMBO AND CUSCO

We wake up early to have breakfast at the hotel and then make our way up by foot or by bus for the ride up to Machu Picchu (30 min). A complete guided tour of Machu Picchu will be provided (2 hours). Guests will have about 4 additional hours to explore the site on their own (there is a lot to do and see). Afterwards, we will return by walking down or by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and to go to the train station for the afternoon departure. The train takes us to Ollantaytambo (1½ hrs), where a private van will be waiting for you to take us to Cusco (1 ½ hrs). Upon arrival in Cusco (approximately 10 pm) we will drop guests off at the hotel of their choice.

INCLUDES:

  • Private Tourist Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1hour minutes to Soraypampa to get better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 3 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English.
  • Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
  • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Amazon Garden Lodge every month)
  • Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
  • Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • Food service in the campsites (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
  • Transportation La Playa to Hydroelectrica Day 4th(For our Staff)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses.
  • Salkantay and Machupicchu entrance fees, valid for 3 days
  • Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 3rd day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only)
  • Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Train time is at 6:20pm and this time will allow you to stay in machupicchu almost all day without rushing your Exploration. and if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 3:48pm.
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day.
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)
  •  Accomodation Overnight in Aguas Calientes(Twin bed room with Private bathroom and shower) 01 Night

Amazon Garden Lodge Additional Things which are Included

  • Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Amazon Garden Lodge allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don’t have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.
    – Amazon Garden Lodge Detailed Page of Camping Equipment, Food and other imporntant things:
  • Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
  • We have Our Medical Emergency Equipped Rescue Mountain Car(This car will be available for all our passenger) and this will ready for any Emergency you need.

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IT DOESNT INCLUDE:

  • Extra expenses
  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 3
  • Pillows
  • Not detailed meals
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Amazon Garden Lodge highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

ADDITIONAL THINGS AND UPGRADES:

  • Extra Horse to Carry extra things/12kg- US$100
  • Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$200  Day 1 & 2 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train US$60
  • Upgrade to 3 stars Hotel US$40 per person.(Based on twin bed room)
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$20(2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
  • Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom (This is in case you need to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town)
  • Walking sticks: it can be rented from us. (02 poles US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$30 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping liners: it can be bought from us.(US$15)

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the
  • Machupicchu control point
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included)
  • hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle.
  • Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
  • Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Amazon Garden Lodge offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek.

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$100 and you are ready to go.

Please, Prices are Based On Group size you want us to place you./Please, note: We will Never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.

SALKANTAY & LARE TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 8/Days
Small Group Service:(Group Size: 02 Minimum – 06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum)
Price per person Adult US$1040 & Students US$1020 / 7 Kilos Portering Service included /Duffel Bag provided by QE
Please,Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.

SALKANTAY & LARES TREK PRIVATE SERVICE: (GROUP SIZE UPON REQUEST) 8/Days – and Includes: Special trek program just for you, and you can depart any day you wish and choose the group size, we don´t add any people, is arranged just for you. All private groups include additional services, such as:

02 persons group / US$1400 per person
03 persons group / US$1350 per person
04 persons group / US$1300 per person
05 persons group / US$1250 per person
06-8 persons group / US$1200 per person

  • Extra Horse to Ride(1, 2, 3 day only)
  • Hotel 3 stars (At Aguas Calientes Town)
  • North face 4 season tents
  • Entrance to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu Mountain
  • Vistadome Train(First Class train back From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo)
  •  Private Van back to cusco from ollantaytambo
  • Train Ticket( From Hydroelectric Plant to Aguas Calientes 40 Minutes ride)
  • Bus Round Trip ( Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes)
  • Bus Down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 walking poles per person / Rubber tips included.
  • 01 Duffel Bags to carry all your sleeping bag, Self-inflating pad as well as your Clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu all day. and of course we pay a little bit more to our staff and guide
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Why Amazon Garden Lodge?

  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Tambopata Natural Reserve).
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons.
  • Committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru. Lots of facilities to book any expedition in Peru.
  • Our Amazon Garden Lodge is located in one of the most privileged locations in the area, since we are situated between the Lake Sandoval and Monkey island in the Natural Reserve of Tambopata Protected Rainforest; the lodge is a strategic point for flora and fauna sightings.
  • We are the closest lodge, located 30 minutes from the Lake Sandoval and Monkey island into the Tambopata Natural Reserve Zone.
  • Our itineraries can be modified according to the interests of our guests in order to make it an unforgettable and enriching experience.
  • The Amazon Garden Lodge offers accommodation for all kinds of passengers, from those who prefer the rustic and simple to those who like to travel in full comfort.
  • Being an Ecolodge, we try to minimize as much as possible our waste by not using canned goods. Everything that we serve in our restaurant is natural and fresh.
  • Our suites have privileged views of the Nature, a 100% natural Forest and one of the biggest in the Peruvian Amazon. Lake Sandoval is often visited by troops of different kinds of primates, offering great wildlife observation opportunities right from your suite's balcony.
  • We have some of the best national guides in the area with more than ten years of experience working in the tropical rainforest. We are located in what is considered one of the best areas in the Peruvian Amazon for birdwatching. Since the lodge's access from the Madre de Dios River is by foot and in a paddle canoe, we offer the opportunity for flora and fauna sightings from the very beginning of the tour.
  • We are the only lodge in the Tambopata Reserve and Madre de Dios River area that offers the option of a 'self-guided trail' for those passengers who want to do an activity without a guide.

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