Salkantay Trek 5 Days 4 Nights
Join us and enjoy a lifetime Amazon tour Peru in Tambopata visiting the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick A macaw clay lick is one of the most impressive wildlife shows in the world, making it a must-see for nature-loving travelers and families. The humid jungle air is filled with the screeches of macaws as they perch in the trees atop the cliffs, swooping down to feed on the clay. You cannot ask for a unique and more satisfying experience in the Amazon rainforest.
We start the day picking you up from your hotel from 6.00 in the morning, then we take you on a tourist bus passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata (2,900 masl) where we will be at approximately 9.00 AM here we will have breakfast for then board our vehicle and go to Soraypampa (3900masl) where we will be arriving at 11.00 pm here we will take our lunch, being also our first camp, we rest and after eating we will go to the beautiful Humantay lagoon whose ascent is approximately less than 2 hours where we will reach the impressive lagoon, (4,220 masl) here we can appreciate the turquoise color of the lagoon and the snowy Apu Humantay. We begin to descend for an hour to our camp in Soraypampa for tea time which is approximately at 17.00 pm then we will have our delicious dinner prepared by our chef, finally we will go to our tents to rest.
At 5:00 am we will have a nutritious breakfast to start our walk, we start from Soraypamapa to the highest point of Abra Salkantay (3 hours) where we can appreciate the imposing snow-capped mountains, Humantay, Tucarhuay, Pumasillo and Salkantay (4650 masl) passing through Salkantaypampa and Soyrococha where we will appreciate a small lagoon, we will begin the descent to Huayracmachay (3 hours) (3800 masl) where we will take our lunch then we will continue the walk where you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape, this hike is really impressive Then we continue down to Chaullay (3 hours) (2900 masl), where it will be our second camp, we will have our hot drink and snacks for dinner and rest in our tents.
We will have our breakfast at 06.00 am, then we will walk for approximately 6 hours, all through our jungle eyebrow with ascents, descents and plains, in this way we will appreciate coffee plantations, orchids, begonias, bromeliads and many natural plants used for natural medicine, arriving at our lunch point in Playa Sahuayaco where we will have our “buffet” lunch, finally we will board a bus from Sahuayaco to the next camp in Playa, Santa Teresa district. Arriving at this place we will have the option to visit the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa (highly recommended for swimming and relaxing in these crystalline and hot waters, admission tickets and consumptions are not included in our package), we return to our camp to 06.00 pm, to have our tea, snacks, then have dinner and rest.
CHAULLAY –PLAYA (14 KM. 5 HOURS)
The sunrise will be within a tropical area of lush vegetation, there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste, we continue our walk observing spectacular panoramas of the river and the cloud forest of Santa Teresa towards Hydroelectric where we have lunch in a chosen restaurant, after this , we will continue our trek through the tropical zone and along the side of the railway to the town of Aguas Calientes to settle in the hostel and wait for dinner at 6.30 pm. Overnight
SANTA TERESA-HIDROELECTRICA-AGUAS CALIENTES (14 KM, 5 HOURS)
|Around 3:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to make the trip to the colorful mountain. The initial trip will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. First, we will pass through the CUSIPATA district where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. From there, we continue with our trip for 1 hour until we reach the beginning of our walk. Here, we will pause for a talk about how our tour will be. We will begin our walk at the slopes of the Ausangate mountain range. We will have an ascent of approximately 2 hours to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (relatives of the camel). Upon reaching the rainbow mountain, we will have time to appreciate and take pictures of the beautiful landscape.
Finally, we continue our journey with a descent of 1 hour and a little more, back to where the trek began. Here, our vehicle will be waiting for us to return to our restaurant where we can enjoy 1 hour of lunch. After this, we will return to Cusco, arriving at 3:30 pm approx.
NOTE: After visiting the Rainbow Mountain there is the option to visit the Red Valley. You have to walk 30 minutes more approximately and you must pay 20 extra soles for entering the area.
RECOMMENDATION: Remember that, although the walk is approx. 3 hours, if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the trip.