Day 1: Cusco Soraypampa
The group will be picked up at the hotels to travel by bus for 4hrsand reach Mollepata, where the trek starts. In this area it is possible to see the beautiful snow-capped peak of Salkantay. Afterwards you will hike for 4hrs. ascending the mountain of Saillapataand have lunch. Afterwards, you'll walk until reaching the campsite in Soraypampa.
Day 2: Soraymapa - Chaullay
Early in the morning youll have breakfast and then you'll begin a 3hrs. trek until reaching the highest point of the expedition, The Salkantay Pass (4.600 mt.). You'll walk down towards Wayracpunku to rest. The journey will continue into the high jungle where you will observe large trees with their arms stretching out over the streams, all filled with bromelias and orchids. This trek will last around 5hrs. to reach the campsite in Chaullay.
Day 3: Chaullay Lucmabamba - Llaqtapata
After having breakfast around 8 a.m., you will go by bus to Lucmabamba. From there you will walk up to Llaqtapata's ruins (about 2 hours) and after a short break you'll descend for another half hour to the Llaqtapata lodge. You will have lunch at this an amazing location with a breathtaking viewover the Machu picchu and free time for the rest of the afternoon to relax, explore the area or go horse riding.
Day 4: Llaqtapata Aguas Calientes
The next morning, after a good breakfast you will start the descent for about 1.5 hours to the river Ahobamba where the bus awaits. Those who reserved in advance will do zip lining or go to the hot springs in Cocalmayo ($30/each). The rest of the group will go to meeting point of Hidroelectrica where the entire group joins for the lunch after the activities. After some relaxingin hammocks, you will continue along the train tracks leadingus through the great jungle to the final destination: Aguas Calientes. You will walk for about 3 hrs. and encounter beautiful waterfalls, different Eco farms and possibly wildlife curious of your arrival in the region (arrival set for around 5:00pm). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night, the group will gather together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great diner and have a briefingfor the next day inMachu Picchu.
Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco
You'll get ready around 4:00am to climb to Machu Picchu, the trek will follow an ascending path crossing the high jungle where you'll have the chance to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00am. our group will have a private guided tour for 2hrs. in the Inca citadel, later passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu on their own. Late in the afternoon, according to the departure of the train, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo where everybody will be picked up and transferred to Cusco.