The trek we have chosen is along the Salkantay trail and it offers fantastic views of lakes surrounded by breath-taking peaks
The trek we have chosen is along the Salkantay trail and it offers fantastic views of lakes surrounded by breath-taking peaks. The 11 day itinerary includes 4 days walking through tropical forest while having snowcapped mountains in the distance. You will also get to see and travel through traditional Andean villages.
Your main guide will meet you at Dublin airport and will be with you until you arrive back home. There are also excellent guides, cooks and porters who will look after you while you are on the trail.
Anyone can take on this climb once you have the determination and time to train and prepare for the challenge of your life. There is no doubting the physical and mental determination you will require to complete this trek; however Focus Ireland will be there to help you along the way.
Day 1: Dublin to Lima.
Depart Dublin for Lima. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Lima to Cusco (3,400m).
Fly from Lima to Cusco. Acclimatisation & sightseeing day. Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Acclimatisation Day in Cusco (3,400m).
Acclimatisation & sightseeing day. Overnight hotel.
Day 4: Cusco to Soraypampa to Soyrococha (4,180m), 5 hrs trekking.
Drive from Cusco to the trail head stopping at a famous Incan site along the way. Trek to our first camp greeting local farmers and shepherds as we go. Overnight camp.
Day 5: Soryrococha to Collpapampa (2,950m), 9 hrs trekking.
Ascend to a high pass at 4,570 metres tall and admire stunning views of the sacred Salkantay and Umantay mountains and lakes. Overnight camp.
Day 6: Collpapampa to La Playa (1,850m), 6 hrs trekking.
Today we trek through a valley and pass a number of waterfalls, while flocks of tropical birds fly over our heads! Overnight camp.
Day 7: La Playa to Llactapata to Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes (2,700m), 6 hrs trekking.
Today’s steep climb takes us to the Llactapata Pass (2,700m) where we will catch our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Overnight hotel.
Day 8: Machu Picchu Day
Visit Machu Picchu early in the morning, have a guided tour of the ruins followed by time to explore at your leisure. Enjoy a celebratory meal in the evening. Overnight hotel.
Day 9: Aguas Calientes to Cusco
Take the train back to Cusco in the morning. Time to do some last minute shopping in the Cusco markets! Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Cusco to Lima.
Fly Cusco to Lima. Depart Lima in the evening for Dublin. Overnight flight.
Day 11: Lima to Dublin
Arrive back in Dublin in the evening. Expedition ends
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