Peru · June 22 - 28 2024

7D/6N SALKANTAY TREK ( SELF TRANSFORMATION) 2024

Experience the Sacred Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu while traversing lagoons, snow capped mountains, cloud forests and Andean communities.

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Overview

This Sacred Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a magical pilgrimage and unique hiking experience that clears your mind and soul. We integrate spiritual, physical and mindful activities, so you get the most out of this life-changing adventure. During your Spiritual hiking trek to Machu Picchu, you will learn more about the ancient Inca culture, the local communities of the Andes Mountains, and embrace your inner connection to yourself. This spiritual trekking adventure combines different healing therapies and activities such as yoga and Peruvian shamanic teaching techniques. Learn more about yourself on a deeper level while exploring the Andean communities, fascinating mountain landscape and cloud forests of Peru! This Spiritual Salkantay Trek is available as a group departure once a week on Sundays on every month. If you are interested in a private booking or customized modifications, please leave us a message.

Schedule

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Today you will have a free day to take time for yourself before you continue your tour and prepare for your Trek! You can explore different places  such as the vibrant district of San  Blas with its local market, alternative shops and delicious restaurants, or visit some museums of Cusco. 

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Very early in the morning you will be picked up at the hotel in Cusco and drive towards Lake Humantay, which is known for its clear water and imposing views of the snowy mountains.You will drive to Soraypampa, located at 3,800m above sea level. After approximately 2 hours, the ride will stop in Mollepata (2,900m) for breakfast (not included) and you have the chance to make your last purchases needed for your hike. You will follow the route for another hour until you reach Challacancha (3,675m) where our team is ready to welcome you (yoga teacher, cook, muleteers, mules, etc.) and give you detailed instructions about your spiritual trekking adventure for the next five days. You then reach the camp at Soraypampa and will have a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you will ascend to Lake Humantay (approx. 2h) and be able to witness the clear water of the lake, its vibrant energy and impressive views of the mountain on top.! There will be time to enjoy the wonderful views, soak the energy of the mountains. After you can practice yoga with your spiritual healer.

Included

Transport from Cusco to the start point of the trek

Lunch and dinner

Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide

Session of yoga

Overnight stay at campsite

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 Early in the morning, you will enjoy breakfast and do a yoga session to start your day with a lot of energy. Our spiritual healer will show you more about the ancient Andes culture and perform a Spiritual Mama Coca Leaf Ceremony with you. Later, the true challenge of the journey begins, going uphill until you reach the 4,650m at the Salkantay pass. The path is steep and rocky and will go on for 7 km (approx. 3h). This section will require physical resistance as well as a good acclimatisation. Depending on the weather and the physical condition of the group, there is also the option to visit the second glacial lagoon near the base of Salkantay. From Salkantay Pass you will hike up Huayra Machay where you will enjoy lunch and go on until you reach the exotic rainforest. As you travel, the vegetation changes from the sparse grasses and high mountains to lush cloud forest, being home to butterflies, hummingbirds, and a wide variety of flora. This part of the trail is less demanding with generally warm weather, you will enjoy the exuberant landscape with its small rivers, wonderful views of waterfalls, native plants, wild orchids, colourful birds and tropical fruits such as coffee, banana, avocado, passion fruit, and much more. After lunch, you head down to the river before climbing the ridge on the other side. It will take around 5 hours to reach the camp Chaullay where you will enjoy yoga, dinner and snacks. Your camping equipment and food will be transported by pack horses. The purpose of the yoga session on this day is to explore your body and perform some asanas.

Included

Full board

Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide

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Today you will wake up early, starting your day with meditation, energetic yoga and breathing techniques. After a large breakfast you will take a transport to Lucmabamba. On the campsite of Lucmabamba you will start your hike to Llactapata. Llactapata is a well preserved Inca road which once ran all the way up to Quito, Ecuador. You will be able to appreciate a great variety of crops such as coffee, banana, avocado, pineapple and even coca leaves, considered the sacred leaf of the Incas. You will ascend to the archaeological site of Llactapata, where you will be able to see part of famous Machu Picchu and the entire valley that surrounds it. You will explore the archeological site, still covered in vines and jungle vegetation. After your box lunch you will hike back to the campsite. Upon arrival you will have a yoga session and then rest before dinner.

Included

Full board

Shared transportation to Lucmabamba

Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide

yoga sessions

Overnight stay at campsite

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On this day, you will enjoy an energetic breakfast and start your day with another yoga session. You will continue your Spiritual hiking experience from Lucmabamba to Hidroelectrica. After having a delicious box lunch, you will resume your walking for 2-3 more hours until you arrive at Aguas Calientes, also called Machupicchu Town, the town on the bottom of the magnificent Wonder of the World. The rest of the day you have time to relax in your hotel after your long journey or explore the village of Aguas Calientes by yourself. There are also Hot Springs there where you can enjoy hot thermal baths

Included

Full board

Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes

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Early in the morning, you will leave your hotel to take the bus up to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas“. This complex is considered a jewel of the Inca architecture. It is a complete town with different quarters, squares, alleys, buildings, astronomical observatories and terraces. The city was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the US researcher Hiram Bingham. After a guided tour, you can explore this magical place a bit more on your own. There is also the option to take a short hike to the Inca Bridge or to the “Intipunku”, the sun gate. In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus and take the train to Ollantaytambo. On the way back, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be taken to your hotel in Cusco.

Included

Breakfast

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back

Entrance to Machu Picchu site

Shared excursion with English-speaking guide

Train ride from Aguas Calientes to Poroy/Ollantaytambo

Transportation from train station to Cusco

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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 Today you will have a free day to rest a bit after your long hike . You may just rest or do a City tour or gastronomical Tour, is a day for yourself .

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