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New Route Salkantay Extreme

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New Route Salkantay Extreme

From :

750.00 USD$

Style Trip : Trekking to Machu Picchu
Place to Visit : Salkantay and Machu Picchu
Lenght : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Frequency : For Availbility
Group : Min 02, Max 06
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For those who want a more intense experience and a deeper connection to the mountains, we have opened a new route to Macchu Picchu. The route, lasting five days, four nights, is more strenuous than any other route due to the class of terrain that we cross. It involves crossing a pass of 5,000m in altitude with an ice climb of 300m at 60 to 80 degrees, a rappel of 300m and walking through large mountain morraines. Due to the difficulty of the route and its remoteness, only a few people see this side of the sacred Apu Salkantay. The rewards are great. Ice climbing, rappeling, high alpine and jungle scenery, waterfalls, unexcavated Inca ruins. It is a complete adventure like no other!

The itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1:
In the morning we pick you up from your hotel and go by private car, passing Mollepata to Soray Pampa at 3800m. From there we walk for 5 hours to Abra Salkantay at 4600m and camp next to Laguna Salkantaycocha.

DAY 2:
We awake at 5am and begin our climb to cross Paso Upallay at 5,000m by approximately 09am. After rappeling 300m we will walk out the morraine for the rest of the day and arrive at our camp by a grove of Queuña Trees at the feet of Nevado Salkantay at 4,200m by about 4pm.

DAY 3:
We awake at 07:00am and descend Quebrada Rayancancha for 5 hours until the junction with the Rio Ahobamba. For the rest of the day we can relax and enjoy the unexcavated Inca ruins. At night we will camp nearby at 4,100m.

DAY 4:
We awake at 07:00am and descend the Quebrada Ahobamba all day until Hidroelectrica. From there we walk the railroad tracks 2 more hours to Aguas Calientes and stay the night in a hotel.

DAY 5:
We awake at an hour of your choosing to visit the ruins of Macchu Picchu. At night we return by train to Ollantaytambo and then by collectivo to Cusco.

Included in the package:

  • Transportation (Cusco to Soray Pampa and Aguas Calientes to Cusco)
  • All climbing/camping equipment
  • High Mountain Guide
  • Porter/Cook (will carry food and cookware)
  • Food from Lunch Day 1 until Lunch Day 4. (Dinner day 4 and food Day 5 Not Included)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu

Due to the objective hazards of the route there is a limit of 1 guide for 2 clients. Also there is a limit of 4 clients that may cross Paso Upallay per day due to the dangers of the vertical terrain. (You need to use an stepp ladder) In Qechua "Sallqa" means wild, savage or uncivilized, and passing the ridge of Salkantay should be treated as such, with nothing but the utmost respect. There is dangerous terrain and unpredictable elements, from the beginning until the end of the route and unnecessary risks should not be taken.

A client should be acclimatized and in good physical condition. You must have a good backpack and pair of trekking boots, along with clothing for cold and hot climates. It is necessary to carry your personal equipment, which includes crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, headlamp, Sleeping bag clothing and all other personal items. Your backpack will probably weigh around 15 kilos, so pack light. You will have an extensive briefing before leaving Cusco!

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