It starts with picking up the hotel in Cusco (5:00 am) and transferring it in tourist mobility to the village of Mollepata where we will have a stop to have breakfast and present our team who will accompany us throughout the trek. Then we will move to Marqoq'asa where the walk will start to the viewpoint where we can see 2 valleys (Mollepata, Marqoq'asa).
Then we will continue the walk to Soraypampa where we will have a deserved lunch and then ascend for 1 hour-30 minutes until we reach the Humantay lagoon (4,220 meters above sea level). After appreciating this beautiful place we will descend to Soraypampa.
On the second day you will have more hiking trails than walking. While you work a little harder to get to the top, the views at the top are even more amazing than we can see. Then it is a pure descent path with full stones, descending to an area of tropical forest more within reach at the end of the Salkantay mountain.
A glass of hot Coca tea is served in their stores to relieve the cold morning. We prepare all our equipment to start this beautiful day of trekking to the pass of Salkantay and the experience in the cloud forest and the day of the subtropical forest.
It is a beautiful mountainous landscape in the morning, a natural green trail and reach to the beach; with some river flowing from the main river of the Sacred Valley of the Incas: The Urubamba.
Most of the time we will be near the white river of Salkantay, finding in our walk a lot of wild strawberries (of course, if it were the season). Wild flowers abound, orchids, some birds, fruit passions, avocados, coffee plantations, bananas, pineapples, etc. The walk will last approximately 5 hours; the camp is in the settlement of La Playa.
We left La Playa very early in the morning to avoid the humid blow of the sun, to do a little trekking towards our last step of the whole trip. We follow the original Inca Trail from Lucmabamba to the Llactapata Pass, crossing the Santa Teresa Valley with a wider variety of landscapes (green nature and a quiet Inca trail).
Upon reaching the ruins of Patallacta, we have the first view of Machu Picchu and all the Andes mountains in the area that are incredible views. We also explored the Llactapata Incan site. Then we descend through lush forests of bamboo and coffee (Valle de Aobamba) along a path back to Hydro (2 hours of extreme descent to the river bank).
From the Aobamba river, the road to Hydro is easy to walk to the village of Aguas Calientes "the last two and a half hours we followed the train track" .