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10-day Trek to Machu Picchu with a US Guide

Salkantay trek
Ollantaytambo

Join a certified mountain guide for this 10-day trek to Machu Picchu and among the beautiful surrounding mountains.

Group

Andes

10 Days

Apr - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Hike to one of the most iconic UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

* Tour the Sacred Valley while we acclimatize in Cusco.

* Bathe in the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes.

Description

Join me for this exhilarating and inspirational 10-day trek to and around the iconic UNESCO world heritage site that is Machu Picchu!

Our adventure begins after we meet up at the airport in Cusco. From there we will transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city and start acclimatizing.

The next couple of days, we will continue to acclimatize and go on a tour of the city and Sacred Valley. In Cusco we will visit various Inca temples, a fortress and Qenqo, a site that was built in a natural rock formation to represent the Andean constellations and depicts the Incan concept of three worlds.

Once we have finished acclimatizing, the trekking begins. We will wake up early in the morning and drive for four hours to Soraypampa. From here we will make our way past the Killarumiyoq archaeological site before arriving at Soyrococha, where we will camp.

We will spend the next several days making our approach to Machu Picchu, passing over mountains ridges and glaciers, camping at a different site each night and enjoying all the magnificent scenery along the way.

The day before we hike to Machu Picchu, we will spend a well-earned and relaxing day in Aguas Calientes. As the name suggests, there are natural hot springs here in which we will be able to soak and prepare ourselves for the last leg of our journey.

Machu Picchu will be the highlight of our trip. We will try to get to the site early and have a guided tour before the bulk of the tourists arrive. This will give us time to see the  ancient Incan citadel largely undisturbed. We will also have the chance to explore the surroundings.

After visiting another cultural site the following day, we will wrap the trip up at the Cusco airport, where we will bid one another farewell and from which you will fly to Lima and get on your connecting flights.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend 10 days trekking to and around Machu Picchu!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy the 4-day backpacking trip through Olympic National Park, Washington that I guide!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer


Itinerary

Day 1 to 3: Arrival and acclimatization

After arriving in Cusco, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. We will spend the rest of the day as well as the next two days acclimatizing and touring the city.

Day 4 to 6: Trekking around Cusco

We will spend three days trekking and camping in the surrounding area, enjoying spectacular views and various microclimates along the way.

Day 7: Aguas Calientes

We will hike to Aguas Calientes and spend the rest of the day relaxing there.

Day 8: Machu Picchu

We will spend the day touring and exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.

Day 9: Maras salt mines

We will spend the day touring the Maras salt mines and surrounding cultural sites.

Day 10: Return to Lima

We will take you to the airport in Cusco where you will go on to Lima to catch your connecting flights home

 

About the guide

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Miyar

5.00

(26)

Guide Agency

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.

Languages

Hindi | English

Certificates

AMGA

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Gillian

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