The snow-peak of Sawasiray is located in the province of Calca, it is located 5,818 meters above sea level, it is one part of the Vilcanota mountain range and one of the highest extraordinary district of Calca Andean areas, it remains a challenge for the practice of trekking, mountain biking and climbing in Glacier, it is a newly discovered mountain to tourism. In 2014, Américo Jiménez undertook an expedition in order to develop new attractions and alternative ways to Machu Picchu.
The tour consists of 3 days 2 nights; Main attractions of this path is the living nature; visit to the highest gaps, the snowy Sawasiray with a breathtaking view along the way that you might observe. The roads used are from the Andeans and also of llamas and alpacas, the highest point is 5,050 meters. It is the highest pass of all the paths leading to Machu Picchu.
WHO IS, CAN DO IT: This journey is designed for all kinds of mid-level positive mindset and energy walkers.
Pick-up time from the hotel: 05:15 a.m to 5:30 a.m., then we’ll continue in our private vehicle to Calca where we’re going to stop there for half an hour for breakfast and buy some things that may be missing; then, we’ll continue our journey to the community Huaman Shock (3,500 masl) starting point of walk. In this place, we will meet our muleteer and horses and then continue our hike to the mountain of Yana Cocha Lagoon for two hours and three hours (4,450 masl) where we will have lunch and you can swim in the lake or take advantage of a nap.
Then we continue to step (Sawasiray 5,050 meters) the highest point of our journey and also the panoramic view then descend to Cancha Cancha we will stay there the first night camping and dinner.
DAY 02: CANCHA CANCHA – HUARAN – OLLANTAYTAMBO – “AGUAS CALIENTES/HOT WATERS”
In the morning at 06:30 a.m Andean breakfast after feeding ourselves, we’ll continue walking down to the road sawed of the Andeans, they daily use the walk is 4 hours until there Huaran, we’re gonna take our vehicle to Urubamba, lunch at the lodge. There, you can relax in hammocks or green area until train time. Then, we’ll continue to Ollantaytambo for 20 minutes to take the train to “Aguas Calientes”, the train arrives in 2 hours in the train station, there will be a transfer to head to the hostel and then we’ll have dinner.
DAY 03: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
The most awaited day of all in this case is the walk half an hour which begins at 04:30 a.m from “Aguas Calientes” to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At 06:00 a.m, the entrance to Machu Picchu is opened, then you can enter to take pictures without a lot of people or when the first sunlight. At 06:30 am starts the guided tour for two hours and then you will have free time to explore or you could climb the mountain of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu; then, in the afternoon, return by bus to “Aguas Calientes” station, so that you can take the train back to Ollantaytambo at the station the transfer will search for you by name or group name, then you’ll board a tourist bus to Cusco for 2 hours, arrival to the Square or to your hostel.
INCLUDES IN THE TOUR:
- First private transport
- Foodstuffs: 02B, 02 L, 02D + snack
- Horses to carry the equipment and 5 kilos each pax
- Guide specialized in high mountain
- Round trip train ticket
- Bus down from Machu Picchu
- Hostal one night in “Aguas Calientes”
- Bus to Cusco
- Camping Equipment
- Ticket to Machu Picchu
- High Mountain Professional Chef
- Optional lunch (vegetarian).
DOES NOT INCLUDE IN THE TOUR:
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast and last lunch
- One-way bus
- Extra horse
- Beverages (water, alcohol and others)
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TREK:
- Bring a good sleeping bag.
- Cold weather jacket.
- Trekking shoes.
- Original passport or student ID (ISSIC).
- Suitable backpack for the tour.
- Extra money for additional purchases and tips.
- Sandals and sunglasses.
- Mosquito repellent.
- A cap.
- Personal medications.
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Sawasiray Trek to Machu Picchu
3 days | 2 Nights
Departure: All year.