11 to 29 July 2019

Peru: Santa Cruz - Salkantay - Macchu Picchu - Color Mountain

  • Preu

    € 2755

  • Type of trip

    In groups, from 6 to 16 people

  • duration

    19 days

  • Exit point


  • Destination


Our destiny

Peru is a country full of contrasts and one of the most interesting destinations in South America, as it is a country with a great historical, cultural, geographical, landscape, biological diversity ...
On this trip, we will walk through the most famous and spectacular mountainous areas of Peru: the Cordillera Blanca and the surroundings of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. In the Cordillera Blanca we will enjoy trekking between turquoise glacial lakes and imposing mountains of more than 6000 meters, some of which are part of the history of Andes, such as Alpamayo or Huantsan. In the Cuzco area, we will walk among colorful mountains, majestic "snow-covered" and enjoy great contrasts of landscape between the high mountains and the high jungle area. We will also take walks between Inca archaeological remains and visit the city of Cuzco.
In general, we will enjoy spectacular and varied landscapes, imposing mountains and incredible Inca locations. Luckily, we can also see wildlife characteristic of the Andes such as flame, vicuna or condor.

Strong points:

  • The incredible colors of the mountain of Vinicunca (Arcoiris Mountain), highlighted by National Geographic as one of the 100 places to visit before dying
  • The archaeological remains of Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of architecture and engineering inca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
  • The contrasts of the landscape during the trekking of Salkantay, from the high mountain with views to spectacular "snow-covered", to the high forest, with a dense vegetation.
  • Discover the city of Cuzco, capital of the Inca empire and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Walking for several days through the Huascarán National Park, Natural Heritage of Humanity, and being able to observe the Alpamayo, considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world by Alpinismus magazine


Day 1: Flight Barcelona - Lima

Departure from the Barcelona flight from El Prat airport to Lima.

Day 2: Huaraz

Arrival in the morning in Lima. Bus to Huaraz (8h). Arrival in the afternoon. Afternoon free to rest and walk.

Day 3: Laguna de Wilcacocha (3745 m)

Departure of acclimatization to Laguna de Wilcacocha (3745 m), beautiful viewpoint of the Cordillera Blanca. Positive drop: 600m. Negative drop: 600m. Walking time: 2-3 hours. Vehicle transfer: 20 minutes

Day 4: Laguja Rajucolta (4250m)

Exit of acclimatization in Laguja Rajucola (4250m), at the foot of the spectacular Huantsan, the K2 Andean. Positive drop: 300m. Negative drop: 300m. Walking time: 4-5 hours

Day 5: Laguna 69 (4600m)

Exit to Laguna 69 (4600m). Transportation from Huaraz to Yuracorral, and from here we will walk to this glacial pool, on the way back we will set up a camp in Yuracorral, to start trekking the next day. Positive drop: 700m. Negative drop: 700m. Walking time: 5-6 hours. Vehicle transfer: 3 hours

Day 6: Vaquería - Paria

We will move from Yuracorral to Vaquería, where Santa Cruz trek begins. We will walk to the Pariah camp (3870m). Positive drop: 400m. Negative drop: 300m. Walking time: 4-5 hours. Vehicle transfer: 2 hours

Day 7: Paria Taullipampa

Departure from the Paria camp to Punta Unión (4750m), highest point of trekking, and descent to the Taullipampa camp (4250m). Positive drop: 800m. Negative drop: 600m. Walking time: 6-7 hours.

Day 8: Taullipampa - Llamacorral

Leaving the camp, we will climb to the viewpoint of the Alpamayo (4420m), and we will descend to the Llamacorral campsite (3750m). Positive drop: 800m. Negative drop: 1300m. Walking time: 7-8 hours

Day 9: End of trekking Sta. Cruz

We leave the camp to the small town of Cashapampa (2900m). From here we will move to Huaraz again. We will travel by night to Lima. Negative drop: 850m. Walking time: 3-4 hours. Vehicle transfer: 3 hours

Day 10: Cuzco

Arrived in Lima in the morning, and fly from Lima to Cuzco (1h 30min). Free afternoon in Cuzco

Day 11: Vinicruca - Color Mountain

We will leave Cuzco early and we will drive to the village of Chilca (4500m), from where we will walk to the mountain of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5100m). Positive drop: 600m. Negative drop: 600m. Walking time: 5-6 hours. Vehicle transfer: 3 hours

Day 12: Start Salkantay Trek

We will move from Cuzco to Sayllapata by car, and from here we will start treking Salkantay walking to the first camp, Salkantaypampa (4000m). Positive drop: 1000m. Walking time: 4-5 hours. Vehicle transfer: 3 hours

Day 13: Salkantay - Collcapampa

We will leave the camp in the direction of the Salkantay pass (4600m), the highest point of the trekking, and from where we will enjoy spectacular views of the peak of Salkantay, of more than 6000 meters. Finally, we will go down to Collcapampa camp. Positive drop: 600m. Negative drop: 1500m. Walking time: 6-7 hours

Day 14: Collcapampa - Ahobamba

We will leave the camp losing height and ending up in the vegetation characteristic of the mountain jungle (Ceja de Selva), until reaching the campsite of Ahobamba (2000m). Depending on the forces, we can walk a little more and ride the camp near some hot springs. Negative drop: 800m. Walking time: 5-6 hours

Day 15: Llaqtapata - Aguas Calientes

We will leave the camp to reach the archaeological zone of Llaqtapata, where we can visit the Inca ruins and from where we will enjoy good views of Machu Picchu. From here, we will descend to a hydroelectric power station, from where we will take a train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000m). Positive drop: 600m. Negative drop: 600m. Walking time: 5-6 hours.

Day 16: Macchu Picchu

From Aguas Calientes, we will drive by bus to the Incas of Machu Picchu, where we will enjoy a guided tour of about two hours, and then we will have free time to explore the area in our air. In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes, and from here we will move to Cuzco.

Day 17: Visit of Cuzco

In the morning we will take a guided tour of the most spectacular places in Cuzco (cathedral, temple of the Sun, Water Temple, red fortress and different archaeological sites). In the afternoon Fly to Lima.

Day 18: Return flight to Barcelona

Free until the flight time of the flight Lima - Barcelona

Day 19: Arrival to Barcelona

Arrival to Barcelona

Ever since I saw the Monte Arco Iris, I wanted to go see it. Sometimes a photo encourages you to travel!

Francesc Masó


Those people who are accustomed to walking in the mountains and who want to know this area quietly, walking and going through the most interesting places.

The view of the Gray Lake with the arrival of continental ice


Moderate, usually 5 hours itineraries with a day of 6h of effective running at a slow pace with a cumulative drop that does not exceed 800m.

Price per person

2755 euros in double room

The price includes
  • Mountain guide from Barcelona (Aleix Rodríguez)
  • Local guide
  • Lima bus trips to Huaraz
  • Train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco
  • All other transfers mentioned in the program, with private transport
  • Runners and donkeys for the carrying of the material and luggage (maximum allowed per person: 7 kg)
  • Cuiner
  • 5 meals a day and water during trekking
  • Three-room shops for every two people, mattresses, dining tent for meals and kitchen utensils, kitchen tent.
  • Hotel nights with breakfast included:
    • Hotel of 3 stars in Lima. 1 night
    • Hotel of 3 stars in Huaraz. 4 nits
    • 3 star hotel in Cuzco. 3 nits
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes. 1 night
  • Entrances to the Huascarán National Park, to Vinicunca, to the Salkantay trekking, to Machu Picchu and to all the visits to the city of Cuzco
  • Advice on the necessary material
  • Travel assistance insurance, mountain accidents and cancellation for justified reasons up to 2400 euros. Check out possibilities to expand it.
  • The corresponding VAT
The price does not include
  • International flights from Barcelona to Lima
  • Flights from Lima to Cuzco
  • The breakfast of the days 1, 5, 10 and 12
  • Lunch and dinner for the days we are not trekking
  • Personal expenses
  • Minimum comfort temperature sleeping bag -10ºC (possibility of renting it)
  • Tips for trekking staff (they are always appreciated)
  • Entry and transport to hot springs (optional)
  • Expanded insurance (check out the different options)
  • Everything not specified in the section includes.
  • Any mishap that comes out of our control: carved roads, adverse weather conditions, accidents, evacuation of injured, cancellation or delays in flights, etc.
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