Walking Distance – 22 km (13.7 miles)
Starting Elevation – 3800 meters ASL (12467 feet ASL)
Campsite Elevation – 2750 meters ASL (9022 feet ASL)
Maximum Altitude: 4650 meters ASL (15255 feet ASL)
Accommodation: Wooden Camping
Early wake up call for breakfast today, 5:30am. After some tea and nutriet intake, we trek 7km (4.4miles) of difficult ascent between a rock valley and the magestic Apu Salkantay to the highest point of the trail, The Salkantay Pass at 4650 masl (15255 ft). 3 hours of trekking later, we arrive to the summit to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the valley and snowy peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay, and Pumasillo mountains. Continuing on, we begin our serpent-shared, rocky, downhill descent of 5km (3.1 miles) towards the lunch site of Huayracmachay. Everyone enjoys the energizing lunch and hydrates before trekking another 3 hours, 10km (6.2miles), towards the upper Amazon jungle known as, the cloud forest. Get your cameras ready! This is where Andes meets amazon and will notice a distinct change in scenery, climate, floara, and fauna. Congradulations, we’ve arrive to our second camping site, Chaullay Village at 2900 masl (9514 ft)! Enjoy some much deserved rest after our long day of trekking.