THE Machu Picchu TRAIL ADVENTURE

PERU – From the 09th to the 23rd July 2022 

“from the sacred valley to machu picchu via the salkantay

(titicaca and rainbow mountain extension)”

Venture along the paths of the ancient pre-Columbian Inca civilisation

Located on the Pacific coast of South America, Peru is surrounded by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile and bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west. The ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco, at an altitude of 3,399 metres, remains the main city to this day.

Discover the country of all riches, between the vestiges of ancient times, tropical forest, desert plains and the Andes Mountains, this country promises you an unparalleled journey.

It is an exceptional UltraTrail by stages that this Machu Picchu Peru Ultra-trail. Three first stages between Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, and the Sacred Valley, a journey to the kingdom of the Incas at an altitude of just over 3,000 metres. The second part will take place on one of the most beautiful trekking paths in the world, the Saltankay, which will lead us to Machu-Picchu via a pass at an altitude of 4,215 metres.

WELCOME TO PERU, the land of all riches!

15 days of travel

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TrailRunning :

  • 147km
  • 4 290D+
  • 1800D-
  • in 6 steps

TrailRunning ou Trekking : 

  • 89km
  • 3360D+
  • 1800D-
  • in 6 steps
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You bib adventure in hand

Concept :

  • To complete an Ultra Trail in 6 days, in an organised setting with an atmosphere of passionate sportsmen.
  • A sporting, cultural and emotional adventure.
  • A trail route designed by us for your greatest pleasure.
  • The crossing of a striking panorama at the rhythm of your strides.
  • A journey to be made either in TrailRunning or Trekking version.

Our Goal – Your Success

  • To guarantee you a maximum of pleasure, and timeless memories !

  • To accompany you in the success of this spectacular adventure, thanks to an organisation team from Nature Extrême Développement

 

  • To ensure you a solid logistic :
    • The stages are marked out and checked before your arrival, with tape that we take care to remove after your passage.
    • Various accommodations, hotels of good standard, overnight stays in local homes, lodges, and unusual nights. To allow you to recover properly, and to enjoy yourself as much as possible.
    • Refreshments every 10 to 15 km including : mineral water, solid energy food, fresh fruit etc. (according to availability)

The adventure of Benoit Laval (Director of the agency) in Peru in 2019 gave him the desire to transmit this unique journey, and to offer the privilege of surpassing oneself in new and preserved places.

After having been elaborated, the itineraries and routes have been checked and adjusted on the field by our Peruvian correspondents.

It is not just a race, it is a journey designed with care and passion.

Choice of courses :

  • Trail Course : The distances are about 20 km on the first 5 stages, to acclimatise to the altitude, before finishing with the marathon arriving at the foot of Machu-Picchu (from 5km/h).
  • Trek route : You also have the possibility of setting off on a gentler formula with shorter stages, while retaining the most beautiful scenery that the Peru UltraTrail offers (from 3.5km/h).

Itineraries :

They are given as an indication. They can be modified according to the weather conditions of the moment, technical criteria or the physical condition of the participants. The organisation is the sole judge of the programme, which it may adapt or modify for safety reasons.

Machu Picchu – Salkantay ULTRA TRAIL 

Salkantay, Machu-Picchu, Rainbow Mountain and Lake Titicaca


6 steps program

Stage 1
Sacred Valley
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21km   12km

450D+   4450D+

Stage 2
Intipuncu

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19km   10km

320D+   320D+

Stage 
Salinas de Maras

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22km   11km

380D+   380D+

Stage 4
Soraypampa / Humantay Lake 

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21km   10km

1340D+   410D+

Stage 5
Salkantay Pass/ Challway

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22 km (8 + 14 km)

1800D-   600D+

Stage 6 
Machu Picchu Marathon

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42km   24km

1200D+   1200D+

Choose your challenge !

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(Possibility to shorten some days or skip a stage or to skip a stage with the following vehicle)

Unforgettable encounters, great moments and a race engraved in your memories, that’s the promise we make to you !

Budget

Registration fee : 3 995 €

Cost of the option : 995 €

15 days and 14 nights stay

 

 

 

  • Limited to 50 participants
  • Minimum of 20 participants

Le price includes :

  • Outbound flights (Paris CDG – Lima – Cuzco)
  • Return flights (Juliaca – Lima – Paris CDG)
  • Technical support from the agency and our correspondents
  • Full board accommodation during the whole stay (excluding stopovers)
  • All refreshments during the stages
  • The various transfers by minibus and train
  • Entrance fees to the paying sites (listed in the programme), in particular the entrance and visit of Machu Picchu.

The price does not includes :

  • Drinks other than those provided by Nature Extreme Development and more generally alcoholic drinks.
  • Activities or visits other than those included in the programme.
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance.
  • The cost of any excess weight charged by the airlines is the responsibility of the participants.

Field organisation

Stage markings :

The marking is made with red and white tape that we take care to remove after our passage. Systematic scoring is compulsory at each refreshment post. GPX files are provided to runners who wish to use them.

Refreshments :

Every 10 to 15 km or so. The exact locations will be confirmed at the daily briefing the day before each stage. They include: mineral water (corked bottles), solid energy food (dried fruit, biscuits, etc.), fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, etc.) depending on availability.

Nature of lands :

Most of the stages are at high altitude. The raid is organised in 2 distinct parts (Part 1: Cuzco & The Sacred Valley; Part 2: Saltankay).

It is relatively technical, with well-marked mountain paths. The entire route takes place at an altitude of over 2,000 metres, and regularly at 3,000 metres.

Assistance and security vehicles :

Vehicles will be on the course ready for possible interventions. Where possible, and for the transport of luggage.

We create your trips with passion and a taste for challenge.
you will come back with a wealth of adventures.

Accommodation & Meals

Accomodation :

The nights will be spent in hotels in the cities of Cuzco and Agua Calientes, in mountain lodges, in local people’s homes, or in an unusual memorable place.

  • In Cuzco, you can stay in a hotel in the city centre.
  • In the mountains, you will have one night in a homestay, one night in a lodge and one night in an unusual place.
  • In Mollepata, you will have a hotel with all the facilities you need.
  • In Agua Calientes, you will have a hotel with all the facilities you need.
  • In Puno, you will spend the night in a hotel.
  • Finally, you will enjoy a last night on islands of Uros in the company of the islanders.

Meals :

  • Lunches, dinners and breakfasts : 

Lunches will be taken together at the end of the stages, copious, of quality and adapted to your needs. The meals will be composed essentially of vegetables, starchy foods, chicken and meats, all of which are adapted to sporting efforts. They will be prepared at the hotel where we will be staying as well as in the local restaurants welcoming us at the end of our stages.

  • Special dietary requirements :

Allergies, intolerances…: make sure you take with you the adapted dishes or food, because the accommodations do not always have the possibility to propose a specific kitchen.

You will remember

  • The grandiose landscapes and the memorable site of Machu Picchu.
  • The nights in the heart of the Peruvian mountains.
  • The kindness of the inhabitants.
  • The feeling of accomplishment after having passed the Saltankay at 4600m altitude.
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