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SALKANTAY TREK FAQS

Is it for me?

If you are a person who like nature, hiking outdoors, a good lunch at the foot of great mountains accompanied by beautiful countryside, enjoying the company of people and like adventure, then definitely this hike is for yourself. It is not necessary to have an excellent physique for the Salkantay trek, only to have eager and determination to enjoy this wonderful adventure through the Andes.

What do i need to bring?

Backpack, sleeping bag, mattress (we will provide you with this), rain jacket, strong footwear (walking boots are recommended as they provide support to the ankle which reduces the risk of injury especially when trekking in the wet season (December - March). However it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in and not brand new. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken. We do not recommend trekking in sandals. One complete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle and sterilizing tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco), flashlight and batteries, broad-brim or peaked cap, sunblock, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper, selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc, camera. You also have to bring your original passport with you on the trek.

Do i need travel insurance?

No, but it is highly recommended to have one, we can not recommend one but is the responsibility of every visitor to have insurance on a broad coverage that includes trip cancellation and medical emergency evacuation.

What is altitude sickeness?

The mountain sickness or altitude sickness is the body's response to the lack of oxygen at high altitude, is related to the rate of climb and altitude reached. Usually occurs from 2400 meters above sea level. Some of the symptoms presented are: dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, physical exhaustion, lack of appetite and sleep disorders.
To avoid altitude sickness or altitude sickness is highly recommended acclimatization day or two depending on the person, enjoy light meal, go for a walk to speed acclimatization and finally as recommended by the agency, take a leaf coca tea which make you feel good and ready to start our adventure.

How difficult is the hike?

The Salkantay trek is considered of medium difficulty therefore does not require extraordinary physical strengths and be in excellent shape. However requires some experience in trekking at high altitude, in good health and have an average body.

What is the best month to do it?

In the region of Cusco there are two temporal quite marked, the dry season and rainy. The dry months are from April to September, after the rainy season begins. Undoubtedly the best months to visit the Salkantay are the dry months. The months of October and November are still advisable to visit this hike, the months of December, January and February are a little more complicated by the constant rains however they are still months you can make this great hike.

Can i have vegetarian food?

If you prefer vegetarian food just let us know. At the time of booking your Salkantay trek, you indicate that you prefer vegetarian food, our chefs are ready to accommodate your request, so the food on your journey to Salkantay be as pleasant as the trip itself.

How far do we walk each day?

Our visitors must walk 6-7 hours daily distributed from breakfast - lunch - dinner. The walking time per day will also depend on the attitude and willingness we have to make the sections.

What footwear is best for Salkantay?

You want to wear what fits you best & what works for you. No blisters! Most experts recommend hiking boots. Modern boots are remarkably light & comfortable. A pair of good boots & gaiters make you feel invincible in the mud. Some locals, by the way, cross the pass barefoot except for recycled-tire sandals.

 

Is it safe to travel in Peru?

Peru Travel has ceased to be dangerous. Long ago that our country has been receiving an increasing number of visitors from all over the world. While there are some dangerous places these are not a constant in our country. Especially cities like Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, these three cities are considered the least dangerous cities in our country as well as being the center of tourist attraction.
Of course you need to take caution when visiting certain places or neighborhoods that are located around the city, also note that when walking through the streets of the city must take what is necessary and do not carry excess cash or valuable objects.

How do i reserve a space for the Salkantay Trek?

Visits to Machu Picchu are strictly limited by the government in order to maintain and preserve this amazing wonder.
Is allowed only tickets of admission to 2500 people per day to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu so you have to buy entrance tickets in advance, in many cases for the months of June, July, August and September is done with months in advance so it is highly recommended that the reservation of tickets is made with 4-5 months in advance to avoid problems.
We recommend booking your Salkantay trek, once you known your international dates flights and give us time to organize a good visit without mishap.


The reserve is as follows:


You can write to the following e-mail gtsalkantay@hotmail.com, info@salkantaytrekking-peru.com, indicating DATE, NUMBER OF PEOPLE, PASSPORT, NAMES, AGE AND HOTEL IN CUSCO, data and specify the type of food and food preference in the route or but also fill our reservation system found on the reservations page option.
After completing the blanks in our reservation system sends the request. Our team of specialists will answer your request within 24 hours, giving details and absolving your questions. Once accepted the tour, we will send you a confirmation email so you can make deposits 30% of tour cost then send you an email where starting dates are confirmed.

Why is it necessary to do a deposit?

The deposit is to secure the booking of the Salkantay trek. This deposit will reserve tickets of admission to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu which should be booked well in advance. Only 2,500 people can enter the archaeological site of Machu Picchu per day.

How much money should i take?

Please review what is included in your trek in order to estimate what you should take. Along the way you can buy snacks and souvenirs, mostly of a non-expensive nature.

What do we do for water along the Salkantay Trek?

At meal times we will give you teas, coffees etc to drink. You'll come across a mountain spring, fountain or small stream approximately every 1½ hours along the trail where you can fill up your water bottle. Take a bottle of at least 1½ liter capacity per person. Although the water looks it is always safer to use sterilizing tablets or a water filter. The sterilizing tablets can be bought in most pharmacies in Cusco. With these tablets you have to wait between 30 and 40 minutes before drinking. Bottled mineral water can also be taken from Cusco or bought at Mollepata or Santa Teresa.

What entry documents do i need?

At meal times we will give you teas, coffees etc to drink. You'll come across a mountain spring, fountain or small stream approximately every 1½ hours along the trail where you can fill up your water bottle. Take a bottle of at least 1½ liter capacity per person. Although the water looks it is always safer to use sterilizing tablets or a water filter. The sterilizing tablets can be bought in most pharmacies in Cusco. With these tablets you have to wait between 30 and 40 minutes before drinking. Bottled mineral water can also be taken from Cusco or bought at Mollepata or Santa Teresa.

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BASTIAN C

Desde el momento en que me contacté con ellos para hacer consulta sobre los tour, hasta el momento de finalizar el tour, tuvieron muy buena disposición a contestar mis preguntar con mucha amabilidad, preocupándose siempre de que estuviéramos disfrutando. Tomamos el tour "SALKANTAY - MACHU PICCHU 5D" y quedamos maravillados con el paisaje, las historias que nos contaba el guía que nos acompañó y las artesanías que encontramos en algunos lugares. 100% recomendado

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The name of this tour company really fits the bill!!! I had the best ever tour in my entire life! I am a well seasoned traveller having visited more than 70 countries in the world. To say that this was an unforgettable experience is the least! The tour guide was friendly, well learned and went that extra mile through out the tour. Fascinating. Felt very safe and secure. Without batting an eyelid I strongly recommend you to book your next Machu Picchu through this company. You won't be disappointed

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Jorge and Carlos were incredibly responsive and managed to get us the best guides in town. Every single one of the four nights, they checked on us and simply made sure that we were happy. I would recommend this company to my friends and family. 5-star service!

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