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SALKANTAY TREK TO Machu Picchu 5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS

Without restrictions to visit, the trek through the Salkantay towards Machu Picchu is crossed daily by adventurous visitors who come to our country to visit the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu without losing the opportunity to live the experience of visiting one of the most majestic mountains in the Andes Peruvian The Salkantay trek, considered by the Incas as the tutelary deity of its empire due to its size and magnificence, is a journey of adventure, mysticism and natural beauty.
The Salkantay route is the ideal place for visitors who want to enjoy spectacular views walking above the 4600 meters above sea level and descending to the warm Selva.
It is a perfect alternative to the Inca Trail due to its difficulty, its scenic beauty and diverse ecological zones.

 

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Cusco Hotel - Mollepata - Marcocasa - Soraypampa (optional Humantay lake).
  • Day 2: Soraypampa - Soyroccocha - Salkantay Pass - HuayracPunku - Chaullay.
  • Day 3: Chaullay - Collpapanpa - La Playa (sahuayaco) - Santa Teresa (Hot Springs).
  • Day 4: Santa Teresa - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes.
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco Hotel.

Util Information

  • Starting Altitude - 2,976m / 9,515ft.
  • Highest Altitude - 4,650m / 15,200ft.
  • Walking Distance - 60.5 km / 37.5 miles.
  • Longest Day - Day 2, approximately 18 km/11 miles.
  • Coldest Night - Day 1 around 0º celsius.
  • Overall Difficulty - Difficult.

DAY 1: CUSCO HOTEL - MOLLEPATA - MARCOCASA - SORAYPAMPA - (OPTIONAL HUMANTAY LAKE)

The mobility will pick you up early in the morning from 5:00 am to 5:30 am from your hotel in the direction of the Mollepata district (2,976 m) located about 90 km from the city of Cusco.
After a short but refreshing rest, we will walk towards Marcocasa where we will find the rest of the team that will make our trek through the Salkantay towards Machu Picchu a reality.
The walk to the first camp starts around 9:30 am in the direction of Soraypampa, located at 3900 meters above sea level, about 4 hours walking at a regular pace. In Soraypampa we will have our first lunch and time to relax and admire the beauty of the place. Optionally, we can visit Lake Umantay, natural wonder from where we can appreciate the glaciers of the same name.
Finally, after a fun day of exploring, adapting and recognizing the route, we will meet for the first dinner and discuss our first day.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCCHOCA - SALKANTAY PASS - HUAYRACPUNKU - CHAULLAY.

Nothing compares to the Andean sunrise, breathe fresh air, and have a delicious breakfast in the middle of the imposing mountains. Soon we will be ready again to start a day full of exciting surprises and enjoy beautiful views of the Cusco Apu Tutelar, the great Salkantay.
It is the second day of our trek and will be the most complicated stretch for its steep paths, its somber and hostile landscape.
After walking for about 6 km, we will reach the highest point of the route, the Salkantay pass at 4650 meters above sea level, from where we can appreciate the imposing snowy peaks of the Andes. Once in the tenor of an incredible natural environment, we begin our descent for 2 hours or more to reach the town of Huayracmachay where we will have lunch.
Finally we will continue our walk towards Chaullay at 2920 msnm where our second camp awaits us. Before going to sleep, we will meet to enjoy our delicious dinner and talk a little about the route.

DAY 3: CHAULLAY - COLLPAPANPA - PLAYA SAHUAYACO - SANTA TERESA (HOT SPRINGS).

After a great day of ups and downs and having rested pleasantly we will get up very early to have our delicious breakfast.
We will leave early in the morning from our camp in Chaullay to continue with a walk of approximately 6 hours until La Playa (Sahuayaco) and Santa Teresa (Cocalmayo) place of our next camp.
During the walk you will be able to appreciate a lot of exotic flowers like orchids, banana plantations, papaya and Maracuya, to enjoy the singing and the colorful beauty of birds of all sizes, including the famous rooster of the rocks (this small bird is quite timid so your sighting is quite complicated) as well as delighting our view with beautiful waterfalls.
Undoubtedly a very gratifying and pleasant day for the warm weather, the beautiful views, the well preserved flora and fauna of the place, and for the moment of recreation and relaxation in the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Finally we will have dinner and we will rest.

DAY 4: SANTA TERESA - LUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES.

After breakfast we will set out to continue our walk to the train station called hydroelectric where we will have our last lunch with all the equipment. After meeting with all the people who made this great walk through the snowy Salkantay we will head to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a cozy lodging.
During the trek we will see lots of fruit trees, exotic plants, rivers, bridges and an oroya, we will also pass by some Inca archaeological sites and we will have a spectacular view of the back of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Much of the walk will be done along the Vilcanota river bank until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes we can relax visiting the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes (the entrance is bought in the same town) and visit museums and town squares. Finally, in the evening you can relax a bit by visiting a nightclub or a pub.

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO.

We will get up early in the morning to begin our ascent to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu which we can do walking or taking the buses that go from the city of Machu Picchu to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Once we have entered Machu Picchu we will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours, then we will have time to explore the archaeological center on our own and take souvenir photos.
Finally, we must all be at the train station of Machu Picchu Pueblo at 18:00 with all our belongings to board the train that will take us back to Ollantaytambo where our private transport will be waiting for us to make the return trip to Cusco.

what is included?

  • Information about the tour before you depart.
  • Private transportation for transfers Hotel - Mollepata and Ollantaytambo - Cusco hotel.
  • Pack animals to carry tents, cooking equipment and food (from day 1 to day 4).
  • 1 emergency horse every 8 people.
  • Professional expert guide in English / Spanish.
  • Train ticket (Expedition service).
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (one-way).
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
  • Basic Hostal in Aguas Calientes.
  • Cook and cooking equipment.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners more tea service daily for the first four days.
  • A cloth bag to avoid using plastic bags.
  • biodegradable soap.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • Personal tent for 2 people (tents for up to 4 people).
  • 1 daffor.
  • One blanket per person.
  • 1 small pillow.

what is not included?

  • Sleeping bags. Rent USD $ 6.00 per day.
  • Breakfast the first day.
  • Lunch on the last day of our trip (after a visit to Machu Picchu).
  • Entrance to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes and Cocalmayo.
  • Optional night in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel Insurance.

Completely necessary

  • Original passport and ISIC card if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Warm Clothes.
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • T-shirts.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Camera.
  • Lantern with extra batteries.

IMPORTANT

Price includes up to 5 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules.

Discounts:
Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Under 18's Discount: US$20

Optional Extras:
Sleeping Bag US$ 6 per day.
Walking Pole US$ 3 per day.
Inflatable Mattress US$ 8 per day. 
Single Tent Supplement US$ 10 per day.

price

PRICE

Price:

$ 380.00

per person (Group Service)

PRIVATE SERVICE:

To open a NEW "FIXED DEPARTURES DATE IN A PRIVATE SERVICE" We only need 2 paxs
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TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

ROHAN D

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

Testimonials

JORGE G

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!

WHY "PERU CUSCO TOURS"

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    We are a specialized company in cusco - Machu Picchu and Salkantay.

    With over 5 years of experience and absolute dedication to the organization of travel packages in Cusco, our company had to innovate and improve all its processes to become a leader in tourism.

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    The best tourist guides, experts on the route.

    A group of dedicated professionals with extensive experience in organizing successful walks

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    24-hour assistance

    We are with you 24 hours a day to resolve any questions or queries you have about any topic you want to know. We are a company totally dedicated to the clients so your satisfaction is our priority.

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