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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Salkantay Trek today  is considered one of the main treks to get to Machu Picchu, comparing  the classic Inca trail 4 days 3 nights with  Salkantay trek, salkantay trek is located in one of the bucket list, people who likes to hike are choosing nowdays salkantay trek as a second option instead Inca Trail, and making a survey with hikers they decided to clasify salkantay trek as a nice adventure journey, come to hike in salkantay trek and take the best memories in salkantay trek to Machu Picchu.

some information about salkantay, Salkantay mountain is the second hightest Snow cups in  Cusco región (6271m/20,568ft),  the first expedition to ascent to the summit of the mountain was in 1952 by the Swiss team composed by Bronimann and Marx.

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa camp.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
  • Overnight: Soraypampa in tents.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,900mts (12,800ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,850mts (9,350ft)
  • Hiking distance: 12 km approx.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracpunku – Chaullay camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Overnight: Chaullay in the tents.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,650mts (15,270ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,900mts (9,500ft)
  • hiking distance: 24 km to Chaullay.

Day 3: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Overnight: at the hotel which included in the package.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,900mts (9,500ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,600mts (5,250ft)
  • Hiking distance: 15km approx

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa camp.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco from 5: 00 am to 5:30 am to go by bus to Mollepata (2,850mts) (9,350ft). Begin a spectacular scenic drive through the Anta plains with beautiful and panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay and other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. After two and a half hours drive we stop in Mollepata to have breakfast for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the bathrooms, before continuing to Challacancha our begining trekking point (3,600 mts).(11,800 ft) There we will meet with our support staff. They will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 10:00 a.m. we will start our trek toward Soraypampa (3,900mts) (12,800ft),if we keep a regular pace we will take 4 hours approximately to reach to Soraypampa the first camp site where will have lunch after lunch in the afternoon we have an option to go up to Humantay lake (4,200mts) (13,800ft),which takes 3 hours hike up and down. Anyway our camp is going be at Soraypampa. Sleeping tents will be ready and we will have a warm delicious dinner in the evening.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
  • Overnight: Soraypampa in tents.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,900mts (12,800ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,850mts (9,350ft)
  • Hiking distance: 12 km approx.

 Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracpunku – Chaullay camp.

We will wake you up with the coca tea. Around 5:00, then  we will have a nutritious breakfast around 6:00 am we will start the hardest day of the whole Salkantay trek; we will be walking up to the highest point of the trek. After 6 kilometers uphill through the magnificent scenery of Rocky Mountains and enjoying the view of Salkantay mount. We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peak of the Salkantay (6,271mts) (20,568ft), which is known as the second highest mountain of the Cusco region. Once we will arrive to the pass whivh is about (4,650mts) (15,270ft), We will have the option to take many pictures, then after 2 hours downhill around aprox. At 1:00 p.m. we will have our delicious Peruvian lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. Then we continue our hike to Chaullay approximately 3 hours of downhill we will arrived our camp in Chaullay  2,900mts (9,500ft) Where we will have the sleeping tents ready. Around 7: 00 pm we will have dinner to recover energy from the trek.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Overnight: Chaullay in the tents.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,650mts (15,270ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,900mts (9,500ft)
  • hiking distance: 24 km to Chaullay.

 Day 3: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.

After your wakr up breakfast will be ready, and around 6:00 am; we will start our trek to La Playa 2,100mts (6,900ft), through the Santa Teresa valley. We will hike 6 hours approximately during the hike you will see: water falls, orchids, coffee plantations, banana trees, avocado plantations and you will taste the famous passion fruit or granadilla, aérea really well know the “cloud forest” nice to see varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “the Cock of the Rocks”. After lunch at La playa, we will catch a local transportation to Hidroelectric train station. Here we have two options if you are exhausted you may take a train to Aguas Calientes (45 minutes). Or you maybe walk from hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes town 2,000mts (6,570ft)about (3 hours) along the train track. Once in Aguas Calientes town; we are going to have the accommodation which is included in the tour then by 7:00 we will have dinner at the  restaurant, this is cover by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Overnight: at the hotel which included in the package.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,900mts (9,500ft)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,600mts (5,250ft)
  • Hiking distance: 15km approx.

 Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

Today early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel you will be able to choose between. Walk up  or take bus up from Aguas Calientes about 2,000mts (6,500ft), to Machupicchu ica citadel about 2,400mts (7,800ft), any way we will be the first ones into Machupicchu to enjoy the sunrise, then   you will have two a half hours guided tour. Then you will have the free time to explore Machupicchu by yourselves or if you decide ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain 2,700 mts (8,856ft), or climb to Machupicchu mountain 3,100mts (10,168ft). Just if you had the chance to book those mountains, After Machupicchu you are going back to Aguas Calientes town to take the train to Ollantaytambo town, and from there by bus back to Cusco. The bus drops you off at regocijo plaza closet o the main square.

  • Meals: Breakfast.

INCLUDES

What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefin in your hotel.
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Mollepata and then to Challacancha (starting point for the trek)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • One sleeping pad per person.
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 10 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu town basic hostal
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes town day 3 at night
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3
  • 1 Bag or daffol bag where you can out maximum of 6kg per person  you can place your sleeping bag and sleeping pad– days 1 to 4 (we are going to carry in our horses)
  • Meals (03B, 03L, 03D). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Machupicchu entrance fee
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo town to Cusco.

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Drinks through the route
  • Tips for the crew (muleteers, chef and guide)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Comfortable daypack.
  • Sleeping bag (Minus 8ºC)
  • Sturdy Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and trekking pants. not jeans
  • Layers for variable temperatures specially at night
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Camera, extra film & batteries
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun hat : sunglasses
  • Thermals : wool socks : Gloves / scarf and woolen hat for cold nights
  • Insect repellent, Rain poncho : a good rain jacket
  • Extra plastic bags especially in wet season and plastic garbage bags to line your back pack
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs
  • Water bottle : water purifying tablets optional
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle
  • Original passport and  student card if you booked your trip
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks,Trekking poles.

Aditional information:

  • Single tent supplement US$ 50
  • Single room in Aguas Calientes $ 50
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8º Celcius $ 25
  • 45 Lts Backpack $ 20
  • A pair of trekking poles $ 20
  • you have 5 kilos of personal items included in the tour price carried by a mule/porter …If you would like to request more porterage for personal items each extra 3 kilos requested is $20 additional charge but you can just request this in the office at your checkin.
  • HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN WALK.- This walk to the mountain Huaynapicchu after your guided tour in Machupicchu, it takes 2 hours Ticket is included for people who book in advance and permits are available.
  • BOOK EARLY ...to avoid disappointments.
  • Note: there are a limited number of spaces available for Huaynapicchu mountain for each day so call us now with your questions or book online to reserve your spot !
  • To guarantee Huayna Picchu permits you need to pay for your booking at least 1 month in advance.

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PRICE

GROUP SERVICE:

from:

$ 400.00


PRIVATE SERVICE:

  • 2 – 3 : $ 800.00 pp.
  • 4 – 5 : $ 700.00 pp.
  • More than 6 : $ 600.00 pp.

Discounts:

  • Student Discount (with valid Student  card) – $20

Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag (4 season) – $25 (Maximum size 1.95m / 6´4″)
  • Pair of Walking poles – $20
  • Single Tent Supplement US$50
  • Personal Mule (half) to carry 7kg of personal items US$90
  • Full Mule to carry 14kg of personal items US$180

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Address: Av. Velazco Astete APV. Los Tulipanes A-2-22 Distrito de San Sebastian Cusco - Perú

 Phone: (+51) 984813399

 Email: info@salkantaycuscotrek.com