Every traveler asks by themselves a lot of questions before booking, paying and starting their trip, for this reason Salkantay Cusco Trek company has elaborated a series of questions and answers about the doubts that our clients may have, specially before starting the Salkantay trek, questions that maybe could be useful for you to organize much better your trip to Peru and obviously organize tours in cusco city and Machu Picchu, tours which our company Salkantay Cusco Trek offers our customers.
Here are the following frequently asked questions.
The hike salkantay to machu picchu is a moderate type of challenge, the path is a not very demanding climb, the altitude is 4630 masl, so you do not need a strict training to be part of this adventure.
You as a tourist need to stay in Cusco for at least 2 days before starting the trek, walking around the city such as doing the city tour or the sacred valley of the Incas tour, obviously a good secret to avoid altitude sickness is constantly drink coca tea, which is a good remedy to withstand altitude sickness.
The equipment you will require will be the following:
Hiking shoes, backpack, Rainwear, Hiking pants, Cold weather jacket, towels, Toiletries, Camera, Extra batteries, Hiking poles.
The salkantay trek with Machu Picchu is 60 km (38 mi) here we detail hours and kilometers per day.
Day 1: challacancha, soraypampa, humantay lake, soraypampa camp.
Day 2: soraypampa, suyrococha, paso, huayracmachay, colpapampa camp.
Day 3: colpapampa, playa, camp.
Day 4: playa, lucmabamba, llaqtapata, hydroelectric, Aguas Calientes town.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes town, machu picchu, cusco
The type of food is very good quality our chefs are trained to prepare all kinds of food specially strict diets like, gluten free, dairy products, and many surprises along the way.
We offer two types of service
Group Service: from 5 to 16 people, more than 9 people we send 2 tour guides
Private service: you as a customer decide the number of people in your group, you will have a team of workers only for you, guide, cook, horsemen, porters, etc.
Once you have chosen the type of tour, you have to make a reservation with all your personal information sending us your scanned passport, your required diet, health conditions.
Once you make the reservation you have to send your deposit via Paypal or wester union, the type of cancellation is below ..
$ 150.00 dollars per person plus 10% paypal paycharge to Peru in total would be $ 162.00 dollars, the rest will be paid in cash before starting the tour.
Salkantay cusco trek company recommends our clients to carry soles for additional expenses during the course of the tour.