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Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days

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Salkantay Trek
Salkantay Trek
Salkantay Trek
Salkantay Trek

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Our Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu is one of the famous treks in Cusco and the best alternative route to one of the Wonders of the Modern World. It is takes you through different types of climates from the typical Andean landscape up to the snowcapped mountains and down to the tropical forests and finally gets you into the jungle, until you reach the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata – Challacancha - Soraypampa


We start to pick up you on the hotel around 05:00 am, the bus driving taking 4 hours to Anta – Mollepata through the bus is clearly to see the white snowcapped mountain like Salkantay and Huamantay the holy Gods of the Incas, the spectacular scenic on the upper part and lower valleys with colorful landscape. Two hours driving at head the first stop in Mollepata town there are toilet facilities, souvenirs and optional short breakfast, to soon continue at Challacancha the trail head. There we will meet with our support staff. There we will organize all the equipment, horses and mules. Around 9:30 a.m. we will star our trek to Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l) the first section of the path are paved rock trail there are the old water channel still supply to new habitants, the begin is 9 km in 3 hours to Soraypampa the lunch place as well base camp, after lunch and nap to continued hiking up to the Humantay lake (4200masl) 5 km in 3 hours round trip, bottom the glacier the most spectacular views to the back ground valley and sunset, Soraypampa is located on the middle of the glaciers valleys at night clear appreciate the constellation on the sky.


Day 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayramachay - Chaullay


Early wake up with the first daylight at 05:30 am to packing the staff, breakfast and soon to start hiking up to the highest point of the trail Salkantay Pass (4650 masl – 15,255 ft) the distance is 7 km in 3 hours, on the ascent through the between the rocky valley bottom the magnificent Salkantay Mountay (6200 masl – 20,341 ft). We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay, humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo, Salkantay is considerate the second highest mountain of the Cusco region and one of the Incas God called “Apu”. Get the top is the most ancient time on the trek, 2 hours downhill on the serpent trail and gravel rocky path to get Huayracmachay lunch spot, on the afternoon entrance to the upper part of the amazone jungle as well called “cloud forest” 9 km in 3 hours on the wide trail in the thick forest are decorate the hills with colorful sceneries and the wild life and native plant, mostly of the year weather is warmed and temperate to finally arrived to Chaullay Village (2900 masl – 9,514 ft) the base camp into the jungle.


Day 3: Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa


Around 6:00 am the wake up with coca tea; breakfast and hiking straight to la Playa crossing on the thick jungle and following on the bank of the Santa Teresa river on the gradual trail there are stopping in several family hamlet to enjoy the local fruit and vegetables (passion fruit, banana, coffee, avocado, mango, orange and papaya) If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “the Cock of the Rocks”, the trail distance is 16 km the hiking time is 5 hours on the down valleys is clearly to see the cedar tree very useful for the local people on the economic, La playa is small Town with the basic facilities (toilet, electricity, shopping and souvenir) as well the lunch point, following the plan We will driving the collective bus to Santa Teresa Town around 1 hour camp site, to get early at this base camp on the afternoon optional driving 15 minutes to the hot spring highly recommended after the hard journey on the mountain, Then back at the campsite for happy hours and dinner.


Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectryc - Aguas Calientes


At 7:00 am time to stand up to start a new day, in over all the distance hiking is 18 km, in 6 hours straight to Aguas calientes crossing by Hydroelectric station. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River, there are the second plant of hydroelectric underground witch are supply to coast cities in Peru and mines companies, the weather day is warm and temperate on the begin, the last 10 km is more dense vegetation bottom Machupicchu city, we going to walk along the train track close to the bank of Urubamba river from there is appreciate the holy mountains as Waynapicchu and Machupicchu Mountains, to finally arrived to Aguas calientes town of Machupicchu for overnight in the hotel and dinner at the tourist restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: in Aguas Calientes at the hotel which included in the package.


Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco


The ancient day on the Trek, early wake up on the hotel is better for visit Machupicchu, We suggestion start early visit Machupicchu the check point is open from (6:00 am until 17:00 pm) optional going up by bus or foot, on the morning look empty the city with less tourist the first 2 hours guiding tour in the City, (temples, palaces, priest house, sundial, industrial sector and farming fields) after that is start your free time to climbing up to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (book in advance to get your ticket) both mountains hiking time taking 3 hours approx. or trekking to the sun gate the main entrance of the Inka Trail, therefore you’ll stay and enjoy the city for more than 7 hours on the afternoon We organized the train (18:30 pm) back form Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus driving to Cusco to arrive at 20:00 pm approx. the bus drops you off at your hotel in Cusco.
Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary park restrictions, campsite availability, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.

INCLUDED:

Profesional bilingual tour guide
First day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
Maximum number of paxs 10 paxs
Colection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
Private transport to Mollepata Markocasa ( trailhead)
Tourist train back to ollantaytambo ( expedition service can be at ,18:35pm or 21:30 pm leaving from Aguas calientes).
Private transport back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco
Entrance fee Machu Picchu
Food: *4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners
Cook service (vegetarian food on request
3-people tents capacity jus for two paxs only to have more space to store your luggage ( 4season tent)
Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. Chairs and tables)
Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat
  • Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment)
    7 kilos of your personal belongins to be carry by the horses
    1 night accommodation in a hostal Aguas Calientes(private room,cable tv, wi fi)
    First Aid kit

    NOT INCLUDED:

    Entrance fees to Waynapicchu.( $10 usd extra)
    Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in agues calientes
    Entrances to the hot spring waters or transportation to get there (15 soles round trip ) Aguas calientes(10 soles)
    Bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu (optional) $ 20 usd round trip ( one way $10 usd and you can buy it at the Aguas Calientes bus station).
    Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.$ 120 usd 3 days.(you can share with other person.
    Note: if you need something to hire from us, we will for you, without any deposit (because most of the rent camping shops use to ask like 50 or 60 dollars for anything you want to take.
  • What to bring for this tour

    Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
    Insurance card is essential
    Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
    Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
    Sleeping bag
    Warm jack
    Hat and gloves
    T-shirts
    Comfortable trousers
    Rain pants
    Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
    Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
    Insect Repellent 40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
    Water bottle
    Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
    Toilet paper
    Personal medication
    Camera and films
    Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
    Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
    Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand)
    Optional items to take
    Short pants
    Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.$15 usd the all trip.
    Sleeping bags $20 usd the all trip.
    Plaster and bandage.

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    - DETAILS -

    DURATION: 5 Days / 4 Nights
    DESTINATION: Machu Picchu
    DEPARTURE: Daily Departures
    LEVEL: Moderate to Difficult
    CATEGORY: Trek and Cultural
    GROUP SIZE: "2 - 12"

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