Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

5 day

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Thia classic Salkantay Trek is a customized alternate to the usual Inca Trail. You will trek for 5 days and reach Machu Picchu. The tour includes a professional guide and accommodation.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
We pick you up from your hotel at 04:30 am, then we will go on a tourist bus passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata (2,900 masl) where we will be at approximately 7:30 am, here we have our first breakfast and we can leave our 05 kilos of personal belonging to be carry by the muleteers, then we will take a transport that will take us to Challacancha for 1 hour (3,380msnm), from that point we will start our walk in approximately 3 hours arriving at Soraypampa (3,900 masl) where we will be arriving at 1:30 pm there we will have our first lunch and then we will visit the beautiful Humantay Lagoon. Finally we will return to the campsite to rest.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
We pick you up from your hotel at 04:30 am, then we will go on a tourist bus passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata (2,900 masl) where we will be at approximately 7:30 am, here we have our first breakfast and we can leave our 05 kilos of personal belonging to be carry by the muleteers, then we will take a transport that will take us to Challacancha for 1 hour (3,380msnm), from that point we will start our walk in approximately 3 hours arriving at Soraypampa (3,900 masl) where we will be arriving at 1:30 pm there we will have our first lunch and then we will visit the beautiful Humantay Lagoon. Finally we will return to the campsite to rest.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: SORAYMAPA –SALKANTAY- CHAULLAY

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
Being 5:00 am we will have a nutritious breakfast and then continue with our trek. We start from the Soraypamapa point to the highest point, the Abra Salkantay (3 hours) where we can appreciate the imposing snowfalls of the Salkantay mountains, Humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo (4,650 masl) passing through Salkantaypampa and Soyrococha, where we will appreciate a small lagoon. Then we will begin the descent to Huayracmachay (3 hours) (3,800 masl) where we will have lunch. Then we will continue the walk where you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape, this hike is really impressive after we continue down to Chaullay (3 hours) (2,900 masl) where is located the campsite.
Duration: 10 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: CHAULLAY - SAHUAYACO BEACH - SANTA TERESA

Stop At: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will have breakfast at 06:00 am, then we will walk for 05.30 hours all through our jungle eyebrow with level ascents and descents, in this way we will appreciate coffee plantations, orchids, bromeliads and many natural plants used for natural medicine. Arriving at Playa Sahuayaco, we will have lunch and board a transport, which is included from the lunch point to the campsite (Santa Teresa). Arriving at our camp we will have the option to visit the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo, the entrance ticket is not included in our package and we return to our campsite at 06:00 pm, for tea and dinner.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: SANTA TERESA - HYDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
The sunrise will be within a tropical area full of history and nature there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste and then we will continue our journey towards Hydroelectric. We will have lunch in a restaurant located in Hydroelectric, and then we will continue our walk through the tropical zone towards the town from Aguas Calientes and settle in the hostel. At 6:30 pm we will have dinner with the guide and prepare the itinerary for the last day.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will wake up very early in the morning to finally visit Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided tour on the citadel of Machu Picchu, visiting the temples, terraces, palaces and platforms, then you will have time to take pictures and explore on your own.
At the appropriate time we will descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our representative will be waiting for you to come back to Cusco, the transfer will take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings)
  • An emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and 4x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for no extra additional cost)
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • A T-shirt of the Salkantay Trek Map
  • Horseman
  • A blanket per person
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • Professional cook
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff
  • A pillow
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks)
  • Day Pack Rain Covers
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Challacancha
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night)
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress)
Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ( U$25)
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • International and domestic flights nor airport departure taxes
  • A shuttle bus between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes Town ($12 - one way, $24 - a round trip)
  • Other extras not mentioned
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 19 years
  • If you are a vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
  • Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness, please bring any necessary medicine and/or consult with your doctor before the day of your tour
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.