Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days (Return by Car)

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The Salkantay Trek is a famous trekking in Cusco and is a great alternative to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Going this hike, you’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful places in Cusco - Peru and see the snow covered Mountain, and also pass through Salkantay Pass, Salkantay altitude is 20,574 ft (6,271 m). You will have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna...
The Salkantay Trek is a famous trekking in Cusco and is a great alternative to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Going this hike, you’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful places in Cusco - Peru and see the snow covered Mountain, and also pass through Salkantay Pass, Salkantay altitude is 20,574 ft (6,271 m). You will have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna, and camping at night in the middle of the sacred mountain.
The Salkantay Trek is a hiking in south America and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. It presents a unique combination of culture and mystic, with preserved proudly by the Peruvian people, and is an amazing adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. Salkantay trekking is set at the highest peaks of Humantay Mountain, where the cold ice of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Andes.
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Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa – Lake Humantay (Distance 12 kms in 5 hours)

Stop At: Mollepata, Mollepata, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:20 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. then we will drive to the town of Mollepata which is located at a height of 2900mt-9514 ft which is at a distance of 2.horas approximately from Cusco where We will take a rest for about 20 minutes. Then we will continue our journey towards the place of challacancha which is the beginning of the walk that has as a height 3600 mt-11500 ft. Then we will have approximately 5 hours of travel until arriving at the base of the camp called soraypampa that has as height 3912 mt -12834 ft, where we will have a lunch enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains and its geography as -the...
Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa – Lake Humantay (Distance 12 kms in 5 hours)

Stop At: Mollepata, Mollepata, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:20 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. then we will drive to the town of Mollepata which is located at a height of 2900mt-9514 ft which is at a distance of 2.horas approximately from Cusco where We will take a rest for about 20 minutes. Then we will continue our journey towards the place of challacancha which is the beginning of the walk that has as a height 3600 mt-11500 ft. Then we will have approximately 5 hours of travel until arriving at the base of the camp called soraypampa that has as height 3912 mt -12834 ft, where we will have a lunch enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains and its geography as -the snowy of humantay 4200 mt-13779 Ft and also the snowfall of the salkantay 6271 mt-20575 ft after a rest we will make an acenso for 1 hour towards the lagoon of humantay and then we will return to the base of the camp where we will have the time of the tea and also the dinner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayrapunku - Chaullay (Distance 22 kms 9 hours)

Stop At: Salkantay, 08710, Peru
This is the most difficult day, for this reason we wake up at 5:00 am and breakfast will be 5:30 am our walk will start at 6:00 am, to make an acenso for about 3 hours to reach the passage of salkantay 4630 Mt-15190 ft, where we will have a traditional Andean ceremony with the whole group, then we will make a descent to the place of huayrapunku 3912 mt-12834 ft where we will have a lunch and then we will continue towards the second camp chaullay -2900 mt -9514 ft
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 3: Chaullay – Sahuayo beach – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes (Distance 15km – 8 hours)

Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will start the day at 6:00 am and breakfast at 6:30 am, then starting the trek in a high jungle with a very beautiful geography of rivers, waterfalls where we can appreciate flora and fauna of this place as orchids plantations Cocoa, coffee, coca fruit trees bananas papaya avocado granadilla and birds like r, hummingbird, parrots and cock of the rocks, etc. To reach Sahuayo beach 2064 mt – 6771 ft – where we will have a lunch and then we will have to take a taxi to get to hydroelectric (for this transportation the payment is US $ 10 extras not included) where we will meet the other Group that came out a day before us and we will join with this and then make a hike to aguas calientes to sleep in a private hostel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
This day we will start very early 4:00 am the first part of the trip is flat for ½ hour and for 1 hour is ascent toward the Machu Picchu where we will arrive at approximately 6 am to be able to see the sunrise and have the exploration of the Machu Picchu with Our guide for an average of 2 hours and then have free time to do your personal exploration.
Then from 11.00 am we have to leave machu picchu to start our trek for 3 more hours towards the hydroelectric where we will board our bus to return to Cusco.

The return is included by bus from the hydroelectric outlet at 2:45 pm and arriving in Cusco between 9 pm and 10 pm (approximately 6 hours).
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Camping Equipments
  • 3x Lunch
  • Professional guide English & Spanish x 4 days including Machu Picchu
  • Hot drinks at night and during each meal
  • Horses (mules) to carry 6 kilos per person
  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Inflatable mattresses (thermal rest)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • All Transportation
  • 3x Breakfast
Not Included
  • The entrance ticket to the community of Mollepata – Salkantay price 10 soles
  • Train from Hidro Eletrica to Aguas Calientes (Optional)
  • The first breakfast and the last lunch
  • Access to Machu Picchu Mountain or Huyana Picchu (Optional)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional)
  • Walking Sticks (Optional)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

6:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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