Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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USD $887

Highlights of Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu


The Salkantay Trek is a really good option to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You can’t miss these unique Andean landscapes, and enjoy wonderful views.

 

Hiking around amazing lagoons with breathtaking views to the Andean Mountain Range, extraordinary glaciers and mountains, you’ll finally reach the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

According the National Geographic, the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is among the best 25 treks in the world.

 

This trekking is certainly worth it!


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STARTS
CUSCO (PE)
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco at 4:30 a.m.
ENDS
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco at 8:30 p.m.
DURATION
4 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
All year round
INCLUDED

* A short briefing one day before the trek starts

* Bus from Cusco to Challacancha

* Professional Bilingual Guide

* Horses and cowboys (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment and your personal staff max. 6 kls per person)

* Cook professional

* Camping with crystal ceilings on day 1 and 2

* 01 night of standard hotel at Aguas Calientes

* Excellent meals (03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners)

* First aid kit and Oxygen balloon

* Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

* Entrance fees to Machu Picchu

* Entrance fees to Lake Humantay

* Train Expedition (classic service) or One way train Vistadome (confort service) from Aguas Calientes

* Train Hydroelectric to Machu Picchu (confort service)

* Touristic bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
NOT INCLUDED

* Sleeping bag
* Extra horses to carry extra luggage
* Ticket entrance to Huayna Picchu
* Meals and beverage the last day
* Travel insurance
* Gratuities
PHYSICAL REQS.

* Good physical condition is required
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
WHAT TO BRING?

* Backpack day
* -5ºC sleeping bag
* Hiking boots (runners shoes are not recommended)
* Walking poles
* Warm clothes; layers for variable temperatures specially al night
* Flash light
* Camera and extra film & batteries
* Sun protection; sun cream, sun hat, sunglasses
* Thermals, wools socks and woolen hat for cold nights
* Insect repellent
* Rain poncho, good rain jacket
* Toiletries; toilet paper, small towel
* Bathing clothes for the hot springs
* Gloves, scarf, trekking pants or similar
* Water bottle; water purifying tablets
* Personal medical kit
* Original passport and original isic student card if applicable
* Extra money for souvenirs, drink, etc.
DESTINATIONS
Cusco (PE) - Machu Picchu (PE)
OTHER

* ALL traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Tour (Full Name, Number, Citizenship and Birthdate). Please provide all traveler passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed
* Trains schedule could vary because of the season and availability
* Trains allow one small bag no more than 5 kilos on board
* There are food options for vegetarians, with prior coordination
* This activity is not recommended for children 12 and younger

Details of Day Tours


Day 1 CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – CAMPSITE

 

Departing very early in the morning from the hotel located in the city of Cusc, we will take a transport for a 2-hour journey until reach the town of Mollepata, a place to enjoy a short rest and buy what you need.

 

The Salkantay trekking continues until reach Challacancha, starting point of a hike of two hours and a half until reach Soraypampa at 3,800 meters above sea level. Here, the campsite is made up of igloos with transparent roofs so you can admire the starry sky during the night.

 

After enjoying a lovely picnic, we are going to visit the Humantay Lagoon, starting a trek of one hour and a half one way, and the same time to come back. You can make a mystical offer to the mountains with coca leaves to ask protection during the trip.

 

The Lake Humantay is located at 4,200 meters above sea level, and it has amazing views to the Salkantay peaks. Its clear waters create a unique landscape, and if you are brave you can take a bath here.

 

We will back to the campsite at Soraypampa to rest and enjoy the first dinner together, and spend the night. Walking distance: 8.08 miles.

 

 

Day 2 SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLLPAPAMPA

This day you will wake up very early to have breakfast and drink a hot tea, to then start the most challenging day of the entire tour. The hike starts going uphill for 4 hours until reach the highest point known as Salkantay Pass located at 4,650 meters above sea level.

 

Be amazed with amazing landscapes and mountain views surrounded you, and admiring the Vilcanota Mountain Range. Later, we are going downhill for 3 hours and a half until reach Wayracmachay to enjoy lunch and have a short rest.

 

The Salkantay trail continues going downhill for about 3 hours until reach Collpapampa. From this point, the Salkantay River becomes Santa Teresa River. Here we are going to spend the night in igloos with transparent roofs to enjoy the starry night again. Walking distance: 16.16 miles.

 

 

Day 3 COLLPAPAMPA - AGUAS CALIENTES

 

After breakfast, you will start a hike going downhill for 5 hours to the beautiful valley of Santa Teresa along a path full of vegetation. You will pass through fields of banana crops, passion fruit, coffee plantations and avocado orchards. During the trail to Machu Picchu, you will admire local flora and fauna such as condors and different kind of flowers and plants.

 

Arriving to “La Playa Village”, you will take a transport that will take you to the train station of hydroelectric plant. From this point, you can take the train ride to Aguas Calientes for 40 minutes (optional) or you can still be hiking along the Urubamba River for 3 more hours.

 

After the check in at the hotel, we are going to have the last group dinner with the tour guide. Walking distance: 9.94 miles.

 

 

Day 4 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

 

This is a special day because you are going to visit Machu Picchu finally. We will wake up very early in the morning to take the bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu, and from the best point known as Guardian’s House you will get the most amazing views of this Inca site. Here, we will have guided tour of 1 hour.

 

Machu Picchu means Old Mountain and is a jewel of Inca architecture which was built in the 15th century, and was discovered by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Be amazed with the history of this wonder of the world and World Heritage.

 

After the tour guide at Guardian’s House, you can visit Machu Picchu on your own or continue exploring the rest of this place with the tour guide for more 1 hour. We are going to walk through this mysterious Lost City of the Incas until being near the entrance of Huayna Picchu mountain (optional). You will have plenty time to walk around this place.

 

Later in the afternoon, the train will depart the train station of Aguas Calientes to go towards Ollantaytambo. Our transport will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Cusco, and drop you off at your hotel.


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12/07/2019
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If you are visiting Cusco, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

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Rates of Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu in Cusco

Valid rates for 2024 per person

Classic Group Service: 4-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

Includes short explanation of the tour one day before departure, bus from Cusco to Challacancha, professional guide in Spanish and English, horses and horsemen to load the tents, food, equipment for the entire camp, professional cooks, camp with glass roofs on days 1 and 2, delicious meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners), first aid kit and oxygen balloon, entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, entrance ticket to Laguna Humantay, Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco , tourist bus from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco

Starts: 04:30 Hs
Duration: 4 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $887

Comfort Group Service: Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - 4 Days

Includes short explanation of the tour one day before departure, bus from Cusco to Challacancha, professional guide in Spanish and English, horses and horsemen to load the tents, food, equipment for the entire camp, professional cooks, camp with glass roofs on days 1 and 2, delicious meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners), first aid kit and oxygen balloon, entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, entrance ticket to Laguna Humantay, Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco , tourist bus from the Ollantaytambo station to Cusco, 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Hydroelectric train to Aguas Calientes, round trip bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu

Starts: 04:30 Hs
Duration: 4 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $1,129

Rate List of Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu for 2024 per person

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