OverviewThe salkantay trek to machu picchu shows changing landscapes. it is under sunrise code decentralization of trekking tours, it is attractive hike for those who loves adventure. Since other tourist circuits have gotten famous in the last few years, by far, salkantay trek is considered the second best trail to reach machu picchiu, consequently the is becoming famous and its getting crowded; the salkantay hike is totally different than others, it’s not dirty, nor so popular. Therefore it’s not full of tourists going on this trek, you will see disferent ecosystems spreading across its different zones of altitude and climate. The salkantay trek to machu picchu, runs from high valley up to the mountains and descends into a lush high jungle. So we advise you to take part in it.
Trek Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Difficulty degree: Moderate
Accommodation: 3 nights in Tent 4 nights in Hotel
Start and Final Point : Cuzco
Trek Type: Hiking Camping Archaelogical and Cultural
Place to Visit: Soraypampa , Aguas Calientes , Machu Picchu
Group Size : Minimum 2 Persons
Note: This program We can combine with trek & climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash Cuzco, ( please let us know )
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ItineraryDay 01: Arrive – Cuzco – Transfer Hotel
Arrive in Cusco Peru (elev. 10,000’) transfer to the hotel. After you settle in, relax at the hotel or take a tour of the ruins around the city. Before dinner we will have a welcome briefing and gear check to make sure everyone is prepared for our adventure. That evening we will have a guided walk through Cusco on the way to dinner and enjoy the evening lights and energy of this amazing city.
Day 02: Tours to Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley Tour: Today we will load our tour bus and head out for the day. Our local tour guide will tell us about the sacred valley along the way. We will spend the day exploring the towns, markets and ruins scattered about the valley. This is a very colorful way to start to learn about the history and local culture of the Incas and Peruvian lifestyle.
Day 03: Cuzco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
The Salkantay trek, salkantay machu picchu trek program starts with the transfer from your hotel in cusco. It starts at 05:00 by bus, and drive to Mollepata (only town in salkantay hike) approximately 2 hours and a half drive, site where salkantay trek starts. After breakfast the trek starts by ascending walking towards Cruzpata (3200 masl) along a slight climb there is appreciated various plants, native birds, and a communitarian irrigation canal. Sayllapata is the place for lunch a nice look out im this salkantay trek, after lunch we depart around 2:00 p.m in the direction to Soraypampa by a climbing trail with many level variations the salkantay trek, shows little settlements, flora, small wild birds and spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5902 masl), the salkantay trek in this part takes about 4 hours where Salkantay mount is possible to see. Notice this is the only cold camp site of the salkantay trek, salkantay to machu picchu.
Day 04: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay 4,650m.- Andenes
Today we will trek over a 15,000’ mountain pass. This is the highest point of our journey. After an early start we hike up the Rio Blanco Valley. At the pass we stop to take in the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Valcabamba Range in every direction, the south face of the Salkantay towering above us. This day the views are stunning. We will work our way up and take a break on the pass. Afterwards we will enjoy a hot lunch the descend down to our camp at 12,600’ Hiking time 4 – 6 hours. Total excursion time 5 -7 hours. Hiking level moderate to challenging: 15,000’ mountain pass. Horseback support available for anyone who needs assistance.
Day 05: Andenes – Santa Teresa or Hot Spring
Following our long day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast. We then begin our hike downhill above the Salkantay River. * Hiking time 3-4 hours. Hiking level moderate
Day 06: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, we re-start our salkantay hike at early morning at around 06.00 hrs if we decide the panoramic walking option means we will have our salkantay hike hard section, about 3.5 hrs of extreme trek takes us to summit llactapata, an inca site, in this part the salkantay hike gives opportunity to see from a far way the view of machu picchu, then a large switch-back trail takes down to river bank, in about 7 hours total walking we get hydroelectric, place for lunch and take local trail to arrive in aguas calientes at around 8.00 pm, the other option of the salkantay hike in this day is to take a minivan and drive to hydro electric, place to start walking by a trail next to train tracks, it is an easy and nice walk for about 3 hours, still possibility to see machu picchu form the back site, early arrival to aguas calientes and take shower and relax for the last final day. It can be full day walk or half day walk of the salkantay
Day 07: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cuzco
Wake up at around 4.30 am and bus ride to machu picchu (no more salkantay hike). For a tranquil morning hours in machu pichu, where a complete guided tour is waiting for, the visit to the Inca citadel will take approximately 2 hours. Note that we are the only one of the few companies who uses the same tour guide for machu micchu, while other companies for the salkantay hike – salkantay machu picchu they contact different tour guide coz their hiking guides are not authorized professional salkantay hike guides. After guiding, if you got the ticket for huayna picchu Mountain you can climb up, to experience an spectacular view of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surrounds it, visit the temple of the moon, or the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes from where we take the train back to Cusco. Where finally our salkantay hike ends.
Day 08: Cuzco – Fly Lima – At Home
This morning we will enjoy a hot breakfast. Last minute gift shopping is available in Cusco, We will then prepare to catch there flight home in the morning or afternoon
InclusionsINCLUDE IN THE PRICE
• Transfer from hotel to bus stop, bus mollepata town, or (soraypampa in our standard and private groupds).
• 04 season tents in double occupancy (4-people-capacity tent), it allows higher comfort, 3-season tents, new, highly maintained for excellent performance in field. • Complete meals during salkantay trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Dining tent with tables and chairs, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent.
• Salkantay trek especialist english speaking guide professional tour guide.
• Cook and cooking equipment.
• Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) and muleteers to manage them.
• Emergency horse if someone needs during the 3 days of salkantay trek.
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle (safety in salkantay hike).
• Train ticket from Aguas Calientes ollanta and bus drive to Cusco (economic tourism clas).
• Acclimatization day ( sacred valley tour )
• Hotel in Cuzco 3 nights
• Hotel Aguas Calientes 1 night
• Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
• Sleeping bag (the trek has one cold camp site).
• Lunch on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu.
• Optional train, Hydroelectric to Machu Picchu town.
• Flight from Lima – Cuzco – Lima
• meals in town
Date & PriceTailor made trips This trip is available almost all year round, with reasonable prices. Prices may vary according to the season:
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Yerupaja , Siula Grande, the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash and Raura generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
PRICE: (Private Service)
» 2 Pax: USD $ 1,100 per person
» 3 Pax: USD $ 1050 per person
» 4 Pax: USD $ 980 per person
» 5 Pax: USD $ 951 per person
» >6 Pax: USD $ 920 per person