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Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu – 4D/3N

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Cusco, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
Salkantay,Machu Picchu,
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Overview

This trekking is a shorter version, only 4 days to visit various destinations such us Humantay lake, Salkantay snowy and Machu Picchu.

    Attractions You’ll See

    Salkantay
    Machu Picchu

    Whats Included

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    • Transportation
      • All Transfer services
      • Train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
      • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
    • Meels
      • Food as mentioned in the itinerary
      • Vegetarian options available.
    • Entrance Fees
      • Entrance ticket to Mollepata- Salkantay route
      • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
    • Accomodation
      • 2 nights campsite
      • 1 night accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
    • Services
      • Professional bilingual guide
      • chef and assistants.
      • Spacious dining tent and kitchen

    Does not include

    • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ($24 USD)
    • Personal care items.
    • Tips for the guide and the horsemen.
    • Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.
    • Sleeping Bag

    Packing List

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    • Trekking Accesories
      • Strong walking shoes for trekking.
      • Lightweight backpack of 20 liters
      • Some cash in small bills.
    • Clothing
      • Hat or cap.
      • Long sleeve shirt.
      • Long and short pants.
      • Rain coat.
      • Sweater and thick jacket.
    • Biodegradable Plastic
      • Plastic bags.
      • Optional plastic raincoat (poncho)
    • Personal Care
      • Eco-friendly Tomatodo (canteen).
      • Lantern
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera with extra batteries and memory.
      • Toilet paper.
    • First Aid Kit
      • Insect repellent
      • Sunblock with a 40 UV factor of at least
      • Medical or personal items.

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Cusco - Soraypampa

    Soraypampa
    humantay Lake

    We will begin our adventure picking up each passenger from their respective hotels before embarking on a 3:30 hours by bus. Halfway through the tour, we will stop in Mollepata at an altitude of 2900 m.a.s.l. for a 30 minute break, then we continue with our trip directly to the last bus stop in Challacancha, where we will meet our horsemen and horses, who will carry the all camping equipment and we begin our trek to Soraypampa at (3900 m.a.s.l.).

    Arriving we will establish a camping area from where we will enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy peak of Salkantay and we will have a break for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Humantay Lake at (4200 m.a.s.l.) before starting our return to the camping area in Soraypampa, around 5:00 pm. Where our camping team will be waiting for you with an afternoon tea and our delicious dinner. </>

    Day 2

    Soraypampa - Chaullay

    Soraypampa
    Salkantay Trek

    Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and then we will start a 3-hours trek until we will reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay Pass (4600 m.a.s.l.).

    From there, we’ll walk towards Wayrac Machaq, to have our lunch. Then, trekking will continue into the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms extended over the streams, all full of bromeliads and orchids. This walk will take about 5 hours to reach our camp in Chaullay for dinner and rest.

    Day 3

    Chaullay - La Playa - Hidroeléctric - Aguas Calientes

    Salkantay Trek
    Machu Picchu

    After having breakfast around 6:30 am, we will go to Sahuyaco – La Playa (2080 m.a.s.l.). We will have lunch at this place. Then we’ll continue our trip in a transport to Hidroeléctric

    After some relaxation in this place, we’ll continue walking down the railroad that leads through this great Inca jungle to our final destination: Aguas Calientes.

    We’ll walk around 3 hours and you will find different ecological farms and possibly the curious wildlife upon your arrival. Where you will spend the night in your accommodation to meet at night, in a restaurant and enjoy a great dinner. Then we will have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu.

    We suggest visiting the city, which is wonderful after sunset.</>

    Day 4

    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu

    We are ready around 4:00 am to go up to Machu Picchu, the trek will follow an ascending path crossing the high jungle, just in time to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00 am our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, later the passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by themselves. In the afternoon, according to the train’s departure time, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where everyone will be picked up and transferred to Cusco.

    The group must be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure. The Salkantay trekking ends in San Francisco square, Cusco.

    Restriccions

    • Not suitable for pregnant women
    • Not suitable for children under 10 years old
    • Not suitable for people with physical disabilities

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