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Introduction

This tour and hike is full of beautiful landscapes and visits to the Humantay lagoon, Salkantay, Santa Teresa, Colcalmayo (thermal baths), Machu Picchu town or also Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu archeological site (wonder of the modern world)


ITINERARY


Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa

The group will be picked up at the hotels to travel by bus for 4hours. Later we will reach Mollepata, where we will get together with our horsemen and horses that carry the camping equipment. In this area it is possible to see the beautiful snow-capped peak of Salkantay. Afterwards we will hike for 4 hours ascending the mountain Saillapata, where it’s time to have our lunch. After lunch we will walk until reaching our campsite Soraypampa, around 5:00pm where dinner will be set up.

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Group in the Salkantay ridge

Day 2: Soraypampa - Chaullay

Early in the morning we’ll have our breakfast and then will begin a 3 hour trek until reaching the highest point of our expedition, The Salkantay Pass (4.600 m.a.s.l.). From there, we walk down towards Wayracpunku, to have our next meal. Afterwards, the journey will continue going into the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms stretching out over the streams, all filled with bromeliads and orchids. This trek will last around 5 hours to reach our campsite in Chaullay where we’ll have dinner and rest.

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Day 3: Chaullay – Lumacbamba - Llaqtapata

After having breakfast around 8:00 a.m., we will go by bus to Lucmabamba. From there we will walk up to the Llaqtapata ruins in about 2 hours and after a short break we descend for another half hour to the Llaqtapata lodge. We will have lunch at this amazing location with a breath taking view of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu and free time for the rest of the afternoon to relax, explore the area or go horse riding. Then we will have a traditional Peruvian dinner and have a good night’s rest to prepare for the following day.More info Llaqtapata click here

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Day 4: Lumacbamba - Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes

The next morning, after a good breakfast we start the descent for about 1.5 hours to the river Ahobamba where the bus awaits us. Those who reserved in advance will do zip lining or go to the hot springs near Santa Teresa. The rest of the group will go to meeting point of Hidroelectrica where the entire group joins for the lunch after the activities. After some relaxing at this spot, we will continue walking along the train track that is leading through this great jungle that the Inca knew by heart to our final destination: Aguas Calientes. We walk for about 3 hours and you will encounter beautiful waterfalls, different Eco farms and possibly wildlife curious of your arrival in the region (arrival set for around 4:00pm). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night we all will get together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu. Then you are free to visit the city, which is wonderful after sunset.

salkantay trek - welcome to machu picchu

Machu Picchu pueblo - Aguas Calientes

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

We get ready around 4:00am to climb 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 6:00am our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, later passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu on their own. Late in the afternoon, according to the departure time of the train, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo where everybody will be picked up and transferred to Cusco. The group has to be at the train station at least 30min before departure. The Salkantay Trek finishes on the main square of Cusco.

salkantay trek view machu picchu

Machu Picchu

  Included / Not included

The Salkantay Trek includes:

  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Roomy dining tent and kitchen.
  • Chairs and dining tables.
  • First aid kit.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Professional bilingual guide, cook and assistants.
  • The following meals: 4 x lunch, 4 x dinner, 4 x breakfast (optional vegeterian).
  • 1 night of lodging in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.

   The Salkantay Trek not includes:

  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal care items.
  • Additional horse.
  • Tips for the guide and the horsemen.
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.

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Recommendations

Bring your passport or a copy.
Your full name, passport number, country and expiration date of your passport will be required upon booking.

We suggest bringing:

  • Strong Walking Shoes or Tennis Shoes.
  • Sweater and Thick Jacket.
  • One Bottle of Water.
  • Hat or Cap.
  • Rain Coat/Pancho.
  • Long Sleeve Shirt.
  • Long and Short Pants.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Sunblock with a UV Factor of at Least 40.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • Lantern.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plastic Bags.
  • Camera with Extra Batteries and Film.
  • Medical or Personal Items.
  • Lightweight Backpack.
  • Some Cash in Small Bills.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We have several options based on the type of train and the guided, the options are suitable for all budgets and the price is per person.

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Group tour

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

440.00 USD


Tour in private

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

560.00 USD

  Optional activities: 

This tour does not have optional activities

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