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Introduction

The Salkantay trek is an incredible 5-day alternative tour where you can appreciate the Humantay lagoon, Salkantay snow-capped mountains, unique landscapes on the route, Machu Picchu town or Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu archeological center.


ITINERARY


Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa

The group will be picked up at the hotels to travel by bus for 4hrs. 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 4hrs. ascending the mountain Saillapata, at this point we will have our lunch. After lunch we will walk until reaching our next campsite Soraypampa, around 5:00pm.

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Salkantay group

Day 2: Soraymapa - Chaullay

Early in the morning we’ll have our breakfast and then will begin a 3hrs. trek until reaching the highest point of our expedition, The Salkantay Pass (4.600 mt.). From there, we walk down towards Wayracpunku, to have our next meal. 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 bromelias and orchids. This trek will last around 5hrs. to reach our campsite in Chaullay.

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Humantay

Day 3: Chaullay – Santa Teresa

After having the breakfast, our trek will start descending through several ecological zones of nature, made up of a variety of wild trees, orchids, bromelias, etc. This part of the trek is one of the most beautiful parts. After 5hrs. of trekking, we will reach a zone called La Playa, where we will have lunch. Later our bus will take us for 45min. to the town Santa Teresa to camp. Along the way we will have the opportunity to visit the hot water spring of Cocalmayo or just to explore the surroundings of town. At night we will set a bonfire with all the members of the expedition. Important:You can spend the night in llaqtapata, it is an amazing location with a breathtaking view of Machu picchu and Huayna Picchu (+80 USD per person).More info Llaqtapata Click Here

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Cocalmayo

Day 4: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

Early in the morning the group will have breakfast, after which we will walk for 3hrs. The path is surrounded by abundant vegetation and impressive mountains, our next goal will be the Hydroelectric, where we will have lunch, and after a short break we will continue trekking for aprox. 3hrs. until arriving at the town Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel and at night we will all get together for dinner. Obs. On this day there’s an alternative path to visit the archaeological complex called Llantapata for an extra charge.

santa teresa hot springs

Machu Picchu pueblo

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

This time we will get up around 4:00am and leave at 4:30am, heading toward the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, walking approximately 1 hour and a half. The goal is to see the sunrise from the Inca site and be the first to arrive. Then we will take in the beautiful Machu Picchu with our professional guide, finishing the tour with some free time for you to explore. After visiting Machu Picchu, we walk towards Hydroelectric where our bus waits (3pm) to return to the city of Cusco, arriving around 9:30/10:00pm.

Note: There is possibility to spend one more night in Machupicchu town paying $30 extra, and return next day.

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Machu Picchu

  Included / Not included

The Salkantay trek includes:

  • Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Roomy dining tent and kitchen.
  • Chairs and dining tables.
  • First aid kit.
  • Transportation from Hydro-electric 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.
  • the horsemen.
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Train Tickets Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.

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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.

  Map: Route Salkantay trek


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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.

Request our seasonal offers and promotions for reservations 3 months in advance. If you have doubts about the prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you can also contact us at the following phone numbers: Cellular - WhatsApp: +51 984 603305. Cellular - WhatsApp: +51 984 603305.
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Group tour

Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

275.00 USD


Tour in private

Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

420.00 USD

  Optional activities: 

This tour does not have optional activities

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