Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

    There are three main routes to Machu Picchu. There's the popular Inca Trail, the lesser traveled Lares Trek, and the one we chose, The Salkantay Trek. Each of these has a variation of days and you basically just start further up in the trail, or make a shortcut to trim off one day.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

    Stop At: Mollepata, Mollepata, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    For Salkantay Trek we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco from 5: 00 am to 5:30 am to go by bus to Mollepata. Begin a spectacular scenic drive through the Anta plains with beautiful and panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay and other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. After two and a half hours drive we stop in Mollepata to have breakfast for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the bathrooms, before continuing to Marcocasa. There we will meet with our support staff. They will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:30 a.m. we will star our trek toward Soraypampa (3900 meters above sea level) if we keep a regular pace we will take 4 hours approximately to reach to Soraypampa the first camp site where will have lunch after lunch in the afternoon we have an option to go up to Umantay lake (4200masl) which takes 3 hours hike back and forth from the camp to see the glacier lake of Umantay. But if we keep slow pace; we will have lunch at halfway between Soraypampa and Marco Casa maybe after 3 hours of hiking. And after that we hike two a half hours more to Soraypampa. Anyway our camp is going be at Soraypampa. Sleeping tents will be ready and we will have a warm delicious dinner in the evening.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – HUAYRAMACHAY – CHAULLAY

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Today early in the morning we will wake you up with the coca tea. Around 6:00 we will have a nutritious breakfast around 7:00 am we will start the hardest day of the whole Salkantay trek; we will be walking up to the highest point of the trek. After 6 kilometers uphill through the magnificent scenery of Rocky Mountains and enjoying the view of Salkantay mount. We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest mountain of the Cusco region. After 2 hours downhill around 1:00 p.m. we will have our delicious Peruvian lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. Then we continue our hike to Chaullay approximately 3 hours of downhill we will get to our camp in Chaullay = 2900 masl Where we will have the sleeping tents ready. Around 7: 00 pm we will have dinner to recover energy from the trek.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: CHAULLAY – COLLPAPAMPA – LA PLAYA – SANTA TERESA

    Pass By: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Around 7:30 am; we will start our trek to La Playa through the Santa Teresa valley. We will hike 6 hours approximately during the hike will see: water fall, orchids, coffee, banana, avocado plantations and we will taste the famous passion fruit or granadilla and also we will see a village call Colpapampa also call the “forest cloudy brow” where waterfalls, thermal hot springs, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “the Cock of the Rocks”. After lunch at La playa, we will catch a local transportation to Santa Teresa. Where will have aur overnight ,In the afternoon we may go to Santa Teresa´s hot spring to enjoy it. Then back at the campsite for happy hours and dinner.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 4: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRYC – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Pass By: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    After of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk approximately 7 hours. Around 8:30 a.m. we start our trek to Colpani village we will have the opportunity to see coca farms, mandarin, orange and yucca. And a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River until arrive to the Oroya (cable bridge) then we keep going to Hidroelectrica where will have our lunch. After lunch we going to walk along the train track but on the base of Machupicchu and Waynapicchu Mountain from the way we will see Machupicchu. After two a half hours hike we will be at Aguas Calientes town: base town of Machupicchu for overnight in the hotel and dinner at the local restaurant.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

    Stop At: Machupicchu District, Peru
    Today early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel you will be able to choose between. Walk up to Machupicchu. Or take bus up to Machupicchu. Any way we will be the first ones into Machupicchu to enjoy the sunrise and you will have two a half hours guided tour. Then you will have the free time to explore Machupicchu by yourselves or if you desire, ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. Or climb to Machupicchu montaña. After Machupicchu you are going back to Aguas Calientes to take a train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus back to Cusco.
    The bus drops you off at your hotel in Cusco.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Start location: Marvelous Peru, Av. Arcopata 330, Cusco 08002, Peru

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Any Hotel around main Square of Cusco

      Airports

      • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru



    • Duration: 5 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Pre-departure briefing
    • One sleeping pad per person
    • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 5kg per person days 1 to 4
    • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
    • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
    • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • Machupicchu entrance fee

    Not Included

    • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
    • Walking Sticks $15 usd one pair the all trip.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo Then bus to cusco.
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
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