5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

The Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu is the number one alternative to the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The impressive Salkantay and Humantay Mountain, dominates your first two days, as you pass through the high puna landscape. On the third day, you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Machu Picchu town. The impressive magic citadel of Machu Picchu visited on the fifth day of the trek. The Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa Camp

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cuzco around 4:30 a.m. between 5:00 am. We proceed to drive nearly 3 hours to Mollepata town. During the bus ride, you will see the snowcapped mountains of Salkantay and Veronica: the Holy Gods of the Incas, as well as a spectacular view of the colorful valleys below. After two hours of driving, we will make the first stop in Mollepata, a small village where you can grab last minute snacks or breakfast (optional). The drive will then continue until “ChallaCancha” (the starting point of our hike).After about 3 hours of hiking (9 km), we reach our lunch location and the base camp for the evening. We will have a full lunch, and take a break before trekking up to the breathtaking Humantay Lake (4200m). This is an additional 5 km hike that will take 3 hours round trip- but trust us, it’s worth it! Perfect spot to appreciate the constellations and the Milky Way.
Duration: 11 hours

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
Humantay is an amazing lake near Salkantay mountain with an elevation 13000 feets, if you are planing to hike the 5 day trek you will have chance get there day first. Take your classic picture near Humantay lake, Do your memorable adventure!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay Camp

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx. 6:30 am we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow-capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. Then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camping site at Chaullay 2,920 m. 22 km. approx.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa Camp

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
Wake up to lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. We'll start at 7am for an easy 3 hours of trekking where we'll be introduced to the high Jungle called “Ceja de Selva”. We'll see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, birds and also banana trees, coffee and others can be observed and to take amazing pictures. From here take a small car for approximately 45-minute to Santa Teresa village where the hot springs are (optional hot spring bath). Also we will spend a night here. Walking distance approximately 15 Km. Overall the hike will last approximately 9-hour.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am. The trek begins to follow a rising trail where there can be seen plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. From here we'll continue walking to Aguas Calientes, arriving around 4:30 pm. Then we'll stay in a hostel for the last night. Walking distance approximately 10 km.

Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
Begin the travel up to the Archaeological site of Machu Picchu and we'll explore the city and enjoy the ancient ruins in the early morning hours. From here (Aguas Calientes) we take the train back to Ollantaytambo at 19:00 hrs. 20:32 hrs.) to connect with the transfer back to the city of Cuzco (from 19:00 hrs. to 22:45 hrs.).
Duration: 5 hours

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

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
"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 strong physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Our company is taking biosecurity protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Bring yourself!
- Take with you a quick test discard of covid19."



Start Time: 4:30 AM
Duration: 5 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your hotel in Cusco let us know ahead for the briefing at your Hotel


Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Pre-briefing 1 day before to start the hiking and Duffle bag
  • Private Tourist transportation to the Trail-head
  • English speaking Certified Tour Guide
  • Masterchef and cooking equipment during the trek
  • Camping gear, tent, foam mats, during the trek
  • Coffee demonstration during the trek
  • 3 nights camping - 1 night hotel in Machu Picchu with private bath
  • Private Tourist Transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.
  • Zip-lining - Fourth Day
  • Entrance tickets to Machupicchu
  • Tourist train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Drop-Off Near your Hotel in Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu

Not Included

  • Sleeping bags ($30) and Walking sticks($25) available for rent in Cusco
  • Extra expenses: Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour of Machu Picchu, you have some free time to go on exploring Machu Picchu, have lunch either in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes, etc.
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town (tourist usually hike this part)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)
  • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Note: Your extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or our office during your trip

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