5-Day Salkantay Trail Trekking Tour from Cusco
  • 5-Day Salkantay Trail Trekking Tour from Cusco

    Along the way passengers will have the chance to see snow capes close to the snowy summit of Salkantay, tropical fruit plants, farms, traditional Andean communities and the inheritance of Machu Picchu's ancient civilization. This tour is the perfect circuit to explore prestigious free-land and experience the essence of the Andes in a traditional non-touristic way.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay lake

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08001 Peru
    We will begin our adventure by picking up each passenger from their respective hotels before embarking on a 4 hour bus ride. Halfway through the ride, we will stop in Mollepata at an altitude of 2,900m for 20 or 30 minutes break, then continue with our journey directly to the last bus stop in Challacancha where we will meet our porters and horses who will carry the equipment. and were we start our hiking tour. to begin our walk toward Soraypampa at 3,900m. When we arrive in Soraypampa, we will set-up base camp from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of Salkantay´s snow peak. and where will have break for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake at 4,200m before beginning our return to base camp in Soraypampa around 5:00pm. where our camping team will be waiting for our travelers with a delicious dinner.
    Duration: 10 hours

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

    Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, Cusco 08000 Peru
    Early in the morning we will take our breakfast and then we will start a 3 hour hike until we reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay Pass (4,600 m.a.). From there, we walk towards Wayracpunku (Huayra Pampa), for our next meal. Afterwards, the trip will continue going to 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 last around 5 hours to reach our camp in Chaullay (2,900 m.a.s l.) Where we will have dinner and rest
    Duration: 10 hours

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

    Day 3: Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, wanchaq Urb. Santa Rosa 220 Pje. Anibal Valencia, Cusco 0051 Peru
    After having breakfast around 6:30 am, we will head towards Sahuyaco (La Playa 2,080 masl). We will have lunch in this place. Then we continue our trip in our transport to Santa Teresa (1,550 masl) where we will set up our base camp and we will enjoy a relaxing reward in Cocalmayo (Hot Spring) Then we will have a traditional Peruvian dinner and rest well to prepare for the next day.
    Duration: 10 hours

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

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

    Stop At: Pacha Peru Explorers, Calle Saphi 846, Cusco 08002 Peru
    The next morning, after a good breakfast, the bus waits for us. Those who booked in advance will do zip-lining. The rest of the group will go to the Hidroelectrica meeting point where the entire group will join for lunch after the activities. After a bit of relaxation in this place, we will continue walking along the railway that leads 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 find beautiful waterfalls, different ecological farms and possibly the curious wildlife of your arrival in the region (arrival fixed around 4:00 p.m.). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night we will all meet at a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have an informative session about our next excursion to Machu Picchu. Then you can visit the city, which is wonderful after sunset.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Vista Machu Picchu or other the similar category

    Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, wanchaq Urb. Santa Rosa 220 Pje. Anibal Valencia, Cusco 0051 Peru
    We get ready around 4:00 am 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 square of San Francisco, Cusco.

    Duration: 10 hours

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

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "It is suggested to bring: strong walking shoes or tennis shoes, sweater and thick jacket, hat or cap, just one bottle of water, a good rain coat, long sleeve shirts, long and short pants, insect repellent, a sunblock with a UV factor of at least 40, toilet paper, lantern, sunglasses, plastic bags, medical or personal items, a lightweight backpack per person, camera and charger, some cash in change"
    "Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"



    • Start Time5:00 AM
    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from any hotel near to the main square


    • Duration: 5 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Included

    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 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.
    • 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 2 stars Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel.
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Pacha Peru Explorers

    Not Included

    • The bus to/from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ($12/way)
    • 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.
    • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu (+30 usd)
    • (Cocalmayo Hot Spring) is possible to pay on the site
  • 10/10

    Recommendation passengers 100%
    Rating based on 1 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Mark F
      Posted on Domingo, 28 de mayo del 2017

      Adventure of a lifetime, Carlos was the most passionate, knowledgable guide you could have. He took exceptional care of everyone, catered for everyone's different ability and flexed the trip to maximise the experience.
      The food was excellent, more than enough for everyone and cooked fresh. Everyone was looked after and it was an amazing opportunity to meet other people from different countries not just in our group but others along the way.
      Whilst the trip was advertised as easy/moderate its worth noting that the terrain, distance isn't difficult but the altitude makes it the most challenging thing I've done. Ensure you have at least 2 days in Cusco beforehand to acclimatise to the altitude, walking poles are a massive benefit especially on long downhill sections.
      Travel light especially your day bag and there is places on route to purchase food, drinks etc as you go.

        General rating: 10/10
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