Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D
  • Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D

    Salkantay Trek is one of the most famous Treks in Cusco, combining beautiful landscapes; from the highlands of Peru to the dense vegetation of the Cloud Forest. This is a perfect alternative trek if you planning a hike to Machupicchu along the off the beaten path. On the way, you will find beautiful snowcapped mountains, lakes, hundreds of orchids, bromeliads, hummingbirds, coffee and coca farms.

    Highlights
    • Professional highly trained tour guides
    • Experience different landscapes from the Highlands to the Cloud Forest
    • Visit Coffee farms and participate in the harvesting process
    • Camp in Llaqtapata, the best campsite right in front of Machupicchu


    Itinerary

    Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUAYRACPUNKU

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 and drive you to Soraypampa (3900 m). After a delicious breakfast, we will start your Salkantay TreXperience! It’s a 4 hour walk up to Soyrococha (4400 m / 14430 ft) where our chef will be waiting to serve you the highest lunch in the area. After lunch, we will continue climbing for one more hour to reach Salkantay Pass (4650 m/ 15255 ft). From the top it will be another 3 hour downhill hike to the campsite at Wayracmachay (3800 m/ 12467 ft). Your tent, a snack and a hot drink will be waiting for you. You will then have some time to rest and have dinner before a well-earned night sleep.
    • Campsite Altitude: 3.800 m -/12467 ft
    • Highest altitude: 4,650 m / 15255 ft
    • Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: Day 2: WAYRAMPUNKU – CHALLWAY – LUCMABAMBA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea. We will enjoy the breathtaking. After breakfast, we will start descending from the highlands to the cloud forest. We will arrive at Colpapampa located at 2770 meters. Here we will take a break to have lunch and also say goodbye to our horsemen. The second part of your TreXperience starts with a 4 hour gradual up and downhill until we get to La Playa located at 2070 meters.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7874 ft
    • Highest altitude: 3.800 m/ 12467 ft
    • Distance: 24 km/ 14.91 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: LA PLAYA – LLUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA

    Stop At: Llaqtapata, Machu Picchu Peru
    Today is the most beautiful day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast we will make our way to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we will visit a coffee farm and join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century. We will hike uphill for approximately 3 hours until we reach Llaqtapata; another extraordinary Inca ruin located right in front of Machu Picchu. Here we will take some time to explore. We will reach the campsite at approximately 1:00pm to have lunch. Then you can enjoy some free time to relax and unwind. Since this place will be our campsite.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m / 6560 ft
    • Highest altitude: 2600 m / 8528 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 4: LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    Waking up right in front of Machu Picchu it's worth getting up early to sit and watch the sun reveal the outstanding beauty of your surroundings with a hot cup of coffee of coca tea. After breakfast, it is a relatively easy 2 hour downhill trek to the hydroelectric and 3-hour walk along the railway to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, your tour guide will take you to your hotel where you will have some time to rest, spend the night in the hotel.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6560 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3- star Hotel

    Day 5: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
    • Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
    • Distance: 6km / 3 miles
    • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
    • Difficulty: Easy

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Not Included

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Children must be accompanied by an adult"
    "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"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"



    • Start Time4:30 AM
    • Start location: Cusco
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Included

    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Pre-departure briefing the night before at 6.30pm
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Bus ride from Cusco to Soraypampa to start the Trek
    • Bus up and down to Machupicchu
    • Pick up from Ollantaytambo to Cusco on the last Day
    • Personal porter for your personal staff up to 7kgs
    • Porters to carry food and equipment
    • Horse, horsemen and emergency horse
    • Chef to prepare all meals
    • Professional English speaking Local Tour Guides
    • Second guide for groups of 8+
    • All meals included in our tours except last day lunch in Machupicchu
    • 4 man tents for every 2 people
    • Sleeping pad
    • One night Hostal In Aguas calientes/ hot shower
    • Medical kit in all our tours
    • Drinkable water
    • Hot water for washing
    • Hand towels
    • sheets
    • Pillows
    • Rain Ponchos
    • All Taxes included
    • Expedition train back to Cusco
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Llaqtapata
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu

    Not Included

    • Sleeping Bag (Can be rent from us)
    • Inflatable mattress (can be rent from us)
    • Trekking poles (can be rent from us)
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
    • Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
    • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip as you wish.
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