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SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS

$ 445.00 USD

Duration

4 Days - 3 Night

Group Size

Maximum 15 paxs

Altitude Max

Cusco Altitude: 3400 masl | Altitude Machu Picchu: 2430 masl

Type of Service

Trek - Cultural - Adventure
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Duration: 4 Days - 3 Night
Group Size: Maximum 15 paxs
Type of Service: Trek - Cultural - Adventure
Transportation: Bus - Walk - Train
Maximum altitude: Cusco Altitude: 3400 masl | Altitude Machu Picchu: 2430 masl
Places to visit: Salkantay Trek
Departure Time:
Return Time:
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

The Salkantay Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights is one of the most spectacular walks that can be done in Cuzco. In it you will enjoy such beautiful landscapes and snowy mountains, Andean landscapes, tropical forests and even dense jungle. If you are thinking of doing a hiking route to Machu Picchu and want to be away from everything, near the Andean communities and appreciate the diverse nature of Peru, Salkantay Trek is the ideal route.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco- Mollepata – Sayllapata – Soraypampa

4:30 in the morning Pick up from the Hotel, we will start our tour by tourist bus passing through high Andean villages, at approximately 8:00 a.m. we will arrive at Mollepata, where we will have a delicious breakfast, it is from this point where we will start our salkantay trek to reach sayllapata, place where we will have lunch with a spectacular view of the snowy apu umantay, we will continue our walk towards soraypampa, from this point we can see to Apus Salkantay and Humantay, approximately 17: 000 pm We will arrive at Soraypampa, place of our first camp (3800 masl or 24,671ft), where we will camp.

Meals: (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Wayracmachay – Challhuay

This day we will pass at the foot of the Apu Salkantay, we will see the lovely geography area just below us. In the place called Salkantay Pass we will have an Inca Ceremony, through which We will Request the Permission to pass and have a fabulous and unforgettable trip. This Ceremony is known as Payment to the Earth or Pachamama (Jaywarikuy), we will have lunch at the point called wayramachay, We will begin to descend towards Challhuay. Following the course of the Salkantay river, at this point we will have the opportunity to see the most beautiful Andean landscapes, in this place we will camp. (2900 masl approx.)

  • Meals: (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 3: Challhuay – La Playa – Aguas Calientes

The road is already more stable, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the landscape that hides this part, the Andean High Forest makes our trip more unforgettable, we can appreciate numerous species of flowers, ferns, birds of different colors, we will have the opportunity to taste some Fruits like Granadilla, Orange, Banana among others.

After Lunch in the Sector called the Beach, we will depart to Hidroelèctrica, then continue towards Machu Picchu Pueblo passing through Mandor and its Waterfall, where we will spend the night in a Comfortable Hotel. At Night we take the Opportunity to visit the Hot Springs of the Town. Optional night visit to the hot springs of the town of Aguas Calientes “payment for admission fee $ 4 dollars on admission”.

  • Meals: (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 4: Machu Picchu Full day

(6:00 am) After breakfast we take the bus that will take us to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours visiting the most important enclosures, then you can explore the mysterious Inca citadel on your own. If you still have energy you can also climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (2720m / 8923ft)! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top, this ride is additional and optional but it is really worth climbing. Finally we take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes depending on the schedule of your train.

Return train to Ollantaytambo. Expedition service (to Ollantaytambo) and bus Cusco. We will be in Cusco at approximately 10:30 p.m.

  • Meals: (Breakfast)

 

Included

  • Pickup at the hotel or accommodation in the city of Cusco.
  • Professional Bilingual Tourism Guide (Spanish and English).
  • First aid kit.
  • 01 Oxygen Balloon.
  • Entrance to the Sanctuary of Salkantay.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Challacancha.
  • Horsemen and horses.
  • Camping equipment (transported by arriero).
  • Baggage loading service the first 4 days (up to 4 kg per person).
  • Duffle Bag Salkantay canvas bag to enter your personal belongings, including your sleeping bag.
  • 01 sleeping mat per person (for store nights)
  • Camps and Accommodation:
  • Camping tents.
  • Kitchen and kitchen equipment.
  • Insulating.
  • Cook (Professional), vegetarian option on request at no cost!
  • Food and meals:
  • Breakfast (every day, except for the first one).
  • Lunch (every day, except for the last day).
  • Dinner (every day, except for the last day).
  • 1st night at Soraypampa Tent camp (shared double twin)
  • 2nd night at Chaullay Tent camp (shared double twin).
  • Shared transport Playa Sahuayaco – Hydroelectric.
  • 3rd night at Hotel ** in Aguas Calientes (private room, with private bathroom, toiletries, towels).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (archaeological site).
  • Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo 18: 20/20: 50 hours.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Shower in Soraypampa camp (no access).
  • Access to shower in Chaullay camp (S /. 10 per person).
  • Access to shower in Santa Teresa camp (S /. 5 per person).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Extra weight of luggage.
  • Breakfast the first day (S / .15 per person).
  • * Boiled water in the base camps.
  • Drinks at the dinner of the fourth day.
  • Last lunch or dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to thermal baths of Cocalmayo (optional activity, S /. 25 per person).
  • Zipline ticket (optional activity, USD 30.00 per person).
  • Hydroelectric Train – Aguas Calientes (optional, USD 40.00 per person).
  • Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Ascent to Machu Picchu Mountain (USD 25.00 per person).
  • Ascent to Huayna Picchu Mountain (USD 25.00 per person).
  • Tips or personal assessments, optional 10% of the cost of your package.
  • Travel and medical insurance.

Recommendations

  • Original passport
  • Walking Boots (Preferably waterproof with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Wool jacket for heating, hat and gloves.
  • Polo shirts or T-shirts.
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen Cream (Recommended Factor 50)
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hygiene items
  • Wet wipes.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Personal medications
  • Camera or camcorder.
  • Flashlight with spare battery.
  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Bandages
  • Flip flops
  • Extra money
  • Swimsuit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes) right by entrance at the door $ 4.00 dollars

FAQs

Do you have a vegetarian option?

Yes. We offer vegetarian food. Please specify your dietary needs when making your reservation.

Is there an age limit for the Salkantay Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights?

No, there is no age limit, but if you are older, it is recommended to have a medical check-up before traveling, try to acclimatize in height (see altitude sickness). We have had children from 7 years and people until the age of 68 many times. Don’t worry, we are here to help you do it! When there is a will, if you can.

What happens if I am too slow?

You have to measure your capacity, usually the second day is the most difficult of all this trek making a journey of approximately 20 kilometers 8 hours, this day you have the option to rent a horse so that you can help, and if you walk until We didn’t get to the camp in the dark is perfectly fine.

From 9 or more people you have 2 professional guides! The first comes with the first passenger and the second to the last closing the group. In case of being only a guide (groups of 8 or less people) the guide always comes with the last person in the group.

Once I have booked my place on the tour, can I change my departure date?

If you can change the departure date but not the date of entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu tickets are purchased well in advance, if you change the departure date your tour could become one of 4 days or 3 days, depending on the reserved program Remember to schedule your trip to Peru in advance to avoid problems and stay in Cusco 3 or 4 days before the trip). Keep in mind that on this trip you will find people of sex and nationality different from yours. We are an organization that cannot guarantee the sex and nationality of our tourists.

Are there many bathrooms along the Salkantay Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights?

Yes. There are several toilets along the way and also in the camps (please avoid using nature)

What is the best time for the Salkantay Trek 4 Days /3 Nights?

In Cusco we only have 2 seasons 6 months of rain and 06 months of dry, the dry season begins in April to October, the days are usually sunny and warm, but keep in mind that the weather is very variable in the high cities as well as in the mountains, from November to March the rainy season unstable days and months varied, where rains can be strong.

Note: Temperatures are for the Cusco Valley at 3400m. And temperatures change depending on the altitude (higher altitude = cold or vice versa)

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