SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS
$ 350.00 USD
Another way to get to Machu Picchu is by following the path to the Nevado de Salkantay, crossing extreme altitudes and going through part of our jungle until you reach the wonder of the world: Machu Picchu!!
Dia 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha
Very early we leave Cusco, passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo and after 3 hours of travel from Cusco we arrive to Mollepata, After a light breakfast we continue with the trip in our transport to Soraypampa place where we will have the meeting with our muleteer and horses to then start the hike, first we will go up to visit the beautiful lagoon of Humantay, After the visit, we will descend again towards Soraypampa to continue ascending towards Salkantaypampa, place where we will have lunch and after a brief rest we will continue with the ascent by a zigzagging road until we arrive to our first camp located in Soyrococha, place where we will have dinner and spend the first night.
Dia 2: Soyrococha – Chaullay
After a refreshing breakfast. We begin the trek of the day, this will be a day full of adventures because we will visit the Salkantay lagoon, we will continue until we reach the highest point of the Salkantay pass and Umantay imposing snowy located on the 4,650 meters above sea level. From there we will be able to appreciate all the majesty of the area, its chain of mountains, glaciers and gorges, we will feel the magic of the Andes, after a refreshing rest we will begin the slow descent to Huayracmachay, place where we will have lunch and a well deserved rest we continue descending, we will enter the jungle brow where we will have indescribable views of the place and then continue to our second camp in the sector of Chaullay where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Dia 3: Chaullay – Playa – Santa Teresa
Breakfast. This day will be unforgettable, we will continue with the walk through the eyebrow of the jungle, we will appreciate the flora and fauna of this area, especially the coffee plantations, tea, trees, the climate is temperate and humid in this area, so it has formed a micro climate favorable for the production of orchids that for their colors and variety have been ranked by experts as the most beautiful in the world, We will continue with the camita until we reach our camp in Santa Teresa, where we will have lunch and after a short break we will go to visit and enjoy the thermal baths of this place, then we will return to our camp where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Dia 4: Santa Teresa – Lucmabamba – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast very early we take our transportation to Lucmabamba to then begin the hike along the original Inca trail, we will ascend gradually for 3 hours to the top of the mountain where the archaeological remains of Llactapata (2740 m.a.s.l.) are located. From here we will have a view over the mountain of Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu and other peaks in the area, we will enjoy some free time to rest, then descend for about 2 hours to the plant of the Hydroelectric 1870 m.a.s.l. after lunch we continue with the walk towards the town of Aguas Calientes 2000 m.a.s.l. optionally you can go to the hot springs which is at a distance of 1.2 kilometers from the village, then we have dinner and accommodation in hotel.
Dia 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Cusco
Very early, immediately after breakfast at the lodge we will go by bus to the citadel of Machupicchu uphill for half an hour, until we reach the access point and entrance control Machupicchu where we will have a guided tour of the urban and agricultural area as well as the towers, ceremonial squares, sacred fountain, the Intihuatana or sundial and terraces from where you will contemplate the domains of the Inca. After a guided tour of approximately 2 hours we will have free time to take pictures and in coordination with the guide we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to take the train and go to the city of Cusco and respectively to our hotels. City of Cusco and respectively to our hotels.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
4 happy hours
Cook and kitchen equipment
Dining tents, tables and chairs
Vegetarian, vegan, celiac and other meals available upon request.
- Camping equipment: Marmot tent (4-person capacity) for 2 persons
3 nights of lodging in campsites provided by the authority.
1 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes
- Transportation to the start of the trek (Challacancha).
Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco (return)
Expedition Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
Professional guide in all tours.
- Sleeping bag
- First Breakfast
- Warm clothing and/or Waterproof Jacket.
- Insect repellent.
- We are able to develop customized programs for groups with different interests.
different interests, including additional nights, additional excursions and flight reservations
and flight reservations to be arranged by previous agreement.
All tours can be given in private service, according to your choice:
- To climb Huaynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu Mountain there is a limit of visitors per day.
limit of visitors per day, only 400 people can access these places in 2 times,
you need to reserve a place in advance, because they are sold out quickly and it has an additional cost
and has an additional cost to the Machupicchu service.
some of these options it is convenient to go immediately after your Machupicchu tour.
Machupicchu. The guide will tell you the time when you should take the bus to Aguas Calientes town.
to the town of Aguas Calientes, to have lunch and to meet with your guide,
After lunch, you will take the train back to Cusco.
- The train leaves in the afternoon according to the train service chosen, the return trip takes 4 hours.
The return trip takes 4 hours, once you arrive in the city of Cusco, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel,
We will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
How many kilometers does the Salkantay Trek 5 Days cover and how many hours do we walk per day?
The Salkantay road has 60 kilometers that extends to Machu Picchu. Among them, the daily walking time can vary between 7 to 9 hours per day for the first 4 days and approximately 2 hours on the last day. The hours of walking and the distance covered may vary according to the physical state of each walker, before starting the walk we recommend feeding at height 1 or 2 days.
How difficult is the Salkantay Trek 5 Days?
Salkantay Trek is considered of moderate level, since the ascent up to 4600 meters above sea level, will be the hardest part for those who have not previously experienced, and for those experienced no difficulty, which entails a great responsibility, before starting we recommend acclimatizing 1 within 2 days, in this way your resistance level will be timely.
What is the best time of the year to do the Salkantay Trek 5 Days?
It is difficult to determine an exact time to visit Peru; by the variety of conditions it offers; It is possible to say that travelers can come at any season of the year. The Peruvian highlands have two seasons: the dry season (without rains) runs from April to October and is commonly recommended. At the same time it is the coldest season of the year, due to the frigid winds typical of this region during these months, at night temperatures drop to 4º C – 5º C and some nights it is possible to have temperatures of up to 0º C. June, July and August are the most popular months to visit Cusco due to the different festivities that occur throughout these months.
On the other hand, the rainy season begins in November and lasts until March, which also has a lot to offer since during this time on the Inca Trail you can observe biodiversity in all its splendor, greener landscapes, wild flowers and 100 of species of orchids in the flowering season, with rains that can last for hours but at the same time with warmer temperatures, it is possible to observe some travelers and walkers who do not mind filling their boots with mud and experience a slightly more extreme adventure and different than the one experienced in the dry season.
How long before I have to book my Salkantay Trek 5 Days?
As for the Salkantay road, it is much more flexible, it is recommended to reserve at least 4 to 6 months since the quotas are not very restricted, you can always find the spaces for the dates you want.
Is it necessary to have travel insurance to complete the Salkantay Trek 5 Days?
It is advisable to purchase independent travel insurance 100%, in the event of a medical emergency or other unforeseen incidents, in order to ensure maximum peace of mind and satisfaction on your trip to Peru.
How cold is the Salkantay Road?
Due to the high altitude this can be very cold, especially in the frost season (April to October), we can experience temperatures below 0º C during the night, so we recommend wearing thermal clothing and a good sleeping bag.
What to do if I have altitude sickness?
The most advisable thing is to sleep, drink a lot of liquid or you can also try coca tea. Porters chew coca leaves wrapped around a black resin called “Llipta.” When you are walking and in activity (especially on the second day of the tour), this can help, as it dilates the blood vessels and carries oxygen to the parts of the body that need it. See more about the advisable foods for the Inca Trail.