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CHEAP SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS

$ 350.00 USD

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Duration: 5 Days - 4 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
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Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

The Salkantay Route, also known as the “New Inca Trail”, is the second best option of Tours for those who want to go to Machu Picchu, offering a tour full of totally natural scenarios, passing through the skirts of the imposing Salkantay snowy and colorful villages where the Spanish language is the second language and where the Andean people still maintain their traditions.

This hike reaches a height of 4,600 meters above sea level at its highest point, it is very sunny during the day, but cold at night. The temperature falls below 0 ° C at night during the months of June to September.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa (3.850 M.A.S.L)

The Cheap Salkantay Trek start when we pick you up at your hotel, in Cusco, at 4:30 am, from where we will go by bus to Mollepata, expected arrival time approximately 9:00 a.m.

We will have breakfast and start the walk, in about 5 hours we will have arrived in Soraypampa, where we will spend the night in our respective tents

Day 2: Soraypampa – Paso De Salkantay – Challway

We will wake up early and after breakfast we will begin the ascent towards the Salkantay pass, in about 4 hours we will have reached the highest point of the route (4,540m.s.n.m).

After enjoying the beautiful panorama of the mountain of Salkantay and having taken a few photos, we will begin the descent for approximately 4 hours, on the way you will enjoy a beautiful walk, in which you can observe rivers, waterfalls, creeks and picturesque mountains . Then we will arrive at Challway, where we will spend the 2nd night. In which we expect a hot shower, a delicious dinner and good rest.

Day 3: Chaullay – La Playa (Sawayaco) – Santa Teresa (3.850 M.A.S.L)

The next morning, after breakfast, we continue our route to La Playa or Sawayaco, we will walk approximately 5 hours.

When descending we will enter the jungle eyebrow and we will notice the change of the climate, we will have a temperate temperature with enough humidity, therefore, we must take anti-mosquito repellent, to avoid future discomfort.

From La Playa or Sawayaco, we will board a bus to Santa Teresa that will take approximately 45 minutes. In Santa Teresa we will spend the 3rd night, enjoy a pleasant dinner. Later we will have a party around a campfire.

Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

On the 4th day, after breakfast we begin our trek, we will cross the Urubamba River, after breakfast we start our 4th day, we will cross the Urubamba River and in about 4 hours we will have arrived at the Hydroelectric.

From here we have two options to get to Aguas Calientes (base to spend our last night in a hotel, enjoy its beautiful streets, and if you wish you can go to the thermal baths USD $ 4).

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu. Cusco

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel at 05:30 to go to the bus station where we will take a bus to the citadel of Machupicchu, here we will have a guided tour of 2 1/2 h. approximately, then they will have free time to visit the city on their own and take all the photos they want

Return to the town of Aguas Calientes.

Then they will take the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo where a transport will wait for them to take them to their hotel.

Included

  • Informational meeting prior to the walk (Our guide will visit your hotel one day before the walk for your information session);
  • Early in the morning transfer by tourist bus to Challacancha, the starting point of the walk;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a hostel in Machu Picchu (1 night);
  • Entrance to the red of Salkantay and Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and hot drinks at night (let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option has NO additional cost);
  • Professional bilingual guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group of more than 8 people receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional cook;
  • Horse rider;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger’s things;
  • Personal double tents
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • First aid kit that includes emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day;
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (U $ 80);
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu (U $ 12 – one way – U $ 24 round trip);
  • Inflatable mattress (rest mattress) U $ 25;
  • A sleeping bag (up to -5 ° C) U $ 20;
  • ZIP line in Santa Teresa U $ 45
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is customary to tip in Peru; however, it is not mandatory);
  • Other extras not mentioned.

Recommendations

  • 21 liter backpack
  • Trekking boots must be waterproof (recommended).
  • Warm clothes at night.
  • Rain clothes.
  • Cap or Hat
  • Long pants, we do not recommend wearing jeans.
  • Several poles
  • Small towel
  • Hot spring swimsuit in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price)
  • Toilet paper, tissues.
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent
  • Plastic rain poncho.
  • Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, muesli, water, etc.
  • Water bottle, you should drink a lot of water on the walk.
  • Purifying tablets
  • Original passport (for the Control of entrance to Machu Picchu).
  • Student card (ISIC -% Discount) if applicable.
  • Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations dollars, euros or soles.
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera or camcorder.

FAQs

How many days do I need to acclimatize in Cusco before my Cheap Salkantay Trek?

We recommend that you have 2 days or 3 days in the city of Cusco to acclimatize for possible height problems during the trek. If you were in another destination with the same height of Cusco before arriving, we recommend having a full day in Cusco, and you can enjoy beautiful views of the city before starting your trek.

How is the weather in Salkantay?

Salkantay has two seasons, rainy season (November-March) and dry season (April-October).

During the rainy season the temperature of the day is around 15 degrees, at night 5 degrees around.

During the dry season the weather is sunny with a temperature of 20 degrees during the day, but it is colder at night, around minus 3 degrees.

After the second day of lunch, we enter the jungle where the weather changes to hot and humid.

What kind of clothes do I need to wear?

We recommend 2 long-sleeved trekking poles, 2 trekking poles, trekking pants, shorts, 4 underwear, sleeping pants at night, 3 pairs of socks or socks, rain poncho, a jacket for cold and rain , gloves, sun hat and cold, trekking shoes, swimsuit, sandals to be comfortable after each day.

How much is the limit to carry in my duffle (backpack for horses)?

Our carriers carry your extra 7 kilos to each camp. It is important to carry your personal things in your small backpack such as camera, extra money, passport and things you will use during the day.

Do you rent sleeping bags?

Yes, you can rent in our office for 15 dollars, they are pen and is less than 10 degrees.

Do you rent canes for the Cheap Salkantay Trek?

Yes, we rented the pair for $ 15 throughout the trek.

Can I leave my luggage in your office?

Yes, you can leave your luggage in our office during your trek.

Do I need trekking experience to complete this Cheap Salkantay Trek?

It is recommended but you do not require. Our guides are trained to assist people who have problems during the trek.

How many hours do we spend in Machu Picchu?

The guided tour of Machu Picchu is approximately 2 hours, after the tour you will have free time to explore the ruins. Keep in mind that the rules are changing on the Machu Picchu tour because you will not be able to return to the same place where you already visited.

If in case you have a reservation for Montaña Huayna Picchu and Montaña Machu Picchu you have time to return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

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