Salkantay Trek 5 days

Desde $330 / Min. 2 personas

Be prepared to live one of the best treks in the world. Salkantay trek, considered one of the best treks in the world by National Geographic, It has become one of the best alternatives to the Inca Trail, ending with a guided tour of the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu, it will be something you will never forget. The Mountain of Salkantay located at(6264m.over the sea level) is one of the highest mountains of the Cusco region, without doubting it is the greatest in its splendid isolation. From the pass of Salkantay at 4,600 m.o.s.l. We will have wonderful views of this imposing and majestic Andean mountain of Peru The trek crosses the Salkantay pass and descends into the cloud forest passed the Inca ruins of Llactapata, The trek: 58km Difficulty medium-high


FIRST Day: FROM CUSCO - MOLLEPATA TO SORAYPAMPA (3,850 m.).

We will pick you up from your hotel, in Cusco, at 5:00 am, from where we will go by bus to Mollepata, expected arrival time 9: 00 approximately.

We will have breakfast and start the walk, in about 5 hours we will have arrived in Soraypampa where we will camp and spend the night there.


SECOND DAY: FROM SORAYPAMPA - PASO DE SALKANTAY TO CHALLWAY.

We won’t get up early so after breakfast we will start to ascent to the Salkantay Pass, in about 4 hours we will have reached the highest point of the route (4.540m).

After taking a few photos and taking a short break we will begin to descent, another 4 hours of a prescient walk with the river under feet that will take us to Challway, where we will spend the 2nd night.

A hot shower, nutritious dinner and good rest await us.


THIRD Day: FROM CHAULLAY - LA PLAYA (SAWAYACO) TO SANTA TERESA (3,850 m).

In the early morning, after getting stronger with breakfast, we continue our route to La Playa or Sayawaco, 5 hours approximately.

On the way we will feel how the temperature is changing remarkably, this is because we descent from the mountain to the jungle. The temperature softens enough and the humidity increases considerably, so we recommend that you do not forget the anti-mosquito repellent, to avoid discomfort.

From here we will take a bus to Santa Teresa that will take us in 1:45’ Hours and where we will spend the 3rd night with a nice dinner and campfire to celebrate how well we are doing and take a well-deserved rest.


FOURTH Day: FROM SANTA TERESA - HIDROELECTRICA TO AGUAS CALIENTES:

After breakfast we start our 4th day, we will cross the Urubamba River and in about 4 hours we will have reached the Hydroelectric. From here we have two options to get to Aguas Calientes (our last night we will stay in a hotel, enjoy its beautiful streets, and if you want from its thermal baths USD $ 4)

Optional Zip line around 3 hours. Walk about 3 hours on the railway that leads to this city. (The road is worth it) 


FIFTH Day: FROM AGUAS CALIENTES -MACHU PICCHU.TO CUSCO: 

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel at 05:30 in order 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 2:30 hours approximately, then they will have free time to visit the city on their own and take all the photos they want returning to the town of Aguas Calientes. Then you will take the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo where a transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel.


THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Pick up at your hotel and transportation by private bus from Cusco to Mollepata
  • Machu Picchu Tickets.
  • one-night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 meals and 4 dinners
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, tables, menajes ...)
  • Professional guide.
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Mules / horses and muleteer. Mules can carry up to 6kg of their personal luggage.
  • First aid kit.
  • Transportation among La Playa / Sta. Teresa / Hydroelectric.
  • Train ticket, from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation from the train station to your hotel in Cusco


IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch on the last day.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Carrier to carry extra luggage.

IMPORTANT

For those wishing to visit Wayna Picchu after Machu Picchu, the access is now limited and it has a another cost.

Note 1: The camps indicated are indicative, since they are assigned by the Ministry of Culture, so they can change.

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