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Trek to Machu Picchu

Trip Styles

TREK, ADVENTURE

Duration:

6 Days 5 Nights

Altitude:

5200 msnm

Activity Level:

Challenging
Salkantay Trek 5 Days Tour Details

The Salkantay trekking in Peru is one of the most impressive things you can do during your trip to Peru. We are sure you will be amazed by the scenery from day one. The Salkantay trek is not an easy hike, preparation is essential.
From Cusco, you can start several multi-day hikes to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek is the most diverse hike you can do. During the Salkantay trek 5 days you cross different climate zones (from tropical to icy peaks), these are intensive days where you can enjoy the Peruvian hospitality, the beautiful mountain villages, and arrival at Machu Picchu at sunrise.

  • Activities:
    Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring.
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
  • Departures Day:
    Daily Departures.
  • Max People:
    12 people
  • Languages:
    English - Spanish
  • Starts:
    Pick up at Cusco: 4:30 AM
  • Ends:
    Drop-off at Cusco: 9:45 PM
Itinerary Salkantay Trek 5 Days

Day 1:Cusco – Mollepata – Sayllapata – Soraypampa

We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning to have breakfast. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracpunku – Chaullay.

After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx 7:30 a.m we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. At our lunch spot after a five-hour walk, Pass dowhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camp at Collpapampa 2,920 m.

Day 3: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa(Cocalmayo Hot Spring)

Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, thermal hot springs, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. From Playa Sahuayaco, we will head to the campsite located at the hot springs of Santa Teresa (It is recommended to bring a bath suit.) Here you will eat dinner.

Day 4Santa Teresa – Hidroelectryc – Aguas Calientes

After of our delicious breakfast we are going to walk for approximately around 8:30 a.m we begin our trek to the village Colpani, we follow this rising trail, from which we will see plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River until arrive to the Oroya (canopy brich) From here we have an option to hike to hidroelectrica or to catch a small car where will take us until Hidroelectrica (25 minutes), from this place we can observe the back of Machupicchu Sanctuary, where we have the last lunch with all staff. from here we will continue walking until arrive to Aguas Calientes around 4:30 p.m then we will stay in a hostal the last night.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 5:25a.m. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, or if you desire, ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 18:45p.m. you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.
Includes Salkantay Trek 5 Days
Include:
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4
  • 1 Bag or daffor bag where you can out maximum of 6kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 2(we are going to carry in our horses)
  • Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
  • 1 blanket per Person
  • 1 Pillow
Not Included:
  • Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5 per day. Our sleeping bags are –20ºC-comfort (0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
  • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the Hot Springs in Cocalmayo and Aguas Calientes
  • Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
Salkantay Trek Packing List:
  • Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring.
  • River Rafting: US$ 30.00
  • Zip Lining: US$ 30.00
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 25.00
  • Ticket to the hot springs of Santa Teresa S /. 20.00.
  • Tour Type:
    Aventure Tour
  • Altitude:
    5200 msnm
  • Max People:
    12 people
  • Duration:
    6 Days 5 Nights
  • Acomodation:
    Camps & Hostel
  • Activity Level:
    Challenging
  • Languages:
    English - Spanish
  • Availability:
    Daily Departures
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