SALKANTAY TREK 5D/ 4N
It is a unique, spectacular and different alternative to the famous 4-day Inca Trail, just like Lares, Inca Jungle and Huchuy Qosqo, which also follow the original Inca trail.
Salkantay trek, nowadays it is very famous and is being visited for many tourists from over the world, because it offers much more spectacular views in different ecosystems, small, colorful and high lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains like Salkantay and Humantay, small rivers that are born from the same Salkantay and subtropical areas with abundant flora and fauna.
DAY 1 CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA
To start this great Salkantay trek adventure, we will pick you up from the hotel at 4:30 am.
Then we will travel for 2 hours to the town of Mollepata, here we will have a light breakfast, after this will continue with our trip to the Cruzpata community, where the rest of our group will be waiting for us, the chef and the porters with their mules ready to take our camping equipment.
We will walk 2 and a half hours to the community of Soraypampa, where we will spend the first night of the expedition, from here is possible to appreciate the spectacular landscape of the Humantay and Salkantay mountains.
After lunch we will take a short walk to the Humantay lagoon (1 hour and 30 minutes up hill), and appreciate one of the most beautiful lagoons all over Peru.
DAY 2 SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
At 6 am we will have our breakfast, then start walking up the hill until we reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay pass, from where we will have the impressive views of the glaciers of the Vilcabamba mountain range, also from here you can see the Amazon high jungle. its flora and fauna proper of this type of ecological floor. And after see these awesome landscapes we will start with the descent to Wayracpunku where we will have a short break for lunch.
Then, our trip will continue getting into the high jungle, where we will observe the typical tropical forest vegetation full of different types of trees and finally, we will arrive at our next Chaullay camp.
DAY 3 CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESA ´
After our succulent breakfast (6 am), we will start with our descent walk towards the high jungle. Here we will be lucky enough to see different types of wild vegetation such as orchids, begonias, teas, timber trees and also domestic ones like coffee, banana, orange and more plantations. This part of our trek is one of the best stretches.
After 5 hours of long walk we will arrive at the small town of Playa, where we will have a short rest (lunch), later we will continue with our walk towards the town of Santa Teresa, our next night of camping will be here. In this town we will have enough time to explore and be able to go to the medicinal hot springs of Cocalmayo, an excellent place to relax after an arduous walk and at night we will make a wood fire with all the members of the expedition.
DAY 4 SANTA TERESA – MACHUPICCHU (AGUAS CALIENTES)
Our sunrise will be in a tropical area, with a mixture of history and unique nature, our breakfast will be waiting for us ready to taste and then we will continue our journey towards Machu Picchu town.
In order to arrive to Machu Picchu town, it will take us approximately 7 hours, walking close by the rail, passing by the Hydroelectric power station, in our way we will make several stops at different places to appreciate the spectacular scenery and from our tour we will be able to see at the top of the mountain, the great Inca city of Machu Picchu.
We will spend the night in a hotel in Machu Picchu town.
DAY 5 MACHUPICCHU (AGUAS CALIENTES) – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
We will get up at approximately 4:30 am and then we will ascend up to the Inca city of Machupicchu. It will take us approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, going over a narrow path through lush rain forest and we will be able to see the sunrise in the Inca city.
Our guided tour will last 2 hours, we will see the most important points of this wonder. Then, we will have free time to explore by our own around the citadel, or to climb the Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain only if we booked in advance for these extra hikes, if not, we also have Inti Punku or Inca bridge, options that don’t need extra tickets.
After all, we will start to descend to the town of Aguas Calientes, go to the train station that will take us back to Ollantaytambo station, where our staff will be waiting for you to take you, to the city of Cusco (hotel).
End of the Salkantay trek and our service.
Included / Not Included
- A preview briefing with the guide one day before the trek
- Transportation Cusco to Mollepata
- Professional bilingual tour guide, tour assistant
- All meals during trek (4 lunches, 4 dinners and 4 breakfasts)
- Kitchen and dining tents
- Cook and field staff
- Double occupancy tents with mats
- First aid kit and oxygen tank
- Ticket entrance to Machupicchu
- Hotel in Machu Picchu Village
- Train tickets (Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo)
- Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bags (we can rent you)
- Entrance tickets to the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains
- Additional horses
- Lunch and dinner on the last day.
- Walking sticks
- Tips (optional)
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
- DAYS: 5D/4N
- PLACES: Cusco, Sacred valley and Machupicchu
Detalles del Tour
- Dias: 5 Days and 4 Nights
- Lugares: Cusco, Valle Sagrado y Machu Picchu