Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

( 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

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This Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu of four days perfectly combines the cultural and natural beauty of Cusco. We will enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-capped Salkantay, and the natural attractions that surround it, like Humantay. We will camp in unique places and our experience will culminate visiting Machu Picchu world wonder. The walk takes us back to the time of the Incas and will make us aware of the spirits of the mountains, while we prepare ourselves emotionally to visit Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA- HUMANTAY LAGOON

We will leave from Cusco (3350m) at 5:15a.m. towards Challacancha, where we will arrive at 9a.m. in a tourist transport. We will continue 6 hours towards Soraypampa. In the afternoon we can visit Humantay Lagoon. Night in Soraypampa.

Climate: cold
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 6 hours.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS - CHALLWAY

Very early we will start the walk to the Challway area, where we will enjoy the nature and the view of the Vilcabamba mountain ranges. Night in Challway.

Night on Challway.
Hiking time: 9 hours

DAY 3: CHALLWAY – WIÑAYPOCO –HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

At 5 in the morning we will start the longest trek of the trip, which will last between 8 and 9 hours to the place known as “La Playa”; here we will have lunch and take transportation to Hidroelectrica; after that, we will go to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village). Night in Aguas Calientes.

Hiking time: 5 hours, during a warm day with mosquitoes and cold in the night.
Transportation time: 1h30, from La Playa to Hydroelectric

DAY 4 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

After our breakfast, at 5:30 in the morning, we will go to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided tour. At night we return to Cusco. End of the CuscoPeru.com service.

Hiking time: 02 hours

Included:

  • Informative briefing before the trip; it is made the night before leaving. You can choose the schedule between 6-8p.m.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Challacancha
  • Our service includes the overnight in Igloo or Huts- these are much more comfortable than conventional tents. There distribution is of 2 people in each Igloo or Hut (having a maximum capacity of 04 people)
  • Kitchen tent, dining room with tables and chairs
  • 1 night accommodation in basic lodging in Aguas Calientes
  • Cook and kitchen assistant
  • Horses: Our horses and mules can only carry a maximum of 7 kilos of load from day 1 to day 2.
  • Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included (vegetarian menus and special diets are available at no additional cost)
  • Boiled water every morning (1 liter per person)
  • Snack, on day 1, 2 and 3
  • We carry a first aid kit and bottle of oxygen for emergencies
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu, return
  • Train ticket from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes on day 3
  • Train ticket to return from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Bilingual profesional guide (one for groups of 2 to 10 people and two guides for groups of 12 people)
  • Transfer from the train station in Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
  • Sleeping bag included (for -15 degrees below 0, includes polar sheets)

Not included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Walking sticks U.S. $10 per pair
  • Depending on the availability, you can acquire the entry to Huayna Picchu by adding U.S. $20 per person
  • Other services not mentioned in the program.

DAY 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA (MARCOCCASA) - SORAYPAMPA

We will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco at 5:00a.m. to start this unforgettable Inca trail through Salkantay and we will head towards Marcoccasa (3400m/11154f), passing through the village of Mollepata (3000m/9843f). In Marcoccasa we will meet the horsemen and the rest of the group and start our trek. We will start the adventure through a magnificent valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains such as the Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the Salkantay (6264m/20551f). Our campsite will be at Soraypampa , which is located at 3700m.a.s.l.

Climate: cold
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 6 hours.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS - CHALLWAY

After breakfast, we will set off towards Salkantay pass, located at 4629m.a.s.l. which offers an exceptional view of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m). Thereafter, we will descend again and will have time to enjoy the increasing vegetation of the ecosystem. On this day, our camp site will be in Challway (3000m/9842f), amidst the tropical forest with warm climate and mosquitoes.

Hiking time: 9 hours

DAY 3: CHALLWAY – WIÑAYPOCO – LA PLAYA - HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

After an early breakfast, we will descend through theforest, where the vegetation grows intensely; we will be able to appreciate a great variety of Orchids, Bromeliads, Pummelos and other beautiful species. Then we will visit some families in Wiñaypoco (2650m / 8694f) and the place known as “La Playa” (2100m / 6890f), where the vehicle that will take us to Hidroelectrica will be waiting for us. From there, we’ll continue our trip by train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), where we will spend the night.

Hiking time: 5 hours, during the day it is warm with many mosquitoes and at night it is cold.
Transportation time: 1h30, from La Playa to Hydroelectric.

DAY 4 AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

This day will be the most special of our trip, as we will visit Machu Picchu. We will leave our hostel after breakfast at 5:30a.m. and head for the Machu Picchu citadel(2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. Upon arrival we will have a guided tour in the archeological site, where our specialist guide will explain about the life and culture of the Incas.Afterwards, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own (the latter if you have booked the ticket in advance). After the visit we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to have lunch and you can also visit the hot springs, to relax a little. In the afternoon, at the appropriate time, we will board the train to the Ollantaytambo station, where a member of our staff will be waiting for you to take you to Cusco.

Hiking time: 02 hours

What do I need to bring?

Backpack with rain shelter, sleeping back, clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket, rain trousers and lightweight trousers, trekking shoes, slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs), woolen or synthetic socks, a sweater, long- and short-sleeved polo’s/t-shirts, a rain poncho, a hat, bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes), sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper, photo camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries, some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit, original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.

Note: Since the weather can be very cold and misty, your clothes - once gotten wet - won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.
Salkantay & Machu Picchu 04 Days (Group Departure)
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Includes:

  • nformative session one day before the trip
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Soraypampa
  • Tents
  • Professional guide Spanish/English
  • Cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and kitchen equipment)- days 1 to 3
  • One emergency horse for every 6 people- days 1 to 3
  • Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no additional cost
  • First aid kit
  • Train ticket to Hidroelectrica station to Aguas Calientes (day 3)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Basic accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Return bus ticket Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu (day 4)
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

Not include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Other services not mentioned

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days
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