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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Inca Trail Salkantay to Machu Picchu

Join us on an adventure that will take you through the most stunning and varied landscapes that Peru has to offer! From the majesty of snow-capped mountains to the lushness of the rainforest, every step you take will be filled with awe and wonder. Imagine breathing the fresh air of the Andes as you immerse yourself in the richness of local culture, sharing smiles and laughter with the families we encounter along the way.

Salkantay is a sacred mountain and the highest in the Vilcabamba mountain range at 6271 m/20570 ft. It is one of the most important mountains in the Cusco region, Peru. The mountain is known for awakening the spirits of other mountains like Nevado Tucarhuay and Nevado Humantay, and for offering beautiful landscapes, from peaks and snow-capped mountains to lush tropical jungles, high-altitude vegetation, and flowers of all shapes and colors. It is a popular destination for hiking and trekking, and it is a great alternative to the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek is a famous hike in Cusco, Peru, and is considered one of the TOP 20 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD, due to its landscape diversity, physical challenges, and the opportunity to experience local culture.

CUSCO - MOLLEPATA CHAULLAY - SORAY PAMPA

We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am to begin this unforgettable Salkantay Trek route for the Inca Trail and head to Marcoccasa (3400 m/11154 ft), passing through the town of Mollepata (3000 m/9843 ft). In Marcoccasa, we will meet the muleteers and the rest of the group, and we will start our hike. We begin the hike within a magnificent valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains such as Humantay (5217 m/17116 ft) and Salkantay (6264 m/20551 ft). Finally, we will reach our first campsite in Soray Pampa, where we will rest. Overnight in Soray Pampa.

Soray Pampa: 3900 m/12795 ft.
Climate: cold.
Transportation time: 4 hours.
Hiking time: 6 hours.

Soraypampa - Salkantay RouteSoraypampa Trek to Salkantay

SORAY PAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS - CHAULLAY

After breakfast, we will head towards the Salkantay Pass (4600 m/15092 ft), which offers an exceptional view of the Salkantay snow-capped peak (6264 m). From there, we will descend on foot towards the cloud forest, taking time to enjoy the growing vegetation of the ecosystem. Our campsite will be in Rayampata (3000 m/9842 ft), amidst the tropical rainforest with warm weather. Overnight in Rayampata.

Rayampata: 2950 m./9678 ft.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes.
Transportation time: 4 hours.
Hiking time: 9 hours.

Trek to SalkantayChaullay Trekking

CHAULLAY - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will continue through the forest, where vegetation grows intensely. We'll be able to appreciate a wide variety of orchids, bromeliads, bomareas, etc. Our route will also take us to Lucmabamba, a charming town located at 2000 meters above sea level (5651 feet). There, we will have the opportunity to visit some local families, immersing ourselves in their culture and traditions. We'll enjoy a typical lunch that will revitalize us for the next stage of our journey.

Continuing our journey, we will head towards La Playa, located at 2100 meters above sea level (6890 feet), where our comfortable vehicle will be waiting to take us to the Hydroelectric station. From there, we continue by train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

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

Hydroelectric to Machu PicchuHydroelectric to Aguas Calientes

AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Early, after breakfast, we head to Machu Picchu (2400 m/7874 ft) by tourist bus. We enter the historic sanctuary very early to start our Machu Picchu Tour and feel the magic of this ancient place, enjoying the breathtaking view from the Inca citadel. After this unforgettable moment, our guide will begin the tour to give you a deeper understanding of the history and architecture of this marvelous place; you should know that currently, the visit time is limited to a maximum of 3 hours.

After finishing the tour, we return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and explore the town a bit, which has many restaurants and craft shops. Here, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco, concluding our SALKANTAY - MACHU PICCHU trek.

Climate: warm during the day.
Hiking time: 2 hours.
Transportation time: 30 min.

Tour to Machu PicchuTemple Of Water Mirrors Machu Picchu

INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Soraypampa.
  • Tents.
  • Professional guide (Spanish and English).
  • Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food, and kitchen equipment) - days 1 to 3.
  • Meals (04B, 03L, 02D). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • First aid kit.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (day 4).
  • Entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu archaeological site.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo station to the hotel in Cusco.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Train ticket from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes (day 3).
  • Visit to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes.
  • Other services not mentioned in the program.
 
NOTE: As the weather can be very cold and cloudy, clothing may get wet and not dry overnight, especially in certain situations or conditions. So, bring some extra clothes to change.

RECOMMENDATIONS: What should I bring?

  • Backpack equipped with a waterproof cover, sleeping bag, suitable clothing for warm and cold climates, such as a waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, and light pants.
  • Trekking shoes, sneakers, or sandals (for showers and hot springs), wool or synthetic socks, sweater, long and short-sleeved T-shirts.
  • Rain poncho and hat, plus a swimsuit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol, and sanitizing gel.
  • Water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), include a flashlight and batteries, some snacks like chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card.
  • Extra money in soles.

Inca Trail Salkantay to Machu Picchu Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - CHAULLAY - SORAY PAMPA

We begin our Salkantay Trek adventure to Machu Picchu early in the morning. Departing from Cusco at 5:00 am, we embark on the exciting Inca Trail through the Salkantay route. Our initial destination is Chaullay, located at an altitude of 3400 meters, after passing through the picturesque town of Mollepata at 2800 meters. In Chaullay, we will meet the muleteers and the rest of the group, starting our adventure. We commence our hike in a breathtaking valley surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains such as Humantay (5217 m) and Salkantay (6264 m). These mountains are not only impressive for their imposing height but also for their cultural significance and natural beauty, attracting adventurers and nature lovers from around the world.

Throughout the journey, we traverse diverse valleys, with the opportunity to observe the daily life of local farmers, before reaching our first campsite in Soray Pampa. There, our chef will welcome us with hot drinks, snacks, and a delicious light meal. After regaining strength, we can continue to visit Humantay Lagoon, returning to our camp where hot drinks and our delightful dinner await. The night promises to be cold due to the high altitude, but we will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andes. Thus, we conclude our day.

Soray Pampa: 3900 m./12795 ft.
Climate: cold.
Transportation time: 4 hours.
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours.

DAY 2: SORAY PAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS - CHAULLAY

After a delicious breakfast, we head towards the Salkantay Pass, allowing us to enjoy a variety of stunning landscapes, from forests to snow-capped mountains and beautiful valleys. Moreover, it will offer an exceptional view of the Salkantay Glacier. The biodiversity in this region is astonishing, offering travelers the opportunity to witness a wide range of flora and fauna, located at 4600 meters above sea level. As we descend, we will re-enter an environment of growing vegetation, exploring the richness of the surrounding ecosystem.

Finally, we will set up our camp in Chaullay at 2800 meters above sea level, immersed in the lush tropical jungle and enjoying warm and welcoming weather. It will be a perfect time to relax and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us in this magical place.

Chaullay: 2800 m./9678 ft.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes.
Hiking time: 9 hours.

DAY 3: CHAULLAY - PLAYA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

We start the day with a delicious breakfast, descending through the forest, where vegetation grows abundantly, providing a wonderful view of a wide variety of flowers, including orchids, bromeliads, and bomareas, among other species. This magical walk will allow us to immerse ourselves in the natural richness of the surroundings, appreciating the unique biodiversity found in this tropical forest.

We will continue our journey to visit the welcoming families in Playa and Lucmabamba, located at 2000 meters above sea level, where we will enjoy a delicious homemade lunch. Here, we will have a tour with the local people called the "coffee tour," where you can experience the harvest, roasting, and enjoyment of this completely organic coffee harvested by yourselves.

After this fascinating experience, we head in our vehicle on a one-hour journey to the town of Santa Teresa, then we head towards Hydroelectric in a 1.30-hour trip. From this point, we will continue our journey by train, following the fascinating path that will lead us to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes, offering us the opportunity to connect with the local community and admire the natural beauty of the region. This is where we will spend the night.

Climate: warm during the day.
Hiking time: 5 hours, during a warm day with mosquitoes and cold at night.
Transportation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, from Playa to Hydroelectric.
Train time: 1 hour

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

The day has come to explore the Machu Picchu citadel! After enjoying an early breakfast, we will have an approximately 25-minute journey by tourist bus to Machu Picchu, situated at 2400 meters above sea level. We will arrive at the historic sanctuary just at sunrise, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the mystical energy of this ancient place. We open our arms to feel the magic that surrounds Machu Picchu, marveling at the breathtaking view of the Inca citadel. This is a moment we have been eagerly anticipating, an encounter with living history and the ancestral essence of the Incas.

After this unforgettable moment, our expert guide will take us on a fascinating journey through the history and architecture of Machu Picchu. It is important to note that the visit time is limited to a maximum of 3 hours, but in that time, we explore the various areas that divided the citadel, understand its population distribution, and discover interesting details, such as the fact that despite being isolated, Machu Picchu had the ability to sustain itself.

We will walk the same paths that the ancient inhabitants of this architectural marvel traversed, marveling at each precisely carved stone and every structure that reveals the intelligence and skill of the Incas.

After the tour, we return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and to explore the magical town of Aguas Calientes, which has many restaurants and craft shops. At this point, we will head to the train station to return to Ollantaytambo, where our transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco, marking the end of our incredible SALKANTAY-MACHU PICCHU trek.

Climate: warm during the day.
Hiking time: 02 hours.
Transportation time: 30 min.

INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Soraypampa.
  • Tents.
  • Professional guide (Spanish and English).
  • Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food, and kitchen equipment) - days 1 to 3.
  • Meals (04B, 03L, 02D). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • First aid kit.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (day 4).
  • Entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu archaeological site.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo station to the hotel in Cusco.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Train ticket from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes (day 3).
  • Visit to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes.
  • Other services not mentioned in the program.
 
NOTE: As the weather can be very cold and cloudy, clothing may get wet and not dry overnight, especially in certain situations or conditions. So, bring some extra clothes to change.

RECOMMENDATIONS: What should I bring?

  • Backpack equipped with a waterproof cover, sleeping bag, suitable clothing for warm and cold climates, such as a waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, and light pants.
  • Trekking shoes, sneakers, or sandals (for showers and hot springs), wool or synthetic socks, sweater, long and short-sleeved T-shirts.
  • Rain poncho and hat, plus a swimsuit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol, and sanitizing gel.
  • Water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), include a flashlight and batteries, some snacks like chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card.
  • Extra money in soles.

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