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Salkantay Machu Picchu Trekking - Salkantay Trekking

This thrilling 5-day tour, Salkantay and Machu Picchu, begins at the imposing Salkantay mountain, which translates to "Wild Mountain." Throughout the journey, we explore the renowned Humantay Lagoon, known as the "Head of the Gods." Culminating our unforgettable adventure with Salkantay Trekking, we will reach the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. A journey that promises astonishing discoveries and unforgettable experiences in the heart of the ancient Inca civilization.

Day 01

CUSCO | MOLLEPATA - CHALLACANCHA - SORAYPAMPA (HUMANTAY LAKE).

We start the day by picking you up from your hotel and embark on a journey of approximately 4 hours, crossing Anta and Mollepata until we reach Challacancha, the starting point for our hike. We make a brief stop in Mollepata to rest and, optionally, enjoy a light breakfast. In Challacancha, we meet our support team, who will take care of the equipment and pack mules. We begin the trek to Soraypampa (3850 meters - 12631 feet), our first camp, covering a distance of 7 km in about 3 hours. After lunch at the Salkantay base camp, we explore the impressive Humantay Lake (4200 meters - 13779 feet) and then return to the camp to rest.

Caminata Por Soraypampa Hacia SalkantayCaminata hacia Soraypama Salkantay
Day 02

SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY PASS - WAYRACPUNKU - CHAULLAY

After an early breakfast, we start our hike towards the highest point of the trail, the Salkantay Pass (4650 meters). After a challenging ascent of 7 km in 3 hours, we descend 5 km to Huayracmachay for lunch. In the afternoon, we traverse the Amazon rainforest for 10 km in 3 hours to Chaullay Village (2900 meters), our jungle base camp on the way to Machu Picchu.

Trekking Por Chaullay Y WayracpunkuCaminata hacia Salkantay
Day 03

CHAULLAY | COLLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA

We start our hike towards the town of La Playa through the Santa Teresa Valley. Along the way, we pass through Colpapampa, known as the "front of the cloud forest," where you can admire waterfalls, birds, hot springs, fruit trees, and varied flora and fauna. After a hearty lunch in La Playa, we walk about 1 hour to reach our base camp Lucmabamba (2400 meters), where we will spend the night.

camino inca salkantay machu picchuCamino Inca Salkantay a Machu Picchu 4 Dias
Day 04

LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

We start our hike early with a steep 2-hour ascent, offering breathtaking views of the Santa Teresa Valley and culminating at the Llactapata Inca site, located right in front of Machu Picchu. After exploring these ruins, we continue with a 2-hour downhill walk to reach the Hidroelectrica train station, where we enjoy lunch. Then, we visit Intiwatana, an ancient rock used as a sundial in the Inca era, before following the train tracks to the town of Aguas Calientes.

Caminta en la hidroelectrica hacia aguas calientesCaminanta Hacia Machu Picchu Por La Hidrolectrica
Day 05

AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU

After an early start, we explore Machu Picchu with a 2-hour guided tour, admiring temples, terraces, and Inca architectural ingenuity. Additional options include hiking to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (requires reservation), walking to the Sun Gate, or visiting the Inca Bridge. We enjoy the city for over 7 hours, ranging in altitude from 1950 m to 4600 m, from April to November.

Tour machu picchu y salkantay 4 diasTour A Machu Picchu Y Salkantay

INCLUDES:

  • Briefing: Information about the tour the night before departure. In any case, you must confirm the time and place.
  • Transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and transferred by private transport to Challacancha, the starting point of the hike.
  • Igloo or tents, two people in each Igloo allowing greater comfort. (Depending on availability)
  • Mattress per person: 2.5 inches.
  • Camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs).
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • One night hotel in Aguas Calientes (Basic Accommodation) Day 4
  • Personal accommodation in private campsites.
  • Cooking assistant and kitchen.
  • Horses: Our horses and mules can carry up to a maximum of 7 kilos of cargo per person, from day 1 to day 2; after that, it will be transported in vehicles by the agency to Aguas Calientes on day 4.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 5: lunch and dinner
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Train: Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (USD $ 31)
  • Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (ascent) (USD $ 12 - One way)
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes - Day 5

RECOMMENDATIONS: What should I bring?

  • Backpack with raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag. Clothing for variable weather, including a suitable waterproof jacket for both cold and hot weather. (If you don't have a sleeping bag, the agency can rent you one for $20 for the entire route.)
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes, sneakers, or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Short and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer gel, water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag).
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card, and extra money in soles.
  • Because the weather can be very cold and humid, your clothes won't dry overnight once wet. So, bring some extra clothes to change into.

Itinerary Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO | MOLLEPATA - CHALLACANCHA - SORAYPAMPA (HUMANTAY LAKE)

We start our tour by picking you up from your hotel at 05:00 AM. We begin our journey with approximately a 4-hour drive, crossing the picturesque landscapes of Anta and Mollepata, culminating in Challancha. During the first two hours of the trip, we will make a brief stop in Mollepata to provide access to sanitary facilities and the opportunity to explore souvenir shops. You will also have the option to enjoy a light and optional breakfast in this charming town. This starting point immerses us in the cultural and natural richness of the region as we prepare for the exciting experiences that await us on our journey. We continue towards Challacancha, the starting point for our hike. We meet our support staff, and they organize all the equipment and pack mules, and then we begin the trek to Soraypampa (3850 m - 12631 ft), the first camp on our journey. Afterward, we travel 7 km (4.35 miles) in 3 hours to Soraypampa, where we will have lunch at the Salkantay base camp.

After lunch and a short break, we venture to the unforgettable Humantay Lake, located at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level (13779 feet). This impressive body of water, known for its dazzling turquoise color due to the accumulation of minerals in the water, awaits us with an unparalleled visual and spiritual experience. This mountain lake captivates not only with its scenic beauty but is also considered a sacred place by local communities, attracting those seeking a spiritual connection with nature and the surrounding environment.

Once we have explored and enjoyed the serenity of the lake, we return to our camp. This experience will not only leave us with eternal memories of this natural jewel in the region but will also provide a deep appreciation for the connection between humans and nature in this special corner of the Peruvian Andes.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY PASS - WAYRACPUNKU - CHAULLAY

After an early wake-up with the first light of the day at 05:30 AM and a delicious breakfast, we begin the trek to the highest point of the trail: the Salkantay Pass (4650 m - 15255 ft). The distance is 7 km (4.34 miles) of challenging ascent in 4 hours between the base of the rocky valley and the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6271 m - 20574 ft). Continuing with the climax of today's hike, there is a 5 km (3.1 miles) downhill walk to the lunch site: Huayracmachay.

In the afternoon, after enjoying a delicious meal, we enter the upper Amazon jungle, known as the "cloud forest." This exciting journey will take us through a wide and lush trail in the dense tropical forest, covering a distance of 10 km (6.2 miles) in approximately 3 hours. During this journey, we will be surrounded by biodiversity, crossing through a cloud forest to part of the jungle brow, where endemic birds and a large number of hummingbirds can be observed, abundant due to the variety of multicolored flowers in this area.

This is the most demanding day, with a total walking distance of about 22 km.

DAY 3: CHAULLAY | COLLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA

At 06:00 AM, we start our hike towards the warm town of "La Playa," following the trail through the beautiful Santa Teresa Valley. During our journey, we are amazed by the beauty of Collpapampa, also known as the "front of the cloud forest." In this stretch, you will see how the landscape of the area changes, entering a more tropical and lower-altitude landscape, where you can observe the appearance of avocado, banana, coffee, cocoa, pineapple, mandarin trees, etc.

In addition to its diversity of exotic birds. After a delicious lunch in La Playa, we continue our journey with a short walk of approximately 1 hour that will take us to our base camp, Lucmabamba, located at 2100 meters above sea level (7874 feet). This peaceful retreat will allow us to explore the natural treasures around us and appreciate the cultural richness of the region. During our hike, we will also have the opportunity to spot various endemic birds.

In the afternoon, after settling into our camp, it is possible to "take the coffee tour," where you will have a hands-on experience of how coffee is harvested, roasted, ground from the tree to the tasting of this delicious organic coffee.

DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

We start early with a delicious breakfast, then we begin our ascent of approximately 2 hours through an Qapaqñan (real Inca trail) that will give us impressive views of the picturesque Santa Teresa Valley. We will reach the magical site of Llactapata Inca, located right in front of the wonder of Machu Picchu. Here, among the millennia-old stones, we will breathe air loaded with history and magic, connecting with the ancient legends that surround this sacred place. After exploring this enigmatic Llactapata site, we continue our journey with a serene 2-hour downhill walk. In this stretch of the trail, we will witness the harmonious fusion between the lush nature and the footprint of the ancient Inca civilization. Our journey will take us to the Hidroelectrica train station, where we will stop for lunch prepared by our chef.

After lunch, we head towards Intiwatana, an ancient stone monument that served as a sundial in Inca times. This ancestral site will reveal lost secrets in time, offering us a glimpse into the wisdom of ancient cultures. Following our path, we will reach the train tracks that wind their way to the cozy town of Aguas Calientes, the refuge that will welcome us in this unforgettable journey.

At this point, you have two options: the first, if fatigue overwhelms you, you can choose to take the train to Aguas Calientes for an additional cost of $31.00, providing you with a comfortable and peaceful journey. The second option, if you still have the desire to explore, is to walk from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes, a journey that will take you approximately 3 hours following the train track route. This choice, although challenging, will provide you with an immersive experience, allowing you to absorb every detail of the surrounding landscape and connect more deeply with the nature around you. Whatever your decision, these are two good ways to reach Aguas Calientes.

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

This is the most anticipated day when we will visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site - Machu Picchu! We will rise early to climb to the top of Machu Picchu. The entrance control point of Machu Picchu is open from 06:00 to 17:00. We will walk to Machu Picchu (a bus ride is optional for $12.00). Here, we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the crop fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas, which was so advanced for its time and still partially a mystery today! Without modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were brilliant in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water through channels along their streets for people to use.

After this tour, you can climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (make sure to book in advance to get tickets for these). The Incas considered Huayna Picchu a sacred place and used it for religious and astronomical ceremonies. It is also believed to have been the home of Inca priests and elites. Each mountain takes about 3 hours to climb and descend. Another lower-impact option for those who do not need an additional ticket is to walk to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 or 2.5 hours round trip). Another option is to walk to see the Inca Bridge. You can stay and enjoy this magical city for more than 7 hours.

INCLUDES:

  • Briefing: Information about the tour the night before departure. In any case, you must confirm the time and place.
  • Transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and transferred by private transport to Challacancha, the starting point of the hike.
  • Igloo or tents, two people in each Igloo allowing greater comfort. (Depending on availability)
  • Mattress per person: 2.5 inches.
  • Camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs).
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • One night hotel in Aguas Calientes (Basic Accommodation) Day 4
  • Personal accommodation in private campsites.
  • Cooking assistant and kitchen.
  • Horses: Our horses and mules can carry up to a maximum of 7 kilos of cargo per person, from day 1 to day 2; after that, it will be transported in vehicles by the agency to Aguas Calientes on day 4.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 5: lunch and dinner
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Train: Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (USD $ 31)
  • Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (ascent) (USD $ 12 - One way)
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes - Day 5

RECOMMENDATIONS: What should I bring?

  • Backpack with raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag. Clothing for variable weather, including a suitable waterproof jacket for both cold and hot weather. (If you don't have a sleeping bag, the agency can rent you one for $20 for the entire route.)
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes, sneakers, or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Short and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer gel, water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag).
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card, and extra money in soles.
  • Because the weather can be very cold and humid, your clothes won't dry overnight once wet. So, bring some extra clothes to change into.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS?

We have two options based on the type of train, the price is per person. Ask for our seasonal offers and promotions for last minute reservations. If the hotel of your preference is not in our offer request a quote and we will respond very quickly; if you have questions regarding prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you. Write to us at info@cuscoperu.com , you can also contact us by phone:
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IMPORTANT:

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  • For groups larger than 4 people, please contact us for a special price..

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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5D-4N
Price per person in Double or Matrimonial Room - minimum 02 persons

SALKANTAY with Hotel (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)

US$ 589.00

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  • TRAINS: Our service includes the EXPEDITION or VOYAGER train and you can upgrade to the VISTADOME TRAIN for an additional 30 USD per person return.
  • We can also offer you the VISTADOME OBSERVATORY TRAIN, with an additional 90 USD per person round trip.
  • HOTELS: You can choose packages based on the type of Hotel, you can also opt for Hotels that are not listed in our offer, before confirming you must inform us of the hotel you prefer and we will add it to the package.
  • PRIVATE: Consult with one of our advisors if you want any of the services in private.
ABOUT TRAINS
The route is the same, only the wagons vary.
TRAIN EXPEDITION - PERURAIL
The traveler on the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points of this ancient route that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons fully covered by large windows so that the traveler can immerse himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begins on the train.
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VISTADOME PANORAMIC TRAIN
Surrounded entirely by glass, with cars with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler on the Vistadome connects with and feels part of Peru's breathtaking landscape. Perurail provides a personalized and first class service in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating system, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip. Snacks and beverages are also available.
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OBSERVATORY TRAIN VISTADOME
The Vistadome Observatory train by Peru Rail takes you on a breathtaking journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Andean landscapes through its expansive windows and a space specially designed for observation. Every moment on this train is a celebration of Peru's rich heritage, expressed through traditional melodies and dances. During the journey, travelers have the freedom to move between the panoramic view carriage and the sophisticated observation space, ensuring an immersive and unique experience.
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HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN
Luxurious and exclusive train with all inclusive service decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s, each of them is decorated with polished wood and bronze details and have been equipped with large comfortable armchairs. It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalized service that takes care of even the smallest detail in the trip. In the Hiram Bingham you can enjoy the sophisticated dining car, the bar car and the observatory car, from where you can enjoy the open air, the wonderful route, in the company of a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; it will be an experience you will never forget.
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As condições climáticas variam dependendo das cidades e da estação do ano em que você decide fazer sua viagem, a altura, a água, a troca de moeda, a voltagem elétrica e muitos outros dados a serem preparados. Esta informação irá ajudá-lo a organizar a sua viagem e aproveitar a sua estadia sem preocupações.

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Clima

Pela geografia de Perú o clima é variado pelo que lhe recomendamos consultar especificamente sobre a situação climática dos lugares que vai visitar e as datas que vai realizar a viagem.

Fuso horário

A hora peruana é GMT-5 horas e é a mesma que a hora normal da zona Este dos Estados Unidos de América.

Visto de turista

Os cidadãos da maior parte dos países de América e Europa Ocidental não requerem de visa para visitar o Peru.

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A moeda oficial de Peru é o “Sol” (S/.) Dividido em 100 cêntimos. Circula em moedas de 0.10, 0.20 e 0.50 cêntimos; e de 1, 2 e 5 Soles. E em bilhetes temos de 10, 20, 50, 100 e 200 Soles.

Voltagem elétrico

A voltagem elétrica é de 220 volts, tem uma frequência de 60 hertz e as tomadas elétricas geralmente utilizados são de tipo A, B e C.

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