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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

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  Trip Overview


TOUR TYPE: CAMPING, HIKING, TREKKING, ADVENTURE, CULTURAL  AND HISTORY 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 51KM / 32 MILES

DIFFICULTY: CHALLENGING

GOOD FOR: THOSE WHO ENJOY HIKING AND HAVE A MODERATE LEVEL OF FITNESS

CONSIDERATIONS: YOU WILL VISIT THE COFFEE CROP

HIKING SEASON: BEST TIME TO HIKE DURING THE DRY SEASON APRIL TO OCTOBER

TRAIL CLOSE: RAINY SEASON NOVEMBER TO MARCH

ACCLIMATIZATION:  PLEASE SPEND AT LEAST REST DAYS IN CUSCO BEFORE START YOUR HIKE

GROUP SIZE: CAN BE 2 OR 8 HIKER

OVERVIEW

Salkantay trek to Machu picchu

Is one of  the  best alternative  hikes after the Classic inca trail  in Cusco, It is a hike of 47 km or 26 miles. Located northwest of the city of cusco Salkantay is the highest peak of the mountain range 6271 m./ 20569ft.

its name means (wild mountain) and in time of the Incas was one of the most important Apu. It is a hike oriented to those who like the challenges and push their limits to the edge and Hikers who like to experience and witness the diverse microclimates and landscapes that the track has to offer in one trip.

Cusco Andean Hike perform real adventures and camping , does not use or build cabins or domes that destroy nature, we take care of the environment around us.100% sustainable tourism.

We invite you to discover in enjoy these 5 days of the variety of climates, ranging from the very cold and icy weather to pass through the mountain pass Salkantay 4.600m.s.n.m. To a subtropical climate and to be able to see on the last day of the trip one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. In Salkantay trek is guaranteed.

ITINERARY

DAY I: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – SOYROCOCHA

Cusco Andean Hike will pick you up early in the morning 5:30 am from your  hotel in a private Bus and take you to the starting point  of your trip to Soraypampa; The travel time to this place is around 4 hours.

we have a stop in Mollepata is small town, we will make a brief stop to explore the streets and buy some things that we will need for the hike. After  that we will back to the bus to continue our journey to soraypampa an hour and a half approx, when we arrive to Soraypampa (3920 masl), we will see in the distance the Apu Salkantay.

Once here, we will decide the path to follow for the trekking based on the physical condition of the participants.

First option:

climb a mountain through the left side with the opportunity to see the beauty of the famous  Andean lagoon Humantay and other mountains that surround it. Finally, we will descend the same route and take our usual trail to our camp.

Second Option:

To skip the ascent to the mountain and follow the traditional path that will take us directly to our camp.

On the way to our camp, we will see the local people, we will learn about their traditional lifestyle, where livestock farming and agriculture is of great importance and the reason why it is still practiced today.

As we continue, we will increasingly approach one of the most important mountains in southern Peru. The Great Salkantay, known as “The Guardian of the Andes”. Then we will continue uphill through a winding road to Lake Soyrococha (4480 masl), place where we will spend the night.

  • Meals:Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4480m/ 14698 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 3920m/12860 ft
  • Distance walk: 7 km/4.3 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DIA II SOYROCOCHA – COLLPAPAMPA

After waking up surrounded by the mountains and the lake, we will have a fortifying breakfast and we will begin with our trek gradually ascending for about 1 ½ hours. Towards the highest point of the hike. The Salkantay Pass (4,600 m.s.n.m). From here, we will have a panoramic view of the Andes, its mountain ranges, glaciers, lakes and streams. Feel the true magic of the Andes.
After a well-deserved rest, we will descend the mountain little by little until arriving at HuayraMachay (3,900 m.) leaving behind the Salkantay. After 2 hrs. We will arrive at our stop for lunch.

Later, we will continue descending through an area belonging to the jungle higher part known as “Andenes” (3,800 masl)

Here, we will be able to see vast vegetation, bamboo forests and a variety of wild orchids, bromeliads and Other flowers typical of the area. Soon, the second camp is within easy reach: Collpapampa (2,950 m.)

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4600/ 15091 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2950 m/9776 ft
  • Distance walk: 14 km/4.3 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DIA III COLLPAPAMPA – LUCMABAMBA (COFFEE EXPERIENCE)

This is an easy hike through the top of the jungle, where we will see vast flora and fauna, especially fruits like  avocado, granates, wild strawberries, coffee, and bamboo. The climate is humid and warm which is characteristic of the semi-tropical zone.

Also we will see along the way some communities where they still live freely and respecting nature. On this day, we will have the opportunity to see coffee plantations and participate in the coffee experience  the processes of this plant and you can make your own coffee.

It will be a day filled with learning experiences. Our camp Lucmabamba  (2000 m.) usually has a much warmer climate, since it is in the humid part of the jungle

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 2980m/ 9776 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2000m/6500 ft
  • Distance walk: 16 km/9.9 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

DIA IV LUCMABAMBA– HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our hike following the traditional Inca Trail. We will climb the mountain little by little for 2 hours to the archaeological site of Llactapata (2.749 m.) From here, we will be able to finally see the citadel of Machu Picchu, a part of the traditional Inca Trail and the river Urubamba that is rolled in all the Valley.

After a brief moment to rest, we will descend for 3 hours through a winding road between narrow and slippery spaces until we get to the valley (hydroelectric) Here, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes to a hotel where we will pass the night . Maybe you would like to visit the  Hot Springs in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: hotel
  • Maximum altitude: 2749/ 9ooo ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2000 m/6500 ft
  • Distance walk: 10 km/5.3 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

DIA V AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast, we will take the first bus to Machu picchu so that we can arrive early to see the sunrise in this magical place. The guided tour through the interior of the citadel will be around 2 hours.

After the guided tour you will have free time to visit the city for places you did not see or maybe have a ticket to visit Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will have time to do it. In the afternoon, we will take the return bus to Aguas Calientes.

Once in the city, you can take lunch and later you will go to train station to take the train Peru Rail. Expedition to Ollantaytambo where you will be waiting for our transfer with our bus to take you back to Cusco – Hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2440m/ 8025 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2050 m/6500 ft
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours tour in machu picchu
  • Difficulty: Easy

INCLUDES

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the pertinent information for your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  • Private bus pick up from your hotel to the starting point of the trek
  • Round trip bus. Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Return bus from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation

  • Camps for 4 days and 3 nights (salkantay trek)
  • One night in Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Field Staff

  • Professional travel guide in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism
  • Professional chef
  • Horsemen and Horses to carry the necessary equipment and the personal effects of the passengers of up to 7 kg
  • Emergency horse, in case someone does not feel well

Water

  • Cusco Andean Hike will provide you with boiled water (previously filtered and cooled) from your first lunch, last breakfast and for your bottles before each walk (you decide how many liters you need each day).
  • Drinking enough water and hydrating is very important to be able to feel good in the mountains and thus avoid altitude sickness.

 Food

  • Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners (breakfast on day 1 and lunch, dinner on the last day are not included)

DUFFEL BAG

  • You have included 7 kg so you can carry your personal belongings (be careful with the fragile items, since it is the horse who will carry it on his back)

Tickets

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance for the Salkantay trek

Camping equipment

  • High mountain tent for 4 people, but we use it for 2 people (more comfort for you). If you want a personal tent  we also have personal tents (you must inform us in advance)
  • Single mattress
  • Bathroom / Bath Chemical

NOT INCLUDED

  • Salkantay trek 5D-4N: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Ticket HUAYNA PICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHU PICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
  • Extra horse to carry personal belongings of customers more than those already included (for 7 kilos to 14 kilos)
  • Personal chair horses
  • Tips for staff

Price

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Groups 2 to 8 pax
  • Transfer included Airport – Hotel
  • 24/7 assistance by our Whatsapp ✆+51 944363112
  • Extra porter 7Kg
  • Sleeping pad included Therm a rest 
  • Professional tour guide English speaker from the beginning to end
  • 100% Quality service

PRICE

Group service from 2 pax

  • US$ 649 per person

Private service from 1 pax

  •   US$ 760 per person

EXTRAS

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain –    US$ 70.00 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain   –    US$ 70.00 per person
  • Sleeping Bag – US$ 20 per person
  • Walking Poles – US$ 15  a pair  of walking poles

Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: info@cuscoandeanhike.com

How to book

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail info@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.

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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. info@cuscoandeanhike.com

PACKING LIST

  • Original passport
  • Original student card
  • Day Back pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flash light
  • Plastic poncho
  • Water proof jacket
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Short pants
  • Trekking boots, hiking boots
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Camelbak
  • Wool socks
  • Toilet paper
  • Sandals
  • Sun block cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Snacks(candies, biscuits, chocolates)
  • Hat, gloves, scarf
  • T-shirt
  • Personal towel
  • Extra money ( soles) different domination.

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