The famous Salkantay Trek is recently named among the 25 best Treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Accept the challenge of this steep trip of 5 days and 4 nights to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trek. This rigorous hike offers you spectacular views of the snow-covered Andean peaks and the lush jungle, as well as a trip through a mountain pass at 4,650 meters (15,200 feet). In addition, you can get closer to the indigenous communities of Peru while exploring villages such as Soraypampa and Santa Teresa, before ending your trek to the unforgettable Machu Picchu with a guided tour.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
We pick you up from your hotel to start the Salkantay trek. From Cusco we will depart on our tourist bus towards Mollepata, a village that is located at an altitude of 2,860 meters above sea level, which has a temperate climate and jungle-brow vegetation around the town where we can see some snow-capped peaks belonging to the Salkantay chain. . Arriving at the town of Mollepata we will enjoy a beautiful landscape that is part of the Salkantay mountain, which is located at an altitude of 6,200 meters above sea level. In the place we will also take our breakfast, and then we will start walking. Likewise we will be accompanied by the vegetation belonging to the jungle, on the way we will have lunch, and then we will continue our trek with the vegetation going from the Andes to Soraypampa after our first camp and we will have a delicious dinner to taste, and then rest.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Collpapampa
The second day will be the longest of the walk. After our breakfast we will continue the Salkantay trek until we reach the pass or pass of the Salkantay which has an altitude of 4,600 masl / 9800 ft. From this place, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the second highest peak in Cusco, Salkantay. After taking some pictures of the Salkantay snow, we will descend until we reach our lunch spot, then we will continue our trek downhill towards the jungle edge, where the weather will be warmer and very beautiful vegetation until we reach Chaullay where we will camp the second night.
Day 3: Collpapampa – The Beach
We will get up early to have breakfast, then we will start walking through the high jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo river we will have many varieties of small streams. We go paddling through magnificent valleys that have wonderful waterfalls, and we can also observe many varieties of tropical fruits and plants, where we can see the coca crops, coffee considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors of the Inca empire which is currently cultivated in tropical areas , this last section will be descent to Sahuayac beach, where we will enjoy our lunch. Then we will continue to Santa Teresa where we will spend the night, what they wish they can enjoy the hot springs that has an additional cost and is optional then we will have dinner to rest.
Day 4: The Beach – Hidroeléctrica – Machu Picchu
At dawn we will be inside a tropical area full of history and nature, there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste and then continue with our walk towards Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town, passing by the well known hydroelectric rest center where we can enjoy our lunch, (hydroelectric train service – Aguas Calientes: optional), making stops in different places to appreciate the entire passage and its environment full of waterfalls, arriving in the afternoon to the mentioned town that is popularly known as Aguas Caliente, there We will spend the night.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
In the early morning we will get up to enjoy our breakfast, and then we will ascend to the majestic Inca city Machu Picchu where we will visit accompanied by our guide, and the rest of the day will have free day, can visit Huayna Picchu (Optional), Inti Punku, bridge Inca or simply visit the whole citadel once more, we will return in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes to board our return train, a bus will be waiting for us in Ollantaytambo to transfer it to Cusco
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- Pick up from the Hotel
- Bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
- Official bilingual tourism guide
- Poncho for water.
- Food: 04 breakfast, 04 lunch, 04cena.
- Camping equipment: sleeping tent for 4 people for every 2 people, matras.
- Dining room, kitchen, tables, chairs.
- Horse to load the equipment, food, and 5 KILOS OF PASSENGER LUGGAGE (includes sleeping and flask), only for 3 days.
- One Night of lodging in Clients Waters.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Machu Picchu bus to Aguas Calientes.
- Return Tourist Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- First aid kit.
- Oxygen balloon
- Trekking sticks.
- Canvas bag to carry 5 Kilos
- Inflatable doite mattress.
- Ollantaytambo return bus to Cusco.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional)
- One Way: US $ 12.0
- Breakfast of the 1st day. (You must take it at your hotel in Cusco).
- Lunch on the 5th day. (Optional in Aguas calientes).
- Hydropower train to Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to the thermal baths of Santa Tersa (10.00 nuevos soles) and Aguas Calientes (10 nuevos soles).
- Extra horse for riding or for any extra backpack.
- Expenses not mentioned.
What to Bring:
- Trekking boots must be water resistant (recommended).
- Clothing that shelters at night.
- Rain clothes.
- Cap or Hat.
- Long pants, we do not recommend that you wear jeans.
- Several poles.
- Small towel.
- Hot water bathing suit in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price)
- Toilet paper, handkerchiefs.
- Hand disinfectants.
- Insect repellent
- Plastic poncho for rain.
- Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
- Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, fruit, muesli, water, etc.
- Bottle of water, must take a lot of water in the walk.
- Purifying tablets.
- Original passport or Identity Document (for Control of entry to Machu Picchu).
- Student card (ISIC -% Discount) if applicable.
- Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations: dollars, euros or soles.
- Camera or video camera.