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SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

 

Day 01: Cusco – Soraypampa

 

Trekking distance: 21,2km Altitude: 3360m to 4050m  Walking time: 6 to 7hrs

You will be picked up from the hotel at approx 4:30am and transferred to Mollepata by bus (2985 meters above sea level). where we stop for breakfast and then it’s time for a full day of hiking  mostly uphill, we will meet with our muleteers and begin our expedition. Including our lunch stop, the day’s trek will last about 6 - 7 hours as we make our way towards our first campsite in Soraypampa (4050 meters above sea level). From this point we will enjoy a view of the impressive snow-capped peak of Humantay and enjoy our dinner.

 

Day 02: Soraypamapa – Chaullay

 

Trekking distance: 20,8km  Altitude: 4050m - 4608m - 2860m  Walking time: 7-8hrs

Early in the moning after the breakfast we will have a difficult hike, as we need to ascend to Humantay Pass, you will reach the highest point of the trek at an impressive 4608 meters. Here, the guide will explain a little bit about the history of Salkantay Mountain and the Andean people. This little history break is an excellent excuse for you to catch your breath, recover from the climb and eat some well-deserved snacks. From the pass, we’ll be able to observe snowy Salkantay, the valley of Santa Teresa, the mountain peaks and lagoon. During the trek we will make a stop to have lunch and enjoy a brief rest before continuing with a descent through the jungle brow until reaching the place known as Chaullay (2860 meters above sea level), where we will enjoy a delicious dinner and set up camp.

 

Day 03: Chaullay – Santa Teresa

 

Trekking distance: 13,8km Altitude: 2860m to 1972m Walking time: 4 to 6hrs

Waking up in the pre-jungle is something special; we’ll continue our hike, with the option of visiting the area hot springs. We’ll pass tropical orchards and coffee crops, among the region’s other plantations. Soon after breakfast you will find yourself crossing rivers, balancing over bridges and enjoying the warmer climate. We’ll have lunch in route on the way to our next campsite, Our transport will be waiting for us to bring us to the village of Santa Teresa. We’ll pitch the tents here and enjoy another night of camping.

 

Day 04: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

 

Trekking distance: 14,3km Altitude: 1972m to 1680m walking time: 4 to 6hrs

You will wake up and have breakfast at around 7am. After breakfast you will walk to Colpani taking in the views until you reach the restaurant where you will have lunch stop and comfortable rest at the Hidroelectrica station of Machu Picchu. From here it is only about two and a half hours further walking along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu. We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in town, after which you’ll have free time should you wish to enjoy the town’s hot springs.

 

Day 05: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

 

On this day, we’ll visit one of the world’s most evocative sites: Machu Picchu Archeological Complex. In the morning you will start your 1 hour ascent to the citadel to arrive in time for sunrise, or at the time you desire (you could opt to take the bus, a 25 minute trip $9 each way, first bus departs at 5:30am). The 2-hours guided visit is an unforgettable experience, as our professional guide will recount history enveloping this mysterious and enchanting site. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore the site independently. If you have purchased a pass for Huayna Picchu in advance you will have the opportunity to climb the mountain the Temple of the Moon, or the Sun Gate. You need to return to Aguas Calientes at least 30 minutes prior to your train departure. There will be a transport waiting for you in Ollantaytambo to bring you back to Cusco.

 

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• Breakfast day 1, last lunch and dinner day 5

• Sleeping bag

• Hot Springs in Santa Teresa, optional 5 soles

• Water

• Zip Lines in Santa Teresa (Optional US$30)

• Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (optional, US$10 each way)

• Entrance fee for Huayna Picchu US$10 or Machu Picchu Mountain US$6 - must be reserved at time of booking.

• With 4 day, 3 nights tour: Transportation La Playa - Hidroelectrica, US$30 per group

 

 

• Hiking shoes

• Backpack (25 to 40 liters)

• Comfortable clothing for trekking

• Rain jacket

• Sandals

• Warm clothes,

• Thermal clothing (for sleeping)

• Sleeping bag

• Hiking sticks

• Flashlight + extra batteries

• Camera

• Sun Hat

• Sun block

• Sunglasses

• Water bottle

• Insect repellent

• Toilet paper

• Snacks

• Swimsuit

• Extra money (soles)

• Original passport

• ISIC card (if applicable)

 

 

• Tourist-Class Transport from Cusco to Mollepata

• 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners (vegetarian option available)

• Hot drinks in the evenings and with meals

• Mules to carry 5kgs of personal equipment

• Load Animals for Camping Equipment & Food

• Transportation from La Playa-Santa Teresa

• Admission: Machu Picchu

• 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu

• Professional English speaking guide

• Double occupancy tents

• Camping mats

• Cook and dining tent

• 03 night in camping

• 01 Night’s Lodging in hostel Aguas Calientes

• First-Aid Kit

 

 

AVAILABILITY: All Year

DURATION: 5 Days 4 Nights

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

+ Huayna Picchu  US$ 10

+ Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 5

+ Zip Line (day 4) US$ 30

ISIC CARD APLICABLE  (International Student Card)

 

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