• Salkantay Trek – Machu Picchu 3 Days

    Cusco

    From

    $ 510

    Duration

    3 Days

    Type of tour

    Trekking

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    Discover the adventure of one of the 2 most exciting treks in Peru, Salkantay Trek in only 3 days and 2 nights! This impressive trip is designed for those who are looking for an incredible experience with amazing landscapes and great ecological diversity. You will visit the main attractions such as the majestic snow-capped mountain of Salkantay and the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

    Salkantay is an alternative route to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, through the Vilcabamba mountain range, with spectacular views, crystal clear turquoise lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains like the Apu Salkantay and the Humantay lagoon, rivers and subtropical areas of abundant vegetation and fauna. Live the adventure of your life in one of the wonders of the world!

    Short itinerary

    SHORT ITINERARY

    Day 01: Cusco – Soraypampa – Chaullay

    Pick up at hotel, departure by bus from Cusco to Soraypampa. Where we join the group and start our hike to Chaullay camp. This day we walk 22 km on average.

    Day 02: Chaullay – La Playa – Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes – Hotel.

    Breakfast, hike, hike to Sahuayaco beach, lunch, transportation to Hidroeléctrica, hike to Aguas Calientes, dinner and overnight in the village. This day you will walk an average of 16 km (10 miles).

    Day 3: Machupicchu

    Breakfast in lodging, bus to Machu Picchu, visit with tour guide in Machu Picchu, return hike to Aguas Calientes, final return by train and bus to Cusco city. End of the tour.

    Itinerary

    TRAVEL ITINERARY

    Cusco (3,400 masl): Pick up from the hotel at 2:00 am, and then head to Soraypampa. It will be about 3 hours by car to Soraypampa, which is the place where the hike begins. Once in Soraypampa, you will join the Salkantay group for breakfast.

    Soraypampa (3,900 masl): We will have a hot breakfast around 5:30 in the morning and begin our trek to the highest pass on this trek (4650m / 15200ft) situated between two large mountains.

    Abra Salkantay highest point (4, 630 masl): Our hike we will be able to appreciate in all its fullness the Salkantay mountain, it is impressive what nature and divine creation shows us.

    Huayracpunku (4, 000 masl): Salkantay and Humantay (Salkantay at 6271m / 20575ft and Humantay at 4120m / 13500ft). From the pass, the views of both mountains covered with, there will also be a possibility of snow here. We will continue our hike downhill through a beautiful cloud forest and arrive at Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch.

    Chaullay (2, 800 masl): After lunch another hike begins, in the direction of the jungle until we reach our second campsite.

    Another possible campsite would be in Qolqampata, following the course of the Salkantay River.

    At this point we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape in the same place we set up camp (2900m approx.).

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Time: 9 hours approx.
    • Distance: 19 kilometers Approx.
    • Weather: Cold, Windy and Warm.
    • Maximum Altitude: 4630 meters (20,671 feet) – 4,000 m (13,000 ft).
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Campsite: Chaullay

    Chaullay (2, 800 masl): Very early (6:00 am) we have breakfast and then we start our hike, this day is very attractive because we can appreciate a diversity of flora, medicinal plants, esoteric, orchids, and then pass through the following villages.

    The beach (2, 064 masl): We continue advancing and we arrive to Collpa Pampa La Playa, in this beautiful place there are some thermal baths, where we can enter and enjoy these baths for a period of one hour, then continue to the beach to enjoy a delicious lunch, we will rest about 1 hour and continue our journey towards Santa Teresa, this section will be done in a transport of the area.

    Hydroelectric (1, 820 masl): After arriving Santa Teresa we board another transport to go to Hidroeléctrica, once there we will be ready for our last stretch to get to Aguas Calientes.

    Aguas Calientes (2,040 masl): In hydroelectric, we start walking for 3 hours, until we arrive to Aguas Calientes, take a good bath in the hotel, then we will have dinner and stay in a comfortable hotel.

    • Time: 9 hours, walking and by car.
    • Distance: 32 kilometers Approx.
    • Weather: Warm,
    • Maximum Altitude: 2800 masl.
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Lodging: Aguas Calientes Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Aguas Calientes (2,040 masl): We wake up at 4:30 in the morning and then breakfast is at 5:00 am at your respective hotel.

    Machu Picchu (2, 430 masl): Then you will line up to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu (which are first come, first serve – as a shuttle service). The bus takes 25 to 30 minutes to get to the citadel of Machu Picchu (which opens at 6:00 am).

    Please be sure to bring your original passport – the same one you used to book your trip. The same one you used to book your trip because the park rangers will ask for it (you can get a Machu Picchu stamp in your passport if you like it too).

    Your guide will help you find the perfect places to appreciate the Machu Picchu Sanctuary (which will immediately become your Facebook profile picture!).

    We present our Machupicchu tickets, Passport and enter to start the tour.

    Our guide will be waiting for you to start our tour to the sanctuary of Machupicchu and make a guided tour of 2 hours and 30 minutes approx.

    We will visit the different archaeological sites of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, such as Agricultural Zone, Urban Zone, Temple of the Sun, Royal Residence, Sacred Plaza, Inti Huatana, Sacred Rock and many more points in which you will be amazed.

    14:30 p.m. or 16:12 p.m. or 19:00 p.m. We will board our train heading to Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

    Optional:

    Huayna Picchu: If you want to add Huayna Picchu, with its spectacular views, to your adventure, this has to be booked in advance and is an additional $35 per person. It takes 45 minutes to reach the top and is quite a challenge.

    Machu Picchu Mountain: Another option is to climb Machu Picchu Mountain, which is 90 minutes up, very challenging and an additional $25 per person. This is probably the most beautiful and spectacular of all the views, you can get spectacular views.

    • Buffet Lunch: We recommend – Restaurant el MAPI ($ 25.00 additional)

    Includes

    What’s Included Salkantay Trek:

    • Transfers In/ Out
    • Transportation Cusco -Mollepata.
    • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish).
    • Pack horses and muleteer.
    • 03 breakfasts – 02 lunches – 02 dinners.
    • Professional cook
    • Camping Equipment «Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people and personal flasks» – Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people and personal flasks.
    • Personal Flasks» – Dining Tents and Kitchen
    • Camping Equipment for Guides, Cooks and Porters.
    • 01 night Hotel with private bathroom and hot water in Machupicchu.
    • First Aid Kit
    • Oxygen Balloon.
    • Entrance tickets to Machupicchu
    • Return train tickets (Expedition) to Cusco.
    • 01 bus up and down
    • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco – Hotel.

    What Salkantay Trek does not include:

    • Shower in Soraypampa camp (no access).
    • Shower access in Chaullay camp (S/. 10 per person).
    • Access to shower in Santa Teresa camp (S/. 5 per person).
    • Extra weight of luggage.
    • Breakfast on the first day (S/. 15 per person), last lunch and dinner.
    • Boiled water at base camps.
    • Entrance ticket to Cocalmayo hot springs (optional activity, S/. 25 per person).
    • Ticket for zipline (optional activity, 30.00 USD per person).
    • Train Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes (optional, 40.00 USD per person).
    • Ascent to Machu Picchu Mountain (25.00 USD per person).
    • Ascent to Huayna Picchu Mountain (25.00 USD per person).
    • Tips or personal appreciation, optional 10% of the cost of your package.
    • Travel and medical insurance.

    Recommendations

    Recommendations for your trip:

    • Sunscreen
    • Original passport
    • CIIU (student discount card), in case you have one
    • Small backpack
    • Rain poncho
    • Good hiking pants, hiking boots, sun, hat and sunglasses
    • Camera batteries and extra
    • 2 liters of water
    • Extra money
    • Insect repellent
    • Trekking poles
    • Snacks

    Prices

    Group Tour
    • Transfers In/ Out
    • Transportation Cusco -Mollepata.
    • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish).
    • Pack horses and muleteer.
    • 03 breakfasts – 02 lunches – 02 dinners.
    • Professional cook
    • Camping Equipment «Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people and personal flasks» – Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people and personal flasks.
    • Personal Flasks» – Dining Tents and Kitchen
    • Camping Equipment for Guides, Cooks and Porters.
    • 01 night Hotel with private bathroom and hot water in Machupicchu.
    • First Aid Kit
    • Oxygen Balloon.
    • Entrance tickets to Machupicchu
    • Return train tickets (Expedition) to Cusco.
    • 01 bus up and down
    • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco – Hotel.

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