• Salkantay Trek – Machu Picchu DOMOS 4 Days

    Cusco

    From

    $ 735

    Duration

    4 Days

    Type of tour

    Trekking

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    Welcome to the breathtaking Tour «Trek to Salkantay in 3 days», an experience of adventure and culture that will take you to explore some of the most impressive landscapes of Peru. Throughout the excursion, you will have the opportunity to cross the majestic Salkantay snow-capped mountain, while admiring panoramic views and visiting the most exciting archaeological sites.

    During the tour, you will have the option to spend a night in the exclusive DOMOS or Sky Camps that offer a unique and unparalleled lodging experience. These glass rooms offer unparalleled views of the mountains and the Cusco sky, allowing you to enjoy an intimate connection with nature. The DOMOS are the perfect complement to an adventure tourism experience, as they allow you to rest comfortably while enjoying the beauty of nature. In summary, the Salkantay Tour is an ideal option for travelers seeking adventure and culture in one of the most beautiful regions of Peru. With its breathtaking landscapes, archaeological sites and the possibility of spending a night in the DOMOS, this excursion will be an unforgettable experience that you will remember forever. Join us on this exciting adventure!

    Short itinerary

    SHORT ITINERARY

    Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Challa cancha – Soraypampa

    Pick up at hotel, departure by bus from Cusco to Mollepata, hike, lunch in Soraypampa, optional visit to Humantay lagoon, dinner and overnight in Domos after 13 km. of route on average.

    Day 02: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Wayracpunko – Chaullay

    Breakfast, hike to ‘Abra Salkantay’, lunch at Pacaymayu, dinner and overnight at Chaullay camp. This day you will walk 22 km on average.

    Day 03: Chaullay – The beach – Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric plant – 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 4: 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 4:00 am, and then head to the town of Mollepata where we arrive in approximately 2:30 hours approx. after a delicious breakfast we start our trek,

    Challa cancha (3,600 masl): We will continue our hike for 1 hour, during this short tour we will observe the impressive valleys of Mollepata. In Challa cancha we will meet our Salkantay team (cook, muleteers, mules or pack horses). They will give us a warm welcome, then prepare us for our adventure in the mountains, a brief explanation will be given before the hike. We will walk for 3 hours during, we will observe the Nevado de Humantay (5,917masl) the place to walk is flat Andean to acclimatize better for the rest of the way.

    Soraypampa (3,900 masl): later we continue to Soraypampa, arriving at our domes «Salkantay Sky Domes» we will observe the impressive mountain of Salkantay, in the camp will be waiting for our team and then taste our Andean lunch, then a rest of 30 minutes.

    Humantay Lagoon (4,200 masl): After our lunch and rest, we start our hike to the beautiful Humantay Lagoon for 1 hour and a half. We will have time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lagoon and the glaciers in the mountain, then descend to our camp, we will arrive at tea time where we can talk with the group. Afterwards we will enjoy dinner and finally rest.

    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
    • Time: 8 Hours Approx.
    • Distance: 16 kilometers Approx. from Challa Cancha to Soraypampa.
    • Weather: Cold and windy
    • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Humantay Lagoon) (13,799 ft.)
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Camping: Luxury Domes «Salkantay Sky Domes».

    Soraypampa (3, 900 masl): We will have a hot breakfast around 5:30 in the morning and begin our hike to the highest pass on this trek (4650m / 15200ft) located 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. Here we will have our dinner.

    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 (5 kilos per person until the 3rd day).
    • 03 breakfasts – 03 Lunches – 03 Dinners
    • Professional Cook
    • Camping Equipment «Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people.
    • Personal flasks».
    • Camping Equipment for the Guides, Cooks and Porters.
    • 01 Night Hotel with private bathroom and hot water in Machupicchu.
    • First Aid Kit
    • Oxygen Balloon.
    • Entrance to Salkantay Sanctuary and Humantay Lagoon.
    • Horsemen and horses.
    • Duffle Bag «Duffle Bag Salkantay» to bring your personal belongings,
    • 1st night in Soraypampa Sky Domes camp (dome, quadruple or triple room).
    • 2nd night in Chaullay Tent camp (shared double twin).
    • Shared transportation Playa Sahuayaco – Hidroeléctrica.
    • 3rd night at Hotel ** in Aguas Calientes (private room with private bathroom, toiletries, towels).
    • 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
    • Shorts
    • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
    • Bandages
    • Sandals
    • Extra money
    • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes) entrance fee at the door $ 4.00 USD

    Prices

    Group Tour
    • Transfers In/ Out
    • Transportation Cusco -Mollepata.
    • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish).
    • Pack Horses and Muleteer (5 kilos per person until the 3rd day).
    • 03 breakfasts – 03 Lunches – 03 Dinners
    • Professional Cook
    • Camping Equipment «Triple waterproof tents for each 02 people.
    • Personal flasks».
    • Camping Equipment for the Guides, Cooks and Porters.
    • 01 Night Hotel with private bathroom and hot water in Machupicchu.
    • First Aid Kit
    • Oxygen Balloon.
    • Entrance to Salkantay Sanctuary and Humantay Lagoon.
    • Horsemen and horses.
    • Duffle Bag «Duffle Bag Salkantay» to bring your personal belongings,
    • 1st night in Soraypampa Sky Domes camp (dome, quadruple or triple room).
    • 2nd night in Chaullay Tent camp (shared double twin).
    • Shared transportation Playa Sahuayaco – Hidroeléctrica.
    • 3rd night at Hotel ** in Aguas Calientes (private room with private bathroom, toiletries, towels).
    • Entrance tickets to Machupicchu
    • Return train tickets (Expedition) to Cusco.
    • 01 bus up and down
    • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco – Hotel.

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    • Type: Trekking
    • Group size: 15
    • Difficulty: Moderate
                                   
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    • Location: Cusco
    • Type: Trekking
    • Group size: 18
    • Difficulty: Moderate
                                   
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