5-Day Salkantay Trail Trekking Tour From Cusco

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, We pick up from any hotel near to the main square, ,
  • Return Details :
    We finish at the Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cusco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Along the way passengers will have the chance to see snow capes close to the snowy summit of Salkantay, tropical fruit plants, farms, traditional Andean communities and the inheritance of Machu Picchu's ancient civilization. This tour is the perfect circuit to exploreprestigious free-land and experience the essence of the Andes in a traditional non-touristic way.

Highlights

  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Scenic air tour
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay lake

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco, Cusco Region
We will begin our adventure by picking up each passenger from their respective hotels before embarking on a 4 hour bus ride. Halfway through the ride, we will stop in Mollepata at an altitude of 2,900m for 20 or 30 minutes break, then continue with our journey directly to the last bus stop in Challacancha where we will meet our porters and horses who will carry the equipment. and were we start our hiking tour. to begin our walk toward Soraypampa at 3,900m. When we arrive in Soraypampa, we will set-up base camp from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of Salkantays snow peak. and where will have break for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake at 4,200m before beginning our return to base camp in Soraypampa around 5:00pm. where our camping team will be waiting for our travelers with a delicious dinner.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: camping

Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay

Stop At: Salkantay Trek, Cusco, Cusco Region
Early in the morning we will take our breakfast and then we will start a 3 hour hike until we reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay Pass (4,600 m.a.). From there, we walk towards Wayracpunku (Huayra Pampa), for our next meal. Afterwards, the trip will continue going to the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms extended over the streams, all full of bromeliads and orchids. This walk will last around 5 hours to reach our camp in Chaullay (2,900 m.a.s l.) Where we will have dinner and rest
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: camping

Day 3: Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa

Stop At: Salkantay Trek, Cusco, Cusco Region
After having breakfast around 6:30 am, we will head towards Sahuyaco (La Playa 2,080 masl). We will have lunch in this place. Then we continue our trip in our transport to Santa Teresa (1,550 masl) where we will set up our base camp and we will enjoy a relaxing reward in Cocalmayo (Hot Spring) Then we will have a traditional Peruvian dinner and rest well to prepare for the next day.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: camping

Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

Stop At: Machu Picchu - Day Tours, Cusco, Cusco Region
The next morning, after a good breakfast, the bus waits for us. Those who booked in advance will do zip-lining. The rest of the group will go to the Hidroelectrica meeting point where the entire group will join for lunch after the activities. After a bit of relaxation in this place, we will continue walking along the railway that leads through this great jungle that the Inca knew by heart to our final destination: Aguas Calientes. We walk for about 3 hours and you will find beautiful waterfalls, different ecological farms and possibly the curious wildlife of your arrival in the region (arrival fixed around 4:00 p.m.). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night we will all meet at a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have an informative session about our next excursion to Machu Picchu. Then you can visit the city, which is wonderful after sunset.

Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Vista Machu Picchu or other the similar category

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Salkantay Trek, Cusco, Cusco Region
We get ready around 4:00 am to climb to Machu Picchu, the trek will follow an ascending path crossing the high jungle, just in time to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00am our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, later passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu on their own. Late in the afternoon, according to the departure time of the train, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo where everybody will be picked up and transferred to Cusco. The group has to be at the train station at least 30min before departure. The Salkantay Trek finishes on the square of San Francisco, Cusco.

Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

5x Breakfast

4x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 4 nights

Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata.

Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.

Roomy dining tent and kitchen.

Chairs and dining tables.

Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Professional bilingual guide, cook and assistants.

The following meals: 4 x lunch, 4 x dinner, 4 x breakfast (optional vegeterian).

1 night of lodging in 2 stars Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel.

Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake

Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trek

Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu - Day Tours

Exclusions

The bus to/from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ($12/way)

Sleeping bags.

Personal care items.

Additional horse.

Tips for the guide and the horsemen.

Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.

Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu (+30 usd)

(Cocalmayo Hot Spring) is possible to pay on the site

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

It is suggested to bring: strong walking shoes or tennis shoes, sweater and thick jacket, hat or cap, just one bottle of water, a good rain coat, long sleeve shirts, long and short pants, insect repellent, a sunblock with a UV factor of at least 40, toilet paper, lantern, sunglasses, plastic bags, medical or personal items, a lightweight backpack per person, camera and charger, some cash in change

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

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