5-Day Salkantay Trail Trekking Tour From Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    05:00 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.

sleeping bag

Walking poles

Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake

Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trek

Entry/Admission - Pacha Peru Explorers

Exclusions

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

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 (+70 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

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Sep-2022

    We did the 4 day tour and have to say it was great! the group was really nice, our guides Cesar and Marco created a feeling of friendship and were always approachable with any concerns. I can really recommend this trek and the group. Very informative and nice scenery. Marco and Cesar did a great job guiding our group. They are nice people and great speakers!

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Selve turen var en fantastisk oplevelse. Ruten var utroligt varieret og smuk. Guiden jhimmy er erfaren og gav os ro og tillid til at nyde turen, trods at den ene af os havde højdesyge den første aften. Jhimmi er ikke bare en vandreguide, men også historiefortæller. Han fortæller om livet i Peru gennem historien, om planter, dyrelivet og naturen. Turen var en intim oplevelse da vi ikke var flere på turen end at vi kunne lære mere om hinanden og tage hensyn til hinanden. Maden blev undervejs tilberedt af kokken og hans smilende medhjælper, skøn og dejlig varm mad. Vi smiler både i kroppen og ansigtet efter denne tur, kan varmt anbefales.

  • 22-Aug-2022

    Jimmy is the greatest guide ever. The man is extremely knowledgeable about everything on the Salkantay trek, as well as being funny and having a uniquely positive outlook on life and the world. He shared a little bit of his culture and home with us and made the hike incredibly special. Whatever he is getting paid, he deserves more. Also Gavino's cooking and ability to do the hike ahead of us every day to prepare food for our arrival was such a huge benefit and definitely one of the highlights.

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Great experience! I highly recommend. Specifically, Tour guide Walter and Cook Jesus were amazing. Walter is the best tour guide in all of Peru! The summary on the Conde website is good, and the briefing the day before the trek is very informative on what to expect. The trek was definitely challenging at times (particularly day 2) but Conde staff does a very good job of coaching you through it. I highly recommend this challenging but rewarding trek with Conde.

  • 07-Aug-2022

    Excellent guides, good food, spectacular scenary. Macchu pitchu was WOW. Really recommend this company for a trip. The guide’s knowledge was vast. The service was very personal. I really thought it was good value for money. For future, it would be better to have a clearer description of the trekking and amount of walking vs transfers by bus. We imagined the salkantay trek would be a journey but day 1 was designed to position you for the best opportunity to the see the salkantay pass in the morning so you walked quite a bit but ended up not far from your starting point. Better to explain this. Day 3 was a bit disjointed and felt like some of the journey was more by bus than walking. Overall we loved the trek so it didn’t matter but would be better to be clear in the description so people are aware. For travellers, you need to take a small hand soap as an essential. You also get very dusty so lots of lip balm and moisturiser needed.

  • 28-Jul-2022

    This experience was amazing, the walk had it all. We walked from the snow capped mountains into the high jungle and then to incredible mountain scenery of Machu Picchu. What made it really special was our lovely guide Jhimmy and our amazing chef Braulio who cooked us great meals. Jhimmy was extremely knowledgable about the Incas, the jungle plants and animals and the mountains. He was always looking after and encouraging us and made sure the trek was enjoyable even at the hard parts.

  • 19-Jul-2022

    Carlos was the best guide for the salkantay trek! He has a lot of knowledge about the nature, culture and history along the route, he told us a lot of interesting facts and could always answer all of our questions. He was also very caring, considering the needs of everyone. He even changed the itinerary a little bit so that everybody was happy! Carlos is also very funny and motivating, he has great positive energy, cheering us on along the way. The fact that the trek was such an amazing experience is for a large part because of Carlos!

  • 19-Jul-2022

    Had an amazing experience, the trek was beautiful. A special mention to our guide Carlos, he truly made the experience special. Went above and beyond to explain the history of different sites, flora/fauna and look out for our well being. Also a special thanks to the cooks who made amazing food!

  • 04-Jul-2022

    We reserved to do the 5 day Salkantay trek with our amazing guide Jhimmy who made every part of the excursion exciting aswell as interesting with his profound knowledge of the area and Incan history. We always felt safe and cared for and would 100% recommend this company to anyone looking to do Machu Picchu.

  • 27-Jun-2022

    Amazing your, Steif was the best guide ever!!!! I recommend this hike for the challenging hike and for the amazing views.

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