Salkantay Trek Classic

Machupicchu, Cuzco - View on map
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  • 5 Days
  • Max People : 15
  • Wifi Available
  • Nov - Dec
  • Min Age: 15+
  • Pickup: Cuzco
Description

Highlights

On this 5-day tour that is one of the most impressive treks in Cusco. This great walk will allow us to see incredible landscapes, imposing snowy peaks, waterfalls, rivers and small towns, it is nature in its purest form. This hiking route is ideal for those who want to reach Machu Picchu by a different and authentic path, approaching Andean communities and away from noise. All this makes this Salkantay Trek the perfect alternative to the Inca Trail.

  • Transport to Mollepata
  • Walk up to the Humantay Lagoon
  • Salkantay snow-capped mountain hike
  • Descent to the village of Huayracmachay
  • Down into the rainforest
  • Sport of Tyrolean
  • Walking ascent to Machu Picchu

 

Start: Cusco (transportation by bus to Mollepata at 4:30 a.m.)

Finish: Cusco at 10:00 pm (transfer by bus from Ollantaytambo).

 

Important note

Last updated: March 26, 2022 2:17 PM

A note from Salkantay Trek Classic

SAFE ADVENTURE - Covid 19

This activity includes the appropriate protective measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are carried out in the open air and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the tour.

 

Cancellation policy

Last updated: March 26, 2022 2:17 PM

CHANGES: Due to the pandemic, you can make changes to your reservation up to 48 hours before your trip at no additional cost.

NO SHOWS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 30 days before the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time), an administrative charge of 60% will be applied. After this time, there is a 100% cancellation or no-show fee.

 

What to bring

What you may need during this experience

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  • Sleeping bag (-15º)
  • Comfortable footwear (if possible waterproof mountain shoes)
  • Thermal clothing
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Camera or camcorder
  • Raincoat / waterproof poncho
  • Personal snack and water in bottle
  • Extra money (soles or dollars)
  • Personal cleaning (Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, Etc)
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Warm clothes (rainy season raincoat)
  • Personal kit
  • Waterproof backpack cover.
  • Flashlight or torch with extra batteries.
  • Hat & Scarf.
  • T-shirt and shorts for walks
  • Original Passport
  • Medium backpack between 20 to 25 liters
  • Sun Glasses.
  • Sunscreen.

 

Not suitable for

We recommend the following to our travellers

  • Pregnant persons
  • People with asthma problems

 

 

Price Includes
Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machupicchu
Train ticket (EXPEDITION | VOYAGER) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machupicchu
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost)
Breakfast at the hostel, or a boxed breakfast
Chef: Our Cook with extensive experience in food (we also have available a Vegetarian option)
Professional Guide for the excursion (English | Spanish).
Meeting with the guide one day before starting the tour
Cargo Mules: On days 1 and 2, cargo mules carry the all camping equipment and your allowance of personal baggage (5 kgs ). On days 3 and 4, your luggage will be carried by car or train to your destination
Tourist Transportation, Return from ollantaytambo to Cusco in Private for The Group and drop off at the hotel
03 nights accommodation in Camps (Soraypampa, Chaullay, Santa tereza)
Camping equipment (Tents & Matras)
One night accommodation in a hostel with private bathroom and hot shower
Horseman for the route and support with camping equipment
Oxygen bottles and first aid kit
Price Excludes
Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon (S.20.00)
Entrance to the Hot Springs (Santa Tereza) S / .10.00
Bus Up or Down to Machu Picchu
Last lunch after the visit to Machu Picchu
First breakfast in Mollepata
Sleeping bag

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Briefing with the guide of the route This is a day prior to the tour, a brief talk will be given to all travellers for approximately 20 to 30 minutes where each point of the trip will be explained in detail, any doubts they may have will be answered and finally they will be given the respective recommendations such as: what clothes should I bring, can I bring my suitcase, is it hot on the route, etc.

Transport to Mollepata for about 2 hrs. Pick up from the hotel will start at 4:30 am. Once we have met our fellow travellers, we will board our transport and travel for about two hours until we reach Mollepata. There we will have breakfast at the border of the municipality of Cuzco before continuing on to Soraypampa which will be the starting point of our trek. You can see the route from Cuzco to Hidroeletrica 1h 30m walk up to the Humantay Lagoon When we arrive at Soraypampa, we will begin to ascend the 300m to the Humantay lagoon, which will take us approximately 1hr 30 minutes on foot. When we reach the lagoon, we will be rewarded with a beautiful panorama of this place. We will not only be able to admire the Salkantay glacier (which reaches 5450m asl), but also the Villcamba mountain range. After a rest and free time of 1hr to walk around the place, we will prepare for the descent to Soraypampa. We will return to Soraypampa camp where we will have dinner and rest until the next morning.

Salkantay snow-capped mountain hike Today we will get up early and after breakfast we will start the ascent to the Salkantay pass, which is located at 4750 meters above sea level, the highest point of the whole route, from where we will be able to observe the beautiful valleys and the imposing snowy peaks. from where we will be able to observe the beautiful valleys and the imposing snow-capped peaks. descent to the village of Huayracmachay Then we will begin our descent to the village of Huayracmachay where we will have time to eat and regain strength to continue to our camp in Chaullay, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Down into the rainforest Early after breakfast we will start the descent hike, changing from a high Andean landscape to what is known as the jungle brow, to a more temperate climate. During the walk we will see beautiful landscapes, as well as more tropical flora such as orchids, begonias and different species of birds. known as ceja de selva, a more temperate climate. On the way to santa teresa by bus We will arrive at Sahuayaco where we will stop for lunch, rest for a while and then a private bus will take us to Santa Teresa, where we will spend the night. Those who wish can go to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo.

We will do the sport of Tyrolean traverse after breakfast. In the morning we will do the extreme sport (Tiroleza) for about 2 hours and then accompanied by our professional guide of Haku travel who will give you unique and personalized attention throughout our tour, this day we will have splendid view of many waterfalls from the glaciers ... also we will see coca and coffee plantations of the local people. Launching into the extreme sport of Tyrolean traverse. Arriving in the afternoon at the site of Machu Picchu pueblo We will continue our hike by train and arrive in the afternoon to Machu Picchu village which is popularly known as "Aguas Calientes", where we will spend our last night at the foot of the great Machu Picchu (Inca citadel), accommodation in a hostel.

Bus or Walking ascent to Machu Picchu Today we will have the chance to experience a magical moment: watching the sunrise at Machu Picchu. For this we will have to wake up early, so around four in the morning we will be served breakfast in our accommodation and we will go to the bus stop that will take us to the Inca Citadel (keep in mind that it is the only bus line that operates to make this journey and there are usually people waiting). Second option to climb Machu Picchu more quickly Guided tour in Machu Picchu Once there, we will meet our guide and enter Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise. Afterwards, we will take a two-hour guided tour and have free time until lunchtime. Passengers who have the visit to Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Mountain will have to go to the entrance where they will have to climb for 1hr 30m and visit for a prudent time, after the guided tour and free time in Machu Picchu or the visit to the Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Mountain we will have to board the shared bus to Aguas Calientes. The view depicts what the guide's talk is like at the Machu Picchu Citadel Return by Train to Ollantaytambo Arriving in Aguas Calientes you can visit optional sites such as (Hot Springs, Museum, Handicraft Centre) and in the afternoon we will have to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. After the 2hr train ride to Ollantaytambo, when we arrive in Ollantaytambo a staff will be waiting for you with a sign with the logo of the company to take you to board the bus that will take you to the city of Cusco for approximately 2hrs and will leave you near the hotel where you are staying.

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10/20/2022 04:41
Trip was great

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10/20/2022 04:41
Trip was great

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10/20/2022 04:41
Good Trip

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10/20/2022 04:41
Great Trip

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