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Salkantay Trek 5 days

Salkantay Trek 5 days

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Salkantay Trek 5 days
Salkantay Trek 5 days
Salkantay Trek 5 days
Salkantay Trek 5 days
Salkantay Trek 5 days
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5 days
Cusco (transportation by bus to Mollepata at 4:30 a.m.)
Cusco at 10:00 pm (transfer by bus from Ollantaytambo).
Oxygen bottles and first aid kit
03 nights accommodation in Camps (Soraypampa, Chaullay, Santa tereza)
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
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost)
Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machupicchu
Meeting with the guide one day before starting the tour
Breakfast at the hostel, or a boxed breakfast
Camping equipment (Tents & Matras)
Horseman for the route and support with camping equipment
One night accommodation in a hostel with private bathroom and hot shower
Train ticket (EXPEDITION | VOYAGER) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
1 Duffle Bag: You can put your personal luggage, up to 5 kgs including your sleeping bag, in this bag to be carried by our horses.
Professional Guide for the excursion (English | Spanish).
Chef: Our Cook with extensive experience in food (we also have available a Vegetarian option)
Not included
Bus Up or Down to Machu Picchu
Last lunch after the visit to Machu Picchu
Entrance to the Hot Springs (Santa Tereza) S / .10.00
Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon (S.10.00)
Sleeping bag
First breakfast in Mollepata
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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.

DIA 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Humantay Lagoon - Soraypampa
Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Humantay Lagoon - Soraypampa
Around 4:30 a.m. we will be picked up at our accommodation in Cuzco to head for Mollepata, which is 2900 meters high. There we will have breakfast and at the end we will go to Marcocasa, population from which we will begin our walk until we reach Soraypampa, where we will have our lunch.
Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Humantay Lagoon - Soraypampa
After lunch we will continue to the beautiful Humantay Lagoon, there we will enjoy incredible views of the lagoon with the snow in the background, creating a landscape that is considered one of the most beautiful of the Andes. We will return to the Soraypampa camp where we will have dinner and rest until the next morning.
DIA 2: Soraypampa - Soyrococha – Salkantay - Huayracmachay – Chaullay
Soraypampa - Soyrococha – Salkantay - Huayracmachay – Chaullay
Today we will get up early and after breakfast we will begin the ascent to the Salkantay pass, which is located at 4750 meters above sea level, the highest point of the entire route, from where we can observe the beautiful valleys and the imposing snowy peaks. Then we will begin our descent to the town 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.
DIA 3: Chaullay – Playa Sahuayaco – Lucmabambq - Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo
Chaullay  – Playa Sahuayaco – Lucmabambq - Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo
After breakfast early we will begin the descent hike, changing from a high Andean landscape to what is known as jungle eyebrow, to a more temperate climate. During the tour we will see very beautiful landscapes, in addition to more tropical flora such as orchids, begonias and different bird species.
Chaullay  – Playa Sahuayaco – Lucmabambq - Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo
We will arrive to Sahuayaco where we will stop to eat, rest for a while and then a private bus will take us to Santa Teresa, where we will spend the night. Those who wish may go to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo.
DIA 4: Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes
Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we will start the 3-hour walk that will take us to the Hydroelectric. There we will eat and after a short rest we will continue on foot for another 3 hours following the train line until we reach Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner. We will go to bed early because the next day one of the most special moments of our tour, the imposing fortress of Machu Picchu, awaits us.
DIA 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today we will get up very early (5 am) to start the fifth and final day of the trek to Salkantay with a walk of approximately 1 hour and a half to Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the citadel, after which we will have free time to explore it on our own and be able to calmly see the historic citadel.
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
At the end of the visit we will return to Aguas Calientes (if you want you can return by bus to avoid the walk, buying the ticket there for 12 usd per way), we will have time to eat and take the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo, where we will be waiting our transport that will take us to Cusco.
What do you have to wear

Salkantay is passed over 4650 meters above sea level highest point of the tour and the lowest point of the tour 2000 meters above sea level, requires garments for two types of weather, the first day and second day high mountain garments and the third day, fourth day and the last day, clothes for tropical weather and the weather varies according to the time of year, especially during the rainy season. As it is a variable climate, we recommend taking:

Sleeping bag (-15º)
Warm clothes (rainy season raincoat)
Comfortable footwear (if possible waterproof mountain shoes)
Personal kit
Thermal clothing
Waterproof backpack cover.
Mosquito repellent.
Flashlight or torch with extra batteries.
Camera or camcorder
Hat & Scarf.
Raincoat / waterproof poncho
T-shirt and shorts for walks
Personal snack and water in bottle
Original Passport
Extra money (soles or dollars)
Medium backpack between 20 to 25 liters
Personal cleaning (Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, Etc)
Sun Glasses.
Sandals or flip flops
Frequently asked questions about the tour
when we arrive in Cusco does it matter what hotel we stay at or do you pick up from any one

* we pick you up from any hotel you are staying in Cusco to start your tour

how many days do you recommend in Cusco before we start our hike to get adjusted to the altitude ('ve heard 2-3 is recommended)

* Usually we Recomended stay at cusco city couple days for the altitude before hike on the mountains to get Machu Picchu.

What about our luggage when we do the trek do you store it or do we need to arrange at the hotel

* About your luggage, you have to leave at your hotel because each hotel in Cusco has storage which is better for you

on the trek do you provide sleeping bags?

* We don’t provide sleeping bag so you must bring your own sleeping bag or should you rent at the travel agency

how do we get back to Cusco from Machu Picchu? is the cost included?

* After visit Machu Picchu you can back by train to Ollantaytambo and then with tourist transport included by the company.

I've heard there is an additional hike at Machu Picchu is that included or extra?

* Surroundings Machu Picchu there are several places to visit like the sun gate which is extra hike around 2 hours round trip along inca trail. That hike is including in your entrance fee to Machu Picchu

What is the estimated time you arrive at Machu Picchu?

* Machu Picchu is able at 6 am until 5 pm so you get in Machu Picchu according which time is your ticket

approximately how many people are in each group?

* There are maximum 15 people however some days are small group

How much time can we spend at the Machu Picchu site?

* You can stay into Machu Picchu 6 hours that means 2 hours you will have a tour guide with a professional leader, then any more time to visit Machu Picchu by yourself.

how early in April do you start, I know its just after the rainy season but before the peak season starts

* April is starting high season in tourism in Cusco after rainy season

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation or changes to this tour: CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date needs to be done before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 30 days before the tour begins and will also receive a 60% administration fee. After this time there is a 100% change fee. Subject to availability. NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 30 days prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time), a 60% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee. You must email (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
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