Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

OVERVIEW TOUR: Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu
  • camino 1 dia: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
  • camino 2 dia: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Nevado Salkantay Trek – Chaullay
  • camino 3 dia: Chaullay – Playa Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa
  • camino 4 dia: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (machupicchu pueblo)
  • camino 5 dia: Aguas Calientes – Tour a Machu Picchu – Retorno a Cusco

Caminata Salkantay Trek a Machu Picchu

Desde $: 295
  • Duración:  5 dias / 4 noches
  • Salidas Diarias:  04:15 hrs. a 16:30 hrs..
  • Ubicación:  Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Camino Salkantay Trek - Cusco - Peru
  • Tipo de Excursión:  Caminata
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Salkantay Trekking 5 days Alternative route to Machu Picchu after the Inca Trail

Most visited alternative trek after the Traditional Inca Trail 4 days, named among the 25 best walks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine

Make the tour to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu walking through the Nevado Salkantay, it is undoubtedly a different journey to traditional routes. This hike offers you to enjoy a spectacular landscape during the trek, appreciating the Andean landscape, snowy streams, camping 3 nights under the starry sky, enjoying plantations typical of the tropical jungle; in itself this tour offers a varied landscape during the tour to reach the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, where we will appreciate the mystery, which makes it a very special place, which surprises each of its visitors and will continue to make those who visit .

ITINERARIO TOUR

DESCRIPCION DEL PAQUETE DE VIAJE CON CAMINO INCA SALKANTAY

Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

TREK Day 01: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

We start early in the morning, passing by the hotel to pick it up and transport it to Mollepata small town located at an altitude of 2850 m.s. of temperate climate. From this point we can appreciate the Salkantay snow peak with a height of 6200 m.s.n.m. And we will start our walk appreciating a varied landscape of jungle brow during the tour, where we will have time to have lunch and continue with our walk until we reach Soraypampa where our first camp will be. Our trek for this day is tired, for which we need good trekking shoes, have warm clothes for the night and not carry much luggage.

TREK Day 02: SORAYPAMPA – NEVADO SALKANTAY – CHAULLAY

After our break, we will get up to take our breakfast and continue our journey, on this day a long walk awaits us. We will begin to walk for a moderate climb for two hours until we reach the Abra or “Paso del Salkantay” (4,600 masl). we will take the opportunity to take pictures in front of the Salkantay Snowy. Then we will start descending for two and a half hours to the lunch place in Huayracmachay. After a quick rest, we will continue our trek downhill towards the jungle. After about two hours, we will arrive to Chaullay, where we will spend the night. This day we will appreciate the clearly Andean landscape and a variety of typical jungle-browed orchids.

TREK Day 03: CHAULLAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA

After breakfast at 06:30 a.m. We continue with the hike through the high jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo river and a variety of small streams. We will pass through magnificent valleys that have wonderful waterfalls, and some tropical fruits and plants, appreciating a variety of coca crops, considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors of the Inca empire which is currently cultivated in tropical areas, this last section will be descent to Sahuayaco Beach and from there to Santa Teresa where we will spend the night.

TREK Day 04: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Open in new window Our sunrise will be inside a tropical area surrounded by nature, there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste and then continue our journey towards Aguas Calientes (also called Machupicchu Pueblo) upon arriving to this village it will take us a while Approximately 7 hours, passing by the well-known center of rest of Hydroelectric, making stops in different places to appreciate simply the landscape and its surroundings full of waterfalls with impressive falls which come from the glaciers, we will also appreciate a view of the terraces of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu; arriving in the afternoon to the mentioned town that is popularly known as “Aguas Calientes”, there we will spend the night in a hostel at the foot of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

TREK Day 05: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Open in new window In the morning of the morning we will ascend towards the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu, Later we will have a guided tour for an approximate of 2 hrs. Within the archaeological site we will also visit the most important places of the Agricultural Sector and Urban Sector that are inside the Archaeological Park as well as; the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Inti Watana or Wayranas, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries within the Urban Sector. After the tour you will have free time to visit this site on your own, the Inca bridge, Inti Punku, temple of the moon.

If you have the entrance to HUAYNAPICCHU, you can do it at this time. Then we return to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch visiting the town and return to Ollantaytambo according to the departure time of your train ticket and then we arrive in Cusco. HUAYNAPICCHU; Open in new window.

If you are interested in making the ascent to Huaynapicchu during the visit to Machu Picchu, keep in mind that there are new regulations and permits have to be purchased in advance. The cost of having an entrance to Machu Picchu, which includes the permits to go up to the Huayna Picchu is USD 0.00 extra and we must have this in writing and confirmed at the time of your reservation.

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INCLUYE TOUR

INCLUDED IN SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS:

  • 3 nights of camping (quad tent for two people).
  • 1 night accommodation in basic hostel with private bathroom, hot water, Wifi, TV and breakfast.
  • TRANSPORTATION FOR THE TRIP:
  • Pick up from the Hotel / Lodging.
  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • Arriero and horses to load the equipment, food, and 5 KILOS OF PASSENGER LUGGAGE (includes
  • sleeping and matras), only for 3 days.
  • Return Tourist Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Return bus Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Official Tourism Guide throughout the tour.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • FOOD FOR THE TRIP:
  • Professional chef and camping and kitchen equipment.
  • Food: 04 breakfasts, 04 lunches, 04 dinners.
  • Vegetarian food option at no additional cost.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon

NOT INCLUDED IN SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS:

  • Sleeping bag for the first night, the coldest and the highest point of camping. (You can rent it with us at
  • US $ 25.00 per person for 3 days, Nikko brand – ° 10 Pen).
  • Breakfast of the 1st day (it must have been taken at your Hotel or Mollepata).
  • Lunch of the 5th day in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrances to the thermal waters of Santa Teresa (10 Nuevos Soles) and Aguas Calientes (10 Nuevos Soles).
  • Extra horse for riding or for any extra backpack.
  • Expenses not mentioned.

WHAT TO BRING FOR THE TRIP TO SALKANTAY:

  • It is essential that the trekking backpack is comfortable and robust.
  • Trekking boots must be water resistant (recommended).
  • Original passport (for the entrance control to Machu Picchu).
  • Student card (ISIC -% Discount) if applicable.
  • Clothing that shelters at night.
  • Rain clothes (rainy season)
  • Cap or Hat, binoculars.
  • Long pants, we do not recommend that you wear jeans.
  • Several poles, small towel and personal items.
  • Sunscreen, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, handkerchiefs.
  • Repellent for insects.
  • Thermal bath suit in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price).
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, fruit, water, etc.
  • Purifying tablets.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Having cash 150 average soles, in Aguas Calientes there are ATMs that you can use

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RESERVAR VIAJE

FORM RESERVAR AHORA CON CAMINO INCA SALKANTAY

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INFORMACION GENERAL

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