Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

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

Caminata Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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  • Duración:  5 days / 4 nights
  • 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 Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

S A L K A N T A Y:

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 4 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 .

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ITINERARIO TOUR

DESCRIPCION DEL PAQUETE DE VIAJE CON CAMINO INCA SALKANTAY

Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

SALKANTAY TREK Day 01:

CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SORAYPAMPA .

Salkantay Trek  Firts Day

1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and as Soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and the we will walk down to our best campsite of soraypampa.

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SALKANATAY TREK Day 02:

SORAYPAMPA – NEVADO SALKANTAY – CHAULLAY .

Salkantay Trek  Second day :

2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

 

SALKANTAY TREK Day 03:

CHAULLAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA .

Salkantay Trek Third Day   :

3RD DAY: Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa we will have lunch and then we will rest and camp at la Playa.
(Optional: in the afternoon there is a chance to go to the hot spring of colcalmayo ist has an extra cost that you can see once you are there)

 

SALKANTAY TREK Day 04:

SANTA TERESA -HIDROELECTRICA –  AGUAS CALIENTES :

Salkantay Trek Fourth Day :
4TH DAY:Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
Hostel(aguas Calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)

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. In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the Salkantay Trek

 

SALKANTAY TREK Day 05:

AGUAS  CALIENTE  – MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO .

Salkantay Trek Fifth :

5TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
and those who return by bus they will have to walk back from Machupicchu to Hidroelectrica to take the bus back(you must be between 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

Ok, so here’s the deal with Huayna Picchu. Only the first 400 people who got to the entrance fees can climb Huayna Picchu, the famous little mountain that sits inside of Machu Picchu. 200 hundred people at 7:00 am and other 200 hundred at 10:00 am. If you want to do it, please let us know at the moment of your reservation.

At 6:45p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.

Arriving approximately at 22:30 pm

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IMPORTANT FACTS FOR SALKANTAY TREK:

** OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED):
  • US $ 15 MOUNTAIN HUAYNAPICCHU :
  • US $ 15 MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN :
  • US $ 12 BUS AGUAS CALIENTE  TO MACHUPICCHU (only up) :

 

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INCLUYE TOUR

INCLUDED IN SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS:

  • 1 Nights Dome :
  • 2 Night Camping , (quad tent for two people):
  • 1 Night accommodation in  hostel with private bathroom, hot water, Wifi, TV and breakfast :
  • Trasportation for the trip :
  • Pick up from the Hotel / Lodging :
  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Mollepata :
  •  horses man to load the equipment, food, and 5 KILOS OF PASSENGER LUGGAGE :
  • 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 :
  • Matras and Tent  :
  • 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. (
  • US $ 25.00 per person you can rent it with us at :
  • Breakfast of the 1st day :
  • 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:

  • Original passport :
  • Small backpack:
  • Long cotton trousers :
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers) :
  • Comfortable walking shoes for  trips :
  • Sandals or light shoes,:
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho) :
  • Swimsuit :
  • Personal Medication :
  • Sunglasses :
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Mosquitos Repellent :
  • Snacks :
  • Photo Camera :
  • Towel :
  • Extra Money :
  • Pocket money (soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip :

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INFORMACION GENERAL

Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu :

This day we will start very early at 4:00 a.m. the first part of the trip is flat for ½ hour and for 1 hour we ascend the road to Machupicchu where we will arrive at approximately 6 a.m. to be able to see and enjoy the sunrise and have a visit in Machupicchu with our professional guide for an average of 2 hours of tour and then you will have free time to do your personal exploration in the citadel of Machu Picchu.

“Machupicchu is incredible, and seeing the sun break the mountains and illuminate the Inca stone city is a unique opportunity in life for all visitors in Peru.”

After your visit to Machu Piccho, you have to make a descent to the city of Aguas Calientes to board your train back at the time you can choose.

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TRAVEL NOTE TO MACHUPICCHU:

For the entrances to Machu Picchu have 3 different options to visit the Inca city:

  • First option: Entrance to Machu Picchu (this option is included for all tours).
  • Second option: Entrance to Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu mountain.
  • Third option: Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu + Montaña Machu Picchu.

** The tickets for these 3 options are valid only for one day. “For example,” it is impossible to do with the same entrance ticket one day to visit Machupicchu and the other day to Huaynapicchu mountain. “For example” It can not be done with the same Huaynapicchu Ticket and Machu Picchu Mountain because the 3 entry options to Machu Picchu are clear and specific.

** But if you want to make an extra mountain like Montaña Huaynapicchu (you must book 4 months in advance for the high season from May to September) or mountain Machu Picchu (1/2 monthly advance); and we also recommend having one more night in Aguas Calientes or return by train (this recommendation has enough time to visit Machupicchu and up to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain)

** Train schedules available from Cusco (Peru Rail / Inca Rail) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (village machupicchu):

  • They are anticipated between ½ month and 1 month before their trip to Machu Picchu. Especially high season between the schedules (from May to September) of the train expedition: travel distance (2 hours x train) and (2 hours plus x bus) ..

Salkantay Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

S A: L K A N T A Y :Your story begins with the dream of knowing Machu Picchu, through a unique experience in life: a trekking from Lodge to Lodge through the Inca Trail from Salkantay to Machu Picchu. This is the exploration of a sacred refuge of the Incas, as well as a physical, cultural and spiritual journey of transformation. The pristine natural beauty that surrounds you throughout these 7 days, takes you through 15 unique ecosystems, will inspire you to put yourself to the test, as you go for different heights (including a mountain crossing of 5,572 meters) and varied land. Along the route you will find picturesque villages, inhabited by Andean families that maintain the traditions of centuries of antiquity, at the same time that you witness social and environmental initiatives created to maintain the integrity of their culture and improve the quality of life. The welcoming staff of the lodges will welcome you at the end of each day. The innovative Andean cuisine and the comforts of luxury lodges will help you replenish your body and mind to continue the adventure, following in the footsteps of the Incas. Salkantay Trekking 5 days; Alternative route to Machu Picchu depúes del Camino Inca Most visited alternative trek after the Traditional Inca Trail 4 days, named among the 25 best treks 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 walk 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 you a varied landscape during the tour until you reach the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, where we will appreciate the mystery, which makes it a very special place, which surprises every one of its visitors and will continue to make those who visit it .

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