Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days with train return last day

OVERVIEW TOUR: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days with train return last day
  • Salkantay Trek Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake
  • Salkantay Trek Day 2: Soraypampa – Paso Salkantay – Huayrapunku – Chaullay
  • Salkantay Trek Day 3: Chaullay – Sahuayo Beach – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
  • Salkantay Trek Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Trek to Machupicchu – Cusco

Amazing Salkantay Trek – Machupicchu

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  • Duración:  4 days / 3 nights
  • Salidas Diarias:  01:00pm a 00:00Hrs.
  • Ubicación:  Machupicchu - Salkantay Trek - Cusco - Peru
  • Tipo de Excursión:  Trekking
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days with train return last day

The grand andean experience – The Savage Mountain trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is an alternative to the Inca Trail and considered by most to be the best alternative route mountain (and maybe even better! salkantay). This magnificent trail is perfect for adventurers who wish to become personally integrated in changing ecosystems from one day to the next trek. You will walk through sweeping, magical landscapes of a snowy mountain paradise to a tropical jungle where you will find a wide range of animals and medicinal plants and flower varieties. Witness with your own eyes a living, but ancient, culture in remote villages hardly ever seen by foreigners!.

The Cordillera Vilcabamba is an impressive mountain range extending over 260 km,. The snow-capped mountain Salkantay Trek rises to 6271 MASL– 20574 FASL in height – salkantay. It is an outstanding snowy peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south-central Peru Salkantay. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible by car and it has been climbed by professional mountaineers since 1952 to salkantay.

In order to complete the Salcantay Trek to machu piccho, you need to have a reasonable level of fitness, but age shouldn’t be a barrier. The most important thing is to be well-acclimatized to the altitude. The highest you will trek the entire time is (4, 650 MASL – 15092 FASL). Two days of acclimatization before the trek is ideal for visiting the city of Cusco, its nearby Inca ruins, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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ITINERARIO TOUR

DESCRIPCION DEL PAQUETE DE VIAJE CON CAMINO INCA SALKANTAY

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days with train return last day

SALKANTAY TREK DAY 1 :

Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa .

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.

 SALKANTAY TREK DAY 2:

Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay .

chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
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

 SALKANTAY TREK DAY 3:

Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes .

3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
altitude: 1,900 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 between 5 to 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 our lunch and then we take a local transportation from la playa to Hidroelectrica which takes 2 hours and then we will start walking from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes fro 2 and half hours.

SALKANTAY TREK DAY 4:

Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco!!!

back(you must be between 2:30pm to 3:00pm)
3RD 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

Trek Day 3: Chaullay – Sahuayo Beach – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes  (distance 15km – 8 hours trip)

We woke up early the day like 6:00 a.m. and breakfast 6:30 am, we will start the walk in a jungle at the height of a very beautiful geography of rivers between the plains, waterfalls and raging streams where we can appreciate the flora and fauna of this place as orchid plantations Cocoa, coffee, fruit of coca, papaya bananas, avocado, passion fruit and birds such as hummingbird, parrots and rooster of the rocks, and pumas are exceptionally rare, etc. The view of the valley are enough to occupy your mind during the 4 hours of walking until you reach the Sahuayo Beach (2064 mt – 6771 ft); where we will have a lunch and then we will have to take a taxi to get to the Hidroelectrica (for this transport the payment is US $ 10 extras not included); where we will meet on the road with another group that left a day before us and we will join this and then we will walk along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes to sleep in a private hotel.

Trek Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Tour to Machupicchu – distances 5 km (1 hour ½ trip)

3RD DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

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 Piccho.

“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.

 

IMPORTANT FACTS FOR SALKANTAY TREK:

** Important points for salkantay:

The excursion varies in price because we include a private taxi from Sahuayacu beach to hydroelectric (3 day).
return by train

** OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED):
  • US $ 15 MOUNTAIN HUAYNAPICCHU
  • US $ 15 MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN
  • US $ 12 BUS aguas calientes TO MACHUPICCHU (only up)
  • If you want an extra night in hot waters US $ 15

 

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INCLUYE TOUR

What Includes Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days:

  • Entrance Ticket  to Machu Picchu :
  • Information with the guide responsible for the tour 1 day before departure at the office of okidoki travel :
  • Tent and Matras :
  • Backpack to place all this equipment on horses or mules) :
  • Private Transportation cusco- mollepata-challacancha :
  • 3 Breakfasts-3 Lunches-3 Dinners :
  • 1 N ight Dome ,1 Night Tent :
  • 1 Night Hostal  in  Aguas Caliente  with private room shower  ,wifi  :
  • Professional guide english spanish x 4 days including the Machupicchu :
  • Personal tents for two people  :
  • Inflatable mattresses (matras thermarest) :
  • Hot drinks at night and at Each meal .
  • Horses (mules) to carry 6 kilos per person
  • Transport-beach (sahuayaco) – santa teresa – 3 day
  • Return transportation x bus to Cusco the last day :

Does not Included Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days:

  • Walking poles Ren In Cusco  :
  • Sleeping bag  Optiona rente 25 $ :
  • The first breakfast and the last lunch
  • Water (cold beer champagne wiski etc.)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu US $ 12 only up
  • Entrance to huaynapicchu US $ 15
  • Entrance to machupicchu mountain US $ 15
    Tips (voluntary tips)

What you need to bring for salkantay trek to machupicchu 4 days:

  • 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 :

IMPORTANT FACTS FOR SALKANTAY TREK:

** Important points for salkantay:

The excursion varies in price because we include a private taxi from Sahuayacu beach to hydroelectric (3 day).
return by train

** OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED):
  • US $ 15 MOUNTAIN HUAYNAPICCHU
  • US $ 15 MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN
  • US $ 12 BUS aguas calientes TO MACHUPICCHU (only up)
  • If you want an extra night in hot waters US $ 15

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INFORMACION GENERAL

SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY PASS – WAYRACPUNKU – CHAULLAY

  • Walking Distance: 22 km / 13.7 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 3800 meters ASL/ 12467 feet ASL
  • Campsite Elevation: 2750 meters ASL/ 9022 feet ASL
  • Maximum Altitude: 4650 meters ASL/ 15255 feet ASL
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snacks & afternoon tea time)
  • Accommodation: Wooden Camping CHOZAS (Andean Huts)
  • Adventure: Absolutely, 100%! The raw and breath-taking beauty of this day’s hike along with its challenging nature will quench any wanderlust you’ve been trying to cure!

Today’s Highlights: Hike along the winding Salkantay trail with the mountain’s tallest peak in front of your eyes all morning! Challenge yourself as we make our way up some steep slopes while looking out on the valley far below until we reach the base of Apu Salkantay. Around midday, you will be standing in the middle of the Andes mountain range! In the afternoon, we make our way into the incredible cloud forest and tropical jungle around Chaullay. This is your most challenging day but also your most rewarding!.

After an early wake-up with the first daylight at 05:30 AM and a quick but energizing breakfast, we will start trekking up to the highest point of the trail: the Salkantay Pass (4650 MASL – 15255 FASL). The distance is a 7 km (4.34 miles) of difficult ascent in 3 hours between the rocky valley base and the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6271 MASL– 20574 FASL). When we reach the top of the pass, we will appreciate the spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and the imposing snowy peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo mountains. Salkantay Mountain is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region and one of the Inca gods called “Apu”.

Continuing from this climax of today’s trek, there is a 5 km (3.1 mile) downhill walk to the site for lunch. The walk downwards is on a serpent-shaped, rocky, gravel path which leads to the Huayracmachay lunch campsite. To rest on the way down, there is a perfect valley outlook that is absolutely stunning! In the afternoon after our meal, we will enter the upper part of the Amazon jungle, which is also called “the cloud forest”. This is a 10 km (6.2 mile) hike completed in 3 hours on a wide trail in the thick and magical tropical forest. During this part of the trek, you will notice a dramatic change in landscape and the earth’s energy as we move from Andes to Amazon! This hike is truly beautiful; the hills are decorated with colorful scenery, wildlife, and native plants.

The forests are warm and tropical most of the year with temperate climates. At the end of this outstanding hike, we arrive at Chaullay Village (2900 MASL – 9514 FASL) for a much-deserved reward of rest from our long day of trekking! This is our base camp in the jungle as we continue to make our way to Machu Picchu.

 

 

 

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