Salkantay & Machupicchu

Salkantay & Machupicchu

Duration: 5 days

This trek takes you around Mount Salkantay, you'll camp within clear sight of the snow capped peak of Salkantay mountain.  Will be the longest day of the tour, and while you work a bit harder to get there. It is a tour with amazing landscapes in Cusco.

 

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Rates & Booking

Package Type Description People Rate per Person N° Travelers

Economic Class

  • In two people basis
$636.36
  • In three people basis
$636.36
  • In four people basis
$636.36
  • In five people basis
$636.36
  • In six people basis
$636.36
  • In seven people basis
$636.36
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Day 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SAYLLAPATA - SORAYPAMPA - SALKANTAYPAMPA 
  • 06.00 am. Departure by our private transport to Mollepata town at 2,850 mts.  A beautiful 3 hour scenic journey through Izcuchaca and Limatambo, with a stop for breakfast and panoramic views of the “Mountain of Salkantay” in the Cordillera of Vilcanota. We can see spectacular views of the chains of snow capped Vilcabamba, the colorful village of Mollepata and the lush Apurimac River Valley. At this point due to the dirty and rocky road conditions we transfer into another truck or minibus.  After passing Cruzpata 3200 mts, then Challacancha, we arrive to our trailhead in Sayllapata at 3,600 masl where we meet our Arrieros “horsemen“ and trekking staff (Cook and Assistants). We commence treking with a gradual climb of 250 meters for about 2 and a half hours through a pristine Andean valley landscape before arriving to Soraypampa.  There after visiting a spectacular glacial lake we have lunch.  We continue after lunch with a gentle climb for approximately 2 and a half to 3 hours through more unspoiled Andean valley to Salkantaypampa. This first Camp is located at 3,950 masl.  
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3950 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
Distance Travelled: 12km approx
 
 
Day 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA - COLLPAPAMPA
  • After an early breakfast we start trekking a moderate climb from approx 07:00am for 3 hours to reach the Apacheta Pass at 4,590 masl. From this point we can appreciate spectacular views of Cusco's second highest peak, the stunning snow capped Mount Salkantay (6,264 mts) and also the snow capped mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. In the Apacheta Pass you can leave a piece of rock carried from the bottom as a present from you to the Apacheta. (In Inca times the walkers used to leave at the top their shoes, clothes, jewels or simply a piece of rock as an offering.) There is an option to take a nice walk from the Pass for 40 minutes to see an amazing lake of Soraycocha located just off the trail.
  • We continue 2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracmachay, and then, depending on the group ability, weather and walking conditions, the guide will decide whether to camp 2-3 hrs downhill walk in Rayan-niyoc at 3100 mts or travel a further 2km to camp at Collpapampa 2920 mts for experienced trekkers. Very nice camping near a natural hot spring pools.  
 
 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 4590 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2920 masl
Distance Travelled: 16km to Rayan-niyoc or 20km to Chaullay.
 
 
Day 3: COLLPAPAMPA - LLUSCAMAYO - LA PLAYA
  • After Breakfast, we say goodbye and thanks to our arrieros, horse/donkey herders. They will get to La Playa way before us, leaving the equipment for the other staff and make their return back to Soraypampa. We start the trek 07:00am with 3 hours easy hiking from Collpapampa, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle zone called Ceja de Selva.  Here we will see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, birds ectetera plus coca and banana crops can be observed.  You will have time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, and with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird "Gallito de las Rocas". We stop at Lluscamayo 2,400m for lunch and free time to rest before the 3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa 2,350 masl. A small village is located here with electricity and a shop   
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2350 masl
Distance Travelled: approx 15km
 
 
Day 4: LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA - LLAQTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA / AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Approx 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. After climbing for 3-4 hrs to reach Llaqtapata 2,700 masl we can enjoy some free time to rest and observe the mountain of Machupicchu (Inca city) and some of this arqueological site from afar. Then 2 hours continuous downhill to the Hydroelectric Plant at 1,870m where we have the last lunch with our staff. The cook and staff will leave us after lunch and we only continue on to Aguas Calientes town with our guides. So here is our chance to say goodbye and express our appreciation.
  •  At 16:30pm we will take a 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2,000 masl where a Special Dinner and finally a comfy bed in the Hostel await us.
 
* Walking poles recommended for the 2 final hours downhill. Optional evening bathe in the hotsprings 10 minutes walk from the town.
 
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Viajeros Hostel
Maximum Altitude: 2350 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2000 masl
Distance Travelled: 12km approx
 
 
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
  • Early walk (approximately 1.5 hours uphill from Aquas Calientes) or bus for 25 minutes to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people walk down the steps back to Aguas Calientes for the Buffet lunch and at approx 16:00 hrs we take our return train to Ollantaytambo with bus connection arriving to Cusco city around 9:00 pm. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
 
 
 
Note: Offer valid since March 1st until January 26

Includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in bus to Mollepata, the starting point of the trek.
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts/ 4 Lunches/ 3 Dinners
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket (Backpacker service) from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • Mattress per person
  • Dinner tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Tables & seats
  • Table set
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle


Not included:

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated around 9.00pm, dinner being at your own expense too.
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the 4-day trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, entrance fee is US$ 1,50. Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes

 

 

 

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