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Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days

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Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days

Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days

5 Days from $ USD 210.00

Salkantay trek is one of the most scenic trails in Peru that we have to reach Machu Picchu. It has glacier mountains, picturesque lakes such as Humantay and Salcantay Lake, Amazon area make this trek beautiful to hike through it, all the way to Machu Picchu. We take you through the different type of landscape and attraction to enjoy the beauty of the Peruvian Andes. In this Salkantay trekking tour, You will enjoy the best service from Machu Picchu Reservations team. We offer you the best places to camp, and the trips are led by professional guides and the best itinerary to enjoy spectacular locations such as the Humantay lake, Salkantay mountain and the pass which is 4630m about sea level. On the second day, you reach the highest point of the whole trek to start descending into the Amazon area with rivers, waterfalls, hot springs. Santa Teresa area has Inca trails that go to the ruins of Llactapata from where you will have a fantastic view of Machu Picchu from a different angle, a day before you get there and finally you will make to the lost city of the Incas. If you have enough time in Cusco, we recommended to the five days options because you will not miss anything on this tour to Machu Picchu. Salkantay trek is one of National Geographic 25 “World’s Best treks.” Choose the right company to be with you on your trip on the Salkantay to Machu Picchu. Get support by a professional team, experts on treks.

Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY
1

Cusco - Humantay lake - Quiswarniyoc - Private camp

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DAY
2

Quiswarniyuc - Salkantay Pas - Chaullay Camp.

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DAY
3

Chaullay - La playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa - Hot Springs.

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DAY
4

Santa Teresa - Llactapata - Hidrolectrica - Aguas Calientes.

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DAY
5

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Hotel

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DAY
1

Cusco - Humantay lake - Quiswarniyoc - Private camp

After picking up everyone from their respective places or hotel, we left Cusco around 5:45 am to the town of Mollepata by car for 2 hours. Once in Mollepata, we stop to have a delicious breakfast and also pay an entrance fee of 10 soles to the local municipality. Then we continue by car 1 hour more to Soraypampa where we will meet with the muleteers and horse who will take all the luggage, food and the 7 kilos of personal belongings of each hiker which is going give to them in the duffle bags. We start the uphill hike to Humantay lake for 2 hours, When you arrive at the lagoon you will have enough time to explore, photograph the place and the guide will explain all the meaning of the Humantay lagoon. After a couple of hours in the lake, we start going down to Quiswarniyoc exclusive camp for 2 hours to have a healthful lunch. After lunch, you have free time to explore the beautiful area and also if you like more hiking you can go up to Mirador of Salkantay for the panoramic view of the entire region. If you are tired, you can rest in the MOUNTAIN SKY HUST which are the cabins with glass door, inside there is pillows, sleeping pad and the illumination for the night.
QUISWARNIYOC PRIVATE CAMP: It is an exclusive camp located at 4000 m, it is a unique camp that has places for short hiking, overlooking the mountains and has waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains.(Click Here to see our Quiswarniyoc CAMP)

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
2

Quiswarniyuc - Salkantay Pas - Chaullay Camp.

The second day of the trek is the most difficult because it takes you up to 4630 m and 20 km of trekking. The cooks will wake you up around 5:00 am with a cup of hot coca tea then you have time to repack and get ready for the nutritious breakfast which serves around 5:45 am. After is time to start hiking up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail which 4630 m that takes from 3 to 4 hours all uphill hike with a regular and slow pace. Once you are at the highest point, you have time to enjoy the mountains, to take pictures and the guide will teach you about the mountain gods also you will be part of the small Andean ritual for the Apus the mountain gods. Then you start hiking down for 2 hours to the lunch place to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch. After you continue hiking down for three more hours to the second camp which is Chaullay, where we provide you with the camping equipment tea time and dinner also if you like for ten soles you can rent hot shower from the locals also you can buy some drinks.
The camp is called Chaullay is located al 2900m right at the beginning of the Peruvian Amazon area.

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
3

Chaullay - La playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa - Hot Springs.

The third day is beautiful but warm. You will already be in the jungle area. We wake you up around 6:00 am with a cup of coca tea, then we provide you with a delicious breakfast, after breakfast around 7:00 am you start the hike to la playa Sahuayaco for 5 hours approximately along the Santa Teresa Valley which is formed by the Salkantay River Along the valley you have the chance to see plantation such a coffee, bananas, avocados, Coca, passion fruit, and much more after 5 hours of hiking, you will arrive at La Playa Sahuayaco, from where you will take local transportation for one hour to Santa Teresa, which is the third campsite.

Once in the camp, you will have a delicious lunch then there is enough time to get ready for those who want to go to the beautiful hot springs of Colcampayo, which located 15 minutes car ride from the camp. At the hot springs, you may spend a couple hours or whatever you like or what the group may decide. The hot springs are outdoor, natural and clean water which makes a great place for relaxing then you go back to the campsite where you will have the tea time and a warm dinner then if you like you may be part of the small celebrations with a bonfire.

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
4

Santa Teresa - Llactapata - Hidrolectrica - Aguas Calientes.

Llactapata is the only Inca ruins along the Salkantay trail that you have the chance to visit on the fourth day, and from Llactapata you can see Machu Picchu, there is a beautiful view of Machu Picchu from a different angle. For this beautiful trek, you start very early in Santa Teresa with the breakfast around 5:30 am then you take local transportation for 45 minutes to Lucmabamba to start the uphill hike for 3 hours on the original Inca trail that takes you to the Inca ruins of Llactapata. You will have enough time to enjoy the views of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu mountain and you can see one more time the Salkantay mountain if you are lucky with the weather. Afterward, you start hiking downhill to Hidroelsctirca for 2 hours to have a nutritious lunch and resting for a while. Then you start the last part of the hike to Aguas Calientes for 3 hours more along the train track. Once you arrive in the small town, we take you to the hostel where you have time to rest showering. Around 7:00 pm the guide will organize the last supper in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes after we go to sleep because the next day you need to start very early to go to Machu Picchu.

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
5

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Hotel

The last day of the tour you are going visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to Machu Picchu main entrance. After you grab your pack breakfast you start walking to Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas. After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance.

Physical Level

1, Easy

Included

No Included

What to Bring

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

Optional Services

Pricing List

Prices
DescriptionPrice per person

BY CAR

Included in this Service

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm at the office a day before
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 3-night camping
  • 1-night hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 5 breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Transport from la playa to Santa Teresa
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
  • transport from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • New – Mountain sky Huts + Inflatable Mattress + Night Lighting with Glassdoor
  • BY CAR   3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
NOT INCLUDED
  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
$ USD 210.00Inquire Now

BY TRAIN

Included in this Service

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm at the office a day before
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 3-night camping
  • 1-night hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 5 breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Transport from la playa to Santa Teresa
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
  • transport from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • New – Mountain sky Huts + Inflatable Mattress + Night Lighting with Glassdoor
  • BY TRAIN at 18:20
$ USD 290.00Inquire Now

VIP SERVICE

Included in this Service

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (“Expedition” service with Peru Rail at 18:20 PM)
  • Transport: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 3)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm at the office a day before
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 3-night camping
  • 1-night hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 5 breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Transport from la playa to Santa Teresa
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
  • New – Mountain sky Huts + Inflatable Mattress + Night Lighting with Glassdoor
  • BY TRAIN at 18:20
$ USD 550.00Inquire Now

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