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  • Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 5 days

    5 days - 4 Nights
    2 - 10 person
    Adventure, treks
    6,271 msnm
    english
    • STARTING POINT: Pick up from 5:00 to 5:25 am from the hotel in Cusco, If you are close to the office in Cusco you may walk there to meet at 5:30 am.
    • ENDING POINT: Drop off in Cusco at the main square around 10:30 pm, If you tell us, in advance, we can drop you at your hotel.
    • DEPARTURE: Daily.
    • TOTAL, TREKKING DISTANCE: 75 km / 46 ml
    • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4630 m / 15228 ft
    • ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights in the mountain sky huts, 01 camp + 1-night hotel
    • MEALS:   Five breakfast, four lunch, four dinners, three tea times + wake up teas
    • MACHU PICCHU:  Entrance ticket included

    DAY 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – 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.  

    DAY 2: Quiswarniyuc – Salkantay Pass – Huayracmachay – 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.   

    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.   

    DAY 4: Santa Teresa – Lucmabamba – 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. 

    DAY 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco 

    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. 

    We offer you two options to go back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.

    TRAIN OPTION: 

    You can visit Machu Picchu for a longer time and have enough time if you are planning to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, which require a minimum of 3 hours approximately. After visiting the area of Machu Picchu for 7 to 8 hours, you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take a train at 18:20 to Ollantambo for 1.5 hours then by car to Cusco for 2 hours more to arrive in Cusco around 10:30 pm 

    CAR OPTION: 

    You arrive at Machu Picchu around 6:00 am for the guided tour for 2.5 hours then you have free time to explore the site on your own. If you take this option, and you are thinking to do HUAYNAPICCHU, or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN is possible but will be too very tight and rush because you need to leave Machu Picchu at 11:30 to walk back to Hydroelectric for 3 hours in order to be in Hidrolectrica at 2:30 pm to take a car for 6 hours back Cusco. If you are considering doing this option and doing one of the mountains, we recommend you stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and return the 6th day to Cusco by car.

    What includes.

    • ✅ 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
    • ✅ New – Mountain sky Huts + Think Mattresses + Night Lighting with Glassdoor
    • ✅ Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
    • ✅ Pillows at the first Camp.
    • ✅ Cooks and cooking equipment.
    • ✅ BY TRAIN at 18:20 – BY CAR 3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
    • ✅ Vegetarian food available on request in advance with no extra charge.
    • ✅ First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
    • ✅ Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.

    STUDENT DISCOUNT: 

    20 USA dollars If you are a student, you need to send us a copy/picture of both side of your student card in order to verify, to get 20 dollars discount The student card must be an original student ID gives from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements: university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.

     EXTRAS that we can arrange for you

    • ➡️ Huayna Picchu entrance ticket. USD 20
    • ➡️ Montaña Machu Picchu entrance ticket. USD 20
    • ➡️ Sleeping bag USD 15 for the whole trek

    What is not Included: 

    • ⛔ The 10 soles entrance fee of the local municipality of Mollepata, every single person pay the 10 soles directly to the local government which is about 3 dollars.
    • ⛔ Sleeping Bags, If you do not have one, You can rent from us.
    • ⛔ Hot springs expenses which are to cover de transportation and the entrance (20 to 25 soles)
    • ⛔ Travel insurance.
    • ⛔ Extra expenses, Tips, and gratitude

    WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT POINTS:

    What you need to pack for the Salkantay trek:

    • ➡️ Passport
    • ➡️ Backpack to carry water, some snacks, a camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket etc.
    • ➡️ Sleeping bag at least minus 5 cº. If you do NOT have one, you can rent from us for 10 dollars for the whole trek.
    • ➡️ Trekking Poles – We recommend for people with problems of knees, ankle, or you are used to using hiking poles. If you do NOT have one, you can rent a pair of trekking poles for 10 dollars from us.
    • ➡️ Wool hat or beanie
    • ➡️ Sun hat
    • ➡️ Scarf
    • ➡️ Gloves
    • ➡️ 3 – 4 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
    • ➡️ layers (sweater, fleece)
    • ➡️ 2 – 3 pair of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
    • ➡️ Hiking shoes
    • ➡️ 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
    • ➡️ A jacket Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
    • ➡️ A small towel.
    • ➡️ Shorts.
    • ➡️ Sunglasses.
    • ➡️ A small headlamp.
    • ➡️ Waterbottle.
    • ➡️ Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
    • ➡️ Toilet paper.
    • ➡️ Sun cream.
    • ➡️ Insect repellent.
    • ➡️ Sandals / Flip flops.
    • ➡️ Swimwear.
    • ➡️ If you have thermal clothing you can take them which not that important, you will use them at least for the first night which is at 4000 m
    • ➡️ Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc.
    • ➡️ Extra Cash in Soles

    Remember:

     that we provide you with a duffel bag so you can pack 7 kilos of luggage which will be transported by horses. You get the duffle bags night before of the trek, at the briefing day.   

    Documents To Carry With You

    • ⭐ Original Passports
    • ⭐ If you confirm your reservation as a student. Do not forget to take your student ID in physical to the trip. It will be so important to be able to prove that you are a student, at the checkpoint of Machu Picchu

    Precios Tour in Group

    • ⭐ Salkantay Trekking 5D-4N. Servicio de grupo-Temporada 2020
    • ⭐ Tenemos dos precios para el trekking Salkantay 5D-4N. El costo depende. Cómo QUIERES volver a Cusco después de visitar Machu Picchu.

    En Coche:

    • ⭐ Estudiante: 250 dólares americanos
    • Adulto: 270 dólares americanos.

    En Tren:

    • ⭐ Estudiante: 300 dólares USA
    • ⭐ Adulto: 320 dólares americanos.

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