5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

The Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu is the number one alternative to the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The impressive Salkantay and Humantay Mountain, dominates your first two days, as you pass through the high puna landscape. On the third day, you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Machu Picchu town. The impressive magic citadel of Machu Picchu visited on the fifth day of the trek. The Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

Itinerary

Day 1: CUZCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAGOON (MEALS: L, D) CAMP.

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
Today we pick you up between 4:45 - 5:00 am and travel by tourist-class bus to Mollepata (2,900m) where you can stretch your legs and buy snacks. Continue by car to Challacancha where we will make final preparations and double check our equipment. Embark on a 3-hour walk that will take us to Soraypampa (3,920m) where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Hike up to Laguna de Humantay (approx. 1.5 hours each way) for more incredible views of the Andes mountains and then return to camp for the night. Our first campsite is located at 3,920m and is the highest and coldest campsite of the trip. Take some time to rest up and enjoy your first night immersed in nature. Have dinner and go to sleep early.
Duration: 19 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping tent

Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – CHAWLLAY. (MEALS: B, L, D) CAMP

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
We will have breakfast at around 5:00 am and begin our 4-hour walk to the highest pass on this trek (4,650m) located halfway between 2 huge mountains: Salkantay (6,267m) and Humantay (5,900m). (Optional horse rental available to reach high pass for approx. 100 – 120$). From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible with a possibility of snow here. After a 2-hour downhill hike, a well-deserved lunch will be served at Huayracpampa, followed by another 3-hour trek to our campsite at Challhuay or Colcapampa as we near the beginning of the high jungle region at 2,900 meters.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping tents

Day 3: CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESA. (MEALS: B,L,D) CAMP

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
After breakfast at 6:00 am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and a variety of little brooks. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and continue by car to Santa Teresa town (1,700 meters), our camp for the night, with a warmer climate. After a rest, we have the option do the zip line activity and visit the hot springs in Santa Teresa town (extra cost) and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water, a real treat after 3 hard days of trekking! Dinner and rest.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping tents

Day 4: LUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA- AGUAS CALIENTES (MEALS: L, D) HOSTEL

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
After your breakfast at 5:00am we will drive to the trail-head Lucmabamba, this monging you will be able to walk along a bit of a original world famous inca trail after a 2 hour uphill climb a fascinating viewa over the Santa teresa valley, you will reach llactapata (8,858f) an inca archaeological site right in front of Machu Picchu Llactapata os the first inca site you will see on the trek. Your guide will fill you in on all the history of the inca while you take all the photos you want to share your awesome experience. Along the way you will see couple of peeks of mountain and ancient rock used as a sundial, which worked together with the sundial stone at Machu Picchu. There were used to measure and read the winter solstice, meaning the beginning of the farming season for the incas. then you will freach the train track that lead to aguas calientes, once in the small town, you will enjoy dinner at a restaurant and spend the night in a confortable hostel.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hostal

Day 5: EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU AND RETURN TO CUSCO

Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Today the highlights of your expedition “Machu Picchu”. After early breakfast, we will start the hike or catch one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu starting at 5:30 am. The bus will take 30 minutes to get to the checkpoint. Once you arrive, your guide will introduce you to Machu Picchu. You will head directly to a beautiful place to see the sunrise and to take pictures. Your guide will walk you around the citadel for about 2h. At the end of the tour, you will have free time to yourself, if you arranged to hike Huayna Picchu Mountain (must be booked in advance – Optional hike no mandatory) as it sells out and costs ($90 per person), which will take no more than three hours round-trip. You should start heading to the bus line to head back to Aguas Calientes around noon and get your lunch before to catch the train, as your train will leave at 18:20 or 19:00h. After two hours, you arrive at Ollantaytambo station and from there, a bus to Cusco City.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"Our company is taking biosecurity protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Bring yourself!
- Take with you a quick test discard of covid19."



Hora de Inicio: 4:30 AM
Duración: 5 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your hotel in Cusco let us know ahead for the briefing at your Hotel


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Pre-briefing about the trek to Salkantay with the Guide
  • Tourist transportation to the Trail-head
  • Local certified Tour Guide along the Salkantay trek
  • Masterchef and cooking equipment during the Salkantay trek
  • 3 nights camping - 1 night hostel in Aguas Calientes downtown
  • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 18:20h Perurail train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Drop-Off Near San francisco Cusco downtown
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail

No Incluye

  • Sleeping bags ($30) and Walking sticks($20) available for rent in Cusco
  • Extra expenses: first day Breakfast, Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town $34(tourist usually hike this part)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)
  • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Note: Your extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or our office during your trip
  • Entrance fee Humantay Lake 5$
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail

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