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Salkantay Trekking to Machu Picchu

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Salkantay Trekking to Machu Picchu

$449

per person

Salkantay Trekking to Machu Picchu you will enjoy a 4 day hike with amazing views like Humantay lake , Salkantay Mountain and of course , Machu Picchu!

Highlights

*With our Salkantay  Trekking to Machu Picchu tour , you can hike  and lose yourself in the beautiful landscapes like Humanity Lake & Salkantay Mountain .

*Hike up to the beautiful Humantay lake, and be blown away by the majestic  Salkantay glacier.

*The Salkantay trail will take you through a wide range of microclimates and discover a myriad of diverse flora and fauna over the course of your three day hike.

*Walk along authentic Inca trails, and explore some of the “hidden cities” that surround Machu Picchu.

*Top it all off with a once in a lifetime visit to Machu Picchu, a wonder of the world!

 

Salkantay Trekking to Machu Picchu Itinerary Overview:

Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary 

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa  Sky camp Lodge – Laguna Humantay

You’ll head to the Sacred Valley for breakfast and your trip briefing, before beginning your first hike from Challacancha to Soraypampa Lodge, which will be your accommodation for tonight. After checking in, you will leave on your next hike: a beautiful three-hour trek to Humantay  Lake, which boats a spectacular view of Apu Humantay Mountain. Overnight in Glass -topped Sky camp

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay

Today, you’ll climb Salkantay Pass. The ascent is challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, the last refuge of the Incas! Descend to Huayracmachay for lunch, before heading into the cloud forest. You’ll spend the night in  Camping Chozas Lodge, and will have the opportunity to visit the nearby tropical fruit plantations.

Day 3: Chaullay   – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Early morning , you will start your trek and you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed.

If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a transport to drive us to Santa Teresa where we will have our lunch at around 1:30p.m. After lunch, we will drive you to the hydroelectric train station where we will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise and beat the crowds! Nothing beats the feeling of walking through the gates of this wonder of the world for the first time. Spend the morning exploring the highlights of the awe-inspiring citadel. Those who still have the energy can hike up Huayna Picchu for breathtaking views of Machu Picchu itself, and of the surrounding mountains. Travel back to Cusco in the afternoon, full of wonderful memories of your Salkantay trekking adventure !

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Important Information

We recommend you book this tour at least 2 weeks  in advance.If you have any extra question about this tour please contact us or chat with us via what’s app 00 51 974 944 016

Why Book with Us ?

*In-depth local expertise

*No middleman commissions

*Friendly booking platform

*Secure payment  system

*Comprehensive customer support

* Sustainable Travel Operator

Travel Voucher & Contact Details:

You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.

Zero Change Fees Policy

If after your booking has been confirmed , you wish reschedule your trip to an alternate departure date , you may do so subject to availability.If the change is requested 30 days or more prior to the original trip departure , no change fees will be charged. Zero change fees also do not apply for Classic Inca trail 4 days or  Inca Trail 2 days.

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Day One : Cusco – Mollepata - Soraypampa Sky Lodge - Humantay Lake

The purpose of this day is primarily acclimatisation to the altitude and environment. Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel  in a private minivan, which will take you to the community of Mollepata . Here you can use toilet and buy some snacks . Then  you will be driven in our private vehicle to Challacancha, which is approximately a 1-hour journey. From here, you will start to hike to the first lodge in Soraypampa, which is approximately a 3 hour walk. On arrival you will be greeted by the staff  with a coca tea and shown to your cabin. After a hearty lunch, you will have a short acclimatisation trek to the spectacular Humantay Lake, with a stunning backdrop of the Humantay glacier, also more commonly known as the Humantay glacier. This excursion will take approximately 3 hours in total and will help you to acclimatise for the rest of the trek. When you get back to the lodge there will be an appetizer waiting for you and then a delicious dinner.         Total distance: 12km / 7.45 miles. Starting elevation: 3,380 metres / 12,729 feet. Highest elevation: 4,300 metres / 14,107 feet. Altitude of the lodge: 3,850 metres / 12,477 feet. Approximate night- time temperature at the lodge: 0 - 5°C.   Included:
  • Accommodation: Your own cabin at Glass -Topped  Salkantay sky camp lodge including sleeping bag (-15 degrees)
  • Transfer of personal ítems by mule: to Huyraqmachay ( 70% of the day- maximum 7 kilos- We will provide a duffel bag ).
  • Trekking poles
  • Meals : Lunch, dinner and afternoon tea
  • Walking time: 5-6 hours.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate.
 
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Day Two: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass – Chaullay

Today is the big day! You will make the arduous 3-hour ascent to the Salkantay Pass and the equally arduous descent to Huayracmachay. When you reach the pass, you will be able to appreciate the spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers of Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo. The Salkantay peak is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region and revered as an important God of the Incas. These were called “Apus” or Sacred Mountains. After you arrive at the highest pass, you will then descend for approximately 2 hours until you arrive at Huayracmachay, where you will have your lunch. This is also when the horsemen will return your personal items to you.   In the afternoon, you will enter into the high part of the Amazon jungle, which is also known as a cloud forest. It is approximately a 10 km (6.2 miles) downhill walk, taking approximately 3 hours. After finishing this stage of the hike, we will arrive at your family lodge in CHAULLAY (2,900 metres / 9,514 feet) for lunch. Relax in our Chozas Camping  basecamp. You have the option to participate in a cultural experience with the native people of the area, including farmers who organically cultivate their coffee plantations and which are considered to be among the best organic coffees in the world. The organic coffee plantations still use traditional methods to toast and grind the coffee beans. We will then continue through banana plantations where they also cultivate “granadilla”, a member of the passion fruit family, yucca and avocados. We will finish a day of activity with a delicious dinner.         Distance walked: 22km /13.67 miles. Starting elevation: 3850 metres /12631 feet. Highest altitude reached: 4660 metres / 15,288 feet. Altitude of the lodge in Chaullay: 2400 metres / 7874feet. Included:
  • Meals : Breakfast, lunch, dinner and an afternoon tea.
  • Basecamp - Chozas in Chaullay. including sleeping bag (-15 degrees)
  • Walking time: 7 -8 hours.
  • Trekking poles
  • Transfer of personal ítems by mule: to Huyraqmachay ( 70% of the day- maximum 7 kilos- We will provide a duffel bag ).
  • Difficulty level: Challenging – difficult.
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Day Three: Chaullay – Hydroelectric train station - Aguas Calientes

Early morning , you will start your trek and you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the "Forest Cloudy Brow" where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the "Cock of the Rocks". Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a transport to drive us to Santa Teresa where we will have our lunch at around 1:30p.m. After lunch, we will drive you to the hydroelectric train station where we will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. Overnight in Aguas Calientes    
  • Distance Walked: 18 km / 11.2 miles.
  • Elevation: 2,450 metres / 8,038 feet.
  • Elevation in Aguas Calientes: 1900 metres /6233 feet.
   Inclusions:
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Trekking poles
  • Train service Hydroelectric  - Aguas Calientes
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and hot water
 
  • Dificulty level: Moderate
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Day Four: Aguas Calientes -Machu Picchu –Ollantaytambo – Cusco

You will get an early rise today to take the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30a.m. Arriving at the majestic ancient complex just before dawn, you will have a great chance to witness an out of this world sunrise of the mountains and valleys below. Afterwards, you can explore the ruins on your own and discover this wonder of the world with a guide for two hours. You will leave no stone unturned as you learn about the ancient city and its rediscovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Afterwards you have free time to hang out with the llamas and try to capture the pure beauty of the site with your camera. Those who still have the energy can set off for Huayna Picchu, which actually looks down on Machu Picchu. As your adventure comes to an end, you will retrace your steps bus then by train to Ollantaytambo. Taking a private bus to Cusco you will be dropped off at your designed accommodations
  • Hiking Time: Approximately 3 hours 
  • Hiking Level: Easy
   Included:
  • Meals:B
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Bus up & down to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide in Machu Picchu
  • Train service Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo - Cusco
 

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