Salkantay Trek is an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. The trek crosses the Salkantay Pass at 4600m, descends into the cloud forest and passes the Inca ruins Llactapata, with a view of Machu Picchu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private Tourist Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1 hour minutes to Challacancha to get better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimizse costs)
English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Salkantay trek and Machu Picchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English.
Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
1 Nights in Dome at SORAYPAMPA ( Twin bed room, Matrimonial bed room, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accommodation) + Pillows
1 Night in Andean Hut Camping in Chaullay
Day 1: Soraypampa Campsite at our Geodesic dome
Day 2: Andean Huts (Camping in tents) Chaullay or Colpapampa (Tent for 02 people only, Self inflating air pad is included)
Day 3: Lucmabamba Campsite at our Geodesic dome
Day 4: Aguas Calientes Hostel Accommodation
1 Night Accommodation Overnight in Aguas Calientes(Twin bed room with Private bathroom and shower) Night 3
Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/chefs and all are trained by Salkantay Trekkers Peru every month)
Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
Food service in the campsites (4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
Transportation La Playa or Lucmabamba to Hidroelectrica Day 4 (For our Staff)
Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 5 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as clothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Briefing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses.
Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu entrance fees, valid for 4 days
Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
Visit to Machu Picchu on the 5th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole Incan site)
Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.(2 hours ride)Train time is Between 6:20pm to 9:30pm. And if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 3:48pm.
Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Trail)
Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
Water for Drinking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day.
NOT INCLUDED
Extra expenses
Breakfast – Day 1
Lunch and dinner – Day 4
Not detailed meals
Tips (optional)
Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please): Salkantay Trekkers Peru highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.
Extra Horse to Carry extra things/12kg- US$100
Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$200  Day 1 & 2 and Includes a horseman to control the horse.
Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train US$70
Upgrade to 3 stars Hotel US$40 per person.(Based on twin bed room)
Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$30(2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom (This is in case you need to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town)
Walking sticks: it can be rented from us. (02 poles US$15 for the entire trip)
Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$20for the entire trip)
Sleeping liners: it can be bought from us.(US$15)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$100 and you are ready to go. Please, (Click here to see method of payments)

Please, Prices are Based On Group size you want us to place you./Please, note: We will Never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

GROUP SERVICE:

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4/Days (Return by Tourist Expedition Train)

Small Group Service:(Group Size: 02 Minimum – 06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum)

Fixed Price per person Adult US$450 & Students US$430 / 7 Kilos Pottering Service included /Duffel Bag provided by S.T.P

Please,Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.

JANUARY 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

FEBRUARY 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

MARCH 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

APRIIL 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

MAY 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

JUNE 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

JULY 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

AUGUST 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

SEPTEMBER 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

OCTOBER 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

NOVEMBER 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

DECEMBER 2019: 2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4/Days (5 Kilos Pottering Service included)

Large Group Service:(Group Size: 04 Minimum – 12ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum)

Fixed Price per person Adult US$340 & Students US$320 / (Return by Tourist Expedition Train)

Fixed Price per person Adult US$280 & Students US$270 / (Return by Bus 6 hours’ drive from Hydroelectric Plant Station)

Please,Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.(Available all year around)

JANUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

FEBRUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

MARCH 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

APRIL 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

MAY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

JUNE 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

JULY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

AUGUST 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

SEPTEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

OCTOBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

NOVEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

DECEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

Day1
We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and as Soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and the we will walk down to our best campsite of soraypampa.

1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours

Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Day2
After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours

Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

Day3

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking between 5 to 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa we will have our lunch and then we take a local transportation from la playa to Hidroelectrica which takes 2 hours and then we  will start walking from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes fro 2 and half hours.

3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours

Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)

Day4

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machu Picchu which takes one and half hours up to Machu Picchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.

A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying Machu Picchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then bus back Cusco.

and those who return by bus they will have to walk back from Machu Picchu to Hidroelectrica to take the bus back(you must be between 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

4TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 1 – 2 hours

   Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.) 

Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to Machu Picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machu Picchu control point.

Travel Insurance card is essential

Sleeping bag (not included)

Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )

Waterproof jacket or rain poncho

Sun hat and gloves

T-shirts / shirts

Comfortable hiking zip off trousers

Rain pants

Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )

Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least

Water bottle.

Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)

Toilet paper and wet wipes

Personal medication

Camera and films

Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights

Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.

Previous acclimatisation in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Salkantay Trekkers Peru offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek

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