Salkantay Trek 5 Days

Overview

The Salkantay trek 5 days is an alternative option to the Inca trail and it is also classified as one of the most beautiful treks to reach Machupicchu.

DAYS:

  • 1: Cusco – Soraypampa.
  • 2: Soraypamapa – Chaullay.
  • 3: Chaullay – Santa Teresa.
  • 4: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
  • 5: Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA. (Trek to Salkantay)

We will pick you up from your hotel at 04:30 am.

We will travel in our mobility 2 hours to the town of Mollepata where we will have our light breakfast.

Then we will continue with our trip to the Cruzpata community where the cook, the mules will be waiting for us to take our camping equipment.

We will walk 2 and a half hours to Soraypampa town, where we will spend the first night of the expedition and from this area it is already possible to appreciate the spectacular landscape of the Humantay lake.

At the end of the lunch we will take a short walk to the Humantay lagoon (1 hour and 30 minutes uphill) which is on the Salkantay trek circuit and today is one of the very famous attractions in Cusco.

Today’s food: lunch and dinner.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMAPA – CHAULLAY. (Trek to Salkantay)

06:00 a.m we will have our breakfast, then we will start walking up the hill until we reach the highest point of the trek(salkantay pass), also from here you can already see the Amazon high jungle full of flora and fauna of this ecological floor.

From the Salkantay pass we will start to descent towards Wayracpunku where we will have a small break for lunch.

Then, our trip will continue entering the high jungle, where we will observe the typical tropical forest vegetation full of different types of trees and finally we will arrive at our next Chaullay camp.

Today’s food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3: CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESA. (Trek to Salkantay)

After breakfast we will start our downhill walk into the high jungle. Here we will be lucky enough to see different types of wild vegetation such as orchids, begonias, teas, timber trees and also domestic coffee, banana, orange and more plantations.

After 5 hours of long walk we will arrive at the small town of Playa, where we will have a short rest (lunch), later we will continue with our walk towards the town of Santa Teresa to have our next night of camping.

In this town we will have enough time to explore and go to the thermal medicinal waters of Cocalmayo, an excellent place to relax.

Today’s food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DAY 4: SANTA TERESA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO (AGUAS CALIENTES).

There our breakfast will be waiting for us ready to taste and then we will continue our journey towards Machu Picchu town.

Arriving at Machu Picchu town, it will take us approximately 7 hours walk, over the railroad, passing by the Hydroelectric power station.

We will spend the night in a hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Today’s food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO (AGUAS CALIENTES) – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

Today we will start at 04:30 am to go up to the Inca city of Machupicchu. It will take us 30 minutes ascending by bus until reach Machupicchu citadel.

Our guided tour will last 2 hours visiting the most important points of this wonder. Then, we will have free time to explore more on our own or to climb the Huaynapicchu.

After all, we will begin to descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to go to the train station that will take us back to Ollantaytambo and there, outside the train station, our staff will be waiting to take you to the city of Cusco.

End of the Salkantay trek 5 days and our service.

Included / Not Included

INCLUDED:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Challacancha
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • 3 star hotel for final night
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Student card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • 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
  • Personal medication

Questions

¿What is the hotel options in this trek?

We work with 3 stars hotels as Inca Tower, Terrazas de la Luna and other similars.

Prices

Precios en Servicio Grupal
Numero de personas Precio por persona Reservar
2 o más personas $ 470.00
Precios en servicio Privado
Numero de personas Precio por persona Reservar

DISCOUNTS and HUAYNAPICCHU:

  • Under 18 years old: 20.00 USD
  • Huaynapicchu: If you want to agree 25.00 USD.
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