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GoTrekPeru

Location: 25427 Calcutta Pass Ln, Saugus, CA 91350

Phone number: (001)661-200-3716

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Tour

 

Region: Cusco

Type of Service: Shared (16 max.)

Type of Activities Included: Hiking

Prices From: USD 450.00 (2 people minimum per booking)

Highlights: Licensed tour guides with a very good knowledge of English, meals cooked by trained cooks, 4 season tents.

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Itinerary
Day 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - CHALLACANCHA - HUMANTAY LAKE - SORAYPAMPA (About 16 Kms / 10 mi) (B), (L), (D)

At about 5:30a.m. your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and at this time you will meet the rest of your group. A three-hour ride will take you through beautiful landscape until you arrive at the Andean town of Mollepata, about 9,180 feet above sea level, where you will enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, your transportation will take you to Challacancha where you will start your journey to Machu Picchu. In about 3 hours, you will reach your campsite at Soraypampa, at 12,464 feet above sea level, from which you will get a spectacular view of the Salkantay and Humantay snowy peaks. These two peaks are located in the Vilcabamba Mountain Range.

After lunch, you will hike on direction to the Humantay Lake located at the bottom of the snowy peak of the same name. In this 2 hour hike, 1,076 feet (328 meters) will be gained and you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking landscape. After exploring the area, you will get back to Soraypampa where you will spend the night in Soraypampa with an incredible view of the Humantay peak.

Day 2: SORAYPAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS - WAYRAQMACHAY - CHALLWAY (About 26 kms - 16 mi) (B), (L), (D)

After breakfast at about 6:30a.m. you will start the longest day of the trek. A four hour and a half hour hike will take you to the highest point, Abra Salkantay, about 14760 feet above sea level. It will be cold and windy, and the landscape will take you to a surreal world. Another hour and a half trek will take you to your lunch campsite located at about 12530 feet above sea level in the area known as Wayraqmachay.

During the hike after lunch you will have one grand view after another of the majestic mountains, the towering forests, and the creeks that are the origin of the White River. After two and a half hours of hiking you will arrive at your camp, Challway, at about 9512 feet above sea level. (Insect repellant will be needed here.) Tea will be served upon your arrival and dinner will be served at about 7:30p.m.

Day 3: CHALLWAY - LA PLAYA - SANTA TERESA (About 20 kms - 12.5 mi) (B), (L), (D)

After breakfast at about 6:30a.m. you will start your amazingly colorful hike along the White and Santa Teresa Rivers, coming to a resting point, Qiñaypoco, 8036 feet above sea level. Here you will be able to try passion straight from the trees. Another two and a half hours of hiking through a few coffee plantations will take you to the small native community of La Playa, where lunch will be served.

From this point you will be driven to Santa Teresa where you will have the opportunity of enjoying of the hot springs. Dinner will be served at your campsite.

Day 4: SANTA TERESA - LLACTAPATA - SANTA TERESA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES (About 21 kms - 13 mi) (B), (L), (D)

Today, breakfast will be served at 5:30a.m. A private transfer will take you to the Llactapata entrance in about an hour. A raincoat should be brought for today’s hike. You will be hiking Inca stairs in a few sections through coffee plantations. On the way, you might try fresh coffee at a local house. In about three hours filled with amazing views you will arrive at the ruins of Llactapata, 8890 feet above sea level, from which you will enjoy a beautiful view of Machu Picchu. In about three hours a descending trail will take you to the Santa Teresa River and then to the hydroelectric, where you will eat lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will continue to hike to Machu Picchu town (aka Aguas Calientes) where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night in a clean hostal.

Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO (B)

Today you will tour Machu Picchu which is located at 7,875 feet above sea level. After enjoying breakfast at your hostel, you will take a bus to Machu Picchu (ticket included) to start your guided tour.  This tour package does not include the bus ticket to Aguas Calientes or lunch. In the afternoon, you will take the train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel in Cusco in transportation for your group only. 

Inclusions

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR PACKAGE:

  • Weight allowance: Our horses will carry up to 17 pounds or 8 kilograms of your personal belongings. If you would like to hire a private horse, please select the box on the booking form.
  • Breakfast on Day 1 is also included
  • Brief presentation of the SalkantayTrek at your hotel
  • 3 nights sleeping at 4 first class season tents - 2 people per tent
  • 1 Night at a clean hostel in Aguas Calientes (basic rooms with bathrooms)
  • Bilingual and professional tour guides
  • Transportation from Cusco to the starting point of the trek. On the way back to Cusco your group will be transported back to your hotel
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (5B, 4L, 4D). Meals are prepared by trained cooks who will keep you happy and well-feed during the trek
  • Snacks
  • Trained local cooks and cooking equipment
  • Personal pad (double foam)
  • Dining and cooking tents, including portable chairs and table
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and all attractions stated in the itinerary
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Vegetarian food available upon request for no extra charge
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First aid equipment
  • Quality service
  • FREE PICK-UP FROM THE AIRPORT OF CUSCO TO YOUR HOTEL IN CUSCO CITY

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR PACKAGE:

  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket from the hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance (Required)
  • Personal expenses
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  • Hotel & Train Upgrades available (add any of them to your cart). 
  • Sleeping bags for rent available at USD 25.00.
  • USD 15.00 OFF per person for bookings of 6+ 
  • Not available from November 30 to March 31
  • Peruvians and foreigners with more than 60 days in Peru must pay sales tax (18%)

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