Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
|Package Name :
||Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
|Trek Duration :
||5 Days / 4 Nights
||1 nights Hotel and 4 nights in tent
|Type of Trek :
||Archaeological, Cultural, ecological and Adventure
||Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
||2,000 m / 6,560 ft(Aguas Calientes) - 4, 600 m(Salkantay Pass)
|Group Size :
||To suit group requirements
|Difficulty degree of this hike :
||Challenging due to the altitude: we recommend a period of at least 2 days for acclimatization in Cusco or over 3000m/9840ft
Departures Day :
||- Our company organize daily departures for this unforgettable trekking with the best camp staff.
Salkantay Trek Description:
The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (at least for now). Connecting the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.
Our classic Salkantay Trek is a custom-designed alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. Off the beaten path, this is a cutting edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular vistas, the Salkantay to Machu Picchu Trek offers the solitude and quiet contemplation such a sacred path deserves.read more »
Salkantay Trek Itinerary:
Dia 1: Cusco Hotel - Mollepata - Cruzpata - Sayllapata - Soraypamapa.
Dia 2: Soraypmapa - Soyroccocha - Salkantay Pass - HuayracPunku - Chaullay - Collpapampa.
Dia 3: Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa.
Dia 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes.
Dia 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Pucchu Sanctuary - Ollantaytambo - Cusco Hotel. Read all itinerary...
What is Incluye:
- Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in Tourist transport to Mollepata, starting point of the trek.
- Entrance fee Machu Picchu.
- Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 6kgs of personal items).
- 1 emergency horse every 6 persons.
- Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day).
- Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
- English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people).
- Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
- First Aid Kit including Bottle Oxygen.
- 1 Nght Accomodation in Aguas Calientes.
- Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo(Vistadome Service).
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
What is No Incluye:
- Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8şC-comfort (0şF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
- Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
- Entrance to the Hot Springs in Cocalmayo and Aguas Calientes
- Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily.
- Alcoholic drinks
Appropriate clothing along this hike
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the â€śWhat we recommend that you bringâ€ť list.
We do recommend that you arrive in Cuzco at least 2 days before the trek departs to help you become acclimatised to the altitude and avoid possible problems with altitude illness while on trek. All treks from Cuzco gain altitude quickly on the first day(s) with some treks gaining more than 1000m in altitude in a single day and it is important to be well accliamtised before commencing the trek.
It is advisable to have two full days in Cuzco to recover from your travel and to do at least one day hike to higher altitudes help with acclimatisation. We canorganise day hikes & other tours around Cuzco for you.
If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Cuzco, we still recommend you have a complete day in Cuzco to rest, recover from your travel and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuzco before departing for the trek.
The best months are April, May - November, during the year and Salkantay Trek Team offers the amazing landscape during these months. The weather is sunny and warm, although the nights are cold and temperatures can fall to freezing. Weather can change rapidly and be unpredictable. Please note that when trekking in Cusco region, you will be moving from warmer climates at low levels to conditions of well below freezing. Be prepared for all eventualities!
Prices per person 2012
Prices per person depend on the group size, the larger the group the lowest the price per person. Please contact us, specifying:
- - Trekking program
- - Number of people in the trek
- - Departure date
- - Requested train service: Backpacker (Tourist train), Vistadome (Superior), Primera Clase (First Class) or Hiram Bingham (Luxury Orient Express)
Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):
- Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
- Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
- Children: US$ 50.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings).