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Salkantay Trek Standard – 5 Days

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Tour Details

Great experiences in our 5 Days Salkantay Trek the perfect mix with nature and adventure. See the Apu Salkantay in all its splendor and the emerald Umantay lake. Panoramic views will be accompanying you along the way until reaching Lucmabamba where you later willl depart towards Aguas Calientes and the last day is for the jewell as the dreamed day has arrive to see the majestic of Machu Picchu and uncover all its history and secrets.

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel, in Cusco city.

Departure Time

It will be confirmed during your trek orientation, 1 or 2 days before the start the trek.

Price Includes

  • Salkantay Trek standard.
  • Transportation from Lucmabamba to the Hydroelectric.
  • Transportation by train and shared bus back to Cusco, drop off at Regocijo Square.
  • One-way ticket bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Admission fee to Salkantay and Machu Picchu.
  • Standard campsite accommodation and modern camping equipment.
  • One night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional cook and meals included during the Trek (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches y 4 dinners), hot drinks and snacks.
  • Porters to carry all equipment.
  • Luggage of 5kg maximum per person will be carry by the horses.
  • First-aid kit and Oxygen tank.

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping bags (can be rent, please ask your travel specialist).
  • Walking sticks.
  • Breakfast on day 1, and lunch and dinner on last day.
  • One-way bus from Macchu Picchu to Aguas calientes on last day.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips and additional expenses.
Restrictions
  • Walking sticks will not be included with your purchase of the tour, however, if you prefer, we can arrange to provide you with a pair of basic poles at an extra cost.
  • If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that it is an unguided hike and does require an additional cost. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we will need to check availability far in advance.
Suggestions
  • Bring appropriate clothing for both the warm and cold weather.
  • Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Rain poncho/waterproof jacket.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleanser and a hat.
  • Snacks (e.g. granola bars and dried fruit).
Itinerary

Day 1CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA (L, D)

Departing Cusco at 5:00am, we will directly go to Marcoccasa (3400m/11154 ft), passing through the village of Mollepata (3000m/9843 ft). Once we have arrived in Marcoccasa, we will have the chance to meet with the horsemen and the other members of the trek team prior to commencing the hike. You will fall in love with the majestic beauty of the snow-capped mountains that embellish the scenery such as Humantay (5217m/17116ft) as well as Salkantay (6264m/20551ft). Camp for the night at the nice location of Soraypampa (3900m/12795ft).
• Climate: cold
• Transport time: 3 hours
• Hiking time: 6 hours
• Notes: Before reaching Soray Pampa, we recommend that you take a 2-hour detour in order to reach Humantay Lake,so that you can observe the stunning snow-covered peak of Humantay.

Day 2SORAYPAMPA – RAYAMPATA (B, L, D)

Once we have enjoyed your breakfast, we will embark on our hike to the Salkantay pass (4600m/15092ft) feeling blessed to witness the stunning views of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m/20551ft). After spending some time admiring the ethereal beauty of nature, we will begin the descend while enjoying the vegetation and ever changing ecosystem. We will set up our camp at Rayanpata (3350m/10990ft) within the premises of the lush tropical forest.
• Climate: cold and warm with mosquitoes
• hiking time: 7-8 hours

Day 3RAYANPATA - LUCMABAMBA (B, L, D)

Our third day will be admiring and appreciating the region’s flora, as well as its coffee, cocoa and fruit plantations. Descending into a forest in order to enjoy the wide variety of orchids, bromeliads as well as a variety of other plants. We will also have the opportunity to meet local families in Chaullay (2950m/9678ft), Wiñaypoco (2650m/8694ft), La Playa (2100m/6890ft) and last but not least Lucmabamba (2000m/6561ft), the location where our campsite will be situated.
This afternoon, we will have the opportunity to meet with a local rural family in order to learn about cultivation as well as the process of coffee. Spend some time learning about the labor-intensive process about how your coffee comes from the tree to your cup. Feel free to ask the locals all about their work, they will be very glad to acknowledge your interest.
• Climate: warm during the day with mosquitoes
• Hiking time: 7 hour
• Note: We highly recommend that you take some time out to soak in the hotel mineral springs of Santa Teresa after all those days hiking, but the decision is yours to take. If you do wish to do so, please coordinate with your tour guide in order to arrange the transporation needed.

Day 4LUCMABAMBA - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L, D)

After enjoying breakfast, our hike to the Inca Trail will begin in order to arrive at the archaeological site of Llactapata (2650m/8694ft). Uncovering beautiful scenery along the way, the hike will feel like it takes no time at all. Enjoy the sights of flora, evidence of Inca culture. From this point, we will have some incredible views over the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu as well as the Volcanota Canyon. In continuation of the hike, we will head in the direction of the Hydroelectric train station (1950m/6398ft) in order to take a short break before embarking on a train and heading towards Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726ft) in order to spend the night.
• Climate: warm with some mosquitos
• Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 5MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B)

After a nourishing breakfast, we will be leaving the hotel at 5:30am in order to make our way to Machu Picchu (2400m/7874ft) by a tourist bus, arriving at the citadel approximately at 6:00 am. Enjoy a guided tour around the site, including learning about life and culture of the Inca Empire. Enjoy a hike up to Huayna Picchu (if you have reserved your spot in advance) or simply walk the premises of Machu Picchu and make sure you have taken some photos for your memories to live on. After enjoying your time at the citadel, you will begin your descend to Aguas Calientes, where you will enjoy some lunch, as well as have a time to relax in the natural springs. You will leave Aguas Calientes to head back to Cusco at approximately 6:00pm.
• Hiking time: 03 hours

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