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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu From Cusco

The 4-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular treks in Cusco. Along the way you will enjoy beautiful and dynamic landscapes such as snow-capped mountains, Andean landscapes, as well as tropical forests and jungles. If you want to escape and experience the diverse nature of Peru, the Salkantay Trek is the perfect route for you.

per adult from

$847

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Pre - Briefing one day before to departure
    • Tourist bus transportation to the trail-head Challacancha
    • Certified Mountain Tour Guide
    • Masterchef and cooking equipment
    • Camping gear: tent, mats, and horses
    • 1 duffel bag where you can take maximum of 6 kg per person
    • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
    • Tourist train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • Tourist bus transportation from Ollantaytambo – San Francisco Plaza Cuzco
    • Basic first-aid kit including emergency oxygen
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    What's excluded :
    • Rentals: Sleeping bag –10ºC-comfort (0ºF). ($25) Whole trek
    • Rentals: Walking poles ($20) whole trek
    • Extra expenses: First day Breakfast and Lunch & dinner on the last day after visiting Machu Picchu
    • Entrance tickets the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town ($.4)
    • Optional - Tickets Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Day 1: Cuzco – Humantay Lagoon – Soraypampa Camp 

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Be picked up between 4:30 am – 5:00 am and drive by tourist bus to Mollepata (2,900m) where you can stretch your legs and buy snacks. Continue by car to Challacancha where we will make final preparations and double check our equipment. Embark on a 3-hour walk that will take us to Soraypampa (3,920m) where you will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Hike up to Laguna de Humantay (approx. 1.5 hours each way) for more incredible views of the Andes Mountains and then return to camp for the night. The first campsite is located at 3,920 m and is the highest and coldest campsite of the trip. Take some time to rest up, and enjoy your first night immersed in nature. Have dinner and go to sleep early. Meals: L,D
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: OVERNIGHT AT (CAMPING TENTS)

    Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay Camp

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    This day we will have early breakfast at 5:30 am and begin a 4-hour walk to the highest pass on this Salkantay Trek (4,650m) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Humantay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible with a possibility of snow here. After a 2-hour downhill hike, a well-deserved lunch will be served at Huayracpampa, followed by another 3-hour trek to the campsite at Chaullay or Colcapampa as you near the beginning of the high jungle region at 2,900 meters. Meals: B,L,D
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: OVERNIGHT AT (CAMPING TENTS)

    Day 3: Chaullay – La Playa – Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes town 

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After breakfast at 6:30 am, you will trek through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and a variety of little brooks. Pass through valleys and enjoy the views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. Have lunch at La Playa (2,200 m) and continue by car to Santa Teresa town. Then, drive to Hydroelectric Station (40 minutes) and hike for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes town. Meals: B,L,D
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hostal in Aguas Calientes town

    Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu – Cusco 

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    On the final day, you will get up very early to enjoy one of the most magical moments the Andes have to offer - the sunrise at Machu Picchu. On the fourth and last day of the Salkantay Trek, you are given a few options. The first option allows you to walk up or take the bus to Machu Picchu for $12. In the fortress, you will have a guided tour that will last two hours. During the tour you will discover fascinating history and secrets of this ancient place. If booked in advance, you can extend the walk a few hours and experience Huayna Picchu or the Mountain of Machu Picchu for an additional $70. To finish your visit, you are given the option to walk or take the bus ($12) back to Aguas Calientes. Here you will take the train at 6:20pm to Ollantaytambo (included). Once you arrive in Ollantaytambo, you will be transferred by bus to Cusco center, where you will arrive at approximately 10:30 p.m.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from hotels downtown Cusco, just let us know the name and address
    Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Our company is taking biosecurity protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Bring yourself! - Take with you a quick test discard of covid19.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Machupicchu USA

Activity ID: V-24882P29

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