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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days (Small Group)

This 4 Day trek takes you through many different types of landscapes. You will have the best opportunity to see the typical Andean landscape up to the snowcapped mountains, down to the tropical forests and finally even venture into the dense jungle. Maximum number of participants are 8 in our group

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Pre-departure briefing at Willka Travel Office.
    • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning
    • Personal tents: 2 people in each
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • English-speaking, professional, and official tourist guide
    • 02 nights in tents and 1 night hotel in aguas calientes 3*** can be upgrade
    • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7 kg per person
    • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • Machu Picchu entrance fee
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo
    • Transfer train station to hotel in Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Tips
    • Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
    • Sleeping bags (you can rent from our company)

  • Day 1: Cusco Mollepata - Soraypampa

    Stop At: Mollepata District, Anta 08645, Peru
    We leave from Cusco between 4:30 and take a scenic morning bus-ride to our trek starting point at challacancha Along the 3-hour drive, we will pass through the town of Limatambo (2100m/6888ft), an important point of access to the city of Cusco, where the Tarawasi ruins are located. The road continues up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and the small community of challacancha (2750m/9020ft), the starting point of the trek, where we meet our wranglers and horses. After a short introduction, we’ll start the hike up through the vegetation between the dark hills. The beginning of the trail is slopping up with some flat stretches, appropriately called the “training section” of the trek.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Go at your own pace, this day is flexible. If you arrive early enough, you have the option to hike up to the small lagoon at the bottom of Humantay Mountain to come back to the campsite called Soraypampa. (3,500m/11480ft).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 2: SorayPampa - Salkantay Pass - Chawllay

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will wake up to beautiful morning light in the mountains, have breakfast, and start the hike to the summit of the trail. During the ascent we will have our first view of Salkantay Mountain and we will start our hike towards the base of the white peaks of Salkantay (6271m/20569ft), cross Salkantaypampa. Then we have a 2 hr steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier views from Salkantay pass (4600m/15088ft), the highest pass in the program where, besides enjoying stunning views of the surrounding glaciers and the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range, we may also observe chinchillas and condors in their natural habitat. We break for lunch mid-trail and from this point, we start descending towards a more tropical climate, into the cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. As we continue, we will experience the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. After the last 3 hr hike we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, the base camp (2,900 masl – 9,514 ft).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: Chawllay La Playa Santa teresa Aguas calientes

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Our early morning starts towards La Playa, crossing the small village called Collpapampa. Here, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River, passing the waterfalls at Coripacchi, to the settlement at Wiñaypoko where there are passion fruit, mango, banana, avocado, and coffee. At midday, we’ll get to the bustling small town of La Playa, break for lunch, and continue the journey via a small bus (1 hour and 30 minutes) until the Hydroelectric. There you have two options: you can continue by foot 3 hrs or catch the 1 hr train (US$ 26.00) to finally arrived in Aguas Calientes where we will meet for an early dinner and stay in a hostel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Aguas calientes - Machu picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    We wake up early and board a bus to Machu Picchu where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately 2 or 3 hrs. You will then have free time to walk around or climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (please note that there are only 400 visitors allowed per day for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain, US$15.00, must reserve in advance). You may also visit the Temple of the Moon, Sun Gate or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, back down to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Ollantaytambo and a 2 hr bus back to Cusco. Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary park restrictions, campsite availability, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are in a private apartment please let us know also we can help you to arrange your hotel in cusco
    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
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • 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
    • Limited capacity of our vehicles and seats distributed with the correct physical distance.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Willka Travel

Activity ID: V-244903P3

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