4 Days / 3 Nights
From $ 650.00 Per Person
Salkantay trek to Machupicchu is one of the nice treks we have in Cusco region. Specially recommended by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, because in this trek You will see the nice views and landscapes every day and very good to hike during the way. We will see a nice mount Salkantay (6277m/ 20,593) it is the second highest mountain in Cusco region and also there are some gorgeous turquoises glacier lagoons to see and How is the beginning of the cloud forest Amazon jungle, some segments of the original Inca Trail and the small Inca site of LLACTAPATA. Which is the place the people are able to see the beautiful MACHUPICCHU among the mountains, we are specialized to make a nice journey in this kind of hikes and help to enjoy your vacations.
- DAY 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lagoon- Salkantay Pampa.
- DAY 2: Salkantay Pampa – Huayracmachay – Challway.
- DAY 3: Challway – Playa or Sahuayaco.
- DAY 4: Playa – Llactapata Inca Ruins – Aguas Calientes.
- Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
* Overall distance hiked: 52km
* Starting altitude: 3800m.
* Maximum altitude: 4650m.
* Overall trek difficulty: challenging.
You will have a welcome meeting at your hotel with your guide 1 or 2 days before your trek. You can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and have a beautiful scenic drive of 2 ½ hours duration to Mollepata. At Mollepata we will have breakfast at one of the local houses.
After breakfast we will get back on the road for 1 hour and 45 minutes until we reach Soraypampa, the beginning of the trek. During this portion of the drive we will see our first views of the magnificent Salkantay and Humantay Mountains, as well as observe lush vegetation and fields of local families growing potatoes, quinoa, etc.
At Soraypampa (3,800 m/12,467 ft) we will meet our support staff, who will pack everything for the trek and load the equipment onto horses. We begin our hike with a visit to the remarkable. Basically, this is to visit the nice amazing Umantay lagoon and little practice for our hike that is going to be around 2 ½ hour excursion.
After that expedition, we return to the trailhead and begin the hike to Soraypampa and that is the lunch spot for the day. We will also see the glaciers of Apu Salkantay and Humantay mountains.
After lunch we ascend for two hours to Salkantay Pampa(4,100 m /13,332 ft), our camp for the evening.
Humantay Mountain is prominent during this entire segment from Salkantaypampa
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner
- Distance Covered: 8 km/5 miles
- Time: 7 – 8 hours
- Lowest elevation: 3,800 m/1 2,467 ft
- Highest elevation: 4,100m /13,332 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Sights: Humantay Lagoon, Mount Salkantay, Mount Humantay, Moraines
We will wake up early in the morning and our supporting staff it going to provide you a cup of coca tea in your tents. Enjoying the breakfast and ready to hike. We will start to hike going up around 2 hours to get to Salkantay pass (4650m), which the place to have a nice story about mount Salkantay and significant of the sacred Coca leaves, and then we will have little hike roughly 20 minutes to see a magnificent turquoise lagoon. After enjoy the views We will descend around 2 hours to get to Huayracmachay and that is lunch spot.
After our delicious lunch We will walk down roughly 3 ½ hours to get to our campsite, but during this segment We will see the nice beginning of the cloud forest and How is beginning the famous Amazon Jungle. And once when We will arrive at campsite Challway (2800m) you will have the tents all ready.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
- Distance hiked: 16km.
- Time: 8 – 9 hours.
- Lowest elevation: 2800m.
- Highest elevation: 4650m.
- Difficulty: Challenging.
- Sights: Mount Salkantay, Cloud Forest.
After walking long day 2. We will have gentle hike, this segment is very nice to hike, because We will see amazing Santa Teresa valley and during de way We can see the coffee plantations, bananas and farm of the passion fruit, the path is little up and down to get to our camping site Playa and where We will have lunch.
That is perfect place to camp and in the afternoon after lunch We will have a nice coffee tour with local people also to taste that organic coffee. It is going to be perfect experience with us.
- Meals: Breakfas – lunch - Dinner.
- Distance hiked: 14 km.
- Time: 5 to 6 hours.
- Lowest elevation: 1800m.
- Highest elevation: 2800m
- Difficulty: Easy.
- Sights: Santa Teresa River, villages.
We will wake up early in the morning to have our breakfast and then start to walk up around 3 ½ hours to get to Llactapata Inca ruins (2700-), however this segment is the part of the famous Inca Trail and once when We will arrive to Llactapata. This is the location where you will have your first view of Machu Picchu in the far distance. You will also have a first look at the mountain you will hike tomorrow. Leaving Llactapata, we begin a 2 ½ hour descent to Hydroelectric, where we will have lunch. And then we will have a nice hike surrounding of Machupicchu around 3 hours to get to Aguas Calientes town and then we will have dinner in the nice restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- Accommodation: hotel.
- Distance hiked: 20km.
- Time: 8 to 9hours.
We will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) driving around 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2-hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Machu Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Machu Picchu Mountain is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude: 2400m
- Minimum altitude: 2040m