OVERVIEW

This path will perfectly combine the cultural and natural attraction, where we will be able to enjoy the magnificent sign of the Nevado de Salkantay. This is the divine deity of the mountains … The God of the mountain who observes Machupicchu. This route will revive us the time of the Incas, accompanied by other deities of mountains such as Tucarhuay and Humantay that are more than 5000m.

Trip Summary

Highlights:

It is one of the most famous treks followed by the Inca Trail and is considered among the 25 best treks in the world (National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine). The “Salkantay” is the Apu tutelary of Cusco with 6271 meters. of altitude, in its route we will appreciate beautiful Andean landscapes until arriving at the majestic skirts of this impressive snow-capped mountain. Come and walk in the shadow of “El Salvaje” Salkantay.

Travel Details

Altitude 6232 – 13451 f.a.s.l. / 1900 – 4,600 m.a.s.l.
Season April – November
Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level of difficulty Moderate difficulty (depending on individual physical condition and acclimatization)

Weather

Semi-tropical, warm and humid days and cold nights with constant rain throughout the year
Minimum: Between -5 ° C to 11 ° C Open Salkantay (June)
Maximum: Between 20 ºC to 26 ° C Playa Sahuayaco (June)
Rains: November to April

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Itinerary

The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu), is recently named among the 25 best Treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Connection of the city of Cusco with Machu Picchu, The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote trail that is located in the same region as the Inca Trail, where massive snow-capped mountains collide with lush tropical forests.

Located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco, in southern central Peru by the Cordillera de Vilcabamba and reaching 6271 meters above sea level (20574 feet) Mt. Salkantay is an exceptionally topped glacial peak adored by thousands of years for the local Indians. The name Salkantay is a Quechua word meaning “wild mountain”.

Transportation from Cusco to the town of Mollepata. We will pass through the community of Cruz Paw (3400m), the place to have the presence of a magnificent scenery of valleys, mountains and the most important snowcapped mountains within the Inca Dynasty such as Umantay and Salkantay. Our camp will be at the foot of the Tucarhuay snow cap known as Soraypampa.
Transportation time hours.

In the morning we will have the most difficult part to the highest point of this road called Salkantay pass, where we begin to descend and observe from one moment to another the change of ecological level constantly to Selva Alta “Yunga” with pleasant climate and mosquitoes; until arriving at the next camp called Andenes.

Basically this day is to descend through a cloud forest, where the vegetation develops clearly, among its most outstanding benefits are the great variety of Orchids, Bromeliads, Bomareas etc. We will also have the encounter with some ancestral families on the way as in Winaypocco and La Playa (2100m), where our camp will be.

Early in the morning we started to walk uphill, through the Inca Trail network to the archaeological complex of LLactapata. Where we will find a cloudy forest scenario and an exceptional view of the mountain of Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu etc. Then descend to the hydroelectric station. Place to take the train to the town of Machu Picchu, where we will spend the night in a Lodging.

It is advisable to visit the lost city of the Incas early in the morning; leaving in a tourist Bus to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, getting to have a wide knowledge in the Agricultural, Astronomical and Religious; inside the wonderful city of the Incas, accompanied by a professional guide. After having finished the Guided service, the client will have enough independent time to continue in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and maybe be able to visit before returning to meet again in the town of Aguas Calientes and take the train back to the city of Cusco.

  • Pick up from the Hotel / Lodging.
  • Bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • Official bilingual tourism guide (shared)
  • Chef.
  • Box Lunch (2 apples, 2 bananas, chocolate, biscuit, juice “frugos”, jumbo bar)
  • 1 Mineral Water and 1 powerade.
  • Poncho for water.
  • Andean buffet food: 04 breakfast, 04 lunch, 04cena.
  • TROUGH GRILL OR MEAT FOR FAREWELL FOGATA
  • Camping equipment: sleeping tent for 4 people for every 2 people, matras.
  • Dining room, kitchen, tables, chairs.
  • Muleteers
  • Horse to load the equipment, food, and 5 KILOS OF PASSENGER LUGGAGE (includes sleeping bag and flask), only for 3 days.
  • One night hostel DWB in Aguas Calientes, wifi.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus to Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Tourist Train Expedition of Aguas Calientes returns to Ollantaytambo 18:45 hours.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu One Way:
  • Optional for vegetarians and special requirements are available.
  • Canvas bag to carry 5 Kilos
  • Doite inflatable mattress.
  • Return bus Ollantaytambo to Cusco 22:30 hours Approx.
  • Sleeping bag for the entire journey of the walk. (You can rent with us at US $ 20.00 per person for 3 days, Nike brand – pen).
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional)
  • One Way: US $ 12.0
  • 1st day breakfast (You must take it at your hotel or lodging in Cusco).
  • Lunch of the 5th day. (Optional in Aguas calientes).
  • Hydropower train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of Santa Tersa (10.00 nuevos soles) and Aguas Calientes (10 nuevos soles).
  • Extra horse for riding or for any extra backpack.
  • Expenses not mentioned.
  • International flights from your country of origin.
  • Domestic flights: Lima – Cusco – Lima.
  • Original passport
  • A valid international student card (ISIC) where appropriate
  • Main backpack
  • Water
  • Mountain boots
  • Raincoats, ponchos for the rain
  • Small sack or canvas bag
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hat or cap for the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Batteries
  • Swimwear
  • Cameras, binoculars
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medications
  • Extra money

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