Machu Picchu trek - Salkantay trek to Machu Pichcu 5 days
Tours in Peru: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days Tour -TOUR CODE : TP-5DSALKANTAY
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The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,264 meters) and three others over 6000 meters that you will appreciate while on the Salkantay tour. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Join us on this incredible Salkantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu. Book early..
SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU - GROUP TOURS
Day 1. Salkantay Trek - Cusco - Mollepata - Sayllapata - Humantay Lake - Soraypampa
Early pick up in your hotel + transfer to Mollepata ( 2900 m.)
Sayapata Trek Starting point:
-Sayapata to Soraypampa (3850 m.)
-Meals: Lunch, Dinner
-Overnight in Soraypampa Camp site
Day 2. Salkantay Trek - Soraypampa - Challway
Trek to Pampas Salkantay
-Snowy peaks of Umantay
-at noon ascent to the highest point of the mountain ( 4600 m.)
-Maximun Altitude 4200 m.
-spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco
-Camp in Challway ()2920 m)
-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
-Overnight in Challway Camp site
Day 3. Salkantay Trek -Challway - Playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa Hot Springs
Trek to Playa Sahuayaco
-View of Collpabamba town called "Forest Cloudy Brow"
-Transfer to Santa Teresa Thermal baths
-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
-Overnight in Santa Teresa Camp site
Day 4. Salkantay Trek- Santa Teresa - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes
Transfer to Lucmabamba
-Trekking to Llactapata and an amazing View of MACHU PICCHU
-descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric.
-Trekking to Aguas Calientes village ( 2 hrs)
-Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
-Overnight in Hostel or Hotel in Aguas Calientes Village of Machu Picchu
Day 5. Salkantay Trek- Aguas Calientes MACHU PICCHU , escorted tour / train back to Cusco
04:30 a.m. Walk up to Machu Picchu
Guided tour of the Inca citadel (2 to 3 hrs.)
-free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward the Huayna Picchu Mountain
-At 6:45p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.
-Arrival to Cusco and hotel drop off ( last night hotel not included)
DescriptionSALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS
Day 1 - Cusco to Mollepata - Soraypampa (L) (D)
We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms, before starting the Salkantay trek. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner...
Overnight in Camp SIte
Day 2 - Soraypampa - Challway (B) (L) (D) .
Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). salkantay route tour to machu picchuWe will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner...
Overnight in Camp Site
Day 3 - Challway - La Playa - Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa Thermal baths (B) (L) (D).
After an early breakfast starts the guiding tour in choquequirao inca site, where all information is given by our native professional tour guide. after guided tour, we re-start the choquequirao trek on the way back of choquequirao trek, using the same way back to apurimac river and chiquisca camp site. on the trail once again this part of choquequirao trek shows the impressive canyon, beautiful orchids and lush native vegetation, passing the same small settlements as on the way up of the choquequirao trek. we continue our choquequirao trek up to chiquisca camp. Where we spend the last night. (choquequirao trek harmer camp site). The choquequirao trek 3rd day distance is 13 km, choquequirao tour walking time in hours is about 06 hours.
Meals: B, L, D.
Overnight in Camp Site
Day 4 - Sahuayaco - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (B) (L) (D).
After an early breakfast, we will head to the LLactapata access. This is an hour ride. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last park of the trek, an approximately 2 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.
tOvernight in Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu village ,
Day 5 - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B).
Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu and to the Sun Gate. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, or if you desire, ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 2:26p.m. or 6:03p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.
This tour Includes :
- Hotel Night in Aguas Calientes
- Weight Allowance: 8 Kilograms per trekker (weights to be carried by horses)
- Transportation to head of Salkantay trail and to the hot springs.
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide
- Personal pad (double foam)
- Tents (Marmot Limestone)
- Cook and cooking equipment
- Horses (to carry the tents and cooking equipment)
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and to Santa Teresa Hot Springs.
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
- Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo (VistaDome Train upgrade may be necessary in busy seasons based on availability)
- Transfer Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
- First Aid equipment
- Complimentary transfer Airport/Hotel upon arrival in Cusco (please specify arrival time and flight number)
- Salkantay Survivor Certificate
- Personal Travel Advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip.
The package does not include:
Extra tips or gratitudes
To qualify as a student, you must have valid ISIC card.
Including Hotel services and improved train services they must be requested in advance.
What to wear for the tour:
Original passport, International Student Card (ISIC) if applicable as a student
Shoes, waterproof jacket, rain poncho (Dec-Mar), shirts, pants
Sun hat, sunscreen, bottled water and personal medicines
Shorts, swimsuit, camera, extra cash
We recommend travel insurance
Travel Map to Peru Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Peru - South America
Inca Trail Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about the Inca Trail? You’ve come to the right place! Below you’ll find answers to some very common questions.
Is the Inca Trail difficult? Great question! The Inca Trail is considered a moderate hike; however, there are a lot of staircases to climb, and the altitude can also affect the body. We recommend renting a wooden walking stick as it helps with your balance and reduces stress on the knees. If you have mobility issues, please let your CEO know during booking
How many hours will I hike a day? Make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots, because it is estimated you’ll be walking six to nine hours for each of the first three days and about two hours on the last day.
What are the requirements to hike the Inca Trail? To trek the Inca Trail with G Adventures you must be over the age of 12, with a moderate level of fitness, and hold a passport that is valid for up to six months.
How high is the trail? The trek begins at 2,800m (9,186 ft). The highest point you’ll reach on the trek is approximately 4,200m (13,780ft). You’ll also sleep at 3,600m (11,811 ft) for at least one night.
How cold does it get? It can get chilly due to the altitude. During the Andean winter (May – September) the temperature can drop below zero at night. It can be cool during the summer months too, so we suggest bringing thermal underwear and a warm sleeping bag.
Is altitude sickness common? It’s impossible to predict who will be affected by the altitude as your ability to adapt can vary from person to person. (We do recommend you undertake the trek in a good state of physical fitness.) Most of our travellers have no problem, as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. This might include spending a full day in Cuzco (3,249m [10,659 ft] above sea level) and drinking plenty of water.
When is the high season on the Inca Trail? Hiking the Inca Trail is popular all year round, however May to September is considered the high season. This means that permits can be sold out months in advance. However, if permits are not available, there is an option to walk the Lares Trek, which still takes you to Machu Picchu.
How far in advance should I book my tour? To reserve a spot on the Inca Trail, we recommend you book your tour at least six months in advance during high season (May to October) and three months in advanced during low season (November to April).
Do I need a permit to hike the Inca Trail? Yes. We require the following information for the purchase of an Inca Trail permit:
- Full name (as it appears on your passport)
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Date of passport expiry (*Must be valid for the date of travel , Please note that any attempts to modify your personal information will result in the loss of the permit. A refund will not be possible so make sure you double-check your information. As well, there’s a limited amount of permits in effort to preserve the trail
When do we reach Machu Picchu and how much time will we spend at the ruins? Reaching Machu Picchu depends on the campsite assigned to your group on the third night. However, many groups will reach the Sun Gate at around 6:00am. You’ll have plenty of time to soak in the ruins thanks to a two-hour guided tour and some free time to explore afterwards.
How do we get back to Cuzco? After you’ve taken in all the beauty of Machu Picchu, your group will travel by bus to Aguas Calientes and then catch a train back to Ollantaytambo, where you meet you’ll take a bus back to Cuzco.
Is it possible to skip the Inca Trail even if the tour includes it? Yes! Let us know that you don’t want to hike the Inca Trail when you book. We’ll arrange for you to spend two nights in Cuzco and then take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. You will rejoin your group at Machu Picchu.
What type of accommodation can I expect on the Inca Trail? We use three-man tents to accommodate two same-sex travellers. There are a few places on the trail where permanent (but very rustic) toilet facilities exist, and when they’re not available, your crew will set up portable toilet tents.
Do porters carry our luggage on the Inca Trail? Yes! We’ll provide you with a large stuff sac where you can place 6kg of your personal items (including your tent and sleeping bag). Our skilled porters will carry these bags while you hike the Inca Trail. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel in Cuzco. All you need to carry is a daypack containing the things you’ll need during the day like water, camera, sunscreen, or anything else that’s over the 6kg allowance.
Will I be given a sleeping bag and mat? Great question! Sleeping bags are not provided, so we recommend bringing a compact three-season sleeping bag. You can also rent a sleeping bag in Cuzco; just let us know when you book. We provide our travellers with foam mats, but please feel free to bring your own-self inflating mat if you’d like.
What type of food will be served on the Inca Trail? Our cooks prepare excellent high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. The menu usually includes: pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables, oatmeal, and eggs. If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let your CEO know.
Is purified water available on the trail? Bottled water can be purchased on day one and on the evening of day three of the trek. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.
Can I bring my own walking stick? Yes, as long as it is not a metal-tipped walking stick, as they are not permitted on the trail. You can rent a wooden walking stick from us as well along with additional equipment like sleeping bags and air mattresses.
What is the suggested amount that I should tip the guides and porters? Tipping is at your discretion, but is always appreciated. If you enjoyed the service you enjoyed from your guides and porters, we suggest tipping between $6-8 dollars a day.
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