SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHS
- Activities: Salcantay trek
- Duration: 5days – 4 nights
- Departures: Previous Booking
- Months of Operation: all Year Round
- Tour type: Adventure
- Type of service: Private-shared
DESCRIPTION OF THE TRIP
The famous Salcantay trail, named among the 20 best treks in the world by National Geographic, is a adventure trek available to anyone who wants to explore places that not many goes without any limitation of spaces and permits which connects to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu through snowcapped mountains , jungle and lush subtropical and humid forests.
Located northwest of Cusco and south central Peru of the Cordillera Vilcabamba where you can appreciate its beautiful landscape.
Our Trek has been planned as a second option for those who could not make the inka trail due the lack of permits and also for those adventurers who like to do something different
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
Pick up from hotel at 05:00 am . then we will drive to Mollepata a small town that is 2hrs away from Cuzco, where we will have a free time of 30 minutes for breakfast and toilets, after that we will continue our trip to challacancha for another 30 minutes where will be the beginning of our trek and the place where we are going to meet our horsemen Those who are responsible to arrange all the staff.
Then we will start the trek passing throughout the flat section with a view of beautiful mountains and valleys until reaching our campsite and place for lunch, after a good lunch we will all have a deserved nap of about 1 hour all after that will hike up to humantay lake and spend the whole afternoon there ,Finally we will be back to the campsite a place with a amazing view specially at night because of the sky and its constellations.
Day 02: Sorayapampa – Salcantay – Challhuay
After a good early Breakfast. We will leave to the highest point of the trek (4,650 masl-15255 ft )Where we will have spectacular view of the mountains such as salkantay ,humantay and pumasillo then we will have time to get our family pictures along with some members of the group, all after that we will walk down to huayracpampa our lunch place of the day ,in the afternoon we will walk down to get our campsite (2900masl – 9,514 ft) and see its local flora and fauna.
Day 03: Challhuay – la playa – Santa Teresa
After a good breakfast .we will start our trek to la playa through the beautiful high jungle landscape where we will able to find different kind of fruits such as passion fruit, banana, avocado, wild strawberries and oranges along with some native trees to finally arrive to the lunch spot which is a small town that offers so many things and finally take a minivan to Santa Teresa small town which is known for its popular hot spring a good option to anyone who likes to relax.
Dasy 04: Santa Teresa – Aguas Caliente
Wake up at 6 am .then our trek leads through the wonderful valley of rock and less vegetation to hydroelectric station a good place where we will have our last lunch with the good view of Machupicchu Mountain, after that we will continue our trek for another 3 hours to aguas calientes town located at the foot of machupicchu where we are going to stay in our really nice and comfortable hotel .
dinner at night (7pm)
Day 05: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
We will wake up very early to ovoid the crowd and enjoy the site before anyone else , we will have two options to go to machupicchu take the bus o hike up ,then explore the whole Inca place along with our guide for about 3 hours which will be plenty of time to understand the history and meaning of this sacred religious place ,all after that we will be back to aguas to calientes and finally take train back to ollantaytambo .
- Transportation to the begining of the trek
- Professional guide.
- Meals: 4 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 4 dinners.
- Cook and cooking equipment.
- horses (to carry tents, food / cooking equipment).
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Bus ticket one way
- Train ticket (Expedition service) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo bus to Cusco.
- Camping equipment ( sleeping tent)
- Sleeping mat .
- Dining tent.
- Kitchen tent.
- Services not specified in the program, extras and tips.
- Lunch and dinner on the last day.
- Transportation and entrance to the hot springs
- Bus ticket one way
- sleeping bag (if you don not have yet, you can rent at the office)
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
- Comfortable backpack for the hike, T- shirts, shorts, warm clothes and Raincoat
- Hiking boots
- Sweater or jacket
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- Camera, with extra batteries.
- Sun hat.
- Sunscreen, insect repellent.
- Snacks: energy bars, chocolates etc.
- Walking stick