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Salkantay Trek 4D/3N

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Salkantay Mountain, Hot Spring, Machu Picchu

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

3700 masl = 12139 feet.

Highest Point

Highest Point:

4630 masl = 15190 feet.

Group

Group:

2 pax min, max 10 paxs

Physical Grading

Physical Grading:

5/5

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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS

The trek from Salkantay to Machu Picchu 4 days, is the best alternative option to the Inca Trail, the famous Salkantay Trek (or Salkantay Trek), was named among the 25 best Treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is a walk open to all, without limitations of spaces or permits (at least for now). An ancient and remote path located in the same region as the Inca Trail with snowy mountains and lush tropical forests, located northwest of the city of Cusco by the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and rising to 6271 masl. Salkantay is an outstanding mountain covered by snow turning it into a glacier and is adored for thousands of years by local people, Salkantay is a Quechua word that means wild mountain. Local Trekkers Peru, offers you the best staff (guides, cooks and porters), and the best camping equipment that will make this experience an unforgettable memory.

Salkantay Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

DAY 01: CUSCO – CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA (HUMANTAY LAKE)

We are going to pick you up from your hotel from 4:30 to 5:00 am in the morning and then we will be travelling in our private transport for about 3 hours to Mollepata where you will have breakfast this first breakfast is not included in the price so you can order this breakfast in a local restaurant in Mollepata so in that way you can support loca businesses after that we take again the private transport for 30 minuts more until Challacancha (3700 masl = 12139 feet) where is going to start our trek.Is in this place where we are going to meet the horseman and his horses, who will be in charge of transporting our food and camping equipment. Then we have to walk for about 4 to 5 hours until to get Soraypampa where we will have lunch with a panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4200 masl / 13780 feet and Salkantay; 6271 masl = 20575 feet) it is also in Soraypampa where it is going to be our first campsite (3800 masl / 11750 feet; the highest and coldest campsite of the trek) during the night time the temperatura can drop down until minus 5 degrees Celsius (Below Zero). Taking in the beautiful landscape along the way, in this day we will visit the beautiful Humantay Lake by the afternoon, which takes 1 hour 15 minutes walking to go and 1 hour to come back to Soraypampa our first Campsite.

BEAR IN MIND

  • Walking distance: 12km = 7,5 miles
  • Walking hours: 4 to 5 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Challacancha = 3700 masl = 12139 feet.
  • Highest Point: Humantay Lake = 4200 masl = 13780 feet
  • Campsite Altitude: Soraypampa = 3800 masl = 12467 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Humantay Lake.
  • Physical Grading: 3/5
  • Weather: Cold.

Soraypampa Salkantay Trek Soraypampa 4 Days

DAY 02: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – CHAULLAY

We will have breakfast at around 5:30 am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek which is the Salkantay Mountain Pass (4630 masl / 15190 feet) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here (during rainy season betwenn the months November to February only). This day it is going to be the longest and hardest day of the whole trek, we will walk for about 8 hours, It takes 4 hours uphill until to the Salkantay Pass, where your guide will perform a andean ceremony to say thanks to the Pachamama (Mother earth). After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) for another 2 more hours through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle for another 2 more hours, where we can see small stream, water falls, parrots, parakeets, humming birds, and orchics until we reach our second campsite, chaullay (2900 mals = 9514 feet).

BEAR IN MIND

  • Walking distance: 21km = 13 miles
  • Walking hours: 8 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Soraypampa = 3800 masl = 12467 feet.
  • Highest Point: Salkantay Pass = 4630 masl = 15190 feet.
  • Campsite Altitude: Chawllay = 2900 masl = 9514 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Huayracmachay, chawllay
  • Physical Grading: 5/5
  • Weather: Cold in the morning and Moderate fresh in the night.

Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

DAY 03: CHAULLAY – PLAYA – SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

After our delicious breakfast we continue the trek to Playa Sahuayacco we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks until to reach Playa Sauayacco walking about 5 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, also we can enjoy of tropical fruits, and observe plants such as palms, orchids, et. and as soon as we are at la Playa Sahuayacco we take a local car to get Hydroelectric station train, where it is going to be our last lunch spot, after lunch we have to continue walking 3 more hours by following the rail road to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) we will check into our Hotel and after we settled in our hotel, we will have a dinner in a local restaurant, during this dinner your guide will give you a briefing for the visit to Machu Picchu the next morning. Note: This day instead to walk from Chaullay to Playa Sahuayacco, you can arrange with your guide to take a local transport to Santa Teresa to enjoy the Natural Hot Spring that this town has to offer you.

BEAR IN MIND

  • Walking distance: 17 km = 10,5 miles
  • Walking hours: 6 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Chawllay = 2900 masl = 9514 feetstrong>.
  • Highest Point: Chawllay = 2900 masl = 9514 feet.
  • Campsite Altitude: Aguas Calientes = 2050 masl = 6726 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Natural Hotspring (Optional), Aguas Calientes.
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Hot and Humid.

Salkantay Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

DAY 04: THE GREAT VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU!!!

This day will be one of the most important and memorable days of your lives, because you will visit one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times (Machu Picchu) for which, after breakfast at your hotel, you need to walk up for about 1 h 40 min, (Bus up is optional) once in Machu Picchu your guide will explain you the story and the main places of Machu Picchu for about two hours and then is the end of your guide job then you will get free time to have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself (you can climb Huaynapicchu mountain or Montana Machu Picchu) these excursions are optional you must let us know in advance if you want to climb up one of these mountains because spaces for these mountains are limited. After enjoying Machu Picchu you must go back to Aguas Calientes and wait for your train to Ollantaytambo, it takes 2 hours by train to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco. We leave you in your hotel or near to this. About the train, we will provide you the touristic class train, the train departure times can be in between 2:55 pm to 9:50 pm. it depends of the availability of the spaces.

BEAR IN MIND

  • Machupicchu Altitude: 2400 masl = 7874 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu Mountain, Montana Machu Picchu
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Humid and Hot.
  • Meal Included: Breakfast in the Hotel.

Short Salkantay Trek 4 Days

Includes:

  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Private transportation to go to the Trail Head
  • Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth on the Salkantay Pass
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 1 Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • A duffel bag where you can put inside 08 kilos from your personal stuff (it will be carry by the horses or mules)
  • Horses or mules and muleteer to carry camping equipments and cooking stuff
  • Touristic train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Four season tents (2 trekkers in each one) you will have enough space to put things inside
  • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
  • Mattresses
  • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
  • Professional Cook
  • Snack for each day of trekking
  • Boiled water to drink during the trail
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen ballon.
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group

Doesn’t includes:

  • Extra expense if you want to buy things along the trail
  • Entrances fees to the Natural hot spring of Santa Teresa (10 soles per person)
  • Transport to go to the Natural hotspring of Santa Teresa (20 soles per person)
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu Mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu. (it has an extra cost of 25 dollars per person)
  • Sleeping bags (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional one, which can support until -15 degrees celcius or 5 degrees farenheit)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent from us which cost 15 dollars for a professional black diamond pair)
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in Ollantaytambo)
  • First Breakfast and last lunch and dinner
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu (Round trip bus cost 24 dollars but just one way cost 12 dollars)
  • Upgrade your Touristic Train to a Luxury Vistadome Train to Ollantaytambo (70 $)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome)
  • Original Passport
  • A valid student card if you book this trek as student (25 years old as máximum)
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • Day Pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Gloves (for the first and second day)
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek

POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.

PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for GROUP SERVICE :
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
420 USD$ 420 USD$ 420 USD$ 420 USD$ 420 USD$

PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for PRIVATE SERVICE:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
600 USD$ 580 USD$ 560 USD$ 500 USD$ 450 USD$

Price From

US$ 420.00 / Person

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