The famous Salkantay Trek (or
Salcantay Trek), named among the 25 best Treks in the
World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine,
is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on
spaces or permits (at least for now). Connecting the
city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the
Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located
in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive
snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain
days / 3 nights.
SEASON: From January / to
DEPARTURE: Daily since 2 people
PRICE PER PERSON:
USD $ 839
USD $ 825
Upon request: Upgrade to Vistadome Train and first class
DAY 1 CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA - CHAULLAY
04.30 am. Departure by our private transport to Soraypampa 3600 mts.
A beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, with stops for panoramic
views of the “Apu Salkantay. One can see awesome chains of magnificent
snow capped mountains and the lush Apurimac River Valley.After we meet
our Arrieros “horsemen“and trekking staff, (Cook, and Assistants). Then
for 3 hours to start our ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590 mts.From this
point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay,
a stunning snow capped mountain (6264 mts) the second highest peak in
Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white
river, small lakes and moraines.2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracpunku,
and then a further 2-3 hrs downhill walk to Camp in Rayan-niyoc at 2890
mts or Camp at Chaullay 2920 mts for experienced trekkers .To be decided
by the guide depending on the groups abilities and weather and walking
conditions. (Walking distance approximately 41 Km. to Chaullay). (L,D)
DAY 2 CHAULLAY - PLAYA - SANTA TERESA
We start the trek 07:00 am. 3 hours easy hiking to LLuscamayuc, where we
will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva, we will
see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds and so on. here
coca and banana crops can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall,
take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian
National Bird " Gallito de las Rocas " stop at Playa for lunch time.
After lunch the way is going down in the middle of jungle vegetation to
Santa Teresa town our last camp site (there is a beautiful natural hot
spring), it’s the best on the trek. (Walking distance approximately 25
km.) (B, L, D)
DAY 3 SANTA TERESA - IDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES
Leaving from Santa Teresa the trek continues through plantations of
coffee, banana, and tropical fruits. The hiking is about 3 hours to Hidroelectrica ( 1800 masl) and continue to Aguas Calientes just below Machupicchu Inca sanctuary , this afternoon you can go to have a bath in
the natural hot springs a great place to relax after this challenging
trek . (B, L, D)
DAY 4 MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Early bus for 25 minutes to the Machupicchu city, guided tour for 3
hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional
climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of
the Sun. Generally around 1pm people back to Aguas Calientes for the
lunch. You'll take your return train to Cusco. (B)
YOU NEED TO TAKE:
-5ºC sleeping bag
-Hiking boots (runners shoes are not recommended)
-Warm clothes; layers for variable temperatures specially al night
-Camera and extra film & batteries
-Sun protection; sunscreen, sun hat, sun glasses
-Thermals, wools socks and woolen hat for cold nights
-Rain poncho, good rain jacket
-Toiletries; toilet paper, small towel
-Bathing clothes for the hot springs
-Gloves, scarf, trekking pants or similar
-Water bottle; water purifying tablets
-Personal medical kit
-Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable
-Cash (no ATM machines in Aguas Calientes)
-Professional Bilingual Guide.
-Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
-Horses and cowboys
-Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats cooking tent and
-Excellent meals (03 breakfast / 03 lunches / 03 dinners).
-First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
-Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
-Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
-Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send
us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity
Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the
This is the ONLY
Student card to apply the discount
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and
benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the
traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front
of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the
faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed
above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air
conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a
If you will take any trek with us. we ask you to fill the
customer chart regarding the commentaries or otherwise you can
inform to the Operations Department.
This is a very important requirement and necessary to do after
take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the
service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your
country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services
was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.
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