Get ready to live one of the best trekking in the world.
Salkantay trek is considered one of the best 25 treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Is one of the best alternatives for the Inca Trail, ending up with a guided visit at the Machu Picchu Citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Mountain Salkantay (6264 meters):
According to some authors the name of this mountain is a contradiction. Salkantay comes from Salga meaning uncivilized or savage and Antay meaning the one which produce cloudscape or avalanches. Usually we put the name “Apu” ahead the name of the mountain, which in Quechua language means “sir” and defines the great mountains which have the meaning of something sacred above the valleys. For exemple “Apu Salcantay” in the Vilcabamba mountain range.
The Nevado Salcantay is the highest in the region of Cusco. With no doubt is magnificent and spectacular in their solitude.
From the Salkantay Pass at 4.600 meters we will have wonderful views of this magnificent Andean giant (if the weather is favorable)
The hiking crosses the Salkantay Pass at 4600 meters, going down through the clouds forest and passing at Llactapata inca ruins.
The Trek: 58km – Difficulty level is medium-high
1st Day: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA (3.850 meters).
We will pick you up by bus at 5 am at your hotel in Cusco to Mollepata. Estimated arrival time will be 9am.
We will have the breakfast and we start the hiking. About 5 hours after we will arrive Soraypampa where we have the camping and we will spend the night.
2nd Day: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS- CHALLWAY.
We will wake up not very early and after breakfast we will ascend to Salkantay Pass. Within 4 hours we arrive at the highest point of this route (4.540 meters).
After to take some photos and to rest for a while we will start to descend. Another 4 hours of a wonderful hiking with the river under our feet which will take us to Challway, where we will pass the 2nd
A warm shower, a nutritious dinner and a nice rest will be waiting for us.
3rd Day: CHAULLAY – LA PLAYA (SAWAYACO) – SANTA TERESA (3.850 meters).
Early in the morning and after breakfast we will continue in our route to La Playa or Sayawaco. Approximately 5 hours.
During the way we will feel a considerable change on the temperature. This is due to the fact that we are passing from the mountain to the jungle. The temperature will go smooth and wetness increases considerably. Please do not forget to bring the mosquito repellent, in order to avoid discomfort.
From here we will take the bus and within 45 minutes we will arrive to Santa Teresa, where we will spend the 3rd night with dinner and a bonfire to celebrate how good we all are doing this and to have the deserved rest.
4th Day: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES:
After breakfast we will start our 4th journey. We will cross the Urubamba River and within 4 hours we will arrive to the Hydroelectric.
Here we will have two options to arrive to Aguas Calientes (place where we will spend our last night in a Hotel, to enjoy the nice streets and if you want to go to the Thermal Baths USD$4):Walking during 3 hours through the iron road to the City (This way is very beautiful)
To take the train which will take you to the City within 1 hour (additional cost)
5the Day: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO:
After breakfast we will pick you up at 5.30 am at your Hotel. We take you at the bus station, where we find the bus to Macchu Picchu Citadele. Here we will have a guided visit during two and half hours approximately. After the visit you will have free time to visit the city by your own and doing photos.
Return to Aguas Calientes.
After we will take the Train to Ollantaytambo, where a transport is waiting to take you to your Hotel.
- INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
- Pick up at your Hotel in Cusco and transport by private bus to Mollepata
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- 1 Hotel night at Aguas Calientes.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
- Camp equipment (tents, tables, chairs, utensils.)
- Bilingual experienced Guide.
- Mules/horses and muleteers. The mules can take till 6Kg of your personal luggage.
- First Aid equipment.
- Transport between La Playa/Sta. Teresa/Hidroeléctrica.
- Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Transport from railway station to Cusco
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
- First day breakfast and last day lunch.
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. ($12 one way)
- Sleeping bag ($20) for whole trip
- Walking sticks ($15) for whole trip
- Emergency horse ($80) for two days
Since 15th July 2011, the Ministry of Culture decided to limit the access to Wayna Picchu, the mountain in front of Machu Picchu, to 400 persons per day in two groups. Since then, you must buy the entrances in advance, at least one month.
There are two available time-tables:
From 7 am to 8 am and
From 10 am to 11 am.
- To buy the entrances you just need to ask us when you do the reservation or even after that. But we recommend doing it with enough time.
|Adult rate||200 soles||US$ 62|
|Student/child rate||125 soles||US$ 39|
|Child under 8 years old||free||free|
NOTE: For non-private trips a minimum of 2 persons is required.
The discount of USD $20 for students, must be certified with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). You must send us a copy before your payment.
Precios Salkantay 5D/4N