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5-Day Salkantay Trail Trekking Tour from Cusco

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    Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay lake

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08001 Peru
    We will begin our adventure by picking up each passenger from their respective hotels before embarking on a 4 hour bus ride. Halfway through the ride, we will stop in Mollepata at an altitude of 2,900m for 20 or 30 minutes break, then continue with our journey directly to the last bus stop in Challacancha where we will meet our porters and horses who will carry the equipment. and were we start our hiking tour. to begin our walk toward Soraypampa at 3,900m. When we arrive in Soraypampa, we will set-up base camp from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of Salkantay´s snow peak. and where will have break for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake at 4,200m before beginning our return to base camp in Soraypampa around 5:00pm. where our camping team will be waiting for our travelers with a delicious dinner.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, Cusco 08000 Peru
    Early in the morning we will take our breakfast and then we will start a 3 hour hike until we reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay Pass (4,600 m.a.). From there, we walk towards Wayracpunku (Huayra Pampa), for our next meal. Afterwards, the trip will continue going to the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms extended over the streams, all full of bromeliads and orchids. This walk will last around 5 hours to reach our camp in Chaullay (2,900 m.a.s l.) Where we will have dinner and rest
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 3: Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, wanchaq Urb. Santa Rosa 220 Pje. Anibal Valencia, Cusco 0051 Peru
    After having breakfast around 6:30 am, we will head towards Sahuyaco (La Playa 2,080 masl). We will have lunch in this place. Then we continue our trip in our transport to Santa Teresa (1,550 masl) where we will set up our base camp and we will enjoy a relaxing reward in Cocalmayo (Hot Spring) Then we will have a traditional Peruvian dinner and rest well to prepare for the next day.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

    Stop At: Pacha Peru Explorers, Calle Saphi 846, Cusco 08002 Peru
    The next morning, after a good breakfast, the bus waits for us. Those who booked in advance will do zip-lining. The rest of the group will go to the Hidroelectrica meeting point where the entire group will join for lunch after the activities. After a bit of relaxation in this place, we will continue walking along the railway that leads through this great jungle that the Inca knew by heart to our final destination: Aguas Calientes. We walk for about 3 hours and you will find beautiful waterfalls, different ecological farms and possibly the curious wildlife of your arrival in the region (arrival fixed around 4:00 p.m.). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night we will all meet at a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have an informative session about our next excursion to Machu Picchu. Then you can visit the city, which is wonderful after sunset.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Vista Machu Picchu or other the similar category

    Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek, wanchaq Urb. Santa Rosa 220 Pje. Anibal Valencia, Cusco 0051 Peru
    We get ready around 4:00 am to climb to Machu Picchu, the trek will follow an ascending path crossing the high jungle, just in time to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00am our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, later passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu on their own. Late in the afternoon, according to the departure time of the train, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo where everybody will be picked up and transferred to Cusco. The group has to be at the train station at least 30min before departure. The Salkantay Trek finishes on the square of San Francisco, Cusco.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great time with our guide Willy Huayaconza who taught us about the ancient inca customs during the trail. The landscapes are amazing, in 4 days you can see snow, jungle forest, rocky mountais, etc.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank María Belén R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide, Jhimmy, was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The hiking felt very safe, and the scenery was naturally incrediblly beautiful. The day in Macchu Picchu was well organized and thought through as well. The food was especially good, always freshly cooked and local, tasty and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Annaïk M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We loved our trek so much. It was so hard but the guides made us feel comfortable, safe, and most importantly not rushed. The cooks were amazing too, and accommodated me being vegetarian with delicious meals! The trek is very hard, especially day 2 hiking...More

    Thank Danielle J
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Amazing trek! Highly recommend doing the full five days to do the hot springs and sign up for the ziplining! Prepared lots of meals and Willy the guide was friendly and made the trek a lot of fun.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank remotexplorer
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Salkantay Trekking does a great job putting together an amazing hike. From the lodging, to the food and everyone involved. This is a challenging trek, but there are always other options if you feel it will be too much for you on a particular day....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Katherine T
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