Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

4 Days Starting in Cusco on your hotel and ending in Cusco

Visiting: Cusco, Soraypampa Camping, Machu Picchu

Tour operator:

Andean Path Travel

Tour code:

STAPT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 12

Physical rating:

High

Age range:

6-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:
English , Spanish
Activities:

Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

The Salkantay Trail 4 Days in Peru is one of the stunning trails you can take up to Machu Picchu Inca site. Along this route you get to enjoy and experience the incredible views of the snowy peak of the Salkantay mountain which is the highest mountain of the Vilcabamba mountain range in the Peruvian Andes. Standing at over 6,279 m it is the tallest peak in the whole area of Cusco and is considered to be the most Sacred Mountain in the land of the Incas. This trail is one on the 5 top treks in Cusco and is considered as best alternative trek to Machu Picchu and also you doesn’t request permits like for Classic Inca Trail. This Trek is highly recommended for anyone that love mountains nature and outdoor adventures.

Highlights

  • Salkantay Mountain

  • Humantay lake

  • Spectacular snow peak mountains

  • Lush forest

  • Machu Picchu

Places You'll See

Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Cusco - Sotay Pampa - Soyrococha

Location: Cusco

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

We will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5:30am and we will travel by private bus to Mollepata where there will be a quick stop for breakfast. Then we continue driving for another two hours until we arrive at Soraypampa. From there we will begin our hike to the scenic Lake Humantay, a lake fed from mountain glaciers that has views of Mount Salkantay, a sacred mountain in Incan mythology. After enjoying our lunch along the trail we keep hiking up for another 2 hrs more to reach our camp site for the night.

WALKING DISTANCE: 10 km / 7.45miles
STARTING ELEVATION: 3350 m / 12477 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3850 m / 12,690 ft
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Challenging
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
ACCOMODATION: Camping

Day 2 : Soyrococha - Chauyay - Playa

Location: Soraypampa Camping

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After waking up early for a warming coca tea there will be time to enjoy a lovely breakfast before embarking on the day’s hike. This will be the longest day of trekking, first climbing upwards as we ascend to reach the trek’s highest point on the Salkantay pass (4,638m / 15,213 ft).

Surrounded in every direction by snow capped mountain peaks of the Vilcabamba range, we will take in the views of the glaciated south face of Mount Salkantay towering above us. Then we will change direction and head downwards through lush green vegetation, descending into the jungle of the cloud forest.

WALKING DISTANCE: 22 km / 13.7miles
STARTING ELEVATION: 3800 m / 12467 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 4650 m / 15255ft
DIFFICULTY: Challenging/Moderate
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
ACCOMODATION: Camping

Day 3 : Playa - Hidro - Machu Picchu Town

Location: Machu Picchu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another early start with a morning coca tea which is shortly followed by breakfast. We will begin hiking by descending along the Salkantay river, where you can see striking orchids accompanied by colourful butterflies and start to feel the warm air rising from the jungle below. As we trek we will hike through more populated rural areas as well, passing through banana, granadilla and avocado orchards. We will enjoy a scenic picnic alongside the river followed by a tour of a coffee plantation. After reaching the end of our trek we will enjoy a lunch together before taking a private bus to Hidro Electrica from where will hike fpr 2 hrs more to aguas calientes town.

WALKING DISTANCE: 18 km / 11.2 miles
STARTING ELEVATION: 2750 m / 9231ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 2150 m / 7022 ft
DIFFICULTY: Easy
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
ACCOMODATION: Hotel in Aguas Calientes Town

Day 4 : Machu Guided Tour - Back To Cusco

Location: Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we reap the rewards of completing the Salkantay Trail and take a short bus ride up from Aguas Calientes Town to visit the Machu Picchu Inca site. We will enjoy a two hour tour with a local guide after which you will have to time to explore the beauty of this vast archaeological site yourself. Following this we will get a train back to Ollantaytambo from Maccu Picchu town and then return to Cusco by private bus

STARTING ELEVATION: 2115 m /6542 ft
DIFFICULTY: Easy
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast
ACCOMODATION: N/A
WALKING : BUS

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

    Camp and hotel

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    The last day hotel

  • Fully Guided

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Half Board

  • Train Tickets

  • Cooks and personal staff

  • Horses to carry our staff

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What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • International Travel

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bags, Air Mattres, Walking poles

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