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5 DAYS CLASSIC TREK – SALKANTAY TO MACHU PICCHU

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Every day
Cusco
Min Age : Small group
  • TIME5 DIAS / 4 NOCHES
  • SERVICE TYPESMALL GROUP
  • TOUR TYPETrekking / Adventure
  • DIFFICULTYModerate
  • AVAILABILITYEvery day
  • LANGUAGESEnglish and Spanish
Description

This 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is a spectacular trek in the Andean mountains combined with a unique Peruvian food experience. Every day the flora and fauna will change completely, so that one day you are looking at one of the highest mountains in Cusco and the next day you will be in the jungle. Compared to standard treks where you sleep in tents and eat easy food, this trek is completely different. You will be accompanied by real chefs and their assistants who will prepare a delicious meal for you. In addition, you will sleep in comfortable beds every night.

  • Guided Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu
  • Learn about the local culture and travel through a variety of landscapes.
  • Small group tour
  • Vegetarian options included
  • All entrance fees, equipment, and transportation included.
Itinerario

Day 1CUSCO – MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA

For this adventure we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to go by bus to Mollepata. Begin a spectacular scenic drive through the plains of Anta with beautiful panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay and other snow-capped mountains and the Apurimac River valley. After a two and a half hour drive, we stop at Mollepata for breakfast for last minute supplies, to stretch our legs, or to use the restrooms, before continuing to Marcocasa. There we will meet our support staff. They will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:30 a.m., we will start our trek to Soraypampa (3900 meters above sea level). If we keep a regular pace, it will take approximately 4 hours to reach Soraypampa, the first camp where you will have lunch after lunch in the afternoon. An option to go up to Humantay Lake (4200 masl), which takes 3 hours of walking from the camp to see the Humantay Glacier Lake. But if we keep a slow pace; We will have lunch halfway between Soraypampa and Marco Casa, perhaps after 3 hours of walking. And after that we walked two and a half hours more to Soraypampa. Anyway, our camp will be in Soraypampa. The sleeping tents will be ready and we will have a warm and delicious dinner in the evening.
Lunch included:
Lunch: Our lunch is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Dinner: Our dinner is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Accommodation included:
comfortable tents

Day 2SORAYPAMPA - PASO SALKANTAY - HUAYRAMACHAY - CHAULLAY

Today early in the morning we will wake you up with coca tea. Around 6:00 we will have a nutritious breakfast around 7:00 am we will start the most difficult day of the entire Salkantay trek; we will be walking to the highest point of the trek. After 6 kilometers uphill through the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountains and enjoy the view of Mount Salkantay. We reached the top of the hike. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snow-capped peaks of Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest mountain in the Cusco region. After 2 hours downhill around 1:00 p.m. we will have our delicious Peruvian lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. Then we continue our walk to Chaullay, approximately 3 hours of descent, we will arrive at our camp in Chaullay = 2900 masl, where we will have the tents ready to sleep. Around 7:00 pm we will have dinner to recover energy from the walk.
Lunch included:
Breakfast: Our breakfast is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Lunch: Our lunch is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Dinner: Our dinner is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.

Accommodation included:
Comfortable tents with foam mattress

Day 3CHAULLAY - COLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - SANTA TERESA

Around 7:30 a.m. We will start our hike to La Playa through the Santa Teresa valley. We will walk approximately 6 hours during the walk we will see: waterfalls, orchids, coffee, banana, avocado plantations and we will taste the famous passion fruit or granadilla and we will also see a town called Colpapampa also called “ceja cloud forest” where you can see waterfalls, waters hot springs, fruit trees, varied flora and birds. If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “El Gallo de las Rocas”. After lunch at La playa, we will take a local transport to Santa Teresa. In the afternoon we can go to the hot springs of Santa Teresa to enjoy it. Then back to camp.
Lunch included:
Breakfast: Our breakfast is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Lunch: Our lunch is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Dinner: Our dinner is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.

Accommodation included:
Comfortable tents with foam mattress

Day 4SANTA TERESA - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

After our delicious breakfast, we will walk approximately 7 hours. Around 8:30 a.m., we start our trek to the town of Colpani, we will have the opportunity to see coca, tangerine, orange and yucca farms. And a beautiful view of the Santa Teresa valley. We continue along the banks of the Vilcanota River until we reach the Oroya (cable bridge) and then we continue to Hydroelectric where we will have lunch. After lunch we will walk along the train track but at the base of Machupicchu and Waynapicchu mountain from the road we will see Machupicchu. After two and a half hours of walking we will be in the town of Aguas Calientes: the base city of Machupicchu to spend the night at the hotel and have dinner at the local restaurant.

Lunch included:
Breakfast: Our breakfast is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.
Lunch: Our lunch is buffet style, also available for vegetarians, or with special diet options.

Accommodation included: Aguas Calientes in a 3-star hotel

Day 5AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

Today early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel, go with your guide to take the bus to Machupicchu. Either way, we will be the first in Machupicchu to enjoy the sunrise and you will have a two and a half hour guided tour. Then you will have free time to explore Machupicchu on your own or, if you wish, climb the Huaynapicchu mountain, (extra cost). After Machupicchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take a train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus back to Cuzco. Our driver will wait in Ollantaytambo to direct you to your hotel in Cuzco.
Lunch included:
Breakfast: Our breakfast is buffet style, available at the hotel

Included
  • Pre-departure information
  • One sleeping pad per person.
  • Pack animals to carry personal equipment up to a maximum of 5 kg per person, days 1 to 4
  • Filtered boiled water from lunchtime on the first day onwards
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu
  • All transfers
  • 01 3 star hotel day 4

Dinner (4) Breakfast (4) Lunch (4)

Not Included
  • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Canes US$ 15 a pair for the entire trip.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Entrance to the hot springs of Santa Teresa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)
Book Tour From: 490 USD
  • 2 travelers per person USD 760
  • 3 travelers per person USD 627
  • 4 travelers per person USD 575
  • 5 travelers per person USD 545
  • 6 travelers per person USD 525
  • 7 travelers per person USD 510
  • 8 travelers per person USD 503
  • 9 travelers per person USD 500
  • 10 travelers per person USD 490

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 5-DAY CLASSIC SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

Please read the following information carefully. It will help you resolve any questions that may arise about our services.

IS FOR ME?

The Classic Salkantay Trail 5 Days to Machu Picchu is an excellent alternative for adventurous tourists who are capable of traveling long distances at altitude. The highest point we will reach is known as Abra Salkantay and is located at 4,638 m.a.s.l. / 15,213 feet. Although it is not too strenuous to go through there, it is important to have physical resistance and to have experienced a previous period of acclimatization in the city of Cusco.

HOW MANY DAYS DO I NEED TO ACCLIMATIZE IN CUSCO BEFORE THE EXCURSION?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before starting the trek. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the excursion. This way you will avoid problems related to altitude sickness. Our company also has ideal tours that will help you comply with your acclimatization process:

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN: Full day tour.
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS: Full day tour.
FULL DAY TREK TO HUCHUYQOSQO: Full day tour.

If before arriving in Cuzco you have visited another area of ​​Peru that is at high altitude, we still recommend that you enjoy a full day in the city to rest and recover. This way you will fully enjoy your walk.

WILL I RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS?

Yes. We will organize a meeting to explain the itinerary in detail and answer any questions you may have. This meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m., one night before your departure, in the lobby of your hotel.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE BALANCE OR BALANCE?

We would greatly appreciate it if you make the cash payment of your balance —in dollars or soles— at our main office in the city of Cusco. There are ATMs nearby. You can also pay online with Visa or PayPal, however, you will have to pay a surcharge of 8% on the price of the service, charged to Visa or PayPal. To make your payment through PayPal you must log in to your PayPal account using our email address: flycuscoperu@gmail.com

HOW SHOULD I USE THE CANVAS BRIEFCASE THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO ME?

The night before starting your trek, we will give you a canvas briefcase so that you can pack the clothes that you will wear during the days of the excursion, as well as your sleeping bag and other items that you see fit. The maximum weight allowed is 7 kg / 15.4 lbs. We will carry your canvas bag, in addition to everything you need for the camps, in our pack animals. It’s important to note that you won’t have access to the items you’re carrying in your duffel bag until the end of each day. This is because our pack animals will always move ahead of the group. To carry other belongings such as waterproof jackets, a camera, sunscreen, medication, etc., you can use a comfortable backpack with a capacity of between 30 and 50 litres.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE IN YOUR OFFICE?

Of course! During the excursion, your main luggage can be stored in the storage of our offices at no additional cost.

HOW DO I BOOK THE CLASSIC SALKANTAY TRAIL 5 DAYS?

FIRST: To make your reservation, send us an email (reservas@flycuscoperu.com) to check availability.

All customers will need to fill out a form with their personal information. To acquire the permit for the 5-day Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu or the entrance tickets, it is necessary to provide the following information:

  • Full name (Exactly as it appears in your passport).
  • Gender.
  • Passport number.
  • Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy).
  • Nationality.

SECOND: We also require a deposit of US$ 200.00 per person, to acquire the permit for the 5-day classic Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. You can deposit that amount by clicking Visa or PayPal

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