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Ausangate in combination with the famous Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu is an excellent and peaceful trekking circuit, it offers impressive features such as spectacular mountainous landscapes, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise glacial lakes, herds of llamas, alpacas and wild vicuñas, picturesque villages. , people dressed in traditional costumes, the incredible salt mines with more than 3000 pools, the ancient Inca agricultural laboratory and one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. You will spend free time every day, you will sleep in the sacred valley one night before going to Machu Picchu.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This area is simply stunning, with shimmering lagoons, Mars-red valleys, and spectacular scenery that will feel like something from a dreamland.
  • If you like hiking, this region will leave you speechless with the exceptional beauty of the Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate.
  • Get off the beaten track and discover some of Peru’s most beautiful hidden gems.
  • Walk among herds of llamas and alpacas in remote native Quechua villages and appreciate the colorful clothing and daily habits of the local inhabitants.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | UPIS | ARAPA PASS | HATUN PUCACOCHA
    This morning, walk through glorious landscapes and look out over Ausangate Mountain. This afternoon, you can enjoy a visit to a crystal clear lake before spending the night at the foot of the mountain.
  • : HATÚN PUCACOCHA | PUCA PASS | ANANTAPATA | WARMISAYA PASS | SURINECOCHA
    Hike to Puca Pass and witness stunning lakes before lunch. This afternoon, ascend to Warmisaya Pass before descending to our camp at Surinecocha.
  • : SURINECOCHA | RAIBOW MOUNTAIN | LLACTO | SACRED VALLEY
    This morning head to Rainbow Mountain to witness stunning scenery and learn all about the region. From there you will descend to our lunch and then take our private transport to continue to your accommodation in the sacred valley.
  • : SACRED VALLEY | SALT FLATS | MORAY | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Wake up surrounded by mountains and vegetation in the sacred valley, visit the incredible salt mines and the Inca agricultural laboratory of Moray, be amazed at these gigantic terraces. In the afternoon take the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU | CUSCO
    Visit Machupicchu as the prize of a challenging trek in the incredible Ausangate. Explore alongside your guide and take the classic photo. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Upis | Arapa Pass | Hatun Pucacocha

Your exciting experience begins today at 5:00 am. We will pass by your hotel to pick you and we will go in our private transport for 3 hours to the starting point of our trek in the small town of Upis. There you will enjoy our first breakfast.

Then we will start the walk gradually for 3 hours to the place where we will have lunch. During this part of the tour we will be able to observe the majestic Nevado Ausangate in the distance, our team will be waiting for you at our first stop with a delicious lunch. You will have time to enjoy a short break and recharge your batteries.

After lunch, we will start a two-hour uphill hike to the Arapa Pass (4,800m/15,748ft). Then we will descend for three and a half hours to the Hatun Pucacocha lagoon, where our camp is located. On the way, we will also appreciate Lake Yanacocha. Once in the camp, you can help yourself to a hot chocolate or a coffee, and a little later dinner will be ready.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (17 km / 10.56 miles) – (5 to 6 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4,250 m / 13,944 ft – 4,800 m / 15,748 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Hatún Pucacocha | Puca Pass | Anantapata | Warmisaya Pass | Surinecocha

Today our trek will begin after breakfast with a two-hour climb to the Puca Pass (4,870 m / 15,978 ft). Along the way, you will be able to observe an amazing eroded mountain, beautiful high Andean valleys and you will also witness the beauty of several glacial lagoons, such as Huchuy Pucacocha and Hatun Pucacocha.

A little later, we will descend for an hour and a half to Anantapata, our lunch spot, to enjoy another delicious meal and then ascend for two hours to Warmisaya Pass (4,985m/16,355ft). From here you will be able to appreciate from a new angle the sacred mountain of Ausangate and the Rainbow Mountain, as well as the endless Vilcanota mountain range.

Then we will descend for 1 hour to Surinecocha, where our camp is located. When we arrive, you will be welcomed with a hot drink to warm you up. Before a well-deserved night of rest, you will enjoy dinner prepared by our chef and his assistant. You will definitely be amazed at the delicacies they prepare so far up in the mountains!

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (10 km / 6.21 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.500 m / 14.764 ft – 4.985 m / 16.355 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Surinecocha | Rainbow Mountain | Llacto | Cusco

Today our trek will start after breakfast with a walk for about 45 minutes until we reach the famous rainbow mountain. You will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depends on the speed of your walk and the weather conditions). Our guide will explain why these mountains are so special. Its impressive display of colors is due to the sedimentary layers of minerals that were exposed by erosion. After enjoying the rainbow mountain for about an hour. After spending a lot of time contemplating the landscape, we will walk for an hour to Llacto, where a tasty lunch awaits us. After a nutritious lunch we will return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (6,5 km / 4,04 miles) – (3 a 4 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.630 m / 15.190 ft – 5.100 m / 16.732 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 04
Sacred Valley | Maras | Moray | Salt flats| Trip on train to Aguas Calientes

After breakfast at your hotel in the sacred valley. We pick you up at 9:00 am then we will go out to visit part of the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, its beautiful views, its people, the incredible archaeological centers make this tour an unforgettable place.

Soon we will be heading in our transport to Moray. You will surely be amazed by the unique formation of the place that many compare to an amphitheater that was a gigantic Inca agricultural laboratory. Your guide will explain about the history of the site, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore and take some photos.

After 30 minutes, we will arrive in the Salt flats of Maras. The place has been producing salt since ancient times and there are more than 3,000 salt pools that are filled daily with groundwater. You will have at your disposal a surreal landscape to take the most incredible photographs with the salt flats in the foreground. Then we will enter further into the sacred valley until we reach Urubamba for our lunch.

After our lunch in Urubamba, we will take you to the train station located in Ollantaytambo 20 minutes away, we will board the Voyager class Inca Rail train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu). This trip will allow you to see beautiful glaciers and snow-capped peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural terraces on both sides of the valley. At the end of the train journey in Aguas Calientes at the exit door of the train station we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Get settled in your hotel, After check-in you will have free time to relax this afternoon. You can relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or walk through the small streets of this town.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (1 a 2 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3.020 m / 10.190 ft – 2.045 m / 6699 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 05
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Train to Ollantaytambo | Cusco

After breakfast at your hotel with your guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You will need to get up before sunrise to ensure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will walk a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 25-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel. You will see how the sun rises and paints the city of the Incas in gold.

After being amazed at a unique beauty and taking your first pictures, our expert guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour around the site. You will visit all the important parts of Machu Picchu and learn a lot from your guide. After the tour is over, you have a few more hours to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu if you have booked in advance. You will need up to 3 more hours to climb and experience more impressive views of the entire Inca city from the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to choose a restaurant to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (02 km / 1.60 Millas) – (2 a 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2.648 m / 8694 ft) – (2720 m / 8922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Accommodation in campsites
  • Our sleeping tents
  • Inflatable mattress / and blankets
  • rain poncho
  • 02 3-star hotel Sacred Valley/ Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners
  • Water
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)
  • Transfer Cusco hotel – Upis – Pachanta – Sacred Valley

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trek
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Entrance fee to the salt mines and Moray 80 soles (USD 18.00)
  • Sleeping bag. You can rent one from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes. You can rent a pair from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Salkantay and Machu Picchu trek 5D/4N with us?

  • Our porters and muleteers are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, muleteers, drivers and cooks receive their salary as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group on the Salkantay trek with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a currently licensed Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail Salkantay operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, muleteers, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek with us, we will need a deposit of $300 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

Equipment Rental for Salkantay Trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Salkantay Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek is open every day of the year except in February, due to heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation for the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 300 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the start of the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek 5 days 4 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to walk the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “AUSANGATE TREK, RAINBOW MOUNTAIN AND MACHUPICHU 5D” can depart any day of the week, from March to January. We did not do this hike in February due to the heavy rainy season.

PRICE: US$ 800 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 500 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This area is simply stunning, with shimmering lagoons, Mars-red valleys, and spectacular scenery that will feel like something from a dreamland.
  • If you like hiking, this region will leave you speechless with the exceptional beauty of the Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate.
  • Get off the beaten track and discover some of Peru’s most beautiful hidden gems.
  • Walk among herds of llamas and alpacas in remote native Quechua villages and appreciate the colorful clothing and daily habits of the local inhabitants.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | UPIS | ARAPA PASS | HATUN PUCACOCHA
    This morning, walk through glorious landscapes and look out over Ausangate Mountain. This afternoon, you can enjoy a visit to a crystal clear lake before spending the night at the foot of the mountain.
  • : HATÚN PUCACOCHA | PUCA PASS | ANANTAPATA | WARMISAYA PASS | SURINECOCHA
    Hike to Puca Pass and witness stunning lakes before lunch. This afternoon, ascend to Warmisaya Pass before descending to our camp at Surinecocha.
  • : SURINECOCHA | RAIBOW MOUNTAIN | LLACTO | SACRED VALLEY
    This morning head to Rainbow Mountain to witness stunning scenery and learn all about the region. From there you will descend to our lunch and then take our private transport to continue to your accommodation in the sacred valley.
  • : SACRED VALLEY | SALT FLATS | MORAY | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Wake up surrounded by mountains and vegetation in the sacred valley, visit the incredible salt mines and the Inca agricultural laboratory of Moray, be amazed at these gigantic terraces. In the afternoon take the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU | CUSCO
    Visit Machupicchu as the prize of a challenging trek in the incredible Ausangate. Explore alongside your guide and take the classic photo. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Upis | Arapa Pass | Hatun Pucacocha

Your exciting experience begins today at 5:00 am. We will pass by your hotel to pick you and we will go in our private transport for 3 hours to the starting point of our trek in the small town of Upis. There you will enjoy our first breakfast.

Then we will start the walk gradually for 3 hours to the place where we will have lunch. During this part of the tour we will be able to observe the majestic Nevado Ausangate in the distance, our team will be waiting for you at our first stop with a delicious lunch. You will have time to enjoy a short break and recharge your batteries.

After lunch, we will start a two-hour uphill hike to the Arapa Pass (4,800m/15,748ft). Then we will descend for three and a half hours to the Hatun Pucacocha lagoon, where our camp is located. On the way, we will also appreciate Lake Yanacocha. Once in the camp, you can help yourself to a hot chocolate or a coffee, and a little later dinner will be ready.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (17 km / 10.56 miles) – (5 to 6 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4,250 m / 13,944 ft – 4,800 m / 15,748 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Hatún Pucacocha | Puca Pass | Anantapata | Warmisaya Pass | Surinecocha

Today our trek will begin after breakfast with a two-hour climb to the Puca Pass (4,870 m / 15,978 ft). Along the way, you will be able to observe an amazing eroded mountain, beautiful high Andean valleys and you will also witness the beauty of several glacial lagoons, such as Huchuy Pucacocha and Hatun Pucacocha.

A little later, we will descend for an hour and a half to Anantapata, our lunch spot, to enjoy another delicious meal and then ascend for two hours to Warmisaya Pass (4,985m/16,355ft). From here you will be able to appreciate from a new angle the sacred mountain of Ausangate and the Rainbow Mountain, as well as the endless Vilcanota mountain range.

Then we will descend for 1 hour to Surinecocha, where our camp is located. When we arrive, you will be welcomed with a hot drink to warm you up. Before a well-deserved night of rest, you will enjoy dinner prepared by our chef and his assistant. You will definitely be amazed at the delicacies they prepare so far up in the mountains!

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (10 km / 6.21 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.500 m / 14.764 ft – 4.985 m / 16.355 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Surinecocha | Rainbow Mountain | Llacto | Cusco

Today our trek will start after breakfast with a walk for about 45 minutes until we reach the famous rainbow mountain. You will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depends on the speed of your walk and the weather conditions). Our guide will explain why these mountains are so special. Its impressive display of colors is due to the sedimentary layers of minerals that were exposed by erosion. After enjoying the rainbow mountain for about an hour. After spending a lot of time contemplating the landscape, we will walk for an hour to Llacto, where a tasty lunch awaits us. After a nutritious lunch we will return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (6,5 km / 4,04 miles) – (3 a 4 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.630 m / 15.190 ft – 5.100 m / 16.732 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 04
Sacred Valley | Maras | Moray | Salt flats| Trip on train to Aguas Calientes

After breakfast at your hotel in the sacred valley. We pick you up at 9:00 am then we will go out to visit part of the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, its beautiful views, its people, the incredible archaeological centers make this tour an unforgettable place.

Soon we will be heading in our transport to Moray. You will surely be amazed by the unique formation of the place that many compare to an amphitheater that was a gigantic Inca agricultural laboratory. Your guide will explain about the history of the site, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore and take some photos.

After 30 minutes, we will arrive in the Salt flats of Maras. The place has been producing salt since ancient times and there are more than 3,000 salt pools that are filled daily with groundwater. You will have at your disposal a surreal landscape to take the most incredible photographs with the salt flats in the foreground. Then we will enter further into the sacred valley until we reach Urubamba for our lunch.

After our lunch in Urubamba, we will take you to the train station located in Ollantaytambo 20 minutes away, we will board the Voyager class Inca Rail train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu). This trip will allow you to see beautiful glaciers and snow-capped peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural terraces on both sides of the valley. At the end of the train journey in Aguas Calientes at the exit door of the train station we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Get settled in your hotel, After check-in you will have free time to relax this afternoon. You can relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or walk through the small streets of this town.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (1 a 2 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3.020 m / 10.190 ft – 2.045 m / 6699 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 05
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Train to Ollantaytambo | Cusco

After breakfast at your hotel with your guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You will need to get up before sunrise to ensure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will walk a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 25-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel. You will see how the sun rises and paints the city of the Incas in gold.

After being amazed at a unique beauty and taking your first pictures, our expert guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour around the site. You will visit all the important parts of Machu Picchu and learn a lot from your guide. After the tour is over, you have a few more hours to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu if you have booked in advance. You will need up to 3 more hours to climb and experience more impressive views of the entire Inca city from the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to choose a restaurant to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (02 km / 1.60 Millas) – (2 a 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2.648 m / 8694 ft) – (2720 m / 8922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Accommodation in campsites
  • Our sleeping tents
  • Inflatable mattress / and blankets
  • rain poncho
  • 02 3-star hotel Sacred Valley/ Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners
  • Water
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)
  • Transfer Cusco hotel – Upis – Pachanta – Sacred Valley

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trek
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Entrance fee to the salt mines and Moray 80 soles (USD 18.00)
  • Sleeping bag. You can rent one from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes. You can rent a pair from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Salkantay and Machu Picchu trek 5D/4N with us?

  • Our porters and muleteers are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, muleteers, drivers and cooks receive their salary as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group on the Salkantay trek with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a currently licensed Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail Salkantay operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, muleteers, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek with us, we will need a deposit of $300 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

Equipment Rental for Salkantay Trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Salkantay Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek is open every day of the year except in February, due to heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation for the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 300 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the start of the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek 5 days 4 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to walk the Ausangate trek, rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “AUSANGATE TREK, RAINBOW MOUNTAIN AND MACHUPICHU 5D” can depart any day of the week, from March to January. We did not do this hike in February due to the heavy rainy season.

PRICE: US$ 800 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 500 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

TOUR PRICE

AUSANGATE, RAINBOW MOUNTAIN AND MACHU PICCHU TREK

5D & 4N

Price from: US$800 per Person



Important: After making the payment, please contact us to register your purchase on our website.

+51 922 572 478

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