Salkantay Trek 5D/4N

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$600.00 $559.00 / Per Person

  • 5 Days

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This is the most popular alternative route to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which will take you through incredible landscapes with various types of exotic flora and fauna. A unique and specially designed 4 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, with incomparable views of the snowcapped Huamantay and Salkantay Mountains. Trek OFF the beaten path, following our unique route where you visit two incredible crystal clear glacial lakes. Hike through the Andes Mountains and camp at our private sites which are more remote, less crowded and off the typical path. Follow the remote foot path up to the forgotten Inca Archeological site of LLACTAPATA with the greatest view of Machu Picchu.

Amenities

Includes

  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • Briefing at our office the night before the trekking departure
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
  • All transfers in our van only for clients’
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip train ticket (expedition service) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and room, hot shower, phone, storage, wifi and breakfast included!
  • Rain ponchos

Not Included

-Entrance to Huayna Picchu –$35 USD -Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain –$30 USD -Walking Poles -$7 USD -First breakfast and last lunch -Upgrade to Vista Dome Train -$57 USD (Return Only) -Optional upgrade – Hotel in Aguas Calientes -Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of our team.

Day 1Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Soyroccocha

we pick you up at your hotel for around 5am and drive in our private van for 3.5hours to Soraypampa. Along the way, you can enjoy some spectacular views of villages, Iscuchaca, Limatambo, stunning valleys and the spectacular Salkantay snow-capped mountain. At the trail head At Soraypampa we are going to provite your breakfast while obsorbing the exhilarating views of Humantay (5,900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/20,396ft) mountains. Puting on our comfortable shoes we take a 2.5 hour return hike up to see the turquoise Humantay Lake. We continue with a gentle ascension for 1.5 hours to Salkantay Pampa, where our chefs will have our delicious lunch waiting in front of the beautiful glacier. Slipping in through the back door with one hour uphill by switchback we arrive at our first campsite at Soroccocha located at the foot of the great Salkantay Mountain. Then, you’ll replenish your body with a coffee or hot chocolate. The views on this day will be truly breathtaking. Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities Distance: 10kms/6 miles Time: 6hrs approximately Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2Soyroccocha – Salkantay Pass – Glacial lake – Colpapampa

After a scrumptous breakfast, we will have a Little uphill of 1 hour to reach the highest point of the trek (4,650m/15,367ft). From here, we transpire with nature at it’s purest form, feeling at one with the massive snowcapped mountains, Salkantay (6,217m/20,717ft), Humantay, Huayanay and the diversion of white lively rivers, and small humble lakes. As a side line, we take half an hour to enjoy the panoramic and truly exquisite turquoise Salkantay Lake. Continuing down to Rayanniyoc for lunch and toward our finish line for the day, we trek for 2 more hours to the small village of Colpapampa our campsite Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accomodation: Camping facilities Distance: 16kms/10 miles Time: 8hrs approximately Difficulty: Challenge

Day 3Colpapampa – Lucmabamaba – Cocalmayo hot springs

This is the shortest Within 3 hours of walking, we are enjoying the beginning of the lush tropical rainforest, the bountiful fruit bearing trees, coffee and cacao trees, and the undulating fruit plantations with their flowering orchids and always plenty of birds to see. We arrive at wonderful Lucmabamaba for lunch with free time to rest. After lunch, we will have an incredible experience of nature at it’s purest form, touring a coffee plantation adjacent to the campsite. We will begin by browsing the fields, learning about the different types of beans and picking our own beans. It doesn’t end there. Engulfed in the fields of tomatoes and avocados are multiple ecosystems from beginning to end. We pick our fresh produce which our trekking chef will use for our dinner. Then, by 3pm, we will take the local transport for 30 mins to the natural hot springs at Cocalmayo, where we bath in the natural resources mother earth provides us. Upon our return our chef with be creating his specialty with our fresh produce from the day. Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities Distance: 14kms/8.70mi Time: 5 to 6 hrs approximately Difficulty : Moderate

Day 4Lucmabamba – LLAQTAPATA – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

After a last delicious breakfast by our chef and a hot drink, we will continue along the ancient and remote Inca Trail for 3 hours uphill to the Puncuyoc Pass (2,700m/8,858ft). Along the way, you will need to pinch yourself at fantastic views and authenticity of these unique valleys and fruit plantations. We arrive to Llactapata Inca Archeological site, located right in front of Machu Picchu, where we enjoy the strategic location of the Citadel of the Grand Machu Picchu from far away and it’s surrounding mountains Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu and the Aobamba Canyon. We descend for 2 hours to the Hydroelectric plant the primary power source for Cusco where we will have lunch. Then it’s the last leg of the journey walking to Aguas Calientes through the National Park of Machu Picchu. Feel your adrenaline start to swirl in your veins as you come closer to the iconic Machu Picchu and the ancient wall that surrounds the Inca Citadel. Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Accommodation: Wiracocha Inn Hotel or Andean Terra Hotel Distance: 15kms / 9 miles Time: 9hrs approximately Difficulty : Moderate

Day 5Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Wake up early to a new day of adventure and mindfulness sharing the day with our majestic Machu Picchu. Following in the ancient and remote footsteps of the ‘Lost City of the Incas, listen carefully to the etheric cultural exchange of history without the crowds who arrive at midday. You will be gifted with free time to explore, take photos, climb Huayna picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain or visit the Sun Gate. Afterwards, we go back to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon at 4:22pm we return by expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station and then back to your hotel in Cusco by van, arriving at about 8:30pm. Meal: Breakfast Difficulty: Easy
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