SALKANTAY WALK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally join the 4-day Inca Trail to Machupicchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
Very early to the 04.30 a.m we left the cusco in a tourist bus deprived by the places of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving Mollepata, where will be roughly to the 07:00 am, to 2,880 masl., where will do a brief stop for breakfast, afterwards will have us to give start to our trek arriving until Gruzpata, We will follow with direction until Soraypampa, during the trek will be able to take beautiful photography of the snow-capped mountains that are in front. Finally when arriving to the camp will have, will dine it and will camp under the cleared starry sky where will be able to see a series of constellations between them the south Cross.
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
We woke up at 07:00 am. We will dispose us to taste the energy breakfast then continue our Trek, crossing the whole Collpabamba’s valley where we will have our lunch, then we will take again the trek, entering landscapes of eyebrow of jungle, in this stretch we will estimate formations of the rivers that then turn into tributaries of the river Urubamba, the beautiful passage of the flora and fauna like the variety of orchids and cataract of great magnitude and in addition this one day We can appreciate majestic the Salkantay Snow-capped mountain, arrive up to Challay the place where we spend the night.
DAY 3: CHALLAY (TRANSPORTATION FROM PLAYA TO HYDROELECTRIC) AGUAS CALIENTES.
This day we continued our walk after a hearty breakfast, we start our trek to appreciate a variety of coca, considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors which is not cultivated in tropical areas where we will have many varieties of fruit, this last descent stretch will is the beach and from there take a shuttle towards Santa Teresa then up to Hydropower. In Hydropower start again our journey to get to Agua Caliente or you can take the train from Hydroelectric to Agua Caliente (optional service).Where we spend the night.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
By the morning around the 04:30 am ascend to the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu will visit accompanied by our guide approximately 2 hrs, and the rest of the day free can visit Huayna Picchu (Optional ), Inti Punku, Temple of the Moon or just visit once more the citadel, in the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), depending on time our return train will release once you book your trip with our company, transfer to Ollantaytambo to the imperial city of Cusco.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- Mules / Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Mules / Personal porter to carry 10kg of your personal effects
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transportation by bus to Challacancha
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Afternoon Snacks and 5 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian
- food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Sleeping mattress
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Walking Poles
- Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 6
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
- Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
- Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
- Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
- Sun block
- After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
- Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
- Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended
- Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
- Cash in soles and/or US$
- Original passport
- Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)