The Salkantay Trek 5days – 4nights

$690.00

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate

Tour Location

Salkantay

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate

Tour Location

Salkantay

The Salkantay Trek 5days – 4nights

The Salkantay Trek is the second most popular route to Machu Picchu, after the Inca Trail, and it’s easy to see why. This route is one of the most diverse and beautiful. We’ll make our way through stunning snow-capped mountains and picturesque valleys, passing by beautiful lakes and waterfalls. We’ve crafted the perfect Salkantay trek to give you more time to enjoy these incredible places. Mount Salkantay is one of Peru’s most beautiful, and locals consider it sacred. We’ll take five unforgettable days to walk along majestic mountains, taking our time to enjoy each magical spot and feel the energy through meditation, yoga, and exercise. In the end, we’ll join a brief stretch of the Inca Trail until we reach Machu Picchu, through the impressive Llaqtapata.

  • DAY 01: Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Pampa

    We will be picked up at the hotel around 4:30 a.m. (depending on your location) and taken to Soraypampa (3900 m). We’ll arrive around 8:30 a.m. After a delicious breakfast, the hike to Humantay Lake begins to enjoy the turquoise waters of the lake. We’ll hike for 2 hours to Soyrococha (4300 m / 13,780 ft). After enjoying the beautiful views of this spectacular turquoise water lake, the chef will be waiting to serve you lunch prepared with organic products. Along the way, you’ll be able to observe a great variety of flora and fauna, such as the Andean goose (or tortolito), deer, and vizcachas (which resemble rabbits). After lunch, we’ll continue climbing for another 2 hours to reach Salkantay Pampa (4100 m / 13,450 ft). Once at the campsite, the team will set up the tents, we’ll have tea, dinner, and then we can stargaze before sleeping. We’ll spend the night at our campsite in Salkantay Pampa.

    • Duration: 05:20h
    • Distance: 13.1 km
    • Ascent: 920 m
    • Descent: 410 m
    • Lowest point: 3900 m
    • Highest point: 4240 m

     

  • DAY 02: Salkantay Pampa – Wayrampunku – Collpapampa

    You’ll be awakened early with a cup of hot coffee or coca tea. Upon leaving the tent, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful landscape of vast plains and snow-capped peaks. We’ll enjoy stunning views of Peru’s highest mountains. After breakfast, we’ll start ascending to the highest point of the trek, Salkantay Pass (4630 m / 15,190 ft). At the top, we’ll take the time to explore the incredible landscapes, including a beautiful lake at the base of this majestic mountain. From the top, there will be another 3-hour descent hike to the lunch spot at Wayracmachay (3800 m / 12,467 ft). After lunch, we’ll begin descending from the highlands into the cloud forest and experience one of the most abrupt changes in temperature and climate. Along the way, we’ll see an abundance of different types of flowers, hummingbirds, and orchids until we reach Colpapampa at 2770 m. Tonight we’ll stay near a small village.

    • Duration: 07:00 h.
    • Distance: 20.3 km
    • Ascent: 580 m.
    • Descent: 1910 m.
    • Lowest point: 2830 m.
    • Highest point: 4630 m.

     

  • DAY 03: Collpapampa – Llucmabamba – Llactapata

    This most beautiful day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we’ll head for 1 hour to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we’ll join the original Inca trail, built in the 15th century. Along the way, we’ll pass by an impressive waterfall, as well as coffee, avocado, and banana plantations, until we reach Lucmabamba where we’ll have a special lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the preparation and also visit a local coffee farm, where you’ll prepare organic coffee. After lunch, we’ll walk a small part of the ancient and lost Inca Trail that was rediscovered a few years ago. It takes about 3 hours to reach Llaqtapata, another extraordinary Inca ruin located just across from Machu Picchu. Here we’ll take time to explore, learn about the history of the Incas, and enjoy the beauty of the place. We’ll arrive at the campsite around 4 p.m. to watch the sunset over Machu Picchu. Then you’ll have free time to relax. At the campsite, we’ll have tea, dinner. Camping at Llactapata.

    • Duration: 03:15 h
    • Distance: 6.2 km
    • Ascent: 780 m Descent: 90 m
    • Lowest point: 2020 m
    • Highest point: 2840 m

     

  • DAY 04: Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

    The campsite at Llactapata is special, as it’s a unique and secluded spot overlooking Machu Picchu. It’s worth getting up early here to sit and watch as the sun reveals the exceptional beauty of its surroundings, accompanied by a cup of hot coffee or coca tea. After breakfast, we’ll take a relatively easy downhill hike to Hydroelectric, where we’ll have lunch and recharge for the final stretch. Finally, we’ll take a 3-hour hike along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, a picturesque town located just below Machu Picchu. This stretch of the hike is steeped in history, extremely beautiful, and home to a variety of endemic birds such as the Peruvian cock-of-the-rock, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, and orchids. Once in Aguas Calientes, the guide will take you to the hotel, where you’ll have time to rest and freshen up. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a final dinner with the chef and porters and finally spend the night at the hotel.

    • Duration: 05:30 h
    • Distance: 15.6 km
    • Ascent: 480 m
    • Descent: 1120 m
    • Lowest point: 1780 m
    • Highest point: 2710 m

     

  • DAY 05: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    (The Lost City of the Incas) On the last day after the short Inca Trail, we have to wake up very early to prepare for the highlight of the journey: visiting Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”. We’ll head straight to the line to wait for the first bus that will go up to Machu Picchu at 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, as the sky lights up on a clear day, you can see the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu. It’s a truly unforgettable sight. The guide will give you a 2 to 3-hour tour of the city before letting you explore on your own, climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked)

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transport
  • Plane, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train

Accommodation

  • Route 1 Inca Trail: Camping with basic facilities (3 nights), Hotel (4 nights). Route 2 – Quarry Trail: Camping with basic facilities (2 nights), Hotel (5 nights). Route 3 – Train option: Hotel (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Sacred Valley – Community visit & lunch
  • Sacred Valley – Coffee & cake
  • 3 Night/4 Day Inca Trail (or 2 Night/3 Day Inca Quarry Trail) guided hike(s) with porters’ support. Or guided Cusco stay (Machu Picchu by train)
  • Machu Picchu – Guided tour
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CAMPINGSALKANTAY PAMPA
CAMPINGCOLPAPAMPA
CAMPINGLLACTA PATA
HOTELAGUAS CALIENTES

Important notes

  1. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally, on certain trips it’s needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary. Details provided must be accurate as per your passport bio page. This will be used for applying for your Inca permit and if any info doesn’t match your passport, Inca authority will refuse your entry.
  2. Please note this trip starts at 2pm on day 1. If you are unable to find a suitable flight it is possible to book additional nights at the joining accommodation. We recommend that travelers intending to depart Cusco on the final day of the trip book flights out of Cusco no earlier than 12 at noon, to allow for possible delays on the final section of the trail or in the event of needing to take antigen or a PCR test. Intrepid staff will be able to assist in booking any required tests in Cusco.
  3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  4. Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavor to secure a permit for you. Due to the reduced capacity of Inca Trail during Covid period, if Inca Trail permits of our chosen route are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the I
    The timing of trekking may vary depending on the route and time slot we are given for entering the Inca Trail. Your group leader will give you the details at the welcome group meeting on Day 1 of your trip.
  5. The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February, you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.
  6. Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.
  7. While hiking the 4-day Inca Trail or the 3-day Inca Quarry trail portion of this trip you may be joined by other Intrepid and/or non-Intrepid travelers.
  8. Mask wearing is mandatory in Peru during Covid period as part of the local regulation. Travelers will be required to wear masks in situations where they are unable to physically distance themselves from other group members, whether hiking, in public gathering areas.
  9. Parts of your trip go above 2800 m/ 9200 ft where it is common for travelers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude – regardless of your age, gender and fitness. Please consult your doctor for professional advice about travelling at high altitude if you have a health condition.
  10. As you can choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), there is a small chance you may be the only traveller on your selected option.

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