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Salkantay Trek 4 Days Machu Picchu

  • 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Max Guests : 10
  • Max. Altitude : 1950 - 4600m
  • Act. Level: Challenging

Overview

Salkantay is a sacred mountain and the tallest in the Vilcabamba range at 6271m/20570f. You will awaken to the spirits of the mountains such as Nevado Tucarhuay and Nevado Humantay, enjoying beautiful scenery from snowy peaks to lush rainforests, high-altitude vegetation, and flowers of all shapes and colors.

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Marcoccasa – Soray Pampa
Day 2: Soray Pampa- Salkantay Pass – Rayampata
Day 3: Andenes – Lucmabamba – Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes town
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Includes

  • Orientation meeting in our offices with your guide 1 or 2 days before the start of the trek at 19:00h, to be confirmed when booking.
  • Shuttle from the hotel office to the village of Mollepata (Marcoccasa)
  • Shuttle from Chaullay to Lucmabamba (Day 3)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then shuttle to your hotel in Cusco
  • Overnight in a private room in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (Marco Wasi, Inka Tower or similar depending on availability)
  • Entrance to the Machu Picchu site
  • Bilingual Spanish-English professional guide (for a French-speaking guide, please contact us in advance!)
  • Private campsites domes on the first night, with toilet and showers
  • High-quality camping equipment (Professional Tents Eureka! Timberline 4 or Doite Himalaya, for 2 people with mattresses).
  • Camping equipment, dining tent, kitchen, with tent shelters and toilets
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Please notify the agency in case of allergies or special diet such as vegetarian.
  • Cook and kitchen equipment.
  • Muleteers and mules for transporting camping equipment and your personal belongings (maximum 7 kg/15lb per person)
  • Rescue horse (2 people)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Cold, boiled water during the all trek.

Excludes

  • Breakfast of the 1st day and lunch of the 4th day in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have one, you can rent one from our agency)
  • Bus down Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (cost $12.00USD). You can also descend on foot which takes about 1 hour.
BRIEFINGS
PICKUPS
HUAYNAPICCHU/MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN
MACHU PICCHU ENTRANCE TIMES
HEALTH CONCERNS
GROUP TOURS
STRIKES
LOST ITEMS
TIPS
TRAVEL INSURANCE
WEATHER
ALTITUDE SICKNESS
GETTING TO CUSCO

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Backpack with rain cover (35- or 45-liter capacity is sufficient).
  • Clothing for both warm and cold climates.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (to receive the student discount
  • Sun hat to protect neck and face (01)
  • Woolly hat for the cold (01)
  • Long- and short-sleeved T-shirts.(04)
  • Fleece jacket (01)
  • Hard shell jacket (01)
  • Trekking pants and shorts pants (03)
  • Pajama pants (01)
  • Under wears (04)
  • Trekking shoes/boots.(01)
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs). (01)
  • Woolen/synthetic socks.(04)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection(01)
  • Flashlight or Headlamp(02)
  • Water bottle or camel back (01)
  • Trekking towels (01)
  • Toilet paper (01)
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes). (01)
  • Sunscreen with UV protecction, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleaner/disinfecting alcohol gel.
  • Camera (with rain protection), a flash light/headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Snacks (e.g. chocolate bars and dried fruit).
  • Money cash in soles / approx. 400 soles (100 dollars).
  • Small lock and plastic bags.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and rainy, your clothes – once wet – won’t dry at night. It’s best to take some clothes to change.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Marcoccasa – Soray Pampa

Day 2: Soray Pampa- Salkantay Pass – Rayampata

Day 3: Andenes – Lucmabamba – Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes town

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Price Includes

  • Orientation meeting in our offices with your guide 1 or 2 days before the start of the trek at 19:00h, to be confirmed when booking.
  • Shuttle from the hotel office to the village of Mollepata (Marcoccasa)
  • Shuttle from Chaullay to Lucmabamba (Day 3)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then shuttle to your hotel in Cusco
  • Overnight in a private room in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (Marco Wasi, Inka Tower or similar depending on availability)
  • Entrance to the Machu Picchu site
  • Bilingual Spanish-English professional guide (for a French-speaking guide, please contact us in advance!)
  • Private campsites domes on the first night, with toilet and showers
  • High-quality camping equipment (Professional Tents Eureka! Timberline 4 or Doite Himalaya, for 2 people with mattresses).
  • Camping equipment, dining tent, kitchen, with tent shelters and toilets
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Please notify the agency in case of allergies or special diet such as vegetarian.
  • Cook and kitchen equipment.
  • Muleteers and mules for transporting camping equipment and your personal belongings (maximum 7 kg/15lb per person)
  • Rescue horse (2 people)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Cold, boiled water during the all trek.

Price No Includes

  • Breakfast of the 1st day and lunch of the 4th day in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have one, you can rent one from our agency)
  • Bus down Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (cost $12.00USD). You can also descend on foot which takes about 1 hour.

Travel Info

BRIEFINGS
PICKUPS
HUAYNAPICCHU/MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN
MACHU PICCHU ENTRANCE TIMES
HEALTH CONCERNS
GROUP TOURS
STRIKES
LOST ITEMS
TIPS
TRAVEL INSURANCE
WEATHER
ALTITUDE SICKNESS
GETTING TO CUSCO
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