Salkantay Trek Tour 4 days with All Inclusive
About this tour
- Start: At 5 in the morning of day 1 at the door of your hotel.
- Duration: 4 days.
- Total distance: 62 kilometers approximately.
- Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket Machu Picchu Only (includes classic postal photo).
- Type of transport: Large fully equipped minivan, train, bus.
- Feeding. Team of cooks and tourist restaurants (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners).
- Lodging: Camp lodges (2 nights) and 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
- Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
- Porters: Team of muleteers with horse (5 kilos available per tourist).
- Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
- Visit Machu Picchu doing one of the most incredible hiking trails in Peru. This is the 4-day, 3-night trek known as the Salkantay Trek. It crosses incredible landscapes until reaching Machu Picchu via the town of Aguas Calientes. On this route you will have the opportunity to see the famous Humantay lagoon, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cusco. Likewise, you will have to challenge your resistance in places of high altitude such as the ‘Abra Salkantay, located at 4,650 meters above sea level ((15,255 feet) as well as jungle landscapes such as Machu Picchu located at 2,430 meters from the sea ( 7,972 feet).
This is the experience
- The Salkantay Trek is famous for offering beautiful mountainous landscapes of Cusco. After a challenging walk you will arrive at Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. The service includes everything necessary for the adventure: transportation, entrance to Machu Picchu, tour guide service, camping equipment (2 nights in a lodge and 1 night in a tourist hotel), luggage transfer on horseback (5 kilos available per tourist ), cook staff (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners), return by Expedition tourist train, bus (Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes) and emergency first aid kit. The tour is organized by a team of tourism specialists. The service is of great quality. It even offers well-equipped camps with a view of the stars, first aid equipment, trekking, security as well as easy payment and immediate confirmation.
Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador)
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Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador)
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Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
- It all starts with the pick up of the tourist at the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco (between 5 am and 5.30 am). The minivan will take you for 2 hours 30 minutes to the town of Mollepata where we can have breakfast (first breakfast not included) and we will get ready to start the walk.
- After leaving a luggage of 5 kilos allowed, we will leave with the group through beautiful Andean landscapes. We will travel for approximately 2 hours until we arrive at the Soraypampa camp. There the camp will be ready with lunch made by our cooks.
- Then we will undertake a 2-kilometer walk uphill until we reach the famous Humantay lagoon, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cusco due to its crystal clear waters.
- After visiting the Humantay lagoon we will return to the Soraypampa camp where we will have dinner and have a well-deserved rest in our lodge-type camp.
- That day the distance traveled is approximately 14 kilometers. The Soraypampa camp has an average night temperature of 2ºC.
Day 2: Soraypampa- Abra Salkantay – Chaullay
- In the early hours of the morning we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast made by our cooks. Then we will get ready for the walk that will mostly be uphill (optional to rent a horse).
- That morning we will walk through high altitude landscapes. We will cross the ‘Paso’ or ‘Abra Salkantay’ (4,650 masl) from where you can see the imposing snow-capped Salkantay.
- After the arduous walk uphill, a section will begin downhill through mountainous landscapes.
- In the middle of the way we will make a stop to enjoy a lunch made by our cooks in a camp. After a bit of walking we will arrive at our ‘Chaullay’ camp where our cooks will have dinner and tents ready for us to spend the night.
- That day the distance traveled is approximately 21 kilometers. The Chaullay camp has an average night temperature of 8ºC.
Day 3: Chaullay – Lucmabamba – Aguas Calientes
- On the third day our cooks will delight us with a nutritious breakfast in the early hours of the day. Then we will continue with the walk that will not be as arduous as the previous days.
- We will go through landscapes of abundant nature where we can see coffee plantations, fruits and other plants. We will visit local towns until we arrive at ‘La Playa’ where we will stop for lunch.
- After lunch our tourist transport will take us to the famous Hydroelectric station from where we will walk again for approximately 10 kilometers until we arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
- In Aguas Calientes we will have dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in a standard lodging. At night our tour guide will give us a brief talk because the next day Machu Picchu will be waiting for us.
- That day the distance traveled is approximately 27 kilometers. The town of Aguas Calientes has an average night temperature of 14ºC.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
- On the last day we will get up very early to have breakfast in the hotel dining room. Then we will make a last and challenging hike of approximately 2 hours (8 kilometers uphill) to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
- The tour includes the bus ticket but, if the tourist wishes, the tickets will not be purchased for the final walk.
- The bus trip takes 30 minutes on average.
- Together with our tour guide, we will visit Machu Picchu. Optionally, the visitors who decided to add the hike to Huayna Picchu, will be able to ascend this mountain.
- The tour of Machupicchu includes its main temples and buildings as well as the classic postcard photo of the Inca citadel.
- At the end of the visit, we will descend on foot (or bus) to Machu Picchu town. Once there we will have free time to have lunch (own expense), buy souvenirs or simply learn more about this famous town.
- Finally, at 4.22 pm, we will take the ‘Expedition’ train that will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo and from there we will board the ‘Bimodal’ tourist bus that will take us back to the city of Cusco.
- The tour ends with the transfer to the tourist’s hotel in the city of Cusco at around 8:30 pm.
- That day the distance traveled is approximately 8 kilometers. Machupicchu has an average temperature of 18ºC.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Transportation to the beginning of the walk in Mollepata.
- Equipment for camping.
- Team of muleteers with horse (up to 5 kilos of weight per tourist).
- Team of cooks and meals in tourist restaurants (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners with a vegetarian option).
- Tour guide service in English and Spanish.
- ‘Expedition’ train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (for the return).
- 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
- First aid kit.
- Ticket ‘Machu Picchu Only’.
- Bus route ‘Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes’ (optional to remove it from the tour).
- Breakfast on day 1. Lunch and dinner on day 4.
- Sleeping bags (take one with you).
- Trekking poles (recommended to bring).
- Entrance ticket to the Humantay lagoon (20 foreign soles, 10 Peruvian soles).
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu (optional).
What to bring?
- Passport (or identity document).
- Sleeping bag.
- Trekking poles.
- Hat or cap.
- Bathing clothes (optional visit to the thermal baths of Machu Picchu town).
- Ropa cómoda para caminatas.
- A coat.
- Snacks and extra drinks.
- Comfortable shoes for trekking.
- Mosquito repellent.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at some central place in the city, such as a square.
- The tour ends with the transfer to the hotel of each tourist in the city of Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
- Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
- To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.
Group or private services
- The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Tour Salkantay trek 5 days
Are the nights very cold in the camps?
The first night in the camp is the coldest. This is because you camp at the foot of the snowy Salkantay. However, the camp is in an environment adequately conditioned to withstand the low temperatures. It is still recommended to bring warm clothes for that night. The following nights, the temperature is more pleasant for the visitor.
Does the tour include sleeping bags?
No. The sleeping bags are personal items that must be carried by the tourist. If you wish, we can get you a sleeping bag. Just write to us at email@example.com.
Is there a vegetarian food option?
Yes. To request the vegetarian food option during the tour, you just have to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I add a visit to the Huayna Picchu mountain to the tour?
Yes. The visit to the Huayna Picchu mountain is available for an additional amount. It is recommended to apply for admission to this mountain approximately 2 to 4 months in advance.