The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (at least for now). Connecting the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.
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DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2015
DEPARTURE: Daily since 2 people
GUIDE SERVICE: Shared (Group)
RETURN: Expedition Train
Upon request: Upgrade to Vistadome Train and first class accommodation
DAY 1 CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
04.30 am. Departure by our private transport to Soraypampa 3600 mts. A beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, with stops for panoramic views of the “Apu Salkantay. One can see awesome chains of magnificent snow capped mountains and the lush Apurimac River Valley.After we meet our Arrieros “horsemen“and trekking staff, (Cook, and Assistants). Then for 3 hours to start our ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590 mts.From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6264 mts) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines.2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hrs downhill walk to Camp in Rayan-niyoc at 2890 mts or Camp at Chaullay 2920 mts for experienced trekkers .To be decided by the guide depending on the groups abilities and weather and walking conditions. (Walking distance approximately 41 Km. to Chaullay). (L,D)
DAY 2 CHAULLAY – PLAYA – SANTA TERESA
We start the trek 07:00 am. 3 hours easy hiking to LLuscamayuc, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva, we will see different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds and so on. here coca and banana crops can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures, with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird ” Gallito de las Rocas ” stop at Playa for lunch time. After lunch the way is going down in the middle of jungle vegetation to Santa Teresa town our last camp site (there is a beautiful natural hot spring), it’s the best on the trek. (Walking distance approximately 25 km.) (B, L, D)
DAY 3 SANTA TERESA – IDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Leaving from Santa Teresa the trek continues through plantations of coffee, banana, and tropical fruits. The hiking is about 3 hours to Hidroelectrica ( 1800 masl) and continue to Aguas Calientes just below Machupicchu Inca sanctuary , this afternoon you can go to have a bath in the natural hot springs a great place to relax after this challenging trek . (B, L, D)
DAY 4 MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Early bus for 25 minutes to the Machupicchu city, guided tour for 3 hours and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. Generally around 1pm people back to Aguas Calientes for the lunch. You’ll take your return train to Cusco. (B)
YOU NEED TO TAKE:
-5ºC sleeping bag
-Hiking boots (runners shoes are not recommended)
-Warm clothes; layers for variable temperatures specially al night
-Camera and extra film & batteries
-Sun protection; sunscreen, sun hat, sun glasses
-Thermals, wools socks and woolen hat for cold nights
-Rain poncho, good rain jacket
-Toiletries; toilet paper, small towel
-Bathing clothes for the hot springs
-Gloves, scarf, trekking pants or similar
-Water bottle; water purifying tablets
-Personal medical kit
-Original passport and original ISIC student card if applicable
-Cash (no ATM machines in Aguas Calientes)
-Professional Bilingual Guide.
-Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
-Horses and cowboys
-Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats cooking tent and eating tent).
-Excellent meals (03 breakfast / 03 lunches / 03 dinners).
-First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
-Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
-Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
-Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
This is the ONLY Student card to apply the discount
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
If you will take any trek with us. we ask you to fill the customer chart regarding the commentaries or otherwise you can inform to the Operations Department.
This is a very important requirement and necessary to do after take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.