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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa Camp

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08001 Peru
    We will pick you up at your hotel in Cuzco around 4:30 a.m. between 5:00 am. We proceed to drive nearly 3 hours to Mollepata town. During the bus ride, you will see the snowcapped mountains of Salkantay and Veronica: the Holy Gods of the Incas, as well as a spectacular view of the colorful valleys below. After two hours of driving, we will make the first stop in Mollepata, a small village where you can grab last minute snacks or breakfast (optional). The drive will then continue until “ChallaCancha” (the starting point of our hike).After about 3 hours of hiking (9 km), we reach our lunch location and the base camp for the evening. We will have a full lunch, and take a break before trekking up to the breathtaking Humantay Lake (4200m). This is an additional 5 km hike that will take 3 hours round trip- but trust us, it’s worth it! Perfect spot to appreciate the constellations and the Milky Way.
    Duration: 11 hours

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08001 Peru
    Humantay is an amazing lake near Salkantay mountain with an elevation 13000 feets, if you are planing to hike the 5 day trek you will have chance get there day first. Take your classic picture near Humantay lake, Do your memorable adventure!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

    Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay Camp

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx. 6:30 am we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow-capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. Then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camping site at Chaullay 2,920 m. 22 km. approx.
    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

    Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa Camp

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Wake up to lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. We'll start at 7am for an easy 3 hours of trekking where we'll be introduced to the high Jungle called “Ceja de Selva”. We'll see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, birds and also banana trees, coffee and others can be observed and to take amazing pictures. From here take a small car for approximately 45-minute to Santa Teresa village where the hot springs are (optional hot spring bath). Also we will spend a night here. Walking distance approximately 15 Km. Overall the hike will last approximately 9-hour.
    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

    Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am. The trek begins to follow a rising trail where there can be seen plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. From here we'll continue walking to Aguas Calientes, arriving around 4:30 pm. Then we'll stay in a hostel for the last night. Walking distance approximately 10 km.

    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

    Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    Begin the travel up to the Archaeological site of Machu Picchu and we'll explore the city and enjoy the ancient ruins in the early morning hours. From here (Aguas Calientes) we take the train back to Ollantaytambo at 19:00 hrs. 20:32 hrs.) to connect with the transfer back to the city of Cuzco (from 19:00 hrs. to 22:45 hrs.).
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    As well we can pick up at the middle of the Main Square Cusco at 4:30am.
    Departure Time
    4:30 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Close your hotel  in Cuzco
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Pre-briefing 1 day before to start the hiking and Duffle bag
    • Tourist transportation to the trail head
    • English speaking Tour guide
    • Masterchef and cooking equipment during the trek
    • Camping gear, tent, air mats, during the trek
    • Coffee demonstration during the trek
    • 3 nights camping - 1 night hotel in Machu Picchu town
    • Meals per day: (4:B, 4:L, 4:D + wake up tea) Vegetarian food Available during the trek
    • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.
    • Zip-line Day four.
    • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
    • Tourist train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • Guaranteed departure
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    • Sleeping bags ($25) and Walking sticks($20) available for rent in Cusco
    • Extra expenses: Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour of Machu Picchu, you have some free time to go on exploring Machu Picchu, have lunch either in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes, etc.
    • Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town (tourist usually hike this part)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)
    • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. ($25) per person
    • Note: You extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or in our office during your trip
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets - optional
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    Our guide was juan, very funny and well organized. Two or three times we had a inca-history-lesson with him. The overnight-places are very cute and adventurous and the tents were in good shape. The food was always amazing. Every morning you get waken up by...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Fabian237
    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    The hardest, but also the best thing I've ever done! We had a really great guide (Rojelio). Everything was well organized. I was happy that I booked the trip with tripadvisor, because with it, almost everything was included. Not included is the first breakfast, and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Säry B
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    Together with my friend, we booked 5 days 4 nights Salkantay trek. We were 18 in the group and had 2 guides - Edgar and Zenovio. While we were booking the tour they promised us a pick up from our hostel, but when we came...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank MadaSkaZoo
    Reviewed 13 June 2019

    Amazing views and well organized event, with lot of options. Great Guide, our Guide was billy and he was really good, I did zip line in last day before Matchu Pitchu... it was great.

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    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 741niting
    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    Overall - an awesome trek!! Carlos & the porters took excellent care of us, always explained what was going to happen next. had a few nice surprises - excellent meals, shower & hot tub in the jungle, excellent tour of coffee farm, blanket and warm...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank David S
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    18 August 2019|
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    Response from Fabian237 | Reviewed this property |
    At some points you will have the opportunity to take a horse, but the best you can do if you‘re tireed is to just walk slower.;)
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    29 July 2019|
    Response from Fabian237 | Reviewed this property |
    At the second night you have the chance to take a shower but it will cost you around 3 to 5 dollars. And during the 3rd day at the hotsprings you can shower without any problems.
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