Salkantay Trekking Tours 4 Days Classic
|Locations Visited||:||Salkantay Trek and Machu picchu Citadel|
|Trip Style||:||Trekking Tours|
|Length||:||4 Days / 3 Nights|
|Group||:||Min 8, Max 16|
Why book 4 days SALKANTAY TREK with Peru Travel Company?
SALKANTAY TREK with Peru Travel Company is cheap, because we are direct tour operator and we don’t receive a commission for each tour !
- We are local people, we work with local people which want to share and discover with you the land of incas.
- Unique & Expert tours treks & cultural & jungle.
- We are an authorized agency. We don’t refer our clients in another agency.
- Our tours are ecologicals, sustainables, and responsibles for all Peru.
- 10% discount in restaurants locals for the last lunch and supper after the Machu Picchu’s visit.
- Private transport to MollePata village (beginning of the trek).
BASIC PRICE for 4 days / 3 nights – US$ 350 for adults (students/ISIC cardholder US$ 330)
The final price depends on which means of transport you choose to come back at Cuzco. You can purchase your own transport train and return to Cusco.
If you want to buy train tickets and transportation, let us know!
Choose one of these options:
*16:22 pm train (US$ 91 ) + Bus back to Cusco = US$ 450 final price (students/ISIC cardholder US$ 430 )
*18:20 pm train (US$ 77 ) + Bus back to Cusco = US$ 430 final price (students/ISIC cardholder ISIC CARD US$ 410)
*21:50 pm train (US$ 73) + Bus back to Cusco = US$ 420 final price (students/ISIC cardholder US$ 400 )
*option, way back by car from hydroelectric power stati on to Cusco, economical price US$ 20 final price US$ 370
Let us know before the tour!
Huayna Picchu mountaim US$ 18(students/ISIC cardholder US$ 18)
Machu Picchu mountain US$ 18 (students/ISIC cardholder US$ 18)
Zip Line in Santa Teresa US$ 25
The Salkantay – Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu is often referred to as the “alternative Inca Trail”. In recent years it has become popular due to restrictions and price increases on the Classic 4 day Inca Trail. Trek permits are not required for this alternative route so reservations can easily be made upon arrival in Cusco even as late as just one day before departure.
There is currently no control over the maximum number of trekkers so during the peak season (May- September) there can sometimes be more trekkers than the Classic Inca Trail and each year it is becoming more popular especially with Latin American visitorsThe Salkantay – Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu is often referred to as the “alternative Inca Trail”. In recent years it has become popular due to restrictions and price increases on the Classic 4 day Inca Trail. Trek permits are not required for this alternative route so reservations can easily be made upon arrival in Cusco even as late as just one day before departure.
There is currently no control over the maximum number of trekkers so during the peak season (May- September) there can sometimes be more trekkers than the Classic Inca Trail and each year it is becoming more popular especially with Latin American visitors
DAY 01 :CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA:
We start to pick you up from 04:30 am at your hotel then we will drive from Cusco to Mollepata , where we stop for breakfast ( not included) after we start our full day hiking (19 km ) mostly uphill. During the morning we get most beautiful views of the valley and by lunch, with a little luck, we will already see the snow peaks of Humantay and Salcantay. After lunch we continue for another 3 to 4 hrs. as soon as the scenery is changing in different ecological levels with streams flowing between them, by the time we reach the campsite we are at an altitude almost (4000 masl ) and have already hiked 19 km, needless to say , most of you will be snoring in your tents shortly after a good meal prepared by the cook and served by your guide
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
- Accommodation:Camping (double occupancy tents )
- Maximum Altitude:3,800m/12,426 ft
- Minimum Altitude:3,350 m/10,954 ft
- Distance Travelled:19 km approx
- Approximate Walking Time:6-7 hours / Ascent up: 450 m
DAY 02 :SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – CHAULLAY .
On this day! Guide will wake you up with a coca tea served at the door of your tent ” room service” to start this long day of trekking, after breakfast with the help of the sun god we will see the impressive snow mountain of Salcantay smiling down at you (or laughing depending how you feel at it ) little by little we will climb higher until arriving soyrococha where we take a short rest and try to catch our breath. then we keep walking up until reaching to the highest point of Salcantay mountain at an altitude (4600 masl ) here , the guide explain a little bit about the history of Salcantay mountain and the history of the Incas civilization , good excuse to break and to eat some snacks . after taking a break at highest point of the trek it is time to leave the altitude and we will begin walking down for about 2:00 hours until we see the kitchen tent in order to enjoy our delicious lunch and some tea or coffee the day is not over yet and we will continue hiking down to lower land and altitudes until we reach the second camp site, chaullay, this campsite is very lovely because the beer tastes even better !!
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- Accommodation:Camping (double occupancy tents )
- Maximum Altitude:4,600m/15,042 ft
- Minimum Altitude:3,800m/12,426 ft
- Distance Travelled:21 km approx
- Approximate Walking Time:9 -10 hours / Ascent up: 800 m
DAY 03 : CHAULLAY – LA PLAYA SAYHUYACO – AGUAS CALIENTES .
this day is much easier day, walking mostly downhill for about 4 hours until reaching to Lluscamayo where we will stop for having lunch also we will notice the climate is becoming much warmer because we are in the high jungle known as (ceja de selva) in this part, there are many small plantations such as coffee beans, coca, bananas if we are lucky we can see ” gallito de las rocas ” ( cock of the rocks) which is Peru’s national bird and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata on taking the same Salkantay Trek and after having lunch we Take a local car to get Hydroelectric station to start walking 2 more hours by taking the railrodad to Aguas Calientes .
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- Maximum Altitude:2,200m/7,194 ft
- Minimum Altitude:1,850m/6,049 ft
- Distance Travelled: 11 km approx
- Approximate Walking Time:9 -10hours / ascent up : 1200 m
DAY 04 : AGUAS CALIENTES PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30am and arrive at the ruins at 06.15am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.)
Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or by hiking four days along the challenging Inca Trail. One can imagine the excitement when intrepid Yale professor-explorer Hiram Bingham, led there by local peasants in 1911, first glimpsed the jungle-invaded citadel abandoned by the Incas four centuries earlier.Bingham eagerly surveyed the site over the next five years, clearing away brush and identifying palaces, temples, and a celestial observatory from what is believed to have been a summer palace or ceremonial center for the first Incan emperor, Pachakuteq. Most of its gold and other treasures had been looted around the time of the Spanish conquest, but he unearthed thousands of artifacts and carted them off to New Haven to study. The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, that the conquering Spaniards never found or destroyed it. Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodation:Not Included,
- Maximum Altitude:2,700 m / 8,856 ft
- Minimum Altitude:2,400 m / 7,872 ft ( Machupicchu )
- Distance Travelled:8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu
- Approximate Walking Time:6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m
What is Included:
- Salkantay Trek Briefing at Hotel or Office * Let us know where are you going to stay in cusco.
- Professional Bilingual guides.
- Collection from hotel ( we will come to pick you up between 4:00 am to 5:00am )
- Bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
- 3 breakfast, 3 Lunches,3 Dinners
- 2 nights Camping and 1 Hostel Accommodation.
- foam sleeping mattresses note (if you want hire a comfortable air mattresses it also can be hired from us)
- cook horseman mules (carry up to 5 kg per person mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment )
- doble occupancy tents
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu • International Student Identity card (ISIC) if applicable. green card.
- First Aid kit
- Vegetarian Option or special diet-Free available.
What is not Included :
- Breakfast on the first morning lunch on the last day after machu picchu.
- PERU TRAVEL COMPANY highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your trave
- Down sleeping bag – 8ºC US$ 20 for all inca trail
- Personal “Half porter” for 9 Kg US$ 60.00
- Trekking poles US$ 20.00 a pair
- Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
- Bus tickets down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town US$ 10 one way
- Tips for guides , Cook , Horse man It`s a tradition but not mandatory
- Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
- Ticket for Huayna Picchu mountain US$ 70.00 (Book and pay in advance with us.)
- Hotel in Cusco before or after Salkantay Trek
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE :
- Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) student card if applicable) green card if you are student )
- Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
- Travel Insurance card is essential
- Hiking water proof boots ( with ankle protectors )
- Trekking poles metal tips are not allowed on the trail
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Sun hat and gloves
- T-shirts / shirts
- Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
- Rain pants
- Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
- Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
- Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
- Water bottle
- Toilet paper and wet wipes
- Personal medication
- Camera and films
- Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
- Emergency money at least 200- 300 ) extra soles.(USD$ 120)
- Short pants , Plaster and bandages
- Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us (they can be used on the Inca Trail if they have rubber tips)
- NOTE: walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu cittadel .