SALKANTAY MOUNTAIN TREK WITH MACHUPICCHU

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

PRICE TOUR

Departures minimum 2 persons.

Adult Price per person    : $ 520 USD
Student Price per person: $ 500 USD per person (with ISIC international student card)

TOUR

This trek is better suited for more adventure some trekkers who are able to handle a little more altitude and distance.  This trek takes you up and along Salkantay, which is the second largest mountain in the Cusco region (6280 msn).  On the first night, you will sleep not too far away from the snow capped peak.  The second day will be the hardest day of the tour.  While you work a bit harder to get there, the views at the top are even more stellar.  After you reach the 4,600 meter pass, it is almost pure downhill, descending into a more tropical area on the far side of the mountain.  You will take the forty five minute train ride to Aguas Calientes from the famous Hydro ElectricDam and then spend the rest of the 3rd evening relaxing in the town.  In the morning you take the bus up to Machupicchu for your tour.

DAY 1 : CUSCO - MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – ARAYANNIYOJ:

4:30 am pick up from your hotel and travel by bus to the village of Mollepata and from there continue uphill to Soraypampa, end of the road. Here we meet the horses and horsemen. After breakfast we will start walking uphill towards the pass at 4570 masl and with beautiful views of the the snow capped Salkantay Mountain (6240m), we descend on the other side of the pass and in the afternoon we camp at Arayanniyoc, 3600 masl.


DAY 2 : ARAYANNIYOJ TO LUCMABAMBA (PLAYA):

After breakfast we continue our trek down hill via Colpapampa and towards Lucmabamba following the Rio Santa Teresa valley. On the way down we pass through spectacular scenery, with waterfalls and sorrounded by snow peaked mountains; going down in the valley the vegetation starts changing with many orchids, begonias and many different varieties of birds. Camp at Lucmabamba at 1950 masl.


DAY 3 : LUCMABAMBA (PLAYA) TO AGUAS CALIENTES :

On this day we continue down hill passing through different plantations like coffee, banana, yuca and passion fruit. After Lucmabamba we climb up to Llactapata (2700m) for around 3 hours, where we can visit a small Inca site and we can appreciate the impressive Machu Picchu on the opposite slope of the mountain. We then descend to the Rio Urubamba. The chances for seeing Toucans, Andean Cock of the Rocks, Quetzals, Hummingbirds and Torrent Ducks are very good. We have lunch and then follow theUrubamba river to Aguas Calientes. If you are tired there is the option to go to Santa Teresa and through the Urubamba Valley, which is easier and you may take a car and train from Hidro to Aguas C.  In the afternoon we arrive to Aguas Calientes town (2100m). Night in a hostal (DWB).


DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY – CUSCO :

After an early breakfast we take the bus or walk up to Machu Picchu ruins and we will have a guided tour for around 2 hours and later have free time to explore by our own, maybe climb Wayna Picchu. Between 3 and 5 p.m the train leaves from Aguas Calientes, arrival inCusco in the evening.


SERVICES INCLUDE:

 

  • Bus to Soraypampa
  • English speaking guide for the trek and Machu Picchu
  • Horses for food & equipment and 5kg personal luggage per person + emergency horse
  • Camping equipment (double tents and mats)
  • Dining tent, table and chairs
  • Cook & all food till lunch of the 3rd day, boiled water for drinking
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • One night hotel in Aguas Calientes (DWB) including breakfast
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Train ticket ´backpacker` from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Drinking water (partially)
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco)
  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu ( 10 US$ p.p.)
  • Food in Aguas Calientes
  • Extra horse for personal luggage ($ 35 per day)
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes.

 

YOU NEED TO TAKE:

 

  • Daypack
  • -5ºC sleeping bag
  • Hiking boots (runners shoes are not recommended)
  • Walking poles
  • Warm clothes; layers for variable temperatures specially al night
  • Flash light
  • Camera and extra film & batteries
  • Sunprotection; sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Thermals, wools socks and woolen hat for cold nights
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho, good rain jacket
  • Toiletries; toilet paper, small towel
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs
  • Gloves, scrarf, trekking pants or similar
  • Water bottle; water purifying tablets
  • Personal medical kit
  • Original passport and original isic student card if applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drink, etc.