SALKANTAY TREK

SALKANTAY TREK 5D / 4N

AANTUR

Your safe Trip with us!

INCLUDES: transportation from the hotel to Mollepata, entrance fees, camping equipment including double occupancy tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, cooking equipment and utensils, all meals during the hike as indicated in the itinerary, cooks, porters to carry and set all the equipment and tents, bilingual tour guide and assistant, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, train ticket Aguas Calientes-Cusco, oxygen tank for emergency and first-aid kit.

NOT INCLUDED: sleeping bags, personal porter (available by prior arrangements) or personal items.

NOTE: for the Inca Trail is required items such as: toilet paper, sleeping bag and backpack. We recommend light sportswear during the day, extra layers and jackets at night, sunblock, insect repellent, sun glasses, hat or cap and flashlight. Keep your passport or personal ID with you all the time in a safe place.

Itinerary
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

Cuzco/Soraypampa

The adventure starts with an early bus ride from the hotel in Cuzco to the trail head at Mollepata (9,186 ft.). Horses and mules are waiting at the trail head. Lunch is provided at Silca Pampas. The trail continues through a beautiful valley, where corn fields and other regional produces are cultivated. After four hours of hiking, the journey ends at the first camp site in Soraypampa (12,467 ft.). Dinner is provided at the end of the day.

Soraypampa/Arrayanniocc

After breakfast, the hike continues up to Salkantay Pampa, passing near the snow covered Salkantay Mountain and through the highest point of the hike, the Umantay Pass located at 14,763 ft. From there additional snow covered mountains can be seen. After about a six-hour descent, the trail ends at Arrayanniocc camp site (11,811 ft.). Lunch and dinner are provided.

Arrayanniocc/Santa Teresa

This day will be unforgettable. After breakfast, the journey continues through a beautiful valley with a great variety of tropical plants and exotic animals. From time to time, the trail passes through a few local communities with domestic animals, hot springs and waterfalls. The hike follows the course of the Santa Teresa river where a great variety of orchids are found. After approximately six hours, the trail ends at La Playa camp site (6,890 ft.). Lunch and dinner are provided.

La Playa/Machu Picchu

After breakfast, the hike continues through different kind of plantations of coffee, papaya, banana, avocado and pineapple. It is also interesting to see some the coca crops in this area. The coca was sacred to the Incas. It is cultivated only in tropical sites like this. The journey continues to Sahuayaco. From there the trail descents to the hydroelectric plant (5,905 ft.). Along the way Machu Picchu can be seen from a unique angle. The journey ends after riding the train to Aguas Calientes and the transfer to the hotel. Lunch is provided during the day.

Machu Picchu/Cuzco

After breakfast, the day starts with a bus ride to Machu Picchu for a two-hour guided tour. After the tour, there is free time to take more pictures and explore Machu Picchu. At the schedule time, return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cuzco.