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SALKANTAY TREK 5D / 4N

DURATION
05 Days - 04 Nights
GROUP
12 People
MAX. ALTITUDE
4630 m.s.n.m.
ACTIVITY
Senderismo
PRICE
USD 420.00 / person

Description: SALKANTAY TREK 5D / 4N

The salkantay route is one of the most popular alternatives that exists after traditional Inca trail, salkantay is one of the most important mountains of the Inca empire, being considered one of the highest peaks of the Cusco region, where tourism can be done mystic, a trekking with many energies of the same nature in the same way a unique and incomparable landscape that is part of the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Tour Details

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCOCHA.

The private transport of the company will pick you up at 3.30 am, to be able to drive it to the starting point of the trek which is SORAYPAMPA, which is located at 3900 meters above sea level. Where we will start the hike to Lake Humantay from an ascent of 1 hour and a half, once enjoyed the beautiful Lake Humantay descent of 1 hour and then continue one more hour of ascent to reach Salkantaypampa instead of lunch, after lunch a short rest we will continue with the hike to the Soyrococha camp where our first rest will be, Soyrococha is at an altitude of 4480 masl. From this place you will be able to enjoy the immense paradise of the stars.

  • Distance: 9 kms.
  • Difficulty: Difficult.

DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA - COLLPAPAMPA.

Awake 6 am, 6:30 breakfast and then start a walk until you reach the salkantay pass that is at an altitude of 4630 meters above sea level, the highest height on the trek, as well as the most impressive place you have ever seen where you can feel the essence of nature, and also has time to visit the lagoon of salkantay, descent of 2 and a half hours to Rayanpata where lunch is located at the same height of the imperial city of cusco 3380 meters above sea level after a short nap we continue descending until we arrive at the Collpapampa campsite, our 2 rest, collpapampa is at an altitude of 2880 meters above sea level where the vegetation is completely different from the first day.

  • Distance: 21 kms.
  • Difficulty: Medium - Difficult.

DAY 3: COLLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA.

After a breakfast continuing with the trek, the path is completely easy to climb up to the place called (beach), and during the trek where you can enjoy the varieties of orchids as well as granadilla plantations. Where you can enjoy an exquisite granadilla juice and others who find the place like coffee, and will also participate in the process of making organic coffee. The place of lunch will be at the place called (beach), once lunch is over and the small siesta we will continue the trek for 1 hour until we reach the camp of Lucmabamba.

  • Distance: 19 kms.
  • Difficulty: Easy - Medium.

DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA - HYDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES.

Being the last place and last breakfast of the kitchen staff who accompanied us during the trek where you can dislike a cake made by the kitchen staff to continue the walk to LLactapata part of the Inca trail that is connecting to Lactapata Machupicchu, having a panoramic view of the santa tersa valley, once arrived at LLactapata where you can have a view to Machu Picchu, such as the Salkantay San Francisco mountains, and once concluded with the visit in LLactapata you will have a 2 hour descent to the hydroelectric plant where you will have lunch and after lunch you can take the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes where you can return to civilization and rest in a comfortable hotel.

  • Distance: 13 kms.
  • Difficulty: Medium.

DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO.

It is the most important day after four days walking these day you will never forget. After breakfast you have included in the hotel you can decide to walk or take the bus to the Machupicchu sanctuary where you will receive a guided tour of 2 hours with our professional guide. After two hours of guiding, you will have a free time to enjoy the wonder of the world, and if you have a mountain or Huaynapicchu you can do after the guided in the citadel of Machupicchu. After your visit and enjoy every corner of this beautiful wonder you will decide to take the bus or take a short walk of 1 hour and a half to take back to your office and then take the train that will take you to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to lead him to his accommodation in the city of Cusco.

Tour Prices

Number of People Price per Person
02 - 04 USD 420.00
05 - 08 USD 400.00
12 USD 380.00

Additional Items

Huayna Picchu: USD 75.00 / per person

Mountain of Colors: USD 75.00 / per person

Vistadome (one way): USD 75.00 / per person

Important Information

DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR THE INCA ROAD AND HIKING ?.

OF course!
You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same number that you sent us for the reservation. The park guards check the passports of the walkers every day and also to enter Machu Picchu. The train company will verify your passport before you board the train. If you have changed your passport after the reservation, please ask us to communicate immediately./ or bring both passports.

CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS ?.

Unfortunately NO.
The Ministry of Culture does not allow any changes. In addition, tickets are not transferable or refundable. If you cancel the Tour, you will lose your deposit.

WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY BAGGAGE ?.

During the Tour INCA ROAD, HIKING OR TOURS TO MACHUPICCHU , your luggage can be left in the luggage store of your hotel in Cusco.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS NEED TO DO THE HIKING ?.

At least 2 participants and the date does not matter. Inca Adventours is a direct tour operator and we do personalized service with small groups.

CAN I JOIN AS A SINGLE TRAVELER ?.

Yes , as long as we have a trip that leaves that day. We have travelers traveling alone and they join our walks all the time. I would share accommodation with someone of the same sex and if you want to have only one hotel room, you can arrange it for an additional $ 25.00

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN HUAYNA PICCHU AND MACHUPICCHU MONTAÑA ?.

HUAYNA PICCHU: The hike to the top is approximately 45 minutes, along the narrow and steep Inca stairs. Once at the top, you can see the citadel of Machu Picchu and its surroundings. This is the famous peak at the bottom of every iconic photo of Machu Picchu. At the summit, Huayna Picchu is always a main topic on most Machu Picchu visitor lists, which means that you generally need to book months in advance. Only a certain number of people can walk this mountain every day.

Along this hike, you will see breathtaking views of the Machu Picchu ruins. The limited amount of tickets is a limit established by the Ministry of Culture in Cusco, not by INCA ADVENTOURS. This is completely out of our hands unfortunately. Tickets for this mountain are not transferable. If for a / or be suffering from vertigo or fear of height it is preferable not reserved is quite steep.

MACHUPICCHU MONTAÑA: The walk to its summit is approximately 1.30 hours. Once at the top, you get a much higher point of view, so you have an incredible view of the Machu Picchu Citadel and its surroundings. This hike is a great alternative to Huayna Picchu. Ideal for those who do not want the trouble to fight for a ticket, or who could not get one. Technically, the spaces for MOUNTAIN Machu Picchu are also limited to 400 per day, but they are rarely sold out. We simply need to reserve a space when we buy your entrance tickets. This hike is great because it will also take you high like Huayna Picchu, which offers excellent views. This hike has an easier inclination (it also makes it accessible to those who fear the heights of Huayna Picchu), but the road is much longer, which makes it equally challenging in its own way.

DO I NEED TO TAKE EXTRA MONEY TO TOUR OR WALK TO PERFORM ?.

Yes. This is very important !! We recommend that you bring 300 to 400 Peruvian soles. You may not need any of this money, but in case of an emergency, you should make sure you have enough cash. If you are participating in the Sacred Valley tour there are many places to buy gifts.

WILL WE INCLUDE WATER DURING HIKING ?.

Yes. Please bring your own water container. In case of an excursion our team will provide boiled water in lunch places and camps.

IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL THE TOUR WILL I BE REFUNDED?

No. Our company has a no refund policy. All 50% deposits are not refundable or transferable. We understand that unexpected things happen that are beyond your control, but we cannot make exceptions. Since tickets are purchased and the group is already organized food and transportation paid.

HOW DO I BOOK FOR THE TOUR OR TREK ?.

Please fill in the form located in RESERVATIONS on the home page and you need to send a 50% deposit per person of the tour or trek you will be doing, through WESTERN UNIÓN , interbank transfers VISA or Paypal and send us to: incadventours@gmail.com or reservas@incadventours.com . You will have to add the 8% commission. At the time of making the deposit through PayPal, once the information is received we will make the reservation and send you a confirmation email of the amount deposited and the invoice in addition to including the outstanding balance to be paid. Balance that will have to be canceled at the end of the orientation.

IS IT IMPORTANT TO ATTEND THE GUIDANCE BEFORE DOING HIKING ?.

Very important is the time where you will meet with our trek guide who will specify in detail every inconvenience you have about hiking, weather, departure time and etc.

DO YOU HAVE DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS OR MINORS?

Only on entrance ticket to Machupicchu:

  • Students with a Student card: From 18 to 25 years old: US $ 30 Information required on the student card: name of the university, name of the student, photo of the student, expiration date, etc. A copy of the card is required at the time of reservation and government approval for the discount.
  • Under 18 years old: US $ 30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Children under 11 years old: US $ 40 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

NOTE:

If you do not cancel 50% of the balance you will not be able to do the tour or trek you requested.

Includes in the Tour

Includes

  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transportation From Cusco - Mollepata
  • Transportation by train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation From Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
  • Train ticket (hot water - Ollantaytambo)
  • Guided in Machupicchu.
  • Camping luggage
  • Cook and kitchen assistant.
  • Guided in Machupicchu.
  • A simple snack
  • 04 breakfasts.
  • 04 Mondays.
  • 04 dinners.
  • Entrance to Machupicchu.
  • Lodging in Aguas Calientes.
  • Arriero with his respective mule where you can send 7 kilos of your personal luggage.
  • Duffle bag for its 7 kilos.

Does not include

  • Income for Salkantay (S /. 10.00 per person).
  • First breakfast, last lunch and Last Supper.
  • Expenses during the tour.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Canes, (you can rent with us).
  • Sleeping Bag, (you can rent with us).
  • Entrance to hot springs in hot waters.
  • Hydroelectric train - hot water - hydroelectric.
  • Huayna Picchu Ticket (you can book with the agency)
  • Machupicchu mountain ticket (you can book with the agency).
  • Tips for the route staff.

We are a Guaranteed Agency

Incadventours

INCA ADVENTOURS is a 100% Cusco agency, (PERU) we are direct tour operators without intermediaries. INCA ADVENTOURS is a friendly agency and a tour operator based in the city of Cusco whose owners are from Cusco (Peru).

  • All our tours and walks are strictly organized by INCA ADVENTOURS and its professional team, our purpose is to provide a high quality service.
  • We are proud of our team because thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way.
  • We only require a minimum of 2 travelers to start an excursion.
  • We have highly trained guides who have degrees in the area of ​​tourism and speak fluent English.
  • Fantastic organic food on all treks prepared by our professional chef.

INCA ADVENTOURS. It is a company that cares for orphaned children and parents of low income. Therefore book a trekking or tour with INCA ADVENTOURS.

Travel Requirements

What to bring?

  • Identification document. Original passport (the passport I use to book the tour).
  • A lightweight backpack of 25 - 40 liters. It will be easy to use throughout the trip. (The smaller the better, why? In Machupicchu you can use a backpack of maximum 30 liters).
  • Jacket or waterproof clothing, a rain poncho. (Waterproof equipment is very important in the Andes, the weather is constantly changing.
  • Extra Money in soles (For any type of emergency).
  • flashlight.
  • Repellent for mosquitoes.
  • Sunblock.
  • Trekking shoe.
  • Cap and sunglasses.
  • Bottle of water.

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