Day 1 Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa
Salkantay Hiking to Machu Picchu begins in Cusco. Transportation will come to your respective lodgings. Then we will go to Mollepata, on a 3 hour journey, where we will have breakfast (not included).
We will have time to buy the last items and then the transport will take us to Challacancha, from where we will start the trek. We will walk the trail, observing the first landscapes with mountains and valleys. After 3 hours of trekking, we will arrive at the first camp, Soraypampa, at 3900 Mm. to recover energy.
(16 km on foot, 6 hours).
At sunset we will ascend to the Humantay lagoon, 1 hour and a half from the camp. In the background you can see the glacier of the same name, then we will return to our camp where we will enjoy dinner, where we will share and receive instructions from the guide for the next day, before sleeping in our tents.
Altitude of Laguna Humantay : 4.100 m.a.s.l.
Day 2 Soraypampa - Soyrococha – Huayracmachay – Colpapampa
We will begin the ascent through the mountains, seeing the difference in the landscape from the day before.
Our next destination will be Abra Salkantay, at 4650 mnm, for lunch.
As we recover our energy, we will start to descend, going from a cold and mountainous landscape to a warm and wild one, until we reach Chaullay camp (2900 m of altitude)
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Day 3 Colpapampa – Playa Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo
The next day after breakfast we'll start walking. On the route we will see different plantations, among them quinoa and pomegranate. The guide will give us explanations about some flowers and their importance in the Andean culture. After 5 hours of walking, we will arrive at the beach of Sahuayaco.
We follow the route by bus to Santa Teresa, where we stay our third night. In the afternoon we can go to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, complex with 3 pools of different temperatures, and recover the muscles from the walk of the previous days.
Day 4 Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes
After a sunrise in the Inca jungle, (If you booked Tyrolese you will be taken to the starting point of this activity)
If you don't participate in the zip line, we will continue the walk for 3 hours to the Hidroelectrica plant
Day 5 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
At 4:00 a.m. where we will receive a small box lunch, to go to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the walk will last an hour and a half (if you feel tired you can skip the walk and take the bus). We will enter the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the main ruins of Machu Picchu for about two hours.
At the end you will have time to visit Machu Picchu individually or climb the mountains (Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu) if you have made a reservation.
Bus tickets to Machu Picchu can be bought in the village of Aguas Calientes or can be purchased in advance with us
After the visit we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes.
In the town of Aguas Calientes . Once you are on the train, you will arrive at the Ollantaytambo station, where our staff will be waiting for you to return to Cusco, leaving the travelers near their hotel.
A very important note to keep in mind is that you must be at the station half an hour before your train departs
Salkantay Hiking to Machu Picchu finish for the Machu Picchu
What's Included in Salkantay Hiking to Machu Picchu 5 days
Pick up at the hotel / hostal.
Entrance to Machu Picchu.
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
5 Kilos per person
2 Nights in camp 1 Night in hostel
Entrance to Salkantay Mountain
Entrance to Salkantay Mountain
- Bus up to Machupicchu
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Lunch on the last day.
- Aperitifs and garnishes.
- Water in bottles.
- Sleeping bag
- Santa Teresa Thermal Waters
- Sleeping Bag
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Cocalmayo Hot Spring
- Train From Hydro Electric to Aguas Calientes
- Fist Class Train To Ollantaytambo