Ultimate Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

$ 650 /
Per Person

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 Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu | this incredible hike runs below the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6,271m / 20569ft), one of the highest and most impressive in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days are dominated by the impressive “Apus” of Salkantay trek and Huamantay, as you pass through the high puna landscape.

On the third day it descends to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Inca Sacred city of Machupic-chu is visited on the last day of the program. This tour is an interesting alternative for those who have not found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek was recently named among the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel magazine.

Tour Location: Classic Salkantay Trek – Cordillera de Vilcabamba ( Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu)
Type of tour: Trekking with camping, History, Adventure and Culture.
Recommended: For those who enjoy long treks and are in good physical condition.
Difficulty: Challenging 
Season: March 15 to January 15.
Considerations: Permit is required for access to Machu Picchu (AltitudExperience will book it for you). It is necessary to reserve it in advance.

As an alternate trek to the Inca Trail, this is undoubtedly one of the best routes in Cusco, a journey through the heights of the Salkantay mountain at 4700 meters high and a descent into the lush Andean jungle. Don’t wait any longer, live this incredible experience with Altitude Experience. “We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures in Cusco”.

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Itinerary 

Day 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Mountain

The trip will start this Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from the city of Cusco, and from there we will depart at 5:00 AM to  travel to Soraypampa. The duration of the trip is approximately 3 hours. We will have a delicious lunch with local organic products, and then continue our walk to the Humantay lagoon, where we will spend the night at the foot of the Salkantay mountain located at 3800 meters in comfortable tents.

Walking distance: 18 km
Elevation of the camp: 3,700 mts
Climate: Cold, rainy

Day 2: salkantay camp – collpapampa

We will start the day with an Andean coffee or a coca tea in the same Inca style, and enjoy the best Andean breakfast. surrounded by magnificent mountains. From there, we will start the walk towards the Salkantay Pass at 4730 meters, for about 3 hours. Along the way, we will have a stop to enjoy lunch prepared by local cooks, then descend to the Collpapampa camp.

Walking distance: 18 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,600 mts
Climate: Cold, rainy

Day 3: Collpapampa Camp – Llactapata

The day will once again start with a coffee or a cocoa tea as Andean breakfast is prepared. Once breakfast is done, the trek continues to the first stop of the day, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. From there, we will continue to our camp where we will spend the night.

Walking distance: 16 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,800 mts
Climate: Hot, cold at night.

Day 4: Llactapata – hydroelectric – Aguas Clientes

The fourth day of the journey will begin in front of the Machu Picchu mountain, where we will have a hearty breakfast. From here, we will then continue with our hike to the hydroelectric plant and arrive at Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night and have dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy the sights and hot springs.

Walking distance: 16 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,300 mts
Climate: Hot, cold at night.

Day 5: Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise before more travelers begin to pour in and the foot traffic picks up. We will explore every corner of Machu Picchu and once the visit is finished, we will return to Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take the expeditions train to Ollantaytambo and then return to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Meals Included: Only Breakfast

Itinerary 

Day 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Mountain

The trip will start this Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from the city of Cusco, and from there we will depart at 5:00 AM to  travel to Soraypampa. The duration of the trip is approximately 3 hours. We will have a delicious lunch with local organic products, and then continue our walk to the Humantay lagoon, where we will spend the night at the foot of the Salkantay mountain located at 3800 meters in comfortable tents.

Walking distance: 18 km
Elevation of the camp: 3,700 mts
Climate: Cold, rainy

Day 2: salkantay camp – collpapampa

We will start the day with an Andean coffee or a coca tea in the same Inca style, and enjoy the best Andean breakfast. surrounded by magnificent mountains. From there, we will start the walk towards the Salkantay Pass at 4730 meters, for about 3 hours. Along the way, we will have a stop to enjoy lunch prepared by local cooks, then descend to the Collpapampa camp.

Walking distance: 18 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,600 mts
Climate: Cold, rainy

Day 3: Collpapampa Camp – Llactapata

The day will once again start with a coffee or a cocoa tea as Andean breakfast is prepared. Once breakfast is done, the trek continues to the first stop of the day, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. From there, we will continue to our camp where we will spend the night.

Walking distance: 16 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,800 mts
Climate: Hot, cold at night.

Day 4: Llactapata – hydroelectric – Aguas Clientes

The fourth day of the journey will begin in front of the Machu Picchu mountain, where we will have a hearty breakfast. From here, we will then continue with our hike to the hydroelectric plant and arrive at Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night and have dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy the sights and hot springs.

Walking distance: 16 km
Elevation of the camp: 2,300 mts
Climate: Hot, cold at night.

Day 5: Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise before more travelers begin to pour in and the foot traffic picks up. We will explore every corner of Machu Picchu and once the visit is finished, we will return to Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take the expeditions train to Ollantaytambo and then return to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Meals Included: Only Breakfast

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Ultimate Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

$ 650 /

per person

Distance:
68 km/ 42miles
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Permit required
Type of Tour:
History, Adventure

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