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Salkantay Trek Short To Machu Picchu 4 Days

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  • CLASSIC BY CARClassic Service ($200 ) Per personAvailable: 5000 Spaces
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Duration : 4 Days - 3 Night
Availability : Daily Departures
Departure Location : Cusco
Destination : Humantay, Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 12 PER GROUP
MODERATE

ACT. LEVEL

MODERATE
alttitude

MAX. ALTITUDE

4,630 M
Acomodations

ACCOMMODATION

Camps, Hotel
activity

ACTIVITIES

TREK
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Salkantay trek 4 days is a good option for travelers who have little time in the imperial city of Cusco and want a walk with connection to Machu Picchu. In the Salkantay trek 4 days you will enjoy the same views as the classic salkantay 5 days.

During our expedition of 4 days we will be able to appreciate the Humantay lagoon of a turquoisecolor, and the Salkantay lagoon of Blue color, we will enjoy so well the mountains salkantay and humantay 2 very important mountains located to the north of Cusco.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1Cusco - Mollepata - Humantay Lake - Soraypampa

After picking up everyone from their respective places or hotel, we left Cusco around 5:45 am to the town of Mollepata by car for 2 hours. Once in Mollepata, we stop to have a delicious breakfast also You pay 10 soles of the entrance fee to the local municipality. Then we continue by car 1 hour more to Soraypampa where we will meet with the horse guys and horse who will take all the luggage, food and the 7 kilos of each hiker belongings. We start the uphill hike to Humantay lake for 2 hours, When you arrive at the lagoon you will have enough time to explore, photograph the place and the guide will explain all the meaning of the Humantay lagoon. After a couple of hours in the lake, we start going down for 2 hours to Quiswarniyoc camp which is an exclusive campsite, once you arrive in the camp you will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the cooks after lunch basically you have free time to explore the area to see the llamas or if you like you can go to rest. If you are tired, you can rest in the MOUNTAIN SKY HUS.

DAY 2Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Chaullay

The second day of the trek is the most difficult because it takes you up to 4630 m and 20 km of trekking. The cooks will wake you up around 5:00 am with a cup of hot coca tea then you have time to repack and get ready for the nutritious breakfast which serves around 5:45 am. After is time to start hiking up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail which 4630 m that takes from 3 to 4 hours all uphill hike at a regular and slow pace. Once you are at the highest point, you have time to enjoy the mountains, to take pictures and the guide will teach you about the mountain gods also you will be part of the small Andean ritual for the Apus the mountain gods. Then you start hiking down for 2 hours to the lunch place to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch. After you continue hiking down for three more hours to the second camp which is Chaullay, where we provide you with the camping equipment tea time and dinner also if you like for ten soles you can rent hot shower from the locals also you can buy some drinks. The camp is called Chaullay is located al 2900m right at the beginning of the Peruvian.

DAY 3Chaullay - La Playa - Hidrolectrica - Aguas Calientes Hotel

On the third day, you will already be in the jungle area. We wake you up around 6:00 am with a cup of coca tea, then we provide you with a delicious breakfast. Around 7:00 am you start the hike to la playa Sahuayaco for 5 hours approximately along the Santa Teresa Valley which is formed by the Salkantay River. Along the valley, you have the chance to see plantation such a coffee, bananas, avocados, Coca, passion fruit, and much more. Five hours of hiking, you will arrive at La Playa Sahuayaco, from where you will take local transportation for one hour to Santa Teresa, where you stop to have lunch then you continue by car 45 more minutes to Hidrolectrica then walking 3 more hours along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes town on the flat trail. Then we take you to the hotel for showering and relaxing, in the evening around 7:00 pm we organized a dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes after we go to sleep.

DAY 4Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Hotel

On the last day of the tour, you are going to visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. After you grab your pack breakfast you start walking to Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas. After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance. On the fourth day you need to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu and we offer you 2 option to return to Cusco, you can do TRAIN or BUS

ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
Classic Service
VIP service
TRIP LIST

EVERYTHING THAT INCLUDES IN THE TOUR

BY CAR And BY TRAIN

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm.
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 2-night camping
  • 1-night hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 4 breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Transport from la playa to Hidrolectrica
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
  • New – Mountain sky Huts
  • BY CAR   3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
  • BY TRAIN at 18:20
  • You have to be at the train station in Aguas Calientes at 18:00
NOT INCLUDED
  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • entrance ticket to Salkantay

EVERYTHING THAT INCLUDES IN THE TOUR

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (“Expedition” service with Peru Rail at 18:20 PM)
  • Transport: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 3)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm.
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 2-night camping
  • 1-night hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 4 breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Transport from la playa to Hidrolectrica
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment and Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
  • New – Mountain sky Huts.
  • BY TRAIN at 18:20
  • You have to be at the train station in Aguas Calientes at 18:00
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack
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