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Salkantay Trek 5D / 4N

The Cordillera Vilcabamba is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,264 meters) and three others over 6000 meters that you will appreciate while on the Salkantay tour. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Join us on this incredible Salkantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu. Book early.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha

From Cusco very early in the morning at 5.00am.we will go by bus to soryapampa (this the beginning of the trek) it takes around 3:30 hours, when we arrive we have views of Humantay (5900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6217m/20,396ft) mountain glaciers. There will have breakfast whit the amazin view after that one well stard our hiking, we take a 2.5 hour return hike up to see the turquoise Umantay Lake. Where we have lunch, after the lunch we will have one hour to take a rest and then we start walking to SORAYPAMPA (3.850 M.A..S.L) in this part of the trail, we are going to see in front of us, the first HUMANTAY snow capped mountain. After we will get to see in front first campsite at 5:30 pm where our porters will be waiting with some hot tea. And later we are going to eat our dinner (the first campsite is the coldest).

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10kms/6 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Soyrococha – Colcapampa

After having a good breakfast in fromof apu Salcantay and leaving at 6:30am. Here we have to climb up for for 40 ninutesto the first pass of SALKANTAY Mountain. Which is over 4.540 m.a.s.l. here on the top of this Salkantay Mountain (highest point). We stop for around 25 minutes to take group pictures, because from here, we will have great views of range of the mountains and we will find some heaps of stones (Apachayta) around this pass. After this, we are going to see the lake turquoise Salkantay Lake. Continuing down to Rayanniyoc for lunch and toward our finish line for the day, we trek for 2 more hours to the small village of Colpapampa to spenthe nigh.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accomodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles
  • Time: 8hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

Day 3: Colcapampa – Lucmabamba hot spring – (B) (L) (D)

We leave from Colcapampa early as well after our breakfast at 7.00 am we will see walk through cloud forest, crossing some species of orchids and different kinds of plants, and some cornfields, fruit fields and we have opportunity to see the most beautiful waterfall on the trail. After walking for 5 hours. Finally we will get to lucmabamba, in this place will have de lunch then will visit the coffee plantations In this place we interact with people teach us varieties of organic coffeeAnd then we will prepare ourselves to taste the delicious organic coffee, At three o’clock in the afternoon we will go by local transport to, santa teresa is over 1.654m.s.m (cocalmayo) to the medicinal hot springs, that will take about thirty-five minutes. That place is really unique spectacular scenery as same paradise

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 14kms
  • Time: 5 to 6 hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 4: Lucmabamba – Llactapata Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (B) (L) (D)

We get up at 5.00 in the morning and after breakfast we start walking up for around 2 hours to get to llactapata, From lucmabamba to llactapata we will be walking on original inca road llactapataFrom lucmabamba to llactapata we will be walking on original inca road, Llactapata is a place that has a privileged view this one directed towards the Inca city of Machu Picchu having an astonishing one. After seeing Machu Picchu from the distance we will go through the valley of the ahobamaba until hydroelectric there we will lunch and continue for the valley of the Urubamba around the citadel of machuicchu, we will walk about two and a half hours to aguas calientes town where we have the dinner and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Wiracocha Inn Hotel or Andean Terra Hotel
  • Distance: 15kms / 9 miles
  • Time: 9hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)

We have to get up very early in the morning at 5:30 am to have breakfast and then take the first bus to the Archeological Site of Machu Picchu, When we get to Machu Picchu The tour guide is going to explain the meanings, importance and story of Machu Picchu while we walk around the city and visit the most important places of Machu Picchu for around 2 hours. After the explanation you the option for climbing up to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, enjoying all of Machu Picchu. After you can take a bus to Aguas Calientes and then we take the train back to ollantaytambo (or poroy) then by bus toCusco during 4 hours getting to Cusco approximately.End of ours services.

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy

Inclusions

Included:

  • Bus from Cusco to soraypampa (beginning of the trail)
  • Horses to carry the equipment.7 kilogramas (14 pouns) of your luggage.
  • Cook and horsemen.
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats cooking tent and eating tent)
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Tours.
  • Meals (05 breakfast / 04 lunches / 04 dinners).
  • First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
  • One night in aguas calientes.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus Ollantaytambo-Cusco
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Transportation from lucmabamba to cocalmayo (hot spring) roud trip.

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Last lunch

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