We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:00 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms. We will continue to our trek starting point, Sayapata. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward Humantay Lake for 3 hours aproximately, this is a beautiful lake in the mountains. We will come back to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Colpapampa (2620 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.
Around 5:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks'. Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a local bus to drive us to the hydroelectric train station. At around 1:30p.m., we will have our lunch at a local restaurant near the hydroelectric. We will take a train from the hydroelectric to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. We will have dinner at 7:00p.m. and accommodation at the hotel or hostel of your choice.
Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 6:45p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.
• Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
• Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek).
• English speaking professional and official tourist guide
• Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and REI 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested.
• Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
• Inside the tents: Sleeping pad or matrasses, pillow and extra blanket
• Entrance fee: Ticket to Machupicchu
• Accommodation: 2 nights in tent and 1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes
• Cargo Mules: to carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
• Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
• person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag)
• Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
• Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
• Meals description: Pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude
• Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.
• Tea time: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
• Daily snacks - Days 1, 2 and 3: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.
• One sleeping pad per person
• Hotel: 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
• Safety staff: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Train tickets: From Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes (day 3) / From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service- day 4)
• Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
• Transport: Collective Bus from la playa to Santa Teresa or Hydroelectric
• 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
• Personal trekking gear.
• Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
• Walking Sticks
• Sleeping bags (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC- comfort (0ºF), mummy form They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
• One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips, can also be hired in our office for US$20.
• One pillow per person
• Well worn-in waterproof walking boots: Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight.
• Waterproof clothing: A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased easily for approximately USD 2.
• A plastic bag to keep clean and dry your staff in your bag pack and duffle bag.
• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
• Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
• Light wear (t-shirt, short pants) to hike on the jungle
• Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions) near please to charge the battery with electricity is the 3er day afternoon on the camp site.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
• Sun block
• Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
• Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
• Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
• Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
• Small towel
• Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in AGUAS CALIENTES)
• Cash in soles
• Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)
• Original Passports
• Salkantay Trek Map(Will be provide in the briefing day)
• Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
We can hire the following to you:
• Extra mule to carry YOUR things IF you are considering to bring more than 7 kilos of personal belongings such as (photography equipment; or YOU just want to walk without anything) for 3 days PRICE: S/. 120 SOLES
• Extra riding mule and muleteer to lead it for 3 days. PRICE: USD S/. 150 SOLES
• Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10deg PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
• Walking stick lightweight aluminum - Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes. PRICE: USD 15 DOLLARS
• Single tent supplement (if you don’t want to share a tent) PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
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