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Mount Salkantay (or
Nevado Salkantay / Salcantay) is one of the most iconic mountains in the Cusco
region and the highest mountain on the Vilcabamba Mountain range.
Salkantay Day 1:
Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa
We pick you up from
your hotel Between 4:30 a.m to 5:00am to drive for about 2 hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast. Then we keep
driving 1 hour to Challacancha where start our Salkantay trek. As soon as we
are at Challacancha while you get ready to walk. The cook and the horseman will
pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first
3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Soraypampa where we will have lunch
with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay;
4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! After Lunch We
will begin our Hike up to Humantay Lake, and hen back to Soraypampa our first
Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite
of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped
– mountain of Cusco.
1ST DAY: Total
distance: 15 km (aprox.)
time: 7- 8 hours
point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
3,800 m (aprox.)
Salkantay Day 2:
Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay – Loreta La playa coffee camp
After having our
Salkantay Trek early breakfast we start walking about 6:00 am, because this day
will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of
the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay
on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2
snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud
forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after
lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach Chaullay Where we take our Local
transportation for 1 hour to Get our La Playa Loreta Coffe Campsite. The Reason
we stay at this campsite is because the next day we will climb up to a mountain
where you will find one of the most beautiful inca trail site which is known as
Llactapata. You will also see Machu Picchu City from this point.
2ND DAY: Total
distance: 19 km (aprox.)
time: 8 – 9 hours
point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
2,750 m (aprox.)
Salkantay Day 3:
Loreta La playa – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
We will have
breakfast at 6:00am and leave our camping spot of La Playa Loreta. We walk up
on a original Inca Trail to Llactapata site where you will get a chance to see
Machupicchu far away (one of the most beautiful place to see Machupicchu) then
We continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana etc.
until we reach the hydroelectric station for Lunch. And after the lunch we keep
walking about two and half hours till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we
will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of
the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after
finishing the Salkantay Trek.
Please note: (For
those who dont want to hike via this trail. There is a chance to take a bus to
Santa Teresa and do an adventure sport of zip lining and Canopy and then
transfered to hydroelectric station for Lunch and meet the group.) This has an
extra Price of US$40 per person.
3RD DAY: Total
distance: 15 km (aprox.)
time: 7 – 8 hours
point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)
Salkantay Day 4:
Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco!!!
important day! We wake up early morning about 4am to then to 4:30 to have the
breakfast and Start to walk up to Machupicchu which takes 1 and half hours up to
machupicchu. But there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves
5:30am to Machupicchu. (it takes 25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the
magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours)
is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by
yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu
(2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying
machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to
ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
4TH DAY: Total
distance: 6 km (aprox.)
time: 1- 2 hour
point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
need to bring on Salkantay Trek:
automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of
the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold,
especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack,
whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
things you must bring:
Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of
copies of the one that you have used to purchase the inca trail permit.
insurance is essential (and some copies)
tickets (and some copies)
US$ cash and
Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
visas or vaccination certificates required
batteries and adapters
and swim wear
2 pairs of
2 pairs of
long trousers *zipp off
hiking pants/track pants
boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
(for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in cusco.
(head light recommended)
silk liner (for sleeping bags)
mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
(it can be hired form us) we have goose down or syntetic sleeping bag
tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine,
Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder,
extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
Salkantay Trek Includes:
Pivate Tourist Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha.
Pick up from your hotel by your guide.
Professional bilingual Tour guide English/Spanish.
Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3
snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style. Plenty of food you will
never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to
taste all from Peru. All these meals are prepared by our cook and his
Professional Cook/Cheff: all our fresh vegetables are washed in iodine
water prior to serving. Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost!
All dietary requirements from vegans, lacto-allergies and general dislikes can
be catered for so long as prior warning is given when booking the trip
Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour)
including hot drinks such us mate de coca and locally grown coffe)
Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
First Aid Kit
01 Oxygen tank
Porters/Horseman, Horses (to carry All Food, Camping Equipment and 7
kilos of passengers belongings) We Never overload our Horses (well Animal
1st Night Private Campsite: 01 Night in Green Eco SKY DOME at Soraypampa
2nd Night Private Campsite: 01 Night in Green SKY DOME at La Playa
Loreta Coffe Camp
PLEASE NOTE: The DOME 6 Meters diameter has Confortable Beds, Blankets,
Pilows Private Shower, Bathroom (Acomodation is upon request) (Twin Bed room, 3
beds room, 04 beds room) and our domes use Solar Energy and Solar Water heater
is base don weather. And we only use biodeagradable things and we Support
Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical Tourism.
3rd Night Private Hotel: 01 Night in Aguas Calientes (Twin Bed room, 3
beds room, 04 beds room)
Tourist Expedition return train to ollantaytambo
Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and dropp off at the hotel.
Duffel bag for personal belongings (We will provide you this duffel bag
at the briefing time)
Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or
Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and
your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for
the 1st day only.
Free “I survived” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who
successfully complete the trek!!!)
Salkantay Trek Doesnt Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)
Meals: Breakfast on Day 1 and Lunch on Day 4
Salkantay Entrance Fee (20 soles)
To book, we need you to send us a non-refundable deposit of US$200 as well as all your personal information
Meeting Point: hotel