4 Days Salkantay Trek
02 of you are opening up a new departure date (4 days salkantay trek), we only need 2 people for a semi-private tour, daily departures. Over 3 people get a special pricing of $400.00 per person. All these services includes a FREE airport picking you up.
- If there are not more people for this fixed date (4 days salkantay trek), you would be departuring like a private group (without adding extra costs). We guaranteed of your departure.
- If you are short on time you may want to choose 1 +/-days for with the eventual goal of completing the entire Salkantay reaching to Machu Picchu.
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Standard Semi-Private Service: This is our most popular trek and offers to visitors the most economical method to trek the 4 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. You will be joining a group of other trekkers like you coming from overseas, a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Sayllpata – Soraypampa
We will leave Cusco approximately at 5:30a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata where we will arrive approximately at 7:30 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local restaurant. We will continue our journey to Sayapata, our trek starting point. We will meet with our support staff, who will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our hike toward Soraypampa. During the hike we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow. Around 1:00p.m. we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake, a marvelous lake in the mountains, (3 hours hike) and we will come back to our campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay
After a good breakfast we prepare ourselves to undertake the long and hardest stretch of the trip, leaving at 7am. We cross all the denominated Salkantay Pampas site from where we`ll go towards the left side of the snow-capped mountain Umantay which is next to the snowed one Salkantay. About 12pm we will be in the highest point (step Salkantay Umanata to 4500 a.s.l.). From this place we observe the snowed ones and glaciers of the Salkantay. Besides we`ll appreciate the stunning view of the falling snow ( avalancha). After one hour of having reduced the trek rythm, we have the lunch. Later we restart the trek until the place denominated Huayrac we`ll set up our second campsite.
Day 03 : Chawllay – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
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. Salcantay pass river crossing, 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 the hydroelectric. At 3:20p.m., we will be hiking 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.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
We wake up early and hiking to Machupicchu where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb up the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (please note that there are only 400 visitors allowed per day), or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall.
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