5 Days Salkantay Trek
02 of you are opening up a new departure date (5 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 (5 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 5 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.
At 5:00 a.m. we begin our trip going through the valley of the River Apurimac. The road is paved until Limatambo, and from there is not paved. We travel for one hour driving up to Mollepata, and from that point we begin to hike. The hike lasts 5 hours walking through the valley of Rio Blanco which contains the thawed ice coming from the snowy peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. We camp in a place named Soraypampa.
This day we ascend to Humantay doing 7 large switchbacks, and a 45 minute walk afterwards. From this point you can see the valley of Santa Teresa as well as the peaks of mountains and their lakes. We begin to descend down the valley to a place called Challhuay where we camp.
Continuing the trail to the valley below we arrive at Santa Teresa, which is a small tropical village located on the banks of the River Vilcanota. This town was hit by a disastrous mudslide caused by El Niño in 1998. As a result the train line between Cusco and Quillabamba was destroyed. We will stay in Santa Teresa in a camp. Surrounding Santa Teresa you will find fruit farms, which have an abundance of oranges, plantains and other kinds of fruit and where we camp.
Santa Teresa-Aguas Calientes
This day we will walk through the valley of the River Vilcanota to the hydroelectric plant of Machupicchu on the old train line. The hike will take about 4 hours from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes. There we will take you to a two star hotel, very clean and enjoyable. In the night we will visit the thermal waters(is optional) of Aguas Calientes.
Early in the morning we will begin our trip to Machupicchu. We will hiking for 45min to 1 hours aproximatly then you will have 2 hours with your guide and he will explain you about Machupicchu, after that you are free for walking around Machupicchu, Afterwards you will return to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we will return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you have a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
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