Salkantay 5D/4N Classic

Locations Visited
Salkantay

Trip Style
Trekking Tours

Length
5 Days | 4 Nights

Frequency
Everyday

Group
Semi-Private

Physical Grading
4

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 $450.00 per person. Salkantay Trek tour includes a FREE pick you up from airport to your downtown hotel

  • 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 Trek to Machu Picchu.

5 DAYS SALKANTAY TREK , JOIN OUR SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR, TRY US.

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.

Cusco-Mollepata(2985m)-Soraypampa(4200m)

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.

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Soraypampa-Paso Humantay(4800m)-Challhuay(3900m)

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.

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Calhuay-Santa Teresa(1600m)

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.

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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.

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Aguas Calientes-Cusco

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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Reasons to Choose Saywas Expeditions as your travel operator on the route of 5 Days Salkantay Trek:

  • We are Operators 100% local people in the city of Cusco.
  • We open groups from 2 people, 6 people average and 10ppl Maximum.
  • Delicious Food, Abudant Food with Buffet style
  • We do not send our passengers to another agency for their operation.
  • Camping Equipment of High Mountain, 4 seasons very comfortable.
  • Our Guides are Accredited by the Culture Ministry and Dircetur, We do not hire guides without license.
  • We offer the best price in Cusco, A Quality service to the best price and service. ¡¡Travel as Semi-Private Service.!!

Included – Salkantay Trek 5 Days

  • Ride from the hotel to the bus terminal.
  • Trekking Guide.
  • Cook, cooking utensils.
  • Entrance to Machupicchu.
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners (vegetarian options are included).
  • Animals to carry the camping equipment and luggage of passengers.
  • Tents: cooking, dining and bathroom.
  • First Aid Kit, with included bottle of oxygen.
  • Double tents, and sleeping pads.
  • Return ticket train to Aguas Calientes from Ollantaytambo.

Doesn´t include – Salkantay Trek 5 Days

  • Fist breakfast.
  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Bus ticket from A. Calientes to Machupicchu and return.
  • Water, flashlight, thermal underwear, raingear, and sun block.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Personal medications.

What you need to take – Salkantay Trek 5 Days

  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets.
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for 5 days.
  • Rain jacket (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Flashlight and batteries. / Camera, films and batteries. / Strong footwear.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to visit the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and US.

Optional: items to take – Salkantay Trek 5 Days

  • walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold.
  • Insect repellent, toilet paper, small towel & sun block.
  • Short pants
  • Plaster and bandage

All departures 100% guaranteed and we departure with 02 people minimun for the 5 days salkantay trek

**January 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
**February 2018: Upon Request (Private service only)
**March 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**April 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**May 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**June 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**July 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**August 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**September 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**October 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**November 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**December 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**January 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

Your original passport must be shown at the entrance of Machu Picchu and if you wish you can have it stamped at the end of the trek)

US$ 290  SUPER COMBO for students: Free pick up from the airport to a downtown hotel + SALKANTAY TREK to Machu Picchu, if you are anxious about going to the majestic Machu Picchu through the SALKANTAY, we are committed to offering a large group for you.

I) Daily departures
II) Guaranteed Service 
III) Inquire about our reservation policies

 

 Important Note:

  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-Expedition (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Saywas Expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco.
  • Most people 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.

Saywas Expeditions – “The best local tour operator” – Will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chef, and the unstoppable horseman, as well as the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, thermarest mattresses.

Departures 100% guaranteed!!

Do I need to book it in advance? 5 Days Salkantay Trek  to Machu Picchu has departures guaranteed, but train tickets and entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain are subjet to availability. For that reason, weHIGHLY recommend booking it in advance to ensure you receive exactly what you want!

PLEASE NOTE: May, June and July are peak months of a HIGH TOURIST SEASON in Cusco. It means that train tickets ARE SELL OUT QUICKLY!! Please be aware that the trek leaves daily; however, return train tickets may not be available, if you like to book on last moment. To avoid this inconvenience, please book it several weeks in advance!

Available Discounts:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more

Upgrades And Additional Things To Hire and Rent:

  • Extra Horse to Carry extra things/40kg- US$100
  • Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$100 Day 1 & 2 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$20 (2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
  • For Machu Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional US$20 and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Machu Picchu Mountain as well
  • Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom (This is in case you need to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town)
  • Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles – US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train (And inclues and Private Transfer From Ollantaytambo to Cusco as well) US$60

We would be pleased to arrange additional free days to your tour, if you so desire, in order to give you more time to explore things, or places that may be of particular interest to you.

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