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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek Package 8 Days

The Salkantay Trek Package allows you to explore the city of Cusco, the sacred valley of the Incas, hike the Salkantay trail and explore the Iconic Machupicchu. It is escorted tour where your enjoyment and comfort is our priority.

Salkantay Trek Package is one of the most well-known adventure trips to Machu Picchu, because it brings you through the picturesque mountain range of Vilcabamba. The Salkantay Trek Package comprises hiking on route that traverses a variety of terrain; where one can explore the rich cultural and natural diversity of the region. The tour package offers amazing view of the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisaq and Ollantaytambo; also the mountains of Umantay and Salkantay. In addition the trip brings you to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and.

Our Trekking Package allows a gentler acclimatization process as it takes you to visit the city of Cusco where you’ll spend a day and other day in the sacred valley; the trip traverses the variety of landscapes from high Andean valley jungle to high alpine, arid peaks passing through hospitable villages through the world’s deepest gorge.

Salkantay Trek Package
The Salkantay Trek Package is considered among the 20 best treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW FOR SALKANTAY TREK PACKAGE

TIMING: 8 days and 7 nights.
STARTING & ENDING POINT: Cusco airport
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service. Min. 2 People
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT: Bus, trekking and train.
DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.

DESCRIPTION

The trip named “Salkantay Trek Package” begins once you arrive to the city of Cusco, where you’ll explore the Inca and colonial buildings; then travel by bus through the sacred valley of the Incas and visit the Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. This two days will help you adequately  in your acclimatization process. The tour continues walking in the Andes from the village of Mollepata to Machu Picchu; and explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

This trekking route isn’t just perfect for the dramatic views of lofty mountains, but is also the best in terms of the diversity in climate (Tropic-1,500m to Arctic-6,271m), altitude (deepest gorge to the high pass – 4,600m), landscape (tropical forest featuring rare species of plants and animals, terminal moraine, snow line and barren land), trail (steep, narrow, icy, windy and dusty). It is a trek opened to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (at least for now) connecting the town of Cusco with the town of Mollepata and Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES AT SALKANTAY TREK PACKAGE

  • Visit the City of Cusco
  • Guided Sacred Valley tour (Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros)
  • Escorted trekking to Machupicchu
  • Explore the Inca ruins along the trail
  • Guided Machu Picchu Tour
  • Free time within Machu Picchu

SHORT ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco:

First of all, arrival to Cusco at any time; So, our staff will be waiting for you in the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas:

A full-day tour includes visiting the market in Pisac and tour at the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3-6: Trekking to Machupicchu:

Transfer to the head of the trail and start the 4-day Trek to Machupicchu. Stunning views of Salkantay Mountain, Humantay Mountain among others. Nights are spent camping under the stars. Spectacular mountain scenery and breathtaking views as the trek descends from the heights of the Andes to the lush of subtropics.

DAY 7: Explore Machu Picchu:

Enjoy two-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional climb up of Huyana Picchu Mountain or Visit to the Inca Bridge or the Sungate. Finally, we’ll return to Cusco.

DAY: 8 Departure from Cusco:

Departure from Cusco at any time. we’ll transfer you to the airport.

DETAILED ITINERARY

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SALKANTAY TREK PACKAGE?

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco:

The trip begins once you arrive to Cusco airport at any time, you will be welcomed in and transferred to your hotel, rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 m / 11155ft; Explore the city walking slowly.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas:

The Sacred Valley Tour starts at 07:30 a.m, we’ll travel from Cusco past the Inca ruins of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay over the mountains toward the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas considered the main entrance for Machu Picchu. Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its products. We will visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

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The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will visit also the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins that are known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chinchero, arriving to Cusco at about 06:30-07:00 p.m. Accommodation in the hotel in Cusco.

DAYS 3-6: Trekking to Machu Picchu:

At 05:30 a.m, we’ll leave Cusco toward the village of Mollepata here we’ll start the Trek accompanied by our support staff; the trek will take us by spectacular views of the majestic Salkantay Peak also through other snow mountains.

The first day, we will camp at Soraypampa; on the second day we will see the scenery change from dry mountain landscapes to more tropical surroundings. On second day, we will ascend to 4,600 m / 15091ft above sea level (Salkantay Pass). From here the views are spectacular towards the mountains of Umantay, Chullunco and Salkantay. Descending from the pass, we will camp at Chullay.

Next day, we’ll continue through tropical forest and camp at “Playa Sawayaco”; maybe the most beautiful village of the trek. Finally, the trek takes us into the tropical surroundings and to the town of Hydroelectric from where we continue the trek by the railway to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel and be ready for Machu Picchu the next day.K

TREKKING DISTANCES

DAY 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Sayllapata – Suyroccocha
  • Included Meals: L-D
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,000 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,850 masl
  • Distance Travelled: 12km approx
DAY 2: Suyroccocha – Chaullay
  • Included Meals: B-L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,600 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,920 masl
  • Distance Travelled: 16 km
DAY 3: Chaullay – “Playa Sawayaco”
  • Included Meals: B-L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,920 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,350 masl
  • Distance Travelled: 16 km
DAY 4: Playa Sawayaco – “Hidroelectrica” – “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Included Meals: B-L-D
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,700 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,000 masl
  • Distance Travelled: 12km approx.

DAY 7: Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco

After an early breakfast in the hotel, we’ll take the bus and take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light. This is the best time to view the “Lost City of the Incas”. You will have a 2 – 3 hour-tour where we’ll visit the most important sites like: the Agricultural site, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Mother Earth, the quarry of Machu Picchu, and the Temple of the Andean cosmology, the Sundial and other interesting places. In the afternoon, we’ll return by train to Ollantaytambo and then you’ll be transferred by van to Cusco.

DAY: 8 Departure from Cusco

Departure from Cusco at any time. We’ll tranfer you from the hotel to the airport

PRICE INFO

PRICE FOR SALKANTAY TREK PACKAGE

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class  US$ 750
 Vistadome class  US$ 780
 Hiram Bimgham class  

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$40 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$40

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120

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 Salkantay Trek Package

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Salkantay Trek Package

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THE SALKANTAY TREK PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Transportation: All scheduled transportation bus and train
  • Camping equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for guides and helpers, kitchen gears.
  • Accommodation: Rooms Based on double occupancy: 04 hotel’s accommodation nights in Cusco and 3 camping nights.
  • Entrance fee: to Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts ;4 hot lunches; 4 hot dinners and delicious meals prepared by professional chef food includes 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. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option if you request; we provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guides: English-speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people
  • Cook: Professional Chef and Chef’s Assistant.
  • Horses: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6kg per person) in duffel bags that we provide; Muleteers.
  • Others: First-aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Breakfast: On the first morning. Some hotels offer early morning breakfast service. If not, we’ll stop at Mollepata for your breakfast and also you can buy some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day you must consider a bugged of US$ 15 to 20 in average restaurant.
  • Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.
  • Tips for the staff.

LOCATION

 

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek