Classic Salkantay Trek 5 Days
Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the most popular and most wanted trekking in Peru; which is bordering the southwest of the National park of Machu Picchu. The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu takes you through the base of the massive snow mountain of Salkantay and through the pristine forest until the sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The trail leads you through the typical villages and colorful forests. If the trekkers want to explore the beautiful natural and important cultural aspects of the Incas; this trek is very suitable for them.
One of the prominent features of this trek is that trekkers always get opportunity to see the beautiful mountains such as Salkantay (6,271m) and Umantay (6, 157m). Moreover trekking route goes through the high Andean forest which beauty wins the eye and heart of every trekker and adds insurmountable pleasure during their journey. Romantic picture of beautiful landscapes, typical Peruvian settlements, pristine rivers, artistic waterfalls, hidden valleys and different kinds of rare and non-rare wild life are the additional attraction of Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.
The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is equally important from the cultural perspective because trekking route passes the several villages that still follow their own culture and traditions also mysterious Inca ruins; so trekkers can know and experience the unique culture of these lacal people and the Incas culture. Houses and life style of the locals give the glimpse how rich they are in terms of their culture and tradition.
The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu starts from the zone of Markucasa after 30 minutes bus drive from Mollepata village. You will reach to the iconic Machu Picchu after completing the most pleasing journey of beautiful places and typical villages and misterius Inca settlements. Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offers the unparalleled mountain scenery. After enjoying in Machu Picchu you will return via Urubamba Canyon to by train to Cusco.
CLASSIC SALKANTAY TREK ITINERARY
DAY 1: Cusco Markucasa – Suyroccocha
At 6:30 we pick you up from your hotel and head to Sayllapata; we commence the trek up to Salkantay pampa where lunch will be served and after the lunch we climb up to Suysuccocha camp.
DAY 2: Suyroccocha – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay
We commence at 7:30 and cross over the Salkantay Pass (4,600m), then decent to Chullay camp.
DAY 3: Chullay – Playa Sawayaco
Trek through the cloud forest observing stunning flora and fauna, we also will pass small countryside communities.
DAY 4: Playa Sawayaco – Aguas Calientes
We trek for 6-7 hours to arive to Aguas Calientes town and have acomodation in the hotel.
DAY 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Full-day can be explore the stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train to return to Cusco.
The Price includes.
Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. Meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Markucasa (starting point of the trek).
Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service at 18:20 hrs)
Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco on the last day
Bus: Up and down from the town of Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu.
Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide
Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field
Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
Entrance fees: For Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu.
Air mattress or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
Accommodation: 3 nights camping and 1 night accommodation in 3-stars hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes included Breakfast. Double or triple occupancy rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (6 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.
Horeses: To carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (6 kilos).
Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.
Tea time. Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
Daily snacks – Days 1, 2,3 and 4 Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.
1 Pillow per person
Medical kit: Our crew brings the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
Breakfast on the first day; you can have in your hotel in Cusco or in the village of Mollepata
Last DayLunch and Dinner in the town of Aguas Calientes
Huayna Picchu Entrance: it cost additional US$ 30 per person
Option: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, you have the option to take the train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, cost: $28.00BOOK NOW