Cusco: Salkantay Trek 4 Days 3 Nights with return by train

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This tour is full of adventure, we will hike observing the incredible scenery along the way. We will visit Humantay lagoon, pass through Salkantay, Santa Teresa and finally Machupicchu.

Highlights

  • Take hikes with incredible views
  • Admire the flora and fauna
  • Explore beautiful attractions along the way

Description

Day 1: Cusco - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake -Salkantay pass We start with hotel pick up and at 5:45 we head to Mollepata for 2 hours where we will have breakfast. Then we continue by car 1 hour more to Soraypampa where we will meet the riders and the horse that will carry all the luggage, food and the 7 kilos of each hiker's belongings. We start the hike uphill to Humantay Lake for 2 hours. Then we start to descend for 2 hours to the Soraypampa and continue at salkantay pass camp Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch, basically you have free time to explore the area or you can rest. Day 2: Salkantay Pass - Wuayracmachay - Chaullay The second day of the trek is the most difficult because it takes you up to 4630 m and 20 km of walking. The cooks will wake you up around 5:00 a.m. with a cup of hot coca tea, then you will have time to repack and prepare for the nutritious breakfast that is served around 5:45 a.m. Then we start hiking to the highest point of the Salkantay trail for about 3 hours. At the place the guide will teach you about the gods of the mountain and you will also be part of the small Andean ritual for the Apus, the gods of the mountain. Then start walking for 2 hours to the lunch place. Then continue down for 3 hours to the second camp, which is Chaullay right at the beginning of the Peruvian Amazon area. Day 3: Chaullay - Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes We wake you up around 6:00 a.m. with a cup of coca tea, then we offer you a delicious breakfast. Around 7:00 a.m., you will start the hike to Sahuayaco beach for 5 hours approximately, you will arrive to Sahuayaco beach, from where you will take the local transportation for one hour to Santa Teresa, where you will have lunch, then you will continue by car for 45 minutes more to Hidroeléctrica and then you will walk 3 hours by train tracks to Aguas Calientes where you will rest. Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco After breakfast, you will start walking to the checkpoint of the Ruins Bridge for 30 minutes, which is open at 5:00 a.m., where you must show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After passing the first checkpoint, you will climb all the stairs for one hour to the main gate of Machu Picchu to be there around 6:00 a.m. At Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours, You must return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu and we offer you 2 options to return to Cusco, you can do the train or bus option. Note: Service is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rains, floods, floods, etc.), strikes and/or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary. Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated above, does not apply refund. If you do not attend the day of the service, it is considered as 'Done' without any claim, postponement or refund.

Includes

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Briefing prior to departure from Salkantay, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 p.m. in the office the day before. Duffel bag to prepare 5 kilos of your belongings carried by horses. Professional English / Spanish speaking guide. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Transportation to the Salkantay trail head. 2 night camping 1 night hostel in Aguas Calientes 3 breakfasts 3 lunches 3 dinners Cooks Cooking equipment. Return train, depending on time of entry Vegetarian food is available upon request at no extra charge. First aid kit. Oxygen bottle for emergencies.

Important Information

  • Before starting the tour you can drink coca tea. You can bring snacks or dried fruits for the tour.

Easy cancellation

This activity is non-refundable

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