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Salkantay trek 3 Days
Salkantay Trekking 3 Days
3-Day Salkantay Trek
Salkantay Trekking 3 Days

Salkantay Trek 3 Days to Machu Picchu

Description

Salkantay trek 3 Days is not so popular for many people to register and make a group. But to make the prices reasonable, we make this tour more exciting so you can make the trip without any problem and you can start the journey the day you want.

Machu Picchu Reservations has daily departures for the Salkantay Trail 3 Days. We always have a group in each camping place that three days hikers may join to the group at the first camp to continue the journey as a group, of course, he will have all the support staff like guides, cooks. And the corresponding meals to do this trek successfully at a reasonable price.

It is two days hiking in the mountains on the last day you will visit Machu Picchu. In the afternoon you return to Cusco.

The Salkantay trek 3 Days will take you to Machu Picchu in 3 days to see the best of the whole Salkantay trail which is to reach the highest point called Abra Salkantay 4630 m / 15226 ft.

You will enjoy the beauty of the mountains and appreciate the variations of the landscape in this hike you see beautiful landscapes such glaciers, rivers, lagoons, jungle valleys, and much more.

Tour starts in Cusco ends in Cusco as well. It will shorten some distances by car, and the walking distance is a little longer but nothing challenging for those who are well-prepared mentally.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic views of the Salkantay Trail.
  • Visit the Salkantay lake.
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the Andes.
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Inca religión
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  • Trek with expert and knowledgeable tour professional guides.
  • Sleep under the authentic Andean Inca huts our exclusive campsites
from $ 239.00
3 DAYS
Trip Style:
Hiking
Dificulty Level:
Demanding
Group Size:
10
Total Hiking Distance:
50 KM
Meals:
3 B, 2 D, 2 L
Departures:
Daily Departures
Trip Starts in:
Cusco at your hotel
Places to Visit:
Cusco, Soraypampa, Salkantay mount, Santa Teresa, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

TRIP ITINERARY

Early start in your hotel in Cusco. We pick you at 2:00 am in morning to transfer you to Soraypampa.

It is going to be about 3 hours by car to Soraypampa which is the place where you start the hike.

Once in Soraypampa, You will join the Salkantay group for breakfast then you get ready for the 20 kilometers hike. Around 6:30 am you start hiking to the highest point of the whole Salkantay trail 4630 m.

After 3 hours hike you reach the top to celebrate and enjoy beautiful views of the Salkantay mountain once at the top you have the chance to make an offering for the APUS (Andean gods).

We start hiking downhill to get 2900 m / 9510 ml in todo 15 km downhill hiking. You are going to do it in two sections. The first section will be from the top to the lunch point which takes 2 hours approximately and then after lunch 3 hours more to the second camp called Chawllay.

On the way you are going appreciate the Fascinating type of landscapes such glacier mountains, lagoons, rocky mountains, grassy hills, by the time that you will be close to the camp you are going to be in the jungle area.

Once at the camp time to relaxing if you like you can enjoy cold beers while the cooks make the te time and the delicious dinner.

On the second day, you will already be in the jungle area. We wake you up around 6:00 am with a cup of coca tea, then we provide you with a delicious breakfast.

Around 7:00 am you start the hike to la playa Sahuayaco for 5 hours approximately along the Santa Teresa Valley which is formed by the Salkantay River.

Along the valley, you have the chance to see plantations such a coffee, bananas, avocados, Coca, passion fruit, and much more.

After five hours of hiking, you will arrive at La Playa Sahuayaco, from where you will take local transportation for one hour to Santa Teresa, where you stop to have lunch then you continue by car 45 more minutes to Hidrolectrica then walking 3 more hours along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes town on the flat trail.

Then we take you to the hotel for showering and relaxing, in the evening around 7:00 pm we organized a dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes after we go to sleep.

On the last day of the tour, you are going to visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to Machu Picchu main entrance.

After you grab your pack breakfast you start walking to Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets.

After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas.

After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance.

After your 3-Day Salkantay Trek, We offer you two options to go back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.

  • TRAIN OPTION:

You can visit Machu Picchu for a longer time and have enough time if you are planning to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, which require a minimum of 3 hours approximately.

After visiting the area of Machu Picchu for 7 to 8 hours, you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take a train at 18:20 to Ollantambo for 1.5 hours then by car to Cusco for 2 hours more to arrive in Cusco around 10:30 pm

  • CAR OPTION:

You arrive at Machu Picchu around 6:00 am for the guided tour for 2.5 hours then you have free time to explore the site on your own.

If you take this option, and you are thinking to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN is possible but will be too very tight and rush because you need to leave Machu Picchu at 11:30 to walk back to Hydroelectric for 3 hours in order to be in Hidrolectrica at 2:30 pm to take a car for 6 hours back Cusco.

If you are considering doing this option and doing one of the mountains, we recommend you stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and return the 6th day to Cusco by car.

Inclusions

Included

  • Salkantay trek briefing at 7:00 pm a day before of the departure at Machu Picchu Reservations office
  • A duffle bag to pack 7 kilos of your belonging that will be carried by horses during the trek
  • English/Spanish speaking professional tour guides
  • Professional chef and cooking equipment
  • Horses for carrying up to 7 Kilos of personal luggage and other required equipment
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private transportation to head of Salkantay trail
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 night of camping
  • 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Mountain Sky Huts with Thick Mattresses, glass door, Night Lighting, and Panoramic for the first
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick)
  • Pillows at the first camp
  • Transportation from La Playa to Hidroelectrica
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu
  • Return journey from Aguas Calientes to Cusco BY TRAIN or BY CAR depending on your choice
  • Vegetarian/Vegan options available on request with no additional charges
  • First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies

Not Included

  • Entrance to Humantay lake charged by the local government of Mollepata = 20 soles
  • Sleeping Bags – If you do not have one you can rent from us for $15 USD for the whole trek
  • The entrance fee and transportation to the hot springs of Santa Teresa (20 to 25 soles)
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips

PRICING

Prices: Salkantay trek 3 Days – Group service – VERSION 2022 

We have two prices For the Salkantay trek 3D-2N. The cost depends. How you WANT to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.

Salkantay trek 3 Days Return by car:

Student: 239 USA Dollars
Adult: 259 USA Dollars

Salkantay Trekking 3 Days return by Train:

Student: 299 USA Dollars
Adult: 319 USA Dollars

ADDITIONAL OPTION THAT YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR SALKANTAY TRIP
  • HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: USD 20 dollars (check availability) https://machupicchu.gob.pe/
  • MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA: USD 20 dollars (check avaliability) https://machupicchu.gob.pe/
  • SLEEPING BAG FOR THE WHOLE TREK: USD 10 dollars
  • TREKKING POLES USD 10 dollars, one pair for the whole trek
  • UPGRADE to Vistadome – Panoramic train. USD 35 dollars (If you decided to return by train you can upgrade to VISTA DOME TRAIN)

STUDENT PRICE:

To have a student discount you have to comply with the following rules of the Peruvian government since we get the discount at the time of buying the Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government. The Peruvian Government has 02 rates for foreigners that are ADULT / STUDENT.

TO ACCESS THE STUDENT RATE YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • The student card must be an original student ID given from the university in PVC material. It must have been printed on the card
  • University Information
  • Student name
  • It must be a valid expiration date /  valid only for one year if you visit Machu Picchu in 2022 the expiration date must be 2022 or 2023 If is more that this is not Valid
  • Discount for students, not more than 25 years old
  • ISIC cards are not valid for the discount 

If you meet these requirements, send us a photo of your student ID to this email at the time that you are booking the tour to buy tour Machu Picchu tickets as a student: machupícchureservations@gmail.com

If you do not meet the requirements, it is better to buy the tour as an adult because if you buy your Machu Picchu tickets with the student rate without meeting the requirements, they will not let you enter the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for not meeting the requirements. that the Peruvian government requires since Machu Picchu is administered by the Peruvian government.

 

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT TO PACK

Packing list Salkantay Trekking 3 Days

  • A backpack to carry water, some snacks, a camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket, rain gear, etc. We recommend bringing a backpack of 25 – 30 liters, but if you like to can bring a daypack or any size of the backpack as long as you feel comfortable with it.
  • Sleeping bag at least minus 5 cº. If you doN’T have one, you can rent from us for USD 10 dollars for the whole trek.
  • Trekking Poles – We recommend for people with problems of knees, ankle, or you are used to using hiking poles. If you do NOT have one, you can rent a pair of trekking poles for  USD 10 dollars from us.
  • Original Passports
  • Wool hat or beanie
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • 2 – 3 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
  • layers (sweater, fleece)
  • 1 – 2 pairs of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
  • Hiking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
  • Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
  • A small headlamp
  • A small towel
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothbrush and other personal toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Sandals / Flip flops
  • Waterbottle
  • Swimwear
  • If you have thermal clothing you can take them which is not that important, you will use them at least for the first night which is at 4000m
  • Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc
  • Extra Cash in Soles

IMPORTANT: Remember that we will provide you with a duffle bag on the briefing day which you can use to pack 7 kilos of your personal belongings that you will take to the trek which are going to be carried by horse during the entire trek. It means that you will do the trek carrying your small backpack with things you need for the day hike and you will have access to the duffle bag at each camping place.

Type Persons Price per person Total US $
Adults 1 $ $ 8911.00
TOTAL $
Deposit (%) $ 0.00
PayPal Commission (6%) $ 0.00
Deposit Amount $ 0.00
HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN (+20) x 0 $ 0.00
MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA (+20) x 0 $ 0.00
SLEEPING BAG FOR THE WHOLE TREK (+10) x 0 $ 0.00
TREKKING POLES 01 PAIR (+10) x 0 $ 0.00
STUDENT DISCOUNT (-20) x 0 $ 0.00
UPGRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN (+35) x 0 $ 0.00
Balance $ 0.00

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