TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01: :

CUSCO – HUMANTAY LAKE – QUISWARNIYOC PRIVATE CAMP

After picking up everyone from their respective places or hotel, we left Cusco around 5:45 am to the town of Mollepata by car for 2 hours.

Once in Mollepata, we stop to have a delicious breakfast also you pay an entrance fee of 10 soles to the local municipality. Then we continue by car 1 hour more to Soraypampa where we will meet with the muleteers and horse who will take all the luggage, food and the 7 kilos of personal belongings of each hiker, which is going, given to them in the duffle bags. We start the uphill hike to Humantay lake for 2 hours, When you arrive at the lagoon you will have enough time to explore, photograph the place and the guide will explain all the meaning of the Humantay lagoon.

After a couple of hours in the lake, we start going down to Quiswarniyoc exclusive camp for 2 hours to have a healthful lunch. After lunch, you have free time to explore the beautiful area also if you like more hiking you can go up to Mirador of Salkantay for the panoramic view of the entire region.

If you are tired, you can rest in the MOUNTAIN SKY HUST, which are the cabins with glass door, inside there is pillows, sleeping pad and the illumination for the night. QUISWARNIYOC PRIVATE CAMP: It is an exclusive camp located at 4000 m. A unique camp has places for short hiking, overlooking the mountains and has waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains. There are many llamas at the camp that you can take pictures of them while you explore de area.

The second day of the trek is a little hard because it takes you up to the top of the highest point of the whole Salkantay trail to enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains and also you will visit Salkantay Lake.

The cooks will wake you up around 5:00 am with a cup of hot coca tea then you have time to repack and get ready for the nutritious breakfast, which serves, around 5:45 am. After is time to start hiking up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail, which is 4630 m that takes from 3 to 4 hours all uphill hike with a regular and slow pace.

Once you are at the highest point, you have time to enjoy the mountains, to take pictures and the guide will teach you about the mountain gods you will be part of the small Andean ritual for the Apus the mountain gods.

Then you walk back to Soraypampa for 2.5 hours downhill where you will have a delicious lunch. Afterward, you will take the car from Soraypampa to Ollantaytambo for around 4 hours once in Ollantaytambo you will sleep in the hotel, once there you will have time for showering then in the evening dinner then if you like you can explore a little bit of Ollantaytambo.

We pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Ollantaytambo around 9:00 am to go by car to Hydroelectric after 5 hours car ride we stop in Santa Teresa to have a delicious lunch in the local restaurants.

After lunch, we continue by car one more hour to Hydroelectric where the end of the car road is and starts the train tracks to Aguas Calientes.

Time to get ready for 3 hours flat hike to the base town of Machu Picchu. Once in the city, we take you to the hostel for showering and relaxing after having dinner in the city and get ready for the day in Machu Picchu.

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 Ruins 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 will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu Montaña or Huayna Picchu Mountain which must book it in advance.

Inclusions

Included

TOUR INCLUSIONS FOR THE 4 DAYS TOUR WHAT INCLUDES.

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure Salkantay trek briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 pm at the office a day before
  • Duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your belonging carried by horses ONLY the first 02 days
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of Salkantay trail.
  • 1-night camping
  • 2-nights hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Four breakfast
  • Three lunches
  • Three dinners
  • New – Mountain sky Huts + Think Mattresses + Night Lighting with Glassdoor
  • Personal pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
  • Pillows at the first Camp.
  • Transportastion from Ollantaytambo to Hidroelectrica
  • Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco BY TRAIN at 18:20/19:00 – BY CAR 3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
  • Vegetarian food is available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment. Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • Horses for carrying – 7 Kilos of each hiker.

Not Included

What not Included:

  • The ten soles entrance fee of the local municipality of Mollepata, every single person pay the ten soles directly to the local government which is about 3 dollars.
  • Sleeping Bags, If you do not have one, You can rent from us.
  • Extra expenses, Tips, and gratitude

Frequently Asked Questions New Salkantay Trek + Machu Picchu By Car 4 Days

¿COMO LLEGAR A SALKANTAY?

Para llegar a Salkantay necesariamente tendrás que llegar a la ciudad de cusco, donde será necesario ir con un guía para así dirigirle el camino para realizar su tours de aventura de salkantay treks.

Los ómnibus de Cusco a Mollepata parten muy temprano y pasan por Limatambo. Le sugerimos visitar la fortaleza de Tarahuasi. Desde la carretera se puede observar el río Apurímac y parte de su impresionante cañón. Tenga presente que la zona es fría y se alcanza una altitud cercana a los 5,000 m.s.n.m. Por estar a 2,803 m.s.n.m. de altitud, Mollepata permite subir gradualmente hacia el Salkantay. En el camino se observan rebaños de auquénidos. Luego de remontar un paso de altura es posible tener una impresionante vista piramidal del nevado Salkantay. El camino durara 05 dias llegando el ultimo dia a la Ciudadela Inca de Machu Picchu la Maravilla del Mundo Moderno.

¿DONDE QUEDA EL NEVADO DE SALKANTAY?

Salkantay o Sallqantay (en quechua ) es el pico más alto de la cordillera de Vilcabamba. Está ubicado en la Región Cusco, a unos 60 km al noroeste de la ciudad de Cusco. La proximidad de Salkantay a Machu Picchu hace que el trekking a su alrededor sea una alternativa al Camino Inca.

¿QUE COSAS PUEDO LLEVAR A SALKANTAY TREK ?

Antes de empezar tour a Machu Picchu por el nevado sagrado de Salkantay debes tener una serie de accesorios para el camino. como primordial una mochila que sera su compañera durante los cinco días del tour. pasamos a detallar de las cosas que debe contener su mochila:

¿COMO PUEDO REALIZAR LA RESERVA DEL TOUR SALKANTAY TREK?

Pida la información general de un operador turísticos, contáctenos a nosotros que somos expertos en solo Aventuras, somos tours operadores de los cuatro caminos incas que llegan a Machupicchu, pida seguridad, pida garantía en sus pagos en línea, con nuestra cuenta de página web pague seguro.

¿SE PUEDE ALQUILAR UN CABALLO EXTRA EN SALKANTAY?

Usted puede alquilar el caballo de silla, que normalmente se toma en el segundo día, para poder voltear el paso más difícil, de tal forma pueda evitar el cansancio para llegar a Machu Picchu, es costo varias de entre 70 a 100 dólares por los tres días, consulte a los arrieros y su guía en todo caso si estas en tour, los caballos también siempre salen acompañado con algún arriero para evitar algún accidente durante el viaje, tenga en cuenta esos aspectos.

¿PUEDO HACER SALKANTAY SIN GUIA?

Si, puedes hacer sin problemas, ya que aún no está regulado por el gobierno peruanos, si está animado realizar esta aventura sin guia Ten en cuenta respeta los reglamentos de como utilizar el camino, para conservar el medio ambiente y que el gobierno no ponga normas, para que cobre la entrada, como pasa con el camino clásico. Para ir sin guía debes informarte bien las horas de salida de bus, desde la Avenida Arcopata, el costo es mínimo de s/. 12 soles, ya sea combis y bus de servicio público. Llegando a Mollepata puedes puede tomar un arriero para que pueda llevar sus mochilas, Debe saber que no hay restaurantes a partir del primer acampamento por ello debes llevar tu alimentación para los cuatro días.

¿CUANTO ES EL COSTO DE INGRESO A MACHU PICCHU POR SALKANTAY?

Al igual que el Camino Inca el ingreso a montaña machupicchu cuesta s/.200 soles $70 dólares como adulto y los estudiantes tienen descuento con la única tarjeta ISIC hasta los 24 años de edad, por ello debes solicitar a un operador Autorizado para que tramite su ingreso como estudiantes y estas contratando un paquete pida descuento como estudiante, para ellos enviar las tarjeta de estudiante actualizadas.

¿CUANTO CUESTA EL TOUR SALKANTAY PRIVADO?

Un tour privado para dos personas sale un promedio de 600 dólares por persona, el cual usted recibe una atención personalizada con buena comida, buen guía personal de arrieros y cocineros capacitados, el cual no es lo mismo decir que recibirá un servicio de lujo, ya que el trakking es un tour de Aventura, para ellos debe buscar un operador turísticos de su preferencia. Los tours privados son más confortables, ya que otros operadores organizan por la vía llaqtpata camino inca Original, eso sería la ventaja de hacer el tour privado, no todo los operadores realizan esta alternativas, debido a que muchos desean pasar una fiesta en los campamentos básico de santa teresa; en general lo que vales es que usted disfrute a esta maravilla del mundo que es Machupicchu.

Travel Guide

Addons

  • Huayna Picchu entrance. USD 20 (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • Montaña Machu Picchu entrance. USD 20 (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • Sleeping bag USD 10 for the whole trek
  • Walking pole USD 10 For one pair
  • UP-GRADE train to Vistadome – Panoramic train. USD 25 – train at 16:22 (Check availability)

Recommendations

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT POINTS: What you need to pack for the Salkantay trek:

  • Passport
  • Backpack to carry water, some snacks, a camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket etc.
  • Sleeping bag at least minus 5 cº. If you do NOT have one, you can rent from us for 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 10 dollars from us. Wool hat or beanie
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • 3 – 4 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
  • layers (sweater, fleece)
  • 2 – 3 pair of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings Hiking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
  • A jacket Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
  • A small towel.
  • Shorts.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A small headlamp.
  • Waterbottle.
  • Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sun cream.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sandals / Flip flops.
  • Swimwear.
  • If you have thermal clothing you can take them which not that important, you will use them at least for the first night which is at 4000 m
  • Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc. Extra Cash in Soles

Remember that we provide you with a duffel bag so you can pack 7 kilos of luggage which will be transported by horses. You get the duffle bags night before of the trek, at the briefing day.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports
  • If you confirm your reservation as a student. Do not forget to take your student ID in physical to the trip. It will be so important to be able to prove that you are a student, at the checkpoint of Machu Picchu

Notes

STUDENT PRICE: If you like to apply for the student price you need to comply with the next requirements Peruvian regulation for students:

  • If you are a student, you need to send us a copy or picture of both side of your STUDENT CARD also a picture or foto of your PASSPORT in order to verify, to get discount The student card must be an original student ID gives from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements printed on it: University information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old. ISIC cards are not valid for the discount.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

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Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
2024-05-13
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
Paradise756139
Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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