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

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
claireK6420PL
claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

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