Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5000 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-9565
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover stunning mountains and steep peaks
  • Enjoy the best of natural beauty and wildlife
  • Visit Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas
  • Explore the Salkantay Circuit, one of the greatest attractions of Peru
“Salkantay” is the Apu snow-capped mountain of Cusco that rises to an altitude of 6,271 meters. Discover the beautiful and great snow-capped mountain of Salkantay (6,271 m), bathe in natural hot springs, see the Condor and alpaca as well as several fruit trees and a variety of orchids, and enjoy some of Peru’s rich coffee from “Quillabamba La Convención”. This tour is surely going to be incredibly special!

The Salkantay circuit is one of the greatest attractions of Cusco. The Mountain Range of Vilcabamba where the massif of Salkantay lies is a beautiful and secluded area. Dominated by Apu Salkantay, it has many snowy peaks such as Tucarhuay (5,910 masl), Veronica (5,682 masl) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 masl). These peaks are visible from Salkantay, on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay is also surrounded by deep valleys and gorges, making this an extremely interesting journey.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cuzco - Challacancha - Soroycocha
  • Day 2: Soroycocha - Qollpapampa
  • Day 3: Qollpapampa - Lucmabamba
  • Day 4: Lucmabamba - Hydroelectric Plant - Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cuzco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Pick-up from the hotel 30 minutes before the departure of Cusco.
  • Private transfer to Mollepata, starting point of the tour
  • Professional Spanish and Inglés Guide.
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail. Entrance to Machu Picchu Archaeological Sanctuary.
  • Porters and horses to carry all the equipment, tents, food, cooking equipment, restaurants and tents, equipment passenger (6 kilos maximum)
  • Permits and tickets for our porters and chefs.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 snacks, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners. All These meals are prepared by our chef and his assistant
  • Coca tea is served every morning in your tent.
  • Boiled water after breakfast, to refill Their water bottles (one liter per person).
  • Lunch with hot drinks like tea and coffee coke. Appetizers every morning or snacks.
  • Oxygen and first aid kit.
  • Vegetarian and special diets on request.
  • All equipment, Including tents for personnel.
  • 2-hour guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo and then a by bus to Cusco.
  • Hotel 01 night in Aguas Calientes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch on the fifth day.
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented in our office $ 25 for the entire trip).
  • Entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu ($ 20 USD).
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 27 2018
5 - Excellent
Amazing 5D Salkantay with the condor warriors
My girlfriend and I just came back from our amazing 4 weeks in Peru. We went from amazement to wonder across many different landscape and cultures. And without any doubt, our trek to Machu Picchu with Carlos and his team was the... Read more
  • Víctor Raul
  • On Dec 14 2017
5 - Excellent
The best way to discover Machu Picchu
I did the 4 day, 3 night classic Inca trail . I booked it as part of a longer trip to Peru INCA TRAIL. The Inca Trail was everything I expected & more. It was physically & mentally tough but the support I received from the... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed to travelers. You can find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How long would I need to visit Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

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