Salkantay Trek 5 Days
ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

- Rafting
- Sandboarding
- Trekking

You cross a pass at 4510m and then it’s a relaxing walking down. You pass some remote villages, have fabulous views of for example Veronica, Salkantay, other snow peaks, green valleys and the river Urubamba, maybe you can see condors and surely you’ll meet very friendly people. Hikers must be good trekkers as we walk 7 hours per day.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRANSFER BY BUS CUSCO – MOLLEPATA (4 HOURS)

Start of the hike outside the village of Mollepata at 2850m. You walk through a nice valley slowly going up until you reach the campsite in Soraypampa at 3850m. On your way, if the weather is clear, you can see parts of the mountains Humantay and Salkantay. (10Km / 6.25miles)

Meals included : Lunch and dinner


DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - SARAMPATA

From Soraypampa within 1 hour you are starting the climb to the first pass of Salkanta which takes about 4 hours to reach about 4500m. Then all walking down to the possible camp in Sarampata at 3360m, or a little further down where you find already tropical vegetation. (16km / 10miles)

Meals included : Breakfast lunch and dinner


DAY 3: SARAMPATA - LLUSCAMAYU

From the camp down to the village of Colpapampa will be about 2 hours, depending on where is the campsite. This is a small village where most people only work in growing potatoes. A little further down there is a hot spring, but now you cannot take a bath. Your campsite is still lower, in Lluscamayu. Total walk 6 – 7 hours. (15km / 9.3 miles)

Meals included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner


DAY 4: LLUSCAMAYU – AGUAS CALIENTES

Transport down, greener and greener the vegetation, you reach Santa Teresa at 1500m, 3 hours walking, a village which was almost destroyed in a mudslide in ´98. Through the valley you continue the hike to hot spring town of AGUAS CALIENTES overnight at the lodge. (12Km / 7.5miles)

Meals included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner


DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

You can take the first bus at 6 am or hike to visit Machu Picchu. Guided tour. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train.

Meals included : Breakfast


INCLUDED IN THE TREK:

  • Pickup from the hotel
  • Transportation to the trail head
  • 1 night at hostal in Aguas Calientes
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Cook
  • Tents double and triple
  • Porters/Horses to carry the food and equipments
  • Cooking tent and equipment
  • Meals from lunch first day until breakfast last day
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Return train ticket Aguas Calientes-Cusco in Backpacker’s Class

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK:

  • Porter/Horse to carry your personal equipment
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Entrance to Salkantay
  • Bus ticket in Aguas Calientes to/from Machu Picchu
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