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Salkantay Trek Luxury

Salkantay Trek Luxury

The name of the trek is given by the name of the sacred mountain towards which it heads. The mountain is called Salkantay or Apu Salkantay (6,271 m.a.s.l) expressing its sacred meaning. Salkantay means "Savage Mountain" in Quechua native language while Apu meant powerful mountain spirit in the Incan mythology. It is still believed that each mountain has its own spirit. Moreover, these mountain spirits are alive! The majority of Apus have been male spirits; however, there are some female spirits too.

 

The famous Salkantay Trek is considered one of the 25th best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It’s a trek open for all the people and without space limits at least for now. It is an ancient and remote path located on the snowy mountains and it’s surrounded by an exuberant tropical rain forest. It offers marvelous experience passing places surrounded by snow and ice (Salkantay Pass, 4,600 m) until places lying 1,700 meters lower where bromeliads and orchids blossom. On the way, you can appreciate views of imposing Salkantay Mountain from immediate proximity. The trek is not much difficult. There is not either snow or ice on the path. Only problem can be the high altitude (the beginning of the trek is at 2,800 meters and the highest trekking point is at 4,600 meters) so acclimatization should not be underestimated.
Our Salkantay Trek Luxury includes all the services.

Quick Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Cusco - Soraypampa

Day 02: Soyrapampa - Chaullay

Day 03: Chaullay - Playa Sauyaco - Santa Teresa

Day 04: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

Day 05: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

 

Our Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu includes all the services than the others and our Extra Fine Services at an Incredible Price, What does all of this mean? It means you simply get more for your money with Salkantay Trek Machu


Highlights of Salkantay Trek Luxury:

  • Luis Crispin Quispe, villager-farmer of Pacchanta, is the first Peruvian who has reached the summit with Nathan Heald and Thomas Ryan, on June 17, 2013, and pointed in their coordinates the height of 6279 meters above sea level .
  • Salkantay is surrounded by deep valleys and gorges, this makes its route very interesting and with spectacular views
  • Surround the Salkantay the Humantay, Yanantay and Tokorhuay mountains.
  • The inhabitants consider Salkantay as a sacred mountain, in force from the Inca society.
  • The Salkantay and the mountains that surround it are located within the delimitation polygon of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu.
  • It is considered as Apu tutelary that surrounds and protects the villages of Limatambo, Mollepata, Machupicchu and Choquequirao.

Salkantay the most beautiful alternative to reach the citadel of Machupicchu.

We can name these two ways to make the journey to reach the citadel of Machupicchu. The first circuit starts from kilometer 88 of the railway that goes to the town of Aguas Calientes and highlights the beginning of the Inca Trail. After a walk of approximately four hours from the Urubamba river, a detour is taken in the hamlet of Huayllabamba. The second circuit starts from the town of Mollepata, and then both roads unite in the open between the snow peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. From there there is a single road that goes through Colcapampa and reaches Santa Teresa, which is very close to the citadel of Machupicchu.

Salkantay Trail Tours




DAY 1: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA 15 km approx.

We start at 4:30 AM from Cusco, passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, arriving at Mollepata (2900 m.a.s.l) where we will be approximately 7:30 AM where we will have our breakfast, then we will have us to start our excursion to first take a truck that will take us to the point of Markokasa (50 min) (3380 m.a.s.l) from that point to begin our hike in an approximate 5 hours passing through the villages of Markokasa and Inca couloir and thus coming to SORAYPAMPA (3900 m.a.s.l) where we will be arriving at 1:30 pm. We will take our first lunch and first camp there. After lunch we can go to visit the beautiful lagoon of the Humantay (4200 m.a.s.l) 1:30 hours up where we will have breathtaking views of the mountain and at night we will have our dinner to then sleep.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - CHAULLAY (21km approx.)

Around 7:00 am we will have to enjoy a nutritious breakfast to continue our trek, started from the point of SORAYPAMPA to the highest point: abra SALKANTAY (5 to 6 hours) (4650 m.a.s.l), passing through Salkantaypampa and Soyrococha where you can see a small lagoon, after that we will begin the descent to the platforms (4 h) (3800 m.a.s.l) where we will take our lunch. Then, we will continue down to Chaullay (3 h) (2900 m.a.s.l) where our second camp will be placed.

Day 3: CHAULLAY - PLAYA SAHUAYACO - SANTA TERESA 11km approx.

Continuing our trip after a comforting breakfast we start our hike appreciating a variety of coca crops, contemplating the sacred leaf of the Inca’s which currently grows in tropical areas. This last stretch will be on the descent to La Playa (5h) (1900 m.a.s.l) where we will take our lunch. From there we will head up towards Santa Teresa in a bus where we will spend the night. There is an optional visit the thermal baths of Cocalmayo.

DAY 4: SANTA TERESA AGUAS CALIENTES 17 km approx.

The dawn will be within a tropical area full of history and nature, there is where our breakfast awaits us ready. To reach this village we take an approximate time of 6 hours, passing by the famous respite of hydroelectric power plant in this Center. There we will take a box lunch (Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes train service), making stops in different places to just appreciate the landscape and its surrounding full of waterfalls with impressive falls which come from glaciers, reaching the mentioned village that is popularly known as "Aguas Calientes", (2000 m.a.s.l). There, in the afternoon you will spend the night in a hotel (Belmond Sanctuary Lodge). We will take our last dinner in a restaurant and our guide will organize everything for the next day.

DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Early morning around 4:30 we will climb towards the majestic Incan city of Machu Picchu where you will have a 2hr tour, and the rest of the day off in which you can visit Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (optional) and once again, all the citadel. We return in the evening to the town of Machu Picchu village depending on the schedule of our train back which we will announce once you book your travel with our company.

Included in this hike

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Challacancha - the initial point of the trek;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night);
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay Mountain, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Hot showers every day during the trek.
  • All transfers and tours with English speaking guides.
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner, 4x Lunch on the Santurary Lodge of Machu Picchu and 4x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
  • Snack every morning;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide only for you;
  • Professional Cook;
  • 2 Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff; 
  • An emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower;
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • Air bed for camping.
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C);
  • A pair Hiking poles
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers;
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • A Rain Ponchos;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings);
  • Wine, Pisco, Beer;
  • Bath and hand Towels per person.
  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe Tour from start to finish.
  • Oxygen bottle and first-aid kits.
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town;
  • VISTADOME train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;

Not Included

  • Fist breakfast
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory);
  • Other extras not mentioned.

Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single room" option for this trek, you receive your own single tent for all nights.

Local flights: No local flights are included in the trek's price!

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

Travel backpack

  • As it is a 5 day journey, you will need a backpack of 30 liters or more, resistant to rain and with extra pockets to carry extra things

Clothing: Top

The Salkantay Trek offers diverse landscapes with different climates so it is necessary that you go prepared for sunny days, rain, snow and humidity. We recommend you bring:

  • A coat, also called a jacket, will be very useful to protect you from the cold and rain.
  • Four shirts , which will be used during the five days of the walk. Try to be light and dry fast. Avoid cotton clothes because they are heav

Clothing: Bottom

You must keep your legs and feet protected during the crossing. We recommend the following items in your travel backpack:

  • Hiking pants. A good idea is to use pants with removable boots (with zipper) to be able to use them as shorts.
  • Underwear. Comfortable pieces and that dry fast.
  • Footwear
  • Hiking shoes. Choose a pair that has good grip and is suitable for rough terrain and water resistant. Avoid wearing a new pair of shoes, as they can hurt you more than some used ones.
  • Your shoes for the Salkantay tour must be water resistant

Accessories

  • Hat: Important for days of intense sun.
  • Plastic poncho: Do not let the rain bother you, rather enjoy the landscape!
  • Swimwear: On the route you can optionally enter the thermal baths. A dip after the walk, does not sound bad. do not?
  • Towel: Of regular size and that is of a fabric that dries fast.

Camping equipment

  • Water: You can carry a reusable bottle for water.
  • Gloves: Sometimes the cold can get into your hands, so we recommend taking them.
  • Trekking sticks: They can be useful for some sections of the walk.
  • Lantern: Very useful for outings in the early hours or for camping nights.
  • Binoculars: Do not lose sight of wild animals in the distance!

Personal hygiene items

  • Do not forget to bring items such as: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and other personal items so you can start each morning refreshed and ready for adventure.

Electronic

  • The memories of your adventure will be recorded forever in the memory of the camera and you can share them with your friends and family. To ensure the functioning of your equipment, do not forget to bring extra batteries and an additional memory card

Documents

It is very important that your backpack has your original passport and your original identity document to be able to identify you at the checkpoints. In case of being a student, the ISIC card will be useful for some discounts in the price of the tour and in some establishments in the city of Cusco.

  • Important: do not forget the passport and identity document in the Salkantay Trek

Health articles

Small items that will be very useful in your backpack to travel to Salkantay:

  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues

Others

  • Cash: It is advisable to have around 400 soles (equivalent to 123 US dollars) in cash for extra expenses.
  • Personal medications: If you follow a treatment, do not forget to take all your medications with you.
  • Snacks: Small healthy snacks like energy bars, granola, yogurt among others.

 

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