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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 5-days

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    Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUAYRACPUNKU

    Stop At: Salkantay Trekking, Triunfo Street 392 - Office 212 - Centro Artesanal Arte Inka, Main Square of Cusco, Cusco 08002, Peru
    We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 and drive you to Soraypampa (3900 m). After a delicious breakfast we will start your Salkantay Trexperience! It’s a 4 hour walk up to Soyrococha (4400 m / 14430 ft) where our chef will be waiting to serve you the highest lunch in the area. After lunch, we will continue climbing for one more hour to reach Salkantay Pass (4650 m/ 15255 ft). From the top it will be another 3 hour downhill hike to the campsite at Wayracmachay (3800 m/ 12467 ft). Your tent, a snack and a hot drink will be waiting for you. You will then have some time to rest and have dinner before a well-earned night sleep.
    • Campsite Altitude: 3.800 m -/12467 ft
    • Highest altitude: 4,650 m / 15255 ft
    • Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping


    Day 2: WAYRAMPUNKU – CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea. We will enjoy the breathtaking. After breakfast, we will start descending from the highlands to the cloud forest. We will arrive at Colpapampa located at 2770 meters. Here we will take a break to have lunch and also say goodbye to our horsemen. The second part of your TreXperience starts with a 4 hour gradual up and downhill until we get to La Playa located at 2070 meters.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7874 ft
    • Highest altitude: 3.800 m/ 12467 ft
    • Distance: 24 km/ 14.91 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: LA PLAYA – LLUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Today is the most beautiful day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast we will make our way to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we will visit a coffee farm and join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century. We will hike uphill for approximately 3 hours until we reach Llaqtapata; another extraordinary Inca ruin located right in front of Machu Picchu. Here we will take some time to explore. We will reach the campsite at approximately 1:00 pm to have lunch. Then you can enjoy some free time to relax and unwind. Since this place will be our campsite.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m / 6560 ft
    • Highest altitude: 2600 m / 8528 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 4: LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Stop At: Llaqtapata, Machu Picchu Peru
    Waking up right in front of Machu Picchu its worth getting up early to sit and watch the sun reveal the outstanding beauty of your surroundings with a hot cup of coffee of coca tea. After breakfast, it is a relatively easy 2 hour downhill trek to the hydroelectric and 3 hour walk along the railway to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes your tour guide will take you to your hotel where you will have some time to rest, spend the night in the hotel.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6560 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

    Day 5: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
    • Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
    • Distance: 6km / 3 miles
    • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
    • Difficulty: Easy

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    My mum and I did the 5 day Salkantay and had the most incredible time. Our guides Ray and Marybelle were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed and provided so much information on the areas we were...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank miss_pipi_131
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Salkanty trek was really amazing! First we were a bit sad, beause nobody signed up this date. And we were with just 2 of us. But our guide (Mister Guide!!!) EDWIN TTITO AYMA was really friendly, funny and helpfull. We were amazing TEAM RON....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ron d
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This trek was great from the beginning to the end.... the service was incredible (the food was delicious the whole trek) and we were lucky to be only two in the group. The trek was also amazing thanks to our incredible guide Americo Pariguana Supa...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Alice W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a truly amazing and unforgettable time with Trexperience. From the get go, the team were highly accommodating and welcoming, and continued to ensure we all knew the plan of action and felt comfortable throughout. The Salkantay route that we took was well planned...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank paulajdo
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The five day Salcantay trek offered by Trexperience was brilliant, this review covers the guide, catering, itinerary and advice I would offer to someone thinking about doing this route. Our Trek was superbly led by the kind and capable Raymer Herrera. Ray was cheerful and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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