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Salkantay Trek 4 days
Machu Picchu Tours

TOUR IN CUSCO

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

DAY 1

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 3 hours to Mollepata where we start our Salkantay trek . As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) - just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco.

DAY 2

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

DAY 3

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata on taking the same Salkantay Trek .so we Take a local car to get Hydroelectric station to start walking 2 more hours by taking the rail road to Aguas Calientes.

DAY 4

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.

What is Included

  • Professional bilingual tour guide and Assistant Guide (for groups of 10 or more people).
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying).
  • Bus to Mollepata (trail head).
  • Tourist train back to ollantaytambo or Cusco, something important about the train ,you must know that this is not Peruvian Company. So we can not choose the times of leaving from aguas calientes .they sell the train back tickets if there are spaces in the trains that's why it is much better to go to the train station to buy the latest train with you.
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu.
  • Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners.
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. Chairs and tables).
  • Sleeping mattresses note ( if you want to hire some comfortable air mattress it also can be hired from us).
  • Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment).
  • 1 night accommodation in a hostal Aguas Calientes.
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available.

Not Include

  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in agues calientes.
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters, Santa teresa (5 soles ) Aguas calientes(10 soles).
  • Bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu (optional) $12 dolars round trip ( one way 6 dolars and you can buy it at the Aguas Calientes bus station).
  • Personal porters (rucksack and other personal equipement will have to be carried by the passenger).
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.

Prices:

  • Group (price per person) Back Packer Train Vistadome Train
  • 1 pax $380 $440
  • 2 pax $380 $440
  • 4 pax $360 $420
  • 5 pax+ $340 $400

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If you are interested in any of the tours we have on offer then simply E-mail us at reserves@inkaexpressbus.com Please indicate which tour you are interested in and we will send you the relevant trip dossier outlining the itinerary indetail along with availability, price, terms and conditions.

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