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Special Salkantay Trek 3 Days 2 Nights

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Duration

 

3 Days

Max. Altitude

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4600 M

Distance

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60 km

Difficulty

High

High

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Special Salkantay Trek was designed for people who have pretty short time in Cusco. It gives people 2 days Trekking Salkantay through magical changes of biodiversity and landscapes plus one day to Explore Machu Picchu. This trek is for experienced trekkers, people in reasonable shape and for hikers looking for a moderately challenging hike.

Our efficient team will be with you at all times to support you in this trek and will happily help you in everything.

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUDES / PRICES
  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • MAP

DAY 1: LETS DO IT AT YOUR SPEED – SALKANTAY PASS

Soraypampa - Chaullay or Colpapampa

  • Breakfast with last tips and suggestions from our guide to you.
  • From starting spot uphill to the pass 7.5 km (This is the challenging part of the day).
  • Salkantay pass 4678 mts , of downhill until lunch – approx.2 hours.
  • After lunch approx. 3 hours to campsite Chaullay in the rain forest.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for the next day.

DAY 2: WALK IN THE RAIN FOREST – EASIER THAN THE FIRST DAY

Chaullay - La Playa (sahuayaco) - Aguas calientes

  • Breakfast (Time to use mosquito repellent before you start walking.)
  • There are 16 km (Peruvian flatland).
  • Pass by local farmers lands.
  • Hot day, good for shorts and t-shirts.
  • We have lunch in La Playa.
  • We drive from La Playa to Hidroelectica.
  • From Hidroelectica to Aguas calientes you decide between take the train or walk.
  • You settle into your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Dinner and briefing for tomorrow in Machu Picchu.

DAY 3: EXPLORING MACHU PICCHU

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

  • Early morning bus ride or walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy the introductory tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Return to Aguas Calientes by foot or by bus.
  • Take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Day 1: Soraypampa – Chaullay or Colpapampa

On your first day we will pick up you from your hotel or hostel about 3 a.m. for a drive with our private transportation to Soraypampa where our chef and team work will prepare our first breakfast. After breakfast we will start the most challenging part of our trek: approximately 7 ½ kilometers uphill past a moraine and glacier to reach the Salkantay Pass 4645 meters, then we have a 2 hours downhill trek to our lunch spot. After lunch we will cover appox. 16 more kilometers to reach our campsite. During this hike down we will have spectacular views of the mountains, the imposing snowy peak of Salkantay and the valleys below.

When we get to our camp in Chaullay or Collpapampa, (2900 masl) in the evening, your tents will be waiting for you with hot water to wash your hands and face. Then we’ll have our happy hour and share stories, rest or write in our journals while our chef prepares a delicious dinner. Then it will be time to sleep and get our energy back for the next day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Chaullay or colpapampa Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4650 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2920 meters.
  • Temperature during day: 15ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 10ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 22 km approx.

Day 2: Chaullay - La Playa (sahuayaco) - Aguas calientes

We will rise early to begin our walk through the Lluskamyo valley without others on the trail, enjoying the biodiversity—rich textures, colours, birds and wild parrots as we pass by local farms. Your guide will give you a taste native fruits and food. The temperature in this valley is one of the best in all trek in not too hot and not too cold. Perfect temperature to walk and enjoy you tour. After 16 km or about 6 hours walking we will arrive at La Playa where we will enjoy the last meal we will have on the trek with all our team. before saying good bye to them.

Then we will drive 45 minutes to hidroelectrica where you will decide to take the train for a 45 minutes or walk 3 hours approximately to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. When you have settled into your hotel we’ll have dinner. Your tour leader will give you all information that you will need for the best experience in Machu Picchu the next day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Lucmabamba Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2920 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2156 meters.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km approx.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Today early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel you can walk 3 hours or take the first bus up to Machu Picchu. This way we will be the first ones into Machu Picchu and can enjoy the sunrise in this magnificent place. Then you will have a 2½ hour guided tour. Afterward you will be free to explore Machu Picchu by yourselves. If you may choose to climb Huayna Picchu or climb to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. When you have seen all you wanted in Machu Picchu you will return to Aguas Calientes town by foot or bus to take a train to Ollantaytambo. From there we drive you by private van back to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your hotel or hostel.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 3410 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2130 meters.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 3 km approx.

STANDAR SERVICE

Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco.
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 10 people).
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning  (we pick you up from where you are staying).
  • Private transportation to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek).
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. 
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat.
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. chairs and tables).
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 2
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes(private room,hot shower, tv, wi fi)
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train back to ollantaytambo (expedition service at  14:30 pm,18:45pm leaving from Aguas calientes).
  • Private transport back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco.
  • All meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 2 dinners.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available

Not included:

  • Entrance  fees to Huaynapicchu .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
  • Way bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu on day 3.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Train tickets from Aobamba(Hidroelectric) to Aguas Calientes.
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes

SHARED GROUP SERVICE 

02 Persons / $.460.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

03 Persons  / $.450.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

04 Persons / $.430.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

05 Persons / $.410.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

06 Persons / $.390.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

08 to More Persons  / $.370.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.

PRIVATE SERVICE

GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR  REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.

All include + description down here .

Private groups include addditional services like horses to ride and carry personal belongs, nice train (vistadome), Hotel *** in  Aguas calientes “la cabaña”, bus up and down to rich Machu Picchu , walking poles , extra food  and wather  along the trek.

PRICE PER ADULT PERSON $.640.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE PER STUDENT PERSON $.620.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.

What you should bring:

  • Original passport 
  •  ISIC card(www.isic.org) if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your  booking)
  • Insurance card optional
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)

You can rent in our office:

  •      Walking sticks ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.
  •      Sleeping bag ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.

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