Salkantay Trek 4 days and 3 nights return by bus to Cusco last day
Day 1-cusco-mollepata-challacancha-soraypampa – Lake Humantay — distance 12 klm (5 hours)
We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:20 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. then we will drive to the town of Mollepata which is located at a height of 2900mt-9514 ft which is at a distance of 2.horas approximately from Cusco where We will take a rest for about 20 minutes. Then we will continue our journey towards the place of challacancha which is the beginning of the walk that has as a height 3600 mt-11500 ft. Then we will have approximately 5 hours of travel until arriving at the base of the camp called soraypampa that has as height 3912 mt -12834 ft, where we will have a lunch enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains and its geography as -the snowy of humantay 4200 mt-13779 Ft and also the snowfall of the salkantay 6271 mt-20575 ft after a rest we will make an acenso for 1 hour towards the lagoon of humantay and then we will return to the base of the camp where we will have the time of the tea and also the dinner.
Day 2-soraypampa-salkantay pass-huayrapunku-chaullay — distance 22 klm (9 hours)
This is the most difficult day, for this reason we wake up at 5:00 am and breakfast will be 5:30 am our walk will start at 6:00 am, to make an acenso for about 3 hours to reach the passage of salkantay 4630 Mt-15190 ft, where we will have a traditional Andean ceremony with the whole group, then we will make a descent to the place of huayrapunku 3912 mt-12834 ft where we will have a lunch and then we will continue towards the second camp chaullay -2900 mt -9514 ft
Day 3- Chaullay – Sahuayo beach – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes (distance 15km – 8 hours)
We will start the day at 6:00 am and breakfast at 6:30 am, then starting the trek in a high jungle with a very beautiful geography of rivers, waterfalls where we can appreciate flora and fauna of this place as orchids plantations Cocoa, coffee, coca fruit trees bananas papaya avocado granadilla and birds like r, hummingbird, parrots and cock of the rocks, etc. To reach Sahuayo beach 2064 mt – 6771 ft – where we will have a lunch and then we will have to take a taxi to get to hydroelectric (for this transportation the payment is US $ 10 extras not included) where we will meet the other Group that came out a day before us and we will join with this and then make a hike to aguas calientes to sleep in a private hostel.
Day 4 – Aguas Calientes-machupicchu – distances 5 klm (1 hour ½)
This day we will start very early 4:00 am the first part of the trip is flat for ½ hour and for 1 hour is ascent toward the machupicchu where we will arrive at approximately 6 am to be able to see the sunrise and have the exploration of the machupicchu with Our guide for an average of 2 hours and then have free time to do your personal exploration you.
Then from 11.00 am we have to leave machu picchu to start our trek for 3 more hours towards the hydroelectric where we will board our bus to return to Cusco.
The return is included by bus from the hydroelectric outlet at 2:45 pm and arriving in Cusco between 9 pm and 10 pm (approximately 6 hours).
Transportation to return to Cusco on the last day.
TRIP NOTE:For entrance tickets to Machu Picchu they have 3 different options:
- first option: entrance ticket to Machu picchu (this option is included for all tours).
- second option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Huaynapicchu Mountain.
- third option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Mountain Machupicchu
Tickets for these 3 options are valid for one day only. “For example” It is impossible to do with the same entrance ticket one day machu picchu visit and the other day huaynapicchu. “For example” You can not do with the same ticket huaynapicchu and mountain Machupicchu because the 3 options of entry to Machu Picchu are clear and specific.
** But if you want to do some extra mountain like Huaynapicchu (RESERVES 4 MONTHS ANTISPED BY SEASON HIGH TO MAY TO SEPTEMBER) or mountain machupicchu (1/2 MONTHLY ANTISPED), AND ALSO WE RECOMMEND TO HAVE ONE MORE NIGHT In Aguas Calientes or return by train (THIS RECOMMENDATION TO HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO VISIT MACHU PICCHU AND UP TO HUAYNAPICCHU OR MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN)
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Tour Name: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights
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