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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4days return by bus last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4days  return by bus last day

Are you still thinking of taking a trip to the Salkantay mountain? Do the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu in Peru is a part of an extensive Inca system of trails of more than 23,000 km that integrated the Tahuantinsuyo Inca Empire that included its extension in South America with the countries of Colombia, western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, central Chile and northern Argentina. These Inca trails tended to be mainly on the coast or in the mountains, but in some cases, they reached the tropical edge of the Amazon jungle in Peru.

On foot from the snowy Salkantay to Machu Picchu: one of the things you have to do before you die is to visit the wonders of the mountains in Peru. Walking chronicle of an alternative to the traditional and saturated Inca Trail to Machu Piccho. This magical Salkantay Trekking route has the plus that one can fully observe Machu Picchu from the West, that is, the opposite of how a common and wild tourist sees it.

Day-1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Lake Humantay — distance 12 klm (5 hours)

We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:20a.m. to 4:50a.m. then we will drive to the town of Mollepata which is located at a height of 2900mt-9514ft which is at a distance of 2hours 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 3600mt-11500ft. Then we will have approximately 3 hours of travel until arriving at the base of the camp called Soraypampa (Sky Lodge okidoki) that has as height 3912mt-12834ft, where we will have a lunch enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains and its geography as -the snowy of humantay 4200mt-13779ft and also the snowfall of the Salkantay trek 6271mt-20575ft after a rest we will make an acenso for one hour 30 minutes 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.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Salkantay Sky Lodge Okidoki Travel

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Camp Salkantay 4

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Day-2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayrapunku – Chaullay — distance 22 klm (9 hours treks)

This is the most difficult day, for this reason we wake up at 5:00am and breakfast will be 5:30am our walk will start at 6:00am, to make an acenso for about 3 to 4 hours to reach the passage of Salkantay 4630mt-15190ft, where we will have a traditional Andean ceremony with the whole group, then we will make a descent to the place of huayramachay 3912mt-12834ft where we will have a lunch and then we will continue for 3 more hours towards the second camp Chaullay -2900mt-9514feet

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

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DAY-3: Chaullay – Playa Sahuayo – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes town hostel (distance treks 25km – 7 hours approximately)

We will start the day at 6:00a.m. and have breakfast at 6:30a.m., then we will start the walk in a high jungle with a very beautiful geography of rivers, waterfalls where we can appreciate the flora and fauna of this place such as orchids, coffee and coca plantations. , fruit trees, bananas, papaya, avocado, passion fruit, and birds such as hummingbirds, parrots, and cock-of-the-rock, etc. To get to Sahuayo beach 2064mt–6771ft – where we will have lunch and then we will have a local transport (transportation not included for day 3, from Sahuayaco beach place of lunch to the hydroelectric plant start of the walk to get to town of Aguas Calientes 25 or 30 soles per person) of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to the hydroelectric plant where we will start again our walk of approximately 3 hours to the town of Aguas Calientes or also known as the town of Machu Picchu 2000 mt where we will have our accommodation in a hostel and we will also have dinner in a restaurant then we will rest because the next day will be the special day of the visit to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

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TRAVEL PLAN RETURNING WITH THE BUS OPTION AFTER MACHUPICCHU

Day-4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – distances 5 klm (1 hour ½)

This day we will start very early 4:00am 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 6:00am to be able to see the sunrise and have the exploration of the machupicchu with Our guide for an average of 2 to 3 hours approximately, it is the new government regulation due to the pandemic that occurred, but you will have a guide for 4 days who will be informing you and giving you good options for your visit to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Then from 10.30 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.

It includes the return by bus from the hydroelectric at 2:00p.m. to 2:30p.m. and arriving in Cusco between 10:00p.m. and 10:30p.m. (approximately 7 hours).

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

Transportation to return to Cusco on the last day.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days return by bus last day

TRAVEL NOTE SALKANTAY TREKKING:

For entrance tickets to Machu Picchu they have 4 different options and circuits: And with the new government regulations, you can spend 2 to 3 hours in Machupicchu, except for the Huaynapicchu and Machupicchu mountains, where you need more time to climb these mountains.

  1. first option: entrance ticket to Machu picchu (this option is included for all tours). (circuit 1-2) recommendable to book in advance to have the first visiting hours 6am and 7am because it has different visiting hours and if we do not have these visiting hours it will be conplicated for the group and for the guide
  2. second option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Huaynapicchu Mountain (circuit 4).
  3. third option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Mountain Machupicchu (circuit 3).
  4. fourth option: huchuypicchu (circuit 4) is another option but this circuit is through the lower part of machupicchu without having access to the upper part of machupicchu to take the panoramic photo of machupicchu. This option or circuit does not have an extra price, it is the same price as the option or circuit 1 and 2

Tickets for these 4  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),

With the new government regulations and circuits for your visit to Machupicchu it is impossible to do all the circuits

The guide is included for the entire trek and for Machupicchu, but for circuit 1 and 2, which is only the visit to Machupicchu and which is what they normally reserve.

But if you book with the option of the Huaynapicchu mountain, which is circuit 4, or the Machupicchu mountain, which is circuit 3, you will lose your tour with the guide because it will be impossible for the guide to be in different circuits at the same time.

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    IMPORTANT FACTS

    SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS GROUP SERVICE:

    The prices for the salkantay vary according to the option how you want to return to Cusco after your guided tour in Machupicchu.

    Salkantay Trek return by Car:

    • Adult: 230 US Dollars
    • Student: 210 US Dollars with student Card

    Salkantay Trek return by Train:

    • Adult: 300 US Dollars
    • Student: 280 US Dollars with student Card

     

    **Important points:

    CONDITIONS FOR MAKING A RESERVATION AND CANCELLATIONS

    to make your reservation you need the exact date of your salkantay trek departure because there are no changes or cancellations

    MONEY DEPOSIT

    To confirm your reservation and your participation in the trek, you need to make a deposit. This deposit is to reserve all your trek services and, most importantly, the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket (the Machu Picchu ticket is personal, it cannot be canceled or change date)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellations and date changes are not accepted, you simply lose your deposit, there is no refund.

    your deposit is not for our pocket, it is for the organization of a good trek in okidoki and to have this good organization you have to make advance reservations of all the services that you are going to have during the 4 or 5 days of your trek and these reservations are made with deposits so as not to have inconveniences or last minute cancellations from our suppliers and if we cancel these reservations we lose our deposits because this is not a game and by making a reservation with our service providers for the trek we are blocking spaces that they can simply give to other tour operators who also need it.

     
     
    GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT DISCOUNT
     
    THE ISIC CARD IS NOT VALID BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT FOUND FAKE COPIES… AND IT IS ALSO NOT VALID, CERTIFICATIONS, DOCUMENTS, NOTE FROM UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, INTERNSHIPS, ETC.
     
    If you are a student, the discount is 20 dollars but you must have a card from your university with the current date (2024) not 2 or 3 years later (not 2025 or 2026). Yourimage. The name of your university.
    We need the copy of your original passport and your student card to show it to the government and he will say if it is valid or not because the discount is for the entrance of the Machupicchu and not for our trek.
    (IMPORTANT: you have to take your original plastic (PVC) student card, not cardboard or paper for your salkantay trek because if you don’t have it your ticket will not be valid and you will have to buy another ticket it is a problem because if there are no spaces you will not visit Machupicchu you must be 25 years old or younger)… If you do not have this original card or this information on your student card that the government requires, I recommend you buy a normal adult ticket to avoid problems because we will not be responsible for this.

    ** OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED)

    • If you want an extra night in hot waters US $ 20
    • all accommodations during the trek are shared for 2 or 3 people but if they are alone and want to be alone it has a cost of 10 dollars per accommodation or per night

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

    • ORIGINAL PASSPORT AND ORIGINAL STUDENT CARD (IF YOU MADE YOUR RESERVATION AS A STUDENT)
    • BACKPACK (30 LITERS)
    • RAIN JACKET OR RAIN PONCHO
    • WALKING SHOES
    • LANTERN
    • TOWEL + BATHING PAPER
    • PERSONAL MEDICATION
    • SOLAR BLOCKER-SUNGLASSES-HAT HAT ..
    • MOSQUITO REPELLENT
    • CHOCOLATE CARAMELOS SNACKS
    • PHOTO CAMERA
    • EXTRA MONEY FOR SALKANTAY MACHU PICCHU

     

    WHAT INCLUDES

    • ENTRANCE TICKET TO MACHU PICCHU
    • Information with the guide responsible for the tour salkantay 1 day before departure at the office of okidoki travel Peru. Location (Nueva Alta street # 644 in okidoki hostal cusco).
    • EQUIPMENT DELIVERY, such as: (DUFFEL BAG to place all this equipment on the mules for salkantay)
    • transport from cusco to the beginning of the salkantay trek.
    • 4 breakfasts-3 lunches-3 dinners – salkantay machupicchu
    • SLEEPING BAG
    • transportation included for day 3, from sahuayaco beach place of Lunch to the hydroelectric plant start of the walk to get to town of Aguas Calientes
    • Professional guide english spanish x 4 days including the machupicchu
    • Hot drinks at night and at each meal
    • Horses (mules) to carry 5 kilos per person
    • Hostel in Aguas calientes. x 1 night
    • Return transportation x bus to Cusco the last day (if you return with the bus option)

     

    DOES NOT INCLUDED

    • the last lunch
    • The entrance ticket to the community of Mollepata – Humantay Lake price 20 soles
    • hiking poles a pair $10
    • transportation day 3 after lunch from sahuayaco beach to hydroelectric 25 or 30 soles
    • Water (cold beer champagne wiski etc.)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu US $ 12 only up
    • Entrance to huaynapicchu mountain US$ 25 (book months in advance)
    • Entrance to machupicchu mountain US$ 25 (book months in advance)
    • Tips (voluntary tips)
    • Travel insurance
    • hot shower in the second camp for 10 soles
    • wifi internet for 10 soles

     

    FAQs Frequently asked questions of our travelers

    ¿Which circuit is included in the guided tour to machupicchu ???

    For the visit of machupicchu now there are different circuits for example circuit 1 and 2 is the normal circuit for tours in machupicchu and mountain huaynapicchu is circuit 4 and mountain machupicchu is circuit 3 and are totally different circuits.

    But if you want to climb huaynapicchuo mountain machupicchu mountain has an extra cost of 20 dollars per person but you lose your guide service in machupicchu…Because the guide service includes the normal circuit which is the circuit 1 And 2 in machupicchu and the guide cannot be on 2 OR 3 circuits at the same time.

    ¿if I do the salkantay trek tour to machu picchu of 4 days and 3 nights returning by bus the last day to cusco from the hydroelectric power plant I have enough time to go up to huaynapicchu …?

    With the new government regulation you have time to return by bus that same day , because your option or circuit is to climb the mountain huaynapicchu and you will lose your guide service in machupicchu ( but I recommend you to return by the train option so you have enough time to enjoy the mountain or you can also stay one more night in Aguas Calientes hostel not included and the next day return to Cusco by bus from the hydroelectric plant included …… but it is only a recommendations – okidoki travel peru operator )

    ¿how long do i have to visit machu picchu with the normal circuit 1 or 2 if i go back to cusco by bus on the last day after my visit to machupicchu…?

    you have time to return to cusco by bus after your visit to machupicchu if we book the first entry times to machupicchu which can be 6am, 7 am or 8am ….. because with the new government regulation for the view of machupicchu you have of 2 hours 30 minutes approximately and you can only watch it for 1 time.

    but if we book check-in times to machupicchu after 8am like 9am or 10am you have to return by train or you can also stay one more night in Aguas Calientes hostel not included and the next day return to Cusco by bus from the hydroelectric included … … but it’s just a recommendations okidoki operator.

    ¿how much information time do I have with the guide in machu picchu…?

    You have 2 hours of information with the guide in Machu Picchu.

    ¿How long do I have to walk to get to hydropower after visiting machu picchu..?

    From Machu Picchu you have 1 hour of descent and 2 hours and 30 more minutes of plain walking to reach the hydroelectric power plant; In total they are 3 hours and 30 minutes walking hours approximately

    ¿what is the difference between mountain huaynapicchu and mountain machu picchu and how hard is its climb and descent…?

    They are two mountain summits that are strategically located already different heights in the citadel of Machu Picchu and with totally different views.

    The mountain HuaynaPicchu:

    The mountain HuaynaPicchu features some Inca constructions and is located at a height of 2,720 msnm and has a time duration of 1. hour 1/2 average ascent and descent 1 hour approximately and is the one that appears behind Machu Picchu in its classic photo postcard ; Its Inca paths built into one side of the mountain can be intimidating for people who are afraid of heights because they are steep and narrow;

    The mountain Machu Picchu:

    The mountain Machu Picchu does not have any Inca construction but has a panoramic view of the whole valley and is located at a height of 3,100msnm and has a duration of 2 hours 1/2 average ascent and descent 1hour and 30 minutes, offers paths less steep, broader.

    ¿Should I acclimatize before in Cusco to be able to do the Salkantay trek?

    In general, for any walk in Cusco it is suggested to acclimatize to the surroundings of the city of Cusco; For this you must arrive in Cusco between 1 to 2 days before doing the Salkantay trek or any other tour of your choice. Remember to take into consideration the season in which you will carry out your excursion since the climate is temperate and the temperature varies at any time; However, it is important to take a rain poncho with you among your necessary accessories that you will carry in your lightweight travel backpack if it is for the Salkantay trek.

    ¿What is the best time to do the Salkantay trek?

    The best date and time to be able to do the Salkantay trek, with good weather, is between the months of April – October in Cusco – Peru, since we have the presence of clear skies and less chance of rain for the Salkantay trek. Mainly the driest months are between June – August, which is winter in the Andes of Peru. The rainy season is from December to March in Cusco-Peru.

    ¿If I have health allergies, can I do the Salkantay trek?

    To some extent you can do the Salkantay trek. For this okidoki operator, we ask that you communicate with us in a recommended time detailing your allergic condition at the time of making your reservation for the salkantay trek. In this way we can give you an optimal solution and we will be aware of your situation, because our goal is that you can enjoy your trip without any problem on the Salkantay trek. In the case of having a very severe and serious allergy, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or person who is aware and fully responsible for your physical situation and ready with any medication during the salkantay trek.

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