The Salkantay 5-days trek is for those who want to discover a new and lesser-trodden trail, or those who find the Inca Trail fully booked (due to restrictions on the number of trekkers allowed), we have a seriously attractive alternative for you: The Salkantay Trek. Though it is nowhere near as well-known as its famous counterpart (the Inca Trail) it is, unquestionably, just as magical. A quiet connection with the nature and the andes mountain range with its crystal clear lakes, Humantay and Salkantay, also hiking around the serene Peruvian cloud forest and to have the opportunity to taste the fresh fruits grown such as; bananas, papayas, avocados, granadillas, etc. we will browse into the coffee bean plantations and learn about this product also pick, roast, grind and to have the experience of brewing your own coffee. you will take a local transportation to the local hot springs of Cocalmayo and relaxing your body after a long hiking. To take the Inca trail to reach to Llactapata Inca site and to enjoy the view of Machupicchu far in the distance from another perspective and delve into the world of the Incas. Finally, embarking on the path that an American professor took years ago searching for the lost city of the Incas. Ultimately reach what for many is a top bucket-list destination: Machu Picchu!

  • Day 1:Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay lake – Soyrococha.

    We will be pick you up from your hotel at 4 am. in the morning in a private van, and after three hours driving we will arrive the small village of ‘Mollepata’ where we will have the chance to buy energy drinks, snacks or any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten. From here we will continue in our private van for about 1 hour until ‘Soraypampa’ (around 8 am.) where we will have our breakfast while enjoying the great views of ‘Humantay’ (5,900m./19,356ft.) and ‘Salkantay’ (6,217m./20396ft.) Mountain glaciers. Before to leave we will have the chance to organize again our stuff, once we are ready we start to hike for 2 h. gradually uphill to the west toward the ‘Humantay Lake’ (4,200m./13,779) where we will stop to enjoy the scenery, then we continue descending along the same way we took for 1 h. until our lunch spot. (average time to stay here 1 pm.) after a delicious lunch we continueto hike gradually uphill to the northeast next to a little stream with the magnificent view of the ‘Salkantay’ or savage glacier in front of us, after 3 hours we reach to ‘Soyrococha’ (4,400m./14,517ft.) which is our campsite. Here we will be around 5 pm. this campsite is great due to its location at the bottom of the ‘Salkantay’. Around 6 pm. the tea time where our chef will surprise us with hot drinks and snacks, then dinner and after still the option to enjoy the fascinating Inca constellations in the southern hemisphere sky.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 10 kms. – 6mi.
    • Average time: 7 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Trail condition: Rocky, muddy.
    • Weather: Cold - windy.
    • Campsite altitude: 4,400m./14,517ft.

     

    Day 2:Soyrococha – Salkantay pass – Huayracmachay – Collpapampa.

    Very early morning around 5 am. depending of your guide, you will be awakened with a cup of hot coca tea, then again this morning our chef will surprise us with a fabulous breakfast to get energy for this really beautiful day. we will start a steep up ascent for along 1 h. towards the highest pass in whole entire trek, ‘Salkantay Pass’ at 4,650m./15,367ft. Once here a resting time and as well time to enjoy the fascinating views of this magnificent glacier. After we begin to descent trough the valley to our lunch spot which is known as ‘Huayracmachay’ at 3,800m/12467ft. (average time to reach here 12 pm.). On this trail we will have little streams and some sections could be slippery, the trekking poles will be very helpful. After lunch we have 4 more hours hiking downhill, along this trail we will see how the topography of this place is changing the first hour we continue with the astonishment view of the snowcapped peaks, some waterfalls far in the distance and while we are descending through the valley we will see more and more vegetation which means we are entering to the cloud forest,around 5 pm. we will reach to ‘Collpapampa’ which is going to be our campsite.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 16 kms. – 9mi.
    • Average time: 7 hours.
    • Considered: challenging.
    • Trail condition: Rocky, muddy and slippery.
    • Weather: Cold – windy – humid.
    • Campsite altitude: 2,900 m./9514ft.

     

    Day 3:Collpapampa – La playa / Sahuayaco – Hot Spring – Lucmabamba.

    Today after an energetic breakfast we continue descending for 5 more hours to the east through the valley towards Lucmabamba, actually on the way we will enjoy the views of waterfalls, rivers and the lush vegetation with the local fruits such us; Avocados, bananas, granadillas, mangos, passion fruit, etc. around noon We reach toour lunch spot, thenafter siesta we will have an incredible experience of nature in its purest form, it is a tour in a coffee plantation next to the campsite. We will begin by browsing the fields, with our local guide, learning about the different types of coffee beans, and picking our own fresh beans and why not! To have at dinner. afterwards at 3 pm. we will take a local transportation to go to bath in the natural hot springs (2 h. round-trip-) at Cocalmayo. Upon our return our trekking chef will surprise us with a lovely dinner.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 14 kms. – 8,700mi.
    • Average time: 5 to 6 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: Hot (day) - chilly (night).
    • Campsite altitude: 2,100m./6,8897ft.

     

    Day 4:Lucmabamba – Inca trail / Llactapata – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

    After a lovely breakfast we will start to climb uphill for 3 hours, along the path we will see more plantation of different fruits and local products reaching to the top or ‘Punkuyoc pass’ (2,700m./8,858ft.) we will go directly to ‘El mirador’ (view point) from here we have a panoramic view of the ‘Vilcabamba mountain range’ as well the first view of Machupicchu archeological park, your guide will share with you history also he will describe you the topography of this region, then we continue with our adventure and this time we hike downhill for 30 minutes until ‘Llactapata’ archaeological site, after exploring this place we continue descending for almost 2½ hours until ‘Hidroelectrica’ (1,800m./5,900ft.) where we will have the last lunch made by our trekking chef, before continuing with our adventure we will have a small ceremony to say good bye to our chefs. then we continue hiking for 3 more hours until Aguas Calientesthrough the trail that once Hiram Bingham (American professor) took to rediscover Machupicchu. On arrival at Aguas Calientes around 4 pm we will go directly to your hotel to check-in, dinner will be organized in the finest restaurant.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Hotel.
    • Distance: 16 kms. – 9,941mi.
    • Average time: 9 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: Hot.
    • Sights: Llactapata Inca site, Machu Picchu.

     

    Day 5:Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

    Were four unforgettable days and finally the most important. We will have breakfast in your hotel then we will go to take the first bus (5:30 am.) toward Machupicchu, after 30 minutes by bus we go into Machupicchu archeological park to enjoy of the sunrise and after taking the first pictures we start with our private guided tour, 2 hours exploring the lost city of the Incas, then you will have free time to explore on your own, if you have Waynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu mountain (must be booked in advance, as it sells out and costs $35 per person) your guide will take you to the entrance and will explain you about it. Also you can expend time hiking to the Sun Gate or Intipunku (2 hours’ round trip) this option is included in your Machupicchu ticket. When you are ready take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, in the afternoon by train 2 h. until Ollantaytambo station where our private van will take you back to Cusco and arrive at your hotel around 8 pm.
    • Considered: The most memorable day!!!
    • Weather: Hot.

  • Included In the Salkantay trek 5 days
    Briefing:
    It will be done one night before the trek, and here we will tell you all the specific details about the trek.
    Professional guide
    Bilingual English speaking, experienced professional guide.
    Two hours guided tour in Machupicchu.
    All the tickets:
    All tickets for the trek.
    Entry fee to Machupicchu.
    Tickets for the hot springs.
    Transportation:
    transfer from the airport to your hotel.
    Pick up in a private transport to the starting point of the trek.
    Bus ticket (round trip) Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu.
    Last day, train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
    Private van from Ollantaytambo to your hotel.
    Accommodation and hotel:
    3-nights of camping in a comfortable tent (sleeping 2 people in a 4-person tent).
    1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes, if you book your hotel just let us know. (Upgrades are always possible).
    Chef
    Experienced chef.
    Wranglers and horses
    To transport all equipment, tents, food, chairs, etc.
    Emergency horse
    We will have an extra horse in case we need it.
    Camping equipment:
    Dining tent to enjoy the meals with tables and chairs.
    Kitchen tent.
    Duffle bag:
    We will provide you a duffle bag at the moment of the briefing for your personal gear (7 kg.)
    Meals:
    Five breakfast, four lunches and four dinners.
    Snacks, and surprises made by our trekking chef.
    * if you have any food restriction, please let us know.
    Water:
    We will provide you boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles from your first lunch.
    First aids:
    All our guides have received training in first aids from a Physician.
    Emergency first-aid kit.
    Oxygen tank.
    Extras:
    We will provide you warm water every morning for washing, small pillows, a thick foam mattress and much more!!!

    Not Included
    • Sleeping bag: US$20.
    • Inflatable air mattress: US$20.
    • Walking sticks (Pair): US$15.
    Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
    Tips for the crew. (Guide, chef, horseman)


  • • Sleeping Bag: US$20.00 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm).
    • Air Mattress: US$20.00 per person per trek.
    • Walking Poles: US$15.00 per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended).
    • Personal tent: US$30.00 – (Tent is for single trekkers only).
    • Private hotel room: US$30.00 per night for solo travelers with single room.
    • Waynapicchu Mountain: US$35.00 per person (Please request when you book your Trek).
    • Machupicchu Mountain: US$30.00 per person (Please request when you book your Trek).

  • PRICE - USD 575.00 per person.
    This price includes the extra personal porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos.
    DISCOUNTS
    • Student Discount (with active green ISIC card): US$20.00
    • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
    • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

    ***please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

  • Essentials for the Salkantay 5D
    You have to take with you for this trek.

    Original passport. (very important).
    Valid GREEN ISIC card, (if you booked as a student)
    Small day pack – 30 or 40 L. for hiking in the day.
    Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).

    FOR YOUR DUFFLE BAG
    We will provide you a duffle bag at your briefing time and of course we will explain you what to put inside. Also include a porter wo will carry up your personal items to 7 kg. or 14 pounds including your sleeping bag and air mattress (these 2 items are 3.5 kg.)

    Sandals/comfortable shoes for camp.
    Warm clothes for variable temperatures - 3 ºC: wool hat, scarves, gloves, wool socks.
    Battery charger – No electricity along the trek.
    Quick-dry towel.
    3 hiking pants.
    3 t-shirts.
    3 sets of undergarments.
    3 sets of hiking socks.
    Couple of fleece (thermals will be great)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).
    Swimming suit.
    TOILETRIES
    Toothbrush and paste.
    Hand sanitizer.
    Personal medication.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Wet wipes.
    Insect repellent.

    ABOUT YOUR BACKPACK
    We recommend a small backpack 30L – 40L for hiking, Big backpack will not be allowed inside Machupicchu. Big ones can be stored outside citadel gate.

    Water bottle, or Camelbak – please supply your water until first lunch, then we will provide cold-boiled water after every meal.
    Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
    Rain gear: rain jacket, rain pant.
    Fleece.
    Wool hat, gloves.
    Camera.
    Value things.
    Snacks like dry fruits, chocolates, etc.
    Trekking poles (can be rented from overandestravel)
    Plastic poncho - we will provide you one.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Personal medication.
    Extra money (dollars or soles) for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc. at least $100.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Hand sanitizer.
    Insect repellent.

     

    Note: beside the main briefing done the night before the trek. Your guide will explain you every night about the activities to do and what to bring in your backpacks next days.