The SalKantay 4-days is a seriously attractive alternative for you, where you will have a quiet connection with the nature and the andes mountain range with its snow-capped peaks of Humantay and Salkantay with their crystal clear lakes, also enjoying the spectacular views of the glaciers in the quiet sunset over the andes. Hike 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 and will take you in a touring into the coffee bean plantations and learn about this product also pick, roast, grind and to have the experience of brewing your own coffee. 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: Machupicchu!

  • Day 1:Cusco – Soraypampa – Salkantay pass – Huayracmachay

    This morning we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am. we will drive for two hours until Mollepata, town where you can buy energy drinks, snacks or any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten, then 1 more hour driving until ‘Soraypampa’ (3,900m./12,795ft.) the trailhead for this great adventure. Here we will meet with all our team; our chefs, horsemen and horses. Also here we will have 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 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 4 hours we reach to ‘Soyrococha’ (4,400m./14,517ft.) which is our lunch spot, here we will reach around 12:30 pm. after lunch still 1 hour uphill towards our highest point in our trek, ‘Salkantay pass’ (4,650m./15,367ft.). Here we have the most spectacular views of this glacier and all the surrounding mountains and we can say it was worth the effort, then 3 more hours downhill until our first campsite ‘Huayracmachay’ (3,800m/12467ft.). On this trail we will have little streams and some sections could be slippery, the trekking poles will be very helpful. Also we will have a great views of the sunset. Average time to reach to campsite 5:30 pm. upon your arrival you will find your tents all set up so just relax then enjoy the tea and dinner. After dinner we can enjoy the spectacular views of the southern hemisphere sky and to learn about the Inca constellations.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 15 kms. - 9.320mi.
    • Average time: 8 hours.
    • Trail condition: Dusty, rocky and slippery.
    • Considered: Challenging.
    • Weather: Cold – windy.
    • Campsite altitude: 3,800m./12467ft.

     

    Day 2:Huayracmachay – Collpapampa – La Playa/Sahuayaco.

    Very early morning We will be woken up with a cup of hot coca tea, then our trekking chef will amaze us with a delicious breakfast before leaving. The first 4 hours it will be downhill following the valley until we reach to Chaullay community then to ‘Collpapampa community’ (2,900 m./9514ft.) where we will have our lunch. 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 see more and more vegetation which means we are entering to the cloud forest, especially after lunch we will see a lot of colorful plants, variety of fruits and native products also cacao and coffee plantations, as well diversity of birds and other animals of this region.

    Average time to reach to lunch spot is noon, after lunch we have 5 more hours of gradual downhill until La Playa, here we reach around 5 pm. upon our arrival we will have the tea time and dinner.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 18 kms. - 11.184mi.
    • Average time: 9 hours.
    • Trail condition: Rocky, muddy and slippery.
    • Considered: Challenging.
    • Weather: Warm - hot.
    • Campsite altitude: 2,200m./7,217ft.

     

    Day 3:La Playa/Sahuayaco – Llactapata – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

    Today we will wake up around 5 am. after to get ready with our stuff we enjoy an energetic breakfast, after we continue for 45 min. along the bus road towards ‘Lucmabamba’ which is the beginning of a section of the ‘Inca trail’. Once here we 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 lunch also we get again our duffle bags, afterwards we are going to have a small ceremony to say good bye to our chefs. We will take the train to Aguas Calientes town which takes 40 minutes, once in Aguas Calientes (around 4 pm.) we go to your hotel to check-in and relax, this evening we will have the dinner in a touristic restaurant where also we will have the briefing for the next day.

    *this afternoon still the option to visit the Hot spring; if you wish to visit just let us know, take your towel, sandals and enjoy. (The ticket is 10 soles).
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Hotel.
    • Distance: 14 kms. - 8.700mi.
    • Average time: 8 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: Hot.
    • Aguas Calientes altitude: 2,000m./6,560ft.

     

    Day 4:Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

    Were three great days and finally the most important day. 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 you will take a 2 hours’ train back to Ollantaytambo station where our private van will take you to Cusco and arrive at your hotel around 8 pm.
    • Considered: The most memorable day!!!
    • Weather: Hot - humed.


  • Included in the Salkantay 4D
    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:
    Entry fee to Machupicchu.
    All tickets for the trek.
    Transportation:
    transfer from the airport to your hotel.
    Pick up in a private transport to the starting point of the trek.
    Train ticket from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes.
    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:
    2-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:
    Four breakfast, three lunches and three 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 560.00 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 4D
    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.
    2 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.