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Tour Salkantay Trek a Machu Picchu 5 Dias

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Preparese para vivir uno de los mejores treks del mundo. Tour Salkantay trek  5 days to Machu Picchuconsidered one of the 25 treks most beautiful in the world by National Geographic, has become one of the best alternatives to the Inca Trail, ending with a guided tour of the Marvelous Citadel of Machu Picchu, it will be something you'll never forget.

The Mountain Salkantay esta situado a (6264 m.s.n.m):

El “Apu Salcantay”, es uno de las montañas más elevadas de la región del Cusco.

Since the passage of Salkantaand a 4.600 m.s.n.m tendremos unas maravillosas vistas de este imponente y majestuoso gigante andino.


Cúltural Perú, te ofrece uno de los mejores tour de aventura a Salkantay trek  5 days, where you will be able to enjoy a lot of adventure.


  • Duration : 5 Days and 4 Night
  • Departures : Daily
  • Location : Cusco – Peru
  • Start time : 04:30 am
  • Visitas :  Mollepata, Soraypampa, Humantay, Chaullay, Santa Teresa y Machu picchu.
  • La caminata : 58 km
  • Dificultad : Media-alta
  • Salkantay trek  5 days

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4:30.m. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Mollepata in a tourist bus. Where you can get ready with last minute supplies or anything that you have forgotten in the city (water, rain poncho, insect repellent, etc). Once the riders have taken the big packages and we have purchased all the supplies at the last minute, it is time to begin the journey.

The greater part of the journey in this first day is just walking down the road that leads up to Soraypampa. The views are breathtaking and the trail once in a while takes a shortcut steep through the grass of a cow, the scent of eucalyptus will invade the exit of Mollepata and you dive deeper and deeper in the open valleys that dominate this section of the Andes, and it feels amazing to breathe in the thin air of the mountain and slowly slid back in the middle of nowhere.

Soraypampa es un lugar muy surrealista, ya que hay un salkantay lodge, tambien pocas familias, y solo 4 o 5 familias que alquilan campings. Desde este punto podremos ver la montaña Salkantay and around 4:30pm we will be in Soraypampa, which is 3,500 mts (20,671 pies). Es nuestro primer campamento es el más alto y más frío del viaje a 4,000 meters (12,750 feet), we can enjoy the beautiful scenery.


We will have a hot breakfast around 5:30am and we begin our trek towards the highest pass on this trek (4,650 mts / 15,200 ft) located between two huge mountains: Salkantay to the right and Humantay to the left ( Salkantay trek to 6,271 mts / 20,575 ft and Humantay to 4,120 mts / 13,500 ft). From the pass, the views of both snow-capped mountains are amazing. There will also be a possibility of snow here. At this point we will have a small ceremony.

This ceremony is known as Payment to the Earth or Pachamama ( Jaywarikuy ), in which we leave some coca leaves in the rocks to Mother Earth to ask for permission to continue and have an amazing trip and a memorable one.

We will continue our walk downhill through a beautiful cloud forest and arrive at Huayracpunku, where we have lunch.

We walked again after lunch in the direction of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, Colcapampa (3,000 mts / 9,800 ft). Another possible place to camp would be in Challway . Following the course of the Salkantay river, at this point we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful andean landscape in the same place where we camped (2,900 mts approx.).


After our breakfast at 6:30a.m., we will pass by several valleys, crossing the river Lluskamayo and a variety of small creeks, appreciating some wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits, colorful birds, and various native plants. The road is less demanding with a climate is generally warm. Almuerzaremos on the road, and as we journey, we will enjoy more of the valley around us. Eventually we arrive at Santa Teresa, which is our next camp.

After a rest and refreshments to help us recover our strength, we have the option of visiting the hot springs local and test the water well deserved and relaxing, A real treat after walking all day!.


After breakfast, we continue our journey to walk another 3 hours to get to Hidroelectrica. The trail ends at the old coffee plantation Mandorpampa and enter into the cloud forest, following the sacred river for about an hour and a half until we see the waterfalls of the Hidroelectrica. These falls are about twelve feet high and are fed by the crystal clear waters of the melting of the sacred mount Yanantin.

From the falls, the trail continues up the ridge, before being lost in the vegetation becoming more dense. This is a beautiful landscape and fertile, with plantations of coffee, banana and avocado, which abound in the forest, and wilderness areas, which are the natural habitat of mammals such as the spectacled bear, and hundreds of species of birds and butterflies, some of them endemic to the region. The forest is covered with bromeliads and many varieties of orchids, some of which have been recently identified by biologists.

Finally we arrive to the village of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) to spend the night in our comfortable hotel.

Optional: you can make a visit early to the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes where the entrance fee is $ 4.


We will have breakfast and then take the bus very early to "The Lost City of the Incas" Machu Picchu. A walking tour of approximately 2 hours is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city in their free time for their own account. At 10 a.m. there will be time to climb Huayna Picchu (2,720 mts / 8,890 ft). Takes about 45 minutes to get to the top.

Then take the Expedition train of the afternoon back to Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cusco. We will be in Cusco at approximately 22:30 p. m.

Optional : Holy Mountain Huayna Picchu. Has a limitation of 400 spaces by day, so we recommend that you book in advance. If you still have some energy, you can also climb the Sacred Mountain Huayna Picchu (2720m / 8923ft). It takes 45 minutes to get to the top, the entrance has an additional cost of $ 75.00 and you may have to skip the tour of Machu Picchu to climb this mountain.


The itinerary is subject to change according to the time of the booking and the spaces of the campsite at the time of the arrival.

The camps may vary depending on the weather and the state of health of the travelers.

Train Included in all tours is the Service Expedition (Ollantaytambo) and the schedules of the trains will be confirmed at the time of the walk. If you join another group at the end of the day, we can't guarantee that it will travel in the same train for the rest of the group.

The train schedules are subject to change depending on the timetables and the availability of Peru Rail.

Includes / Excludes

Included in the Tour?

  • Transfers from hotel
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata.
  • Professional bilingual guide (from the beginning of the hike).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • The tickets for the bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu and the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and various snacks to be tasted throughout the day. "Meals after the last breakfast (day 5) are not included."
  • Professional chef: all of our fresh vegetables are washed in water iodine before serving.
  • Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! All the requirements of the diet of vegetarians, lacto-allergies and dislikes in general can be met in both prior notice is given when booking the trip
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • First-aid kit
  • 01 Oxygen tank
  • Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Riders
  • Carp Quad (4 people), Tent waterproof for 02 persons
  • 01 sleeping mattress per person
  • 01 the night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Tikets back of train Service Expedition (Machu Picchu to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco.

Not Included in the Tour?

  • Meals after breakfast on Day 5
  • Sleeping bags, US $25.00 for the whole ride
  • Porters extra or horses to carry personal items (Optional US $ 60.00 for 4 days)
  • Entrance to the Sacred Mountain Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Sacred (US $ 75.00)
  • Tickets to the hot Springs of the Town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) US $ 4.00
  • Other items or activities that are not mentioned.

We Recommend to take?

  • Bring warm clothes.
  • Sunscreen (preferably factor 90+).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Cap.
  • Canes.
  • In the rainy season a poncho of Water.
  • Shoes for hike (hike / trekking).
  • Water.
  • Take your identity document or passport.
  • Arrive half an hour prior to the train station.
  • Do not carry a lot of baggage are only allowed 7kg on the train.
  • In Machu Picchu will go up many stairs, wear shoes suitable for walking.
  • Finished the guided tour in Machu Picchu enjoy the magic of the moment, open arms, and recharge your energy.
  • Visit the thermal baths of aguas calientes.

Before you travel

  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking time, in addition to stairs.
  • Some of the places you will visit are about 4600 meters above sea level, the highest that the city of Cuzco.
  • There will be stops at souvenir shops, local craft so you can look at and buy if you like.

Frequently asked questions of the Tour

¿Se puede hacer el Salkantay trek sin guía?

A diferencia del Camino Inca clásico, el Camino Salkantay no requiere guía. El sendero Salkantay tiene 46 millas de finalización que lo lleva a través de un terreno montañoso accidentado y un nevado salkantay que conecta Cusco con la ciudadela inca de Machu Picchu. La elevación máxima de esta extenuante caminata es de 15,090 pies en el Paso Salkantay.

¿Qué tan difícil es el sendero Salkantay?

Los expertos califican la dificultad de la caminata Salkantay en un nivel de dificultad de 3-4 en una escala que llega hasta el 7. Debido a la gran altitud y las pendientes empinadas, necesitará un nivel de condición física razonable para completar esta caminata.

¿Qué época del año es mejor para ir al nevado Salkantay trek?

El mejor momento para caminar por el sendero Salkantay Puede recorrer el sendero Salkantay durante todo el año, pero le recomendamos hacerlo en los meses más secos, de abril a diciembre. Los días son cálidos, alrededor de 62 °F (17 °C), y más frescos por la noche y temprano en la mañana alrededor de 40 °F (5 °C).

¿Necesito reservar Salkantay trek con anticipación?

A diferencia del Camino Inca, que debe reservarse con al menos seis meses de anticipación, el Salkantay es una caminata que se puede organizar con mucha menos antelación. Esto se debe a que no se requieren permisos para caminar por este sendero; en cambio, solo deberá asegurarse de tener un boleto para Machu Picchu.

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