Salkantay Trek By Llactapata 05 Days

On the wild andes is located the most impressive mountain called Salkantay one of the Holy Gods of the incas and still of the new farmers and countrymen of the communities, the trail are considerate the pilgrim path to Machupicchu, as well called secondary trail to Machupicchu the landscape and colorful mountain decorate the highest pick of the area, the down valley tropical forests and finally gets you into the jungle, Salkantay trek named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. If you are thinking to do a hiking trip to Machupicchu and you want to be off of the beaten path and be in touch with the nature; Salkantay trek is the best option. Hiking 75 kilometers = 46 miles and reaching the famous Apacheta (mountain offerings) pass 4621masl = 15160ft which is the highest point of the Salkantay trek: enjoying the majestic mountains snowcapped pass on the depth forest following the original inca Trail part of that is paved by lime rock and granite on the explore on the jungle to get on the old town called LLactapata the first view to Machupicchu, that is considerate the last refuge of the Incas, kindly rates on the most marvelous and best hiking in Cusco. Along the hiking is clear to see the diversity of fruit and coffee plantations and pass bottom of Machupicchu city. And finally we reach to Aguas Calientes town for overnight in the hotel and the last day of your adventure you will get up too early to be the first ones up in Machu Picchu and enjoy the sunrise.

Highlights of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Discovery and exploration of the beautiful landspaces of the trek
  • 5 day trek of Salkantay with experienced local tour guide, Cook, Horseman and horses
  • Explorer the Umantany Lake
  • View the Enigmatic Salkantay Mountain
  • Discover the Umantay Glaciars,
  • Guided tour of the Incan site of Llactapata
  • Walk to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu

OverView Salkantay trek By Llactapata

  • Starting Point: Cusco at the hotel
  • Ending Point: Cusco at the hotel
  • Duration: 5 days 4 nights
  • Trip Style: Active
  • Activities: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking and Camping
  • Location: The SALKANTAY TREK begins 3.5 hours’ drive west of Cusco, Peru.
    We pass the village of MOLLEPATA and begin hiking at CHALLACANCHA.
  • Level Difficult: Moderate.
  • Departures Dates: any day with two people. We offer affordably priced
    tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best. NOT
    RECOMMENDED in December, January or February (weather conditions).
  • Acclimatisation: Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
  • Adventure Rating: Given the new restrictions on the Inca trail, Salkantay
    is the second most popular hike in the region and some of the campsites are
    less remote than on other trails.
  • Modality: Trekking, Archaeological and Cultural
  • Inca Trail Alternative: Yes, the Salkantay trek is an excellent option.
  • Departure Dates: Daily departures - all private service departure dates are adapted to your request

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA – CHALLACANCHA - SORAYPAMPA

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We start to pick up you from the hotel around 05:00 am, the bus driving taking 4 hours to ANTA – MOLLEPATA through the bus is clearly to see the white snowcapped mountain like Salkantay and Humantay the holy Gods of the Incas, the spectacular scenic on the upper part and lower valleys with colorful landscape. Two hours driving at head the first stop in Mollepata town there are toilet facilities, souvenirs and optional short breakfast, to soon continue at Challacancha the trail head. There we will meet with our support staff. There we will organize all the equipment, horses and mules. Around 9:30 a.m. we will star our trek to Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l) the first section of the path are paved rock trail there are the old water channel still supply to new habitants, the begin is 9 km in 3 hours to Soraypampa the lunch place as well base camp, after lunch and nap to continued hiking up to the Humantay lake (4200masl) 5 km in 3 hours round trip, bottom the glacier the most spectacular views to the back ground valley and sunset, Soraypampa is located on the middle of the glaciers valleys at night clear appreciate the constellation on the sky

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km approx.
  • Hiking Time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Pick Up time: 5:00 am from the hotel where you staying in cusco
  • Bus Ride: 3 hours to the trail head from cusco
  • Breakfast Stop: 1 hour in Mollepata

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS - HUAYRAMACHAY – CHAULLAY

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Early wake up with the first daylight at 05:00 am to packing the staff, breakfast and soon to start hiking up to the highest point of the trail Salkantay Pass (4650 masl – 15,255 ft) the distance is 7 km in 3 hours, on the ascent through the between the rocky valley bottom the magnificent Salkantay Mountay (6200 masl – 20,341 ft). We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay, humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo, Salkantay is considerate the second highest mountain of the Cusco region and one of the Incas God called “Apu”. Get the top is the most ancient time on the trek, 2 hours downhill on the serpent trail and gravel rocky path to get Huayracmachay lunch spot, on the afternoon entrance to the upper part of the amazone jungle as well called “cloud forest” 9 km in 3 hours on the wide trail in the thick forest are decorate the hills with colorful sceneries and the wild life and native plant, mostly of the year weather is warmed and temperate to finally arrived to Chaullay Village (2900 masl – 9,514 ft) the base camp into the jungle.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2900 masl
  • Hiking Distance: 22km to Chaullay
  • Hiking Time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Wake Up time: 5:00 am (with coca tea)
  • Breakfast Time: 5:45 am (enjoy a nutritious breakfast)
  • Departure Time: 6:30 am (we start hiking from the campsite)

DAY 3: CHAULLAY - LA PLAYA - SANTA TERESA – COLCAMAYO HOT SPRINGS

Around 6:00 am the wake up with coca tea; breakfast and hiking straight to la Playa crossing on the thick jungle and following on the bank of the Santa Teresa river on the gradual trail there are stopping in several family hamlet to enjoy the local fruit and vegetables (passion fruit, banana, coffee, avocado, mango, orange and papaya) If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “the Cock of the Rocks”, the trail distance is 16 km the hiking time is 5 hours on the down valleys is clearly to see the cedar tree very useful for the local people on the economic, La playa is small Town with the basic facilities (toilet, electricity, shopping and souvenir) as well the lunch point, following the plan We will driving the collective bus to Santa Teresa Town around 1 hour camp site, to get early at this base camp on the afternoon optional driving 15 minutes to the hot spring highly recommended after the hard journey on the mountain, Then back at the campsite for happy hours and dinner.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: hotel in AGUAS CALIENTES town
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 2900 masl
  • MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 1600 masl
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 26 km from CHAWLLAY to AGUAS CALIENTES
  • HIKING TIME: 8 to 9 hours
  • WAKE UP TIME: 6:00 am (with coca tea)
  • BREAKFAST TIME: 6:45 am (enjoy a nutritious breakfast)
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30 am (we start hiking from the campsite)

DAY 4: SANTA TERESA – LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

After an early breakfast, we will take a local transportation to Lucmabamba (40 minutes ride) to our start hiking point. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last park of the trek, an approximately 2 hour’s walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WAKE UP TIME: 5:30 am with coca tea
  • BREAKFAST TIME: 6:00 am
  • ACCOMMODATION: at the hotel in AGUAS CALIENTES
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 2050 masl
  • MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 1600 masl
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 22 km from LUCMABAMBA to AGUAS CALIENTES
  • HIKING TIME: 8 to 9 hours
  • CAR RIDE: 45 minutes from SANTA TERESA to LUCMABAMBA
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30:00 am (we start hiking to LLACTAPATA)
  • LUNCH TIME: 1:00 PM in HYDROELECTRIC
  • DINNER TIME: 7:00 pm in the restaurant in AGUAS CALIENTES town

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

The ancient day on the Trek, early wake up on the hotel is better for visit Machupicchu, We suggestion start early visit Machupicchu the check point is open from (6:00 am until 17:00 pm) optional going up by bus or foot, on the morning look empty the city with less tourist the first 2 hours guiding tour in the City, (temples, palaces, priest house, sundial, industrial sector and farming fields) after that is start your free time to climbing up to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (book in advance to get your ticket) both mountains hiking time taking 3 hours approx. or trekking to the sun gate the main entrance of the Inka Trail, therefore you’ll stay and enjoy the city for more than 7 hours on the afternoon We organized the train (18:30 pm) back form Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus driving to Cusco to arrive at 20:00 pm approx. the bus drops you off at your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast,
  • WAKE UP TIME: 4:00 am at the hotel in AGUAS CALIENTES
  • BREAKFAST TIME: 4:30 am at your hotel
  • BUS RIDE: 25 minutes from AGUAS CALIENTES to MACHU PICCHU
  • GUIDED TOUR: 2 to 2.5 hours in MACHU PICCHU complex
  • HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: 2.5 hours hiking round trip
  • MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN: 3.5 hours hiking round trip
  • BUS RIDE: 25 minutes from MACHUPICCHU to AGUAS CALIETES
  • TRAIN RIDE: 1:45 hours from AGUAS CALIETES to OLLANTAYTAMBO
  • BUS RIDE: 1:30 hours from OLLANTAYTAMBO to the hotel IN CUSCO

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us info@salkantaytreks.org and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

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