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Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu
Cusco- Cusco- Peru
( 60 )
5 Days
10 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

Salkantay trek is according to National Geographic the most spectacular route to Machu Picchu. No other route offers such diversity in topography and ecosystems. On the way you will experience rocky mountain landscape surrounded by snow-capped mountains, turquoise glacial lakes, stunning cloudforest with cascading rivers and lush rainforest. And the icing on the cake: Machu Picchu of course!
 
Salkantay Mountain is considered in Andean culture to be a so called Apu. This is a Quechua word that means spiritual protector, and Salkantay is one of the most important Apus.

Tour Detail

ITINERARY
 
Duration: 5 days (3 and 4 days possible)
Activity level: Moderate to hard
Season: All year
 

 

Day 1 – Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha

We will depart from Cusco to Soraypampa in the morning and drive through beautiful Andean landscapes for approximately 3 hours. When we arrive, we will have the first view of the impressive snow-capped Huamantay and Salkantay mountains. Salkantay is the second highest mountain in the Cusco vicinity (6264 m / 20551 ft) We will eat a delicious lunch at Soraypampa before we start the 3 hours hike to our base camp at Soyrococha. At this secluded site we will set up the tents, put on warm clothes, eat dinner and look at the stars.

 Day 2 – Soyrococha – Salkantay Pass – Andenes – Colpapampa

We have an early breakfast and begin hiking for 1km to the Salkantay pass (4650 m) where we most likely will be the first people to arrive. This is also the highest point of the trek. From here we walk for 15 minutes to get a view of bright turquoise Salkantay Lake. From here we descend in to the cloudforest. After 3-4 hours we arrive at Andenes and have a long, relaxing lunch. When we feel ready, we continue to descend for another 1-2 hours to reach our camp site in the village of Colpapampa. Here we have plenty of time to relax, have dinner and enjoy the warmer temperatures of the cloudforest.  

Day 3 – Colpapampa – La Playa - Lucmabamba

Again we start early to get a head start. Today’s hike goes up and down through lush forest – the entrance to the Amazonas. We have plenty of stops along the way to spot hummingbirds or eat exotic fruits straight from the trees. After approximately 4 hours we arrive in La Playa where we will have lunch. Close to La Playa is our camp site for the evening: Lucmabamba. There are several organic coffee plantations in the area, and we will have a demonstration of how the local coffee is produced. After a little relaxation time, dinner is served!

Day 4 – Lucmabamba – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

After an energizing breakfast, we get ready to hike a part of the Royal Inca Trail. We will be walking 2-3 hours upwards until we reach Llaqtapata, an ancient inka construction. From here we will have spectacular views of Machu Picchu city, Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain. After taking it all in, we descend for 2-3 hours until we reach Hydroelectric. Here we have our lunch and wait for the train that will take us through amazing green hillscape to Aguas Calientes. We will check in to our hotel, relax and go to a restaurant to enjoy a traditional Peruvian dinner.

Day 5 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Today is the day! We will get up very early in the morning, have a light breakfast and wait for the bus to take us up to the main gate of Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 25 minutes, and we will try to be first in line when the gates open at 6am. For around two hours, one of our passionate guides will show you around the city of Machu Picchu and talk about its fascinating history and significance. After the tour you have time to explore Machu Picchu at your own leisure before returning to Aguas Calientes by bus. From here you will take the train to Ollantaytambo where a bus to Cusco will be waiting for you.

 

Price Detail
Inclusions

INCLUDED
• Briefing, one day before the trek. During the briefing you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your questions.
• Pick up from hotel in a private minibus to start of the trek (approx... 3:00 hrs.)
• Pick up from the last point of the trek, ollantaytambo in a private minibus and transfer to the city of Cusco (approx. 2:30 hrs.)
• Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service) • One way bus to Machupicchu from aguas calientes
• Entry fee to Machu Picchu. • Water during the whole hike. • Snacks 

ACCOMMODATION
• Camping in tents for 3 Nights • We include a 3 start hotel in Aguas Calientes.

TREKKING TEAM
• Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He will be with you from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at hotel.
• Professional Chef, Assistant Cook and waiter to make meals highlights along the trek. Our team studied at Gastronomy College and has lots of experience cooking along treks.
• Mules to carry the equipment needed for the campsites, they will be with us from the beginning of the trek.
• Horses to carry personal belongings up to 8kg.  1 Duffle Bag where you can put your personal belongings (8kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag. 

CAMPSITE EQUIPMENT

• High mountain tent, waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people. For your convenience we use it only for 2 people.
• Sleeping Bag
• Air Mattress
• Dining Tent • Kitchen Tent
• Camping tables and chairs
• First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.) 

FOOD 

During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of hot coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain, as well as the altitude.
We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies e.g. Special dietary requests must be made during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our professional chefs have composed our menu, and you can be sure that you will never go hungry! Water will be provided every day during the whole trek. SALKANTAY TREK

Exclusions

NOT INCLUDED

• Hiking Poles
• Waterproof and Thermic Doite or Eureka Tent for personal use, in the event passenger would like to have a private tent. (However, tent has capacity for two persons)
• Extra horse to carry personal belongings more than what is included (from 8 kilos to 15 kilos).
• Personal saddle-horse
• Train from Hydro to Aguas Calientes
• Tips 

OPTIONAL SERVICES 

Extra horse and saddle-horse, depending on your physical condition, the walk can be exhausting. If you would like to have assistance to carry your belongings, more than the included quantity (more than 8 kilos), you can hire a personal horse to carry 8 kilos (18 pounds) for US$ 70.00 or personal horse carrying 15 kilos (33 pounds) for US$ 140.00. Similarly, if you need to use a horse to ride (saddled), you can also book this for US$ 140.00. These services will be exclusively yours once booked. Important: If you decide to use this service, you should advise of your need to hire an additional mule/horse at the time of booking.

PERSONAL TENT
All the treks operated by INKA POWER PERU, offer our clients shared tents (double accommodation).
However, for a better convenience of our customers, INKA POWER PERU offers the rental of a single tent. This service has an additional cost as US$ 50.00, and you can request this when you make the booking.
PUBLIC RESTROOMS
INKA POWER PERU offer the service of portable toilets during your trek. However, on the route there are public restrooms, in some campsites and lunch spots. For using the bathroom there is a price of US$ 0.50

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 11 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 10 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 1 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

freya-deane

2018-07-30 18:58:49

"Salkantay Trek" This five day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was a very special experience. It was challenging, beautiful and a lot of fun getting to know our group and our lovely guide Jayder, who not only was...

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aduff489

2018-07-20 18:40:49

"Inka Power is the best!!!!" Inka Power Peru is amazing! Jayder, the owner and guide, is incredibly knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves every step of the way. Inka Power...

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jerryo293

2018-06-17 01:32:03

"Fantastic Inka Power " A group of four did the three day private Inca trail tour. Jayder the guide and owner of the company is a great guy. Jayder discussed the itinerary options and tailored the tour to suit our personal...

+More

James R

2018-06-13 02:45:32

"Brilliant!" Myself and 3 of my friends who are in our mid to late twenties did a private 3 day 2 night inca jungle trail and couldnt recommend it more. Jayder our tour guide and owner of the company was very...

+More

Rodrigo M

2018-06-06 16:27:07

"Excellent!" A great team, with all the necessary knowledge to guide us and teach us Everything about the history of this amazing country. I loved Peru and its Inca history! ...and the guys were really...

+More

David S

2018-01-04 13:49:45

"Inka POWERFUL" Well well well, what can I say. We were recommended by a tour company in Lima to check out IP. This was our last day in Cusco and we were glad to take on the recommendation. We initially were in a...

+More

Kayla R

2018-01-04 13:40:04

"Sacred Valley Tour" We had an excellent day with Inka Power. Jayder is knowlegable and enthusiastic about the region, thank you for making our last day in Cusco amazing.

+More

Rana L

2017-11-25 12:05:13

"Excellent Experience" My school group and I used this company when we booked our Inka trail trip. Truly a wonderful experience! They were so much better than the ones along Plaza de Armas. Our tour guide, Jayder, was the...

+More

Caroliners07

2017-11-13 14:19:05

"Salkantay Trek 5D/4N" It was a super nice trip with professionalism, nice atmosphere and the guide (Jayder) was really friendly and talkative! The trek was amazing with beautiful views and you could walk in your own pace...

+More

lydiawhitelw

2017-11-05 10:04:49

"Awesome 2d/1n Inca Trail Trek!" I had a great time on this trek, it was a super relaxed atmosphere and Jayder was an excellent guide and extremely friendly and approachable. The trek was absolutely stunning and not too challenging...

+More

Maura C

2017-09-18 21:54:39

"Incredible 2D/1N Inca Trail Trek!" This trip to Peru was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! My friend and I did the 2D/1N Inca Trail Trek and it was more than I could have ever hoped for. We wanted to be able to...

+More

Mitch Z

2017-09-17 15:40:35

"Awesome 4d/3n Salkantay & Machu Picchu Trek" Booked a private Salkantay Trek with Inka Power and had a great experience - Jayder (the owner) and his team exceeded our expectations throughout our trek. The Salkantay trek is much less busy than...

+More

erinvsshark

2017-09-15 16:42:05

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tnc17

2017-06-21 12:46:32

"Inca trail 2 days" The Inca trail 2 day option is a great way to get to experience some of the classic Inca trail hike and see Machu Picchu if you're traveling with a limited schedule. Jayder was a great guide, took...

+More

Are_ily

2017-06-08 18:36:12

"KM 104 to Machu Picchu 2D/1N" Hiking the Km 104 to Machu Picchu was a life changing experience! Filled with life and energy our guide, Jayder, lead myself and 5 other friends through the 2D/1N trek. The view of the Urubamba...

+More

SambitaVagabonde

2017-06-01 06:04:46

"Salkantay, trek to Machu Picchu for adventure lovers" It's without hesitation that I recommend Inka Power. My experience with them doing Salkantay trek was perfect. Guides are not only super interesting and knowledgeable, they are also friendly...

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Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu
Cusco, Cusco, Peru
( 60 )
5 Days
10 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

Salkantay trek is according to National Geographic the most spectacular route to Machu Picchu. No other route offers such diversity in topography and ecosystems. On the way you will experience rocky mountain landscape surrounded by snow-capped mountains, turquoise glacial lakes, stunning cloudforest with cascading rivers and lush rainforest. And the icing on the cake: Machu Picchu of course!
 
Salkantay Mountain is considered in Andean culture to be a so called Apu. This is a Quechua word that means spiritual protector, and Salkantay is one of the most important Apus.

Tour Detail

ITINERARY
 
Duration: 5 days (3 and 4 days possible)
Activity level: Moderate to hard
Season: All year
 

 

Day 1 – Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha

We will depart from Cusco to Soraypampa in the morning and drive through beautiful Andean landscapes for approximately 3 hours. When we arrive, we will have the first view of the impressive snow-capped Huamantay and Salkantay mountains. Salkantay is the second highest mountain in the Cusco vicinity (6264 m / 20551 ft) We will eat a delicious lunch at Soraypampa before we start the 3 hours hike to our base camp at Soyrococha. At this secluded site we will set up the tents, put on warm clothes, eat dinner and look at the stars.

 Day 2 – Soyrococha – Salkantay Pass – Andenes – Colpapampa

We have an early breakfast and begin hiking for 1km to the Salkantay pass (4650 m) where we most likely will be the first people to arrive. This is also the highest point of the trek. From here we walk for 15 minutes to get a view of bright turquoise Salkantay Lake. From here we descend in to the cloudforest. After 3-4 hours we arrive at Andenes and have a long, relaxing lunch. When we feel ready, we continue to descend for another 1-2 hours to reach our camp site in the village of Colpapampa. Here we have plenty of time to relax, have dinner and enjoy the warmer temperatures of the cloudforest.  

Day 3 – Colpapampa – La Playa - Lucmabamba

Again we start early to get a head start. Today’s hike goes up and down through lush forest – the entrance to the Amazonas. We have plenty of stops along the way to spot hummingbirds or eat exotic fruits straight from the trees. After approximately 4 hours we arrive in La Playa where we will have lunch. Close to La Playa is our camp site for the evening: Lucmabamba. There are several organic coffee plantations in the area, and we will have a demonstration of how the local coffee is produced. After a little relaxation time, dinner is served!

Day 4 – Lucmabamba – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

After an energizing breakfast, we get ready to hike a part of the Royal Inca Trail. We will be walking 2-3 hours upwards until we reach Llaqtapata, an ancient inka construction. From here we will have spectacular views of Machu Picchu city, Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain. After taking it all in, we descend for 2-3 hours until we reach Hydroelectric. Here we have our lunch and wait for the train that will take us through amazing green hillscape to Aguas Calientes. We will check in to our hotel, relax and go to a restaurant to enjoy a traditional Peruvian dinner.

Day 5 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Today is the day! We will get up very early in the morning, have a light breakfast and wait for the bus to take us up to the main gate of Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 25 minutes, and we will try to be first in line when the gates open at 6am. For around two hours, one of our passionate guides will show you around the city of Machu Picchu and talk about its fascinating history and significance. After the tour you have time to explore Machu Picchu at your own leisure before returning to Aguas Calientes by bus. From here you will take the train to Ollantaytambo where a bus to Cusco will be waiting for you.

 

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Price Detail

INCLUDED
• Briefing, one day before the trek. During the briefing you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your questions.
• Pick up from hotel in a private minibus to start of the trek (approx... 3:00 hrs.)
• Pick up from the last point of the trek, ollantaytambo in a private minibus and transfer to the city of Cusco (approx. 2:30 hrs.)
• Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service) • One way bus to Machupicchu from aguas calientes
• Entry fee to Machu Picchu. • Water during the whole hike. • Snacks 

ACCOMMODATION
• Camping in tents for 3 Nights • We include a 3 start hotel in Aguas Calientes.

TREKKING TEAM
• Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He will be with you from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at hotel.
• Professional Chef, Assistant Cook and waiter to make meals highlights along the trek. Our team studied at Gastronomy College and has lots of experience cooking along treks.
• Mules to carry the equipment needed for the campsites, they will be with us from the beginning of the trek.
• Horses to carry personal belongings up to 8kg.  1 Duffle Bag where you can put your personal belongings (8kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag. 

CAMPSITE EQUIPMENT

• High mountain tent, waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people. For your convenience we use it only for 2 people.
• Sleeping Bag
• Air Mattress
• Dining Tent • Kitchen Tent
• Camping tables and chairs
• First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.) 

FOOD 

During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of hot coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain, as well as the altitude.
We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies e.g. Special dietary requests must be made during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our professional chefs have composed our menu, and you can be sure that you will never go hungry! Water will be provided every day during the whole trek. SALKANTAY TREK

NOT INCLUDED

• Hiking Poles
• Waterproof and Thermic Doite or Eureka Tent for personal use, in the event passenger would like to have a private tent. (However, tent has capacity for two persons)
• Extra horse to carry personal belongings more than what is included (from 8 kilos to 15 kilos).
• Personal saddle-horse
• Train from Hydro to Aguas Calientes
• Tips 

OPTIONAL SERVICES 

Extra horse and saddle-horse, depending on your physical condition, the walk can be exhausting. If you would like to have assistance to carry your belongings, more than the included quantity (more than 8 kilos), you can hire a personal horse to carry 8 kilos (18 pounds) for US$ 70.00 or personal horse carrying 15 kilos (33 pounds) for US$ 140.00. Similarly, if you need to use a horse to ride (saddled), you can also book this for US$ 140.00. These services will be exclusively yours once booked. Important: If you decide to use this service, you should advise of your need to hire an additional mule/horse at the time of booking.

PERSONAL TENT
All the treks operated by INKA POWER PERU, offer our clients shared tents (double accommodation).
However, for a better convenience of our customers, INKA POWER PERU offers the rental of a single tent. This service has an additional cost as US$ 50.00, and you can request this when you make the booking.
PUBLIC RESTROOMS
INKA POWER PERU offer the service of portable toilets during your trek. However, on the route there are public restrooms, in some campsites and lunch spots. For using the bathroom there is a price of US$ 0.50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 11 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 10 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 1 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

freya-deane

2018-07-30 18:58:49

"Salkantay Trek" This five day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was a very special experience. It was challenging, beautiful and a lot of fun getting to know our group and our lovely guide Jayder, who not only was...

+More

aduff489

2018-07-20 18:40:49

"Inka Power is the best!!!!" Inka Power Peru is amazing! Jayder, the owner and guide, is incredibly knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves every step of the way. Inka Power...

+More

jerryo293

2018-06-17 01:32:03

"Fantastic Inka Power " A group of four did the three day private Inca trail tour. Jayder the guide and owner of the company is a great guy. Jayder discussed the itinerary options and tailored the tour to suit our personal...

+More

James R

2018-06-13 02:45:32

"Brilliant!" Myself and 3 of my friends who are in our mid to late twenties did a private 3 day 2 night inca jungle trail and couldnt recommend it more. Jayder our tour guide and owner of the company was very...

+More

Rodrigo M

2018-06-06 16:27:07

"Excellent!" A great team, with all the necessary knowledge to guide us and teach us Everything about the history of this amazing country. I loved Peru and its Inca history! ...and the guys were really...

+More

David S

2018-01-04 13:49:45

"Inka POWERFUL" Well well well, what can I say. We were recommended by a tour company in Lima to check out IP. This was our last day in Cusco and we were glad to take on the recommendation. We initially were in a...

+More

Kayla R

2018-01-04 13:40:04

"Sacred Valley Tour" We had an excellent day with Inka Power. Jayder is knowlegable and enthusiastic about the region, thank you for making our last day in Cusco amazing.

+More

Rana L

2017-11-25 12:05:13

"Excellent Experience" My school group and I used this company when we booked our Inka trail trip. Truly a wonderful experience! They were so much better than the ones along Plaza de Armas. Our tour guide, Jayder, was the...

+More

Caroliners07

2017-11-13 14:19:05

"Salkantay Trek 5D/4N" It was a super nice trip with professionalism, nice atmosphere and the guide (Jayder) was really friendly and talkative! The trek was amazing with beautiful views and you could walk in your own pace...

+More

lydiawhitelw

2017-11-05 10:04:49

"Awesome 2d/1n Inca Trail Trek!" I had a great time on this trek, it was a super relaxed atmosphere and Jayder was an excellent guide and extremely friendly and approachable. The trek was absolutely stunning and not too challenging...

+More

Maura C

2017-09-18 21:54:39

"Incredible 2D/1N Inca Trail Trek!" This trip to Peru was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! My friend and I did the 2D/1N Inca Trail Trek and it was more than I could have ever hoped for. We wanted to be able to...

+More

Mitch Z

2017-09-17 15:40:35

"Awesome 4d/3n Salkantay & Machu Picchu Trek" Booked a private Salkantay Trek with Inka Power and had a great experience - Jayder (the owner) and his team exceeded our expectations throughout our trek. The Salkantay trek is much less busy than...

+More

erinvsshark

2017-09-15 16:42:05

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+More

tnc17

2017-06-21 12:46:32

"Inca trail 2 days" The Inca trail 2 day option is a great way to get to experience some of the classic Inca trail hike and see Machu Picchu if you're traveling with a limited schedule. Jayder was a great guide, took...

+More

Are_ily

2017-06-08 18:36:12

"KM 104 to Machu Picchu 2D/1N" Hiking the Km 104 to Machu Picchu was a life changing experience! Filled with life and energy our guide, Jayder, lead myself and 5 other friends through the 2D/1N trek. The view of the Urubamba...

+More

SambitaVagabonde

2017-06-01 06:04:46

"Salkantay, trek to Machu Picchu for adventure lovers" It's without hesitation that I recommend Inka Power. My experience with them doing Salkantay trek was perfect. Guides are not only super interesting and knowledgeable, they are also friendly...

+More
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