Salkantay Walk To Machupicchu
04 Days 03 Nights

Different landscapes in an unforgettable walk

Machupicchu Agricultural Sector
  • Start of the Salkantay Walk

    Start of the Salkantay Walk

  • Starting Soraypampa Road

    Starting Soraypampa Road

  • Humantay Lagoon

    Humantay Lagoon

Day 01 : Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay – Salkantaypampa.

  • Pick up at the hotel around 04:30 a.m. to start the trip to Marcoccasa.
  • Pass through the village of Mollepata (3000 m.a.s.l.).
  • Arriving at Mollepata you will contact the support staff muleteer and horses.
  • In Marcoccasa the trek begins in a magnificent valley surrounded by impressive mountains with eternal snow, such as the Humantay at 5217 masl, and the snowy Salkantay at 6264 masl.
  • A visit to the Humantay Lagoon (4,220) is considered one of the most beautiful in the trek for its blue-green waters that reflect the surrounding mountains.
  • Our first camp will be at Salkantay pampa (3900 masl).
  • HIKING TIME: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Salkantay Mountain

    Salkantay Mountain

  • Salkantaypampa

    Salkantaypampa

  • Salkantay Trek

    Salkantay Trek

Day 02: Salkantay Pampa – Huayracmachay – Challway

  • After breakfast, we will leave to the highest point of the road to the Salkantay snow-capped peak (4650 masl) which offers an exceptional view with its valleys and spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
  • After enjoying the wonderful view of the snowy Salkantay, the descent begins and you will have time to enjoy the vegetation and the ecosystem, rest, and have lunch in Huayracmachay.
  • Resume the hike to the town of Chaullay, changing the landscape from mountains to vegetation where you can see fruit plantations, vegetation, forests, and a tropical climate.
  • The second camp will be in Challway, in the middle of the rainforest.
  • HIKING TIME: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Chaullay

    Chaullay

  • Walking to Chaullay

    Walking to Chaullay

  • On the way to Aguas Calientes

    On the way to Aguas Calientes

Day 03: Challway – Wiñaypoco – La Playa -Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.

  • Breakfast, the start the hike in the middle of flora and fauna, low jungle vegetation, and observe waterfalls, coffee plantations, and fruit trees.  
  • Descend to the area of the beach to board mobility and go to the area called Hydroelectric.
  • Continuing the adventure you will continue to the town of Aguas Calientes (duration of the walk 02 hours).
  • Arriving at the village, you will go to the designated hotel in Aguas Calientes, accommodation, and brief rest.
  • After some time to relax, you will go to the restaurant to have dinner.
  • Machupicchu

    Machupicchu

  • Machupicchu Ruins

    Machupicchu Ruins

  • View of the Casa del Vigilante

    View of the Casa del Vigilante

Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

  • Start the day, by walking through the mountain until you reach the citadel of Machupicchu, approximate time of 01 hour.
  • Entrance to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Guided visit for 02 hours.
  • Bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket back to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, to the hotel designated by you.

Features of the Tour

Includes
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the village of Mollepata (Soraypampa) starting point of the trek.
  • Professional bilingual mountain guide.
  • Camping equipment (Tent for 02 people, dining tent, kitchen tent, mattress, etc.).
  • First Aid Equipment: First Aid Kit, Oxygen.
  • Horseman and mules to transport the camping equipment.
  • 06 kilos of luggage allowed per person.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Cook and kitchen assistant.
    Mobility from the beach to Hidroeléctrica.
  • 02 nights camping.
  • 01 night in a designated hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • 04 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners (vegetarian option).
  • Snack and boiled water every day.
    01 dinner restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the last night.
  • 01 bus ticket from Machupicchu Citadel to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance to Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Train ticket back to Ollantaytambo.
    Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
Not Included
  • Sleeping bag (You must carry sleeping bags for temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius).
  • Last lunch.
  • Entrance to the Huaynapicchu mountain (request well in advance).
  • Entrance to the hot springs.
  • Gratitude.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
Price per person With shared service $ 560.00

Additional information

  • Reservations must be made at least 1 month in advance.
  • All personal information is required to proceed with the reservation. 
  • The participant must carry his/her own backpack during the Inca Trail (including a sleeping bag and mat). 
  • If for any eventuality the passenger cancels the service or desists from continuing on the trek, 100% of the service will not be refunded, except for the entrance fee to Machupicchu and the train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco).       
  • The participant must declare if he/she has any illness or personal treatment, and must bring his/her own medication. 
  • The agency will not be responsible for natural problems (landslides) or other problems, in case of strikes and delayed train departures. 
  • All participants must bring their original passports.  
  • If the visitor is a student, he/she must bring his/her student card validated by the educational institution of his/her country, it is only accepted until 25 years old.  
  • They must carry the Covid 19 vaccination card.
    They must wear a mask during the service.

Recommendations

  • Backpack, Rain poncho, Hiking shoes, Warm clothes.  
  • Flashlight and batteries, Camera, Hat or cap.  
  • Sunblock, Insect repellent. 
  • Original passport.
  • Cash in soles or dollars.  
  • Optional: Walking sticks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Protection measures COVID 19

As a responsible company in the current situation, we have become aware of the protocols and standards that the health sector and the government require for the operation of our services. That is why we are working on training our professional team and collaborators in the procedures necessary to safeguard the health and protection of each of our visitors.

How do I prepare myself?

Travelers visiting the city of Cusco should take into consideration the issue of altitude. It is important to take time to acclimatize, the first day of arrival to the city, should eat light foods, and especially rest so that the “soroche or altitude sickness” will not disturb the plans of visit. It is advisable, if health allows it, to drink a hot cup of a good infusion, we recommend a good mate de coca, to restore the discomfort in the body.

Authorised Tour Operators

Cusco is a small city and the most important tours are in very close distances, it is always advisable to choose guaranteed options, there are many tour operators that are not authorized, before contracting a tour it is necessary that the visitor checks the most relevant information of the company in the government agencies that give the permission to provide tourist services in the city.

Should I use cash money or credit cards for my trips?

For security reasons it is recommended that you use a certain amount of cash for minor purchases or to acquire any souvenirs or details that the visitor may be interested in. In the city of Cusco the great majority of businesses, use payments with credit or debit card is the case, likewise there are many agents, banks and exchange houses, in which you can access to remove the money without any inconvenience.

How much luggage can I take?

Cusco is a city with a very varied climate, in the months of November to February is known as the rainy season, the months of May until the end of July is the cold season, the remaining months are warmer and with better weather. For this reason it is recommended that visitors wear warm clothing on the tours they take, and always carry sunscreen, light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking and what is necessary to enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Health recommendations

It is recommended that you take out travel insurance in your home country for any health eventuality or mishap during your time in our country. If you are going to take a tour, either traditional or walking, we recommend that you inform the staff of the company of the different medical treatments that the visitor has been prescribed.
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