Salkantay Trek Express 4 Days

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  • Type of Trip: Trekking / Hiking, Cultural, Adventurer.
  • Good for: 4,650 meters.
  • Difficulty: Moderate, Hard.
  • Considerations: Check availability of the entrance to Machupicchu mountain and Huaynapicchu mountain.
  • Start altitude: 3200m / 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 4650m / 15,200ft.
  • Walking distance: 60 km.
  • Longest day : Day 2, approximately 22 km / 11 miles.
  • Coldest night: Day 1 around 0 degrees.
  • Acclimatization is recommended.
Daily tours: “Everyday”



DAY 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay

Our adventure starts at 4:00, when a professional guide passes by your hotel for the transfer to Mollepata, where we will make a brief stop to buy some last-minute supplies, such as snacks, sunscreen, water, among others need items.
You continue the journey for another hour towards Soraypampa; Here you taste a delicious breakfast, preparing for a 1.5 hour walk to the Humantay Lagoon, which shows the panoramic views of the Humantay and Salkantay Snowy Mountains.
After this day in contact with nature, you return to Soraypampa to have lunch and spend the night.


DAY 2: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Wayraqmachay – Chawllay

On the second day, after tasting breakfast, start the ascent to the highest point (4,650 m / 15,367 feet) in the Salkantay pass, from where you appreciate the second highest mountain in Cusco (6,217 m / 20,717 feet). In this imposing place there will be time to enjoy the majestic landscape of the glaciers.
We will descend for approximately 1 hour, until we reach Wayraqmachay for lunch and continue to Chawllay, our second camp.


DAY 3: Chayllay – Lucmabamba – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

This day begins with a delicious breakfast and a downhill walk to Lucmabamba, where you meet local families about their culture and taste crops such as passion fruit, oranges, bananas, and other crops in the area.
At this point, lunch also corresponds and you have the opportunity to buy local products such as coffee, chocolates, among other items from the Andean region. You can also enjoy the thermal baths of Santa Teresa or Cocalmayo, an optimal place to rest among rock formations and bushes, after this walk.
Once you have reached the Llactapata pass, the descent to the Hydroelectric station begins, where you have lunch. From this point we continue by train to Aguas Calientes, for rest in a comfortable hotel in the tourist town and dinner in a local restaurant.


DAY 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Once you have had breakfast, start the tourist bus transfer to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, the experience will be gratifying before a guided tour that allows you to know the most important places of the Inca Citadel, including the main temples, stairways, squares, roads, among other amazing spaces of this architectural complex, such as the Intiwatana.
After the guided tour, you have free time to explore this extraordinary World Heritage Site on your own. Our guide will indicate where and at what time they will meet again for the return.
After connecting with the majesty of the Inca Historical Sanctuary, you will have free time to have lunch in Aguas Calientes and explore the town, and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where private transportation will wait for you to Cusco with arrival around 9:00 p.m. .
There will be no experience like this; The best of all is to be advised by Guru Explorers aware that, as Ibn Battuta said: “Traveling leaves you speechless and later turns you into a storyteller.”


Briefing one day before the tour.
Transfer from lodging in the historic center of Cusco. Sometimes, access is limited by the narrow streets of the city, if that is the case, the guide will suggest a nearby pick-up point.
Return to the lodging (private tours) or Plaza “Regocijo” (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco).
Professional guide in English, Spanish, Portuguese (ask for availability for this or other languages).
Professional chef
Meals: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners, (vegan and vegetarian options available)
Drinking water at campsite
Tourist transport (round trip) Cusco – Ollantaytambo.
Dining tent, camping tent, sleeping bag and mats
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
Tourist Train tickets (round trip) Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes in Expedition category. (You can upgrade the train category with extra charge)
Tourist bus ticket (round trip) Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
First aid kit and oxygen.


Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
Tip for the guide.
Drinks except for water during the walk.
If you want to add an additional hike, mention it at the time of booking. Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, check availability with ATV CUSCO.
Entrance ticket to hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or other food not specified in the itinerary.

What to Bring?

Original passport or ID
Trekking shoes or walking shoes
Thick jacket or coat
Hat or cap
Refillable water bottle (can buy water at some point of the trek)
A good raincoat
Long sleeve t-shirt
Pants and short pants
Insect repellent
Sunscreen with SPF 40 UV
Toilet paper
Personal snacks
Sunglasses, plastic bags
Personal medication
Personal towels and sandals
Light backpack
Photographic camera, extra batteries
Extra money (Peruvian currency preferred)
Sleeping bags (ask our staff about the sleeping bags for rent)

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