Day 1: Soraypampa 3,600 mts
Early in the morning at 4:30 am you’ll get picked up to go to the starting point of the Salkantay Trek in the village of Mollepata. This trek is famous for its beautiful scenery changing from mountaintops to jungle paths. On this first day you’ll see the beautiful lake of Humantay. The first two days will be the hardest, so make sure you start this trek with full energy and enough water and snacks.
Day 2: Salkantay Pass 4,650 mts
The second day is definitely the hardest one of the whole trek. This is because you reach the highest point of the trek of about 4,600 meters and the walking distance is the longest: 22 km. But no worries, this is also the day when, in the afternoon, you start going down until you reach an altitude of only 2,900 meters! You’ll make your way over the Salkantay Pass and see many gorgeous Andean peaks, lagoons and green hills.
Day 3: Santa Teresa 1,550 mts
This day you go down significantly and you will see the landscapes changing from mountains to jungle, with a beautiful valley of rivers, waterfalls and plantations. The campsite will be in Santa Teresa where you can have a rest in the beautiful hot springs of Cocalmayo. This activity is optional and has an entrance fee of 10 soles.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes
On this last day of walking you will hike for 3 hours along the Urubamba River to Hidroeléctrica. After lunch you’ll walk along the train tracks for 2,5 hours until you reach the village of Aguas Calientes. Here you can explore the little village and take enough rest for the last day: your visit to Machu Picchu!
Day 5: Machu Picchu
One last morning of waking up early for the most important part you waited for: the beautiful ruins of Machu Picchu. You’ll get a guided tour and after that you can enter once again to visit the Inca Bridge or the Sun Gate. In the evening, you’ll get your train back to Ollantaytambo where a bus will wait to drive you to Cusco.
- Transportation to starting point
- Bilingual guide
- Meals during the hike and professional cook
- Drinking water on meal times
- Equipment during the trek: tents, chairs, 1st Aid Kit, Oxygen, camping tent, sleeping mattress
- Horses to carry the equipment
- One overnight in Aguas Calientes in a hostel
- Entrance and guided tour at the Machu Picchu
- Train ticket to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco
- The first breakfast, and the last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bag
- Entry to the hot springs (10 soles)
- Snack and water along the way