A different way to reach Machu Picchu, by Inca tracks rarely taken! The wonderful landscape where you may admire the exotic flora and fauna makes of this circuit an unforgettable adventure between valleys and mountains.
MACHU PICCHU by SALKANTAY NOTE:
we higly recommend booking the Huayna Picchu Mountain Climbing starting at 7:00 am so you will have access to Machu Picchu from 6:00 am which is more convenient in order to spend more hours in the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
What you need to bring/carry on MACHU PICCHU by SALKANTAY
Student card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
Hat and gloves
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
Toiletries and hand sanitiser
Camera and film
Torch with spare batteries
Approximately 10:30 PM
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
Pick-up from your hotel
Transportation by bus to Challacancha
Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
3 star hotel for final night
First aid kit
Entrance to Machu Picchu
Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Early in the morning we leave the city of the Cusco and passing by the localities of Izcuchaca and Limatambo we arrive at Mollepata (9am. approximately). We stop there for having a light breakfast in order to start our long walk of the first day along with the supporting personnel. About 12m. we get ready to have the lunch in the denominated sector Silca Field. Later, after three hours of long walk we will arrive at our first camping: Soraypampa
Day 2 Soraypampa - Colcapampa
After a good breakfast we prepare ourselves to undertake the long and hardest stretch of the trip, leaving at 7am. We cross all the denominated Salkantay Pampas site from where we`ll go towards the left side of the snow-capped mountain Umantay which is next to the snowed one Salkantay. About 12pm we will be in the highest point (step Salkantay Umanata to 4500 a.s.l.). From this place we observe the snowed ones and glaciers of the Salkantay. Besides we`ll appreciate the stunning view of the falling snow ( avalancha). After one hour of having reduced the trek rythm, we have the lunch. Later we restart the trek until the place denominated Huayrac we`ll set up our second campsite.
Day 3 Colpapampa - La Playa
This day will be unforgettable because throughout the way we will see a great variety of flora and fauna. Setting off from Huayrac we`ll go through the Arraniyuc community and getting along downwards to the forest eyebrow, where we`ll appreciate the thermal water phenomenon in a small valley. Now we are closer to follow the course of the river Santa Teresa, observing in this section diverse varieties of orchids and cataracts of great magnitude. Finally, we arrive at our camping in the place called Lluskamayu (5pm. approx.). Supper. We spend the night there.
Day La Playa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes
The exit is programmed for the 7,30 a.m. We`ll have a long walk until the noon by forest eyebrow appreciating a great variety of coffee cultivating fields, fruit trees, bananas, avocado, fragmentation hand grenade and the most interesting is to see some cultivating fields of cocaine leaf, sacred gras in Inca times. This herb is still cultivated only in tropical zones like this. Soon we`ll be arriving at Sahuayaco where we`ll start dirt road trail. Reduction in the trekking rythm until the lunching point. After 3 hours of reduction we got to descry citadel of Machu Picchu from a little usual angle and we will stop by one hour. Now we are about to descend until the hydroelectrical centre where we will take the train going towards the station of Bridge Ruins in the Aguas Calientes town, where we will check in our hotel. Suppe.
Day 6 Machu Picchu - Cusco
Just after the breakfast we spend the day visiting the historical sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU, nowadays, regarded as the new wonder of the world. In the evening, about the lunching time return to the city of the Cusco in train (back paker). Transfer to your hotel.