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Salkantay Hiking Premium

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Group size

Up to 10

Loading type

Camping & hotel

Difficulty

Moderate Challenging

Tour type

Hiking & adventure tour

Salkantay Hiking Premium

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Group size

Up to 10

Loading type

Camping & hotel

Difficulty

Moderate Challenging

Tour type

Hiking & adventure tour

The Salkantay Trek is considered as one of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

Places to Visit

Cusco, Mollepata, Salkantay, Aguas Calientes

Vidal Expeditions: Inka Trail, Machu Picchu

Professional tour guide

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Eureka tents

Machu Picchu ticket

Train ticket

Hotel

Map

The Salcantay mountain is one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region, together with the Ausangate snow cap in the Vilcanota mountain range which is located further south. Nevertheless and without hesitation, it is the grandest in its splendid isolation and the greatness of its two-headed mole, with the addition of being one of the mountains of this magnificent Andean region that present major technical problems in all its aspects. This is attested by the six itineraries opened to date by the different aspects of this white giant.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata Town - Sayllapata - Soraypampa-Salkantaypampa

Walking Distance:  12km / 7.45 miles
Starting Elevation: 3450 meters / 11318 feet
Highest Elevation: 4000 meters / 13125 feet
Campsite Elevation:  4000 meters / 13125 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping (tent)
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
Today’s Highlights: Walking from Sayllapata to Salkantaypampaenjoing the nature over 3,000masl. and views of the enigmatic ‘Apu’ Salkantay.

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Day 2: Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass- Wayraqpunco- Chaullay

Walking Distance:  19 km / 11.7 miles
Starting Elevation:  4000 meters / 13125 feet
Campsite Elevation:  2750 meters / 9022 feet
Maximum Altitude:  4650 meters / 15255 feet
Difficulty: Challenging - Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely
Highlights of today: Hiking next the Salkantay Mountain with the top view of the biggest peak. And incredible views of the rain forest and tropical jungle in Chaullay.

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Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Lucmabamba

Walking Distance: 18km / 11.2 miles
Starting Elevation:  2750 meters / 9022 feet
Campsite Elevation:  2400 meters / 7874 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely
Highlights of today: We will appreciate the landscape, scenery and wildlife. Looking different wild fruits along the way like: banana, avocado, passion fruit, coffee, etc.

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Day 4: Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Walking Distance:18 km / 11.2 miles
Starting Elevation:2450 meters / 8038 feet
Campsite Elevation:2000 meters / 6561 feet (AguasCalientes hostel)
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:Hostel
Adventure:Absolutely
Highlights of today: One of the  best days of the trek. We will   hike  part on the original inca trail and try to get the first view of  Machu Picchu.

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Day 5: Machu Picchu (The Sacred City Of The Incas) - Return to Cusco

Walking Distance:  8km/ 5miles
Starting Elevation:  2000 meters / 6568 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast
Overview:  touring in Machu Picchu
Adventure: Absolutely

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What to bring?

From: USD 520.00 per person

USD 480.00: from 4 people to more

PREPARING FOR YOUR SALKANTAY TREK

BOOKING

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do this trek we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which we need to book your tickets, we need a previous deposit of $200 USD per person.  Once as soon as you paid it, we immediately book a spot for this tour once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation form that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off also a night before your tour you will meet with your tour guide who will tell you all the details about the tour.  In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

ALONG THE SALKANTAY TREK

IS THERE ELECTRICITY ALONG THE TREK?

Not, because this trek is located in remote place where there is not electricity some local village located along the trek has solar panels your guide can talk with some of them in extreme cases to recharge your cellphone, we recommend to bring your extra power bank for the days you are on the mountains. However the last two days you can find electricity on our campsite to use this you need to pay extra Peruvian soles to the family who take care all these.

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE TREK?

This trek is particularly  challenging specially for people who does not has experience hiking on the mountains, we recommend to training with some exercises  a few times per week to don’t have problem,  also is recommendable to spend some days in Cusco  to acclimatize to the altitude because part of the segment along this trek are located over 4000m/13123ft

WHAT HAPPEN IF I GOT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

No worry, our guides and team are professional trained  how to solve this kind of problems, your guide always will have a first aid kit with some medications for these kind of problem you should trust in them,  also will be there an extra emergency horse to take you to the nearest health center   where you can recovery in case you need it. Our team always has radio.

DO YOU NEED HIKING BOOTS?

Definitely, it is always recommendable to wear a light hiking boots if possible. Ones with ankle support are extra helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. Because you will be climbing downso many steps created by the Incas,crossing some rivers especially the day 2 some of them are slippery, now uneven and at varying heights, the extra support helps from twisting your ankles.

SHOULD I USE WALKING STICKS?

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portion of the trek. Plus they will help you get up the mountain as well.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

In case you have extra luggage which you not need to bring to the trail all the hotels in Cusco has storage where you can leave your luggage completely free, if you will change your hotel  after the trek we have available our storage in Vidal Expeditions office, get more info with from our office team.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER?

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny we can’t trust in it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up you should be comfortable hiking in short sleeves. Long pants (yoga or hiking) are encouraged to help from the mosquitos which can be a nuisance in some part of the trail.

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