SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5-DAYS
#1 ALTERNATIVE TREK TO THE INCA TRAIL • GLACIERS TO JUNGLE ON ANCIENT INCA PATHWAYS • APUS SALKANTAY-HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE ANDES
✓ Multi-Day Adventure ✓ Bonus hike to Humantay Lake ✓ Guided tour of Machu Picchu ✓ Zip-lining and Cocalmayu hot springs option ✓ Deluxe camping and hotel accommodations included ✓ Nutritious meals and snacks ✓ Mount Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu climb included ✓ Start any day
Tour Details for our 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Guiding Peru’s 5-day Salkantay trek is unique, as our guides will allow you to explore areas seldom visited by other tour companies. The Salkantay trek is widely considered by many hikers around the world, as the best alternative hike leading into Machu Picchu. Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and natural treasures, this adventure is a five-day trek along original Inca trail through Llactapata, allowing you to feel the powerful highlands, amazing cloud forests, and exotic high jungle. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of Horseman, cooks and guides will work hard to insure your memories of Salkantay and Machu Picchu will last a lifetime. *One day before the trek: Guide briefing in your hotel lobby. Time to be determined at time of booking.
DAY 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SOYROCOCHA
DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – WAYRACMACHAY – CCOLLPAPAMPA
DAY 3: CCOLLPAPAMPA – LUCAMABAMBA
DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA – LLACTATAPATA MIRADOR – HIDROELECTRIC FALLS – AGUAS CALIENTES
DAY 5: AGAUS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
What’s Included in our 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
• Expert English/Spanish speaking Indigenous guides. • Pre trek briefing with lead guide • Private transfers to and from the Cusco hotel • 3 Nights deluxe camping on Inca trail • 1 Nights hotel at Aguas Calientes Hotel • Cooks, assistants, horseman • Packhorses (to carry the tents, food, cooking equipment, and all your personal belongings, 8 kilos per person) • Dining tent with chairs, toilet tent • Private hot shower tent • Tents for trail (2 person shared 4 man tent) • Sleeping bag and deluxe foam mattress • Trekking poles • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Private van transport • Emergency riding horse • First aid kit and oxygen • Duffle bag • Trekking permits • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu • Expedition Train Tickets, bus tickets • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. • Huayna Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu climb permits
Suggested Packing List
• Original passport. • ISIC international student card if applicable. • Backpack to carry your personal items • Comfortable trekking boots with good ankle support • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperatures • Thermal underwear for cold conditions • Gloves or mittens, wool socks, beanie for cold conditions • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort • Personal medications, insect repellant • Flash light, head lamp and extra batteries • Camera • Binoculars • Sun hat, Sunscreen, and sunglasses • Rain jacket/pants or high quality rain poncho • Personal Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel, moist towelettes • 2 x1 litre water bottle • Bathing suit for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Our guides Reuben, Marco and Celia were great. They took care of everything. I enjoyed the conversation and learning about their country. I liked the food and think the meals were well rounded. The hotels were clean and accommodating. Good team. I’d book with them again."
SEAN S., DENVER CO
"Awesome leadership, great preparation, outstanding food, a new adventure at every turn and....the contrast from 14000 ft. peaks to jungle canopy was what brought it all together....two worlds, one civilization, new friendships, and lots of fun. We'll be back!"
LOUIS C., SCOTTSDALE AZ
"One final note - over the four days, one couldn't help looking over at the other groups of trekkers, observing and even chatting with along the trail. From groups of 2 to what looked like other groups of 30+ people, I don't think I found any group that was as well looked after as our group. You can stop looking now - go ahead and book with Guiding Peru."
RICHARD C., ALBERTA CALGARY CANADA
When to Travel
- High Season (June – August): Dry season in the Andean highlands. Best time for dry conditions for hiking in the Sacred Valley and on Inca Trail.
- Shoulder Season (September-November and March-May): Occasional rain storms Trails are less crowded, making for ideal visits with more solitude.
- Low Season (December to February): Rainy season. Expect persistent daily rains. The Inca Trail is closed in February for trail maintenance and campsite clean up.
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Fulfillment of booked tour:
Guiding Peru LLC is the travel booking company for your tour. Guiding Peru LLC does not provide guiding services in Peru. Guiding Peru LLC contracts guiding services from Peru companies for the tours booked with Guiding Peru LLC