Machu Pichu, Salkantay, 4 Day Guided Trek

Come and enjoy the beautiful Salkantay 4 day trek to the mythical Machu Pichu ruins of Peru with Adner, a local mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Visiting Machu Pichu is a dream come true for anybody who loves history, and beauty. And while the famed Incan trail brings people from around the world. I would like to guide you to the ruins along the less known, but equally amazing Salkantay trek.

This 4 day journey will take you from the city of Cuzco to the ruins of Machu Pichu and back. And along the way, you will see an abundance of unforgettable and spectacular highlights.

This hiking trek involves a lot of walking, so you should be in good physical condition. However, it is not too demanding where only the most physically fit can participate. Hence making it quite accessible.

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
 Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes a pre-trek briefing, 3 nights of camping accommodation and 1 night in a hotel at Machu Pichu, inflatable sleeping mattresses, sleeping bags, entrance fees, transport costs, including the train to Cusco from Aguascalientes, meals, as well as hiking equipment, including hiking poles, rain poncho, a duffel bag, a day pack with rain covers and more. However, the price does not include breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day, flights, entrance fee to Huayna Pichu ($25 USD), shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Pichu ($12 USD- one way) and tips.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Cusco - Soraypampa - Wayracmachay - Los Andenes

    Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. From there we will take a 3 hour ride to Mollepata. Afterwards, we will go to Soyrapampa. We will hike to the apacheta path (4590m). From this area, you will get to see Salkantay mountain (6,271m). We will then hike down to our campsite at a descent of approximately 2,890 metres.

  • Day 2: Los Andenes - Luscamayo - La Playa

    Today we will hike through the jungle, passing the Lluscamayo river until we reach the settlement of Lluscamayo, where we will have lunch. We will then hike for another 3 hours to La Playa, where we will spend the night in a campsite.

  • Day 3: La Playa - Llactapata ruins - Hidroeléctrica - Aguas Calientes

    Today we will hike to the Llactapata ruins. Afterwards, we will descend 913 metres down to the hydroelectric plant and then we will hike to Aguascalientes, where we will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    On the final day, we will go to Machu Pichu, where you will get plenty of time to explore and enjoy the famed ruins. Afterwards, we will return to Aguascalientes and take the train to Cusco.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Cusco
Accommodation

3 nights camping during the trek, and one night in a hotel at Machu Pichu.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I'm a mountain guide, passionate traveller, and photogapher. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 10 years of experience climbing mountains and doing expeditions in Peru. This experience prepared me to lead and guide challenging adventours.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them to discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their goals.

I work together with a team of guides in Cusco, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues can guide you instead.

 
 
 

 

What People Say about Adner Choqqe Lique

 

Such a beautiful trek with the trail mostly to ourselves the whole time. Edison set a good pace and was
very caring for our safety and enjoyment during the trek. Even though it was a hard physical effort we always felt safe and the views at the top we\'re well worth it.
Mitchell for One week Ausangate Trek with a guide

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