trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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.

A few examples of what you will get to visit and see during this amazing trip includes the following.

  • The Salkantay mountain (6,271m)
  • Llactapata ruins
  • The settlement of Lluscamayo
  • La Playa village
  • The Hydroelectric Plant
  • Aguascalientes
  • And of course, Machu Pichu

It is also our goal to make sure you are comfortable during this expedition. That is why we make sure to have everything provided for you, from comfortable camping equipment to a horse in case of sickness or if you find yourself lagging behind. You will also get to enjoy several delicious local Peruvian meals during this trip as well!

Experiencing Machu Pichu is an incredible opportunity. And it is even better when done right. And I have no doubt that the Salkantay trek is not just right, but one of the best ways to experience the famous ruins. So send me a request, and I’ll see you in Cusco.

Do you have more time around Cusco? If so, then come and join me on this 4 day journey to Choquequirao.

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.

Price per person

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.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Cusco

Accommodation

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

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