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Salkantay Short Trek
(4 days 3 nights)

This amazing trek runs beneath the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days are dominated by the impressive "Apus" of Salkantay and Huamantay, as you pass through the high puna landscape. This tour is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. At times referred to as "the other inca trail, " The Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek),was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (for the moment). If If you are strong, outdoors experienced people you might be interested in our 'Expreso Salkantay' version which means that you can do the trek in three days and spend the fourth day in Machu Picchu. (Effectively its 4 day/3 nights and makes an excellent Inca Trail alernative trek. This tour is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Day 1: Mollepata - Soraypampa: In this passage you can appreciate different ecological zones: plains highlands, small house groups, amazing views of the snow-covered salkantay, humantay and soray. The coldness of this place is really felt. 04:30 hrs. Transfer hotel – bus station 05:10 hrs. Departure Cusco – Mollepata 08:10 hrs. (approximately) arrival in Mollepata 08:30 hrs. breakfast in Mollepata 09:00 hrs. walk from Mollepata to Sayllapata, 4 hours approximately 12:00 hrs. lunch in Sayllapata 13:00 hrs. walk from Sayllapata to Soraypampa, 3 hours apporximately 17:00 hrs. campsite 19:00 hrs. dinner


Day 2: Soraypampa - Challway: In this passage you walk across the mountainside of the majestic Apu Salkantay. After this, you continue in a progressive form the jungle region of Cusco, where we appreciate exotic plants, in addition the climate begins to be tropical. 06:00 hrs. breakfast 07:00 hrs. walk from Soraypampa to Huayracmachay, 4.5 hours approximately 10:00 hrs. snack on the way 12:00 hrs. lunch in Huayracmachay 13:00 hrs. walk from Huayracmachay to Challway, 3.5 hours apporximately 17:00 hrs. campsite 19:00 hrs. dinner

Day 3:Challway - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village): In this passage we appreciate jungla flora, hot springs, cataracts as well as small dumps of the place. 04:30 hrs. breakfast 05:00 hrs. walk from Challway to Playa Sahuayaco, 6 hours approximately 11:00 hrs. local bus from Playa to Hidroelectrica, 1.45 hour approximately 13:30 hrs. lunch in Hidroeléctrica 15:45 hrs. local train from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) 16:45 hrs. accommodation in hostel with private bath and hot water 19:00 hrs. dinner


Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Cusco:around 05:00 hrs. breakfast 06:00 hrs. Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu ruins 07:00 hrs. Guided visit in MachuPichu for 2 hours with the official guide, after this free time in the ruins, Recommendable to walk up to the hill Huayna Picchu, to visit the Temple of the Moon, the Inca Bridge and/or the Intipunko 14:30 hrs. bus Machu Picchu ruins.- Aguas Calientes. 16:20 hrs. by train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo, by bus: Ollantaytambo - Cusco, 20:00 hrs. arrival at Cusco aprox.

 
Included:
Pick up from your hotel in the morning of trek departure
Private bus transfer from your hotel to the beginning of trek point
Entrance fee Machu Picchu
Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 6kgs personal belongings)
One emergency horse
Cooks for: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches (food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. Hot drinks: Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, including coca leaf tea which is excellent for altitude!)
Tea time/ Snacks: coffee/ tea, popcorn and biscuits
Bilingual & professional tour guide
Tents for 2 people (but has capacity for 3), so there is plenty of space for your backpacks
Accommodation for crew
Sleeping mats, table(s) & chairs, kitchen tent
Short bus from Machu Picchu to AguasCalientes (return)
First Aid including spare Oxygen
3 nights in a tent, 1 night in a Hotel (private room)
Backpacker train to Cusco – Ollantaytambo (Vistadometrain available upon request

Not Included:
Sleeping bags (we have for rent at $4 per day and they are good for -15)
Flashlight
Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
Entrance to the Hot Springs in AguasCalientes
Tips for guide, cook and porters
Cost by Person 310 US$
 
 

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