Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu 3 Days
Salkantay trek 3 days is not so popular for many people to register and make a group. But to make the prices reasonable, we make this trek more exciting so that you can make the trip without any problem and you can start the trek on the day you want.
Peru Adventure Trek has daily departures for the Salkantay Trek 3 Days. We always have a group at each camp site that three day hikers can join the group from the first camp to continue the trip as a group, of course, you will have all the support staff as guides, cooks. And the corresponding meals to make this trek successfully at a modest price.
There are two days of trekking in the mountains, the last day you will visit Machu Picchu. In the afternoon return to Cusco.
The Salkantay 3 days trek will take you to Machu Picchu in 3 days to see the best of all the Salkantay trail, which is to reach the highest point called A bra Salkantay 4630 m / 15226 ft.
You will enjoy the beauty of the mountains and appreciate the variations of the landscape in this hike you will see beautiful landscapes such as glaciers, rivers, lagoons, jungle valleys and much more.
The tour starts in Cusco and ends in Cusco as well. It will shorten some distances by car, and the walking distance is a bit longer, but not challenging for those who are well prepared mentally.
DAY 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chawllay
Early start at your hotel in Cusco. We pick you up at 3:00 am in the morning to transfer you to Soraypampa. It will be about 3 hours drive to Soraypampa which is the place where the trek starts. Once in Soraypampa, you will join the Salkantay group for breakfast and then prepare for the 20 kilometer hike. At around 6:30 am you will start the hike to the highest point of the entire Salkantay trail 4630 m. After 3 hours of hiking you will reach the top to celebrate and enjoy beautiful views of the Salkantay mountain once at the top you have the opportunity to make an offering to the APUS (Andean gods). We start walking downhill to reach 2900 m / 9510 ml in all 15 km of downhill trekking. You will do it in two sections. The first section will be from the summit to the lunch point which takes 2 hours approximately and then after lunch 3 more hours to the second camp called Chawllay. On the way you are going to appreciate the different types of landscapes like glacier mountains, lagoons, rocky mountains, grassy hill, by the time you are going to be near the camp you are going to be in the jungle area. Once at the camp time to relax if you wish you can enjoy cold beers while the cooks make tea time and delicious dinner.
DAY 2: Chaullay – Santa Teresa – Hidroecetrica – Aguas Calientes.
On the second day, you will already be in the jungle area. We wake you up around 6:00 am with a cup of coca tea, then we provide you with a delicious breakfast. Around 7:00 am we start the hike to Sahuayaco beach for approximately 5 hours along the Santa Teresa valley which is formed by the Salkantay River. Along the valley, you have the opportunity to see plantations such as coffee, bananas, avocados, Coca, passion fruit, and much more. Five hours of walking, you arrive at La Playa Sahuayaco, from where you take a local transport for one hour to Santa Teresa, where you stop for lunch then continue by car 45 minutes more to Hidroléctrica then walk 3 hours more along the train tracks to the town of Aguas Calientes on the flat road. Then we take you to the hotel to shower and relax, in the evening around 7:00 pm we organize a dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes then we go to sleep.
DAY 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco.
On the last day of the tour, you will visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to prepare for the hike to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. After taking your breakfast pack you start walking to the Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After passing the first checkpoint, you will walk up the stairs for an hour to the main gate of Machu Picchu to be there around 6:00 am. Once everyone gathers at the gate, you enter Machu Picchu for the 2.5 hour guided tour to learn all about The Lost City of the Incas. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore the Inca city of Machu Picchu on your own. The time you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you want to return to Cusco and will also depend on whether you want to climb Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain which must be booked in advance.
What does it include?
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Briefing prior to departure from Salkantay, presented by the tour guides at 7:00 p.m. in the office the day before.
- Duffel bag to prepare 7 kilos of your belongings carried by horses.
- Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Transportation to the Salkantay trailhead.
- 1 night camping
- 1 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
- Transportation from the beach to Santa Teresa
- New – Cabins in the mountain sky + Think mattresses + Night illumination with glass door
- Personal pillow (double foam – 2.5 inches thick).
- Pillows in the first camp.
- Cooking equipment.
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta.
- Tourist transportation from Ollanta to Cusco
- Vegetarian food available upon request at no extra charge.
- First aid kit. Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
- Horses to carry – 7 Kilos of each hiker.
DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS: 20 US dollars. If you are a student, you must send us a copy/photo of your student ID card on both sides for verification, in order to get the $20 discount. The student ID must be an original university ID in PVC material, and must have the following requirements. University data, student’s personal data, student’s photo, and expiration date valid only for one year, this year must coincide with the year the student visits Machu Picchu, the discount up to 25 years old.
EXTRAS that we can arrange for you
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu. USD 20
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain. USD 20
- Sleeping bag USD 15 for the whole trek
- Walking stick USD 10 for a pair
- Train to Vistadome – Panoramic train. USD 30- train at 16:22
- The ten soles entrance fee from the local municipality of Mollepata, each person pays the ten soles directly to the local government which is around 3 dollars.
- Sleeping bags, if you don’t have one, you can rent it with us.
- Hot springs expenses which are to cover transportation and entrance fee (20 to 25 soles).
- Travel insurance.
- Extra expenses, tips and thanks
WHAT TO BRING
What should you bring?
- Original passport and migration card (TAM)
- ISIC card (www.isic.org) if applicable (must be sent at time of booking)
- Hiking boots and sandals (very important)
- Trekking poles (can be rented at the agency)
- Headlamp (very important)
- Camera and spare batteries
- Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses
- Personal medical kit
- Insect repellent
- Rain gear: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho
- Toilet paper
- Small towel
- Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars)
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional)
- Bottle of water (1 liter recommended)