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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Peru

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Hiking
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Start: Cusco
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End: Cusco

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes

Activity
Hiking
LocationPeru
Duration5 days
Start / EndCusco / Cusco
Tour operatorG Adventures

Peru

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Hiking·
5 days·G Adventures
Start: Cusco
·
End: Cusco

Description

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.


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Itinerary

Day 1Cusco
Arrive at any time. Arrive Cusco at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map, and set off to explore! Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.
Day 2Cusco/Wayraqmachay
Depart Cusco and transfer to the start of the trail to begin the Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as you hike past the striking peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, and Ausangate, among others. Traverse high passes the highest point reaching 4,600m (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Spend the nights camping under the stars. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and breathtaking views as the trek descends from the heights of the Andes to the lush subtropics surrounding Machu Picchu.
Day 3Wayraqmachay/Sahuayaco
Continue the trek downhill, passing through the town of Collpabamba on the way to Chaullay. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco.
Day 4Sahuayaco/Aguas Calientes
Hike to the Inca site Llactapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes.
Day 5Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge and return to Cusco in the evening where the tour ends upon arrival.

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Accommodation

Hotels (2 nts), camping (2 nts).

What's Included

Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with a local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days). Guided tour of Machu Picchu. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Along the Salkantay trek, some campsites are at altitudes in excess of 3000m (9843ft) in the mountains. Because of this, please be prepared for variable temperatures and conditions. We recommend the use of a duffel ba... Read more
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