Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru

Hiking
5 days
Hard
Meals, Transfer, Accomodation
Individuals, Friends
2019

Sun, Dec 29

Thu, Jan 02

€475

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Overview

  • 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.

Machu Picchu

  • Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail in Peru will be the highlight of all your adventures.
  • Standing 4,200 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the peaks of the Andes, and knowing that you hiked to get there, fills you with joy and awe. You won't want to be anywhere else.

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (2 nts), camping (2 nts).
Meals
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transportation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private van, hiking, train
Tour Guide
  • G Adventures Representative in Cusco
  • Specialist Salkantay guide on hike
Activities
  • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with a local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu


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/Salkantay Trek
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 with views of the striking snow-capped mountains of Vilcabamba mountain range. 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 3Salkantay Trek
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 4Salkantay Trek
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 5Machu Picchu/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.

Route

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Cusco

Salkantay Trek

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Cusco

Related Photos & Video

With this selection, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. It might show more or different locations also, weather conditions, trail roads that is not the exact match of this trek.

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Map

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 bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry.
  • A good size daypack is also essential.

Machu Picchu

  • Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail in Peru will be the highlight of all your adventures.
  • Standing 4,200 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the peaks of the Andes, and knowing that you hiked to get there, fills you with joy and awe. You won't want to be anywhere else.

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (2 nts), camping (2 nts).
Meals
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transportation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private van, hiking, train
Tour Guide
  • G Adventures Representative in Cusco
  • Specialist Salkantay guide on hike
Activities
  • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with a local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu


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/Salkantay Trek
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 with views of the striking snow-capped mountains of Vilcabamba mountain range. 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 3Salkantay Trek
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 4Salkantay Trek
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 5Machu Picchu/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.

Route

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #mapImageWidget

Cusco

Salkantay Trek

+1 more

Cusco

Related Photos & Video

With this selection, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. It might show more or different locations also, weather conditions, trail roads that is not the exact match of this trek.

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Cusco, Peru #429180c4-dcce-46df-965d-0ee12a91b6c0

Map

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 bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry.
  • A good size daypack is also essential.
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5 days
2019

Sun, Dec 29

Thu, Jan 02

€475

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