Short Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days - private service

The route Short Salkantay Trek Inka Trail Llactapata is definitely recommended for hiking lovers, feel the tranquility and purity of nature and completely forget about globalization.
This route Salkantay trek 4-day will lead you to Machu Picchu in a totally different way because the third day we will visit the small Inca city Llactapata. To ascend to this beautiful place, from Playa Sahuayaco we will take an original Inca trail that few travel companies and guides know.
When we are in the archaeological site of Llactapata, you will not regret having taken this tour because we will have totally awesome views, deep valleys, mountains covered with snow and vegetation. Also in the distance between the huge mountains, we will be able to see the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

per adult from

$1,316

NZD

Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • Small information about the tour one day before the trek
    • Bus Cusco – Mollepata (Challacancha)
    • Professional guide
    • Mules to transport the camping equipment.
    • Muleteers
    • Cook and an assistant for more than 8 person
    • Food: 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts (vegetarian optional)
    • Large dining and kitchen tent
    • Chairs and dining table
    • 1 Tent for 2 people plus mats
    • First aid kit and an oxygen balloon
    • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
    • 1 night in Aguas Calientes hotel
    • From Hydroelectric to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) 50 minutes
    • Train: From Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) to Ollantaytambo 1 hour and a half
    • Bus: Ollantaytambo to Cusco 1 hour and a half
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
    • Sleeping bags (we can rent you)
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
    • Travel Insurancence
    • Personal stuff
    • Additional horse
    • Breakfast on the first day, lunch, dinner on the last day
    • Tips for the guide, Cooker and the horsemen (optional)
    • Walking sticks

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Humantaypampa.

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    To start this beautiful 4-day hike Salkantay trek Inka Trail Llactapata.

    We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 a.m. then we will journey for 2 hours in our private mobility to Mollepata, where we will have our light and totally energetic breakfast.

    Then, we will journey 40 more minutes to Challacancha, from where we will start hiking for 2 hours and a half to Humantaypampa, which is the place of our first camp.

    After lunch, we will take a 3-hour hike to Humantay Lagoon. There we will take beautiful photographs of the green lagoon with the background of the Humantay Mountain.

    At 5:30 pm. We will have hot drinks, at 6:30 p.m. our dinner and we will spend the night in our tents.

    Challacancha (Mollepata): 3880masl / 12726feet
    Humantay pampa: 3910 meters /12,8 feet
    Walking time: 6 hours
    Length: 8 km (approximately 5 miles)

    - Lunch, dinner, and snack.
    - Touristic van Cusco to Challakancha (Mollepata)
    - Camping equipment
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Humantaypampa – Huayracmachay – Challhuay – Playa Sahuayaco.

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Today will be an arduous day because we will go to the highest, coldest point and we will also journey by a local bus.
    We will have our breakfast at 5:30 a.m. We will start the uphill hike at 6:00 a.m. with direction to the highest point of the hiking (4630 meters / 15,187 feet). Here we will enjoy excellent panoramic views of mountains covered with snow and also deep valleys full of vegetation. After all, we will go down to Huayracmachay, which is the right place for our lunch.
    Passing our lunch, we will continue descending through the humid forest to Challhuay. From where we will take a local mobility for 1 hour to Playa Sahuayaco which is the place where we will spend the second night of our Salkantay Trek Inka Trail Llactapata.
    At 5:30 pm we will have tea and 6:00 p.m. dinner inside the high Amazon jungle.
    Salkantay Pass: 4630 meters / 15,186 feet
    Collpapampa: 2860 meters / 9380 feet
    Walking time: 7- 8 hours
    Length: 22 km / 13.6 miles
    By Local Bus: 16 km / 10 miles (1 hour)

    - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Snacks
    - Camping equipment
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Playa Sahuayaco – Salkantay Trek Inka Trail Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes.

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    oday will be an unforgettable, unique and wonderful day because we will explore the best part of Salkantay Trek Inca Trail Llactapata which is a totally unspoiled place and less visited by tourists.
    To start walking through this beautiful stretch towards Llactapata. We will have our breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then, we will take an original Inca trail recently discovered until arriving at the archaeological site of Llactapata, as we going up we will have breathtaking views of deep valleys, even more so, when we are in archaeological site of Llactapata. From here in the distance, we will already be able to see the Inca city of Machu Picchu between the peaks of the high mountains of the Andes.
    After marveling, we will go down to the hydroelectric train station. Before boarding the train at 2:17 or 2:50 pm. We will have our lunch and we will say goodbye to our cook and muleteers.
    At 6:30 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes Town and overnight in a hotel.
    Playa Sahuayaco 2060 meters / 6757 feet
    Llactapata. 2,780 meters / 9,119 feet
    Walking time: 5 hours
    Length: 8 km / 5 miles
    By train. 10 km /6.25 miles (50 minutes)

    - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    - Camping equipment
    - Train ticket from hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes Town.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Aguas Calientes Town– Machu Picchu – Cusco.

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Today, we will visit our final destination, Machu Picchu. To get to this sacred place we have 2 alternatives.
    First, to take the bus (optional). We have to make the line at 4:30 a.m. to board the first 5 buses that leave at 5:30 a.m. and second, walk up for 1 hour and a half.
    In both alternatives, we must be at the main entrance between 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. in order to see the Inca city of Machu Picchu without tourists and the sunrise.
    Within the city of Machu Picchu, we will have a 2 hours tour and then we will have free time to continue exploring or also to go up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
    In the afternoon, we will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes to go to the return train station (7:00 pm) to Ollantaytambo and from here we will take our private mobility to Cusco – hotel.
    Machupicchu Altitude: 2450 meters / 8036 feet
    By Bus: 25 minutes
    Hiking time: 1 hour and a half
    Length: 1.7kms / 1.1 mile

    Breakfast
    Entrance to Machupicchu
    Return train from Machupicchu town to Ollantaytambo
    Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Cusco, Peru
    Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Machu Picchu Hike Tours

Activity ID: V-220608P4

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