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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 4 days - Glamping Service

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What to Expect
Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Wayracmachay

The begin of this adventure is in Cusco city, picking you up from your hotel approximately at 04:30 am by our professional adventure guide and our private transportation, for a short ride to Mollepata town (2 hrs.) Upon or arrival, we will stop some time to have our first breakfast and use the restrooms, afterwards we will continue through some hours until reach Soraypampa and from here we will initiate our hike with impressive views of Humantay and Salkantay mountains.

This first portion of the hike is gradually ascending towards Salkantay mountain and through a very ancient path until reaching Salkantaypampa, Later in the afternoon and after a nutritious lunch, we will start descending on foot for 2.5 hrs until reach our campsite

Day 02: Wayraqmachay – Colpapampa – La Playa Sahuayacu

We will start this day with our special service to tent and a hot coca tea which is good for the altitude, and then you will have breakfast in our dining tent.

After breakfast we will continue descending the Sacred valley and will enjoy a lot of wildlife as many types of orchids, varieties of trees, bamboos, different types of wild birds and moreover! Then we will reach to Colpapampa village, here we will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, continuing with our hike for another 3.5 hours inside tropical forests guided by the river which flows across this valley until reaching La Playa Sahuayacu town, our campsite. 

Day 03: La Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

This day will be interesting as after having our delicious breakfast, fill our bottles, camelbacks and take our snacks to start our hike. We will depart from Lucmabamba village ascending Llaqtapata archaeological site which will take 6 kilometers approx. Once in Llaqtapata we will have the stunning view of Machupicchu inca citadel as well as Huayna Picchu mountain and the greatest Andes mountain chain.

Then we will descend another 2 hours until reach Machupicchu Hydroelectric, 

Then we will have our lunch here and some time for a short nap before boarding our train (30 mins) towards Aguas Calientes town in which you will have a 3 stars hotel accommodation. 

Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

This day we advise to wake up very early in order to board one of the first buses to reach Machupicchu inca citadel and appreciate the impressive sunrise over it as it is a unique experience. 

Following your experience, for your return you will board the bus back to Aguas Calients and then from here you will board expedition class train at 14:55 pm back to Ollantaytambo train station; upon your arrival, our transfer will be waiting for you to  Cusco city and your respective hotels, arriving by 18:30 pm approx.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The begin of this adventure is in Cusco city, picking you up from your hotel approximately at 04:30 am by our professional adventure guide and our private transportation.
Departure Time
4:30 AM
4 days
Return Details
Your respective hotels, arriving by 18:30 pm approx.
  • Briefing service
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • 2 hours guided tour in Machupicchu.
  • Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region.
  • 3 stars hotel at Aguas Calientes for the 3th night.
  • A bottle of wine for last campsite.
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
  • Drinkable water every day during your trek and snacks from 2nd day.
  • 2 nights at private campsite.
  • Private transportation from Cusco until starting trekking point.
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Hot shower service during every day.
  • Portable toilet during all trek duration.
  • Heating during all trek duration for cold nights.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person.
  • Extra porter service to help you with your belongings.
  • 01 oxygen tanks and 01 emergency riding horse
  • What does not include? The first breakfast (usually all Cusco hotels include breakfast) Huaynapicchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain ticket (if you are interested please consult with our sales executives) Sleeping bags (can be rented at our office) Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • First Day additional info:
  • Meals: Snacks, lunch and dinner.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking distance: 15 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum Altitude: 3300 m.a.s.l / 10800 fts.(Cusco city)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4600 m.a.s.l 15500 fts.(Salkantay Pass)
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Cold, windy and cloudy during rainy season.
  • Transportation: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
  • Second Day Additional info:
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800 m.a.s.l /12500 fts. (Wayraqmachay)
  • Meals: snacks, Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking distance: 15 kilometers
  • Accommodation: camping place
  • Minimum Altitude: 2000 m.a.s.l /6600 fts.(la playa twon)
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Very humid and rainy during rainy season.
  • Third Day Additional info:
  • Maximum Altitude: 3000 m.a.s.l / 9600 fts. (Llaqtapata archaeological site)
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Very humid and rainy during rainy season.
  • Transportation: Train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking distance: 11 kilometers
  • Accommodation: 3 stars hotel at Aguas Calientes
  • Minimum Altitude: 2000 m.a.s.l / 6600 (Aguas Calientes)
  • Fouth Day Additional Info:
  • Meals: Snacks, breakfast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum Altitude: 2000 m.a.s.l / 6600 fts.(Aguas Calientes town)
  • Maximum Altitude: 3300 m.a.s.l / 10800 fts.(cusco city)
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Very humid and rainy during rainy season.
  • Transportation: Bus to Machupicchu, train to Ollantaytambo, touristic minivan to Cusco.
  • You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!
  • We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.
  • Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.
  • to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour, we need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.
  • Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality
  • we require the total payment by this web
  • It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.
  • According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
  • students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.
  • All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.
  • We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.
  • The ISIC Student can get Discount of US$ 20.
  • You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.
  • They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/
  • You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.
  • Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.
  • No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.
  • If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!
  • Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.
  • In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.
  • The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.
  • A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.
  • Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:
  • Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.
  • Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.
  • We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.
  • This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
  • Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.
  • This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.
  • The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Super Inca trail with the best organization!
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Elvis & Adolfo great guides
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2 fantastic days!
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Elvis is the man
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  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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