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Begin and conclude your adventure in Cusco! Embark on an exhilarating 5-day journey with our Hiking & Trekking tour, the Salkantay Trekking. This tour package will lead you through the stunning landscapes of Peru, including Cusco and five other captivating destinations. Throughout the Salkantay Trekking 5 days, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will enrich your experience. Indulge in delicious meals, enjoy convenient transportation, and revel in many other inclusions during this unforgettable trekking expedition.
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Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Peru with our Salkantay Trek 5-day itinerary. This exhilarating adventure seamlessly combines thrilling trekking trails, granting you access to awe-inspiring sights such as Humantay Lake, majestic snow-capped mountains, and enchanting cloud forests. Concluding this remarkable journey is a hike through the lush Peruvian jungle, culminating in a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu. Prepare to be spellbound by the breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders that await you on this unforgettable expedition.
Kick-start your adventure with an early pick-up from your hotel, followed by a delightful breakfast in Mollepata. Our journey begins in Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l.), where we will rendezvous with our skilled horsemen and reliable horses, responsible for transporting our camping equipment. From Soraypampa, we’ll embark on an invigorating hike to the magnificent Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.), marveling at its breathtaking beauty.
After the awe-inspiring visit to Humantay Lake, we’ll return to Soraypampa, where our talented cook will be eagerly awaiting us with a scrumptious lunch. Next, we’ll proceed to our basecamp, Salkantaypampa, where panoramic vistas of the snow-capped Salkantay peak await us. Unwind and indulge in an afternoon tea, taking in the stunning surroundings, before treating yourself to a delectable dinner prepared with care and expertise.
Start your day by awakening to the invigorating aroma of coca tea, followed by a sumptuous breakfast accompanied by breathtaking mountain views. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as we embark on a 3-hour ascent to reach the majestic Salkantay Pass, standing tall at an elevation of 4600 m.a.s.l. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery that unfolds before you.
After reaching the summit, we will make our way towards Wayrac Machaq, where a well-deserved lunch awaits us. Continuing our journey, we’ll venture into the enchanting high jungle, where sprawling trees stretch their arms over babbling streams, adorned with vibrant bromeliads and exquisite orchids. Traverse through this picturesque landscape as we gradually descend towards our second campsite, soaking in the tranquility and beauty that surrounds us.
Rise and shine with an early wake-up call, followed by a satisfying breakfast. Our adventure begins as we embark on a captivating hike through the mystical cloud forest, immersing ourselves in its natural wonders for approximately three hours. Prepare to be enthralled by the mesmerizing landscape, featuring meandering rivers and cascading waterfalls that paint a picturesque scene before your eyes.
After a well-deserved lunch, we continue our journey with a three-hour ascent to the remarkable Llactapata campsite, perched atop a mountain. This idyllic location offers a breathtaking vantage point, directly facing the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu. As you settle into camp, let the anticipation build as you take in the mesmerizing view, knowing that the grandeur of Machu Picchu awaits you just beyond the horizon.
Start your day by waking up to an awe-inspiring view, where the magnificent sunrise unveils the captivating sight of Machu Picchu. Let the beauty of this moment sink in as you relish the breathtaking panorama.
Today’s adventure takes you on a downhill trek towards Hydroelectric, where a delightful lunch awaits. After rejuvenating yourself, we’ll continue our journey with an additional three hours of hiking, leading us to Aguas Calientes. In this charming town, you’ll have the pleasure of spending the night in a comfortable hotel, allowing you to rest and recharge in preparation for the grand finale of your expedition.
In and around Machu Picchu
After breakfast, we take the early buses up to Machu Picchu for the sunrise. Explore the best of Machu Picchu with your private tour guide. Once you finish, you will take train and bus back to Cusco.
Additional services that you can book for more experiences:
Huayna Picchu Mountain – additional cost $70 per person. Book it in advance at least 3 months before; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
Machu Picchu Montaña – additional cost $70 per person. Book it in advance at least 3 months before; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.