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Heading to Salkantay pass is an adventure full of beauty every step of the way. And when hiked with gigoadventure you will get to enjoy these sights without the interference of other trekkers. We use a unique itinerary to keep us away from other groups. We have private campsites And our team is full of the best guides, chefs that will cater to all your needs and create incredible dishes for everyone to enjoy and the best team of porters and horsemen. Because we are dedicated to porter welfare and give the best salaries to our hardest working teammates, our team responds with dedication and such hard work. You will be amazed.
Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
Good For: Those in moderate shape, or better
Considerations: three nights includes our best camping site
Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Soyroccocha
At 5:00 am, we pick you up form your hotel and drive in our private van for three hours and half to Soraypampa. Along the way, you can enjoy some spectacular views of villages, Iscuchaca, Limatambo, stunning valleys and the spectacular Salkantay snow-capped mountain. At the trail head (Soraypampa), we power up with our breakfast while obsorbing the exhilarating views of Humantay (5,900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/20,396ft) mountain glaciers. Puting on our comfortable shoes we take a two and half hours return hike up to see the turquoise Humantay Lake... to be continue.
Soyroccocha – Salkantay Pass – Glacial lake – Colpapampa
After a scrumptous breakfast, get ready, get set to go on a moderate climb on your day two within an hour you will reach the highest point of the trek (4,650m/15,367ft). From here, we transpire with nature at it’s purest form, feeling at one with the massive snowcapped mountains, Salkantay (6,217m/20,717ft), Humantay, Huayanay and the diversion of white lively rivers, and small humble lakes. As a side line, we take half an hour to enjoy the panoramic and truly exquisite turquoise Salkantay Lake... to be continue.
Colpapampa – Lucmabamaba – Cocalmayo hot springs
Today, we have passed our mid way point. Within 3 hours of walking, we are enjoying the beginning of the lush tropical rainforest, the bountiful fruit bearing trees, coffee and cacao trees, and the undulating fruit plantations with their flowering orchids and always plenty of birds to see. We arrive at wonderful Lucmabamaba for lunch with free time to rest.
After lunch, we will have an incredible experience of nature at it’s purest form, touring a coffee plantation adjacent to the campsite. We will begin by browsing the fields, learning about the different types of beans and picking our own beans. It doesn’t end there... to be continue.
Lucmabamba – LLAQTAPATA – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
After a last delicious breakfast by our chef and a hot drink, we will continue along the ancient and remote Inca Trail for 3 hours uphill to the Puncuyoc Pass (2,700m/8,858ft). Along the way, you will need to pinch yourself at fantastic views and authenticity of these unique valleys and fruit plantations. We arrive to Llactapata Inca Ruins, located right in front of Machu Picchu, where we enjoy the strategic location of the Citadel of the Grand Machu Picchu from far away and it’s surrounding mountains Huyana Picchu, Machu Picchu and the Aobamba Canyon... to be continue.
Machu Picchu (The Sacred City Of The Incas) – Return to Cusco
Today is the most important day in your expedition. To get the most out of the day, we encourage every group to have an early breakfast before catching one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu (starting at 5:30 a.m.). The hotel will hold your bags for you, until you return from your tour. The bus will take 30 minutes to get to the top. Once you arrive, your guide will introduce you to Machu Picchu. You will head directly to a beautiful place to watch the sunrise and to take pictures... to be continue.
What's included and what's not
Cautious man is worth two
Basic hotel night in Aguas Calientes. Weight allowances 6kl/12lb per trekker (weights to be carried by horses and mules you will trek only with your day pack which is way more comfortable than carrying a big bag)
Horse (to carry tents and cooking equipment and the 7 kl/13lb of personal belongings)
Transport from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to the starting point of the trek
A Professional tour guide who is fluent in English
Machu Picchu entrance fees.
Bus tickets up and down, from Aguas calientes to Machupicchu.
Tren ticket from Hidrolectric to Aguas calientes town
Two hours walking tour in Machu Picchu.
Personal tents: We use 4 men, tents that only need to be shared by 2 people.
Meals cooked by an experienced chef: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.
Delicious food rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking.
Water (we will provide you with boiled and filtered cold water during the trek starting on the second day. However, you will need to bring a container to carry your water in. Also, you need to ensure that you pack a sufficient amount of water for the first day of the trek.
We strongly recommend to bring your Camel Back and water canteen due to that government of Peru will not allow disposable plastic bottles anymore on the Salkantay trek and in Machu Picchu.
Wake up tea: every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea and coffee
Daily snacks- day 1,2,3 and 4: our snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek
First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle and a horse you may ride on if the altitude effects your ability to complete the trek
Dinner in Aguas Calientes on Day 4
Breakfast in Aguas Caliente on Day 5
Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Sleeping bags. These can be rented in our office for the entire trek (the US $20). Every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use
Breakfast on the first morning.
Lunch on your last day.
Zip Line in Santa Teresa(optional.
Tramsportations and tickets to the hot spring in Santa Tereza town( optional).
Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day
Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (20 soles)
Tips for the guide, cooks, and wranglers
Drink( coke, mineral water or cerveza) in the dinner in Aguas Calientes on the 4 day.
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$35 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $30 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
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PRICE PER GROUP: $530 PER PERSON
A group tour means that it is open for other trekkers to join you. This means that your group will have varying hiking and fitness abilities. All our guides are experts on how to keep the trek moving and happy no matter how fast you hike.
Student Discount: $25 off per person.
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all this information to this mail : firstname.lastname@example.org