SALKANTAY TREK 5D/4N

Salkantay
Trek To 
Machu Picchu
5D/4N

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Salkantay
Trek 5D/4N

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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.

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Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.

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Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!

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I T I N E R A R Y

DAY 01

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa

We will depart early from Cusco at 5am to begin our picturesque, four-hour ride to the trailhead at Soraypampa. Along the way, we will pass through the town of Limatambo, an important access point for Cusco city during the Inca Empire. We will pass the archaeological site of Tarawasi before making an ascent up a bumpy road along the shore of the Apurimac River. We will continue to the town of Mollepata and through the small communities of Cruzpata before coming to our starting point of Challachancha

 Meals                                L, D
 Distance                          10km
 Time                                3 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               3,200m / 10,499ft

DAY 02

Salkantaypampa – Qollpapampa

Day 2 will be the most challenging day, but you will be well rewarded with picturesque nature, wildlife, Inca ruins, and hot springs! We’ll depart early to make a 1-hour ascent to Salkantay Pass, the highest pass of the trek at 4600 m/ 15,090 ft. This beautiful lookout offers stunning views of glaciers and snow-capped peaks and serves a natural habitat for chinchillas and condors. From the pass, we will hike down 2-3 hours to Huaracmachay for lunch. As we walk, you will notice that the landscape

 Meals                               B, L, D 
 Distance                          16km
 Time                                3-4 Hours
 Highest Altitude              3,800M / 12,500ft

DAY 03

 Qollapapampa To Lucmabamba

Leaving Qollpapampa we will ascend slightly before making a relaxed descent for the rest of the day. Having left the dry, high sierra climate behind, we will enjoy lush flora, waterfalls, fruit and coffee plantations, parrots, and even spectacled bears if we’re lucky. We will walk alongside the Santa Teresa river, passing the Coripacchi waterfalls, the settlement of Wiñaypoko, and the small town of La Playa. After La Playa, we will continue another 30 minutes to our campsite at Lucmabamba

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 04

 Llulluchapampa Phuyupatamar 

As the most challenging day, the trail climbs to the Dead Woman’s Pass. From the pass the trail will then descend towards the Pacaymayo River until it rises again for the accent of the second pass of the day, the ruins of Rukuraqay. The route then drops into Chaquicocha finally leveling out slightly to arrive into camp Phuyupatamarca. accent of the second pass of the day, the ruins of Rukuraqay. The route then drops into Chaquicocha finally leveling out slightly to arrive into camp Phuyupatamarca.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 05

Lucmabamba – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, we make a 2.5-hour ascent to El Mirador or Abra Q’elloqasa, a high lookout that provides an exceptional view of the renowned Machu Picchu. From El Mirador, we’ll continue upwards to the lost city of Llactapata at 2850m/ 9350ft, just recently re-discovered by archaeologists in 2003. This archeological complex offers impressive views of both Machu Picchu and Salkantay Mountain. There, we will share our final lunch together before making our final two-hour descent for the Aobamba

 Meals                               B
 Distance                          16km 
Time                                5 Hours 
 Highest Altitude              3,600m / 11,811ft

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AVAILABILITY

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