Trip at a Glance
Cusco Region, Peru
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
Price$570 USD per person
5 days & 4 nights
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Any date that is best for you!
WHAT IS INCLUDED? Pre-trek briefing with your tour guide. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. Private transport from Cusco to Mollepata-Marcoccasa (starting point of the trek) Entry fee to Machu Picchu English speaking, experienced professional guide Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4 person tent) Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request) All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent Bus ticket from Aguas Calientas to Machu Picchu and return First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy - Cusco Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco Celebration dinner in Aguas Calientes (touristic restaurant ) Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the last day Hostel in Aguas Calientes with private room and bathroom Mules and horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen - 7 kilos of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules Provision of a horse in case of emergency such as illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants Basic foam sleeping mattress Guided tour within Machu Picchu Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED? Walking sticks (rentable) Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°C (rentable for $20 for duration of the trek) Dinner on the last day Entry to Huanapicchu ($10) Extra activities such as zip line and barbecues. Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance. Optional up - grades (train and hotel) Tips for the cook, horsemen and guide (Every SAM TRAVEL PERU staff receive a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip. However tips are optional and a great gesture of appreciation for them) WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING? A lightweight, waterproof day pack with change of clothes for the whole period of the trek (must not exceed 7 kilos) Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°c (rentable for $20 for duration of the trek) Sturdy hiking boots Warm clothes and trekking pants (trousers) Layers of clothes, include thermals, for variable temperatures especially at night Head torch with spare batteries Camera with extra film and batteries Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses Woolen socks, gloves, scarf, woolen hat for cold nights Insect repellent Extra plastic bags, especially in the wet season Waterproof clothing or a rain poncho Water bottles and water purifying tablets - Optional Personal medical kit with a simple whistle Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips Walking sticks (rentable) Favorite snacks Inflatable mattress Toilet paper Sandals or flip-flop Swimming costume Original passport and ISIC card if is applicable.
ITENERARY NOTED The time stated within this program is approximate and walking time may differ dependent upon the group´s capability and progress and as such the guide may change the lunch spot and campsite if it is required. Each guide has his or her own preferred route and it may not follow exactly the schedule described here. However all items listed within the above schedule will be covered. Trek conditions also vary according to the season. In the dry season ( May - September) the trail can be very dusty and hot in the day time, in the wet season (October - March) it can be slippery and muddy and during the shoulder season the conditions can be variable. All year round in the mountains the stone sliding can happen at any time, particularly after heavy rains. SAMtravelperu takes no responsibility for trail condition. This Trek is adventurous and challenging experience, crossing several high passes and some rivers do not have a substantial bridge and can be dangerous to cross in periods of heavy rain. This region is not frequently visited by tourists, therefore tourist infrastructure is limited. Visitors should be aware that things change, or may not go to plan. This is all part of the adventure! We can change the date of your train ticket to the following day. Hotels costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day are additional to trek costs. Please also note that your entry ticket to Machu Picchu is valid for one day only, if you wish to visit the ruins on a second consecutive day you will need to purchase the ticket again. Please bring an open mind, flexibility and a good sense of humor. We strongly recommend this trek for experienced trekkers or campers.
- This trek takes you around the stunning Mount Salkantay, which is the second largest mountain in Cusco region (6,277m / 20,577ft).
- On your first night, you will camp within the clear sight of the snow capped peak of Salkantay Mountain.
- Second day will be the longest day of the trek, the most challenging, and you will climb a bit harder. However, the view at the top is stunning and unique. The walk to the famous Apacheta pass which is at 4650m/15,088ft is not strenuous nor very steep. Afterward, it is mainly a descent into more tropical area passing Andenes and Chaullay.
- On your third night, you will camp at LLACTAPATA (2,700m/9,157ft) while enjoying the great views of Machu picchu,Wuayna Picchu mountains and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (Inca city).
- Ending at the most important mystic center of the world: Machu Picchu.