Covering roughly 60kms, connecting the city of Mollepata with Machu Picchu, the 5-day Salkantay (Savage Mountain) Trek is an ancient and remote footpath where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests, a perfect alternative to the Inca Trail, away form the crowds and richer with natural heritage.
If you’d like todo the optional climbing of Huayna Picchu Mountain at Machu Picchu; and/or if you would like to spend and extra-night at the hotel in Aguas Calientes, to enjoy the thermal baths and a relaxing night, we will be more than happy to arrange any of these for you, at an extra cost.
Make sure you double check with your guide about all departure times; specially, the train ride back to Ollantaytambo.
transfer to Mollepata
2hr to Soraypampa campsite
lunch and relax
hike to Humantay Lagoon (2hrs) and back to Soraypampa
dinner and camping at Soraypampa – star watching
3hr hike to the summit of the Salkantay Pass (4620masl)
2hr descent into The Valley of Rocks and onto Huayra Machay (3,850masl)
lunch at Huayra Machay
descent through wildlife rich cloud forest to Chaullay Village
Chaullay’s camping site – facilities, dinner, and camping
half day tropical valley tour through Colpapampa and Sahuayaco to Lucmabamba
lunch at Lucmabamba
return to camp
dinner and camping
5hr hike through Inka trail and Patallacta archaeological site to Hydroelectric
‘menu of the day’ lunch at a local restaurant at Hydroelectric
3hrs moderate hike by the flat rail
arrival and chk-in at hotel in Aguas Calientes – free time
bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu 3hr tour
free time – lunch, optional mountain climbs (optional – let us know in advance if you so desire).
bus ride to Aguas Calientes
early dinner at Indio Feliz Restaurant
train ride to Ollantaytambo (be at station 45min early)
transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Feel free to ask, if there’re any doubts:
These can be arranged at an extra-cost:
Gratuities not included