From $ 270
The most classic alternative trek to Inca trail to Machupicchu.
Sakantay is really wonderfull, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco. Salkantay is the highest mountain of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Join us on this incredible Hiking trip to Machu Picchu. Please book early.
Grade: Moderate to hard. Up to 5-7 hours physical activity each day. Some exposure to heights
Start: 4:30am Cusco
Finish: 18:30 aprox. in Cusco
Departs: All year (but highly recommendable between may to september)
Join a scheduled departure or book a private and custom trip with dates to suit you.
Easy to moderate, the highest point in this circuit is Salkantay pass (4600m/15090ft)
You are in a place with all cleaning and biosecurity protocols.
It means that social distancing on the tour is a natural thing.
All guided tours in Spanish and English. Groups could be mixed.
Duration: 4 hours (by car) 4 - 5 hours (hiking)
Distance: 7 km approx.
4:30 am Pick up from hotel, by our tourist bus, We´ll travel through the Andes, reaching the village of Mollepata.
Where you can gear up on last minute supplies or anything you may have forgotten back in town (water, rain poncho, bug spray, etc.). Once the horsemen have taken the large packs and all last-minute supplies have been purchased, it’s time to start the Trekking.
The “Trekking” on this first day is for the majority of the time simply walking, from Challacancha, next to Inca channel water, above the road that runs all the way back to Soraypampa. While the views are stunning and the trekking occasionally takes a steep shortcut through the cow pastures, the scent of eucalyptus invades you as you head up out of Mollepata and out into the wide open valleys that dominate this section of the Andes, and it feels incredible to breathe the thin, mountain air and slowly slip further back into the middle of nowhere.
Eventually the trekking makes it way all the way to the back of the valley, and the outpost tent settlement of Soraypampa comes into view. Soraypampa is an utterly surreal location. Nestled at the base of towering 3,600 mts or 8,528 fts. Andean peaks such as Mt. Salcantay at 6264 mts or 20551.18 fts, Soraypampa is our protector of Apu Salkantay: windswept, barren, freezing, and utterly enchanting. Most tour companies have covered campsites here to protect campers from the harsh elements, and it’s quite easy to fall asleep after a long day of trekking and the sound of the nearby river lapping you into a slumber.
After enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch, we´ll visit the Humantay Lake, the Tea time and the dinner wait for us, before to rest till the day.
Duration: 7 - 9 hours
Distance: 16 km approx We wake up early, to taste a delicious breakfast, ready to walk along an extensive pampa called Salkantaypampa, here we are at 3 400m.snm, where we will cross the highest point that is the SALKANTAY pass at 4,650msnm, appreciating the Andes mountain range , where you can appreciate the APU SALKANTAY sacred mountain since Inca times, in addition to impressive avalanches that occur in the place, after contemplating so much beauty we will descend through the mountain, to later taste a lunch, (we will choose the place according to the rhythm of our displacement), then we will continue until reaching Collpapampa instead of our dinner and camp, this is a tropical area, where we already have the presence of mosquitoes, as well as the biodiversity of flora and fauna of the area, we recommend taking the necessary precautions (repellent or others).
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
We woke up at 6:45 am, to have our breakfast and continue our walk to Sahuayacocha, chosen place for lunch, observing varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude, in turn you can see coffee crops, fruit trees, bananas, pomegranate and avocados, in addition to Inca bridges, we can also observe the exotic flora and fauna of the area, finally we will camp in the place called "La Playa". Where we already have the presence of mosquitos, as well as the biodiversity of flora and fauna of the area, we recommend taking the necessary precautions (repellent or others).
Duration: 5 -6 hours
Distance: 12 km approx.
After a nutritious breakfast we will continue walking for 2 hours where you can observe the flora of the area, then arrive at Lucmabamba being this place where we will take the road to LLACTAPATA, the walk until we reach the archaeological complex with a duration of 2 hours Ascent, after visiting the archaeological complex, we will descend to the place called HIDROELECTRICA, where we will have lunch and free time and then walk to the town of Aguas Calientes for an estimated 2 hours.
This last night we will settle in a hotel, having dinner and overnight, if it is the passenger's preference to spend a fun night in some nightclubs in the area or preferably visit the Thermo-medicinal Waters of Machu Picchu town.
Duration: 3 hours (hiking) 4 hours (by car)
Today is the most wonderful day, Machupicchu wait for us!!! We´ll catch a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, the buses start running from 5:30-6am. What does this mean? This means that all the people who took the 1st bus are most likely going to get to Machu Picchu before others and be the first enjoying the Sunrise, also well rested and relaxed and with full of energy for climb Huayna Picchu mountain or Machupicchu mountain if you decide it.
Machu Picchu is an incredible spectacle of architecture, culture, and history.
The setting for the ancient city is absolutely stunning, and the feeling of reaching it by foot over 5 days of such intense physical exertion and the swath of rugged terrain that you’ve since left behind makes the entire moment of standing atop Machu Picchu much more rewarding than had you simply taken a train from Cusco and then a bus to the top.
Overall this journey is highly recommended, just be sure to bring some good rain gear, some really strong bug repellent, and be prepared for an absolute madhouse on the final day of the trek “cause after 10 am thousands of tourist are coming from Cusco in a day trip to Machupicchu.
Ok, so here’s the deal with Huayna Picchu. Only the first 400 people who got to the entrance fees can climb Huayna Picchu, the famous little mountain that sits inside of Macchu Picchu. 200 hundred people at 7:00 am and other 200 hundred at 10:00 am. If you want to do it, please let us know at the moment of your reservation.
After to visit machupicchu you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.
End of our Services.
Services included in the prices:
Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.
5 to 8
(Price x person)
Price x person
|01 person||US $ 755|
|02 people||US $ 490|
|04 people||US $ 350|
|06 people||US $ 320|
We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people.
How many days do I need to aclimate in Cusco BEFORE THE TREK?
It is very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek.
We do recommend that you arrive to Huaraz at least 2 days before the trek starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.
We can organize day hikes & other tours around Huaraz for your acclimatization:
If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Cusco, we still recommend you have a complete day in Cusco to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before departing for the trek.
Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Cusco or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.
Can you accommodate food sensitivities?
Our cooks are used to dealing with vegetarians. However, other clients and staff may have a conventional diet. Meals are prepared in the same tent and scents of meals can not be avoided. if you do not want to eat your meal in the same tent with clients having a conventional diet, please inquire about a private tour.
How to book theTrek?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All customers or leader of grup will need to fill out a Passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information:
SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person in order to purchase a permit for the Huascaran National Park 4 days. You can make your deposit by Paypal, VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data). All subject to transfer fee