Short Salkantay Trail
Explore this trail
Explore this trail
DAY 1: Cusco – Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake.
DAY 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay - Wayracpunku – Chaullay
DAY 3: Chaullay - La Playa – Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes
DAY 4: The Expected Day – The Inca Citadel (Machu Picchu) - Cusco
Humantay Lake,Humantay and Salkantay Peak, Valles, Aguas Calientes Village, Machu picchu and more..
Departures:Our company has daily departures to Salkantay, since 2 to 10 participants maximum per group, we are a 100% direct trekking tour operator, sustainable and responsible with Nature.
We are going to pick up early from the hotel; our transport will be passing by the hotel at around 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 am to go to the traditional village of Mollepata (2950 m) where we have the breakfast. From Mollepata we are going to continue our trip to Challacancha, Where we start the trekking to Soraypampa Camp site. On this place, we have our lunch and our overnight. After the lunch, probably we go to a beautiful lake called Humantay, this depends of the weather where we can see incredible landscape like snow mountains.
After breakfast, we start the trekking ascending to Salkantay pass just above 4630 meters; of this point we can see the glaciers of Salkantay and another mountains. If we are lucky we can see probably snowslide, after this we are going to descend to Huayracmachay site where we have our lunch with short break, then we are trekking to Chaullay (2920 m.s.n.m) for dinner and overnight.
Our activity will begin at 6:00 am, this day we are going to walk for 7 hours approximately to arrive to Playa. On the way we will see waterfalls, fruit trees, a flora variety, the coca plantations, varieties of orchids and birds, if we’re lucky we’ll see the famous “cock rock.” we are going to have lunch in la Playa site. Then we are going to take a car from Playa to Hydroelectric. Then we take a train to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive to this town, the staffs of hotels wait us. At night, we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 6:30p.m approximately.
Today to have a perfect visit to Machu Picchu, we have to leave early (5am approximately), we will have breakfast at the hotel and then we take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (2400 m). At the archeological site, we will enjoy a guided tour of the most interesting sections of this site. We will see the Intihuatana, the temple of the three windows, temple of the moon, the terraces, ceremonial fountains, the gateway of the sun, and other sectors of this impressive site. In the afternoon, a bus wait us to take us back down to Aguas Calientes, at night we will board the train to Ollantaytambo, In Ollantaytambo our staff wait you to come back to the hotel in Cusco.
We include in our price these additional things, which normally are not included by companies.
• Extra night in Aguas Calientes $ 50.
• Huaynapicchu entrance ticket $ 18 (depends on availability).
• Sleeping Bag rent for the all trek $ 20.
• A pair of sticks $ 15 for the all trail.
• Adicional horse for carry your personal bags $ 50 per 3 days.
• Vistadone train service $ 60.
• Bus From Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes $ 15 USD
• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Sleeping bag recommended -5 as minimum, walking sticks are recommended.
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.
|Without Hotel||Every Day|
|with Hotel||Every Day|
Private tours are available and priced by party size.
Without hotel: -30 USD per person if you book for your own.
|Private Service||Departures||Price per person|
|02 Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 620|
|03 Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 600|
|04 Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 580|
|05 Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 560|
|06 -07 Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 530|
|08 to + Trekkers||Every Day||USD $ 500|
Student Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to email@example.com.
This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.