Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Machu Picchu Tours / Tours / Expeditions
Country: Peru
Duration: < 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. 

On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco/Wayraqmachay
Transfer to the start of the trail and begin the Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as you hike past the striking peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, and Ausangate, among others. Traverse high passes the highest point reaching 4,600m (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Spend the nights camping under the stars. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and breathtaking views as the trek descends from the heights of the Andes to the lush subtropics surrounding Machu Picchu.

Day 3 Wayraqmachay/Sahuayaco
Continue the trek downhill, passing through the town of Collpabamba on the way to Chaullay. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco.

Day 4 Sahuayaco/Aguas Calientes
Hike to the Inca site Llactapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes.

Day 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge and return to Cusco in the evening where the tour ends upon arrival.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Start/Finish: Cusco to Cusco
  • Price: From £619
  • Trip Code: SPST

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