The interesting Salkantay Trek 03 days and 02 nights to reach Machu Picchu Inca citadel. This magnificent hiking route is in Cusco, Peru, within the Andes Mountains of Vilcabamba, Mollepata, Soraypampa, Challhua, and Santa Teresa.
Salkantay Trek 3 Days is an adventure through the Andes of Peru through the Humantay and Salkantay mountains to enter the cloud forest of Santa Teresa and live the experience of visiting the enigmatic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
The first night did spend in the foothills of the spectacular eternal snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay. On the second day, we conquer the Salkantay Pass on horseback to save energy and enter the jungle of Machu Picchu.
The SALKANTAY TREK 3 DAYS adventure tourist circuit is an active exploration itinerary. It has incredible panoramic views of the Andes of Cusco in conjunction with Machu Picchu and its surroundings; Welcome to Salkantay Trek 3 Days of vacation in PERU.
Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Soraypampa – Hiking from Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon
Day 2: Horseback Ride from Soraypampa to Suyroccocha & Hiking to Salkantay Pass to Chaullay
Day 3: Travel by train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes and Guided Tour to Machu Picchu
PRE-TREKKING CONVERSATION OF SALKANTAY TREK 3 DAYS: It is essential to meet our local guide, who knows the entire tourist circuit of the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu in 3 days.
Our adventure guide gives all the recommendations to enjoy the whole experience around the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu buffer zone. THE BRIEFING IS AT 06:00 pm one day before starting the tour at the reception of the visitors’ hotel. All questions are welcome, and we will answer all of them.
Our Salkantay Trek 3 Days does not start too early nor too late for the best enjoyment of the vacation to MACHU PICCHU. Additionally, please bring thermal clothing for the first night and the beginning of day two because it is pretty cold in the foothills of Salkantay and when we ride the horses.
It is also essential to mention that the backpack to carry your things must have an adequate weight for each hiker. THE LESS WEIGHT, the greater the enjoyment of the adventure because each hiker carries their adventurous backpack.
WE LEAVE CUSCO in our vehicle at 06:30, neither too early nor too late, heading northwest to reach the town of Mollepata and continue the trip to SORAYPAMPA.
We start the first walk of about 35 minutes until we reach the ACCOMMODATION FOR THE FIRST NIGHT to leave the things we do not require and then START THE WALK towards the Humantay lagoon; the walk takes about 40 minutes to reach the best photo location.
Vacationers who want to rest or relax around the Lodge to ENJOY the panoramic views of SALKANTAY and HUMANTAY can also do so to have incredible views of the tourist area SORAYPAMPA.
If the sky is clear, we can see some shooting stars combined with the snowy peaks of the Salkantay mountain range, or we can also see the southern cross with the milky way. Even so, a night full of stars is incredible for our experience in the foothills of Salkantay.
SUMMARY OF THE EXPERIENCE in the Andes of Salkantay
The adventure activities start at 04:40, having breakfast at 05:00, then START at 05:30, the experience of riding a horse through the Andes of Salkantay.
Since we will not have physical movement during the first two hours, we must wear thermal clothing to avoid the cold friezes of Salkantay, “essential gloves, etc.” THE HORSEBACK TOUR is to save time and reach our goal, SANTA TERESA. We ride the horses between SORAYPAMPA, passing Salkantay Pampa to SUYROCCOCHA, “02 and a half hours of horseback riding approximately”.
TRIP BY LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FROM CHALLHUAY TO SANTA TERESA
After the horseback and hiking experience, we arrived at CHALLHUAY at approximately 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. From CHALLHUAY, we board our local transport service to travel to SANTA TERESA, “02 hours of travel approximately through the cloud forest” we will cross coffee plantations, granadilla bananas, etc. In SANTA TERESA, we spend the night in basic tourist lodging.
Brief description of horseback riding and hiking between Soraypampa and Challhuay
DEPARTURES FROM SANTA TERESA in a local transport at 06:20 to go to Hidroeléctrica “Approximately 35 minutes of travel” We arrive at Hidroeléctrica at 07:00, an ideal time to wait and board the train service at a convenient time before STARTING THE TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES.
The train trip to Aguas Calientes takes 30 minutes “we arrive at the Machu Picchu station located within the town of Aguas Calientes at 08:34”.
At 10:15, we board the bus service to reach the entrance gates to Machu Picchu. OUR GUIDED TOUR scheduled with the entrance ticket to MACHU PICCHU is at 11:00 hrs.
We have two hours to explore the highlights of the Inca citadel. We board the tourist train service to return to Cusco via the POROY train station in the afternoon. At POROY, we have a private vehicle transfer service to get to Cusco and drop you off at your respective hotels.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for choosing Salkantay Trek 3 Days; We are pleased that you have the pleasure of doing multifaceted horseback adventures in conjunction with treks to reach Machu Picchu via Salkantay.
SUMMARY OF THE LAST DAY OF TOURIST ACTIVITIES
Summary of Machu Picchu Guided Tour and activities
Train service information: [Inbound journey]
When you get to the POROY train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Hiker of Salkantay Trek 3 Days 🙂
Food: Breakfast on day 01 and other foods that do not describe in the main itinerary
No, there is no age limit, but if you are older, you should have a medical check-up before traveling and try to acclimate at altitude (see altitude sickness). We have had children as young as seven years old and people up to 68 years old many times, don’t worry; we are here to help you do it! When there is a will, if possible.
Yes, you can change the departure but not the date of entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu tickets are purchased well in advance. If you change the hiking departure, your tour could become one of four or three days, depending on the program book. Remember to schedule your trip to Peru in advance to avoid problems and stay in Cusco 3 or 4 days before the trip). Please note that on this trip, you will meet people of different gender and nationality than yours; we are an agency that cannot guarantee the gender and ethnicity of our tourists.
We have an excellent kitchen that offers a fantastic variety of dishes:
Breakfast: Varies depending on the difficulty of the journey ahead. Usually, a wide selection of products: oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, bread, and jam. You can have hot chocolate, coffee, English tea, and herbal tea (chamomile, lemongrass, tea, or traditional coca).
Lunch and dinner: always have a bowl of soup followed by a main course (chicken, meat, fish, etc., with rice or pasta). This is followed by dessert and a herbal drink for good.
Refreshments (Happy Hour): After the hike, every day, there will be hot drinks, popcorn, cookies, bread and jam, chocolate, milo, etc., etc. etc.).
Snacks: Before starting the hike for the day, you will be given – a piece of fruit, a chocolate bar, a packet of cookies, and some candy.
Vegetarian / unique diet options are available upon request (see below).
Yes, we offer vegetarian food. Please specify your dietary needs when making your reservation.
Yes, we provide water previously boiled for at least 5 minutes (water purification tablets are unnecessary). Therefore, you only need a bottle of water for the first part, for lunch, the first day and then, from there, refill your bottles to Machu Picchu.
The tents for all our tours are for four people, but the modern man is very tall, and only two people fit in each tent, which allows more space and comfort. If you are traveling alone, you must share the tent with another person unless you request a private tent (single tent $25).
Tipping is a personal decision depending on the job performance of each person accompanying you on this trip.
All hostels and hotels in Cusco have a storage room to keep the tourists’ belongings; to make this trip, you must leave it in place.
We have a shallow rate of people returning once the trip has started. Our priority is to help you complete the trip; our guides are well-trained and have a first aid kit and emergency oxygen. Please don’t think this (that you are in good hands).
In Cusco, we only have two seasons rainy for six months and dry for 06 months; the dry season starts in April and October. The days are usually sunny and warm, but keep in mind that the weather is very variable in the high and mountain towns; from November to March, rainy days and many unstable months, where the rains can be heavy.
Note: Temperatures are for the Cusco Valley 3400m. And temperatures change depending on altitude (higher altitude = cold or vice versa).
The train included in all tours is the (Expedition Service); the schedules are the available spaces in the wagons once the agencies make the full payment. The first train can be taken at 18:20 hours and the last at 22:50 hours: Salkantay Expeditions. Arrange transportation back to Cusco (by cab or bus).
Note: Trains are sometimes subject to change depending on Peru Rail train operators. If desired, the train can be modified for a better service with a corresponding price increase.
You must arrive before the city of Cusco, where it will be necessary to go with a guide to direct the way to make your adventure tours of Salkantay treks.
The Salkantay trek is located in Cusco, about 60 km northwest of Cusco. The proximity of Salkantay to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an alternative to the Inca Trail.
You should bring a series of accessories for the trail. As a backpack that will be your companion during the five days of the tour, carry the following
The Salkantay trek is approximately 72 kilometers distributed over five days and four nights through beautiful Cusco to reach Machu Picchu.
Yes, the five-day Salkantay trek is available for all adventurers who want to travel to Cusco in 2023.
The best season to do the Salkantay trek is during the dry season in Cusco, which is during April and October.
No, the route is signposted, and the professional team you will travel with will ensure no incidents occur.
This is a five-day trek, where we will be going up and down trails for more than 70 kilometers in the known altitude of Cusco; for this reason, it is advisable to be prepared for the trek.
It will not be necessary to train hard, but it does help to do cardiovascular exercises, such as walking three times a week for at least three months before the tour.
Also, spending a couple of days acclimatizing to the altitude of Cusco before the tour will help us a lot.
To do the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu, you should know that the level of trekking varies from moderate to challenging. Therefore, it is recommended to be in good physical condition. In addition, it is recommended to use good trekking shoes, preferably that they are already molded to your feet; this will facilitate the walk and will not have any problems when hiking.
The best time to do the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu with good weather is between April – October, as we have the presence of clear skies and smaller-scale rainfall. Mainly the driest months are between June – August, which is winter in the Andes. However, it is suggested to foresee the type of clothing to use during these months, because during the day you can enjoy the sun, while at night you can feel intense cold.
The number 1 reason we did the Salkantay trek was the environment you are in. You hike for five days in very different backgrounds. On other trekking tours, the walk to Machu Picchu, the environment often remains the same, becoming monotonous. This is not the case with the Salkantay trek at all.
With each step, the landscape changes, and the mountains reveal something new; the rolling clouds, the breathtaking terrain, the towering mountains, and the smiling locals.
There is something magical about walking in the area on the Salkantay trail. All you have to do is walk and enjoy. You have no stress, and there are not many things you must think about during your hike. Just enjoy the walk. Great, isn’t it?
You can book the Inca Trail by contacting us through the website or the following email email@example.com. You only need to fill out the reservation form and provide us with your personal information, such as full name, date of birth, Passport or Identity Card number precisely as indicated in your document, and the exact date of the excursion. Otherwise, please send your inquiry to our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salkantay trek It is not recommended because the conditions are not the best. The Salkantay Majestic hike is accessible to all hikers, but it is recommended to be accompanied by certified expert guides who know the trail very well.
No, We refer to security in terms of being robbed, assaulted, or similar during the route. We heard before doing this route that it could be, but it is false. The most significant danger you face is altitude, so I recommend you look at this altitude sickness guide.
Yes and no. Acclimatized and in relatively good shape, I can do the Salkantay trek. It is a route that many people take, which can give you a clue that it is not about climbing the Himalayas. Still, it would be best if you were realistic with your physical condition and, above all, with your acclimatization level.
Yes, absolutely, yes. We recommend that you spend at least two or three days in Cusco. Drink plenty of water (as much as it bothers us all, beer is not water), get plenty of rest, and take some walks to measure yourself. If you feel that your body reacts in a more or less usual way (considering that you are at more than 3500 meters above sea level), you are ready for the adventure.
Cost Salkantay Trek 3 Days 02 nights
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Salkantay Tour for 03 days as a private service.
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
** Kondor Path Tours operates the Salkantay Hiking Trail 3 days and 02 nights 😊
Salkantay Trek 3 Days 2 Nights
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