Trekking Salkantay special

Trekking Salkantay special

The Salkantay Special trek leads you to one of the Seven World Wonders: Machu Pichhu. Besides this specatulare experience you will undergo an adventourous journey and get to know the flora, fauna and culture of Peru.


Day 1 : Cusco – Soraypampa - Andeneria.
We leave from Cusco at 4:00 am in a prívate transportation to the start point of our walk. After 4 hours of drive we arrive at Limatambo (2100m) where we can find important arqueological foundations of Tarawasi from the Inca Empire. We continue the road on the right shore of the Apurimac river, going through Mollepata villaje (2800m) until the starting point of our walk. We walk until the base of the Salkantay mountain, going through the Salkantaypampa before starting a climb of 2 hours until Soyraccocha (4200m).We will walk right next to an impressive icemountain and through the Salkantay pass, the highest point of our walk (4600m) from here we will appreciate wonderful landscapes made of the Vilcamba Cordillera. From this point we start our way down until our first basecamp at 3500m.

Total distance : 18 km (11,25 miles)
Estimated time : 7 horas
Maximal height : 4,600 m (15,088 ft)
Basecamp : 3,500 m (11,480 ft)

Included meals: lunch, dinner


Day 2 : Andenería – Lucmabamba.
Today we continue our way down on the Wayraq shores, enjoying the aboundancy of the vegetation, some waterfalls and passion fruit fields. After one hour of walking we arrive to Chaullay and 45 minutes later to Collpampa city. After another way down we reach the Totora shores and the City of Bulliciosa de la laya. We finally arrive then to our second basecamp in Lucmabamba (2100m). On the way we will see banana and coffee fields. During the afternoon we will have a visit of a coffee maker industry.

Total distance : 20 km (12,50 miles)
Estimated time : 6 horas
Maximal height : 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
Basecamp : 2,100 m (6,888 ft)

Included meals: full board


Day 3: Lucmabamba – Aguas Calientes.
After breakfast we begin the way up to the mirador o Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m) where we can enjoy an amazing view of the lost Inca city, Machu Picchu. We enjoy our last lunch in the wild mountain at the Llaqtapata mirador (2650m) where we can also appreciate the Llactapata ruins recently restored. After 2 hours way down we reach the Aobamba river and continue until Aguas calientes.

Total Distance : 15 km (7,50 miles)
Estimated time : 6 horas
Maximal height : 2,650 m (8,692 ft)
Aguas Calientes : 2,000 m (6,560 ft)

Included meals: full board


Day 4 : Machu Picchu - Wayna Picchu - Cusco.

At 06:30 am we take the bus to Machu Picchu (2400m), we enjoy guided tour of 2 hours and a half. Then we have some free time to appreciate the site on our own way. During the afternoon we return to Aguas calientes to take our train to Cusco.

Included meals: breakfast



Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons



-Transfers from your hotel and private transfer to Sorampaypa
-Entry to the Machu Picchu
-Professional Guide
-Camping equipment
-One mattress per person
-Dining tent, Table, Chairs, Kitchen Tent
-Cookers and equipment
-Carriers for all camping equipment and food
-Food, snacks and vegetarian option
-Balloon emergency oxygen.
-Bus ticket to Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary round trip.
-Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Cusco.
-Transfer from the train station to your hotel.

Not included:

-Breakfast of the first day
-Lunch and dinner for the last day, you’ll have free time to choose a place to eat.
-Taxes IGV
-Every other services not mentionned in the program

What you have to bring:

-A backpack
-Waterproof clothes, you can rent a Poncho in cusco for 2.00 USD$
-Shoes for the trek
-Warm clothes
-Sleeping bag
-Camera with battery