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Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day to Machu Picchu by Llactapata – Private

Overview

The Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day through Llaqtapata. Undoubtedly it is recommended for those people who love hiking, want to feel the tranquility and purity of nature and completely forget about globalization.

This route will take you to Machu Picchu in a completely different way since on the third day you will visit a small Inca city known as Llaqtapata. To ascend to this beautiful place, from Playa Sahuayaco take an original Inca trail that few travel companies and guides know. When you are in the archaeological remains of Llaqtapata, you will not regret taking this tour, as you will have incredible views of the deep valleys, snow-capped mountains, and vegetation. Also in the distance and between the huge mountains, you can see the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

The Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day is a moderate route. The highest point is 4,630 meters / 15,186 feet and has 36 km / 22.5 miles of travel. The minimum temperature will be 2° C / 35.6° F.
The tour will begin and end in the city of Cusco – Peru. Be part of this adventure and join the group of expert’s team of Machupicchu Andes Tours – Matours.

Summary

Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day to Machu Picchu – Special Salkantay trek 4 days through Llactapata

Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day

First day:

  • 4:00 hours. Pick up from your hotel and travel by minibus to Humantaypampa (Soraypampa).
  • 9:30 hrs. Start time of the hike in Challacancha.
  • 12:00 hrs. Lunch in Humantaypampa and in the afternoon visit to the Humantay Lagoon.
  • Dinner and accommodation in Humantaypampa (Soraypampa) camp.
  • 7 hours of walking.
  • 8 km / 5 miles away.

Second day:

  • 5:30 hrs. Breakfast and start of the hike to the highest point, Salkantay pass.
  • 10:00 hrs. Arrival to the highest point of the exclusive Salkantay trek 4 days (4,630 meters / 15,190 feet) and visit the Blue Lagoon.
  • 12:00 hrs. Lunch in Wayracpunku.
  • 16:30 hrs. Travel in local mobility to the Sahuayaco Beach camp, dinner and overnight.
  • Walk Time. 8-9 hours.
  • 19 Km / 11.8 miles.

Third day:

  • 6:00 hrs. Breakfast and start of the hike along the Inca Trail to the archaeological site of Llaqtapata.
  • 12:00 hrs. Lunch at the hydroelectric power station
  • 18:30 hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes)
  • Walking time. 8 hours
  • Distance 16 Km / 13.6 miles

Fourth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Journey to Machu Picchu y guided tour for 2 and a half hours.
  • In the afternoon, return by train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station and transfer to the city of Cusco.

Note: All the hours mentioned in the itinerary are approximations and will vary depending on how the group progresses along the route.

Itinerary

Full itinerary of the Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day to Machu Picchu.

Day 1. Cusco – Mollepata – Humantaypampa.

To start the exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day to Machu Picchu. Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 a.m., then travel for 2 hours in private mobility to Mollepata, where you will have an energetic breakfast.

Then, continue your trip 40 minutes more to Challakancha and start the hike for 2 and a half hours to Humantaypampa which is the place where you will spend your first camping night. After lunch, take a 3-hour hike to the Humantay Lagoon. There, you will appreciate the beautiful views of the green lagoon with snow-clad mountain background.

At 5:30 pm. hot drink hour, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy your dinner and spend your first-night camping.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3880 meters / 12730 feet
  • Walking time: between 7 hours.
  • Hiking distance: 8 km / 5 miles)

It includes:

  • Lunch, dinner, snacks.
  • Bus Cusco to Mollepata
  • Camping equipment

Day 2. Humantaypampa – Huayracmachay – Challhuay – Playa Sahuayaco.

Today will be an arduous day because you will pass to the highest, coldest point and also you will travel at a local microbus.

Have your breakfast at 5:30 a.m., then start walking towards the highest point of the Salkantay Exclusive Walk 4 days (4630 meters / 15,190 feet). From the highest point, you will enjoy excellent panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and also deep valleys full of vegetation. After all, start to descend towards Huayracmachay where you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

After lunch, continue descendent through the rainforest to Challhuay, from where you will travel in local mobility for 1 hour to Sahuayaco beach, is the place where you will spend the second camping night.

At 5:40 pm hot drink time, at 6:40 p.m. dinner inside the humid jungle.

  • Salkantay highest pass: 4630 meters / 15,190 feet
  • Campsite altitude: 2060 meters / 6757 feet
  • Walking time: 8 – 9 hours.
  • Hiking length: 19 km / 11.8 miles

It includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Camping equipment

Day 3. Playa Sahuayaco – Llaqtapata archeological site – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes.

Today will be an unforgettable, unique and wonderful day because you will explore the best part of the Salkantay trek 4-day through Llaqtapata. It is a virgin and unknown place by trekkers, guides and travel companies.

To start hiking through this beautiful Inca road through Llaqtapata. Breakfast at 6:00 a.m., then, take the recently discovered Inca trail toward the archaeological site of Llaqtapata. As you go up, you will have breathtaking panoramic views, even more so when you are in Llaqtapata, because to the distance, you will be able to see the Inca city of Machu Picchu between the peaks of the high Andes Mountains. After marveling, descend to the hydroelectric plant where you will enjoy your last lunch prepared by the expedition cook.

After lunch, say goodbye to the cook and other members of the expedition. Then you will have 2-option to get to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). The first option is to walk by the railway for 3 hours. The second option is to travel by train for 40 minutes (train tickets can be purchased in the same place or with us).

At 6:30 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes village and overnight in a hotel.

  • 2,780 meters / 9.119 feet
  • Walking time: 8-9 hours
  • Hiking length: 19 km / 11.8 miles

It includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Camping equipment

Day 4. Aguas Calientes town– Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Today you will visit Machu Picchu, which is the final destination of your expedition. To get to this sacred place, you have 2 alternatives.

  • First alternative. Travel by bus for 25 minutes.
  • Second alternative. Walking for 1 and a half hour.

In both alternatives, you must be at the main gate of the Inca city of Machu Picchu at the indicated time on your ticket. Within the city of Machu Picchu, make a walk of 2 and a half hours together with your tour guide. Your tour guide will take you to all the places of great importance and will explain everything about this enigmatic Inca city.

After finishing the circuit. Go down to the town of Aguas Calientes. You also have two options: You can catch the bus or walk. Once in the village, have lunch on your own and in the afternoon, at the time indicated on your train ticket, go to the station. Board your return train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Upon your arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to escort you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Machupicchu Altitude: 2450 meters / 8038 feet
  • Length: 1.6 km / 1 mile
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Return train from Machupicchu town to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • Mobility from the train station to Cusco

Inclusions

What is included in Exclusive Salkantay Trek 4-day?

  • Small information about the tour one day before the walk.
  • Private Mobility from Cusco – Mollepata (Challacancha)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Mules to transport the camping equipment.
  • Muleteers to drive the mules and to install the tents
  • Cook and Assistant for groups of 9 or more people.
  • Lunch: 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts (optional vegetarian)
  • Dining tent and kitchen.
  • Chairs and month.
  • 1 tent of 4 stations for 2 people plus mats
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • 1-night accommodation in a hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Train ticket from Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station.
  • Mobility from the train station to Cusco.

What isn’t included in Special Salkantay Trek 4-day.

  • Bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bags (we can rent you)
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Travel insurance: it is strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
  • Personal stuff
  • Additional horse
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch, dinner on the last day
  • Tips for the guide, cook, and muleteers (optional)
  • Walking sticks (we can rent)

Findings

Recommendations

  • To perform the Exclusive Salkantay trek 4-day, you must be in Cusco at least 2-day before to acclimatize.
  • For the best acclimatization, drink the infusion of coca leaves, you should take short walks through the city of Cusco on your own, or you can hire a short tour like the City Tour, the Sacred Valley, the salt mines of Maras – Moray (book separately).

Packing list

  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping bags (we can rent it)
  • A personal light backpack
  • sweater and thick coat
  • short pant
  • Pyjama
  • Personal items
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats or hats
  • Rain poncho
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water bottles
  • Mosquito repellents
  • Toilet paper
  • Energetic bars
  • Flashlight
  • Lipstick
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bag
  • Camera with charger and
  • Extra money (PEN).

Prices

Prices of the Exclusive Salkantay Trek 4-day

Hiking in private service: Exclusive service only for your group and prices vary according to the size of your group. In the prices, we include accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a 2-star hotel in a twin or marital room and trip on Expedition train.

Your group size

Price per person

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2 Hikers

US$ 695

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3 Hikers

US$ 645

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4 Hikers

US$ 600

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5 Hikers

US$ 560

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6 Hikers

US$ 520

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7 Hikers

US$ 480

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8+ Hikers

US$ 450

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We offer USD 20 off.

  • For the discount, the international student must be under 25 years old and must have a card issued by their university and valid on the date of the excursion. The card must be made of PVC material. Regular students from 8 to 17 years old also have a discount of US$ 20. More information here.
  • Discount for the countries belonging to the Andean Community (CAN) Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia.
  • Note: Peruvians and children under 8 years old will have special discounts.
  • Important. We need to see the copy of the student’s card on the reservation. For those who book children, we also need you to send us a copy of your passport.

Optional services

you must pay extra, only if you prefer to book these optional services that are not included in the package price.

  • To climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. USD 20 per person
  • Vistadome train from Machu Picchu to Poroy USD 65 per person

Things that we can rent you

  • Sleeping bag for the entire route. We can rent you at US$ 20
  • One individual tent, we can also rent you in US$ 25 for the whole tour.
  • If you want to carry personal items of more than 6 kilos, you can rent an additional horse, and you can share between 2 to 3 people. US$ 55 for the entire tour.

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología