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The Luxury Salkantay Trail – 5 Days

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  • Group : 5/10Private
  • Vacation styleTrekking, Cultural, Nature
  • Activity levelModerate
  • Holiday typeLuxury

We have hand crafted the perfect adventure in Cusco that will take you’re through the blissful Sacred Valley and then start to hike the Incas original path at the Inca Trail as you explore and discover more of the Inca culture while making your way to the ancient Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

EXPERTISE

We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia.

FLEXIBILITY

We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Latin America approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

24/7 ASSISTANCE

At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Latin America hand will be there to guide you.

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View Latin America is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

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Itinerary

Day 1CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCOCHA (L, D)

● Trek starting time: 09:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town – 3920 masl/ 12860.9 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Soyrococha campsite – 4480 masl/14698.2 ft.
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

To commence with adventure today, we must arise early as we will pick you up after you have enjoyed breakfast at your hotel (or perhaps you have asked for a box breakfast to enjoy on the way). We will start our journey towards Soraypampa town (3920 mts/12860 ft) passing by Mollepata town (2803 mts/ 9196.2 ft)

During a 2.5-hour ride, from there we will witness an impressive sight of snow-capped mountains that will accompanied us on the way until shortly arriving to Soraypampa. Our expert guide will then explain what it would take for us to reach the stunning Humantay Lake, that in total will be a round trip hike of 3 hours, and on the way back we will need to faster your pace in order to return to the campsite.

Walking through an ethereal valley for about 3.5 hours, we will be able to appreciate the snow-capped mountains that surrounded the valley. Be marvel by the presence of the impressive Salkantay (6271 mts/ 20574.2 ft) and Humantay (5862 mts/ 19232.3 ft), both Apus which means guardians on the Incan ancient times. We recommend you to captures this precious moment with plenty of photos. After that, we will head towards Salkantaypampa (4154 mts/ 13628.6 ft) where our delicious lunch will be already awaiting us.

As we hike for another 2.5 hours, we will finally arrive to our luxury campsite of the night at Soyrococha (4480 mts/14698.2 ft). Before dinner, you will want to take benefit of a hot shower, followed by a massage session to ease the tension of your muscle and relax you. After your treatment, the dinning tent will be awaiting you with a delightful dinner prepared by our chef. Once you are ready, you can step into your bedroom tent and rest peacefully surrounded by pure nature.

Day 2SOYROCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLLPAPAMPA (B, L, D)

To embark on our second day of hiking, after you have enjoyed a nourishing breakfast to renew your energy. Our first accomplishment of the day will be walking for about 1.5 hours until we reach the Salkantay Pass (4638 mts/ 15216.5 ft). Upon arrival will be granted by the magnifencent presence of the Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6271 mts/ 20574.2 ft), to celebrate this incredible accomplishment on the hike we will make a toast. Cheers!

As our journey continues, we will be discovering stunning views along the path, also please note that if you would like to visit Salkantaycocha another turquoise lagoon it will take about an hour back and forth, it offers a gorgeous scenery. As we keep walking we might encounter mosquitos as the vegetation transforms into a thicker one, until we approach Wayracmachay (3906 mts/ 12814.9 ft) after a 3.5 hours. A delicious gourmet lunch with fresh beverages will be waiting for you in order to regain the strength needed to complete the day. Finally, we will continue on the way for a few more hours until reaching our luxury campsite for the night at Collpapampa (2870 mts/ 9416.0 ft). Once there, you will once again be able to soak your muscle in a hot shower followed by your soothing massages, and then you will be ready to be delighted by your dinner, before retiring to your bedroom tent to rest and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep.

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Salkantay Pass – 4638 masl/15216.5 ft.
● Distance covered: 17 kms/10.6 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

Day 3COLLPAPAMPA – LLUSCAMAYO – PLAYA SAHUAYACO (B, L, D)

● Wake-up time: 05:45 am
● Trek starting time: 08:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 13:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Sahuayaco campsite – 2100 masl/ 6889.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Distance covered: 15 kms/9.3 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

An early arise await you as you awake refresh, take a hot shower to relax your muscle before it is time to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, we will be ready to being our journey passing by the villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 mts/ 8694.2 ft) and Lluscamayo (2420 mts/ 7939.6 ft), learning more of the ancient lifestyle. To complete the day, we will then arrive to Playa Sahuayaco (2100 mts/ 6889.8 ft) where our campsite is already settle and the delightful gourmet lunch is ready to be served. Afterwards you will have some time to rest, take a hot shower and a massage session to soak up your muscles and relax. By the afternoon, you will be taken on a private tour through the coffee plantation the perfect opportunity to interact with the local farmers and practice your Spanish. Later, we will return to the campsite to indulge in a delicious dinner and also the perfect opportunity to make a toast as it is the last evening along the team in order to celebrate this wonderful experience and thank the effort of all the staff.

Day 4PLAYA SAHUAYACO – LLAQTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L)

We hope you have enjoyed this experience and ravishing time. We must rise at 5 am, to have enough time to warm up with a nourishing breakfast, and then continue and accomplished the larger portion of the trek. Firstly, we will then be transfer in a private vehicle towards Lucmabamba (2062 mts/ 6765.1 ft) after 20 min. Upon arrival we will be on the original Inca Trail track that today we will have the opportunity of discover and explore, we will walk uphill until reaching the site of Llaqtapata (2736 mts/ 8976.4 ft).

Once we have arrived and encounter a stunning view of the Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoiint (2570 mts/ 8431.8 ft), our gourmet lunch cooked with fruits and vegetable that grow on the Sacred Valley will be already awaiting us. From here, the sight of the Veronica Mountain is impressive and so the Volcanota River. Afterwards, we must keep on our journey this time towards the Hydroelectric train station (1771 mts/ 5810.4 ft) where we will have some time to rest and stretch our legs, before continuing on the train track for the following 3 hours until we finally reach Aguas Calientes, enjoy the lush and diverse vegetation on this area that decorates our walk. Upon your arrival into Aguas Calientes (2070 mts/ 6791.3 ft) at the end of this wonderful excursion, you will be taken to your previously selected accommodation. Once you had settled at your hotel and coordinated with your guide the pick-up time for the following day.

It’s time for a well-deserved dinner (included with your accommodation) and to have a restful sleep in your luxurious room.

● Wake-up time: 04:30 am
● Trek starting time: 06:00 am
● Arrival to Aguas Calientes: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Hydroelectric – 1771 masl/ 5810.4 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Llaqtapata archaeological site – 2736 masl/ 8976.4 ft.
● Distance covered: 22 kms/13.7 mls (8.5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks

Day 5DAY 05: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES – POROY – CUSCO (B, L, D)

● Pick up time: 07:00 am
● Tour starting time: 08:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/6791.3 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast

The day has arrived, we hope you have lots of energy to make the most of your time at the wonderful World Wonder of Machu Picchu. You will take the bus in order to breach the citadel. It is a short 30-minute journey.

During the peak seasons between April to July, queues may be a little longer than usual but we assure the wait will be worth it! You will be given an in depth tour as you wander the premises of this destination. Ask every question that you have, as your guide will be more than happy to answer. Discover the theories and secrets of this impressive citadel and its enclosures. Afterwards, you will some time at your leisure to get lost and captures theses precious moments with many photos. In honor to celebrate your time at Machu Picchu, a scrumptious lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is of course included with the program.

Once you have digested your lunch, you may want to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, it will be 30 roughly minutes. Feel amazing as you board the exclusive Pullman wagon, which will take you back to Poroy train station. Once you arrive at Poroy train station, a View Latin American representative will be present to make sure that you board your private transportation and promptly arrive back at your hotel in Cusco. The journey will take about 40 minutes of the road.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Luxury trek from start to finish.
  • Professional english-speaking guides
  • Specialized massage therapists for every camping night
  • 03 nights of ultra-luxury camping.
  • 01 night at 5* luxury hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 01 Yoga session very early in the morning of third day.
  • All entrance fees and permits required including one-way ride in the Hiram Bingham train
  • All meals cooked on the spot by our well-trained chef with fresh ingredients (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner):
  • All overland private transportation for customers.
  • Separated private transportation for our staff members and camping equipment.
  • Private Chef, chef assistant and waiter
  • Fully trained muleteers hailing from local communities to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock
  • Private extra muleteer for your personal stuff (10 kg/22.1 lb. in total) including your sleeping bag and mattress. 03 kg/6.6 lb.
  • Private extra muleteer for your personal stuff (10 kg/22.1 lb. in total).
  • 01 emergency horse
  • Bedroom tent: Eureka Copper Canyon (maximum of triple use)
  • Air bed and camping cot.
  • Bed duvets, sleeping bags, cotton sheets, blankets, pillows and cotton and silk robes
  • Air bed and camping cot.
  • Dining tent and chairs: Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs.
  • Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates.
  • Hot Shower Tent: Light Speed including Cotton towels for body, face and hands.
  • Portable chemical toilet: Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)
  • Walking sticks (if you request them in advance, we can provide you a pair of standard walking sticks per customer)
  • Extra transportation required along the trek due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Cusco hotel accommodation.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities.
  • SUGGESTIONSPlease consider that our prices from 2 people onward are based on double and triple accommodation, if you would like to have a single tent then the supplement will be of $ 249.00 per person.
  • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
  • If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that is an unguided hike. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.
  • RESTRICTIONSIn order to provide you a superb personalized attention, it is vital that you send us your rooming list distribution in advance.
  • On day 3 of the trek is not recommended for those whom are afraid of heights as there are certain portions of the path that are narrower and face to the riverside high altitude.
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