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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included

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Cusco, Peru

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icon4 days  (Approx.)
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Guide
Private transportation
Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
Tent
Sleeping bags
All nights
Entry to Humantay Lake
Horses to carry lugages (5kg/person)
Breakfast (3)
Lunch (3)
Dinner (3)
Snacks
Gratuities
Water
Entry to Mollepata (10 PEN)

Departure Point

Ritisuyo, Choqechaka 469, Cusco 08000, Peru

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ritisuyo

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What is the maximum group size during Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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karynvilbig
, Jan 2020
Absolutely amazing! If you are considering the Salkantay trek, I cannot recommend it enough. The views are stunning and the change in environment from alpine meadows to jungle was unlike any other hike I've ever done. My husband is not an outdoorsy person, and he loved it. That's how great it is. Ritisuyo was super helpful. They were good at communicating, they helped us store an extra bag that we didn't need during the trek, and they provide gear (sleeping bag, duffel bag, sleeping mat and walking sticks) free of charge. From the other reviews and from our own experience, I gather that Ritisuyo doesn't usually lead their own treks on the Salkantay, but rather place you in another company's trip. We were added to a trek with a company called Machu Picchu Reservations, and they did an amazing job. Our guide was great, the food was delicious. We felt well taken care of. About our trek: Day 1: we woke up early and drove for a long time before getting out the car and hiking to Humantay Lake. Then we hiked back to our camp for lunch. The sleeping arrangements were wooden tent-shaped structures that slept 2 people. The campsite had running water and toilets. They even had a generator to give us light. Way nicer than I was expecting. We chilled the rest of the day until dinner - most people slept because it was an early morning and a long hike. Day 2: This is the hardest day of hiking. We got over 36,000 steps that day. The altitude makes it especially difficult. That being said, my husband and I both found it very doable (and we didn't train ahead of time). Someone else in our group, however, was having a really hard time with the altitude and slowed the group down significantly which probably made it easier for us. Once you reach the top of the pass, you start your downhill journey. We stopped for lunch along the way (at a place with bathrooms) and then continued on in the pouring rain until we reached a small town to camp in for the night. The place we stayed on the second night was not as nice, but not bad. We slept in tents, but there were still flushing toilets. Day 3: We hiked through the jungle in the morning, and the weather was perfect. It was so beautiful. We stopped for lunch in another town, and then the people doing the 4 day trek split off from the people doing the 5 day trek. 4 day people rode in a car to Hidroelectrica and then walked along the railroad tracks to get to Aguas Calientes where we arrived at our hostel (which was nicer than expected - 2 people per room and a private bathroom). This part you do without a guide, but unlike the rest of the Salkantay, there are so many other people that you can just follow the crowd. We didn't do the 5 day trek, but those people spent the rest of this day at the hot springs in Santa Teresa and then camped where we had lunch. Day 4: We woke up early and went to Machu Picchu. We took the bus because we were so tired, but you can also hike that part. After spending the morning exploring Machu Picchu, we took the train (and then a car) back to Cusco. Our train out of Aguas Calientes was at 2:30 which gave us plenty of time to explore the site, and we arrived back in Cusco by 6:30. Some things to note: We went in January during the rainy season. Having gore-tex gear was a life saver. We also found waterproof socks, and I recommend those. Night gets cold and the top of the pass is freezing, so bring warm clothes. There were several places to stop along the trail where someone would be selling snacks and water, so long as you bring money, you won't need to bring those things. Bring your own toilet paper and I would also recommend wipes because you won't have access to a shower and you will be disgusting. Overall, it was such an amazing experience, and I cannot recommend it enough!
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