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Why Sunrise Peru Trek??...

why Sunrise Peru Trek

Group Size

1.-SMALL GROUP SERVICE: (02-06ppl Average – 08 People Max): Our most popular trek and offers to visitors the most economical method to trek the Inca Trail and alternative Inca Trails to Machu Picchu; For Families with children, Honeymooners and Couples.

2.-GROUP SERVICE: LARGE GROUP: (04-12ppl Average – 16 People Max): 02 Guides over 08 people) If you are a group of 06 people or more Please contact us to give a good discount. / you'll be joining a group of other hikers like you coming from overseas, a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.

3.-PRIVATE SERVICE: All inclusive (GROUP SIZE UPON REQUEST) for Families with children, Honeymooners and Couples. Special trek program just for you, and you can depart any day you wish and choose the group size, we don´t add any people, is arranged just for you. All private groups include additional services, such as: extra porters, horses to ride and to carry your personal gear (for alternate treks).

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Trek important facts

  • For five-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu; the night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

Trek booking facts

For five-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu; Prior to making a reservation with SUNRISE PERU TREK it is important to read through our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) and Terms and Coditions. This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.

Trek payment details

For five-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu we require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of SUNRISE PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Trek discounts

For five-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu we offer: US$25 discount on the above prices to students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and to children under the age of 15 years old (scans of your ISIC card or child's passport must be provided at the time of paying the trek deposit in order to qualify for the discount). International Youth Travel Cards (IYTC) or other forms of student identity are not acceptable. We can also offer a US$10 per person discount for group bookings of 5 persons or more, provided just one person in the group is responsible for making the booking and sending the trek deposit. Unfortunately we do not offer travel agent discounts or commissions.

Cost of the tour

PRICE: US $ 450 Group service
Daily departure

PRIVATE TREK PRICES
Salkantay & Machu Picchu Trek With Huaynapicchu
- 2 person US$ 900 pp
- 3 person US$ 800 pp
- 4 - 5 person US$ 750 pp
- 6+ person US$ 475 pp

The price include: The prices includes the Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fee (128 Peruvian Soles, about US$50), bus up and down from Aguas calisntes to Machu Picchu (US$24), tourist train from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo Expeditions class (US$75), Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco US$ 20 and all local sales taxes (18%). There are no hidden charges in our trek prices.

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote trail located in the same region as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in a region where massive snow mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. Salkantay Trek shows you how the ecosystems transform rapidly from the variance of environmental factors (sun, water, temperature, soil). This is a very special trek because at the end you will visit the Lost City of the Incas - MACHU PICCHU.salkantay-trek

The Salkantay trek" is one of those treks in Peru that greets trekkers with variety in terms of landscape, vegetation and the culture and lifestyle of people in Peru. Starting in the zone of “Markucasa” trek to the highest pas at 4,600m, then continue to Machu Picchu; it offers opportunity to walk on the “Vilcabamba” mountain range conquering the altitude of 4,600m passing through well cultivated fields, indigenous villages.

This trek is considered one of the most diverse treks in terms of both nature and culture. "Salkantay trek" allows trekkers to enjoy the magnificence of nature supported by the genuine hospitality of local people; splendid view of Salkantay Mountain, imposing waterfalls, and bamboo forest and pristine little settlements.

“SUNRISE PERU TREK” offers five-day trek itinerary, which is perfectly designed to help trekkers to fully enjoy the national park of Machu Picchu. However the package can be customized to trekker’s needs, requirements, budget and the number of days in Peru. All the "Salkantay trek" packages come with 100% departure date guarantee and special group discount.

The packages include full board during the trek and good quality of camping equipment and breakfast before and after the trek. Accommodation arrangement is done in a tourist standard hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes. Enjoy free map with each package!  “SUNRISE PERU TREK” offers five-day trek itinerary, which is perfectly designed to help trekkers to fully enjoy the national park of Machu Picchu. However the package can be customized to trekker’s needs, requirements, budget and the number of days in Peru.

All the "Salkantay trek" packages come with 100% departure date guarantee and special group discount. The packages include full board during the trek and good quality of camping equipment and breakfast before and after the trek. Accommodation arrangement is done in a tourist standard hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes. Enjoy free map with each package. "Salkantay" or "Salcantay" (6,271 masl) is a Snow Mountain located less than fifty miles northwest of Cusco city in southern region of Peru by the Vilcanota Mountain Range, "Salkantay" is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local Indians.

The name Salkantay is a Quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain". It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru. However, as a range high point in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascaran.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • The “Salkantay Trek” is listed among the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
  • The “Salkantay Trek” is one of the best mountaineering adventures in Peru.
  • After the Inca Trail the “Salkantay Trek” is the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu, and less beaten trail.
  • The hike alongside the magnificent Salkantay Mountain and the arrival to lost city of Machu Picchu is one of the best experiences known to mankind.
  • See natural bridges, snowcapped mountains, cascades, wildlife and cloud forests.
  • Camping with less people to make your own trip and have the best look on these incredible mountains.
  • Trek through the Santa Teresa valley with stunning flora and founa
  • Salkantay Mountain sunrise or sunset
  • Scenic walks and inspiring hikes

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

salkantay-trekAll departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

TREK AT AGLANCE

LOCATION: We offer a spectacular custom designed trek from Mollepata village located to 3 hours Westside of Cusco city to Aguas Calientes town, then we take us for 25 minutes to Machu Picchu.
DURATION: 5 days/ 4nights
LEVEL: moderate if acclimatized
STARTING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure tour and History.
TRANSPORT: Bus, Trekking and train.
TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of get to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTION: Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service the let us to know at the time of booking (Extra US$30pp).
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3 star hotels if you would like higher level let us to know.
MY OWN ROOM: If you are a solo traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, be sure to advise us please during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25).

IS THIS TREK FOR ME?

Travel Style: Active
Trekking adventures made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport

Physical Rating: Challenging
Serious high-altitude treks or other instances of heavy exercise; Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 6

Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 1: Mollepata

We will wake up very early; we’ll travel from Cusco by bus three hours to Mollepata; from here we’re gonna hike over Marcokasa until Soraypampa camp. We will hike 12 km.

Day 2: Chaullay.

Today, we will hike over the highest pass of Salkantay (4,600 masl); then we’ll descend to the cloud forest and camp in the stunning Valley of Chuallay.

Day 3: La Playa (Sawayaco)

Enjoy the trek through the cloud forest with the presence of tropical and sub tropical plans also the great biodiversity and lot of wildlife.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes.

Today we will observe farms with coffee plantations also fruits like: banana, orange, papaya and passion fruit.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

The whole day will be dedicated to explore the stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, you will return by train to Cusco

TREK DETAILS

"Salkantay trek" includes the following things:

  • Transportation.- Tourist bus from Cusco to Mollepata (to soraypampa for 4 days trek) starting point of the "Salkantay trek" and from.- Tourist train EXPEDITION CLASS class from "Aguas Calientes" town to Cusco.- Bus up and down from "Aguas Calientes" town to Machu Picchu .
  • Camping equipments.- We provide four people capacity tent for two persons, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for Guides and porters, kitchen gears, bag packs for the porters, warm clothes for the porters and life insurance for the porters. You don't have to be worry how are the helpers of your expedition.
  • Acommodations.- 01 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes town based on double ocupancy.
  • Entrace Fees.- To Machu Picchu .
  • Meals.- 4 breakfast.- 4 hot lunches.- 4 hot dinners
  • Guide.- English speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people.
  • Cook.- Professional chef and Chef assistants.
  • Horses.- For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6 kls per person) in duffel bags that we provide. Muleteers.
  • Others.- First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Our "Salkantay trek" & Machu Picchu tour, have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa.

salkantay-trek"Salkantay trek" to Machu Picchu begins at 05:30 a.m when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take our tourist bus for 3 hours to the village of Mollepata (this is the beginning point of the trek). Along the route, we will see splendid mountain sceneries and we will pass several small towns like Iscuchaca and Limatambo. In Mollepata, we will meet our muleteers, horses and trek staff; then, we will start walk gentle up and undulating flat for around 3 hours to CRUZ PATA here our lunch will be served and you will have one hour rest break and then, we’ll continue to trek to SORAYPAMPA (3,800 m.a.s.l). In this part of the trail, we are going to see the snow mountain of Humantay (6,100 masl).

Meals: L-D
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3900 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2,850 masl
Distance Travelled: 12 kms approx.

Day 2: Soraypampa - Chaullay.

salkantay-trekAfter a good breakfast, we’ll leave at approximately 07:00 a.m, we’ll start climbing up for four hours to the first pass namedSalkantay pass 4,600 m.a.s.l. the highest of the  Salkantay trek; We’ll stop here for around 25 minutes to take pictures and observe the great views of the Vilcanota mountain range with many snow mountains, also we will find some stone hesps (Apachayta) where we must leave our offerings that consist in some coca leaves ;then, we start trek downward for four hours through a nice trail surrounded by an ancient moraine which are habitat for Chinchillas (type of mountain rabbit).

Meals: B-L-D
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2,920 masl
Distance Travelled: 16 kms approx.

Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa (Sawayaco)

salkantay-trekWe will leave from Chaullay at 07:00 a.m approximately; after one-hour trek through the cloud forest, we will arrive to the picturesque community of COLLCAPAMPA. From there, we’ll continue by narrow trail by the left-hand site of the Santa Teresa River, we will cross some species of orchids, different kinds of plants, some cornfields, fruit fields and we will have the opportunity to see the 70 meters waterfall on the trail. Here the guide will resolve to camp or continue to the village of Santa Teresa and enjoy the natural hot spring, it depends on the group.

Meals: B-L-D
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 2,920 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2,350 masl
Distance Travelled: 14 kms approx.

Day 4: La Playa (Sawayaco) - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes town.

salkantay-trekWe will get up early and continue the Salkantay trek through the coffee and banana field the trail climb up to the second pass named Llactapata pass (2,750 masl) from where you will observe Machu Picchuu and Huayna Picchu Mountain, here we will rest and explore Llactapata Inca ruins that still is under excavation and restoration by the archeologist, after that we will continue down to “Hidroeléctrica” with a magnificent view of Urubamba and Aobamba Valleys.

The descent will be nice because we will pass tropical and sub- tropical plantations; once we arrive to “Hidroeléctrica” we will have lunch then, we will continue the trek by the railway until we arrive to the town of “Aguas Calientes” where you will have dinner and have accommodation in a hotel. In the evening, you can go to relax your muscles in the natural hot springs and be ready for the next day.

Meals: B-L-D
Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes town
Maximum Altitude: 2,350 masl
Minimum Altitude: 2,000 masl
Distance Travelled: 12 kms approx.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Town.

salkantay-trekWe will get up very early at 04:30 a.m to have early breakfast and leave our bagpacks in the hotel, then we will take the first bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu, Once we arrive there, our tour guide will explain the meanings, importance and story of Machu Picchu while we will take the tour the Machu Picchu. The tour will take about two hours approximately; after the tour, you will have the option to climb up to the “Huayna Picchu Mountain” (check the availability) or explore by yourself and enjoy all of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, we will take a bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” to have lunch and in the afternoon; we will take the train back to Cusco arriving there later in the evening.

Machu Picchu: the Lost city of The Incas

Machu Picchu  means “Old Mountain” it is a fantastic energetic Inca temple located at 2,400 meters about sea level is located on top of the mountain which belong to Vilcanota Mountain range at the beginning of the Amazon; Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachakutec (1438–1472). Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca word.

The Incas started building the estate around 1400, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Mr. Hiram Bingham Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry stone walls. The most important structures are the Intihuatana (Hitching Post of the Sun), the Temple of the Sun, the Room of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Condor.

Meals: B.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - map

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