Salkantay Luxury Trek is very special trekking because this trekking combines remoteness in the western of Cusco; The Salkantay Luxury Trek takes you to trek in the less beaten track of the Salkantay region; where the views of the Vilcabamba Range are the best. Is an adventure of “Adventure at its finest”; in which you will be able to experience Peru; in a comfortable adventure. Trekking from Lodge to Lodge, enjoying the comfort and service of four top quality mountain lodges located in strategic zones; as a final point you’ll reach Machu Picchu.
The most wonderful experience would be to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers pop out in the cloud forest, giving the trekkers the illusion that they are walking on textured carpet. The strong fragrances of flowers refresh the mind and feel heavenly to camp there and have a very sweet sleep at night.
SHORT TREK ITINERARY – SALKANTAY LUXURY TREK
Day 1: Cusco
Arrival to Cusco at any time today there is not planet activities.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley tour begins at 08:30 a.m; today will be a full-day tour; includes the visit of the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, you will also visit the local market at the town of Pisac.
Day 3: Soraypampa 3,800 masl
“The night before departure: evening briefing in Cusco with your guide”.
We’ll pick you up from the hotel at 07:00 a.m and travel for four hours in our private bus to Marcoccasa (starting point of the trek) then trek gentle up to Soray Lodge.
Day 4: Salkantay Lodge
After breakfast, we will hike for four hours in the area surrounding the lodge, we will visit the Humantay Lake.
Day 5: Salkantay Pass
After breakfast, we’ll start to trek from Soraypampa Lodge to Wayra Lodge located at Wayracmachay 3,900 masl.
Day 6: Wayra Lodge
Today, we’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Wayra Lodge. Then, we’ll continue our descent along the left bank of the Salkantay River, through increasingly verdant scenery.
Day 7: Collpa Lodge
After breakfast, we’ll depart early and trek by the left site of the Santa Teresa River following a beautiful valley, through more populated rural areas.
Day 8: Lucma Lodge
Continuing with our adventure today after a hearty breakfast, we’ll tackle the last day of our trek. We’ll head uphill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata Pass; then, we’ll continue down to hydroelectric train station from where we will take the Trail for 20 minutes to thew town of “Aguas Calientes”.
Day 9: Machu Picchu
Today, we will explore stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, you will return to Cusco and you will be transferred to your hotel.
…¡¡¡ Adventure at its finest!!!…
At Salkantay Luxury Trek , you will trek from 3,900 masl to 1,900 masl, traversing across magnificent mountain pass of 4,600 masl, enjoying enormous and mystical snow-capped peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and exploring more than 15 different ecosystems from beginning to end. Moreover, the chances for ethnic and cultural exchange are ever-present with local natives who still remain closely attached to their heritage and are very willing to share it with open minds.
Our Salkantay Luxury Trek takes guests on an ancient Inca Trail entitled the “Salkantay Route”, going from Lodge to Lodge along four mountain lodges built in the Mountain Range of Vilcabamba, a remarkable Peruvian mountain range which cradles the famed Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The Lodge offers an outdoor hot tub, cozy reading rooms, a bar/lounge, and 12 well-appointed private rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers and outstanding views.