Challenge Salkantay Trek 3 Days
A wonderful trekking for well-trained trekkers; our 3-day "Challenge Salkantay Trek" takes you to Machu Picchu Inca citadel in a hard adventure
Challenge Salkantay Trek is rated as moderate to difficult adventure; it is suitable for those who wish to experience high Andes within a short span of time. Commencing from the Soraypampa Valley; it passes through high mountain pass to Machu Picchu with amazing views of snow-capped mountains and spectacular views of valleys beneath
Our Challenge Salkantay Trek; is one of the shorter treks to Machu Picchu designed for well-trained trekkers; and for those interested in authentic views of the Andes and the iconic Machu Picchu. This trek is situated in the National park of Machu Picchu in the southern Peru. The Challenge Salkantay Trek is a good trek offering cultural insights such as the Inca ruins along the trail and the Popular Machu Picchu declared recently as the new wonder of the world. The trek also offers a natural insights lake the splendid views of the Vilcabamba mountain range from which the Salkantay mountain (6,271m) is the highest. The trek also offers the great views of the two deepest canyons of the region: the Urubamba and the Apurimac.
- DURATION: 3-Days/ 2- Nights
- STARTING POINT: Pick up at 3:00 am From the hotel in Cusco.
- ENDING POINT: Drop off in Cusco at the main square around 9:00 pm, If you tell us, in advance, we can drop you at your hotel.
- DEPARTURE: The date that better suit you.
- TOTAL, TREKKING DISTANCE: 45 km / 27 ml.
- MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4650 m / 15228 ft.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 1-night camp and 1-night hotel.
- MACHU PICCHU: Entrance ticket included
- “Scenic drive from Cusco to Soraypampa Valley with awesome panorama of mountains with view of Salkantay Mt. Within world heritage sites at Machu Picchu National park enriched with lovely Andean forest
- Explore traditional farm villages and Mysteries Inca settlements along the trail where our guide will explain you the Inca culture.
- Enchanting pristine forest filled with Andean, tropical and sub-tropical trees.
- Experience the dawn at Machu Picchu and enjoy an informative tour.
At a glance:
- DAY 1: Cusco | Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypass – Chaullay
- DAY 2: Chawllay | Sawayaco – Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
- DAY 3: The Most Important Day – Machu Picchu!
Why book with us?
- Stay within reach of select eco-lodges and our exclusive private campsites with stand-up tents, thick mattresses and pillows.
- Enjoy three hearty meals each day freshly prepared by our dedicated kitchen team. Drinking water included in the walk.
- Hike at a good pace led by experienced Tour Guides trained in nature first aid, equipped with a group medical kit and a portable Oxygen bottle.
Why Trekking Salkantay?
- Salkantay Trail is listed as one of the 25 best trekking dstination in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel magazine.
- Trekking at Salkantay is definitely one of the best trekking adventures you will find in Peru and South American.
- After Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay trek is the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu (and much less crowded).
- Hikers can see natural bridges, snowy mountains, colorful valleys, waterfalls, wildlife, unique plants, and a cloud forest.
- Camping with fewer people allows you to be in control of your own trip and have the best views of these amazing mountains!
A typical day for Challenge Salkantay Trek
You will be woken up with a cup of tea in your store around 6.30 a.m., followed by a small bowl of warm water to wash. Before breakfast, put your gear in your duffle bag and go to enjoy your breakfast; it is carried by horses and you won’t have access until it arrives to the next camp. After a healthy breakfast, we’re usually on the trail around 7:00 a.m. Depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. We’ll walk for about 7-8 hours, then generally rest for lunch for about 1 hour. Some of our employees will walk forward and select an appropriate place to stop. The afternoon walk is usually a bit shorter and the camp is generally arriving between 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Once we get to camp and the kitchen is ready, afternoon tea will be brewed. From there until dinner, it’s time to rest or explore the surroundings. Dinner is generally served between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight and your water bottles in the dining room tent so they can be filled with boiling water. Trekking the nights give you some of the best memories of your walk, be it talking, playing cards, Chat with the crew or join the song and dance with the locals. A lot of The enjoyment of an expedition is on the journey itself.
Challenge Salkantay Trek Map
Why book this trip?
What will you see along the 3-day Challenge Salkantay Trek?
Video for 3-day Challenge Salkantay Trek
This is a difficult question to answer since Peru has a variety of conditions. The best time is the dry season from May to November, and this is usually the period we recommend. But the walks are open all year.
While traveling through the Andes in Peru, some people will experience certain effects. If you plan to hike the Salkantay Trail, we recommend that you arrive 2-3 days before begins to trek to acclimatize; while that you can take day trips to Cusco.
Please, it is very important to fill the blanks in the attached reservation form, we’ll send you an email with true and updated information so that we can make your reservations with the correct and appropriate information
The briefing is very important because that is when you will meet your guide. At this meeting, your guide will provide you with important details about the hike. If you participate in Challenge Salkantay Trek, you will receive a duffle bag for your personal belongings
If you are concerned about the walk, you have the option of hiring an additional horse. The cost is US $ 60.00. You can only ride the first day; from Soraypampa (3800m) to the pass (4,650m) which is the hardest part of the Challenge Salkantay Trek.
Our guides are trained in case of illness. Unfortunately, it is illegal for us to provide you with altitude medicine, but we do our best to help you feel better in other ways. For example, we often make coca tea and the guides carry oxygen bottles with them. If you feel bad, you have the option to return to Cusco and join your group in the town of Aguas Calientes so as not to miss Machu Picchu. However, this will incur significant additional costs. You also have the option of using other means of transportation throughout the trek, such as: cars, horses and trains for a much lower cost.