Salkantay Trek 4D/3N Sky Lodge Dome To Dome (Unique )

4 Days / 3 Nights from US $ 500.00
Max Altitude
4600 m.a.s.l
Trip Length
4 Days / 3 Nights
Group Size
Min 2 People
Physical Level
Challenging
Trip Style
Trekking
LODGING TYPE
Sky Domes - Hotel
Availability
All Year
Price From
$ 500
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Overview

This lovely and varied salkantay trek sky dome to Machu Picchu (about 50 km) is the “soft option” from Challacancha, as the pass is lower (although it is still a hard 4,750m (15,580ft) and then a bit more difficult). is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, which end at 1,500m.

The trek on the second day from Soray goes steeply uphill for half an hour, then comes to a series of zigzags (Siete Culebras is the local name of this strech). At the top of the seventh switchback the terrain levels out under Salkantay´s lateral moraine, and drops gently down to the small laguna Soirococha. The pass you see above is, alas, a false one; the main pass is a little further on, but the view of Salkantay looming above you more than compensates for the effort. The real pass at 4,750m is reached after 3-4 hours from the moraine, and is marked by a pile of stones , “well know as Apacheta by the locals”, which grows daily as each traveller adds his pebble to thank the Apus for a safe trip.

Then the trail descends to the left –hand side of the valley, becoming indistinct in swampy areas. And then comes a place named Huayracmachay “eye of the wind”, from here we will have a great chance to see the beautiful Pyramid-shape of Humantay behind as you drop below the tree line, know as La ceja de selva (“Eyebrown of the Jungle”), and walk through groves of bamboo with many orchids and other flowers and lots of hummingbirds, spectacular waterfalls, a small hot spring at Collpapampa the right place to lock out for the parakeets that abound in this area as well. and the we go to take a local bus in order to get Santa Teresa where we will enjoy the hot springs which is 45 minutes from this town .and then will see Machu Picchu and waynapichu mountains and then the last day will see finally the inkan city of Machu Picchu.

Salkantay Trek 4D/3N Sky Lodge Dome To Dome (Unique )

Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2.5 hours to Mollepata where we will have breakfast in a local restaurant after the breakfast we will drive for 40 minutes more to Challacancha where we start our Salkantay trek . As soon as we are at Challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first hours will be a little bit uphill to get The Inca Chanel where we will have a panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4200 m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa for another 2 hours, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot at our new domes so we will have lunch here and take a little rest at the Domes then by the afternoon we will have a trek for about 2 hours to go to the Humantay Lake (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped-mountain of Cusco. and of course we will pass a night in our new  Domes which have great confort, hot shower and private toilets.

1st DAY

  • Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

After having our Salkantay Trek sky dome breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach chaullay where we will take a transport to la playa Domes Base Camp.

2ND DAY

  • Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we will start walking through the upper jungle towards Llactapata (original Inca Trail about 2 hours to get the top from there you can see Machu Picchu after that walk down for about 2 more hours towards Hydrolectrica after having lunch we start walking 2 more hours by taking the railrodad to Aguas Calientes.

3RD DAY

  • Total distance: 16 m (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.) Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about  4:30 to have the breakfast in the Hotel and leave to  catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking Guiding tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. Then you will take the train around 2:00pm,4:00pm or 6:20pm according to the train Availability so you will arrive to Ollantaytambo after 2 hours travelling so A private transport will wait for you and will take you back to Cusco to your Hotel.

4TH DAY 

  • Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Profesional bilingual tour guide whole tour
  • Entrance fees to The Salkantay Trek / Humantay lake
  • Entrance fees to Machu picchu 4th day
  • up-hill  Bus Consettur Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Briefing time about the Salkantay Trek One day before Hotel or office Terra Quechua Peru
  • Second day andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth with coca leaves
  • Maximum number of paxs 02 to 08 paxs maximun.
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying) 4:30 am
  • Private transport to Soraypampa / Challacancha( trailhead)
  • Expedition  train back to Ollantaytambo (can be at 14:30 pm, 14:55pm or 18:20 pm leaving from Aguas calientes).
  • Private transport back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco hotel.
  • Food: *3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • Professional cook
  • 2 or 3-people Dome Capacity 3 beds
  • Camping equipment (2 domes capacity, cooking and eating dinning dome. Chairs and tables)
  • Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment) and 6 kilos from your personal stuff
  • 6 kilos of your personal belongins to be carry by the horses
  • 1 night accommodation in our 3 stars Hotel at Aguas Calientes (private room,cable tv, wi fi) Night 03
  • First Aid kit
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available
  • Optional: Ask in the office Bus from Hydroelectric to Cusco.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

What to Bring

  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent 40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle just for the frirst day.
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any
  • emergency (400 soles)
  • Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand) you can rent in our office
  • Optional items to take
  • Short pants
  • Plaster and bandage

Prices

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We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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Emmanuel Leão
Emmanuel Leão
2024-01-14
Excelente viagem de 4 dias a Cuzco Todos os serviços contratados mais do que atenderam minhas expectativas. O pessoal de apoio, os guias nos locais visitados, a pontualidade, etc... enfim, uma agência excelente e cem por cento recomendável. País lindo e a melhor agência de turismo que você pode encontrar no Peru,
Jade Lucinda
Jade Lucinda
2024-01-07
Incredible Trek! Wonderful landscapes, adventure and exquisite attention. Choquequirao Trek totally recommended. The company is very professional. From the day of the briefing, prior to departure, to the organization of each departure and route, accommodations, food and of course the guide. For us MIGUEL was the key to the Trek! Funny, eloquent, kind, responsible... he took care of each one of us, he made sure that we all went well in the Trek, he woke us up before the departures with a great warm tea, and he gave us the best explanations 10 out of 10 to the service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
2023-12-28
Incredible experience in the Peruvian mountain range We did the Salkantay Trek (4 days / 3 nights) and it was an incredible experience. The landscapes are spectacular and reaching Machu Picchu was the best ending. The organisation was perfect, we didn't have to worry about anything, everything was super controlled, the rest of the staff was super and the food was delicious. Special mention to our guide who explained everything in detail and made our trip very enjoyable, always looking out for our enjoyment and safety. We will definitely repeat with Terra Quechua Peru when we return to Cusco for our next adventure. Congratulations to all the staff of this company!
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Sunshine10167476492
2023-12-19
Tour Inca Jungle consigliato Ottimo tour di 3 giorni Inca Jungle. È una buona alternativa al cammino Inca. Esperienza ricca di adrenalina, con bici, rafting, zip line e trekking. Si chiude con visita guidata a machu picchu. Ottima e molto professionale la guida Jerson, che ci ha accompagnato per tutto il tempo.
Maria Ysabel M
Maria Ysabel M
2023-12-17
Hicimos tour 5 días en Cusco y todo fue mágico, desde que llegamos hasta el día en que nos fuimos.. Edwin Medina gracias Un tour recomendadisimo, siempre fueron atentos con nosotros y se cumplido todo lo pactado, nos divertimos muchísimo
Mike L
Mike L
2023-12-10
6 day Lares trek and package tour. This locally owned company was fantastic. Very easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations! Fantastic food on our Lares trek, totally unexpected, and worthy of the finest restaurants anywhere. We had a custom-made cake in the middle of nowhere for my wife’s birthday out of scratch. I’ll Our guide Bernito (author, archeologist, teacher, expedition mountaineer, chef, and guide all in one!) was a true professional, and very well trained. Very fun to be around as well and great conversation. We highly recommend this excellent company. We feel that we got extra information at Machu Picchu with his years of training. We got a private track and tour and that was worth just a few extra dollars. You should definitely consider these good folks. We are from the mountains of Colorado, US, and found this to be an amazing country and people.
Melynda S
Melynda S
2023-12-10
Lares trek, short Inca trek Fantastic experience! This is a local company with local insight and guidance. I cannot recommend this company enough. Everything was perfectly arranged. Bernito was excellent! We learned so much about the local culture and Incan history from him. This was an experience that we will carry with us in our daily lives forever.
Romain B
Romain B
2023-12-08
4 jours de bonheur en pleine nature Nous avons fait ce super Trek en compagnie de Reynaldo. 4 jours de bonheur dans les montagnes péruviennes. Reynaldo est super, très à l’écoute et très attachant. En ce qui concerne la nourriture, on pourrait se croire dans un restaurant gastronomique, même si nous sommes dans un campement en pleine montagne. Merci pour tout
Gary Dosney
Gary Dosney
2023-12-06
Sacred Valley Tour Connection Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night 2d/1n , not to be missed We had an amazing experience with this company. We chose them because of the many 5 star reviews and we are so glad we did. Edwin was committed to giving us the best experience. We loved that they booked everything for us: train tickets, hotel, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, so we didn't have to worry about anything. We were able to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and rich history. Our group was small (the two of us and other couples), which resulted in a very intimate and personalized experience. There were many other groups at Machu Picchu that had groups of 15-20 people and we were very happy to have such a small group. It was well worth the cost and I would recommend it to others.
Marilyn
Marilyn
2023-11-30
Machu Picchu Thank you for a wonderful day tour at Machu Picchu. Jose met us at the main square in Aguas Calientes at 1pm and walked with us up to the bus station to take the half hour journey to the gates of Machu Picchu. It was pouring with rain but we managed to climb up to the observation level and waited until the rain stopped and the wind blew the clouds away and we were able to view the amazing citadel. Being 70 & 80 years young and not the fittest we were worried about how we could make the tour but Jose was extremely patient and helped us along the way. It truly was an amazing experience to be able to walk around such an incredible site. Everything was organized for us, the car from Cusco to Ollyantambo, then the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes, bus up & entry into Machu Picchu and the return journey back to Cusco. Effortless. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone.