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Salkantay Dome to Dome to Machupicchu By Train 4D/3N

This lovely and varied hike (about 50km) is the “soft option” from Challacancha since the pass is lower (though still a tough 4,750m (15,580ft) and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending 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 th locals”, which grows daily as each traveller adds his pebble to thank the APUS for a safe trip.

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Tour Price

4 Days, 3 Nights

Salkantay Dome to Dome to Machupicchu By Train 4D/3N
Price from

$450USD

Per Person

Itinerary

Day 01

Challa Cancha - Soraypampa

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 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; 4120m/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 alittle rest at the Domes then by the afternoon we will have a trek for about 2 hour 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 luxury Domes which have great confort, hot shower and private toilets.

Total distance

15 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time

7-8 hours

Maximum altitude point

3,800 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude

3,800 m (aprox.)

Day 02

Soraypampa - Chaullay - Lucmabamba Domes

After having our Salkantay Trek 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 Lucmabamba Domes Base Camp.

Total distance

19 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time

8 – 9 hours

Maximum altitude point

4,650 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude

2,750 m (aprox.)

Day 03

Lucmabamba Domes - Llactapata - Aguas Calientes

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 Machupicchu 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.

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 machupicchu salkantay trek to machupicchu

Day 04

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (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 Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. Then you will take the train around 9:50 pm according to the train Availability so you will arrive to Ollamtaytamabo after 2 hours travelling so A transport will wait for you and will take you back to Cusco.

Estimated walking time

1- 2 hours

Maximum altitude point

2,700 m (aprox.)

Includes / Not includes

Included

Guide:

Professional, English speaking-Spanish

Round Trip:

Cama Bus from Cusco-Puno-Cusco

Guide:

Professional, English speaking-Spanish

Bus Station:

Collection from Puno Bus Station

Ticket:

Admission ticket to the Islands

Driver:

Motor boat-driver

Not included

Price

Price 2022


Group Price

Price per person

USD $450.00 Per person

Required Pre-payment
USD $200.00

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In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.

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