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SALKANTAY 5 DAYS

Salkantay 5D is a trek of 51 km long. It’s a trail oriented to those who like challenges and push their limits to the edge. Trekkers who like to experience and witness the diverse microclimates and landscapes that the trail has to offer in one trip. Salkantay 5D invites you to discover en enjoy in these 5 days the variety of climates, going from the very cold and icy weather going through the Salkantay mountain (4,600) m.a.s.l. to a semitropical weather and be able to see on the last day of the trip one of the wonders of the new world: Machu Picchu. In Salkantay 5D the adventure is guaranteed!
The trail has a trekking time per day of 6 to 7 hours in average, depending on your trekking rhythm. Therefore, trekkers need to be physically fit as it is a very demanding trek. Salkantay Trek is perfect for our passengers who will spend more than 1 week in Cusco, couples that are eager to trek through less known trails; groups of friends and solo travelers that want to have an up and close experience with nature and discover the mysteries of the Andean world.

Salkantay 5D is a trek of 51 km long. This Trek invites you to discover and enjoy in these 5 days the variety of climates, going from the very cold and icy weather going through the Salkantay mountain (4,600) m.a.s.l. to a semitropical weather and be able to see on the last day of the trip one of the wonders of the new world: Machu Picchu. The trail has a trekking time per day of 6 to 7 hours in average, depending on your trekking rhythm. Salkantay Trek is perfect for our passengers who will spend more than 1 week in Cusco.

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Get ready for a life-changing adventure on the trek that was named "one of the 25 best treks in the world" by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.The Salkantay trek is also highly enjoyable because it is not nearly as busy as the over-booked Inca Trail and for this reason it is much more exclusive, less touristy, and will result in a much richer cultural experience for our participants.  This trek was formerly an Incan trade route for coca and potatoes and Apu Salkantay is the highest peak of the Willkapampa Mountain Range with its' highest point reaching an elevation of 20,574 feet (6,271 m). Salkantay was considered by the Inca to be a deity that controlled weather and fertility in the region west of Cusco and its' name comes from the Quechua word sallqa usually translated as savage, uncivilized, or wild hence the mountain is translated as "savage mountain".

 

Our Itinerary is as follows:

ONE DAY BEFORE THE TREK

Briefing in Wayki Trek’s Cusco office. Time to be determined by the company. 

*Your briefing is usually programmed one day before your program and usually in the morning. However, if your program starts on a Monday, your briefing will be programmed for the Saturday prior to your program and during the morning only. Therefore, please consider this when booking your flights to Cusco.

DAY 1

CUSCO/ SORAYPAMPA/ SOYROCOCHA

The transfer will pick you up early in the morning from the hotel in a private van and will take you to the start of your trek at Soraypampa; travel time to this location is around 4 hrs. During the trip, we will see some quaint Andean towns until we get to Killarumiyuc known as “The Incan Astronomy Birthplace” and where the Agricultural Calendar stands out.  Later we will enjoy a delicious breakfast and will continue to Mollepata “Little Town”, where we will make a brief stop to explore the streets and purchase some things that we will need for the trek.  After 1 ½ hours of more valleys surrounded by majestic mountains and icy mountain tops we will arrive to Soraypampa, where we will see in the distance the Apu Salkantay.  Once here, we will decide the route to take for our trek based on the physical fitness of our participants.

  • First Option: Ascend the mountain through the left side with a chance to see the beauty of the Andean lake and other mountains that surround it.  Finally, we will descend using the same route and take our usual path to our campsite.
  • Second Option: To skip the ascension of the mountain and follow the traditional route that will take us directly to our campsite.

On the way to our campsite we will see local people and learn about their traditional lifestyle where the livestock and agriculture has great importance and the reason why it is still practiced nowadays.  As we continue we will get closer and closer to one of the most important mountains in the south of Peru, the Grand Salkantay, known as “The Andes Guardian”.  Afterwards, we will keep ascending through a winding trail until the Soyrococha Lake, the place where we will stay for the night.

  • Distance: 7 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4200 m. / 13780 Ft. (Trail Head, Soraypampa)
  • High Altitude: 4480 m. / 14698 Ft. (Soyrococha)
  • Campsite Altitude: 4480m. / 14698 Ft.

DAY 2

CUSCO/ SORAYPAMPA/ SOYROCOCHA

After waking up surrounded by the mountains and lake, we will have a fortifying breakfast and will start with our trek ascending gradually for approximately 1 ½ hrs. towards the highest point of the trail.  The Salkantay pass (4,600 m.a.s.l.).  From here, we will have a scenic view of the Andes, its' mountain chains, glaciers, lakes, and brooks.  You will feel closer to heaven, and a more profound connection with nature sensing the true magic and energy of the Andes.

After a well-deserved rest, we will descend the mountain slowly until we reach Huayracmachay (4,000 m.a.s.l.) leaving behind the Salkantay.  After 2 hours we will arrive at our lunch stop.  Later we will continue descending through an area belonging to the highest jungle part known as “Andenes” (3,800 m.a.s.l.)  Here, we will be able to see vast vegetation, bamboo forest and a great variety of wild orchids, bromeliads, and other flowers typical from the area.  Soon, the second campsite is at reach: Collpapampa (2,950 m.a.s.l.)

  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 7-9 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2950 m. / 9678 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4600 m. / 14993 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 2950 m. / 9678 Ft.

DAY 3

COLLPAPAMPA/ LUCMABAMBA

This is an easier trek through the upper jungle part or yunga, where we will see vast flora and fauna, especially fruit, coffee, tea, and bamboo plantations.  The weather is humid and warm which is characteristic of the semi-tropical area.  Along the way we will also see some communities that still practice the Incan traditions.  On this day we will have the chance to participate in daily activities of these communities such as coffee, avocado, and granadilla plantations*.  We will share in their traditions and their food.  It will be a day full of culturally significant learning experiences.  Our campsite Lucmabamba (1,850 m.a.s.l) usually has  much warmer weather as it is in the wet part of the forest.

* included with the price

Optional: The thermal hot springs in Santa Teresa in order to get to Lucmabamba campsite.  A bus round trip is taken in order to get to the hot springs and enjoy the thermo-medicine from the Valley.

  • Distance: 15 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 1850 m. / 6069 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 2950 m. / 9678 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 1850 m. / 6069 Ft.

DAY 4

LUCMABAMBA/ HIDROELÉCTRICA/ AGUAS CALIENTES

After a delicious breakfast, we will start our trek following the traditional Inca Trail.  We will ascend the mountain gradually for 2 hours to the archeological site of Llactapata (2,749 m.a.s.l.), (Quechua meaning elevated town/place).  From here we will be able to finally see the Machu Picchu citadel on the right, Huayna Picchu on the left, a portion of the traditional Inca Trail, and the Urubamba River that goes winding throughout the valley.  After a brief moment to rest, we will descend for 3 hours through a winding trail between narrow and slippery spaces until we reach the valley (hydroelectric building).  Here we will take the train to Aguas Calientes to a hotel where we will spend the night.  Perhaps you would like to visit the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs in the evening.

Note: In the event that a passenger feels unwell or for any other reason that does not allow him to continue with the trek on the fourth day, there is an option to take a vehicle from Lucmabamba - Saint Teresa – Hydroelectric, where will meet with the group and continue all together to Aguas Calientes.

In Santa Teresa it is possible to participate in activities such as Zip line, hot springs, e.g. all of these services ARE NOT included in the price of the program. If you would like to participate in one of them, you are responsible for the extra expenses. Also the transportation from/to St. Teresa IS NOT included in the program.

  • Distance: 12 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 1850 m. / 6069 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 2500 m. / 8202 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 2050 m. / 6725 Ft.

DAY 5

AGUAS CALIENTES/ MACHUPICCHU/ CUSCO

After breakfast we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu so we can get there early enough to see the sunrise in this magical place.  The guided visit inside the citadel will be around 2 or 3 hours.  After the guided visit we will hike the mountain Huayna Picchu which boasts an incredible view.  From there we will enjoy the splendor of Machu Picchu, the surrounding landscape, and the exotic tranquility of the lost city of the Incas.  In the afternoon we will take the bus to return to Aguas Calientes.  Once in the city, you could grab lunch and later on in the day we will take the train to return, Peru Rail – Expedition.*

Upon arrival to Cusco, our transfer will be waiting with our private van to take you back to your hotel.

 (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

  • GROUP

    INCLUIDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts

    Transportation

    • Pick up from Hotel in a private VAN to Start of the trek: Soraypampa (4 Hours)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Local Train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION, leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Bus, from the train station to Hotel in Cusco (last day)

    (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites (camping) for 3 Nights, with very comfortable tents, dinner and kitchen tent and toilet tent.
    • One night of accommodation at Aguas Calientes

    Campsite team

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at hotel.
    • Professional Chef, Assistant Cook and waiter to assist our passengers. Our team studied at Gastronomy College and have a lots of experience cooking along treks.
    • Muleteers to carry the equipment needed for the campsites, they will be with us from the beginning of the trek. *
    • Horses to carry personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg. *
    • Horse in the event of a medical emergency.*

    * This service will only be available the first 2 days of the trek, as those are the most challenging ones and there is no access to regular roads.

    Entrances

    • Entrance ticket to Salkantay
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu citadel
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (in case there is not availability for Huaynapicchu, we will purchase Machupicchu Mountain)

    Equipment for the campsite

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Thermal and Waterproof Tent, to be used by two persons but capacity for up to three people.
    • Foam Mattress
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
    • First aid kit that includes: alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes,e.g.)
    • 1 Walkie Talkie per Group.

    Meals

    • During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

      Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

      We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    SALKANTAY 5D: It does not include: Lunch and dinner on the last day

    NO INCLUIDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Waterproof and Thermic Doite tent for personal use, but for capacity for to people. In the event passenger would like to have a private tent.
    • Extra horse to carry personal belongings more that included, from 8Kg. to 15 Kg*
    • Saddle-horse*
    • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
    • Hot Springs in Saint Teresa
      (If you decide not to participate on the regular trail on the 4th day or go to the Lucmabamba campsite on the 3rd day).
    • Zip Line in Saint Teresa
      (If you decide not to participate on the regular trail on the 4th day)

    * This service will only be available the first 2 days of the trek, as those are the most challenging ones, starting on the 3rd days there are vehicles for the transportation of luggage.

     

  • PRIVATE

    INCLUDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

    Transport

    • Pick up from Hotel in a private VAN to Start of the trek: Soraypampa (4 Hours)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Local Train from Hydroelectric Company to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION, leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Bus from the point of arrival and transfer to the hotel in Cusco

    (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites for 4 Days / 3 Nights
    • One night of accommodation at Aguas Calientes

    Campsite team

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at hotel.
    • Professional Chef, Assistant Cook and waiter to assist our passengers. Our team studied at Gastronomy College and have a lots of experience cooking along treks.
    • Muleteers to carry the equipment needed for the campsites, they will be with us from the beginning of the trek. *
    • Horses to carry personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg. *
    • Horse in the event of a medical emergency.*

    (*) This service will only be available the first 2 days of the trek, as those are the most challenging ones and there is no access to regular roads.

    Entrances

    • Entrance ticket to Salkantay
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu citadel
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (in case there is not availability for Huaynapicchu, we will purchase Machupicchu Mountain)

    Campsite equipment

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Reinforced foam
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
    • First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.)
    • 1 Walkie Talkie by Group

    Food

    During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

    We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    SALKANTAY 5D: It does not include: Lunch and dinner on the last day.

    NO INCLUIDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Air Mattress
    • Portable  Biodegradable Toilet
    • Waterproof and Thermic Doite tent for personal use, but for capacity for to people. In the event passenger would like to have a private tent.
    • Extra Horse to carry personal belongings up to 8Kg. or 15 Kg*
    • Saddle-horse*
    • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
    • Hot Springs in Saint Teresa
      (If you decide not to participate on the regular trail on the 4th day or go to the Lucmabamba campsite on the 3rd day)
    • Zip Line in Saint Teresa
      (If you decide not to participate on the regular trail on the 4th day)

    * This service will only be available the first 2 days of the trek, as those are the most challenging, starting the 3rd day there will be vehicles for the transportation of equipment.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

Extra horse and saddle-horse

Depending on your physical condition, the walk can be exhausting.  If you would like to have assistance to carry your belongings, more than the included quantity (more than 8 kilos), you can hire a personal horse to carry 8 kilos (18 pounds) per U$$ 60.00 or personal horse carrying 15 kilos (33 pounds) per U$$ 120.00.  Similarly, if you need to use a horse to ride (chair), you can also contract that for $ 100.00.  This service would be exclusively for you.

IMPORTANT: If you decide to use this service, you should be aware that the service will be available the first two days of the trek only. The presence of regular roads during the following days make it easier to arrange for another type of transportation for the camping equipment in a vehicle, while you continue with the trek.  You should advise of your need to hire an additional mule/horse at the time of booking.

 

Personal Tent

All of the treks operated by Wayki Trek offer to passengers shared tents (Double accomodation).  However, for a better convenience of our customers, Wayki Trek offers the rental of a single tent.  This service has an additional cost as USD 50.00 american dollars, you can request this when you make the booking

 

Public Restrooms

WAYKI TREK offers the service of portable toilets during your trek.  However, on the route there are public restrooms in some campsites and lunch places.  For using the bathroom there is a price of U$$ 0.50.

Also, if you want to have this service exclusively for you, you may hire an extra bathroom tent; the cost of it is $ 45.00 USD for the whole trek and can be used by you and your friends.

 

Huayna Picchu

It is included on the trek, but if you wish an extra ticket for another day, it’s necessary to book in advance this trek, as it has a limited capacity of 400 people per day divided into 2 times.  The first group starts the trek at 7am and the second one at 10am; 200 people in each.

Going up Huayna Picchu will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.  The trail is narrow but safe.  The view is amazing.  You will see a panoramic view of Machu Picchu, the Sun Gate, Urubamba Valley, and the Urubamba River.

This additional service cost USD60.00 and Machu Picchu ticket cost an additional US$ 55.00 US dollars.

*Keep in mind that the trek up to the mountain is not suggested for people with problems with vertigo or who are afraid of heights.

 

Extra Night in Aguas Calientes

If you want to return the day after your service, just let us know in advance to change the date of return by train without penalty (35 days before).  If you let us know of this change after 35 days, we will have to check the availability of the train and pay a fine.

Also if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Aguas Calientes, we can do so as an optional service free of charge.  Please note that in Aguas Calientes there are a variety of options for accommodation, from bed and breakfasts to 5 star hotels.  In addition you have the option to enjoy and visit the Hot Springs of the town.

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you stay an extra night, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco.  For this reason, you must re-book this return from Ollantaytambo, with the executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you stay an extra night, consider that you automatically lose  the return with your leader guide.

 

Back to Cusco – leaving from Machu Picchu train station

To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:

  • Group Service: the customer will return with his trek's group and the leader guide.
  • Private Service: the customer will return with the leader guide.

Information on the departure time by train from Aguas Calientes will be communicated during the Post-Sale.

If  you the customer, whether Private service or Group service, want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you must report this change at least 35 days before your trip.  In this way, you would avoid paying the penalty.  You only have to pay the difference in the train ticket

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco.  For this reason, you must re-book your return from Ollantaytambo, with the executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade of your train service (Train Hiram Bingham), you automatically lose the return with your leader guide.

In order to offer a greater enjoyment of the hike and greater interaction among participants, Wayki Trek manages small groups so we have a highly personalized service. It is also good to emphasize that at Wayki Trek we have a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.

GROUP SERVICE*

(Groups consisting of Max. 8; Min. 2 people)

  • USD 740.00 Adults
  • USD 720.00 students**

**With ISIC card and 17 and under. (Young children that turn 18 during the trek will be considered with the adult price).
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

DISCOUNTS

  • Students: Those who have a valid ISIC card, in the event that you book under a student rate with this benefit, you will need to bring the original card (not a copy) to show it at the control points throughout the route.
  • Children: Between 7 and 17 years of age (at the start of the Trek) pay the student rate, however they must show a copy of their passports.
  • Children under 7 years: They have a 30% discount.
  • Members of the South American Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.

PRIVATE SERVICE*

(Group participants Min 1 person; Max upon request)

For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: sales@waykitrek.net

*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

Important: discounts are not available in any private service.
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If after having deposited the initial amount to run the backup (US $ 200.00) and you decide to cancel the booking, we may refund your deposit as long as no ticket purchase or any administrative expenses have been made; however, if cancellation is after acquiring the requirements above, your deposit will not be refunded.

Please consider:

  • If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

In the event that you decide to withdraw once the trekking has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transportation that might occur due to the modification of your itinerary. However you can join the group again in Aguas Calientes to spend the night and visit Machu Picchu city the next morning with use of the same services onwards.

In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem, the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trekking.

CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

It is important for Wayki Trek to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment. It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment with each step of our processes.

WAYKI EXPERIENCE

WAYKI TREK offers their passengers the best alternative to be able to experience real tourism; which is through the “Wayki Experience”. Through this program, our passengers will live one day at Wayki Community, where they can participate in agricultural or livestock activities; they will also share local food and the daily lives of children who assist this community. All of these activities will enrich your knowledge of our culture and will make your trip unforgettable!

Thanks to “Wayki Experience” and other social work done by WAYKI TREK, many rural communities have seen a contribution to their development.

SMALL GROUP

In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we in WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

SOCIAL PROJECTS

Wayki Trek believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities. That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty. In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of these problems in the communities. The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.

AVAILABILITY

Salkantay 5D does not have the same regulations as the Inca trail in regards to the number of people and permits allowed. However, included on your trek are the permits to Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu, which limit permits per day, maximum of 400 people divided in two shifts. In order to ensure the tickets to Huaynapicchu, it’s recommended to book with at least 3 or 4 months in anticipation, especially for the high season (from May to September). Salkantay 5D can be booked from April to November only, as the rest of the year it is closed due to the rainy season and maintenance work in the area.

GROUP SIZES

In Wayki Trek we are known for having small groups in our treks. For this reason our shared/ group service always keep a standard between 2-8 people per group. This group size is ideal to enjoy the trek as much as possible and share experiences with the group and Wayki Trek team making this a unique experience.

In regards to our PRIVATE departures, the number of people participating will be based on our passenger’s request.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your Inca Trail trek, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):

Personal information:

1) Name of the tour:

2) Trekking starting Date:

3) Name (Include middle name):

4) Last Name:

5)Gender:

6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):


7)Number of passport:

8)Passport Expiration Date:


9)Occupation:


10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO


11)Nationality:


12)Email:


13)Phone Number:

14) Food Preference:

15)Allergies:

16)Medical Requirement:

17)Adittional Services:

Deposit; In order to confirm a space for Salkantay 5D, a deposit of USD 200.00 per person is required. (Depending on the method chosen to make the deposit. The transaction fee is not included).

TO MAKE THE DEPOSIT

PAYPAL

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option. Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account: leocusi@waykitrek.net

 

WESTERN UNION

In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:

RECEIVER:

Name: MELISSA

Paternal name: QUISPE

Maternal name: GUTIERREZ

Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú

Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.

 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • In order to guarantee your participation in the Salkantay 5D, you need to send us your deposit. Otherwise we can NOT guarantee the service.
  • The deposit does not include any fee or tax for this transaction.
  • Once you send your deposit, please send us the confirmation receipt or MTCN in order to confirm your booking, otherwise we will not be responsible of the citadel of Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu Mountain spaces.
  • The deposit is NOT refundable, once you send us your information along with it, we immediately purchase your permit to the citadel of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  • The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you have most likely have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport, please inform Wayki Trek of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.

IMPORTANT: If you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed to enter Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or use the train services.

Student with ISIC card

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for ISIC Student Holders must bring their original and valid CIIU card (not a copy, not expired). This document must be shown at the control points throughout of the route. Unfortunately if you do not bring your card, you won’t be able to enter Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, or use the train services as the ticket won’t be valid without your card.

HEALTH

Medical Considerations

If you have medical restrictions for some or all of the activities detailed in your booking, please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.

Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain

For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek. Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.

Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea. There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem, such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida, among others. If the symptoms persist, the use of oxygen is the next step. Under these circmstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.

Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day. Your body will need this to stay hydrated. It is especially recommended to drink hot drinks like coca leaf tea. Also soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy) are recommended. Candy, chocolates, cookies and fruits are also a good option. In general, all food that is easy to digest. Do not drink alcohol or smoke.

Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much. Keep your body in good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold. While adjusting to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.

Food Restrictions

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction,  food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel:

  • A Hiking/trekking Backpack (50 liters capacity)
  • A sleeping Bag that can resist preferably up to -10 Celsius minimum. It can be synthetic or feather. If you do not have one, you can rent it from Wayki Trek as well.
  • Hiking Poles with rubber tips. You can bring your own or rent them from WAYKI TREK
  • Trekking Clothing: Trekking Shoes, Raingear/waterproof clothes (pants, shorts, rain jacket), t-shirts, light sweater, and clothes to rest in once in the camp. Sleepwear, Socks, sandals, hat, sunglasses, and underwear. In regards to the clothing to rest once in the camp, it should be made of cotton so it can warm up, at least during the first two nights. So a thicker sweater for the night. During the day time, it is better to use the raingear or clothing that is waterproof.
  • 3 plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, and others.
  • Night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trekking. Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Caliente or Saint Teresa.
  • Personal Hygiene: Bring enough for the whole duration of the trekking. Towel for camping, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, antibacterial.
  • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamida). It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue your trek.
  • Flashlight LED auto rechargeable. It will be used every night in the campsites. This type of Flashlight won’t damage the environment as it is auto rechargeable.
  • Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport
  • Insect Repellent in lotion waterproof. No Spray
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Water bottle made of flexible plastic brand Platypus. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space. At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment. WAYKI TREK will be refilling water throughout all the trek.
  • Extra money to buy some beverages during the trek (optional). Also, if you decide to purchase souvenirs in Aguas Calientes or participate in any of the additional activities in Saint Teresa, you will need to have cash with you as the ATMs in the area quickly run out of money due to the amount of tourists. If you just wish to have lunch in Aguas Calientes it is also advisable to bring cash. For all transactions we suggest to bring local currency (Peruvian Nuevos Soles).

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE TREK

  • Salkantay Trek is a challenging trail. Therefore, it is imperative to be physically fit. Please be aware that the first two days of the trek can be exhausting due to the high altitude where the trek will take place.
  • Throughout the whole trek you will be able to see different communities and their traditions.
  • The cold weather will be the permanent feature the first two days. From the third day on, we will enter the upper part of the jungle for a warmer and moist climate.
  • On the third day, we can participate in the harvest of coffee, avocado, passion fruit, and other agricultural products in the area. This activity is included in the price of the program.
  • On the fourth day according to the traditional route, the trail will lead us to the archeological center of Llactapata and from there you can see the Machu Picchu citadel in the distance. The train will be taken afterwards from the hydroelectric company to Aguas Calientes. This trip should take around 6 hours. However, if the passenger is at this point of the trek feeling already tired and exhausted, there is an alternative for them to take a bus to go to the Saint Teresa town. Once here, you can enjoy different activities like the hot springs or zip lining. Afterward you will take a bus to the Hydroelectric Company that will allow you to join the rest of the group to continue from there on with the regular service. Please keep in mind that when choosing the Saint Teresa alternative, all expenses for transportation, food, additional activities will be on your own. This service is not included in the package.
  • If you decide to take the alternative option to St. Teresa, please note that you need to bring a bathing suit if you wish to use the Hot Springs. This is mandatory.
  • The transportation time to Saint Teresa is around 2 hours (1 hour to go, 1 hour to come back). Therefore once you get there, you will have around 4 hours to enjoy all the activities that are offered there. These are some of the activities and their approximate prices: S/. 10.00 Nuevos soles, Zip Line; S/. 160.00 Nuevos soles, Bus Ticket (round trip); S/. 80.00 Nuevos soles (one way). Please be aware that these prices are subject to change at any time and should be taken as a reference ONLY as they are not offered by Wayki Trek.
  • On the fifth day the visit to Machu Picchu will be done very early in the morning. Please consider this when you are planning your activities the night before so you can rest early
  •  Upon return to Cusco from Aguas Calientes, our passengers will be joined by their tour guide until you reach Ollantaytambo Train Station, from where transportation will be waiting to bring you back to the hotel.

 

For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION SALKANTAY 5D

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