SALKANTAY TREK BY YOURSELVES OR SEMI AUTOMATIC TO MACHU PICCHU
This is one of the new and cheap okidoki options that allows you to enjoy the walk at your own pace but already having your lodging and food ready (and they do not need to bring a sleeping bag because all the accommodations have covers or blankets)
In this service you do not have a Guide and also in this service you do not have horses or mules to transport your things……. for this reason you do not need to carry many things for the whole trek only what is necessary because you have to take them.
for your accommodation you have 2 options: the shared dormitories and the sky lodges these options are only for the first camp because for the second camp they are accommodations with 2 or 3 beds
THE BEST PLAN FOR THE FIRST DAY THAT WE CAN RECOMMEND YOU
We recommend you arrive first at the sky lodge for your accommodation and rest and enjoy the wonderful view that the place has and then make your lunch and then you can go up to the Humantay lagoon when all the groups of the 1-day visit to the lagoon leave and you can visit without many people
DAY-1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE
This day we start early at 4:30 am with the pick up from your hotels if they are accessible by bus or near the center of the Plaza de Cusco or we can meet in the Plaza Armas of Cusco and then go for 2 hours by bus to the town of Mollepata (entrance not included to the community and humantay lagoon 20 soles) where we will have a 30-minute break with breakfast included and then go for 1 more hour to the Soraypampa bus stop and then walk for 40 minutes until we reach the base from the okidoki camp and make your accommodation have lunch and then make your 1 hour 30 minute ascent to the humantay lagoon to enjoy without many people because all the groups that visit the lagoon in the 1 day tour are returning to cusco and after their visit to the lagoon, you will return to the okidoki base camp to enjoy the views of nature and the salkantay mountain in front of you, then you will have dinner.
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA —SALKANTAY PASS —CHAULLAY
This day is the longest. We start early with breakfast and then we give you a packed lunch for your hike. Ascent time approximately 4 hours to the top of the mountain or Salkantay pass and then you make a descent of approximately 5 hours to the second Chaullay camp where they will have their dinner (we will include the extra services that this community offers but they are not so good a local shower almost hot and wifi signal sometimes good).
DAY 3 CHAULLAY – END OF THE SERVICE – LOCAL BUS—
In this camp you have a breakfast included and then it is the end of the service ……
RECOMMENDATIONS SO YOU CAN CONTINUE YOUR TRIP TO MACHUPICCHU
Take a transport to Lucma bamba to make a 3-hour walk to reach Llactapata archaeological site and viewpoint and then make a 2-hour descent to Hidroelectrica and you can have lunch in cheap local restaurants and then walk 3 hours to reach the town of Aguas hot and look for your hostel and make your dinner in any restaurant.
- From there you can take a local transport to Hidroelectrica
- and you can have lunch in cheap local restaurants and then walk 3 hours to get to the town of Aguas Calientes and look for your hostel and have your dinner in any restaurant
SALKANTAY TREK : SEMI AUTOMATIC
- the shared dormitories: 73 usd Dollars
- the sky lodges: 80 usd Dollars
CONDITIONS FOR MAKING A RESERVATION AND CANCELLATIONS
to make your reservation you need the exact date of your trek departure because there are no changes or cancellations
To confirm your reservation and your participation in the trek, you need to make a deposit. This deposit is to reserve all your trek services
Cancellations and date changes are not accepted, you simply lose your deposit, there is no refund.
your deposit is not for our pocket, it is for the organization of a good trek in okidoki and to have this good organization you have to make advance reservations of all the services that you are going to have during the 2 days of your trek and these reservations are made with deposits so as not to have inconveniences or last minute cancellations from our suppliers and if we cancel these reservations we lose our deposits because this is not a game and by making a reservation with our service providers for the trek we are blocking spaces that they can simply give to other tour operators or travelers who need it too.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
- ORIGINAL PASSPORT
- BACKPACK (30 LITERS)
- RAIN JACKET OR RAIN PONCHO
- WALKING SHOES
- TOWEL + BATHING PAPER
- PERSONAL MEDICATION
- SOLAR BLOCKER-SUNGLASSES-HAT HAT ..
- MOSQUITO REPELLENT
- CHOCOLATE CARAMELOS SNACKS
- EXTRA MONEY ( SOLES )
FIRST DAY :
- Transportation to Soraypampa
- the shared dormitories or sky lodge okidoki
SECOND DAY :
- packed lunch
- Accommodation in the second Chaullay camp
DOES NOT INCLUDED
- The entrance ticket to the community of Mollepata – Humantay Lake price 20 soles
- Entrance Machu Picchu ticket US$ 50
- Entrance huaynapicchu mountain ticket US$ 65 (book months in advance)
- Entrance to machupicchu mountain ticket US$ 65 (book months in advance)
- food for the third day and fourth day
- horse mules
- transportation for day 3 to get to lucmabamba or hydroelectric (price 25soles or 30soles)
- accommodations for the third day fourth day
- Water (cold beer champagne wiski etc.)
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu US$ 12 only up
- Tips (voluntary tips)
- transportation back to cusco