Best time to do Salkantay trek

bus to soraypampa, Mollepata, Salkantay Trek

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Hello traveler, are you looking for a bus from Cusco to Soraypampa (start of the Salkantay Trek or Humantay Lake), you are in the right place, we have transportation service to Soraypampa.

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    Hello traveler, are you looking for a bus from Cusco to Soraypampa (start of the Salkantay Trek or Humantay Lake), you are in the right place, we have transportation service to Soraypampa.

    Itinerary

    Our transportation service starts in Cusco picking you up from your hotel or accommodation between 4:30 am – 5:00 am. Then we head to Mollepata a 2 hour trip, where we pay the entrance fee of 20 soles. After breakfast (not included), we continue for 1.5 hours to Soraypampa, camp site for the Salkantay Trek.

    Return

    If you wish to return to Cusco by the same route, we offer the return transport service from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We leave every day and you must be at Hidroelectrica no later than 2pm.

    In case you want to book a round trip Cusco – Hidroelectrica – Cusco, the price is $28, we leave every day with the same schedule: departure from Cusco at 4:00 am and return from Hidroelectrica at 2:00 pm.

    For more information do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp or email.

    What does the bus service from Cusco to Soraypampa include?

    • Transportation to Soraypampa
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Sprinter bus

    if you wish we can extend your service

    • Lunch
    • Snack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Walking sticks
    • Hotel
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

    How much does the bus from Cusco to Soraypampa cost?

    The price of this service is 50 soles or 15 USD. We have availability for every day and the service must be paid in advance.

    Machu Picchu Tickets Last Minute

    Trip to Machu Picchu last minute

    Do you want to visit Machu Picchu this 2023 or 2024 and there are no more tickets available on the official government website? We help you to get it, follow the next steps:

    • Write us to whatsapp or call the following number +51 960 827 076 and talk to a travel consultant to set the dates on which you will make the trip.
    • You can also send an email to info@sapadventures.org and request information.
    • We have live chat and you can talk directly, you will find it at the bottom right.
    • Another option is to write us from the following form.





      What to expect?

      You need at least 2 days to visit Machu Picchu and increase your chances of getting a last minute ticket.

      Itinerary

      Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu village)

      The trip begins with the pick up at the hotel and transfer by bus to Ollantaytambo station, a 2 hour trip, then take the train to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes), also 2 hours. Our staff will assist you upon arrival to buy tickets at the Ministry of Culture, after buying the entrance to Machupicchu we will approach the restaurant for lunch and then go to the hotel to rest and take the afternoon off in the town of Aguas Calientes. At 6:00 pm we will have dinner where we will meet with the guide to have the briefing about the visit to Machupicchu.

      Day 2: Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

      The day starts early, we have breakfast and walk for 10 minutes to the bus station to Machupicchu, the bus ride takes approximately 40 minutes, upon arrival we check in with our entrance ticket, then we have our guided tour for 2 hours in with the guide and 1 hour of free time to explore on your own and take the photos you want, at the end of the visit in Machupicchu, again we take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing by our hotel and collect our personal things and we go to lunch.

      Finishing our lunch we go to the train station that will return us to Ollantaytambo where our bus awaits us to return to Cusco, the bus leaves us in the Plaza de Armas.

      This itinerary is referential and varies with respect to the time of your ticket you chose to enter Machu Picchu.

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      Best time to do Salkantay Trek

      The Salkantay Trek is a breathtaking and challenging adventure that takes hikers through some of the most stunning landscapes in Peru, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and high-altitude plateaus. However, choosing the best time to do the Salkantay Trek is crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. Here’s what you need to know about the best time to do the Salkantay Trek:

      Dry Season: May-September

      The dry season is considered the best time to do the Salkantay Trek. This season runs from May to September, with clear skies, stable weather conditions, and less rainfall. During this time, temperatures are warmer and more pleasant, making hiking conditions more comfortable. The dry season is also an excellent time for photography, as the clear skies offer stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the surrounding landscapes.

      However, since the dry season is also the peak season for tourism, the trail can get crowded, and prices for tours and accommodations may be higher. It’s recommended to book your trip well in advance to secure your preferred dates.

      Wet Season: October-April

      The wet season runs from October to April, and it’s characterized by heavy rainfall and unpredictable weather conditions. During this time, the trail can be more challenging, with muddy and slippery sections and the potential for landslides and flooding. Some sections of the trail may also be closed due to safety concerns.

      However, the wet season is also a quieter time for tourism, with fewer crowds and lower prices for tours and accommodations. For experienced hikers and those who are prepared for the challenges of wet weather, the wet season can still offer a unique and rewarding experience.

      Shoulder Season: April-May and September-October

      The shoulder season, which runs from April to May and from September to October, can also be a good time to do the Salkantay Trek. During this time, the weather is still relatively dry and stable, but with fewer crowds and lower prices than during the peak season. However, it’s important to keep in mind that weather conditions can still be unpredictable, especially at higher elevations.

      Booking Salkantay trek

      Book a tour with our agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture.

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      In conclusion, the best time to do the Salkantay Trek is during the dry season from May to September, when weather conditions are more stable and hiking conditions are more comfortable. However, if you’re looking for a quieter and more affordable experience, the shoulder season or even the wet season can still offer a unique and rewarding adventure, as long as you’re prepared for the challenges of wet weather and potential trail closures.