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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N



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2,800 masl to 2,400 masl
Activity Levels


Group Size 2 People & Above
Activity Archaeological and Cultural
Group Tour

USD 400.00 Per Person

Private Tour

USD 400.00 Per Person

Salkantay trail, This route offer marvelous views and experiences in the typical Andean world. Taking this route you will have the opportunity to know the path which is linking the famous Inca Trail meeting there on the fifth day, during the trekking you can appreciate a diversity of Flora, Fauna, tropical sites, glacier peaks getting finally to the lost Incas city "Machupicchu".


  • Adventure Rating, Given the new restrictions on the Inca trail, Salkantay is the second most popular hike in the region and some of the campsites are less remote than on other trails.
  • Hiking alongside the magnificent Apu Salkantay and then arriving at the ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Experience a breathtaking part of the vast high cordillera of Vilcabamba - Salkantay.
  • Ideal for, adventure seekers, couples, friends, nature lovers, and intrepid people.
  • See natural bridges, snowcapped mountains , cascades and cloud forest
  • Salkantay trek named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
  • Sleep under one of the clearest night skies you've ever seen


We left at 4:30 a.m. City of Cusco and pass by the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, we Mollepata approximately 9.00am. makes a stop for a light breakfast and then start our first walk along the support staff, we have a Stop for lunch in the field of Silcakancha sector and after three hours of walking Soraypampa spend the night. Overnight.

After a good breakfast in the morning, we prepared to continue our walk, (considered the strongest of the trip) is a cross to the place called Salkantaypampa, soon to turn to the left side of the mountain called Umantayblanco which is close to snowy Salkantay, Reaching the highest point at 4650 m Umantay Salkantay From this point observe the snow and glaciers of Salkantay, after an hour is the stop for lunch at the community Huayrac then descend and continue our walk to the brow of the forest. After our lunch we will continue our trek up to Challhuay, here is our second camp. Overnight.

This day will be memorable for the great variety of Flora and Fauna we'll see the passing of days, also appreciate the formation of thermal water in a small valley in Sahuayacocha we will have lunch and then take a shuttle to Santa Teresa. Noting several varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude and in turn appreciates the variety of coffee grown, fruit trees, bananas, pomegranates and avocados, finally arrive at our third camp Santa Teresa. Overnight.

After our breakfast, this will be a calm day but as the walk is softer to Machu Picchu Hydroelectric place to produce electricity for consumption in the city of Cusco. Thus reaching the people of the Hydroelectric place for lunch, the place where we take leave of the support staff, here you can decide whether to continue the trek to Aguas Calientes which logically would be more ideal or take a train that transports Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, We will have a night Hotel. Overnight.

After breakfast we walk to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu and then see the sunrise at Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour for two hours by the same professional guide who accompanied us during the trek, and then have free time where they can take pictures, climb the Huayna Picchu, among others, the same day you take the train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco.


Whats Included?

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in Tourist transport to Mollepata, starting point of the trek.
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu.
  • Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 6kgs of personal items).
  • 1 emergency horse every 6 persons.
  • Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day).
  • Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people).
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • First Aid Kit including Bottle Oxygen.
  • 1 Nght Accomodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo(Expeditions Service).
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (One Way)
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Whats Not Included?

  • Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8ºC-comfort (0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
  • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the Hot Springs in Cocalmayo and Aguas Calientes
  • Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily.
  • Alcoholic drinks

We recommend that you bring:

  • Passport
  • Camera
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Change of clothes
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sun lotion/sunscreen ,hat for sun
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch
  • Comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • ISIC student card if applicable
  • Extra money.



  • Price: $400.00 per person

Making a tour booking:

Prior to making a reservation with CUSCO EXPEDITIONS it is important to read through our Booking Policies. This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.

Payment Details:

We require a non-refundable tour deposit of US$15 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION, CREDIT CARD or to our PAY PAL, money transfer. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).


The night before your tour there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco). If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it. Please Contact us ...