• salkantay tour


This tour and walk in the shortest version, only 4 days to know several destinations such as the Humantay lake, open the Salkantay and Machu Picchu.


Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa

The group will be picked up at the hotels to travel by bus for 4hours. Later we will reach Mollepata, where we will get together with our horsemen and horses that carry the camping equipment. In this area it is possible to see the beautiful snow-capped peak of Salkantay. Afterwards we will hike for 4 hours ascending the mountain Saillapata, where it’s time to have our lunch. After lunch we will walk until reaching our campsite Soraypampa, around 5:00pm where dinner will be set up.

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Group in the Salkantay ridge

Day 2: PISPITAYOC (Ecolodge) - SANTA TERESA (Trekking)

Early in the morning we’ll have our breakfast and then will begin a 3 hour trek until reaching the highest point of our expedition, The Salkantay Pass (4.600 m.a.s.l.). From there, we walk down towards Wayracpunku, to have our next meal. Afterwards, the journey will continue going into the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms stretching out over the streams, all filled with bromeliads and orchids. This trek will last around 5 hours to reach our campsite in Chaullay where we’ll have dinner and rest.

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Day 3:Lumacbamba – Aguas Calientes

The next morning, after a good breakfast we start the descent for about 1.5 hours to the river Ahobamba where the bus awaits us. Those who reserved in advance will do zip lining or go to the hot springs near Santa Teresa. The rest of the group will go to meeting point of Hidroelectrica where the entire group joins for the lunch after the activities. After some relaxing at this spot, we will continue walking along the train track that is leading through this great jungle that the Inca knew by heart to our final destination: Aguas Calientes. We walk for about 3 hours and you will encounter beautiful waterfalls, different Eco farms and possibly wildlife curious of your arrival in the region (arrival set for around 4:00pm). Here the group will spend the night in a hostel. At night we all will get together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu. Then you are free to visit the city, which is wonderful after sunset.

salkantay trek - welcome to machu picchu

Machu Picchu pueblo - Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

The group will get up early to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest, we could have the chance to see the sunrise. The guide will show us the sanctuary for 2 hrs. aprox. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by its own. We return by walking (2 hours)Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric where our bus (3 pm) waits to return to the city of Cusco, arriving around 9:00pm. Note: There is possibility to spend one more night in Machu Picchu town paying $30 extra, and return next day(if you want to climbing Huayna picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu).

salkantay trek view machu picchu

Machu Picchu

  Included / Not included

The Salkantay Trek includes:

  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Roomy dining tent and kitchen.
  • Chairs and dining tables.
  • First aid kit.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Professional bilingual guide, cook and assistants.
  • The following meals: 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner, 3 x breakfast (optional vegeterian).
  • 1 night of lodging in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.

   The Salkantay Trek not includes:

  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal care items.
  • Additional horse.
  • Tips for the guide and the horsemen.
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.

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Bring your passport or a copy.
Your full name, passport number, country and expiration date of your passport will be required upon booking.

We suggest bringing:

  • Strong Walking Shoes or Tennis Shoes.
  • Sweater and Thick Jacket.
  • One Bottle of Water.
  • Hat or Cap.
  • Rain Coat/Pancho.
  • Long Sleeve Shirt.
  • Long and Short Pants.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Sunblock with a UV Factor of at Least 40.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • Lantern.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plastic Bags.
  • Camera with Extra Batteries and Film.
  • Medical or Personal Items.
  • Lightweight Backpack.
  • Some Cash in Small Bills.

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We have several options based on the type of train and the guided, the options are suitable for all budgets and the price is per person.

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Group tour

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

379.00 USD

Tour in private

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

460.00 USD

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This tour does not have optional activities

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