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$665 USD
Contries: Perú stay: 5D/4N

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

Do you love trekking? Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu is the best trekking option for you.

There is no better adventure than the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. This trek is filled with loads of adrenaline rush, local experience, natural and cultural beauty.

The best moments of this trip, is been disconnected from the everyday life and just enjoying what nature offers. The 5 day Salkantay trek is like no other!

Salkantay Mountain Trek is the top alternative trail to Inca Trail and is named among the 25 best treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

We provide an easy and cost-effective way to travel around Machu Picchu at affordable rates and will also have inside knowledge of the best places to visit in Peru. A trip to Machu Picchu, whether you’re there for a day or longer, is one that the majority of people only get to experience once in their lifetime. Take the time to plan your trip and to do it right.

A journey into the known or unknown can heal your soul and give you a lot of joy. Many people travel every year to refresh their minds and rejuvenate their bodies. Tours can assist you to explore many places and also it can create a lot of memories for you. Money or budget shouldn’t be a constraint, once your mind says, let’s travel to a specific part of the world, you must plan and then set out for a happy journey.

Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu Tour
Day 1:Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa Camp site
Day 2: Soraypampa – Colpapampa camp site
Day 3: Ccolpapampa – La Playa camp site
Day 4: La Playa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes town
Day 5: Machu Picchu & back to Cusco
Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu
Day 1:Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa Camp site

The trip starts with a pick up at 5 am and we will then drive to Molletapa (2hrs approx) where we will have breakfast. From there, we make the one hour trip to Challacancha, this is where the adventure begins! We climb up for 30 mins and then hike a flat path with unique views for 3 hours.

Once we arrive at Soraypampa (12631 ft/3850m), there will be lunch available and we will camp for the night. The afternoon will be left to acclimatize, rest and relax. If you feel a bit adventurous, Machu Picchu Tours do recommend the option to walk the famous Humantay Lagoon.

Please note, Bring warm clothing as the temperature could reach to 0 degrees o even snow (which is not that common).

Day 2: Soraypampa – Colpapampa camp site

Today may be the longest day but with exceptional views! We will climb for approx. 3 hours and be very close to the snow of Salkantay and reach the top of the Salkantay Pass (15255 ft/4650m). When we reach towards the top, we will have time to take photos and take in all the glorious views. Then me make our way down and stop at our lunch spot which is about an hour and a half.

After lunch we will continue to descent (approx. 4 hours) down the hills and make our way to our campsite in Ccollpapampa (9,842 ft/3,000 m)

Day 3: Ccolpapampa – La Playa camp site

Today will be an early morning hike (5 hours approx.) along a quiet pathway surrounding yourself with the flora and fauna of the valleys. Once we arrive at our campsite at La Playa (6716 ft/2000m), we will have lunch and the rest of the afternoon to sightsee or perhaps organize to go to the hot springs of Cocalmayo.

Day 4: La Playa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes town

An early start to the day with 4 hours of hiking uphill to Llactapata (8694 ft/2650m). We descend another 2 hours downhill until we reach the hydroelectric power station for lunch.

There we will bid farewell to our team of Machu Picchu Tours, and venture on with our Tour Leader by train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes where we will stay the night at a hotel and the following day we will visit the mystical site of Machu Picchu.

Day 5: Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

Today we hop on a bus and make the journey (30 minutes drive approx.) to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Our guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour and take you to the most important temples and enclosures Machu Picchu has to offer. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the citadel on your own.

In the afternoon, we will be departing Aguas Calientes to board the train at 2:30pm (depending on availability) and arrive to Cusco at roughly 7:00 p.m. 

  • Level of difficulty: Moderate difficult/Challenging
  • Highest Altitude - 4650m / 15,200ft
  • Walking Distance - 
  • Coldest Night - Day 1 around 0º celsius
  • Accommodation - 3 Star Hotel (on Day 4)
  • Weather - dry from May to October, wet from November to April
  • To climb Huayna Picchu mountain you need to book in advance.
  • Acclimatization is Recommended
  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Chef
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 6kg of your personal items.
  • Transportation by bus to Challacancha
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • 2 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • 3 star hotel for final night
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Does Not Include
  • Wayna Picchu Entrance
  • Sleeping bag: $20 
  • Inflatable Air Mattress $15
  • Walking sticks $8
  • Single supplement fee
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day 
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu.
  • Tips for your crew
  • Travel insurance
Things we highly recommend packing for the trek:
  • Original Passport
  • Student card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream 
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • First aid + digestive meds, ibuprofen 
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Sandals, bathing suit