From $620.00 Per Person

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu has long been overshadowed by the Inca Trail as far as popularity. Shed the crowds on this amazing trek through snowcapped mountains and dense jungle to arrive at Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay trek is the perfect alternative for those looking to get away from the crowded Inca trail trek and still enjoy a breathtaking trek to Machu Picchu. Packed with big mountain scenery, colorful lakes, and local culture and tradition, this trek is sure to be the highlight of your trip to Peru.
- DAY 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pampa.
- DAY 2: Salkantay Pampa – Huayracmachay – Challway.
- DAY 3: Challway – Playa or Sahuayacu – Aguas Calientes.
- Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
* Overall distance hiked: 42km
* Starting altitude: 3800m.
* Maximum altitude: 4650m.
* Overall trek difficulty: challenging.

Welcome Meeting or Pre-Trek Briefing

You will have a welcome meeting at your hotel with your guide 1 or 2 days before your trek. You can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pampa.

We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and have a beautiful scenic drive of 2 ½ hours duration to Mollepata. At Mollepata we will have breakfast at one of the local houses. After breakfast we will get back on the road for 1 hour and 45 minutes until we reach Soraypampa, the beginning of the trek. During this portion of the drive we will see our first views of the magnificent Salkantay and Humantay Mountains, as well as observe lush vegetation and fields of local families growing potatoes, quinoa, etc.
At Soraypampa (3,800 m/12,467 ft) we will meet our support staff, who will pack everything for the trek and load the equipment onto horses. We begin our hike with a visit to the remarkable. Basically, this is to visit the nice amazing Umantay lagoon and little practice for our hike that is going to be around 2 ½ hour excursion.
After that expedition, we return to the trailhead and begin the hike to Soraypampa and that is the lunch spot for the day. We will also see the glaciers of Apu Salkantay and Humantay mountains. After lunch we ascend for two hours to Salkantay Pampa (4,100 m /13,332 ft), our camp for the evening.
Humantay Mountain is prominent during this entire segment from Salkantaypampa
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner
- Distance Covered: 8 km/5 miles
- Time: 7 – 8 hours
- Lowest elevation: 3,800 m/1 2,467 ft
- Highest elevation: 4,100m /13,332 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Sights: Humantay Lagoon, Mount Salkantay, Mount Humantay, Moraines

Day 2: Salkanta Pampa– Salkantay pass – Huayracmachay – Challway.

We will wake up early in the morning and our support staff it going to provide you a cup of coca tea in your tents. Enjoying the breakfast and ready to hike. We will start to hike going up around an hour to get to Salkantay pass (4650m), which the place to have some nice stories about mount Salkantay and significant of the sacred Coca leaves, and then we will have little hike roughly 20 minutes to see a magnificent turquoise lagoon. After enjoy the views We will descend around 2 hours to get to Huayracmachay and that is the lunch spot.
After our delicious lunch We will walk down roughly 3 ½ hours to get to our campsite, but during this segment We will see the nice beginning of the cloud forest and How is beginning the famous Amazon Jungle. And once when We will arrive at campsite Challway (2800m) you will have the tents all ready.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
- Distance hiked: 16km.
- Time: 8 – 9 hours.
- Lowest elevation: 2800m.
- Highest elevation: 4650m.
- Difficulty: Challenging.
- Sights: Mount Salkantay, Cloud Forest.

Day 3: Challway – Playa – Aguas Calientes.

After walking long day 2. We will have gentle hike, this segment is very nice to hike, because We will see amazing Santa Teresa valley and during de way. We can see the coffee plantations, bananas and farm of the passion fruit, the path is little up and down to get to our lunch spot.
After a delicious lunch We will catch the local bus around 1 ½ hours to get to Hydroelectric and then We will have around 3 hours hike to Aguas Calientes town this part of the hike is very nice because you will walk just surrounding of Machupicchu finally You will get your accommodation. And during the night ready for the last dinner.
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
- Distance hiked: 20 km.
- Time: 7 to 8 hours.
- Lowest elevation: 1800m.
- Highest elevation: 2800m
- Difficulty: Easy.
- Sights: Santa Teresa valley.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.

We will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) driving around 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2-hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Machu Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Machu Picchu Mountain is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude: 2400m


Pre-departure briefing
Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek).
Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
Chef and cooking equipment.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu
Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
1 Bag or duffle bag where you can out maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 2(we are going to carry in our horses)
Meals (03B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle Machupicchu entrance fee
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Service).
Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
Roundtrip bus tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu.


Sleeping bag rent: US$20 for the all hike.
Inflatable mattresses
Walking sticks
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.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu.
Extra activities

What you should bring:
Backpack waterproof layer
Loose pants and better long
Feather coat and waterproof jacket.
Gloves and skullcap.
Trekking shoes with thick orm.
Micro fiber or wool socks.
Walking sticks.
Suns cream and glasses.
Mosquito repellent.
Original passport.
Purifying pills.
Personal hygiene items.
Torch with replacement battery.
Sleeping bag.
Extra Money to tipping guides, cookers and porters.

2 persons
$ 620 PP
3 – 5 persons
$ 610 PP
6 – 10 persons
$ 600 PP
All of our tours are private services
To make this amazing Adventure we need minimum 2 people
It there is 1 person we can start the tour but that person will pay $ 1100 for the private group.

Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek
Air Mattress – $20 USD per person per trek
Walking Poles –$15 USD per pair per trek
Personal Tent- $30 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers)
Entrance fee to hot spring aguas calientes – $7 USD

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