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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: 5-Day Tour or 4-Day

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is a spectacular hike for high peaks, snow-capped mountain and tropical valley. The Salkantay trek is one of the 25 best new treks of whole world according to National Geographic magazine. The Qechuas and Pre-Inca people denominated this mountain Apu Salkantay (God Protector). Salkantay is located into Vilcabamba mountain range and altitude is about 6,271 meters above sea level (20,574 feet). This is a great alternative to Inca Trail.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Pickup from your hotel, transportation Cusco to Mollepata
    • Tent, mattresses, kitchen and dining equipment, double tents
    • Professional Cook, mules and muleteers, you can send 5kl. for free
    • One night accomodation in Aguas Calientes
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu
    • Train ticket Machu PPicchu - Ollantaytambo
    • Professional guide
    • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
    • Transportation back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    What's excluded :
    • First breakfast, last lunch
    • Sleeping bag
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to Humantay lake (10.00 soles)

  • Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    At 4:30am you will be picked up from your hotel and drive for about 2 hours by bus to Mollepata (2,800 meters).This is a beautiful scenic drive through the valley of Limatambo. Upon reaching the town of Mollepata you will have breakfast and then continue to Marcocasa village where you will meet with the muleteers and mules to begin the Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa (3,825 meters or 12,371 feet). After 4 hours of hiking, enjoy lunch in Soraypampa, and then continue walking for other 4 hours to Humantay lake and snow mountain, then return to Soraypampa, have dinner and spend the night.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Soraypampa Camping site

    Day 2: Soraypampa - Wayracpampa - Colpapampa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Early in the morning you will wake up 5am and have breakfast. Then you will begin the hike to the high pass Salkantay (4,650 meter or 15,091 feet) for approximately 2 hours. Once here you will see the majestic Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,271 meters or 20,574 feet), the magnificent view of avalanches and other snow capped mountains like Humantay and Tucarhuay. Then you will start to walk downhill passing for spectacular places of the Andes, and continue descending to the high jungle where the vegetation and wildlife will be more abundant. Finish this second day in Colpapampa campsite have dinner and rest.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Chaullay Camping site

    Day 3: Colpapampa - Playa Sawayaco - Santa Teresa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After breakfast, you will begin the walk at 6am, through the high Inca jungle and then you will cross Lluskamayo River, plus a small variety of streams. You will pass by valleys and will have wonderful experiences next to the exotic flora and fauna of the region, plus the amazing view of cataracts. You will stop in Playa - Sahuayaco (2,250 meters or 7,381 feet) for lunch; later, you will take a van that will transport you to Santa Teresa.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Santa Teresa camping site

    Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    After breakfast you will begin the trek from Santa Teresa valley with direction to Hidroeléctrica, where you will have lunch. Later you will continue walking with a majestic view of Machu Picchu and the principal sacred mountain of the Incas: Huayna Picchu and Putucusi. After 3 hours of walk, you will arrive to Aguas Calientes town
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hostal accomodation in Machu Picchu town

    Day 5: : Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    You will wake up at 4:30am and start to walk up to Machu Picchu citadel. You will then start the guiding tour for about 2 hours. After that, you will have free time for climb Huayna Picchu (previous payment) and visit the different places recommended by your guide before heading back to Cusco.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    A night before of the tour our representative will visit you at your hotel and will provide you all tour details, to coordinate the meeting time please contact us via whatsapp +51981719681
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Inkas Destination Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-7898P3

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