Salkantay Trek

salkantay trek

Length: 5D/4N


An alternative trek to the Inca Trail. The Salkantay trek includes a visit to Machu Picchu.



Circuit: Salkantay – Machu Picchu

Length: 5D/4N




Day 01: 


Early in the morning departure by bus from Cusco and arrival to the small village of Mollepata (3000 MASL), where we start the trek. (3400 m), we have a spectacular view from Cruz Pata. Camp at the foot of the impressive Salkantay, (6271 m) Humantay (5217 MASL) and Soraypampa (3700 MASL)

6 hours walking in a cold climate.

Meals: lunch and dinner

Overnight at the camp  


Day 02:

Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass (4600 MASL) - Arrayaniyuq

Hardest day of the Salkantay trek. Here begins our descent: we admire the Andean highlands and the beginning of the high forest (Yunga). At Araynniyuq (3400m) is located the camp.

7 hours walking in a cold climate.

Meals: lunch and dinner

Overnight at the camp  


Day 03:

Arayanniyuq - Wiñaypoco (2750m) - La Playa (1950m)

Descent towards the division between Humantay and Santa Teresa (1900 MASL). Arrival to Wiñaypoco (2750 MASL) and camp at La Playa (2100 MASL)

6 hours walking in a hot climate 

Meals: lunch and dinner

Overnight at the camp  


Day 04:

La Playa - Llactapata (2950m) - Machu Picchu Pueblo (2040m)

We start our journey, using the connection of the famous Inca Trail to the archaeological complex of Llactapata (2950 MASL) descend to the Central Hydro-electric (1850 MASL). The local train will take us in a 30 minutes trip to Aguas Calientes (2040 MASL), the small tourist town built at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Meals: lunch and dinner  


Day 05:

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Transfer by bus to the Machu Picchu citadel and guided tour. Return to Aguas Calientes and return by train to Poroy. Transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Meals: not Included  


The Price Includes:

  • Transportation
  •  English Speaking Guide
  •  Equipsment: tents, cooking equipment, matrass, sleeping bag
  •  Entrance Fee
  •  Backpacker train ticket
  •  Meals mentioned in this itinerary


Not Includes:

  • Personal Porter
  • Water
  • Other services not included




Per Person: $ 600.00 American Dollars


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