Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nighst: Live one of the best adventure routes Salkantay to Machu Picchu, a walk where you can visit the citadel of Machu Picchu. The trekking Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5D / 4N is a perfect alternative for those who love nature and hiking. The Salkantay trek runs 70 kilometers, and has 3 nights of camping and one night of accommodation in the town of Aguas Calientes. The trekking from Salkantay to Machu Picchu is recognized as one of the best trails in the world by National Geographic.

Tour Trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu


Price: US $ 430.00 per person approximately S /. 1138 soles national currency.
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Departure: 4:30 a.m. (First day).
Return: 11:30 p.m. (Fifth day)
Activity: Walk
Departures: Daily
Group: Min 10 – Max 16 people

INCLUDED Pickup at the hotel
Drop off in Cusco’s downtown
  • Shared transportation from Cusco to Challacancha.
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Shared transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.


  • 1st night in Soraypampa camp (double shared tent).
  • 2nd night in camp Chaullay (shared double tent).
  • 3rd night in Santa Teresa camp (double shared tent).
  • 4th night in Aguas Calientes (double or matrimonial accommodation).


  • Breakfast (every day, except for the first and last day).
  • Lunch (every day, except the last day).
  • Dinner (every day, except the last day).
  • Vegetarian or vegan food available upon request with no extra charge.

Camping equipment (transported by arriero):

  • Tent.
  • Sleeping pad.

English/Spanish-speaking professional guide
Luggage carrying service the 3 first days (up to 5 kg (11 lbs.) per person).
Entrance ticket to the Salkantay Route.
Entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu citadel (archaeological site).

NOT INCLUDED Showers at Soraypampa camp (no access).
Showers at Chaullay camp (S/. 10 per person).
Showers at Santa Teresa camp (S/. 5 per person).
Bathroom access along the route.
Sleeping bag USD 25.
Trekking poles.
Personal trekking gear
Extra luggage weight
Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner the last day.
Drinks at dinner on the fourth day.
Entrance ticket to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs (optional activity, S/. 25 per person).
Zipline ticket (optional activity, S/. 100 per person).
Health insurance.
Tips and gratuities
All sleeping bags are laundered between each trek. Please request this rental in advance.
Restrictions: • Not suitable for pregnant people.
• Not suitable for people with heart problems.
• Preferable over 13 years old.

• Backpack of 30 l to carry the things that you will use during the walk.
• Waterproof bag cover.
• Sleeping bag.
• Trekking poles (recommended).
• First layer (t-shirts and synthetic pants).
• T-shirts with short sleeves and long sleeves.
• Jacket coat.
• Waterproof clothing (jacket and pants, or poncho).
• Swimwear / Towel / Personal hygiene items / Beach sandals.
• Trekking shoes.
• Hat and gloves for the cold.
• Sun hat / Sunglasses / Toilet paper / Sunblock.
• Insect repellent.
• Headlamp.
• External battery (most of the accommodations do not have access to electric power).
• Water (1 l per person on the first day, you can buy more water on the way).
• At least S /. 250 for expenses not included in the trekking (the amount considers activities and optional leases).

Itinerary Trekking Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 Days / 4 Nights

Very early we will pick you up at your hotel, and then drive to the town of Mollepata, an approximate trip of 3 hours. At this point we will have time to buy what is necessary before starting our walk. The guide will give us some brief indications and we will arrive at Challacancha, at this point our Salkantay trek begins.

Details of our route:

Activities: Hike from Challacancha – Inka Canal – Soraypampa and in the afternoon visit to the Humantay Lagoon.
Initial altitude: 3,600 – 3,700 meters above sea level. (Challacancha – Canal Inka)
Altitude camp: 3,910 meters above sea level. (Soraypampa)
Maximum altitude: 4,200 meters above sea level. (Laguna Humantay)
Meals: Lunch, Tea time, Dinner.
Lodging: Outdoor camp.

In the first hour we will taste a coca tea, and later we will meet to have breakfast and then start with our walk. On this tour we will see beautiful landscapes and we will have the Abra Salkantay destination at 4650 m. n. m., where we will have views of the Humantay glacier and the snowy Salkantay. At the highest point of the trek we will have a small ceremony as thanks to the Pachamama and the Apus. Later we will arrive at a point for our lunch and afterwards we will continue our trek to the Chaullay camp.

Details of our route:

Activities: Walk and unforgettable adventure with natures, visit of the Salkantay snow-covered mountain and a unique challenge.
Initial altitude: 3,910 meters above sea level. (Soraypampa)
Maximum altitude: 4,650 (Salkantay Pass)
Altitude camp: 2,800 meters above sea level. (Chaullay)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea time, Dinner.
Lodging: Outdoor camp.

In the first hour we will take our coca tea and then our breakfast. Then we will start with our walk and we will see landscapes and different plantations of quinoa and pomegranate. The guide will give us explanations about some flowers and their importance in the Andean culture. We continue with our walk until we reach Sahuayacu at this point we will have our lunch. Then we will board the car to go to Santa Teresa, at this point you can visit the Cocalmayo hot springs (optional, not included), complex with 3 pools of different temperatures.

Details of our route:

Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: Camp.
Maximum altitude: 2,800 meters above sea level. (Chaullay)
Minimum altitude: 1,800 meters above sea level. (Santa Teresa)

In the early hours we will take our breakfast and we will walk towards the Hydroelectric, on the way we will see the magic and beautiful nature. Once at the hydroelectric we will taste our delicious lunch and afterwards we will start our trek towards the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will rest and the next day we will visit Machu Picchu.
In Aguas Calientes you have the possibility to visit the thermal baths (NOT included in the package).

Details of our route:

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: In Aguas Calientes.
Minimum altitude: 1,800 meters above sea level. (Santa Teresa)
Maximum altitude: 2,040 meters above sea level. (Hot Waters)
Distance covered: 16 km approx.

In the early hours of the morning we will start our walk to the citadel of Machu Picchu, approximately 1 hour and a half. Then we will enter the citadel of Machu Picchu and our guide will explain everything about Machu Picchu, then you will have time to take pictures and tour the place. Then we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes and go to the train station to board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. At this point we will take the bus to the city of Cusco.

Details of our route:

Activity: Visit to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.
Food: Breakfast.
Minimum altitude: 2,040 meters above sea level. (Hot Waters)
Maximum altitude: 2,430 meters above sea level. (Macchu Picchu)

Optional services:
• Train upgrade to Vistadome category: US $ 35 per person.
• Entrance ticket to mountain Machu Picchu: US $ 20 per person.
• Huayna Picchu mountain entrance ticket: US $ 20 per person.
• Roundtrip bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu: US $ 24 per person.

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