salkantay trek to machu picchu
salkantay trek to machu picchu

Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Salkantay Trek To Machu picchu 5D/4N

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the sacred paths leading to the mountains surrounding the city of Machu Picchu. In the times of the Incas, these mountains, such as Salkantay, were highly revered by Inca priests because they considered these places to be like temples of the gods. The Salkantay Mountain is one of the largest mountains in the Cusco region and stands behind the city of Machu Picchu. Both Salkantay and Machu Picchu mountains were always venerated by Inca priests who performed human sacrifices, as well as sacrifices of animals like llamas, alpacas, and even the famous Andean rabbit. The Salkantay Trail hike is a combination of many things, such as visiting Humantay Lagoon and also visiting local homes in Lucmabamba, already in the Amazon jungle, where you can taste freshly harvested coffee and also see the process of how it’s prepared. During its preparation, you’ll be the one conducting the procedure to learn how to obtain the coffee plant seeds and prepare it to your taste. This is all before you reach the city of Machu Picchu.  

Why Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu

There are several reasons to choose the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Firstly, along the trail, there are no checkpoints, and there are no stone steps, which makes the hike more challenging, but the Salkantay route offers a smoother journey. The views are unparalleled and unique, combining high Andean landscapes with the Amazon jungle. Additionally, this route also leads to the Inca cities of Choquequirao and Vilcabamba, where the last refuge of the Incas is now located.

Briefing To  Salkantay Trek Machupicchu

One day before leaving, To Salkantay Trek machupicchu, We will provide you your extensive information regarding your upcoming 5-days trek and any other details that you would like.


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Soyrococha (6 km/3.7 miles)

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and make our way to Mollepata, approximately 4 hours away, where we will have a warm breakfast in the countryside. We will drive from Mollepata to Soraypampa, where our trek begins on a sprawling plane of high altitude grasses and the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain, regarded by many as an extremely important deity of the landscape. A short walk will take us up to the glacier lake, Laguna Humantay before going back to Salkantay Pampa to have lunch at 3,900 meters above sea level (masl). We then ascend approximately four hours to Soyrococha, our first campsite, at 4,400 meters about sea level, where on a clear night, many passengers remark that they have never seen so many stars.
  • Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch /Tea time/ Dinner + snacks
  • Lowest Elevation: 3,900 meters
  • Highest Elevation: 4,400 meters
  • Distance to wolk : 6 km
  • Approximate walking time: 4 hours or 5hours
  • Level of Difficulty : moderate
  • Camping : soyrococha mountain

Day 2: Soyrococha – Collpapampa (16 km/10 miles)

We leave the campsite for an hour of ascent to the highest point of our salkantay trek, 4,600 meters about sea level, surrounded by frozen peaks topped with ice, which we might hear rumbling and crashing in distant avalanches. At a nearby bright blue lake fed by glacier runoff, we will practice a tradition of offering coca leaves to the mountain spirit. A descent through changing microclimates will take us to our lunch area, Huayracmachay at 4,000 meters about sea level. Walking with the dry environment of the cold mountains at our backs, we head into an area with an increasingly greater diversity of plants, until reaching our campsite in Collpapampa at 2,900 meters about sea level.
  • Meals included: Breakfast/lunch/tea time/ dinner+snacks
  • Lowest Elevation : 4,400 meters
  • Highest Elevation: 4,600 meters
  • Distance to walk:  17 km
  • Aproximate walking time : 9 hours
  • Level of difficulty : one hours hard after this all down
  • Camping: collpapampa

Day 3: Collpapampa – Playa – Santa Teresa (15 km/9.3 miles)

From our campsite at Collpapampa, we will walk into the subtropical highlands and begin seeing plants very different from those where we began our trek, including banana plants , passion fruit, avocado tree, and coffee trees. We will have lunch at Playa, an area where we may be able to observe how coffee beans are ground and roasted. Our descent continues to our camp site which is lucmabamba, where we can camp  under the bananas plants and coffe trees  really nice place to stay night
  • Meals included: Breakfast/lunch/tea time/dinner
  • Lowest Elevation : 2,050 meter about sea level
  • Lowest  Elevation: 1,800 meters about sea level
  • Distance to walk: 11 km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Area:  rain forest
  • Camping: santa teresa village

Day 4: lucmabamba – Hidroeléctrico Area – Aguas Calientes Town (7 km/4.3 miles)

From our campsite which is lucmabamba we can go to in Santa Teresa and  we will board a van for the Hidroeléctrico area, where we will see beautiful plants like coffee and avocado trees. we will see birds as well. we will begin walking a few hours to Aguas Calientes Town at 2,040 meters about sea level, where we will have time to explore at your leisure. also other way could be hiking from the begins to aguas calientes  which is 16 km hiking, way up and way down to be in hidroelectrico place here we can have  lunch and after that still we can hiking alonf this train track to get to machupicchu town or aguas calientes, once when we get to the town straigh to your hotel to rest before to go to have dinner
  • Meals included: Breakfast/box lunch/ dinner
  • Lowest Elevation: 1,800 meters
  • Highest Elevation: 2,100 meters
  • Distance to walk: 4 hours
  • Distance to walk: 7 km
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Area: Machupicchu town ( aguas calientes town)

Day 5: Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After a night in Aguas Calientes Town, we will head up by bus to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, where we will have a guided tour of about 2.5 hours. You will have time to freely explore the sanctuary and the option to walk up to one of the overlooks, Wayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, with picturesque views of Machu Picchu Sanctuary below.
  • Meals included, breakfast is included in your hotel
  • lunch is not included here
  • After returning to Aguas Calientes Town by bus, we will board the train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, and transfer   back to Cusco.


Included In Your  Salkantay Trek

  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish.
  • Tranfer from airport to your hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel to airport after your trip
  • Briefing in your hotel one or two day before your trek to explain our road  and other details
  • Train ticket from Machu picchu to Ollantaytambo
  •  One night hotel Acommodation in Aguas Calientes
  •  Entrance tickets to Macupicchu
  •  Tickets round trip bus from Aguas Calintes to Machupicchu
  •  Mattress
  • Two people tent
  • Kitchen tent
  •  Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Professional Chef
  •  Horses to carry all the equipment( food tents chairs table..)
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear 8 kls and a horse that will carry your personal belonging
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Three breakfasts 4 lunch and 4 dinners
  •  Hot water for washing in the morning and in the afternoon
  • First Aid kit and emergency oxyg


Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Hot meals are prepared fresh,  by chef

  •  Three Breakfast
  •  Four Lunch (day 4 will be boxed lunch)
  •  Dinner each day
  • Snacks between meals
  • Chef, assistants, and cooking equipment
  •  Dining utensils, tent, tables, and chairs
  • Water to filling  your bottles


  •  Spacious tents
  •  Sleeping pads
  • Toilet tent
  • Hot water for washing and/or filling your water bottle to put at the foot of your sleeping bag

Van/bus transportation

  •  Transportation to and from your hotel at the beginning and end of your trek
  • Tickets to Santa Teresa hot springs
  • Transportation from our campsite in Santa Teresa to the Hydroelectric Plant
  • Hotel arrangements for one night in Aguas Calientes Town
  • Transportation from Aguas Calientes Town to Machu Picchu Sanctuary and back
  •  Tickets to Machu Picchu Sanctuary and Wayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain

Not Include

Not Incluede In Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu

  • You can rent trekking poles and  sleeping bags from our comapny
  • Breakfast on day ( 01) is not included
  •  Lunch on day 5 is not included
  • tip for our crew

What to bring for Salkantay trek

  •  Passport (your original that expires after you get back home)
  • Tips for our crew members
  • Headlamp and camera with extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag and trekking poles (you can rent these from us)
  • Binoculars
  • Soap, towel, wet wipes, and toilet paper
  •  Water bottle
  •  Bug repellent
  • hiking poles
  • Day pack
  • Your own medication


  • Socks
  • Casual and thermal undergarments
  •  pants, and shoes
  •  An extra change of clothes for walking around Aguas Calientes Town and Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm jacket, gloves, and hat
  •  Brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (we recommend broad spectrum water resistant.




  • Price in Group   450 USD Per  Person
Note:  A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.  

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