4-Day Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco

Take this incredible Salkantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu. You'll spend a few days in an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,264 meters) and three others over 6,000 meters that you will appreciate while on the Salkantay tour. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently.

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  • What's included :
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Meals as specified
    • Camping accommodation during trek
    • Tourist bus from Cusco to Mollepata
    • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Day 1 breakfast, day 4 lunch
    • Optional activities
  • Day 1: Cuzco - Mollepata - Soraypampa (L, D)

    We will leave Cusco approximately at 5am. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2,900 m) where you can have breakfast. Then, take a 4-hour walk to Sayllapata where we enjoy lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains Humantay and Salkantay. After you will begin the ascent towards Soraypampa, the first campsite as you take in the beautiful landscape along the way arriving around 5:30pm. We will have dinner together.

    Day 2: Soraypampa - Challhuay (B, L, D)

    Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a breakfast, around 7:00 you will start the most difficult part of the trek. You will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, you will be on the highest point (4,600 m). You will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains. Around 1pm., you will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, you will arrive to the camp in Challway (2920 m). Around 7pm, you will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

    Day 3: La Playa - Hydroelectric Station - Aguas Calientes (B, L, D)

    After breakfast at 6:30am, you will trek through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and a variety of little brooks. Pass through valleys and enjoy the views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. Have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and continue by bus to Santa Teresa town. Then, drive to Hydroelectric Station (40 minutes) and hike for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes. Depending on the time,enjoy the hot-springs (Entrance Fee 10 soles).

    Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)

    At approximatety 4:30am you'll start the walk up to Machu Picchu. Once there, you will enjoy a 2-hour tour led by a guide and then you can explore the site on your own and take pictures. You can choose to walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain (This must be booked in advance). In the evening, you will take a train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus to Cusco.
  • Departure Point :
    Cusco hotels
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Cusco hotels
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • It is recommended that you bring comfortable clothes and hiking shoes, a jacket, a hat and a backpack
    • Note: Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by IPA Internacional s.r.l.

Activity ID: V-8118P17

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