5 Days - Salkantay Trek Hike To Machu Picchu

Discover the "Lost City of the Incas" with an expert guide

Get back to nature on a 5-day hike of the Salkantay Trek. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and arrive at their legendary "Lost City" to take a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Encounter wild orchids, amazing waterfalls and much more.

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas and hike along the same paths they used to trek through the mountains centuries ago. Get back to nature and experience amazing views of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • • Basic hotel night in Aguas Calientes
    • Luggage allowance of 7 kilograms per participant, to be carried by the horses
    • Transportation to the head of the Salkantay Trek
    • Trek briefing
    • English/Spanish-speaking guide
    • Thick mattress and night lighting
    • Personal pad: double foam - 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) thick
    • Pillow
    • Cook and cooking equipment
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
    • Standard train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • Vegetarian food is available on request at no extra charge
    • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
    • First aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee to Salkantay ($3)
    • Sleeping bags
    • Walking sticks (you can add-on)
    • Round-trip bus tickets (you can add-on)
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

  • Day 1: Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake (L, D)

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Depart Cusco and journey to Challacancha for the start of your trek to Soraypampa, 3,850 meters above sea level. Stop for lunch at the base camp and then go on a round-trip hike to Humantay Lake.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: Day 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Wayracpunku - Chaullay (B, L, D)

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Hike to the highest point of the trail at Salkantay Pass and get spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains before a 2-hour downhill hike to the camp for lunch. Then, enter the upper part of the Amazon jungle on a hike through the “cloud forest.” Look for native wildlife on the way to the village of Chaullay, where you will spend the night.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 3: Day 3: Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa (B, L, D)

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Take an easy hike to La Playa through the Santa Teresa valley and marvel at the waterfalls and wild orchids. Encounter coffee, banana and avocado plantations, and visit the village of Collpapampa, where attractions include hot thermal springs and abundant birdlife. Hike to the base camp at Lucmabamba after lunch, and get the chance to sample the local coffee at an organic coffee farm. Explore an orange and avocado plantation.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 4: Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes (B, L, D)

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    Hike for 3 hours to Hidroelectrica for lunch. After lunch, hike for another 3 hours to Aguas Calientes along a flat trail. Once in Aguas Calientes, go to your hotel to shower and relax before dinner. After dinner, get some rest before the early morning climb up to Machu Picchu the following morning.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic hotel in Aguas Calientes

    Day 5: Day 5: Machu Picchu (B)

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    Explore Machu Picchu in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Avail of the option to hike to the ruins of take the bus for an extra $12.00 one way. Benefit from a 2-hour guided tour on arrival, and learn more about the temples, palaces, priest houses and more. Get some free time to explore at leisure, and use it to climb to Huaynapicchu or the Machu Picchu mountain, if booked in advance. Alternatively, trek to the Sun Gate at the main entrance of the Inka Trail.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Cusco, Peru
    Traveler pickup is offered
    the pick up is for hotels inside of the center of the city, but if your hotel is outside we can coordinate a meeting piont.
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Activity ID: V-117644P6

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