Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days and 3 nights tour is the second most popular route to Machu Picchu, also the most challenging and adventurous tours we offer at TreXperience. You will be able to see the Humantay Lake, snow-capped mountains, the cloud forest, coffee farms, and finish the trek at Machu Picchu.

Why book with TreXperience
Travel with an authentic Local Tour Operator from Cusco city
We offer complimentary airport pick up and drop off
We offer a real camping experience with tents and hot showers
We visit local organic coffee farms
Support Social Project while traveling
Come back to Cusco on the last days in the exclusive Panoramic trains

per adult from

$668

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the tour
    • Entrance ticket to Salkantay, Hotsprings, and Machu Picchu
    • All transportation during the duration of the trek
    • Panoramic Exclusive train on the last to come back to Cusco
    • Buses up and down to Machu Picchu
    • Organic coffee farm tour and Pachamanca barbecue
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Aguas Termales Cocalmayo de Santa Teresa
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping Bag, air mats, trekking poles (Can be rent from us)
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
    • Montaña (need to be booked in advance)

  • Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SALKANTAYPAMPA

    Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am and drive to Soraypampa (3900 m) – arriving approximately at 8:30 am. After breakfast, we will start a 2-hour walk up to Humantay Lake (4200 m / 13780 ft) after enjoying the beautiful views of this spectacular turquoise water lake, we will continue to our lunch place where the chef will be waiting to serve your lunch using organic products from the area. Along the way, you will see a variety of flora and fauna such as the Andean goose (the love birds), deer, and vizcachas (which look a lot like a rabbit). After lunch, we will continue climbing for two more hours to reach Salkantay Pampa (4100 m/13450 ft). Once at the campsite we will have the tents ready, have tea time, and dinner. You can stargaze before going to sleep.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA – WAYRAJPUNKU – COLLPAPAMPA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea. When exiting your tent, a beautiful scenery consisting of huge plains and snow-capped mountain peaks is waiting for you. We will enjoy the breathtaking views of the highest mountains in Peru. After breakfast, we will start ascending to the highest point of our trek, the Salkantay pass (4630 m /15190 ft), at the summit we will take the time to explore the amazing landscapes including a beautiful lake at the base of this majestic mountain. From the top, it will be another 3 hour downhill hike to the lunch place at Wayracmachay (3800 m/ 12467 ft). After lunch, we will start descending from the highlands into the cloud forest, experiencing one of the fastest changes in temperature and weather. Along the way, we will see types of flowers, hummingbirds, and orchids until we arrive at Colpapampa located at 2770 meters. This night we will stay next to a small village.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: COLLPAPAMPA – COCALMAYO – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Stop At: Aguas Termales Cocalmayo de Santa Teresa, Calle Union b6, Santa Teresa 08711, Peru
    Day 3 is arguably the most beautiful of your Salkantay TreXperience! After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will hike for 3 hours along the cloud forest and then drive for about 1 hour to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we will visit organic Coffee and prepare a special PACHAMANCA barbecue. After lunch, drive to Hidrolectica and a 3-hour hike to Aguas Calientes, arriving at around 4:00 pm. Here we will have dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in a hotel.

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    On our final day, we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. We will go straight to the line to wait for the first bus going up to Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. Arriving as the sky brightens, with incredible views of the city along the way. On a clear day, you can watch the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Montaña (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the Vistadome train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick up from AirBnB's and any other locations inside Cusco city.
    Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TreXperience

Activity ID: V-66100P2

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