Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 days

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5 days / 4 nights

Itinerary: Customizable

The mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba rise to form a ragged chain between
the regions’ two great rivers; the Urubamba and the Apurimac. Along the
cordillera\’s northern side, massive snow peaks

collide with lush tropical rain
Located northwest of Cusco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera\’s tallest peak,
is at the eastern end of the chain and rises to 6271 meters above sea level. The
name Salkantay means ‘Savage Mountain’ which may refer to the swirling clouds
that rise up from the jungle lowlands and engulf the peak


Join us, do not miss it out!!! Let us be your guides for your adventure
in paradise!!!!

Private Services: all private service departure dates are adapted
to your request


1: Cusco to Salcantaypampa

We pick you up early from your hotel and drive for 4 hours to the start of the
trail at Mollepata. At the trailhead we load our luggage onto horses before
ascending gently to

Soraypampa where we stop for lunch. From here it is a 2 hour
ascent to our camp at Salcantaypampa(4000masl), just next to the impressive glacier of
Salkantay . This will be a cold night so very warm clothes are
essential. (Meals: L, D)

Total distance: 12 km (6miles)
Estimated walking time: 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,000 m (12,860 ft)
Campsite altitude: 4,000 m (12,860 ft)

Day 2: Salcantaypampa to Collpapampa

We depart early after breakfast and start a 2,5 hour ascent which brings us up
to the Sa
lkantay Mountain Pass (4525m/14842ft) where, besides enjoying stunning
views of the surrounding glaciers, we may also

observe chinchillas and condors
in their natural habitat. From this point, we start descending towards a more
tropical climate and into the so-called cloud forest. A long though easy descent
brings us late afternoon to our camp at Collpapampa (2890m/9479ft).(Meals: B, L, D)

Total distance: 18 km (10 miles)
Estimated walking time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude point:

4,525m / 14,842 ft

Campsite altitude:

2,890m / 9,479 ft

Day 3: Collpapampa to La Playa

Today we continue our hike with an easy walk along the Salkamayo River, enjoying
the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee
plantations. In the afternoon we arrive at our camp at the

village of La Playa
(2155m/7068ft), where we can refresh in the river before dinner. (Meals: B, L,

Total distance: 15 km (9 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point:

2,890m / 9,479 ft

Campsite altitude:

2155m / 7068ft

Day 4: La Playa /Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, we cross the river and start climbing through  coffee  and
fruit plantations to reach El Mirador (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an
exceptional view of  Machu Picchu. We enjoy a last lunch at the recently
restored Inca site of Llaqtapata

(2650m/8692ft) with views of

both Machu Picchu
and Salkantay before a 2-hour descent brings us to the small train station of
Hydro- Electrica. A short train ride will take us to Aguas Calientes and our
hostel for the night.( Meals: B, L)

Total distance: 15 km (9miles)

Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Aguas calientes altitude: 2,000 m (6,400 ft)

Day 5: Aguas Calientes / Ma
chu Picchu / Cusco
After an early breakfast, we take the bus up to Machu Picchu, arriving well
before the majority of tourists. You will have a guided tour of the site for two
hours before having a bit of free

time and making y
our way back on the bus to Aguas Calientes in time for some lunch before boarding the afternoon train back
to Cusco.  

Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,400 m (7,870 ft ) Machupicchu


  • Pre- trek briefing with guide on eve of departure
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant guide for more than 9 people
  • Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Transportation from hotel to start of trail and from Machu Picchu back to
  • Cook, dining tent, table, chairs and latrine tent
  • Horses and wranglers to carry supplies camping equipment and clients duffel
  • Drinking water on trail
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 afternoon teas 3 dinners  and trail snacks
  • Good quality two man tents
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes Day 4
  • First aid
    kit and emergency oxygen
  • Foam sleeping mat ( more comfortable inflatable ones can be hired for U$20)
  • Duffle bag
    of 07 kg per person (includes bag)

Not included:

  • Breakfast on Day 1, lunch Day 5 and dinner 4 Day
  • Tips for the guide, cook and wranglers

What you need to bring:

  • Original passport and your ISIC card (students claiming discount).
  • Daypack  max 20 litres (any bigger will not be allowed into Machu Picchu),
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired at time of reservation for US$20 for the 4 day trek)
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
  • Strong, comfortable footwear
  • One complete change of clothing
  • Warm clothing for the evenings ( can reach minus 5 Celsius/23 Fahrenheit)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Sun hat 
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  • Camera, and spare batteries
  • Swimsuit (it may be possible to visit the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
    dependent on time of train – 10 soles entrance fee not included in price)


  •  Special dietary requirements:
    We a
    re happy to cater for any special dietary
    needs. Please let us know at time of booking.
  • Sleeping bag hire:
    If required these can be hired for U$20 per person. Please let us know at
    time of booking.
  • Sleeping mattress hire:
    we include a basic foam mattress but many find an inflatable mattress much
    more comfortable. These can be at hired for U$20. Please let us know at time
    of booking


  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow
    yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you
    will enjoy the trek.
  2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so
    we can locate you if needed.


Private Service Prices

Prices valid for 2017
Salkantay 5D/4N Prices updated to March , 2018 in USD American dollars.


2 people      $910 .00 per person

3 people      $800 .00 per person

4 people      $750 .00 per person

5 +people    $710 .00 per person


Group Service Prices

Salkantay 5D/4N Prices updated to March , 2018 in USD American dollars.


Group Service (2017)

-PRICE: 710.00

5 – 16  People

 From March 2017 – January 2018

We can offer a U$20 discount to students with a valid International
Student Identity Card ISIC and children under the age of 15 years old. You must
send an enlarged scanned copy of your ISIC card at time of booking and bring
your ISIC card on trail.

How to make a reservation:

Please follow these steps:

Step 1. – Click in Book Now and fill in the form with all the information required.

Step 2- We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$250 per person confirming
your trek booking.

Step 3 – Send an e-mail to with the code of the payment that you made.

Step 4-You will get a confirmation e-mail from us with the conformity of your reservation.



Address : Conjunto Habitacional Amauta G - 201 , Cusco - Perú
Cellphone.: +51 + 84 +984702211 / blackberry +51 + 84 + 984767043

Cusco - Perú