Salkantay Trek 5D 4N

Salkantay Trek 5D 4N

This is one of the most famous alternative treks to Machu Picchu. The trek is located in theVilcabamba mountain range. The trek passes through stunning landscapes varying from the cloud forest to the high mountains. Along the way are fantastic views of second highest mountain in theCusco area, Salkantay (Wild Mountain) This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machupicchu.

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata - Sayapata – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa Camp Overnight

We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4 a.m. We will continue to our trek starting point, Sayapata. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Soraypampa. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, and the Valley of Apurimac River. About 1 p.m., we will have lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward Humantay Lake for 3 hours aproximately; this is a beautiful lake in the mountains. We will come back to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner. 

Day 02: Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa - Chaullay Camp Overnight

After a nutritious breakfast. We will start the hike around 7 am . We 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, we will be on the highest point. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway.

Day 03: Chaullay – Lluscamayo – La Playa Camp overnight

We start the trek 07:00am with 3 hours easy hiking from Collpapampa, where we will be introduced to a high Jungle zone. Here we will see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, bird's. You will have time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures. We stop at Lluscamayo for lunch and free time to rest before the 3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa.

Day 04: La Playa – Llaqtapata – Hidro Electrica – AguasCalientes

At 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations. After climbing for 4 hrs to reach Llaqtapata we can enjoy some free time to rest and observe the mountain of Machu Picchu and some of this arqueological site from far. Then 2 hours downhill to the Hydroelectric Plant where we have the last lunch with all of our staff. At 16:30pm we will take a 45 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes. 

Day 05: Private Guided tour to “Machu Picchu “

You will be picked up from your Hotel very early  our guide will meet you at your hotel at 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS at the check point, at Machu Picchu you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours. Afternoon, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"A minimum of 02 people per booking is 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"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Start Time: 4:00 AM
Duration: 5 Days
Start location: Your hotel in Cusco
Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Not Included

  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Towel can be hired for $2 USD at the hot spring
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
  • Tips for the guides, cooks, porters. It`s a tradition
  • Energy snack will be very useful as chocolate bars
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional tours in Aguas calientes village
  • Hotel accommodation in Cusco at your return
  • Extra horse( 9 Kilos $ 120 / 18 Kilos $ 240 for whole trip
  • Sleeping bags : to hire $60 (-20ºC)
  • Extra night at Aguas calientes
  • Vistadome ( Luxury train $ 55 per person
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu $15 per person
  • Meals on Day5 such as Lunch & Dinner


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