Salkantay 5 Days Hiking Tour to Machupicchu

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Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

The mountains is calling us!

It will be a life changing experience to spend 5 days in the shadow of Salkantay Mountain (6. 271 m/20, 569ft), the highest peak in the Vilcabamba range.

The National Geographic recently named Salkantay Trek "One of the 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet. " It will offer you more solitude than the widely publicized Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu and is just as rich in natural scenery. Since it is open to everyone, you will not need a permit.

The trek offers a variety of landscapes including Highland, cloud forest, rain forest, and Dry Mountain. You will have amazing views of Apu Salkantay, Pumasillo Mountain and Humantay Mountain, three of the most stunning peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba Mountain range. At night, you will feel like you can touch the stars in the big open sky.

Your senses will be overcome by astonishing and new sites including the glaciers of Apu Salkantay and Umantay Mountain, Salkantay Lake, and the moraines.


Day 1, Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa-Umantay lagoon- Salkantaypampa (L) (D) 12 km
Pick up time at 06:00 a. m. after that We drive in a private vehicle towards Soraypampa, Where start off our expedition.
Day 2, Salkantaypampa- Salkantay Pass- Wayraqmachay- Arayanpata (B) (L) (D) 14km.
After a delicious Incan breakfast, we will go in search of the Apu Salkantay.
Day 3: Arayanpata-Unuyoc-Lucmabamba (B) (L) (D) 10 Km.
On the third leg of the walk, you will enjoy the fascinating views of the entire valley of Santa Teresa.
Day 4: Lucmabamba- Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes (B) (L) 12 Km.
Early in the morning, we will leave for another day of trekking towards Llaqtapa small Inca city where we can appreciate the first sight of the majestic Machupicchu.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)
Early in the morning, we will take the bus up to Machupicchu in order to have a guided tour, then we board the train to Ollantaytambo to take our private van to return to Cusco and we'll drop off you in your hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 5 days


Combination of Private Van, Bus and Train.
The hiking part will be entirely on foot.

What’s Included

Other: -Tour Guide service.
-All your transportation is included in this trek.
-Admission tickets.
-Comfortable tents.
-Meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners).
-Personal services during the trek, as cooks, horsemen...etc.
-First-aid kit and Oxigene

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Nuevos soles. - Personal expenses.

What’s Extra

Other: -First Breakfast.
-last dinner.

Private tour guide Juan C.

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