The Salkantay Trek is a famous trek of Cusco, it is a great alternative for the Inca Traditional Trail to Machu Picchu. The altitude of the Salkantay mountain is 6,271 m (20,574 ft). You will have the opportunity of seeing beautiful landscapes with a great variety of flora and fauna, overnight in the middle of the sacred mountain Salkantay. The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote path where huge snowy mountains adjoin with rain forest.
Day 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA, (12 km/ 7.4 miles), 5 hours,
Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – CHAULLAY, (22 km/ 13.7 miles), 10 hours
Day 3: CHAULLAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA, (14 km/ 8.7 miles), 5 hours
Day 4: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO, (22 km/ 13.7 miles), 6 hours
Day 5: MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
You will be picked up from your hotel at 4:30 am, then you will be transferred by bus to Mollepata (2900 meters/ 9500 feet) arriving at 7:30 am, on the way you will see the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, in Mollepata you will have your first breakfast. After that, you will take a 01 hour hike to Challacancha (3380 meters/ 11,090 feet), from this point, you will begin a 03 hour hike to Soraypampa (3900 meters /12,800 feet) arriving there around 1:30 pm, there you will eat your first lunch and set up your first campsite. After lunch, you will go to the beautiful Lake Humantay.
LAKE HUMANTAY: After 1:30 hike, you will arrive at the impressive Lake Humantay (4220 meters/13,850 feet) where you can enjoy the turquoise color of the lake and the snowy Humantay Mountain peak, then you will make a 40 minute descent to your campsite in Soraypampa for tea time which is around 6:00 pm after that you will eat a delicious dinner prepared by your cook. Finally, you will spend the night in your tents..
DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – CHAULLAY
At 5:00 am, you will have breakfast. You will leave from Soraypampa at 5:30 am and hike for 3 hours to the highest point at Abra Salkantay, where we can enjoy views of the snowcapped mountains of Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay, and Pumasillo (4650 meters/ 15,250 feet). You will pass by Salktantaypampa and Soyrococha, you will see a small lake, then you will begin the descent towards Huayracmachay (3800 meters/ 12,470 feet) for about 3 hours, here you will have lunch, then continue the hike. After that, you will continue our descent towards Chaullay (2900 meters/ 9500 feet) for about 3 hours, where your second campsite will be..
DAY 3: CHAULLAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA
We will have breakfast at 6.00 a.m. after it, you will begin the hike through the jungle with many ascents and descents for about 5 hours and a half. In this area you will pass across many coffee and orchid plantations also you will see many plants used for medicinal purposes. You will have a buffet lunch in Playa Sahuayaco then take a bus (which is included) to our campsite in Santa Teresa, there you will have the option to hop in the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo (Santa Teresa) the entrance is not included in the package, you will return to the campsite at 6.00 pm for tea and dinner.
DAY 4: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
In Santa Teresa you will start the day with breakfast at 6:30 am and continue the hike for 3 hours towards Hidroeléctrica where you will have lunch in a restaurant, after lunch you will continue the hike for 3 more hours towards Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) where you will stay in a hostel and have dinner at 6.30 pm.
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU CITADEL – CUSCO
This morning You will wake up very early to visit Machu Picchu, where you will have a guided tour of the citadel to see and learn about temples, terraces and all of the incredible stone structures of Machu Picchu after the guided tour you will have free time to take more pictures and continue exploring it on your own.
After the tour, you will return to Machu Picchu Pueblo where you will take the train for your return to Ollantaytambo at 6:20pm. From Ollantaytambo you will take the return bus back to Cusco..
The following transportation services are included:
Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata, for about 2 hours and 30 minutes
Transport from Mollepata to Challacancha, for about 45 minutes
Transport from Playa Sahuayaco to Santa Teresa
Transport from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco (Plaza Regocijo)
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
Train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo
In Santa Teresa, you will stay in a covered camping site, included:
1 tent for 2 people: the tents that we offer to our customers are spacious, with capacity for 4 people, but we only use them for 2 people
Sleeping mats with a thickness of 7 centimeters
We have camps set up in every designated
Soraypampa – rustic cabins for 02 people, sleeping mats of 13 cm
Chaullay lodge – with private rooms for 04 people, 04 personal beds (02 matrimonial rooms)
Machu Picchu Pueblo – basic hostel with beds, hot shower, Wi-Fi
All of the rooms are with a private bath and shower
Breakfast (juice box, cheese sandwich, crackers and one fruit)
NOTE: If you wish to reserve your own hotel, let us know in advance.
Official Tourism Guide – our guides have an experience of more than 3 years. Groups bigger than 13 people will be accompanied by a second guide (with a maximum group size of 17 people)
Cooks are specialized in high mountain cuisine – they come with special kitchen equipment
Horses to carry all the camping and cooking equipment
7 kilos for extra personal items each passenger (within the luggage of each passenger the weight of the sleeping bag will also be included)
We offer BUFFET SERVICE (except for the fourth lunch and fourth dinner)
Coca Tea to wake you up EVERY MORNING in the campsites
First Aid Kit (It’s necessary that the passengers bring their own personal medication if required)
• First breakfast • Lunch on the last day • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu Mountain and/or Machu Picchu Mountain 20 USD • Sleeping bag 15 USD • Walking stick 15 USD • Tips.
What to bring.
• Warm clothes
• Rain jacket
• Various shirts
• Insect repellent
• Rain poncho
• Water purification tablets
• Personal medication
• Water bottle
• Original student ID card (ISIC) if you have one
• Extra money
• Walking Sticks.
Price and availability
To send you the costs, please send us an email or send us a message through WhatsApp.
To book the package tour
It’s required: Full names, date of birth, nationality and passport numbers.
About the payment:
To secure the package tour, we need 50% of the total payment, it can be wired by:
Bank to bank (www.xoom.com), PayPal (email@example.com) or Western Union (we will give you more details once we settle and finalize about our services)
The balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.
Questions or Reserves