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Salkantay Trekking to Machupicchu

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The Salkantay Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world, and the only trek, which takes you directly to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Hikers emerge from the jungle, at the Inti Punku Sun Gate, from where you can see all of Machu Picchu. From there, hikers descend to the citadel.

Scenery

The Salkantay Trek features beautiful scenery ranging from snow-capped peaks to cloud forests and high jungle. It includes a variety of small historic ruins en route.

Difficulty

The Salkantay Trek is considered a moderate hike, and with acclimatization time in Cusco for the altitude, it is ideal for both young and old hikers. There is a steep and quite difficult segment on the second day climbing to the high point of the trek.

Salkantay Trekking

It is well known that the preferred circuit to get to Machu Picchu is the Inca Trail, which attracts millions of tourists from all over the world due to its wonderful landscapes and spectacular ruins.

But there is another hidden path that opens up snow-capped mountains, mountains and lakes. It is the Salkantay Trail that promises to transport you through incredible landscapes and connect the adventurer with the nature of the sacred mountains.

So, Salkantay is a trekking circuit to reach Machu Picchu which runs along the southern part of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba with a duration of 4 to 5 days and takes its name from the majestic Nevado Salkantay, one of the main Inca Apus, located at an altitude of 6,271 meters.

Salkantay Trekking in 5 Days

Salkantay Trek
5 Days

Santa Teresa Route

Salkantay Trek 5 days through Machu Picchu offers an amazing scenery and a great ecological biodiversity..

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Salkantay trek offers a spectacular landscape with a great ecological diversity, the journey that starts with a cold weather at 4200 masl and ends with a warm weather at 1800 masl.

We will visit the main tourist attractions of the Salkantay snow, the Humantay lake and the inter-Andean villages.

This is a recommended option for people who want to get away from the noise of the city and the traditional routes that lead to Machu Picchu.

  • Day 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
  • Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
  • Day 3: CHAULLAY – LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA
  • Day 4: LLACTAPATA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Day 5: Ride AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha
  • Chef
  • Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 4 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Professional tour Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Posada de Olger – Dennys house)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo train
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Oxygen balloon.

Price per person, in shared service

from: $ 330.00 USD

PRICE IN PRIVATE SERVICE

from $ 600.00 USD

Salkantay Trek
5 Days

Llactapata Route

Salkantay Trek 5 days through Machu Picchu offers an amazing scenery and a great ecological biodiversity..

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Salkantay trek offers a spectacular landscape with a great ecological diversity, the journey that starts with a cold weather at 4200 masl and ends with a warm weather at 1800 masl.

We will visit the main tourist attractions of the Salkantay snow, the Humantay lake and the inter-Andean villages.

This is a recommended option for people who want to get away from the noise of the city and the traditional routes that lead to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
  • Day 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
  • Day 3: CHAULLAY – SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA
  • Day 4: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Posada de Olger – Denny’s House)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Machu Picchu Town – Ollantaytambo train
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Oxygen balloon

Price per person, in shared service

from: $ 310.00 USD

PRICE IN PRIVATE SERVICE

from $ 600.00 USD

Salkantay Trekking in 3 or 4 Days

Salkantay Trek
3 Days

Salkantay Trek 3 days through Machu Picchu offers an amazing scenery and a great ecological biodiversity..

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  • DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – COLPAPAMPA
  • DAY 2: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA SIHUAYACO – HIDROLECTRICA
  • DAY 3: MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts / 2 lunches / 2 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Posada de Olger – Denny’s House)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Machu Picchu Town – Ollantaytambo train
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Oxygen balloon

Price per person, in shared service

from: $ 260.00 USD

PRICE IN PRIVATE SERVICE

from $ 460.00 USD

Salkantay Trek
4 Days

Salkantay Trek 4 days through Machu Picchu offers an amazing scenery and a great ecological biodiversity..

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  • DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
  • DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY
  • DAY 3: CHAULLAY – SAHUAYACO – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
  • DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha
  • Professional tour Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Posada de Olger – Dennys house)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Machu Picchu Town – Ollantaytambo train
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Oxygen balloon

Price per person, in shared service

from: $ 290.00 USD

PRICE IN PRIVATE SERVICE

from $ 520.00 USD

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Reasons to take the Salkantay trek

When choosing a way to go to the citadel of Machu Picchu we have many options, each with a different beauty. First, the train route to Machu Picchu from Cusco where you can appreciate the scenery along the way, and then the adventure of crossing the ancient stone path of the classic 4-day Inca Trail. Finally, a less crowded but equally or more exciting option: the Salkantay Trek tour.

  • Conquer the sacred Salkantay snowy peak
  • Get to know the Inca culture up close: the apachetas
  • The turquoise lagoon of Humantay
  • Walk through authentic sub-tropical plantations
  • Relax in the revitalizing hot springs of Cocalmayo
  • Testimonials about Salkantay

Frequently Asked Questions Salkantay Hike

The reservation is easy, send a copy of passport and the prepayment of money per person and that’s it.

The best time is from May to October, the dry season, but many people have to book before.

Yes, you can do it alone and you need to rent your horse because it is not allowed to carry only the backpacks to avoid any insecurity.

It depends on the amount of people and group, the normal is from 400 to 600 dollars for the package, if it is cheaper it could be that something is wrong.

Yes, it arrives via Aguas Calientes, acclimatize at least two days before departure.

It is 4 days or 5 days, you can extend one day to be able to do zip-lining and the hot springs of Cocalmayo.

You should bring your personal backpack containing, toiletries, warm clothes, flashlight, sleeping bag, passport, sun block, sunglasses, walking sticks, extra money.

Yes, you can rent to ride or carry your backpack, only until the third day in the morning, from there the horses are returned and from there you must carry your backpack.

Normally it is from 7 to 15 people per group, so if you want a private service, consult the prices with your operator.

The difference is that Salkantay is mountaineering nature, the Inca Trail is archeological and ecological reserve of Peru.

Any person, minimum age is 7 years old and maximum have a good physical condition and good acclimatization before leaving.

At least minus 5 degrees and maximum 15 degrees, only for the first day there is warm weather.

Yes, they are quadruple tents suitable for two people, with enough space and resistant in the rainy season.

Yes, there is a hotel that offers lodging service in 4 star category, with sauna, jacuzzi and all meals, we can send you a quotation.

No, it is an alternative route, no archaeological remains can be seen.

Yes, 10 soles per person and directly in Mollepata.

All Salkantay Treks arrive to

Macchu Picchu

the Lost City of the Incas

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