Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4480 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-15429
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • Trek to Abra Huayracmachay, located at an altitude of 4,600m
  • Enjoy a sunrise view from Machu Picchu
  • Cross the Salkantay Pass (4600m)
Join us on a Peruvian adventure along the less trodden trail. Go trekking to the Salkantay Pass, which is a less-crowded alternative to the Inca Trail and also the only trekking route that affords views of Machu Picchu. This trek involves crossing the Salkantay Pass (4600m) on the second day.

Make a steep ascent to Abra Huayracmachay (15,100 feet/4,600m), the highest point in the hike, where you will get the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the high glacier of Salkantay. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including that of Salkantay Mountain itself, before you start descending through cloud forests rich in wildlife. Walk downhill following the trail along the Salkantay River.

Walk through a winding rainforest gorge around the base of Huayna Picchu and enjoy watching sunrise from Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek will take you from high passes between snow-capped mountains and glaciers to lowland jungles with hot springs and coffee plantations. So strap on your trekking boots, you've got an adventure coming your way!
  • Day 1: Cusco – Soyrococha
  • Day 2: Hike over to the Salkantay Pass
  • Day 3: Salkantay River trail
  • Day 4: Cocalmayo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Explore Machu Picchu
  • Dedicated Aspiring Adventures trekking guides
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu, including extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu (if permits are available at the time of booking)
  • Accommodation – three nights in tents, one in hotel (based on twin-share accommodation)
  • All ground transport (private vehicle and train) including pickup and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Drinking water while on the trail
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Mule
  • Tip for your guide(s), cook, and horsemen
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Optional: mule to carry your personal gear
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Tariq Esmail
  • From Canada
  • On Jul 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Perfect trip, Excellent guide!
This is certainly the trip of a lifetime, made even better by Victor! 10/10 would go again.
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Jul 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Phenomenal Experience
We had an excellent experience on the Salkantay trek. I would highly recommend this company - they go above and beyond. Thank you to Katy, Steve, Victor, Zacarias, and the whole team for an unforgettable trek. Highly recommend -... Read more
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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COVID-19 Safety Measures

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  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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