Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
  • Trekking
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5000 meters
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • +2
  • Discover stunning mountains and steep peaks
  • Enjoy the best of natural beauty and wildlife
  • Visit Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas
  • Explore the Salkantay Circuit, one of the greatest attractions of Peru
“Salkantay” is the Apu snow-capped mountain of Cusco that rises to an altitude of 6,271 meters. Discover the beautiful and great snow-capped mountain of Salkantay (6,271 m), bathe in natural hot springs, see the Condor and alpaca as well as several fruit trees and a variety of orchids, and enjoy some of Peru’s rich coffee from “Quillabamba La Convención”. This tour is surely going to be incredibly special!

The Salkantay circuit is one of the greatest attractions of Cusco. The Mountain Range of Vilcabamba where the massif of Salkantay lies is a beautiful and secluded area. Dominated by Apu Salkantay, it has many snowy peaks such as Tucarhuay (5,910 masl), Veronica (5,682 masl) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 masl). These peaks are visible from Salkantay, on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay is also surrounded by deep valleys and gorges, making this an extremely interesting journey.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Amazing 5D Salkantay with the condor warriors
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 27 2018
“My girlfriend and I just came back from our amazing 4 weeks in Peru. We went from amazement to wonder across many different landscape and cultures. And without any doubt, our trek to Machu Picchu with Carlos and his team was the highest point (both literally and figuratively).

The organization was impeccable. We were provided with everything we needed, assisted by the team with every questions, both prior and during the trip. The sleeping locations, and the activities proposed, were all unique and made you feel closer to the wonderful and various scenery all along the trek. Helping with this organization was our two horsemen, Gilbert and Jos, that did an impressive job, bringing our stuff when and where we needed them.

5 days of trekking is hard, and a good meal at the end of the day helps a lot in recovering. The food prepared by our world-class chefs, Gido and Elvis, was simply among the best dishes we had, in terms of taste, variety, colors and quantities.

This trek brings you through sacred Apus (mountains), in the wilderness of the jungle and all its secrets to end up in this magic place that is Machu Picchu. And all covered with Quechuas culture, mythology and science. We experienced it fully thanks to our amazing guide Carlos the mountain king. He created a very familiar atmosphere between everybody from the very first moment, and rewarded us with all his knowledge of the fauna, flora, local cultures and history that brought a whole new level to our experience.

This trek is an amazing experience and I would recommend it 100%. It is strenuous, with very long walking days, but the treasures and natural beauty that you find along the way are worth every drop of sweat.

SULPAYKI WAIKIS to all team for this amazing adventure.”
The best way to discover Machu Picchu
5 - Excellent
  • Víctor Raul
  • On Dec 14 2017
“I did the 4 day, 3 night classic Inca trail . I booked it as part of a longer trip to Peru INCA TRAIL. The Inca Trail was everything I expected & more. It was physically & mentally tough but the support I received from the amazing porters and CEO (Gerson) was fantastic, and, of course, the coca tea!! I have to admit I was very close to turning back on day 1 in the morning as I found the initial hill very hard and two people from another group had given up and were walking in the opposite direction back down to the start, it was a tough moment. However, I ploughed on, and dropped my pace and took regular breaks to catch my breath and was rewarded with stunning views and scenery, and making it to the Sun gate early morning on day 4 to see Machu Picchu appear from the clouds was a simply magical moment in my life. Although I was prepared for the infamous squat toilets, I was surprised to find there were some flush toilets along the route and locals selling drinks & sweets on the first 2 days too.”
  • Day 1: Cuzco - Challacancha - Soroycocha
  • Day 2: Soroycocha - Qollpapampa
  • Day 3: Qollpapampa - Lucmabamba
  • Day 4: Lucmabamba - Hydroelectric Plant - Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cuzco
  • Pick-up from the hotel 30 minutes before the departure of Cusco.
  • Private transfer to Mollepata, starting point of the tour
  • Professional Spanish and Inglés Guide.
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail. Entrance to Machu Picchu Archaeological Sanctuary.
  • Porters and horses to carry all the equipment, tents, food, cooking equipment, restaurants and tents, equipment passenger (6 kilos maximum)
  • Permits and tickets for our porters and chefs.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 snacks, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners. All These meals are prepared by our chef and his assistant
  • Coca tea is served every morning in your tent.
  • Boiled water after breakfast, to refill Their water bottles (one liter per person).
  • Lunch with hot drinks like tea and coffee coke. Appetizers every morning or snacks.
  • Oxygen and first aid kit.
  • Vegetarian and special diets on request.
  • All equipment, Including tents for personnel.
  • 2-hour guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo and then a by bus to Cusco.
  • Hotel 01 night in Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch on the fifth day.
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented in our office $ 25 for the entire trip).
  • Entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu ($ 20 USD).
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