The Salkantay Trek It is the second alternative route to reach Machu Picchu similar to the traditional Inca Trail,

In the Salkantay trek we will reach Machu Picchu enjoying unique landscapes every day as snowy mountains, lakes, waterfalls and also part of high jungle, in this alternate route the attraction will be to spend the night at the foothill of two snow-capped mountains, HUMANTAY (5870masl) SALKANTAY (6271masl) with a sense of peace and tranquility.


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

This day we will pick you up very early from your hotel at 4:30 am, then we will have 2 and a half hours drive to the town of Mollepata where we will have breakfast and organize our things to send with the horses.

Then we will continue for 1 hour with our trip to Challacancha where we will begin our adventure towards our first base camp Soraypampa.

We will walk for 9 km or 3 hours approximately at the beginning we have an ascent of about 30 minutes and then an almost flat path to Soraypampa.

In the afternoon after lunch we have the ascent to the humantay lagoon for 1 km and a half approx. and the same distance back to base camp.

At the end of the afternoon we will have our tea time, dinner and spend the first night.

  • Walking distance: 11 km
  • Starting altitude: 3720 masl
  • Camp altitude: 3920 masl
  • Maximum altitude: 4200 masl (humantay lagoon)

Day 2: Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Collpapampa

This day we will start with a very early wake up at 5.00-5:30 am, to be able to get our things ready and then have breakfast. We will have an ascent of 6 km or 3 hours and 30 min approx. to the highest point of Salkantay pass from where we will have one of the best views of the magnificence of the highest mountain in the Cordillera of Vilcabamba.

after having an information about the place we will begin a descent of 6 km or 2 hours to the lunch place huayraqpampa.

After lunch we will continue with the descent to our second base camp collpapampa, this last part of the descent is 10 km or 3 hours approx. venturing from the Andes to the beginning of the high jungle with an incredible change of environment.

  • Hiking distance: 22 km
  • Starting altitude: 3920 masl
  • Camp altitude: 2880 masl
  • Maximum altitude: 4650 masl (salkantay pass)

Day 3: Collpapampa -llucmabamba

We wake up at 6 am to organize our things and enjoy breakfast, and then start the hike for 14 km or 5 hours approximately to the lunch place llucmabamba.

Throughout this tour the weather will be warmer as we will venture into the lush vegetation, therefore, we will be able to observe plantations of coffee, avocado, bananas, passion fruit, among others, we will also appreciate the beauty of orchids, bromeliads and begonias.

After lunch we will have the afternoon free to relax or suddenly we go to the town of Santa Teresa where we can enjoy the thermal baths of cocalmayo, this activity is optional.

  • Walking distance: 14 km
  • Starting altitude: 2880 masl
  • Camp altitude: 1800 masl

Day 4: lucmabamba – llactapata – Aguas Calientes

This day we will wake up very early, after organizing our things and having breakfast we will start with the ascent for about 3 hours following an original Inca trail to the archaeological site of llactapata. From the top we will be able to observe Machuppichu from a considerable distance.

After enjoying the incredible view we will start with the descent for 1:30 hour to the lunch place (hydroelectric).

After lunch we will continue walking the last 11 km or 3 hours approximately following the train tracks to our destination the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will have our accommodations in a hotel and the last dinner.

  • Walking distance: 23 km
  • Starting altitude: 1800 masl
  • Maximum altitude: 2800 masl
  • Overnight altitude: 2000 masl.

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Finally after an arduous hike through Salkantay this day we arrive at the citadel of Machu Picchu.

On this last day we will wake up very early and then we will leave for Machu Picchu. We can walk for 30 minutes to the first checkpoint and then a 1 hour ascent to the second checkpoint of Machupicchu (bus to Machupicchu optional).

We start the tour with the professional guide, who will teach you the history and construction of this great place, during the guided tour you will have enough time to enjoy and take pictures.

You can also choose to climb the HUAYNA PICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, but the visit to this place will be optional.

After enjoying this magnificent place you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will have to board your respective trains that will take you to Ollantaytambo station and then continue by bus to the city of Cusco.

  • Walking distance: 3.5 km
  • Starting altitude: 2000 masl
  • Maximum altitude: 2400 masl (machupicchu)

Included / Not Included


  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha.
  • Entrance fee to mollepata
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Certified official tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu
  • Train back to Ollantaytambo station
  • Bus return to Ollantaytambo-cusco station
  • Camping sites and hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • 1 cook and kitchen assistants.
  • muleteers and horses to carry all camping equipment, kitchen and 5 kilos of each passenger’s personal things.


  • First breakfast
  • Entrance to the hot springs (10 soles)
  • Transportation to the hot springs
  • Hiking poles (15 dollars)
  • Sleeping bag (20 dollars)
  • Tickets Machupicchu mountain or huaynapicchu mountain (65 dollars)
  • Bus up and/or down machupicchu (12 dollars)
  • food on the last day of the trip (lunch, dinner)
  • Water during the excursion
  • Tips (muleteers, cooking equipment, guides).

What to Bring


  • Hiking shoes.
  • Backpack
  • Hiking poles.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flashlight.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat, cap, gloves.
  • Bathing suit, towel and sandals.
  • Adequate clothing for the tour (hiking pants, jacket, polo shirts, coat, shorts).
  • Rain cover.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Original passport, DNI (national passenger).
  • Extra money.



USD 280.00

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