Salkantay Trek South America Travel

Cusco: Salkantay Trek to Macchu Picchu 5 Days and 4 Nights CODE: MPIT06


First Day:

We will pick you up between 04:00 hrs and 04:40 hrs from your hotels or accomodation places. Then we will take a local bus towards Mollepata, small town located over 2,850 m.a.s.l., with a tempered climate and vegetation from the Edge of the Jungle, in its surroundings we will be able to appreciate some snowcapped picks that belong to the chain of Salkantay, where we will enjoy the beautiful sight that is part of the snowcapped pick Salkantay which is at an altitude of 6,200 ms above sea level., contemplating this landscape we will begin our long walk which will approximately last 7 to 8 hours. Likewise, we will observe the vegetation pertaining to the Edge of the Jungle, along the road we will have lunch, and then we will continue until we get to SORAYPAMPA, place of our first camping site.

Second Day:

Salkantay to Machupicchu

At dawn, when we wake up our first sight will be the impressive of the majestic Salkantay. At 07:00 hrs. we will get ready to have breakfast and after that we will continue our trek,also, this time will take us 7 to 8 hours. Along our walking we will be able to observe the echo tones and the differences among the altitudinal floors, we will enter into a kind of canyon which will lead us to the to the foothills of the Salkantay, after 3 hours walking we will have lunch, to keep on our walking we will have to get through this pass in order to descend and contemplate the Edge of the Jungle. This day, we will arrive to CHALLHUAY where we will spend the night.

Third Day:

Salkantay to Machupicchu

We begin a new day and a new landscape and a new temperature, because here begins the warm weather related to the Edge of the Jungle zone. After breakfastwe will follow our route, today we will go along valleys, watching a variety of birds, mammals, insects and other animals. Moreover, we will have the opportunity to observe the life of the settlers and enjoy of the thermal baths (collpampa), the rainfalls (waynapoco), if we really have some spare time. Then, we will continue walking for about 4 a 6 hours before lunch(sahuayacu o playa), next we will take the bus to get to Santa Teresa where we will spend the night.

Fourth Day


Waking up we will have breakfast and after it, we will walk for about 40 minutes to get to the edge of the river VILCANOTA, here we will have to use thehanging bridge after which we will walk for 3 more hours towards the Hidroelectrica, once there, we will be able to appreciate the valley of the Urubamba river, a huge rainfall that flows from the Machu Picchu mountain, on the northeast we will find an appropriate place where we can have lunch. Afterwards, visit the Intihuatana at Km. 121.

At the end of our visit, we will have to wait for the train, that will take us to Aguas Calientes, where we will rest in a comfortable inn.

Fifth Day:

Historical Sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU

Today is the great day because we will be able to know the Historical Sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU. At 06:00hrs we will get ready to hike towards MACHU PICCHU, where we will have a guided tour.


  • If you want to access to the Huayna Picchu mountain, must pay $ 20 (twenty dollars) additional.
  • All the buses the coming back from the Inca Trail leave the passengers one block from the main square, you are going to return to the hotel by yourself.


Price per person
Price per person USD 355

The service includes:

Aguas calientes Machupicchu
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Horses (only for equipment)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Train back from Aguas calientes to Cusco
  • Bus fares (Cusco, molle pata), train (Hidroelectrica - Aguas calientes)
  • A professional guide ( English-Spanish)
  • Tents
  • A mattress
  • Tents for dinning / cooking

Service does NOT INCLUDE:

  • First breakfast
  • Last lunch
  • Bus fares from aguas calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Sleeping bags