Salkantay Trek Tour – 5d/4n

from $450.00
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Discovery
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Salkantay Trek Tour – 5d/4n.

The Salkantay (6264m/20551f) is the most representative mountain of the Inca, situated in the mountain range of Vilcabamba. The daylight in this region is particularly beautiful and offers a wonderful view of the diverse landscape and the tropical forest. During the journeys, you can also have the opportunity to visit local farmers to know and understand a little about their Andean life, customs and traditions. Therefore, this option for trekking perfectly combines cultural and natural beauty. You have also the opportunity to end this trek in the amazing, mystical site of Machu Picchu.

  • Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenge
  • Group size: 2-10 persons
  • Season: March- November
  • PRICE: $ 450 per person
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Private transport from your hotel in Cusco to Mollepata
  • High quality camping equipment
  • Cook and assistant
  • Meals during the excursion
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Horseman and mules for up to 7kg of a customer’s personal equipment.
  • Emergency horse
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Piccu (round trip)


What do I need to bring

  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts
  • Bathing suit, sandals and towel for the hot springs
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle
  • Extra money in soles
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bags
  • Entrance fee to the Hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  1. Day 1 Cusco- Mollepata- Soraypampa

    We will leave Cusco and head forwards Mollepata (2 and a half hours by bus). In Mollepata we will meet the horsemen and the rest of the group and start our trek. From Mollepata we start hiking into a magnificent Rioblanco valley surrounded by impressive snow-capped mountains, such as the Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the Salkantay snow-covered (6264m/20551f). Our campsite will be at Soraypampa pampa. Distance: 10km

  2. Day 2 Soraypampa- Chaullay

    After breakfast, we will set off towards Chaullay which offers an exceptional view of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m). Thereafter, we will descend again and will have time to enjoy the increasing vegetation of the ecosystem. Our camp site for this day will be in Challway, in the middle of the tropical forest. Distance: 16km

  3. Day 3 Chaullay- La Playa

    This day is a perfect day to stay in contact with the local flora and its plantations. We will descent further to see the marvelous plantations of coffee, cacao and fruit. The way to this plantations lies in a beautiful forest, dominated by orchids, bromelias and other plants. Here we will also meet the local families and learn how the local people harvest their crops such as coffee and cacao. We will spend the night in La Playa. Distance: 12 km

  4. Day 4 La Playa- Llactapata- Hydroelectrical station- Aguas Calientes

    This day we will visit the archaeological complex of Llactapata (2650m/8694f) which is located in the midst of a marvelous forest. Here we have the time to enjoy the magnificent view over Machu Picchu and take a lot of pictures. Hereafter we head towards the hydroelectrical station (1950m/6398f) where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes Town. Distance: 11 km

  5. Day 5 Machupicchu

    We will leave our hotel early in the morning to go to Machu Picchu by tourist bus. In Machu Picchu, we will have a guided visit of aprox. 2 hours whereafter you will have the time to visit the site at your own pace. After the visit of Machu Picchu, we will go back to Aguas Calientes, where you can rest in the hot springs and then we will take the train to Ollantaytambo where our bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.

Peru Sensations is a local travel agency based in Cusco, Peru, founded by two local tour guides (Jaime and Elias), together with over 30 years of experiences. We offer personalized and high quality one-stop shop service focusing on treks and adventure tours from Inka trail to Amazon jungle. The company is established with clear visions – to support the sustainability of local communities and the preservation of the nature.

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