Salkantay – Machu Picchu Trekking: 4D/3N

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4 Days 3 Nights
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 31’
Cusco Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 15 en el bus
Tour Details

You can expect a really nice adventure which you absolutely will remember for a very long time. Treks at around 2500 to 4000 meters above sea level so the hike this places is very unique and special. You will see several old Inca ruins on the way to there and eventually reach Macchu Picchu. 

Humantay Lake

Located on a mountain at a height of 5,473 meters above sea level (17,956 feet) in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba in the Andes of Peru in the Cusco region.

Salkantay Mountain

The highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th-highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth-highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascarán.

Humantay Mountain

It is located at an altitud of 5,473 masl in the Vilcabamba Range in the Andes of Peru in the region of Cusco Santa Teresa town It is one of ten districts of the La Convención Province in the Cusco Region of Peru.

Santa Teresa Town

It is one of ten districts of the La Convención Province in the Cusco Region of Peru. Santa Teresa Districts, Peru is located 6.6 km northwest of Machu Picchu and it has several important routes leading to this archeological centre of Machupicchu, including alternative paths ways to other ruins around the area. In 1998, a landslide completely buried the town and destroyed the bridge that connected it to Machu Picchu and Cusco, however the bridge has been rebuilt and now in used.

Aguas Calientes Town

it is a location Urubamba Province in the Cusco Region of Peru. It is the seat of the Machupicchu District. 

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu took some 30 years to construct. Built during the reign of Inca Pachacutec (1438 – 1471), Due to limited historical information the true and original name of this epic Inca citadel is unknown. Machupicchu’s name derives from the mountain that lies to the south-west of the citadel, meaning “Old Mountain.”

MachuPicchu citadel covers a vast area of approximately 9 hectares (22.3 acres), and is constructed on a mountain ridge high above the Sacred Valley. This magic and epic Inca citadel is one of South America’s greatest archaeological sites. In 1981, Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary and later in 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel

Departure Time

Cusco 5 a.m. 

Price Includes

  • Orientation meeting in our offices with your guide 1 or 2 days before the start of the trek at 19:00h, to be confirmed when booking(Incl. Breakfast)
  • Overnight in a private room in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (Marco Wasi, Inka Tower or similar depending on availability)
  • Entrance to the Machu Picchu site
  • Bilingual Spanish-English professional guide (for other languages enquiries, please contact us in advance!)
  • Private campsites domes on the first night, with toilet and showers
  • High-quality camping equipment (Professional Tents Eureka! Timberline 4 or Doite Himalaya, for 2 people with mattresses).
  • Camping equipment, dining tent, kitchen, with tent shelters and toilets
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Please notify the agency in case of allergies or special diet such as vegetarian.
  • Muleteers and mules for transporting camping equipment and your personal belongings (maximum 7 kg/15lb per person)
  • Cook and kitchen equipment
  • Rescue horse (2 people)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Cold, boiled water during the all trek

Price Excludes

  • Ticket Entrance to Salkantay National Park (PEN 130)
  • Breakfast of the 1st day and lunch of the 4th day in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have one, you can rent one from our agency)
  • Bus down Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (cost $12.00USD). You can also descend on foot which takes about 1 hour.
  • Tips for the Guide
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Backpack with rain shelter
  • Sleeping bag
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants
  • Trekking shoes
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and Hot Springs)
  • Woollen or synthetic socks and a sweater
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts
  • Rain poncho and a hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag)
  • Flash light and batteries
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles
  • Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes - once gotten wet - won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change
Relevant Information

Traveling to Cusco should not be underestimated remember that the Inca Empire is 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), therefore, we recommend consulting your doctor about altitude pills and vaccines you may need.

  1. On Day 1 and Day 2 (from Marcoccasa to Chaullay), a team of muleteers and mules will carry all camping equipment, food and personal belongings (maximum 7 kg/15lb per person). On Day 3, your luggage will be sent by car to the Hydroelectric Train Station.
  2. Visit to Wayna Picchu: To climb Wayna Picchu or Montaña, you need to book months in advance. We take care of the reservation and guarantee your entrance for Wayna Picchu. Entrance costs an additional fee of $20.00USD.
  3. Tips: Porters, cooks and guides always appreciate tips for their services. The porters are also grateful for small donations of clothes and school supplies for their children.
  4. Student Card: For the $ 20.00 student discount, you must have a current ISIC student card with valid expiration dates and a photo when booking – not just when you arrive in Cusco! Please send a copy of your student card when booking, and bring the actual card with you.
  5. CANCELLATION: For any last-minute cancellation, the expenses already made by the agency will be at your expense.


We leave Cusco at 5:30am by private transport to reach Marcoccasa (3400m/11150f), and the village of Mollepata where we’ll have breakfast. There we’ll meet the muleteers, and begin hiking in a beautiful valley surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains, such as Nevado Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the towering peak of Salkantay. We’ll cross different valleys, seeing a bit of the life of local farmers, before reaching our first campsite in Soray Pampa (3900m/12795f). Our chef will await you with hot drinks, snacks, and dinner. The night will be cold due to the elevation.

Transport time:5 hours
Hiking time:6 – 7 hours
Climate:Mild during the day and cold at night
Altitude difference:Cusco (3400m) – Mollepata (2800m) – Marcoccasa (3400m) – Soray Pampa (3900m)
Optional: On the way to Soray Pampa, we strongly recommend making a 2-hour detour to see Humantay Lake and the snow-covered peak of Humantay. You’ll have to ascend from Soray Pampa (3900m/12800F) to Humantay (4220m/12800f).


After an early breakfast, we hike to Col du Salkantay (4600m/15090f), which offers an exceptional view of the snowy peak of Salkantay. This morning is the most challenging of the trek – and well worth it. We’ll take a break at the summit, weather-permitting. Then we’ll hike downhill through a different ecosystem with lush vegetation. We’ll arrive in Rayampata, our next campsite, for a snack and dinner. This night will be warmer than the previous one.

Hiking time: about 8 hours
Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Altitude difference: Soray Pampa (3900 m) – Salkantay pass (4600 m) – Chaullay (2950 m)


After breakfast, we walk 01 hour get Chaullay to continue to Lucmabamba (2000m/5651f),where we have our lunch before to take our car to Santa Teresa where we have time for the hot spring before to continue down to Hydroelectric train station (1950m/6398f), where you are able to take the train to Aguas Calientes town (2050m/6726f). Overnight in Hotel of Aguas Calientes town.

Climate: warm during the day with mosquitoes
Transport time: 1hour
Hiking time: 6 hours


We’ll leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30am, and ascend to Machu Picchu (2400m/7874) by tourist bus. We’ll arrive at the citadel around 6:00am to enjoy the sunrise. After a guided tour, including information about the life and customs of the Incas, you’ll have time to explore Machu Picchu, and climb Wayna Picchu if you have advanced reservations (2750m/9022f).
We’ll leave Aguas Calientes by train in the afternoon. While waiting for the train, you’ll have time for lunch and to soak in the natural springs before your departure.

Visiting time: from 6:00 am to 12:00pm
Transport time: 02 hours by train and 02 hours by bus to get Cusco
Altitude difference: Aguas Calientes (2005 m) – Machu Picchu (2400 m) – Cusco (3400 m)