5 Day Glamping Salkantay with Sky Lodge Small Dome (Backpacker)

Cusco, Perú

2 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16
5 Day Glamping Salkantay with Sky Lodge Small Dome (Backpacker)
Cusco, Perú

2 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16

About this trip

5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu By Glamping in Sky small Dome to Dome (Top-Selling) – Group Service. 

(Exploring Humantay Lake and Hiking on Original Inca Trail to LLactapata Incan Site) Where you will see Machupicchu. A great Alternative Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu by Hiking and glamping in Eco Sky Dome National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay trek as one for the 25 Best Treks in the World. Mount Salkantay (or Nevado Salkantay / Salcantay) is one of the most iconic mountains in the Cusco region and the highest mountain on the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Hikkers on the Salkantay trail spend a day approaching the mountain from the south and then another day in close proximity to the mountain as they scale the Salkantay Pass, which at 4,600m provides amazing views into the valley below. Salkantay trek of 4 days and 3 nights is a great adventure that will allow you to appreciate Andean and lush green mountains (Cloud forest), streams, rivers and hot springs that will help you relax your body after the physically taxing walk. You can also feel the temperature change along the hiking mountain paths of the tour of Salkantay. You can also enjoy some snow in one of the highest points of the road, 4,630 mts/15, 228 feet above sea level. Finally, the last day (the fifth day) you will enjoy the Grand tour of Machu Picchu City.

5 Day Salkantay Trek & Humantay Lake

STARTING POINT : Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am 
ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in cusco
HIKING DISTANCE: 60.5 km / 37.5 ml
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Salkantay Trek
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Challacancha (for our Passengers and staff) Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
ACCOMMODATIONS: 02 nights in Green Eco Sky Dome (Private Campsite of Domes at Soraypampa, Chaullay and Loreta La Playa), 01 Camping Tent & 1 night in the hotel (Aguas Calientes)
PORTERING/HORSEBACK SERVICE: 5 Kilos/10 Pounds Extra Portering service is included. We will provide you a duffel bag for your personal Stuff and (This will be carried by the porter or Horses), Water Bottle, Rain Poncho & Salkantay T-shirt at the briefing time
MEALS: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 3 tea times + wake-up teas
MACHUPICCHU: Machupicchu entrance fee Included.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa
  • Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracmachay – Chaullay 
  • Day 3: Chaullay – Lluscamayo – La Playa Loreta (Coffe Experience)
  • Day 4: La Playa Loreta – Lucmabamba – Llactapata incan site – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Why Choose Quechuas Expeditions?

  • We are 100% Peruvian Company (The Best Local Tour Operator)
  • We have the best top GUIDES in the Region
  • We have the best Cheffs/ Cooks 
  • We have our own private campsites SKY LODGE DOMES (And we work with responsability protecting the natural area) Exclusive Salkantay Campsites for our passengers only
  • We are a reliable and certified company
  • Small Groups and Memorable Lifetime Experiences 100% Guarantee
  • We have special Itinerary to avoid the crowds and so many surprises to make your SALKANTAY trip memorable!!!

5 Day Salkantay Trek Hilights

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Ecofriendly Sky Green Eco Domes located in private campsite at Soraypampa and Loreta Campsite. Best Campsites Along the the Salkantay Trek.
  • Day 1: Private Soraypampa Campsite at our Sky Small Dome
  • Day 2: Private Chaullay Campsite Sky Small Dome
  • Day 3: Private Loreta La Playa Campsite  Sky Small Dome
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Visit Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake
  • Hike the Original Inca Trail to LLactapata Incan site to see Machupicchu.
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Salkantay Snow Mountain
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) in elevation along the Salkantay Pass
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides
  • Hike one of National Geographic’s 25 “World’s Best Treks”
  • Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…
  • Please Note: For travellers who don’t have many days to hike, or for those who doesn’t feel fit enought to hike the Salkantay of 4 days. We have a great alternative salkantay trek and Humantay lake of 3 days conecting to machupicchu by train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes. or salkantay and humantay lake 2 days sleeping in our domes.

What’s included

  • Tourist Transportation
    Bus From Cusco to Challancha (Trailhead))
  • Briefing/Bilingual Guide
    Briefing of the trip a Night before. Guide Service for 5 Days
  • Accomodation
    03 Nights in Sky Small Domes
  • Meals
    04 Breakfast, 04 Lunches, 04 Dinners
  • Horses & Horsemen
    6 kilos allowance for passengers personal belongings as well as to carry all food & Equipment
  • Camping Equipment
    Glamping in Sky Small Domes & Sleeping Mats on all Night
  • Cook / Cheff
    A cook who is in charge of making the meals along the trek
  • Machupicchu entry fee
    Machupicchu Entrance fee and a guided visit on day 5
  • Train Return
    Train back ticket on day 5 after exploring Machupicchu city
  • Vegetarian Option
    Vegetarian/Vengan Food with no extra cost, send us your dietary requierments
  • Duffel Bag
    you will be provided a duffel at the briefing time a night before we leave. so you can pack your personal stuff
  • Survivor T-shirt
    Free “I survived” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)
  • Salkantay Entry
    Salkantay entrance fee it costs 20 soles
  • Breakfast day 1
    Breakfast day 1 we stop at Mollepata at a local restaurant
  • Lunch day 5
    you can have lunch in aguas calientes
  • Sleeping bag
    it can be rented from us. let us know
  • Walking Poles
    it can be rented from us. let us know
  • Day Backpack
    it can be rented from us. let us know

Available Packages

Salkantay Trek Returning by Train

If you choose a Train back you will return by train from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo and then bus back to cusco. train subject to availability

Deposit: $100
Salkantay Trek Returning by Bus

 If you choose a Bus back you will return by bus from Hidroelectrica Power station and drive back to cusco for 7 hours. you must be at 2:30pm at that station and walk by yourself 

Deposit: $100

Available options



Day 1
Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa


We pick you up from your hotel Between 4:30 a.m to 500 am to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and as Soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and the we will walk down to our best Sky Lodge Dome campsite of soraypampa.

Day 1: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Your Organizer

Quechuas Expeditions Peru
2 reviews
Quechuas Expeditions is a travel agency in cusco which its first objective is the conservation the Inca Culture and the ecological preservation of the planet. Our tours are extremely flexible according to what the client wishes to get out of his/her trip. They range regular between 4 to 8 days in length, but it can be extended for more days. Quechuas expeditions have professional multilingual guides (including the manager), local guides working as tour assistants who also participate in the expeditions, professional cooks


I would not recommend booking with this company. The Quechuas Expeditions website explicitly says "we NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here". However, that is the very first thing that happened. I was passed off to two different operators during my 4 day trip. We did not follow the itinerary at all. On the 2nd night, my guide from the first operator informed me that I would be changing lodges the following morning, a journey that took 5 hours and was not on the itinerary. Because I joined a different group, they were on a different schedule of activities, so I did some activities from my itinerary twice and others not at all. Finally, I learned that I paid 2-3x as much as others on my tour. I understand that booking in advance online costs more, but not that much more, especially because we did not even follow the itinerary that I paid for. It seems that for what I was charged, I could have stayed in a much nicer lodge and had a way better experience. The individual guides were qualified and nice, and I did go to the Chuncho clay lick which is what I was most looking forward to, so at least there is that.
By Sheridan W for 4 Day Upper Tambopata Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick and Sandoval Lake on 24 Nov, 2022
I like the scenery of this tour, but not with this company. The hike looks great to the campsite and also to the lake. Our guide was a very nice person and knowledgeable. On the other hand he was quiet and the tour didn't have a good structure. We didn't know what we were doing, or schedule, from start to finish. The stay was cool at first, nice view from the dome towards the mountain looks great, the dome was very warm inside during the day because of the sun. The internet is 10 soles extra per person. We hiked to the lake and it was amazing. Once back to the dome, it was cold and over night it got extremely cold. There was no hot water either at night or morning. No wonder the shower looks new. The power was in and out since the generator wasn't working properly. Then at a certain time the power was just out, overnight there was no light at all. The next day we just wanted to go back home since it was a bad night the day before. I wouldn't recommend this company. Please see if any other company has not water, heated domes, good guides. I don't recommend and I just want my money back. I usually give 4 stars for most businesses on google, yelp and other sites, but this one did not earn any.
By MIGUEL M for 2 Day Humantay & Salkantay with Glamping Sky Lodge Dome on 15 Oct, 2022