Classic Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Classic Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days
Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip


Salkantay Trekking to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible alternative hikes, Recently named one of the best 25 treks in the world. Our unique Salkantay Trekking 4 days 3 nights will take you hiking off the beaten path to Machu Picchu. 

Salkantay Trekking is one of the most popular tours to Machu Picchu; this trek will take from the high cold mountains of the Andes to the warm valleys of the cloud forest. Making this journey a memorable experience!! During this 4-day tour, you'll be able to see the second highest peak of Cusco in the Cordillera of Vilcabamba, Humantay lake, fruit plantations, coffee farms, hike Inca Trails, visit Llaqtapata, and finally arrive at Machu Picchu.


  • Duration: 5 days 4 nights
  • Total Distance: 60 km - 37.2 miles 
  • From: Cusco to Cusco (Door to door service)
  • Age Range:10 to 65
  • Season: From March to January
  • Depart: Soraypampa
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Highlights of the Salkantay Trekking

  •  Explore one of the most beautiful treks in the world
  •  Hike along the cordillera of Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu
  •  Get off the beaten path and explore less-visited sites
  •  Beat the crowds at Machu Picchu
  •   Support  Social projects while traveling with us

Day by day summary of the Salkantay Trekking

Day 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake – Salkantaypampa.- Depart from Cusco at 4:30 am and transfer to Soraypampa to begin the Salkantay Trekking. After breakfast, enjoy the 6-hike visiting Humantay Lake and stunning views of the mountains. Camp under the stars near the base of  Salkantay mountain at 4000 m.

Day 2: Basecamp -Salkantay Pass – Collpapampa.- Rise early with a cup of coffee and get ready to set out on the most challenging day of the Salkantay Trekking. Start hiking for 2 hours to the highest point of our trip, the Salkantay Pass (4630 m /15190 ft), and take some time to enjoy the spectacular vistas. From here, descend for 6 hours to Collpampa (2800 m / 9186 ft).

Day 3: Collpapampa – Hidroelectica- Aguas Calientes.- After breakfast, start a 3 -hour hike along with the lush vegetation of the cloud forest. Upon arrival at the lunch Place at Lucmabamba, you'll participate in a Pachamanca cooking (underground barbecue), then visit a local coffee farm. After lunch, continue hiking along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Machu Picchu (Beat the crowds!) - Cusco.- Wake up early and take the first buses to explore the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, named one of the world's new seven wonders. You'll spend all morning exploring the buildings, temples, and palaces. Later in teh afternoon, take the Vistadome panoramic train back to Cusco, arrival time at 7.30 pm.

Included in the Salkantay Trekking

  • The pre-departure briefing held the day before of the tour
  • Pick up on the first from your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Second tour guide for group 9+
  • Trekking Chef to prepare fresh meals
  • Duffle bag for up to 7 kilos of your stuff.
  • Cargo mules to carry equipment and food
  • Camping equipment (Dining tents, tables, chairs)
  • Porta potties and showers
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank, satellite phones
  • All meals included except last day lunch
  • Thick foam mattress, pillows, hot water bags
  • Entrance ticket Salkantay and Humantay
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu 
  • Two nights camping with comfortable equipment
  • One night hotel in Aguas Calientes (3-stars)
  • Up and down bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome Panoramic train back to Cusco
  • All taxes included

Not Included in the Salkantay Trekking

  • Sleeping bag, air mattress, trekking poles (can be hired)
  • Huayna Picchu mountain tickets
  • Machu Picchu mountain tickets (Different to Machu Picchu citadel)
  • Last day lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for your trekking team (optional)
  • Travel insurance (highly recomended)

Optional hikes after Machu Picchu guided tour:

Huayna Picchu Mountain - You need to book in advance; the walk takes 2 hours round trip, teh cost is $75 extra per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain - You need to book in advance; the hikes take 3.5 hours round trip, teh cost is $75 extra per person.

Available Packages

Group Service
Deposit: $200
Private Service
Deposit: $200

Available options

Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Air Mattresses
Huayna Picchu Mountain
Montaña Machu Picchu
Vistadome train upgrade

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