Private Salkantay trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Perú

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48 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 12
Private Salkantay trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Pueblo, Perú

48 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

 The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the second most popular route to Machu Picchu, also the most challenging and adventurous tour we offer at TreXperience. You will be able to see the Humantay Lake, snow-capped mountains, the cloud forest, coffee farms and finish the trek at Machu Picchu.


Why book with TreXperience

*Travel with an authentic Local Tour Operator from Cusco city

*We are the only company that offers PACHAMANCA demonstration 

*We offer a real camping experience with tents and hot showers

*We camp at Llatapata on day 3, a mountain in front of Machu Picchu

*Support Social Project while traveling

*Come back to Cusco on the last days in the exclusive Panoramic trains


What’s included

  • Safety Briefing
    Held at our office at 6:00pm the day before the tour
  • Pick up and Drop off
    Form your Hotel
  • Transportation
    All included
  • Duffle bags
    For 7 kilos of personal stuff
  • Tour guides
    Local mountain guides
  • Team
    Chefs, Porters, horsemen
  • Pachamanca
    Cooking demonstration
  • Coffee Tour
    Visit organic coffee farms
  • Camping
    3-nights in a million star tent
  • Meals
    Using organic Products
  • Entrance fee
    Salkantay and Machu Picchu
  • Buses
    Up and down from Machu Pichu
  • Hotel
    3-star Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Train back to Cusco
    Exclusive Panoramic Train
  • Equipment
    Sleeping bags, Poles, and air mats
  • Meals
    Last day lunch
  • Mountain hikes
    Huayna Picchu & Montaña
  • Tips
    Optional

Available options

Sleeping bags
$20
Trekking poles
$15
Air mattress
$15
Machu Picchu Montaña
$75

Itinerary

Day 1: Humantay Lake
Cusco – Humantay Lake – SalkantayPampa (12km, 6hrs)

We will pick you up from your hotel located in Cusco and travel for 3 hours to the trailhead, located at 3800 mt, here we will have our first breakfast prepared by your trekking chef. After breakfast, we hike for 2 hours to Humantay Lake at 4200mts, Its then another 2 hours to Lunch, After lunch, we go for 2 more hours uphill to the basecamp at 4000 mt, located at the base of the Salkantay mountain.


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TreXperience
48 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco

Reviews

We had an amazing time on our 4 day inca trail hike. JJ was a great guide and the entire company worked incredibly hard to make us feel comfortable. Would fully recommend this trip.
By Aaron A for 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 15 May, 2022
Alex our guide was amazing! He tailored the trek to our needs and interests. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
By Jyoti P for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days on 11 May, 2022
First-time Peru travellers, we were drawn to Trexperience because of their good reviews and because they’re locally-owned. We went with the 2D/1N camping option because we wanted the hiking experience but because we were also unsure of the physical toll (recently-problematic knee) of the 4-day trek. As it turns out, the 2D/1N hiking experience is very doable (12km on a mostly gradual ascent). Makes me want to come back for the 4D trek! Good up-front communication with the details of the trip clearly laid out in English. Our guide, Sonya, was fantastic. Warm, friendly, and all-knowing with respect to Inca history. The pace was easy, as was the conversation along the way. For people trying to decide between the camping option and the slightly cheaper hotel option, the difference - as far as I can make out - is that the camping option means travelling with porters who lay out mind-blowing & stomach-filling spreads along the way (2B, 1L, 1D). It was far more lavish than we imagined and made us wonder how we’d be able to continue hiking with such full stomachs! We’re normally accustomed to a ‘pack your own lunch’ approach to hiking. The camping location is at the valley bottom alongside the sacred Urubamba River. Tents, sleeping bags, deluxe mattresses all provided. It was pretty cool waking up to coca tea and a vertical view up through the clouds to Machu Picchu high above. Short walk back to nearby Aguas Calientes to catch the bus back up to Machu Picchu. You definitely want to arrive early (and we did) because the crowds filing their way through Machu Picchu can get quite long. One of the things we really appreciated about this package was that we got to see Machu Picchu twice, once at the end of the first day (at the end of the Inca Trail) and once more the second day when we had ample time (2-3hrs) to leisurely explore the site. This worked out to our advantage because the first day was sunny and clear while the second day was misty (and mysterious). Truly, the best of both experiences. Another thing we really enjoyed about the 2D option was that it was a very personal experience. Given the popularity of the 4-day trek, the groups can get large (a dozen or so?). For the 2D trek, it was just the two of us and our guide. There was room for more, but we were the only ones that day. Same for the next trek after us. The result was a very personalized experience. We set our own pace, stopped when we wanted, and had easy, direct access to our guide, Sonya. It felt like a private tour even though we didn’t pay for one. The only reason I didn’t give this 5/5 stars (apart from being a hard marker!) is that there were a few (very) minor hiccups with some logistical pieces that Sonya and the porters were adeptly able to manage in the moment. Overall, we felt like we were in very good hands from start to finish. I recommend Trexperience and would definitely consider using them again if/when we return for the 4-day trek. For context, we’re a father-son travel duo, ages 50 & 18. We both exercise regularly and enjoy being outdoors. All aspects of the trip were within our physical limits and comfort level.
By Adam C for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 09 May, 2022
We took the luxury inca trail trek with Trexperience mid April 2022. We always try to search for a local operator based on fellow travellers reviews. It was rather easy in the case of Trexperience as they seem to benefit from numerous positive reviews on the web and they were one of the few companies able also to offer a more pampering version of the treck with better food, tents, beds, shower/wc. The owner Carlos was responsive, informative, reliable and professional from start to finish and the team that helped us through the trek was great. I especially wish to mention Miguel, the guide, who was knolwgeable, helpful and supportive, responsible and more than anything, a great guy to have next to you on such a jurney. The trek was amazing and the views are unforgetable. I can wholeheqrtedly reccomend Trexxperience and take this opportunity to thank them again.
By gil m for Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5D/4N on 08 May, 2022
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Thanks to Carlos Ccolcca, we have lived a wonderful experience. He helped us to recognize and see hummingbirds. The staff was good and brave to carry on stuff. The cook was very good. An amazing time.
By Jean-Sébastien B for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 07 May, 2022
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By Christopher N on 31 Mar, 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020