Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days

Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days
Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

This trek will take you beyond what you ever thought could be a part of your Inca Trail experience. The incredibly varied landscapes include icy glaciers, lush tropical forests and the remnants of the Inca culture, which will give you an insight on the ancient mountainside lifestyle. 

The Apu Salkantay  (Apu = mountain god) mountain is a sacred mountain of the Vilcabamba mountain range, which is located south of the Citadel of Machu Picchu and it is the tallest peak with 6,264 meters (20,551 ft) above sea level.

Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round except February:

  • Day 1 - Mollepata to Soraypampa
  • Day 2 - Continue to Huayracmachay and Chaullay

  • Day 3 - Continue to Sahuayaco and Santa Teresa

  • Day 4 - Hydroelectric zone, historical sanctuary, Aguas Calientes

  • Day 5 - 2 hour walking tour of Machu Picchu, hike to Huayna Picchu, bus back to Cusco

Our trek tour has been designed specifically to ensure everyone has a great time, regardless of their age, experience or fitness level. The best time to do this trek is during the dry season, from April to October.

Included in this trip:

  • All transportation and transfers
  • Professional English/Spanish guide

  • Camping equipment
  • Meals

  • Cook, horses to carry gear

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • 1 night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes

 *Group size 2-10 

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Let Conquer Peru take you to the country's most popular destinations and immerse you in the diversity and beauty of a Latin America gem. Whether you want an authentic cultural trip, an active adventurous experience, or something in between, we provide the expertise for a memorable vacation. Popular adventures include hiking the Inca Trail, sandboarding in the dessert, zip-lining through rainforest and canoeing in the Amazon.