Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Machupicchu, Perú

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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Machupicchu, Perú


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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

 Overview:
Hike the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu, stay in the less crowded campsites, a camp for 1 night on a mountain in front of Machu Picchu. Our premium treks include Pachamanca, coffee tours, and Panoramic Trains. 

Highlights:

  • Travel with a local trekking expert from Cusco
  • PACHAMANCA barbecue & Cooking lessons
  • Authentic camping experience with tents and hot showers
  • Camp at Llatapata on day 3, a mountain in front of Machu Picchu
  • Return the panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake – SalkantayPampa (16km, 8hrs)

  • Pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4.30 am
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Visit Humantay Lake & camp next to Salkantay Mountain.
  • Camping with comfortable tents at 3900m 

Day 2: SalkantayPampa -Hayrajpunku – Collpapampa (18km, 9hrs)

  • Wake up tea or coffee in your tent
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Conquer Salkantay Pass, hike into the cloud forest
  • Camping with comfortable tents at 2800m 

Day 3: Collpapampa – Lucmabamba – Llactapata (16km, 8hrs)

  • Wake up tea or coffee in your tent
  • Visit coffee farms at Lucmabamba
  • Pachamanca Barbecue and cooking lessons
  • Camping on a mountain in front of Machu Picchu

Day 4: Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes (14km, 6hrs) 

  • Wake up tea or coffee in your tent
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner
  • Visit Mandor Gardens & hike around Huayna Picchu 
  • 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 5: Machu Picchu (Beat the crowds!) – 4hrs

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Machu Picchu early morning tour
  • Panoramic train to return (arrival - 7.30 pm to 8:pm)

Included:

  • Safety briefing the day before the tour at 6:00 pm
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of the tour
  • All transportation during the duration of the trek
  • Duffle bag up to 8 kilos for your stuff carried by horses
  • Professional, highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experience chefs, porters, and horsemen
  • Pachamanca barbecue and cooking lessons
  • Organic coffee farms tour
  • 3 nights camping with comfortable equipment
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • All meals during the trek with local ingredients
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay and Machu Picchu
  • Buses up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Panoramic Exclusive train to come back to Cusco
  • First Aid Kit, Oxygen tank, Satellite phones
  • Private toilets, hot showers
  • All taxes and booking fees included

 Not Included

  • Last day Lunch
  • Sleeping bags, air mattresses, or trekking poles
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña entrances
  • Tips for porters, chefs, guides

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