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Salkantay Trek 5 days

Salkantay Trek 5 days

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Salkantay Trek 5 days

Duration: 5 days

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Salkantay Trek 5 days

  • Cusco (transportation by bus to Mollepata at 4:30 a.m.)
  • Cusco at 10:00 pm (transfer by bus from Ollantaytambo)
    Included in the tour
  • Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machupicchu
  • 03 night accommodation in Camps (Soraypampa, Chaullay, Santa tereza)
  • 5 KLS to load on the mule
  • 2-seater tent
  • Oxygen bottles and first aid kit
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Bilingual guided tour:
  • Professional guide during the 5 days

  • Guided tour for two hours in the citadel of Machu Picchu

  • Transfers:
  • Transfer by regular bus from Cusco to challacancha
  • Transfer back in tren (EXPEDITION | VOYAGER) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo station to the center of Cusco
  • Feeding:
  • 04 Lunches, 04 Breakfasts and 04 Dinners
  • Buffet breakfast on the second day before heading to Machu Picchu
    Not included
  • Round trip transfer by bus from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • First breakfast in Mollepata
  • Last lunch after visiting the citadel
  • Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon
  • Sleeping bag
  • Entrance to the hot springs (Cocalmayo)
    Languages in which the tour is offered
  • Spanish and English
    Tour Extras
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (additional zone) - $ 20
  • Huayna Picchu (additional zone) - $ 20
  • Vistadome train | 360º - Return - $ 40
  • Hidro Train to Aguas Calientes - $ 35
  • Bus Up and Down to Machupicchu - $ 24
  • Buffet lunch in Machupicchu - $ 40
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes - $ 40 to $ 60
  • Private Service - $ 100
  • Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon - 3$
  • Sleeping bag - 20$
  • Entrance to the hot springs (Cocalmayo) - 3$
    About the tour
  • Keep in mind that the income to the Machupicchu Citadel they are possible in that they vary in their entrance schedule since it has 6 different schedules.

Short description:

On this 5-day tour that is one of the most impressive treks in Cusco. This great walk will allow us to see incredible landscapes, imposing snowy peaks, waterfalls, rivers and small towns, it is nature in its purest form. This hiking route is ideal for those who want to reach Machu Picchu by a different and authentic path, approaching Andean communities and away from noise. All this makes this Salkantay Trek the perfect alternative to the Inca Trail.

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Cuzco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

Initial elevation - 3320 m Highest elevation: 4200 m Camping site elevation: 3900 m Difficulty: Moderate

Around 4:30 a.m. we will be picked up at our accommodation in Cuzco to head for Mollepata, which is 2900 meters high. There we will have breakfast and at the end we will go to Marcocasa, population from which we will begin our walk until we reach Soraypampa, where we will have our lunch.

After lunch we will continue to the beautiful Humantay Lagoon, there we will enjoy incredible views of the lagoon with the snow in the background, creating a landscape that is considered one of the most beautiful of the Andes. We will return to the Soraypampa camp where we will have dinner and rest until the next morning.


Soraypampa - Soyrococha – Huayracmachay – Colpapampa

Walking distance - 19 Km Initial elevation - 3900 m Highest elevation: 4615 m Camping site elevation: 2800 m Difficulty: Difficult

Today we will get up early and after breakfast we will begin the ascent to the Salkantay pass, which is located at 4750 meters above sea level, the highest point of the entire route, from where we can observe the beautiful valleys and the imposing snowy peaks. Then we will begin our descent to the town of Huayracmachay where we will have time to eat and regain strength to continue to our camp in Colpapampa, where we will have dinner and spend the night.


Colpapampa – Playa Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo

Walking distance - 12 Km Initial elevation - 2800 m Highest elevation: 2800 m Camping site elevation: 1560 m Difficulty: Moderate

After breakfast early we will begin the descent hike, changing from a high Andean landscape to what is known as jungle eyebrow, to a more temperate climate. During the tour we will see very beautiful landscapes, in addition to more tropical flora such as orchids, begonias and different bird species.

We will arrive to Sahuayaco where we will stop to eat, rest for a while and then a private bus will take us to Santa Teresa, where we will spend the night. Those who wish may go to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo.


Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes

Walking distance - 12 Km Initial elevation - 1560 m Highest elevation: 2000 m Camping site elevation: 2000 m Difficulty: Moderate

After breakfast we will start the 3-hour walk that will take us to the Hydroelectric. There we will eat and after a short rest we will continue on foot for another 3 hours following the train line until we reach Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner. We will go to bed early because the next day one of the most special moments of our tour, the imposing fortress of Machu Picchu, awaits us.


Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Walking distance - 6 Km Initial elevation - 2000 m Highest elevation: 2400 m Difficulty: Moderate

Today we will get up very early (5 am) to start the fifth and final day of the trek to Salkantay with a walk of approximately 1 hour and a half to Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the citadel, after which we will have free time to explore it on our own and be able to calmly see the historic citadel.

At the end of the visit we will return to Aguas Calientes (if you want you can return by bus to avoid the walk, buying the ticket there for 12 usd per way), we will have time to eat and take the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo, where we will be waiting our transport that will take us to Cusco. 

Salkantay Trek 5 days

5 days from 330$

Languages in which the tour is offered

Spanish and English

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What do you have to wear

Keep in mind that Aguas Calientes is 1000 meters away less altitude compared to Cuzco and that the weather varies depending on of the time of the year, especially in the rainy season. How is a variable climate we recommend carrying:

  • One Medium Backpack, 25 LT Maximum
  • Original passport or ID
  • University Card, if the reservation were as a Student
  • Extra Money in Soles (Approximate S/.200.00)
  • Photographic camera
  • Rain jacket
  • A pair of pants
  • Comfortable shoe of sport preference
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bath linen and towel (for hot springs of Aguas Calientes) / Optional
  • The first personal Aid

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation or changes to this excursion:

CHANGES: Any change in the tour date must be made before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 30 days before the Tour begins and an administrative fee of 60% will also apply. After this time a 100% fee applies. Subject to availability.

Absences and Cancellations:

If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 30 days before the Tour begins, an administrative fee of 60% will apply. After that time, there is a 100% charge for absence without notice or cancellation. For cancellations or changes to your tour, please send an email to info@hakutravel.com


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