Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu - 05D / 04N

Hiking (or trekking) it can be defined as a non-competitive sport that involves walking independently, usually on foot, generally isolated places with transit difficulty such as mountainous areas or remote locations without trails. Trek is an anglicized originated in South Africa and is used to describe the realization of a long and complicated journey. It is a word that began to be used in the eighties by mountaineers who traveled to the Himalayas or the Andes to define the long marches closer to the base of the mountains they thought up.
In Peru we have a variety of mountainous terrain and part of the Andes and diverse systems Inca road which was built by the last Andean civilization roads that rise from the plain through mountains with snow to go into the dense jungle Amazon. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 05D / 04N.
New and surprising! If you missed the Inca Trail? Do not miss this adventure! Come and enjoy this adventure, Salkantay! (Wild Mountain) a mountain plays a very important role in terms of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu... this way makes you enjoy the wonder of the world from a different perspective. Valleys, meadows, glaciers, forests and cloud forests.
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Starting altitude - 2900 9515 m.
Higher altitude - 4650 15.200 m
Total distance - 60.5 km / 37.5 miles
Longest Day - Day 2, approximately 21 kilometers / 13 miles
Coldest night - 1st around 0 degrees Celsius
Difficulty - difficult / Moderate

Difficulty level depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.


We pick you up from your hotel and will travel by bus about 03 hours to Mollepata (2.700.msnm) where we have a technique for breakfast and to use the toilets and do the last shopping this place where we will continue to markocasa begin our walk, about 5 hours by a beautiful path that will lead us to Soraypampa (3.800.msnm camp) for lunch with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120 m and Salkantay; 6271.msnm) afternoon visit the lagoon close to Humantay camp. Overnight.

Meals: Lunch - tea - dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum altitude: 2700 m
Maximum altitude: 3850 m
Distance: 11km / 9miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate


This wake up very early as it is the most difficult day of this trip will be our breakfast at 5.30 am and start our hike at 06.00. Am, about 3 hours walk uphill to reach the pass of Salkantay (4650 m / 15,200 ft) located halfway between two huge mountains; Salkantay Tucarhuay right and left. From the pass, they are amazing views of the snow capped mountains. Snow is possible here. After a break, we will continue our walk (downhill) through the mountains of rock to Huayracpampa (4.000msnm) for lunch. After lunch we continue to walk through cloud forest area with diverse flora and fauna, where the guide will explain it to reach our second camp, Chaullay (3000m / 9800 ft).

Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum altitude: 2920 m
Maximum altitude: 4650 m
Distance: 21km / 13.5 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficult: challenge


After breakfast, at 6: 30 am, we started the walk and continue through the upper forest across the river from Lluskamayo and a variety of small streams to reach the beach, stop for lunch. After lunch we have included a local transport to continue to the town of Santa Teresa camp site through fields of tropical fruits and plants in the area to reach the camp Santa Teresa (1500m / 4905ft) with warm weather. After a break we go to the hot springs of Santa Teresa that are highly recommended after this hike (optional)

Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum altitude: 1500 m
Maximum altitude: 3000m
Distance: 16km / 10 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Moderate


This day we got up at because we have many options, which your guide will explain the night before we leave our camp and start walking across the bridge of the river Santa Teresa and follow the road for about 03 hours on a path dry and arid to reach Machu Picchu hydroelectric .in this place have 2 options to continue to Aguas Calientes (train service $ 28 optional) and walking, we recommend walking this stretch because it is very beautiful and you can see the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the top of the mountain. In warm waters have included the hostel accommodation is made according to the book (as suggested by the company)

Meals: Breakfast - lunch - tea - dinner
Lodging: Hotel
Minimum altitude: 1500 m
Maximum altitude: 2040 m
Distance: 18km / 12 miles
Time: about 7h
Difficulty: Moderate


We will have breakfast at the hotel and then go to the bus station and can board the first bus in the direction of the city, approximately 25 minutes by a zigzag path to reach the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. The guide will offer a visit (about 2 hours) and after that, you have free time to explore the city and if you still have energy, you can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain (2720m). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. To return to Aguas Calientes have 2 options, walking or bus (optional) where you will meet your guide back for lunch and receive his train ticket to return to the city of Cusco.

The train service that includes all the tours (the Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco. * If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes you have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and change the return train service,


Meals: Breakfast
Maximum height: 2, 440m
Difficulty: Easy.


  • Professional guide, bilingual
  • Collection hotel
  • Return transportation (bus to the start of the route and tourist train to Ollanta)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu - Huaynapicchu / Machu Picchu (optional)
  • * 4 snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn), 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners (breakfast on day 1 and dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes are not included)
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Cook
  • Tents for 2 people
  • Sleeping mats
  • Horsemen and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment and up to 07 kilos of belongings of the tourists)
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid box
* Vegetarian diet available.
** Train included in all tours is (Expedition Ollanta service) will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earlier train you could take is the 14: and being the last train at 21: 50.Pacha Expeditions, arrange transportation to Cusco (by taxi or bus).
Note: train schedules are subject to depending on Peru rail on schedule and availability changes. The train can be changed to Vista dome (bigger than the expedition train windows) with an increase in price.

  • Original passport and student card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Coat
  • Hat and gloves comfortable pants shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen factor 50
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Personal Medication
  • Camera and battery.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Shorts
  • Cane
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Flips flops
  • Extra money
  • Swimsuit for hot springs in Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes - not included in price.
  • Sleeping bag-5 season ($ 20)
  • Canes ($ 10)
  • Small day backpack ($ 15)
  • Single tent. $.25

"We explored Native places in the Andes."

We operate our own programs, we have a highly qualified for the job, offer a private and personalized service. Our tours are designed for the most demanding tourists have a proper camping equipment for each zone, as the Andes, offer a variety of climates and microclimates.

Our Guides: They are educated professionals at the National University of Cusco and institutes are native language, Quechua and Spanish and the specialists working languages: English, French, Italian, German, Portugués... etc.

Our Cooks: They are professionals with research institutes cuisine in the city and are trained annually in Peru and Andean cuisine of Novo, which is revolutionizing the world.

Our food: it is varied and rich in quantity and quality, we use products from our region, and often the places where we work to support local people. During our travels we offer, varied breakfasts, lunches or dinners with nutrition that the Pacha Mama gives us, for our tourists enjoy the local cuisine. The support staff. Are people in the areas, where Pacha Expeditions works. And we provide work and employment opportunities to the local community, provide support for school children and adults

Our camping equipment: we have a proper camping equipment for all the different geographical areas of our Andes, sleeping bags feather and synthetic, inflables.etc mattresses.

We develop a responsible and sustainable work: in each of the locations and routes where it operates Pacha Adventure Expeditions, protect nature and the environment in general for future generations.


The concept of responsible tourism refers to a specific niche market comprising various forms of tourism characterized by sustainability principles consciously raise and / or aim at generating profits for local societies and ecosystems. Responsible tourism is to generate and promote tourist offers small format (unlike mass tourism) This concept of responsible tourism has generated the interest of the business sector.

Seven years ago I undertook this adventure, to launch a different travel agency. Convinced that tourism is a means of unity and understanding between different peoples and cultures, Salkantay Expeditions. We are committed to the principles of Responsible Tourism as the best way to travel.

  • Preservation of the environment
  • The beauty and diversity of Peru is impressive - we want to continue, protecting and spreading the wonder of our country.
  • In all our travels, we have a policy of cleanliness that must be respected by all our employees and tourists, not dirty places to visit.
  • Use the proper fuel for the preparation of our food and not harm the environment.
  • Ensure proper use of pollutants to keep clean rivers, lakes and nature in general.
  • Prohibit deforestation and to fire and prevent others from doing so.
  • Avoid activities that threaten wildlife, or may be potentially damaging to our natural environment


Sustainable tourism or sustainable tourism is a form of tourism that follows the principles of sustainability. Sustainable tourism is committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture industry, while helping to generate income and employment for local people.
Solidarity tourism is understood as a form of travel that is based on respect for travelers to people and places visited by a deeper reality of the country and a positive cultural exchange between the two sides approach. In addition to contributing to the economic development of the area with the accommodation managed by the community places, consuming fair trade products and visiting and working in solidarity projects that are carried out there. In short, a way of traveling that have a positive impact on the communities they visit and the traveler himself.
In organizing all our tours, we incorporate the universal principle of tourism; protect the environment and benefit the community and local culture. Therefore Expeditions Salkantay. Jobs for the local population is created; porters, cooks, porters, guides. We provide educational support for children in communities.


Salkantay Expeditions, committed to welfare and employment for the local population and ensuring the benefits of tourism for all and not just a social class company, the help offered by Salkantay Expeditions to remote communities City Cusco where we do different campaigns for children and adults.
We work all year and part of our savings are assigned to carry this helps communities to support education, health, infrastructure (Javier Mendoza Zarate Guide and Administrator Salkantay Expeditions) Thank you for your trust and we appreciate your trust in our project)



Total Duration: 05D / 04 N
Destination: MACHU PICCHU
Difficulty Level: EASY
Trip Category: TREK