5 Day Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The amazing Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is one of the famous treks in Cusco and the best alternative route to get to Machu Picchu. You will experience untouched natural beauty as you hike through the Andean mountains worshiped by the Incas. This trek will tread through varied terrain, experiencing 15 unique ecosystems, and changing altitudes. If you are thinking to do a hiking trip to Machu Picchu and you want to be off-the-beaten-path and back in touch with nature then this 5 day Salkantay trek is the absolute best option.

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • English speaking official guide
    • Camping equipment
    • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
    • Horses to carry luggages
    • Trekking Chef
    • Medical kit
    • Train tickets
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast (4)
    • Lunch (4)
    • Dinner (4)
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Free to Salkantay Trail (USD 3.50)
    • Huayna Picchu (USD 25) – Booked in advance
    • Machu Picchu Mountain (USD 25) – Booked in advance
    • Sleeping bag (rentals offered)
    • Walking sticks (rentals offered)
    • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (USD 12 each way)
    • Transport to the Hot Spring in Santa Teresa
    • Cocalmayo Hot Springs (10 PEN)
    • Zip-line adventure

  • You will be hiking 75 km and reaching the famous Apacheta pass 4621m, the highest point of the Salkantay trek. Enjoy incredible views while hiking from Mollepata town to Soraypampa base camp sitting at the edge of the Humantay mountain. You will hike up to the highest point and enjoy the outstanding snow-capped Salkantay mountain towering above you. Continuing on to Santa Teresa, unwind in the healing natural hot springs before your next hike to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu.

    Reaching Aguas Calientes you will be able to relax at your hotel and get some beauty rest for the next days sightseeing. You will be one of the first one visiting Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary to enjoy the mystical Machu Picchu in all its glory as the sun rises behind the ruins.

    Stop At:

    • Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    • Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    • Salkantay Trail, Peru
    • Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
    • Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, 4 Km from Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa Peru
  • Departure Point :
    Plazoleta Regocijo, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our pick ups are from well-known accommodations that have easy access for our transport team. Alternatively, we may arrange the night before at the briefing to meet out transport team at the agreed time at some other nearby and easy location. (For example: At our main Office, Ukukus Hostel, main plaza of Cusco etc.)
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Ukukus Travel***

Activity ID: V-206667P3

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