Salkantay Machupicchu Trek 5 days

  • Shared tour
  • Small group
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The Salkantay trek to Machupicchu is an alternative to the Inca Trail and considered by most to be the best alternative route (and maybe even better!). This magnificent trail is perfect for adventurers who like to become personally integrated in changing ecosystem from one day to the next. You will walk through sweeping, magical landscapes of a snowy mountain paradiseto a tropical jungle where you will find a wide range of animals and medicinal plants and flowers varieties.

Day 1 Cusco - Molepaata - Soraypampa (Humantay Lake)

Walking Distane. 12 kms / 7.45 miles

Starting Elevation: 3350 meters asl / 10990 feet asl

Highest Elevation: 4600 meters asl / 15091 feet asl

Campsite Elevation: 3920 meters asl / 12861 feet asl

Difficulty: Moderate

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (plus snack and afternoom tea time)

Accommodation: Camping Tent

Adventure: Moderate - High (Especially the trek to Humantay Lake)

Day 2 Soraypamp - Salkanay Pass - Huayracmachay - Chaullay

Walking Distance: 22 km / 13.7 miles

Starting Elevation: 3900 meters asl / 12467 feet asl

Campsite Elevation: 2750 meters asl / 9022 feet asl

Maximum Altitude: 4650 meters asl / 15255 feet asl

Difficulty: Challenging

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ( Plus snack and afternoom Tea time )

Accommodaion: Camping Tent

Adventure: Absolutely, 100%! The raw and breath - taking beauty of this day's hike along with its challenging nature will quench any wanderlust you've been trying to cure

Day 3 Chaullay - Colpampa - La Playa

Walking Distance: 18 kms / 11.2 miles

Starting Elevation: 2750 meters asl / 9022 feet asl

Campasite Elevation: 2400 meters asl / 7874 feet asl

Difficulty: Easy

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ( Plus snack and afternoom Tee time )

Accommodation: Camping Tent

Adventure: Absolutely ! You will be in the middle of the tropical forest You have dreamt about

Day 4 La Playa - Aguas Calientes

Walking Distance: 09 kms / 5.6 miles

Starting Elevation: 2000 meters asl / 6561 fet asl

Difficulty: Easy

Campsite: Hostal

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5 Machupicchu - Huaynapicchu

Activity Overview: Touring Machupicchu with climbing Huaynapicchu

Activity Level: Touring: Easy

Hike: Strenuous

Activity Lengh: 2 - 3 hrs exploring and 3 hr climb Huaynapicchu

14.55 p.m. train back to Cusco

What's included

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  • Information briefing before your trek
  • Transport Cusco to Mollepata
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Hot drinks in the evenings and with meals
  • Mules to carry 5 kgs of personal equipment
  • Transportation La Playa - Santa Teresa
  • Entrance to Machupicchu & Huaynapicchu
  • 2-3 hrs guide to Machupicchu
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo train station then bus to Cusco
  • Spanish - English guide spoken
  • Double occupancy tents
  • Sleeping Mats and Sleeping Bag
  • Cook and Dining Tent
  • 1 night hostal in Aguas Calientes


  • Phone call
  • Personal expenses
  • Bevarage
  • Tips


Available in

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
(Spanish - English - German - Italian and Japanese)

Available for

Students, Adults, Children

Departure & Return

Start city: Cusco , Cusco, Peru

Pick up times available: 05:00

Pick up location: Your hotel in Cusco

Ends at: Your hotel in Cusco

Nearest airport: Cusco Airport

Eco Features:

  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $550 per person