Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights

  • Inka Altitude 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 350,00 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: High
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 15,255 FT / 4,650 M
  • Inka Altitude 70 km

This trek is very famous for the variety of altitudinal beds crossed during the four-day tour. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu gives you an experience of amazing landscapes – snowcapped mountains, tropical areas, rainforest, grassland, and includes a unique coffee tour along the trek.


Salkantay Pass

Salkantay Pass

On the second day, enjoy the stunning mountains and arrive at Salkantay pass over 15,255 ft.

Tasty Food

Tasty Food

Be surprised by the incredible food during your hike and taste some local products.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Finish your trek in Aguas Calientes and stay overnight before exploring Machu Picchu.


Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights

Cusco - Soraypampa - Humantay lake

  • Breakfast and last tips from our guide to you.
  • 2 hours of fisrt hike  to lunch.
  • After lunch 1 hour to Humantay lake.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.

Soraypampa - Salkantay pass - Chaullay.

  • Breakfast and time to suncreme before starting out.
  • There 23 km between Chaullay and the next campsite.
  • Pass by local farmers lands.
  • Hot afternoon, good for shorts and t-shirts.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.

Chaullay - La Plata Sahuayaco - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

  • We have breakfast.
  • Start,  5 hourshike  approx.
  • Enjoy panoramic views and the hight jungle or rainforest.
  • You will have a lunch in LA PLAYA.
  • Take train to Aguas Calientes or walk 3 hours(OPTIONAL).
  • Settle into hotel.
  • Dinner and briefing for next day.

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

  • Early morning go up to Machu Picchu.
  • Take bus or walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy the tour guiding in Machu Picchu.
  • Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Return to Aguas Calientes by foot or by bus.
  • Take the train from Aguas Caliente to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
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Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa (SLEEP IN DOMES):

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco shortly after 4 a.m. to go by private van to Mollepata. This is a spectacular scenic drive through the Anta plains with beautiful and panoramic views across a vast plateau of the majestic Salkantay and other mountains covered with snow. Then marvel at the spectacular winding descent into the Valley of Apurimac River. After 2½ hours we stop in Mollepata to have breakfast and shop for last minute supplies. There will be time for leg-stretching or to use the bathrooms, before continuing to Challacancha. There we will meet with our support staff. They will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 8:30 a.m. we will start our trek toward Soraypampa (3900 meters above sea level) if we keep a regular pace we will take 3 hours approximately to reach Soraypampa for lunch at our first campsite. After lunch in the afternoon we have an option to go up to see Humantay Lake a glacial lake below the peak of Salkantay at (4200meters above sea level). This side tour takes 3 hours to hike back and forth from the camp. Alternatively, if we are moving at a slow pace; we will have lunch in Soraypampa. Either way our camp will be at Soraypampa. Sleeping tents will be ready and we will have a warm delicious dinner in the evening.


  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Soraypampa Camping DOMES.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3850 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2850 meters.
  • Temperature during day: 13ºC – 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 03ºC – 12ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 15 km approx.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay:

This day we leave Cusco early (about 4am) and drive for approximately 3 ½ hrs to Soraypampa where we will start the hardest day of the whole Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights. We will be walking 7.5km to the highest point of the trek, enjoying magnificent panoramas of snow-capped mountains on the way. Once we reach the top we will have spectacular views of the sacred mountain, Salkantay. At 6245 metres it is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region. After 2 hours downhill we will have our delicious lunch around 1:00 p.m. in Huayracmachay. Then we continue approximately 3 hours downhill to our camp in Chaullay or Collpapampa (2900 metres) where your tent will be ready and waiting for you with a bowl of hot water for washing up. Then there is time to rest, nap or write. Around 7 p.m. we will have happy hour, dinner. Then we’re off to bed and a well-earned sleep.


  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Chaullay Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4650 metres.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2920 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 15ºC – 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 10ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 22 km approx.

Day 2: Chaullay – La Playa – Lucmabamba :

Around 6.30am, we start with our breakfast before beginning our trek through the high jungle. We cross the Lluskamayo valley and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa (Sahuayaco) trekking about 6 hours. You will pass through wonderful landscapes and see waterfalls, rivers, beautiful plants and orchids. At La playa (Sahuayaco) we’ll have our lunch and the horses will go back to Mollepata. After lunch and another 30 minutes uphill you will reach our campsite at Lucmabamba. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy our coffee tour or, as an optional extra, take a local van to Santa Teresa to soak in the natural hot spring optional extra. At the end of the day we have our happy hour, dinner and then a briefing for the next day.


  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Lucmabamba Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2920 metres.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2156 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km approx.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco:

Early morning, after the breakfast at the Hotel, you will go up by walking or you can take the bus to Machu Picchu where you meet with our Tour Guide for a private introductory tour of the Citadel. For the next 2 hours you will learn of the history, the structure and the stories of this important World Wonder. Then you will have free time to take pictures, relax and explore Machu Picchu by yourself. If you have reserved a climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, our Tour Guide show you where you start.

After exploring Machu Picchu, you will walk or take a bus down to Aguas Calientes. There you will collect your luggage at the Hotel and board the train to Ollantaytambo. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to a van for a ride back to Cusco by van where you will be dropped off at your hotel or hostel.


  • Meals: breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 3410 metres.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2130 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 3 km approx.

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning  (we pick you up from where you are staying)
  • Private transportation to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek)
  • 1 Night sleep in our private DOMES
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. chairs and tables)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 5kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes(private room,hot shower, tv, wi fi)
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo (expedition service at  14:30 pm,18:45pm leaving from Aguas calientes)
  • Private transport back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • All meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available

Not included

  • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu or Montaña (if you take this entrance, it will be charged 65 USD to the original price)
  • Train tickets from Aobamba(Hidroelectric) to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu on day 3
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters  or transportation to get there
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack

Shared service price: $.350.00.

Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 12 – 19 People approx.)

Private service price: $.650.00. (based on two people)

Included all mentioned before

Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service

Departure day is according to passenger request

Price for bigger groups are according to group size

Do you need to book a Private tour? Book here.

What you should bring

  • Original passport
  • ISIC card( if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your  booking)
  • Insurance card optional
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet (for mosquitos)
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)

Important to know!

  • Once we have confirmed your reservation, it’s not possible to change the date of trek departure, and it’s forbidden to change the name or passport number on the permit.
  • Tour is not refundable or transferable or reschedulable.

Not appropriate for

  • People with any mobility problem
  • People with respiratory problems
  • People with mobility issues
  • People with a heart problem
  • People with respiration problems

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