Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights Trip

Book the Salkantay trek on 2024 and go off the beaten path to Machu Picchu during this Salkantay Trek 4 Days trip along the higher, and more scenic and less traveled Salkantay trekking route. Over the course of this 4 Days Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu trip, you’ll enjoy an incredible view of snow-capped Andean peaks, and cross a mountain pass at 15,255 ft (4,650 meters) before eventually descending back into the jungle landscapes at a lower altitude. Cap it all off with your final day at Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu, the unforgettable Lost City of the Incas.

Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: 2 nights camping, 1-night hotel in Machu Picchu town
Departure point: Cuzco
Transportation Bus & Train
Type of Trek Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological and Adventure
Max.elevation 4650 m / 15,090 ft (Salkantay Pass)
Group Size Min 02 and Max 8
Group service price US$ 590 – Secure Checkout PayPal  Pay Now!
  1. Day 1: Cuzco – Humantay Lagoon – Soraypampa Camp

    Be picked up between 4:40 am – 5:00 am and drive by tourist bus to Mollepata (2,900m) where you can stretch your legs and buy snacks. Continue by car to Challacancha where we will make final preparations and double check our equipment. Embark on a 3-hour walk that will take us to Soraypampa (3,920m) where you will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Hike up to Laguna de Humantay (approx. 1.5 hours each way) for more incredible views of the Andes Mountains and then return to camp for the night. The first campsite is located at 3,920m and is the highest and coldest campsite of the trip. Take some time to rest up, and enjoy your first night immersed in nature. Have dinner and go to sleep early. Meals: L,D
  2. Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay Camp

    This day we will have early breakfast at 6:00 am and begin a 4-hour walk to the highest pass on this Salkantay Trek (4,650m) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Humantay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible with a possibility of snow here. After a 2-hour downhill hike, a well-deserved lunch will be served at Huayracpampa, followed by another 3-hour trek to the campsite at Chaullay or Colcapampa as you near the beginning of the high jungle region at 2,900 meters. Meals: B,L,D
  3. Day 3: Chaullay – La Playa – Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes town

    After breakfast at 6:30 am, you will trek through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and a variety of little brooks. Pass through valleys and enjoy the views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. Have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and continue by car to Santa Teresa town. Then, drive to Hydroelectric Station (40 minutes) and hike for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes town. Meals: B,L,D
  4. Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu – Cuzco

    Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4.30 a.m and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am. Once at Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour around citadel of Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu. Then once finished you will have free time about 2 hrs to explore by yourselves the Citadel and take pictures. At 18:20 hrs or 19:00 hrs. You will catch your train from Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo takes about two hours and from there; a bus will drive you to San Francisco Plaza Cuzco. Note: Machu Picchu USA suggest to arrive at least 2 day ahead in Cuzco, that way you will get used to the high altitude and bring essential items ask your sales manager further details.
Pre-departure briefing and maps 1 day before to the departure Rentals: Sleeping bag –15ºC-comfort (0ºF). ($30)
Tourist transportation to the trailhead - Challacancha Rentals: Walking sticks  ($.20)
Official entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and Salkantay park Extra expenses: Lunch & dinner on the last day after visiting Machu Picchu
Certified English speaking tour guide Entrance to the hot springs $.4)
Masterchef and cooking equipment Optional Entrance to Huayna Picchu  ($90) per person
Camping gear: tent, mats,  and horses  Vista-dome  train  upgrade ($90) 18:10hrs
1 duffel bag where you can out maximum of 6 kg per person (including sleeping bag)  for 2 days Bus tickets  up and down Machu Picchu
Meals; 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinner   (available vegetarian food)
Basic first-aid kit including emergency oxygen
Perurail Train ticket (tourist class) Aguas Calientes town –  Ollantaytambo
Tourist bus transportation from Ollantaytambo –  San Francisco Plaza Cusco

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