Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

salkantay trek 4 days


The Salkantay trek represents an impressive experience that links us to Machu Picchu, offering panoramas composed of glaciers, mountains and the picturesque Humantay lagoon, surrounded by lush vegetation, making the journey one of the most beautiful.

Inca Trail Expeditions Peru proposes an experimental trek, an authentic connection between adventure and nature. Its objective is to depart from conventional tourist routes, avoiding superficial activities to immerse oneself in an immersive cultural environment.

This physical, cultural and spiritual journey is a unique experience that leads through the majestic Salkantay Sacred Trail to the legendary Machu Picchu. We will cross the highest snow-capped peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range until we reach Llactapata, located behind the Machu Picchu mountain. Finally, we will head to Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Thus, we will conclude this unique adventure that allows us to connect with nature, culture and history in an exceptional way.


salkantay trek to machu picchu 4 days


  • Briefing: The day before your excursion, a briefing session will be held at our facilities with your guide and other participants in your group. During this session, you will be provided with a duffel bag. If you are unable to attend in person, a virtual briefing will be arranged.
  • Round trip tourist transportation.
  • Return tourist train.
  • Consettur bus (ascent and descent).
  • Professional English and Spanish speaking guide on the Salkantay route.
  • Professional English and Spanish speaking guide in Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lagoon.
  • Entrance ticket to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • Private camping equipment.- We have facilities at our campsites, where all our equipment, including tables, chairs, cooking utensils, etc., is transported by our muleteers.
  • Private camping equipment.- We have facilities at our campsites, where all our equipment, including tables, chairs, cooking utensils, etc., is transported by our muleteers.
  • Night 1: you will stay at the Lodge del Cielo in the Soraypampa camp, located under the majestic presence of the Apus, the sacred mountains of Humantay and Salkantay. Enjoy the opportunity to contemplate the stars for as many hours as you wish thanks to the elegant glass roof in your accommodation!
  • Night 2: Experience our stay at Lodge del Cielo in Collpapampa camp. Rest in a comfortable bed with a quality camping mattress at no additional cost. The camp is nestled among the majestic sacred mountains.
  • Night 3: The hotel stay is incorporated and is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, specifically in the Casa de Luz, a lodge that offers amenities such as private bathroom, hot water, Wi-Fi connection and breakfast. Aguas Calientes is known as the town of Machu Picchu, and hotel costs may vary according to individual preferences and budget.
  • Note : Normally, there are usually no changes to campsites, cabins or hotels after confirmation. However, this situation could change due to government regulations, authorizations, unfavorable weather conditions or even the physical health of our visitors. Any adjustment in this regard by Inka Trail Expeditions Peru will be communicated in advance and in the shortest possible time.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • 1 duffel bag: You can put your personal luggage, up to (7 kgs / 14.02 lbs). Including your sleeping bag; This bag will be carried by our horses.
  • Mule / horse load: We will give you your duffel bag at your briefing the night before; to carry the things you will need. You will not have access to your duffel bag until you arrive at your overnight camp. On day 1, our mules / horses carry all camping equipment and your personal luggage allowance (7 kgs / 14.02 lbs). On day 2, your luggage will be transported by car or train to your destination until we arrive at Machu Picchu.
  • Professional trekking chef: A professional chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all your delicious meals throughout our journey on the trail to replenish your energy every day.
  • Meals:3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.

Not Include:

  • Trekking poles.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Meals:
    Day 1 - Breakfast in Mollepata
    Day 4 - Lunch and dinner in Cusco.
  • Additional income (Huayna Picchu - Machu Picchu Mountain).
  • Huayna Picchu trekking time (45 min).
  • Hiking time Machu Picchu Mountain (1.5 h).

  • Additional Costs or delays beyond our control such as: Natural disasters, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to passenger's health problems (suffering from a disease or health problem), pandemic, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.


Trekking Poles (PAR) 15 Includes rubber tips
Sleeping bag 25 -
Breakfast in Mollepata 10 -
Inexpensive lunch in Aguas Calientes. 15 -
Pack horse (weight 20kg) 90 Advance confirmation is required.
Saddle horse (for one person) 150 Advance confirmation is required.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu 60 Subject to availability.
07:00 am / 08:00 am / 09:00 am (private service).
10:00 am (group service)

what to bring?

  • Original passport.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • Jacket, hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts or T-shirts.
  • Comfortable pants.
  • Sun hat and Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottles.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Personal medications.
  • Camera.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Shorts.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Bandages and sandals.
  • Extra money.
  • Bathing suit.
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