Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

salkantay trek to machupicchu 3 days


This Salkantay trek offers a spectacular experience that links us directly to Machu Picchu. The views are breathtaking, with the presence of glaciers, majestic mountains and the serenity of the Humantay lagoon, surrounded by abundant vegetation, making the hike one of the most beautiful.

Inka Trail Expeditions Peru offers an experimental trip that represents an authentic connection between adventure and nature. The objective is to depart from conventional tourist routes, avoiding superficial activities, and immerse yourself in an immersive cultural environment.

Enjoy the comfort of our services, the innovative cuisine and the hospitality of our staff. This trek represents a once-in-a-lifetime physical, cultural and spiritual experience, taking you along the magnificent Salkantay Sacred Trail to the legendary Machu Picchu.

During the trek, we will cross the highest snow-capped peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range, finally arriving at Llactapata, located behind the Machu Picchu mountain. This route will lead us to Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

In this way, we will culminate this unique adventure that gives us the opportunity to connect with nature, culture and the rich history of the region.


salkantay to machu picchu 3 days


  • One day before “briefing about your trail with our staff at our office”.
  • 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: Enjoy our first night in our Lodge del Cielo at Collpapampa camp. You will find a comfortable bed and a quality camping mattress at no additional cost. The camp is surrounded by the majestic sacred mountains.
  • Night 2: The second night is included in the accommodation, which is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, at Casa de Luz. This accommodation offers services such as private bathroom, hot water, Wi-Fi and breakfast. It is also known as the village of Machu Picchu. Hotel prices may vary according to your expectations and budget.
  • Note: It is not usual for campsites, cabins or hotels to change after confirmation. However, it may vary according to governmental regulations and authorizations, also due to adverse weather conditions and perhaps due to the physical condition of our visitors.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Inca site.
  • 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 in the middle of the mountain, if you have any dietary restrictions (options: Vegetarian, vegan, celiac, etc.), please let us know when you make your reservation and indicate in the briefing to the guide.
  • Boiled water: From your first lunch until your last breakfast, which will be at your hotel, Inka Trail Expeditions will provide all the necessary water. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled before distribution. You must provide your own water bottles.
  • Wake up with tea: Every morning at camp, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent to warm it from the inside out before you start your day.
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle: Our team will bring a first aid kit, which includes an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Day 1 - Pick up from your hotel to Mollepata.
  • Day 2 - Transportation from La Playa to Hidroeléctrica.
  • Day 3 - Transportation from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco.

Not Include:

  • Trekking poles.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Meals:
    Day 1 - Breakfast: approx. USD 5 to USD10.00, price may vary according to your selection.
    Day 3 - Lunch and dinner in Cusco.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Additional income (Huayna Picchu - Machu Picchu Mountain).
  • Huayna Picchu trekking time (45 min).
  • Hiking time Machu Picchu Mountain (1.5 h).
  • Hiking time Machu Picchu Mountain (1.5 h).

  • Option: Iif you feel tired after the hike on day 2, you have the option to take a train from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes.

  • 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 -
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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