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Salkantay Hiking Premium


The Salkantay Trek is considered as one of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

The Salcantay mountain is one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region, together with the Ausangate snow cap in the Vilcanota mountain range which is located further south. Nevertheless and without hesitation, it is the grandest in its splendid isolation and the greatness of its two-headed mole, with the addition of being one of the mountains of this magnificent Andean region that present major technical problems in all its aspects. This is attested by the six itineraries opened to date by the different aspects of this white giant.


Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata Town - Sayllapata - Soraypampa-Salkantaypampa

Walking Distance:  12km / 7.45 miles
Starting Elevation: 3450 meters / 11318 feet
Highest Elevation: 4000 meters / 13125 feet
Campsite Elevation:  4000 meters / 13125 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping (tent)
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
Today’s Highlights: Walking from Sayllapata to Salkantaypampaenjoing the nature over 3,000masl. and views of the enigmatic ‘Apu’ Salkantay.


Day 2: Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass- Wayraqpunco- Chaullay

Walking Distance:  19 km / 11.7 miles
Starting Elevation:  4000 meters / 13125 feet
Campsite Elevation:  2750 meters / 9022 feet
Maximum Altitude:  4650 meters / 15255 feet
Difficulty: Challenging - Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely
Highlights of today: Hiking next the Salkantay Mountain with the top view of the biggest peak. And incredible views of the rain forest and tropical jungle in Chaullay.


Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Lucmabamba

Walking Distance: 18km / 11.2 miles
Starting Elevation:  2750 meters / 9022 feet
Campsite Elevation:  2400 meters / 7874 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely
Highlights of today: We will appreciate the landscape, scenery and wildlife. Looking different wild fruits along the way like: banana, avocado, passion fruit, coffee, etc.


Day 4: Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Walking Distance:18 km / 11.2 miles
Starting Elevation:2450 meters / 8038 feet
Campsite Elevation:2000 meters / 6561 feet (AguasCalientes hostel)
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights of today: One of the  best days of the trek. We will   hike  part on the original inca trail and try to get the first view of  Machu Picchu.


Day 5: Machu Picchu (The Sacred City Of The Incas) - Return to Cusco

Walking Distance:  8km/ 5miles
Starting Elevation:  2000 meters / 6568 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast
Overview:  touring in Machu Picchu
Adventure: Absolutely



  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your head guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Sayllapata (starting point of the trek).
  • Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights camping and 1 night accommodation in selected hotel in AguasCalientes with Breakfast.
  • Hotel in AguasCalientes: double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
  • 1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (7 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.
  • Air mattresses.
  • Cargo Mules: From day 1 to 2 to carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
  • Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.
  • Tea time = Happy Hour: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
  • Daily snacks - Days 1, 2,3 and 4 Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.
  • Water grooming: Each morning warm water with towel
  • Medical kit: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Train tickets: From AguasCalientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service at 16:20 or 18:20 hrs)
  • Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco(Day 4)
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
    We are Direct operators & local owners with the best trekking team on the hike.

Not included:

  • Entrance fee: to Salkantay Trail (S/.10 per person)
  • Sleeping Bags: (We rent  from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
  • Walking Sticks: ( We rent from our company) our walking sticks are with Antishock system
  • Day 1:Breakfast
  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in AguasCalientes.
  • Huaynapicchu  /Machupicchu  mountains: to climb those  mountains  you need to book in advance to see  if those are available  and has extra cost $35.00 each mountain.
  • Option: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, you have the option to take the train from Hydroelectric to AguasCalientes, cost: $28.00
  • Tips:horse driver, cooks & guides
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather condition,  in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

What to bring?

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

From: USD 520.00 per person

USD 480.00: from 4 people to more

Places to Visit

Cusco, Mollepata, Salkantay, Aguas Calientes


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