Salkantay Trek – 4D/3N

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$ 359 USD

  • Amazing off-the-beaten-treks alternative route to the classic Inca Trail
  • Enormous variety of terrains, flora and fauna. Glaciers, snowcapped mountain, and more
  • Camp under thousands of stars and merge yourself with nature
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Duration

4 Days / 3 Night

Group

2 to 8 people

Start / Finish

Cusco / Cusco

Difficulty

Challenging

Transportation

Mini-bus, walk & train

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 teatimes, 3 dinners

Accommodation

Camping & hostel

Walking Distance

29 mi / 47 km

Max. Altitude

15,367ft / 4,684 m

Overview:

Get ready for a life-changing voyage! This adventure offers a perfect mix of trekking, culture and nature. Going through less travelled roads the Salkantay Trek is a more exclusive, not so touristy option that allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the Andes without any distraction or disturbance. Fill yourself up with the energy of this magnificent route and the wonders along the way.

Detailed Itinerary

What’s Included

  • Professional, experienced, bilingual tour guide

  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket

  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu

  • Hotel/hostel pick-up

  • Drop-off in Plaza San Francisco - center of Cusco

  • Transportation by private mini-van to the start point of the trek

  • Transportation by train and mini-van back to Cusco

  • 2 nights of campsite accommodation

  • 1 night basic hostel accommodation at Aguas Calientes

  • Porters to carry all equipment

  • Professional cook

  • Briefing at our office (this will be done the night before your trek)

  • First day’s breakfast and last day’s lunch & dinner

  • Tips (gratuity)

  • Travel insurance

  • Optional: bus tickets up and down from Aguas Calientes village to the Machu Picchu site entrance - $24 USD

  • Optional: Huayna Picchu ticket - $20 USD (request in advance)

  • Optional: Machu Picchu Mountain - $20 USD (request in advance)

  • Optional: rented sleeping bag - $20 USD

  • Optional: rented air mattress - $20 USD

  • Optional: rented walking sticks - $15 USD

  • Optional: private tent upgrade - $30 USD (request in advance)

What To Bring

  • We strongly recommend a small backpack, 40 to 50L max

  • Original passport (the same you used to book)

  • Valid Student ID (if you booked as a student)

  • Hiking boots

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Aluminum/reusable water bottle

  • Personal medication

  • Tripods are not allowed at the historical site (you can leave yours in the lockers outside)

  • Plastic bottles are not allowed in the citadel or any of the roads

  • Walking sticks are not allowed unless the person needs them (they must have rubber tips)

  • Big backpacks as they are not allowed into the citadel

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?

Altitude sickness can catch many travelers a little bit off guard. It’s impossible to know who will get affected by it. Some don’t even feel it at all! For most, it’s nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that goes away over a short period of time.

If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. The most important thing to do is acclimatize in Cusco. Take it easy on the first day or two, eat small meals, get plenty of rest and drink water. Other alternatives are Soroche (Diamox) pills and coca leaves.

It’s also important to speak to your physician to make sure you don’t have any underlying conditions.

What is the group size?

Our tour departs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people.

If looking to book a private group tour or solo tour, contact us and we’ll organize one for you.

Do you arrange trips for solo travelers?

There’s nothing like that feeling of discovering a new place all by yourself and we can help you with that. Whether looking to travel alone part of a journey or the whole trip, simply contact us and we’ll create the perfect plan.

Can I book a private group tour?

We take the stress out of booking a group trip of 4 or more people to Machu Picchu, plus the added bonus of including great benefits! Contact our team through our email: info@machupicchuexperiences.com or by calling our number: +51 000 0000 for more information.

What is the food like?

An experienced cook accompanies every group on the trail. The cook provides us with delicious food made of local ingredients that will have you asking for more! Vegeterian, vegan and other special dietary requests can be accommodated as well with sufficient notice.

How far in advance should I book the Salkantay Trek?

There is no limit on the amount of people the can hike through Salkantay so availability doesn’t tend to be a problem. We still suggest to book a few months in advance to start getting everything ready. 2 to 3 months is suggested.

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Price from:

$ 359 USD

  • Amazing off-the-beaten-treks alternative route to the classic Inca Trail
  • Enormous variety of terrains, flora and fauna. Glaciers, snowcapped mountain, and more
  • Camp under thousands of stars and merge yourself with nature
Book Now