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Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu (4 Days)

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Trek Details


Itinerary at a Glance.

Day 1: Visit Humantay lake & sleep close to Salkantay peak

Day 2: Crossing the Salkantay Pass & descend to the Cloud forest

Day 3: Coffee farms & first views of Machu Picchu

Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Departure & Return Location

From Your Hotel of Cusco.

Departure Time

7 am, after breakfast at your hotel.


  • Measl during the tour (4B, 3L, 3D)
  • 1 Night in Hotel and 2 nights of camping
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location


  • Gratuities for the team
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Single Room


  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking Poles

Itinerary: Salkantay Trek 4 Days

Day 1Visit Killarumiyuc the moon temple & Humantay

We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am to travel in the direction of Mollepata where we will have our optional breakfast at a local restaurant (not included), here we will buy our entrance ticket to the Salkantay trail (Included) and then continue our journey to Challacancha where our hike begins.

From here we will walk about 2 hours to Soraypampa through an Inca canal with impressive views of the snowy Salkantay, upon arrival we will have lunch in Soroypampa followed by a short rest.

Then we will begin our 1 hour hike uphill to the Humantay Lagoon at 4230m / 13,878ft. Once here our guide will explain the reason for the turquoise colors and you will have free time to explore and take pictures.

We will then return to Soraypampa at 3930m / 12,849ft for our tea time followed by dinner before heading to our tents to sleep.

Day 2Crossing the Salkantay Pass & descend to the Cloud forest

like every morning, our staff will wake you up with hot tea inside the tents and get ready to enjoy the day. After breakfast approximately at 7:30 am after the big groups, we will start our trek with a slow ascent for 2 hours until the Salkantay Pampa for short break, later continues our hike for another two hours until Suyrococha for the lunch.

After lunch and a short break starts another uphill for 1 hour until the Salkantay Pass, where we will have the opportunity to get a little closer to the Salkantay peak and lake to have the best view and appreciate the lake formed by landslides.

Then we will start descending for about 2 hours more until we reach our campsite located at Wayracmachay, today again we will have incredible views of Salkantay.
in the night after our dinner, we are going to see some Inca constellations before to go to bed.

Day 3Coffee farms & first views of Machu Picchu

After wake up, and leave our things ready for a delicious breakfast, we are going to hike 4 hours down until Colpapampa for lunch, along this trail will see beautiful nature, local farms, rivers, and waterfalls.

Later we will drive a local comfortable transport to the place called Hidroelectrica and we will say goodbye to our cook showing our appreciation. Then we will continue another 3 hours by the side of the rail train to the village of Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in the hotel.

Note: today if you prefer we can continue from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes by train for USD $ 30.

Day 4Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

We get up early to try to be the first to board the bus that will take us to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We will have a nice guided visit of approximately two hours along with our guide for the most important places, then we will have free time in a certain place to appreciate this amazing and magnificent Inca construction.

At the recommended time you will need to go to the bus station to board and go back to the village of Aguas Calientes so that you can have lunch and board the train that will take you to the station of Ollantaytambo or Poroy, from there you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco in our private transportation.

What is included?

Here is What is Included in the price.

  • Pre departure briefing.Pre departure briefing you will have a meet with your guide and group in our office a day before at 6pm.
  • Tour Leader or GuideYou’ll have an experienced trip leader with you for the entire journey.
  • Accommodations We include 1 night in a hotel and 2 nights camping, two per room or tent.
    For single room is an extra fee.
  • Entrance FeesIt is included in the entrance to the Salkantay Trail, to the places to visit in the itinerary, as well as to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu.
  • All Private TransportationTransportation from Cusco to Soraypampa on day 1, On Day 4 Consettur Bus roun trip to Machu Picchu and, from Ollantaytambo to Csuco on day 4.
  • Vista Done & Train Service We include the one panoramic train, Vistadone with service and show on board, so you can appreciate the beautiful scenery during the ride .
  • Meals of our ChefAre included since the breakfast of the day 1, until the lunch of the last day. Also we include a snack per day and boiled, filtered and cooled water for your bottles. Those are prepared by our mountain chef.
  • Medical KitAll our team were trained in first aid, all our guides carry a kit to face emergencies as well an oxygen tank.
  • Trekking Equipment.During the trek we will transport 8 kg of your belongings for that will provide you a duffle bag, also a rain poncho, plus a backpack cover.
  • Campin EquipmentWe use the best possible equipment for mountain activities for your comfort and safety. Tents for up to 4 people, we use only for 2 people, as well as spacious dining tents.
  • Tour support team.We include staff that will make your trip unforgettable, such as the guide, cook, cook's assistant, porters and muleteers.

What is not included?

  • Single Roomif you require a single room has an extra cost.
  • Gratuities for the team.Tipping is a common tradition on any kind of tour, normally the group participants collect their tips to hand out to the muleteers, chefs and guides. Although we pay a good salary to all our team, always an extra is welcome for them.
  • Meals not mentioned.The dinner of the last day.
  • Trekking poles.

    Walking sticks with rubber tips are highly recommended to make easy your hilke. If you dont have, dont worry, we can rent them US$ 15.

  • Sleeping Bagfor this tour it is necessary to bring your -15°C sleeping bag, if you don't have them we can rent them for you US$ 20.
  • Travel insurance: It is not mandatory, but it is recommended that you purchase one to protect yourself financially from any lost excursions.

Pricing & Departure Dates

The Salkantay Trek can leave on any day of the week, from March to January. we dont leave on february because rain a lot.

The departured are 100% guaranted, because we operate since two travelers.

Land Cost

Group Service Price: $ 470.00  US$ 430 per person.

Required Deposit:  To book, you need to make a pre payment of US$ 150.00 per person by PayPal.

Please after deposit send us to booking@doadventuresperu.com the transfer number. Only with this we will be able to confirm your pre payment and reservation of the trek.

Balance: The remaining balance can be paid online by Paypal in advance, or in Cusco at briefing with cash (recommend) .

Notice: If your are going to pay the balance with credit or debit car is a charges 5%. that have to be covered by the clients, this tax is jus for the remaining balance, or can be pay in Cusco with cash without tax before the tour.

!If you wish you can book this tour in private service only for your group, for that contact us.!



On this tour the last night will be spent in the town of Aguas Calientes before visiting Machu Picchu. For which we include a three star hotel with double, triple or triple rooms.
If you want to upgrade the quality of the hotel or prefer a single room, there will be an additional cost.

Additional Itens

Here are some intens that you can include in this tour if you don’t have them, here are the rental prices.

  • Trekking Poles: US $ 15
  • Sleeping Bag: US $ 20
  • Inflatable mattresses: US $ 25

Extras & Upgrades

These Mountains can be visited after finishing the guided tour of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: US $ 50 this is the famous mountain behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. it takes 50 minutes up, and another 40 to back, you can climb this mountain once finished the guided tour of Machu Picchu. The entry to this mountain has an extra cost, and need to be book in advance.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US $ 50This is the other mountain who surrounds the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, it is less popular than Huayna Picchu and takes 1.5 hour up.  Also requires an extra entry that cost .

Extensions on Offer

These extensions you can include to your tour, each one needs an additional day.

  • Archaeological City Tour: US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00
  • Sacred Valley Tour: US$ 60.00 US$ 45.00
  • Rainbow Mountain: US$ 100.00 US$ 70.00
  • Humantay Lake: US$ 100.00 US$ 70.00

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