Live a unique experience with Andean Enjoy Peru. Join our group outings, book online! Walking along the Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu. In this Trek we have worked tirelessly to produce the best memory in these four days of expedition.
What you need to bring/carry on SALKANTAY to MACHU PICCHU
21 Kilos backpack.
Trekking boots must be waterproof (recommended).
Warm clothes at night.
Cap or Hat
Long pants, we do not recommend wearing jeans.
Hot spring swimsuit in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price)
Toilet paper, tissues.
Plastic rain poncho.
Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, muesli, water, etc.
Water bottle, you should drink a lot of water on the walk.
Original passport (for the Control of entrance to Machu Picchu).
Student card (ISIC -% Discount) if applicable.
Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations dollars, euros or soles.
Camera or camcorder.
Approximately 10:30 PM
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
Pick-up from your hotel
Transportation by bus to Challacancha
Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
3 star hotel for final night
First aid kit
Entrance to Machu Picchu
Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Early in the morning we leave the city of the Cusco and passing by the localities of Izcuchaca and Limatambo we arrive at Mollepata (9am. approximately). We stop there for having a light breakfast in order to start our long walk of the first day along with the supporting personnel. About 12m. we get ready to have the lunch in the denominated sector Silca Field. Later, after three hours of long walk we will arrive at our first camping: Soraypampa
Day 2 Soraypampa – Collpabamba – Chaullay.
This second day we will wake up very early to enjoy our Buffet breakfast, we will leave the camp at approximately 07:00 am, during the whole journey we will appreciate the snowfall of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and the different housing constructions of the indigenous people, also We will appreciate their crops and the raising of their animals such as llama, alpaca.
On the Salkantay Trek trek to Machu Picchu we will arrive at Salkantay Pampa and the Collpabamba Valley where we will have our Buffet lunch. After our lunch we will continue the walk to the cloud forest 17500 masl of the jungle, where you will appreciate the varieties of orchids and the formations of the rivers and waterfalls of great magnitude and also this day we can appreciate the majestic Snowy of the Apu Salkantay, reaching up to Chaullay place where our dinner buffet and overnight.
Day 3 Chaullay - (Bus) from Playa to Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes
This day we will also wake up early to enjoy our buffet breakfast, we will start our walk appreciating a variety of coca crops, considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors which is currently cultivated in tropical areas, this last section will be downhill to Playa and there we take a transport to Santa Teresa next until we reach Hydroelectric.
In Hydroelectric we start again with our route to get to Aguas Calientes or you can also take the train that leaves from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes (Optional Service). Where we will spend the night.
Day 4 Machu Picchu - Cusco.
Today is the most important day of our trip, we will wake up around 04:30 in the morning where we will begin our trek to the lost citadel of the Incas "Machu Picchu".
We will arrive at the sanctuary of Machu Picchu at 06:00 am to start our guided tour for approximately 2 hours by the most important places of this archaeological center, after our guided we will have free time to visit the places of greatest interest and at the same time to visit the mountain of the Wayna Picchu or the Monataña machu Picchu (Optional).
In the afternoon we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will board the return train until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo that is where our mobility will be waiting for you to return to the city of Cusco, so we will end our Salkantay Trek excursion to Machu Picchu.