Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu in 4 days

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The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, one of the best treks, now offers a 4-day option. It highlights the Humantay Lagoon, the Salkantay Pass, diverse landscapes and ends in Machu Picchu.


  • Hike to the impressive Salkantay Pass at 4615 m.
  • Experience the transition from the Andean mountains to the lush high jungle.
  • Walk through small villages such as Playa Sawayaco and Santa Teresa.


Day 1: Departure from Cusco at 4:30 in the morning to Mollepata for breakfast, and then to Challacancha to meet with the muleteers. Hike 4 hours to Soraypampa camp for lunch. After lunch, 1.5 hour hike uphill to Humantay Lake and return to camp for dinner and overnight. Day 2: Start with an early breakfast, then hike for approximately 3.5 hours to the Salkantay pass at 4615 m, which offers panoramic views of Salkantay and other peaks. After the guide's explanation, descend to Wayracpampa at 3900 m for lunch. After lunch, the route passes from Andean landscape to high jungle, culminating at Colpapampa camp at 2800 m. Day 3: Early start with a descent to Playa Sawayaco at 1900 m, hiking through the rainforest. After lunch at Playa Sawayaco and saying goodbye to the muleteers and horses, transfer to Santa Teresa at 1550 m, and continuation to the hydroelectric plant. A 3-hour hike along the train track takes you to Aguas Calientes at 1950m for the night. Day 4: Rise at 4:00 am for a 1.5 hour hike to Machu Picchu at 2400m. After check-in, enjoy a 1.5 hour guided tour of the site. Free time to explore Machu Picchu, then return to Aguas Calientes at 1950 m. Pick up luggage and take a train to Ollantaytambo, followed by a transfer to Cusco.


Canvas bag to carry 5kg. on horseback during hiking Pick up service at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco Van transportation from Cusco to Mollepata Muleteers and mules to carry the equipment Professional chef and kitchen equipment 2 nights of camping 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners Transportation from Playa Sahuayaco to Hidroelectryc 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Entrance ticket by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Professional guide (English and Spanish speaking) First aid kit and oxygen bottle Round trip bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

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