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Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

4 Days / 3 Nights

US$ 319.00

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu Description

Salkantay trek is one of the alternate treks to the Inca Trail that in recent years has become very important for visitors and adventure lovers, especially when National Geographic announced it among the 25 best new treks in the world. this tour normally takes place in 5 days and 4 nights but now Inkas Destination adapted the Salkantay trek to be able to do it also in 4 days so that our travelers who do not have many days in Cusco have the opportunity to do it without losing the visit to the main attractions of the Salkantay trek such as the Laguna Humanata and the Salkantay Pass are part of the main attractions to visit on this hike and it is not uncommon to do it on the 4-day trek and it ends with a visit to Machu Picchu.


  • Spend 4 days walkking of the mountain of Salkantay trek to visit Machu Picchu
  • It is a trek that you can observe diverse ecosystems, from the Andes, highlands and to the high jungle.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the glacially shaped Salkantay and the magnificent high jungle.
  • Hike up the Salkantay trek Highlands, and finishing with stunning view of Machu Picchu


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Cruzpata – Soraypampa – Humantaylake

Early in the morning between 4:45 and 5:15 a.m. depending on where your hotel is located, the pick-up is done, and then leave driving northwest of Cusco to the town of Mollepata 2 800 m.s.n.m. (9 116 feet) where you have the opportunity to have an energetic breakfast, and then continue driving 20 min. to the town of Cruzpata, where we meet our muleteers and mules and we can send 5Kl of our luggage on mules, in this place begins the 4-hour walk to the first camp of Soraypampa (3 825 masl or 12 371 feet) lunch, then After a delicious lunch the hike to Lake Humantay begins (4200 masl or 13776 feet) 1h30 minutes uphill walk and the same time down to the camp, dinner and overnight.

cruzpata to soraypampa trek
Camino a Soraypampa

Day 2 : Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Wayracpampa – Chaullay

Very early in the morning after breakfast begins the hike up to the Salkantay pass (4615 masl or 15137 feet) approx 3 hours, from this place you have a panoramic view of the snowy Salkantay (6370 masl or 20893 feet) and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba as well as the Valley where the descent hike continues to the Wayracpampa lunch place, after lunch the landscape will change the landscape from Andes to high jungle and a lot of vegetation, continue walking down to Colpapampa (2800 masl or 9184 feet) Chaullay camp site.

Abra Salkantay

Day 3: Chaullay – Playa Sawayaco – Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Machu Picchu Town

After breakfast we continue our descent walk to the town of Sawayaco continuing through the tropical jungle in this place say goodbye to the muleteers and horses and receive their luggage and take a transport to the town of Santa Teresa (1550 masl or 5084 feet) and from there it continues to Hydroelectric where the walk to Machu Picchu continues for around 2h / 30m to the town of Machu Picchu town (2000 masl or 6560 feet) where we will spend the night.

chaullay to playa sawayaco

Day4: Machu Picchu town – Mmachu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning the hike to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu begins (2400 masl or 7872 feet) 1h / 30m, at the control of Machu Picchu the whole group meets and the guide begins the guided tour for about 2 hours and then The guide has free time to explore Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Ollantaytambo where our transport awaits them to transfer them to Cusco.

machu picchu salkantay trek
Machu Picchu

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