5-Day Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu With Optional Hot Spring Bath - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    4:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know your hotel in Cuzco 3 day before to arrive in Cuzco Through WhatsApp. +51977135040.
  • Return Details :
    Close your hotel  in Cuzco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Salkantay Trekking Machu picchu is the number one alternative to the Classic Inca Trail to Machu picchu. The impressive Salkantay and Humantay Mountain, dominates your first two days, as you pass through the high puna landscape. On the third day, you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Machu picchu town. The impressive magic citadel of Machu Picchu visited on the fifth day of the trek. The Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Free snacks included

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Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa Camp

Stop At: Humantay Lake, Cusco, Cusco Region
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cuzco around 4:30 a.m. between 5:00 am. We proceed to drive nearly 3 hours to Mollepata town. During the bus ride, you will see the snowcapped mountains of Salkantay and Veronica: the Holy Gods of the Incas, as well as a spectacular view of the colorful valleys below. After two hours of driving, we will make the first stop in Mollepata, a small village where you can grab last minute snacks or breakfast (optional). The drive will then continue until ChallaCancha (the starting point of our hike).After about 3 hours of hiking (9 km), we reach our lunch location and the base camp for the evening. We will have a full lunch, and take a break before trekking up to the breathtaking Humantay Lake (4200m). This is an additional 5 km hike that will take 3 hours round trip- but trust us, its worth it! Perfect spot to appreciate the constellations and the Milky Way.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 2: Soraypampa - Huayracpampa - Chaullay Camp

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx. 6:30 am we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow-capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cuscos region and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. Then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camping site at Chaullay 2,920 m. 22 km. approx.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 3: Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa Camp

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
Wake up to lovely mountain scenery and a good morning tea. We'll start at 7am for an easy 3 hours of trekking where we'll be introduced to the high Jungle called Ceja de Selva. We'll see different kinds of plants, fruits, flowers, birds and also banana trees, coffee and others can be observed and to take amazing pictures. From here take a small car for approximately 45-minute to Santa Teresa village where the hot springs are (optional hot spring bath). Also we will spend a night here. Walking distance approximately 15 Km. Overall the hike will last approximately 9-hour.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 4: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am. The trek begins to follow a rising trail where there can be seen plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. From here we'll continue walking to Aguas Calientes, arriving around 4:30 pm. Then we'll stay in a hostel for the last night. Walking distance approximately 10 km.

Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: "Comfortable Camping tents"

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
Begin the travel up to the Archaeological site of Machu Picchu and we'll explore the city and enjoy the ancient ruins in the early morning hours. From here (Aguas Calientes) we take the train back to Ollantaytambo (from 14: 00 hrs. to 16:00 hrs.) or (from 19:00 hrs. 20:32 hrs.) to connect with the transfer back to the city of Cuzco (from 19:00 hrs. to 22:45 hrs.).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
No accommodation included on this day.


4x Breakfast

4x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 4 nights

Pre-briefing 1 day before to start the hiking and Duffle bag

Tourist transportation to the trail head

English speaking Tour guide

Masterchef and cooking equipment during the trek

Camping gear, tent, air mats, during the trek

Coffee demonstration during the trek

3 nights camping - 1 night hotel in Machu Picchu town

Meals per day: (4:B, 4:L, 4:D + wake up tea) Vegetarian food Available during the trek

Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.

Zip-line or Canopy Day 4.

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu

Tourist train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

Guaranteed departure

Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake

Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail

Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu


Sleeping bags ($25) and Walking sticks($20) available for rent in Cusco

Extra expenses: Lunch and dinner on the last day after the guided tour of Machu Picchu, you have some free time to go on exploring Machu Picchu, have lunch either in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes, etc.

Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town (tourist usually hike this part)

Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)

Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. ($25) per person

Note: You extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or in our office during your trip

Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets - optional

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers