Salkantay Trekking – 5 day trekking

  • 5 Days
  • Max People : 8
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Cusco
With formidable views and awe-inspiring vistas, this path less traveled has an unquantifiable value.

The Salkantay trek is all about the Salkantay pass. These 4580 m of altitude are the highlight of the tour and one of the reasons why the Salkantay trek is not easy. The Salkantay trek was named after the Salkantay mountain, also known as Salcantay or Sallqantay, in Quechua. It is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range and is called the wild mountain. This is because the word Sallqantay means something like wild, uncivilized, or invincible. The tour is designed for tourism, which means that all people with a moderate physical condition are capable of doing it.


Day 1CUSCO / SALKANTAY TREK (about 12 km, Max. Height 4600 m, about 6-7 hrs)

Your Salkantay Trek adventure begins with an early pick-up in Cuzco.
Transfer to Challacancha, the starting point of your Trekking where the escort team will be waiting for you.
The hike starts around 9:30 am. Today’s destination Soraypampa (3,850 m) about a three hour walk. Then continue along a path around Lake Humantay.
Overnight at Mountai Sky Hut in Soraypampa.

Accommodation – Dinner and night

Day 2SALKANTAY TREKKING (approx. 22 km, max. Height 4650 m, approx 7-8 h)

Today ascent to the highest point of the trek: the Salkantay pass at 4650 m.
A 3 hour hike with steep climbs will take you to the pass.
Once you reach the pass you will be rewarded with an exceptional view of the surrounding mountains
By a winding path, 2 hours of descent to Huayracmachay.
In the afternoon you reach an area of ​​cloud forest and finally the village
Chaullay (2900 m), where you will spend the night.
Accommodation – Dinner and night

Day 3SALKANTAY TREKKING (approx. 18 km, max. Height 2750 m, around 6-7 hrs)

Today’s hike begins through the Santa Teresa Valley to La Playa. You reach the village of Colpapampa, Break at the falls hot waterfalls Thermal Springs.
After lunch at La Playa, you can walk to Lucmabamba (2400 m) (approx 1h)

Accommodation – Dinner and night

Day 4SALKANTAY TREKKING (approx. 18 km, max. Height 4450 m, around 6-7 hrs)

Today you will experience a section of the famous Inca Trail.
Two hour uphill stage, accompanied by unique views of the Santa Teresa Valley.
Finally, you will reach the Inca site of Lllactapata. Continuation on the path (about 2 hours) for a descent. In this section you will already have the opportunity to glimpse Machu Picchu.
Along the train tracks there is a nice path to Aguas Calientes station.

Accommodation – Dinner and night


Take them early in the morning on one of the first buses to Machu Picchu, in order to enjoy the sunrise. Your guide will lead you through the ruins.
At the end of the morning, downhill drunk to Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch (not included)
You will take the return train to Ollantaytambo station.

Transfer to Cusco – Accommodation in Cuzco

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