Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

The trip normally takes 5 days to reach the ruins of Machu Pichu, but with us you will have the opportunity to do it in 4 days, with the exact same views and sceneries. with a view of all the mountains, it will be a challenge of your life, a magical and attractive mountain where you can breathe fresh air, take a small gift in your life will be unforgettable memory in your life.


You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your salkantay trek to machu picchu. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

DAY 1: Mollepata-Soraypamapa-Huayracmachay

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will come pick you up and leave to the Soraypampa mountain (3900m). The walk will start from there for about 5 hours, going along the Salkantay trek and reaching the highest peak (4650m). We will be close to the Salkantay mountain, where you will be enjoying lagoons and take pictures. Later on, we will go down for 3 hours to get to our campsite, located in the Huayracmachay pampa (3800m). Your tents and luggages will be there already.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3900 m. / 12550 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4650 m. / 15257 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 13 Km. / 8.08 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Cold.
  • Difficulty of this day: 2.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 08:00 hours,

DAY 2: Huayracmachuay-playa-Lucmabamaba

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Having a delicious breakfast and get some energy for the day awaiting for you. We will leave to Collpa which is a 4 hours walk and then take a local bus until Lucmabamba, where we will stop for lunch. After a little while, you will join the “Coffee tour” where you will discover the all process of making coffee from the plant to the drink. We will go later on to the famous hot springs (or medicinal baths) in the district of Santa Teresa, and finally reach our campsite around 5pm to have dinner.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 2150 m. / 6919 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3800 m. / 12468 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 14 Km. / 8.7 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Cold.
  • Difficulty of this day: 2.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 05:00 hours,

DAY 3: Lucmabamba –Hydroelectric-Aguas Calientes

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

We will wake up early, have breakfast and start walking to Llactapata which will take about 3 hours. There, we will have a great viewpoint over a part of Machu Pichu (2700m) before walking down for 2 hours to reach the hidroelectrica and stop for lunch. Later on, we will have a very nice and flat 3 hours walk to get to Aguas Calientes, where we will see many birds and fruit plantations.

When we will arrive there, we will show you your hotel and then eat together at one of the best restaurant in town.

  • Accomodation for today: Hotel in Aguas Calientes town .
  • Min Altitude: 2040 m. / 6565 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 2700 m. / 8859 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 17 Km. / 10.56 mi.
  • Difficulty of this day: 2.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 09:00 hours,

DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Included today: Breakfast.

After having a copious breakfast at the hotel early in the morning, we will take the bus for 30 minutes to get to Machu Pichu. The tour with our guide will last 2 hours maximum in accordance with the rules of the site, but you will have free time afterwards to explore the city on your own. We will then go back down to Aguas Calientes to take the train and go to Ollantaytambo, and finally take our bus for 1h20 back to Cusco and to your hotel

  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • Breakfast.
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons.
  • Cooks.
  • Dinner.
  • Dinning room tent.
  • Drinking water.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu.
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Lunch.
  • Mattresses.
  • Muleteers.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town.
  • Round Bus trip Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to ollantaytambo-cusco.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek.

Not Included

  • First Day Breakfast.
  • Lunch for the 4th day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Cables to charge the camera or your cell phones.
  • Camera.
  • Flashlight.
  • gloves.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Thermal clothing.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 525.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 490.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 455.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Departure for: 2022 - 2023

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.


  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • 2 Hiking pants.
  • 3 sets of hiking socks.
  • 4 Sets s-shirt.
  • Bug Spray.
  • Camera.
  • Fleece.
  • For your Duffel.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Rain jacket and pants.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • sets of undergarments.
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • toothbrush and paste.
  • Warm clothes.
  • water proof jacket.
  • Wet Wipes.

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