Salkantay trek to Machupicchu 5 days / 4 nights


The salkantay route is one of the most popular alternatives that exists after traditional Inca trail, salkantay is one of the most important mountains of the Inca empire, being considered one of the highest peaks of the Cusco region, where tourism can be done mystic, a trekking with many energies of the same nature in the same way a unique and incomparable landscape that is part of the vilcabamba mountain range.




The private transport of the company will pick you up at 3.30 am, to be able to drive it to the starting point of the trek which is SORAYPAMPA, which is located at 3900 meters above sea level. Where we will start the hike to Lake Humantay from an ascent of 1 hour and a half, once enjoyed the beautiful Lake Humantay descent of 1 hour and then continue one more hour of ascent to reach Salkantaypampa instead of lunch, after lunch a short rest we will continue with the hike to the Soyrococha camp where our first rest will be, Soyrococha is at an altitude of 4480 masl. From this place you will be able to enjoy the immense paradise of the stars.


 Awake 6 am, 6:30 breakfast and then start a walk until you reach the salkantay pass that is at an altitude of 4630 meters above sea level, the highest height on the trek, as well as the most impressive place you have ever seen where you can feel the essence of nature, and also has time to visit the lagoon of salkantay, descent of 2 and a half hours to Rayanpata where lunch is located at the same height of the imperial city of cusco 3380 meters above sea level after a short nap we continue descending until we arrive at the Collpapampa campsite, our 2 rest, collpapampa is at an altitude of 2880 meters above sea level where the vegetation is completely different from the first day.


After a breakfast continuing with the trek, the path is completely easy to climb up to the place called (beach), and during the trek where you can enjoy the varieties of orchids as well as granadilla plantations. Where you can enjoy an exquisite granadilla juice and others who find the place like coffee, and will also participate in the process of making organic coffee. The place of lunch will be at the place called (beach), once lunch is over and the small siesta we will continue the trek for 1 hour until we reach the camp of Lucmabamba.


Being the last place and last breakfast of the kitchen staff who accompanied us during the trek where you can dislike a cake made by the kitchen staff to continue the walk to LLactapata part of the Inca trail that is connecting to Lactapata Machupicchu, having a panoramic view of the santa tersa valley, once arrived at LLactapata where you can have a view to Machu Picchu, such as the Salkantay San Francisco mountains, and once concluded with the visit in LLactapata you will have a 2 hour descent to the hydroelectric plant where you will have lunch and after lunch you can take the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes where you can return to civilization and rest in a comfortable hotel.


It is the most important day after  four days walking these day you will never forget.

After breakfast you have included in the hotel you can decide to walk or take the bus to the Machupicchu sanctuary where you will receive a guided tour of 2 hours with our professional guide. After two hours of guiding, you will have a free time to enjoy the wonder of the world, and if you have a mountain or Huaynapicchu you can do after the guided in the citadel of Machupicchu. After your visit and enjoy every corner of this beautiful wonder you will decide to take the bus or take a short walk of 1 hour and a half to take back to your office and then take the train that will take you to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to lead him to his accommodation in the city of Cusco.


The Salkantay Trek can leave any day of the week.

02 – 04   Paxs    US$ 420.00 per person

05 – 08   Paxs    US$ 400.00 per person

         12   Paxs    US$ 380.00  per person

Aditional Items:

Huayna Picchu: $75 per person
Montana: $75 per person
Vistadome Train (one way): $75 per person




 Everything you may need during the tour should be in your personal backpack, which you must provide and bring with you (we do not offer it as a rental). We recommend that they be as small as possible and you should only carry the essentials. In the citadel it is allowed to use maximum 30L backpack or smaller. If you have a larger bag, you can use it for trekking, but you must leave at your hotel in Aguas Calientes town, or you can pay to store it in one of the facilities outside the main gates of Machu Picchu. They are cheap, but they often have long lines.



You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same number you sent us for the reservation. The park rangers verify every day the passports of the walkers and also to enter Machu Picchu. The train company will verify your passport before you board the train. If you have changed your passport after the reservation, please let us know immediately. / Or bring both passports.


Very important is the time where you will meet with our trek guide. who will detail every inconvenience you have about trek, weather, departure time etc.


The airport in Cusco currently is only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.

The best way to get to Cusco is by air and there are several options in airlines. LAN tends to be the most expensive, but has the most options and flights. Expect delays or flight cancellations. Due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land and any acclimate weather will stop air traffic. Bus travel is always available and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses in Peru are very well maintained and comfortable. This option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno. Lima buses will take about 22 hours to arrive.


 During the INCA TRAIL; ALTERNATIVE TREK OR TOURS TO MACHUPICCHU, your luggage can be left in the baggage store of your hotel in Cusco.  Let us know  at briefing time we can help you with it.


 Yes. This is very important! We recommend that you bring from 400 to 500 Peruvian soles. You may not need any of this money, but in case of an emergency, you should make sure you have enough cash. If you are participating in sacred valley tour there are many places to buy gifts. 


As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically puno, Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. Do not be panic just relax.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away .


Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant.

Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.


 To protect your travel investment, we recommend buying travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended.


INCA-ADENTOURSPick up from the hotel, transportation to soraypampa.

INCA-ADENTOURSProfessional bilingual guide.

INCA-ADENTOURS04 breakfasts.



INCA-ADENTOURSHydroelectric ticket – hot water.

INCA-ADENTOURSTrain ticket (hot waters – Ollantaytambo).

INCA-ADENTOURSEntrance ticket to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu.

INCA-ADENTOURSGuided in Machupicchu.

INCA-ADENTOURSCamping baggage.

INCA-ADENTOURSCook and kitchen assistant.

INCA-ADENTOURSA simple snack.

INCA-ADENTOURSArriero with his respective mule where you can send 7 kilos of your personal luggage.

INCA-ADENTOURSDuffle bag for your 7 kilos.

INCA-ADENTOURSLodging in hot waters. (optional you can increase money and reserve at your convenience).

INCA-ADENTOURSPick up from Ollantaytambo – Cusco.


INCA-ADENTOURSHuayna Picchu Ticket (you can book with the agency).

INCA-ADENTOURS mountain ticket (you can book with the agency).

INCA-ADENTOURSFirst breakfast, last lunch and last dinner.

INCA-ADENTOURSExpenses during trek.


INCA-ADENTOURSSleeping bag (you can rent with us).

INCA-ADENTOURSWalking sticks (you can rent with us).

INCA-ADENTOURSEntrance to Salkantay (S / .10.00 per person).

INCA-ADENTOURSTips for the staff of the route.


It is highly recommended to bring:


INCA-ADENTOURSMosquito repellent.


INCA-ADENTOURSTrekking shoes.


INCA-ADENTOURSWaterproof clothing or rain poncho.

INCA-ADENTOURSExtra money in soles.

INCA-ADENTOURSCap and sunglasses.

INCA-ADENTOURSComfortable backpack to carry your daily papers and toilet paper.


INCA-ADENTOURSWarm clothes (wool sweaters).


INCA ADVENTOURS is a 100% Cusco agency, (PERU) we are direct tour operator without intermediaries. INCA ADVENTOURS is a friendly agency and a tour operator based in the city of Cusco whose owners are from Cusco (Peru).

All our tours and hikes are strictly organized by INCA ADVENTOURS and their professional team, our purpose is to provide a high quality service.

INCA-ADENTOURSWe are proud of our work team because thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way

INCA-ADENTOURSWe only require a minimum of 2 travelers to start a tour

INCA-ADENTOURSWe have highly trained guides who have a degree in tourism and speak fluent English.

INCA-ADENTOURSOrganic food in a fantastic way in all the treks prepared by our professional chef.

INCA-ADENTOURSEach tour or trek is organized strictly for our clients

INCA ADVENTOURS. It is a company that cares for orphaned children and low-resource parents. Therefore, book a trek or tour with INCA ADVENTOURS.


 Identification document. Original passport (the passport that I use to book the tour).

INCA-ADENTOURS A lightweight 25-40 liter backpack. which will be light to use throughout the trek (the smaller is better, why? in machupicchu you can use maximum 30 liter backpack).

INCA-ADENTOURS Jacket or rainwear, a rain poncho (waterproof gear is very important allways in the Andes the climate changes constantly).

INCA-ADENTOURSHiking boots or good water resistant shoes.

INCA-ADENTOURSSandals to use in the hot springs and rest your feet after the walk.

INCA-ADENTOURSWarm clothes including jackets, gloves, scarves, wool hat. We recommend that you bring thermal clothes, especially for sleeping.

INCA-ADENTOURSSleeping bag ( least or you can rent from us -20c.) per $20.


INCA-ADENTOURSwalking sticks (or you can rent from the company for $ 15).

INCA-ADENTOURSPhoto camera with batteries for the whole tour (the batteries are consumed very fast by the cold), binoculars.

INCA-ADENTOURSsun Hat, sunscreen and a rehydrating cream for the skin, sunglasses.

INCA-ADENTOURSInsect repellent.


INCA-ADENTOURSRefreshments: like chocolates, cookies, dried fruits, raisins etc.

INCA-ADENTOURSWater bottle or camelback.

INCA-ADENTOURSYour own emergency kit if you have a special medication.

INCA-ADENTOURSSwimwear , bikini, towel etc. for the hot springs …

INCA-ADENTOURSEnough cash for lunch in Aguas Calientes town, some gifts and tips.


INCA-ADENTOURSToothbrush and paste.



Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu will be divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour will be limited to 600 visitors. The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huayna Picchu tickets will go up from $35 per person to $75 per person All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $75 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours. If you have booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with us and do not want to pay the higher fee, please contact us at:

These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.