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Machu Pichu, Salkantay, 4 Day Guided Trek

Come and enjoy the beautiful Salkantay 4 day trek to the mythical Machu Pichu ruins of Peru with Adner, a local mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Visiting Machu Pichu is a dream come true for anybody who loves history, and beauty. And while the famed Incan trail brings people from around the world. I would like to guide you to the ruins along the less known, but equally amazing Salkantay trek.

This 4 day journey will take you from the city of Cuzco to the ruins of Machu Pichu and back. And along the way, you will see an abundance of unforgettable and spectacular highlights.

This hiking trek involves a lot of walking, so you should be in good physical condition. However, it is not too demanding where only the most physically fit can participate. Hence making it quite accessible.

A few examples of what you will get to visit and see during this amazing trip includes the following.

  • The Salkantay mountain (6,271m)
  • Llactapata ruins
  • The settlement of Lluscamayo
  • La Playa village
  • The Hydroelectric Plant
  • Aguascalientes
  • And of course, Machu Pichu

It is also our goal to make sure you are comfortable during this expedition. That is why we make sure to have everything provided for you, from comfortable camping equipment to a horse in case of sickness or if you find yourself lagging behind. You will also get to enjoy several delicious local Peruvian meals during this trip as well!

Experiencing Machu Pichu is an incredible opportunity. And it is even better when done right. And I have no doubt that the Salkantay trek is not just right, but one of the best ways to experience the famous ruins. So send me a request, and I’ll see you in Cusco.

Do you have more time around Cusco? If so, then come and join me on this 4 day journey to Choquequirao.


3 nights camping during the trek, and one night in a hotel at Machu Pichu.

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Day 1: Cusco - Soraypampa - Wayracmachay - Los Andenes

Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. From there we will take a 3 hour ride to Mollepata. Afterwards, we will go to Soyrapampa. We will hike to the apacheta path (4590m). From this area, you will get to see Salkantay mountain (6,271m). We will then hike down to our campsite at a descent of approximately 2,890 metres.

Day 2: Los Andenes - Luscamayo - La Playa

Today we will hike through the jungle, passing the Lluscamayo river until we reach the settlement of Lluscamayo, where we will have lunch. We will then hike for another 3 hours to La Playa, where we will spend the night in a campsite.

Day 3: La Playa - Llactapata ruins - Hidroeléctrica - Aguas Calientes

Today we will hike to the Llactapata ruins. Afterwards, we will descend 913 metres down to the hydroelectric plant and then we will hike to Aguascalientes, where we will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

On the final day, we will go to Machu Pichu, where you will get plenty of time to explore and enjoy the famed ruins. Afterwards, we will return to Aguascalientes and take the train to Cusco.

About the guide

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I'm a mountain guide, passionate traveller, and photogapher. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 10 years of experience climbing mountains and doing expeditions in Peru. This experience prepared me to lead and guide challenging adventours.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them to discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their goals.

I work together with a team of guides in Cusco, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues can guide you instead.

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