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Salkantay 5-day guided hike to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay trek is an amazing and different way to get to Machu Picchu. If you enjoy wilderness and nature, join Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide in this 5-day hiking adventure.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripPrivate


There is no one in this world who has not heard of Machu Picchu at least once. However, few people know they can reach there by an alternative trail.

That’s why I come to invite you to enjoy with me the Salkantay trek. It’s a really amazing and wild trek far from the crowds that leads us to the foot of the ruins of Machu Picchu.

The Salkantay trail runs beneath the Salkantay mountain. With its 6271 meters of altitude, it is one of the highest peaks in the Peruvian Andes. Furthermore, it is really special since it is considered a sacred trail as well as the famous Inca Trail. It was recently included among the 25 best treks in the world by the National Geographic.

As for the itinerary, the first days will be dedicated to pass through a high puna landscape. On our fourth day, we will start descending into the forest to finally reach Aguas Calientes, the village of Machu Picchu.

The perfect season to do the Salkantay trek without rains is from May to December. I can lead groups between 6 and 15 participants. All members must have a good fitness level since we have to walk several hours per day.

So, if you want to discover Machu Picchu in a different way, don’t miss the chance! Contact me as soon as you can so we can discuss and plan this amazing 5-day hike through the Salkantay mountain. 


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Not included in the price: - Rental of sleeping bags, walking sticks or any other camping element. They can be rented in the city (Sleeping Bag: USD 25 / Inflatable Air Matt: USD 20 / Pair of walking sticks: USD 20); - Entrance fee to Huaynapicchu; - Travel insurance - Flights




Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa (Humantay Lake)

Day 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayracmachay - Chaullay

Day 3: Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa - Lucmabamba

Day 4: Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Day 5: The Most Important Day - Machu Picchu!

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1609 each

Group of 2

USD 805 each

Group of 3

USD 805 each

Group of 4

USD 722 each

Group of 5

USD 722 each

Group of 6

USD 671 each

Group of 7

USD 671 each

Group of 8

USD 568 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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