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Machu Picchu Hike
Machu Picchu Hike
Machu Picchu Hike
Machu Picchu Hike
Machu Picchu Hike

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 one of our local certified guides in this 5-day hike.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

5 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Apr - Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Any

SKILL LEVEL

Any

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

Description

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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

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!

Details

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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

Meeting point

About the guide: Peru

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Peru

4.56

(9)

Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Peru

Tony

5.00

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Marcela

4.00

The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

Bad

5.00

William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!

Bad

5.00

Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

Connor

5.00

Great service and trip!

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