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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private


 

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 per person

 
1 Person
1560 USD

Group of 2
780 USD

Group of 3
780 USD

Group of 4
700 USD

Group of 5
700 USD

Group of 6
650 USD

Group of 7
650 USD

Group of 8
550 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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!

 
 

Other 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

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
FROM 550 USD per person
 

 

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