Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
Forget the Inca Trail and hike to Machu Picchu along the higher and more beautiful Salkantay Trail! Discover a different side of the great Andes mountain range and get the most amazing views of the mountains by taking this alternative route.
- Hike among 6,000m Andean peaks
- Cross snowy high passes with incredible views
- Reach the comfort of Aguas Calientes town
- See the Machu Picchu site as it opens with a guide
Max group size:
- 2 Nights camping and 1 night at a 3-star hotel
- Pick-up, various transfers
- 3 Breakfast(s), 3 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s),
- Active adventure
- Professional bilingual guide on trek tour
- Briefing, equipment, snacks, fees
Day 1: Cuzco-Soraypampa Camp, Peru
Today you will be transferred to Challacancha to start a 3-hour walk to Soraypampa. Enjoy your lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Hike up to Laguna de Humantay for more incredible views of the Andes mountains and then return to camp for the night.
Day 2: Soraypampa Camp-Challhuay, Peru
After breakfast, we will trek to the highest pass on this trek between Salkantay and Humantay mountains. After a 2-hour downhill hike and lunch, we will trek to our campsite at Challhuay or Colcapampa.
Day 3: Challhuay-Aguas Calientes, Peru
Begin your trek through the jungle after an early breakfast. Pass over rivers, through valleys and witness beautiful waterfalls and vegetation. Transfer to Santa Teresa, Hydroelectric Station then walk to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes-Cuzco, Peru
Catch an early bus to Machu Picchu so you can appreciate the magnificent city in the early morning light. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour, followed by free time to explore on your own. You can also climb Huayna Picchu (to be booked in advance at an extra cost) before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cuzco.