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Salkantay Exclusive Trek to Machu Picchu 7 days

Salkantay Exclusive Trek to Machu Picchu 7 days


Overview Salkantay Exclusive Trek

The Salkantay Exclusive Trek 7 days and 6 nights is a combination of the Classic Inca Trail and the Salkantay hike, this tour starts in Cusco City with a transportation until Mollepata town where the hike starts, after pass the Salkantay pampa pass the hike enters to the Inca Trail to meet the chefs and porters in Huayllabamba, the next days are through the Classic Inca Trail until arrive in Machu Picchu where the hike ends.

  • First day:  Arrival to Cusco city – hotel night in Cusco.
  • Second day:  Walking city tour in the ancient capital of the Incas.
  • Third-Day: Cusco – Mollepata – Wayraqmachay.
  • Fourth day: Wayraqmachay – Playa Sahuayacu.
  • Fifth day:  Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes.
  • Sixth day: Machu Picchu tour and train back to Cusco.
  • Seventh Day: Transfer to the airport in Cusco.


Salkantay Exclusive Trek


Day 1: Landing in Cusco and hotel night.

Our representative will wait for you at the airport with your name in a banner or with the company’s logo, after picking you up he or she will transfer you until your hotel that usually is located in the main area of Cusco city or Cusco’s downtown, the transfer will take you just 15 minutes, the rest of this morning is for acclimatizing your body to the high altitude.

Day 2: Walking Tour in the Ancient Capital of the Incas!!

Your Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel later than breakfast time, the time will be confirmed for you during your pick up from the airport a day ago, you will able to visit the principal attractions of the city such as:

  • Cusco Main Square
  • Sanit Peter local market
  • 12 angle stone
  • San Blas neighborhood
  • Nazarenas Square
  • Temple of the Sun

Day 3: Cusco – Soraypampa – Wayraqmachay Camp Site.

The day will begin very early with your hotel pick up, you will be transferred by our team until Mollepata town where you will have your breakfast (not included), and after breakfast you will drive more than 1 hour until the starting point of the trail Soraypampa, there you will meet your complete team, chefs and horsemans. Before get the top of the trail you will have your lunch in a beautiful place Soyrococha, after lunch. You will get the hights point of the trail The abra or the Pass of Salkantay Mountain “the savage mountain”, our campsite today will be Wayraqmachay.

  • Campsite: Wayraqmachay 3800 m / 12467 ft.
  • Distance: 13 km / 8.06 miles
  • Highest point: Salkantaya pass 4650 m / 15200 ft.

Day 4: Wayraqmachay – Playa Sahuayacu Camp Site.

Your longest day will start very early with your breakfast, after breakfast you will go down until the lunch spot, Colpapampa where you will have the opportunity to talk with local people and learn something about them, after lunch you will continue going down until our campsite Playa Sahuayacu, this day will be full of surprises because you will descend from the Andes until the rain forest or jungle forest, from cold weather to hot weather..

  • Campsite: Playa Sahuayacu 2500 m / 8202 ft.
  • Distance: 17 km / 10.500 miles
  • Highest point: Wayraqmachay 3800 m / 12467 ft.

Day 5: Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes.

This day is very interesting because you will visit your first Inca site Llactapata, you will start climbing up around 8 am, and get the Inca site around 11 am, after spending time in this Inca site with a spectacular view of Machu Picchu, you will go down until Hydroelectric where you will have your lunch, after lunch you will follow the train rail until Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night in a Hotel.

  • Distance: 19 km / 11.78 miles
  • Highest point: Llaqtapa 2760 m / 9052 ft.

Day 6: Machu Picchu, Train back to Cusco

You will have breakfast at 5:00 am and then catch a 25-minute bus ride, at approximately 5:30 am to Machu Picchu, in order to appreciate the magnificent city during its sunrises.

A walking tour, approximately 2 hours, is given by your guide and after this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourself.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, it can be reached by bus for lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco.

The train usually leaves at 2:55 pm and we will arrive at Ollantaytambo at 4:40 pm and then will take the bus to Cusco and will arrive at Cusco at 7 or 8 pm.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the airport in order to catch your flight to Lima or to another city.

Includes / Not include

Our Salkantay Exclusive Trek Included

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in a 3-star hotel (2 in Cusco and 1 in Aguas Calientes)
  • Walking tour in Cusco
  • Private transportation for all transfers.
  • Assistant guide.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Return transportation (bus to start of trail and tourist train back to Ollanta).
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • 1 Bus ticket up to the Machu Picchu world heritage site.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4-afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits, and popcorn) and 3 dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • 4 man tents are provided for 2 people only.
  • Sleeping mattresses.
  • Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Extra oxygen.
  • First-Aid kit.
  • A spare blanket per tent.
  • Toilet tent
  • Hot portable shower

Not Included but you can get from us

  • Entrances to Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Personal porter up to 7 kgs or 14 kgs
  • Walking sticks (can be rented from us)

Not Included

  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 7
  • Water, (during the first 4 hours, after that, our team will provide you)
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Laundry

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