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Trek Salkantay Classic 5 days

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous trek in South America and one of the 5 best treks in the world. Along 28 miles (45 km.) The Camino del Inca combines incredible panoramic views, lush forests, a sub-tropical jungle of splendid natural surroundings with the magnificent work of the Incas as the exceptional stone carving on the road, terraces of agriculture, water sources, tunnels and amazing Archaeological Sites.

USD 420

Itinerary Salkantay Classic 5 days

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

From Cusco very early in the morning at 5.00am.we will go by bus to MOLLEPATA (2850 mswnm (this the beginning of the trek) it takes around 3 hours, when we get here we have our first breakfast and arrange our horses, afterwards we walk up for around 3 more hours to CRUZ PATA Where we have lunch, after the lunch we will have one hour to take a rest and the, we start walking to SORAYPAMPA (3.850 M.A..S.L) in this part of the trail, we are going to see in front of us, the first HUMANTAY snow capped mountain. After we will get to see in front first campsite at 5:30 pm where our porters will be waiting with some hot tea. And later we are going to eat our dinner (the first campsite is the coldest).

Day 02: Soraypampa – Chaullay

After having a good breakfast and leaving at 6:30am. Here We have to climb up for four hours to the first pass of SALKANTAY mountain. Which is over 4.540 m.a.s.l. here on the top of this Salkantay mountain (highest point). We stop for around 25 minutes to take group pictures, because from here, we will have great views of range of the mountains and we will find some heaps of stones (Apachayta) around this pass. After this, We are going dawn for 4 hours through a nice trail to Chaullay, which is over lower than first campsite 2.900 m.a.s.l where we have our tea time and dinner.

Day 03: Chaullay – Santa Teresa

We leave from Chaullay early as well after our breakfast at 7.00 am we will pass through COLLCAPAMPA. In this part of the trek we will walk on a narrow trail on the mountainside, crossing some species of orchids and different kinds of plants, and some cornfields, fruit fields and we have opportunity to see the most beautiful waterfall on the trail. After walking for 5 hours. Finally we will get to LA PLAYA place, which take a small truck to go SANTA TERESA town is over 1.645m.s.a.l it is going to be just 45 minutes by truck and we will get to SANTA TERESA around 1:00 pm to set up our tents here We can go to the medicinal hot springs waters which is only 45 minutes from Santa Teresa town.

Day 04: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

We get up at 7.00 in the morning and after breakfast we start walking for around 2 hours to get the Urubamba river . After this spectacular experience we keep going for 2 more hours to a hydroelectric power station which is also a small village and the train station for this part of the trail. Here we can see many kinds of fruits, tree and plants. Finally we arrive at the last place of our things ready and around 3:00pm we will take the local train to Agues Calientes (1 hour) where we spend the night in a hotel.

Day 05: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

We have to get up very early in the morning at 5:30 am to have breakfast and then take the first bus to the Archeological Site of Machupicchu, When we get to Machupicchu The tour guide is going to explain the meanings , importance and story of Machupicchu while we walk around the city and visit the most important places of Machupicchu for around 2 hours. After the explanation you the option for climbing up to the Huaynapicchu Mountain, enjoying all of Machupicchu. After you can take a bus to Aguas Calientes and then we coach the train back to Cusco during 4 hours getting to Cusco 8:20 pm. approximately.

Optional Items:

  • Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Lunch the last day in Aguas Calientes Town.

Including the activity

It includes

  • Professional Bilingual Guide.
  • Bus from Cusco to Mollepata. (beginning of the trail.)
  • Horses to carry the equipment.
  • Cook and horsemen.
  • Camping equipment ( tents, mattresses, tables and seats
  • cooking tent and eating tent).
  • Excellent meals 04 breakfast / 04 lunches / 04 dinners).
  • First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
  • Accommodation in a hotel -1 night in Aguas Calientes town
  • Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
  • Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.

Does not include

  • First breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the fifth day
  • Lunch on the last day after visiting Machupcchu.
  • Walking Sticks. (We can rent it at the agency).
  • The descent bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes. $ 12.00.
  • Sleeping bag can be rented from us.


  • To bring:
  • Original Pasport
  • Backpack and sleeping bag.
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Rain coat or poncho.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat.
  • Water bottle.
  • Water purifying tables.
  • Flash light and knife.
  • Towel and toilet paper.
  • Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies and others).
  • Personal Medical Kit.
  • Extra soles for last dinner, and last lunch in Aguas Calientes Town and Hot Springs.

Activity prices

Option 01

Group service
$ 420 / per person
  • Group maximum 10 people

Option 02

Private service
$ 570 / per person
  • Group minimun 2 people
USD 420
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