Our Salkantay 4 Day Trek Cusco Peru is perfect for adventures, with this plan Salkantay trek Machupicchu 4 days 3 nights, with good camping equipment, so this 4 Day Salkantay Trek is organized with an experienced local tour guide, who can help you with the high altitude problems. Moreover, we give you a professional chef, who cooks organic Peruvian food with plenty of drinking water, and hot drinks after each meal, along with the Salkantay trekking.
Firstly, we start this trip from Soraypampa and then we hike to Patallacta, Machupicchu and moreover along the road, we watch the amazing snow-capped mountains of Humantay and Salkantay, so this hike starts from the brown Andes mountains and afterward, the following days, we hike through the beginning of the amazon jungle of Peru, on the way to Machupicchu.
Also, on day three, you will be surprised with the size of avocados fruits and also farming coffee fields then yucca and bananas and some waterfalls so, in conclusion, this is the beginning of the amazon jungle with very lush vegetation and we hike this place having this program named Salkantay trek Machupicchu 4 days 3 nights.
In conclusion, this hike is way better than hiking the traditional Inca trail to Machu Pichu, since you see some lagoons and snow-capped mountains and nice campsites with okey bathrooms and hot shower with wi-fi.
Also, you need some reasonable level of fitness to finish this amazing hike to Machupicchu, so you have to make your body adapt to the height at Cusco city doing some hikes a least for 2 days since this Salkantay Trek start from 3600 masl (11,811ft) and arriving at the highest point up to 4600 masl (15,091ft) and the last day hiking is the lowest part is 1,950 masl( 6397ft).
So we take care of it all from door to door.
In Peru country, we have many hiking adventure mountains, and one of them is Salkantay Trekking with a connection to Machu Picchu city, and this trek start from the beautiful brown Andes mountains with watching some snow-capped mountains of Humantay and Salkantay.
Then, this trek takes you through the beginning of the Amazon jungle, and see some waterfall, then hiking through the valley of Machupicchu city to Aguas Calientes town, also see along the route some coffee plantations and some citric trees.
Why With Us
Why Salkantay Trek To Machu picchu With Us?
- In Chacras Travel Peru, we are pioneered hike-based adventures over ten years ago, and we organize small groups for better experience adventure to Machu Picchu in a safe way.
- Our tour guides are passionate about guiding tourist groups, responsibility, experience, moreover, they speak English, Spanish then Quechua, which is an Inca language, so they are able to communicate with locals from around the area.
- Having an adventure trek with us will always feel like traveling among friends, plus small groups
- About food, it is one of the most important on the hike. so we carry a balance and nutritive meal, along the trek, mainly our food is a fresh buffet with a lot of varieties of the Peruvian local dishes, in other to make special and unforgettable trips, the food quality provided by Chacras Travel Peru, along the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, is prepared by the Peruvian professional experienced chef.
- The most important with us, no hidden fees & charges, at the end of Salkantay Trek
- In conclusion, our treks are organized with everything included, from the beginning to the end ( no shared transport with other traveling companies)
Itinerary For Salkantay Trekking
Day One: Soray And Pass Salkantay Huayracmachay
We pick you up at 4:30 am, then we ride our private car to the beginning of the Salkantay trek so arriving at the place called Soraypampa and as soon as we get here, we have our breakfast and then, in a brief time to hike through this magic road and watch the gorges snow mountains being two mountains like Salkantay and then arriving at the lunch place in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
So, after some lunch, we hike about 45 minutes uphill to the pass of this Salkantay trek being at 4600 masl ( 15,091 ft) So ones you here time to enjoy the best views and afterward we go downhill for 3 hours and arriving at the campsite named Huaracmacha by 6:pm even before this time and then the welcome to this scenic camp with some warm water for the wash-up and some tea and afterward dinner by 7:pm.
Included: Breakfast and lunch and then dinner
Day Two: Chayhuay Lluscamayo La Playa
Time, to wake you up 5: am with some coca tea and then some good breakfast which is like a buffet and then time to walk, whenever you are ready so today the walk is downhill for 3 hours to the beginning of the amazon jungle and afterward comes gentle road for the 30 minutes to the lunch place called CHAYHUAY.
so from this point, the hike is gentle, passing through some beautiful waterfall and then some streams along the way with some wooden bridges and watching some fruit trees, like granadilla and avocados trees and then coffee plantations so arriving today to the camp by 6:pm in a normal pace, which located at 2000 masl and the temperature is surprisingly warm.
Included: Breakfast and lunch, dinner
Day Three: Llactapata Idro-Electric And Hike To Aguas Calientes
Wake up time 4:30 am and then time to go through bus road for 20 minutes and afterward connecting to the properly Incas’ trail with some step for 4 hours up to the Lost City of the Incas which still covered by the vegetation and some views to Machupicchu and then we go downhill for 2 hours and a half and on the way to the lunch place you will see some waterfall.
So lunch is today by the train station and then time to say goodbye to the cooking team and afterward time to hike to Aguas Calientes town for 3 1/2 which is a side of the train rail and hiking nice gentle dirt road with some views to Machupicchu city and surrounded by giant trees and finally, arriving at the hostel at Aguas Calientes town.
Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day Four: Machupicchu Cusco
Time, to wake up at 4:30 am and then you walk up to Machupicchu o take a bus and afterward we take you to Machupicchu viewpoint and then two hours guided tour, and afterward time to enjoy your free time for a couple of hours then leaving this place for the way back to the train station Aguas Calientes town.
So, we ride the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo then Bus to Cusco and then we drop you off at your place at Cusco city, so this is the end of our trip named Salkantay trek Machupicchu 4 days 3 nights.
Included: Hostel and breakfast
Walking Distances At Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights:
- First day: 8 hours and 16th kilometers
- Second day two: 9 hours and 18th kilometers
- Third day: 6 hours and 12th kilometers
- Fourth day: 3 1/2 hours 8 kilometers
- The total of walking the entire trip is 51 kilometers
- TIME TO GO: All year round
What Is Included At Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights:
- Private vehicle to Soraypampa
- English speaking plus paramedic tour guide
- 7 kilos porter service for your personal items and extra clothes, mattress, sleeping bag to be carried by mules, (so you just need to carry your daypack with everything you will need during the day).
- Full board meals 5 Breakfast, and 5 Lunches, and then 3 Dinners.
- Vegetarian and vegan or special diet meals upon request
- Dining and cooking tents with tables and then chairs.
- Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent.
- First-aid kit with an oxygen tank
- Horses/mules to carry tents, food, and cooking equipment.
- Hot water for washing purposes.
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes town, double or triple accommodation
- Admission ticket to Machu Picchu
- Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then car to Cusco.
Not Included: For Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights
- Sleeping bags
- Thermal rest roll mattress
- The traditional tips for your guide, cook, and staff are optional, not mandatory.
We Recommend To Bring For Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights:
- Comfortable daypack.
- Sleeping bag (Minus 8ºC)
- Warm clothes and trekking pants, not jeans
- Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
- Flashlight and some charger so the second camp has electricity
- Sun protection, sun hat, sunglasses
- Some pair socks, gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights
- Insect repellent, rain poncho: A good rain jacket
- Extra plastic bags especially in the wet season and some rain cover for your backpack
- Some medical kit
- Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
- Extra money for things along the road like a taste the local organic coffee and tips for the working team
- US$ 20 for the Down sleeping bag
- US$ 20 for rented Backpack
- US$20 a pair of trekking poles
Salkantay Trek Elevation
Salkantay trek start at 3,600 masl (11,811ft) and the highest point we arrive is the Salkantay pass, situated at 4600 masl (15,091ft) then finishing the trek at 2,000 masl( 6,561ft).
Also, this trek starts from the Andes mountains and finishing at the beginning of the Amazon jungle, with very lush vegetation and warm climate. The most important is the campsites provide, wifi, hot shower, drinks.
Price: For Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights
- US$465.00 per person in the shared group
Note: For Salkantay Trek Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights
- US$ 430.00 with Isic student card
- 2-3 person group us$ 1,300 per person
- 4-5 person group us$ 950 per person
- 6-8 person group us$ 750 per person
- We help you 8kg from your personal belongings for the trek, so that means you just carry your daypack
Note: We do daily departures
Very important to know: Ticket to Huaynapicchu mountain are provided when you required it in advance since the number of people is 400 hundred per day, but if you feel, like hiking in Machupicchu, you can go for the sun gate, which is gentle up for an hour, it takes 2 hours round trip.
How I Book Salkantay Trekking To Machupicchu
For booking this Salkantay Trek, you have to send us some deposit of US$150 dollars through our Paypal account and Paypal charge the 7% from any amount of money to send, so that means you need to send us, US$160 and then the rest of the money in cash, when you arrive in Cusco city and then, you need to send us the following details to our Gmail: email@example.com
- The date of the tour and type of tour
- Number of people
- Address at Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
- Email and WhatsApp to keep in touch
- Passport copy through WhatsApp to pay the Peruvian tax
Then, we send you an email confirmation of the deposit and the tour.
Note: The US$160 dollars deposit, is per person, for booking this tour, then the rest of the money in Cusco city in cash, it can be in dollars or soles, this is up to you, also please the final payment with good US$ bills, because the broken dollars bills no working in Peru.
This is our Paypal account to send the deposit: firstname.lastname@example.org