Salkantay Hike

Cusco, Machu Picchu
Duration: 4 Days
Max Altitud: 4,600 m
Activities: Tradicional

 4 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Short Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is suitable for those hikers who want to see the impousing Salkantay Mountain from up close, but there is not enough time to go all the way or restricted to go there for other reasons. This Short Salkantay trekking package offers an impressive view of the Salkantay Glacier and other peaks of the Vilcanota Valley. Not only does it have views of the snow peaks, but also the great opportunity to explore the Inca city of Machu Picchu and observe its fascinating Andean culture. Join us in this unique adventure!!!


  • 4 day hiking to Machu Picchu with a professional guide
  • Visit and explore the Llactapata ruins
  • The best alternative trek to Machu Picchu
Price Per Night



Quick Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa 

  • Day 02: Chaullay – Playa

  • Day 03: Playa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

  • Day 04: Hike to Machu Picchu


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

We will pick you up between 04:15 and 04:45 a.m. in your  respective Hotel. The departure of our walk to Salkantay is at 05:00 a.m. During our tour in our mobility we will pass through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata at approximately 07:30 am. where we will have our first breakfast, to then start our hike from Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu arriving to Cruzpata where we will have a little rest, continuing our walk we will go to Soraypampa (first campsite) to enjoy our delicious lunch. In the afternoon we will head towards the mountain of the Humantay Lagoon, where we will appreciate this beautiful glacier and the lagoon that reflects this beautiful place, later we will return to our camp in Soraypampa, where we will have dinner and sleep. 

Day 2: Soraypampa – Collpabamba – Chaullay

On this second day we will wake up very early to enjoy our breakfast. We will leave the camp at 07:00 am approximately, during the whole trip we will appreciate the snow of the Short Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and the different housing constructions of the indigenous people, also we will appreciate their crops and the servant of their animals like the llama and the alpaca. On the trek from Short Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu we will arrive at Salkantay Pampa and the Collpabamba valley where we will have our lunch. After our lunch we will continue the walk to the cloud forest 17500 meters above sea level, where we will appreciate the orchid varieties and the formations of the rivers and waterfalls of great magnitude and also this day we can appreciate the majestic snow peak of the sacred Apu Salkantay, reaching Chaullay place where our dinner awaits us and where we will overnight.

Day 3: Chaullay – Aguas Calientes Town

On this day we will also get up early to enjoy our breakfast, begin our walk appreciating a variety of coca crops, considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors which is currently cultivated in tropical areas, this last section will be descent to the beach and there we will take a transport to Santa Teresa, then we get to Hidroeléctrica.







– Pick up from the Hotel in Cusco to the train station.
– Train tickets for Expedition or Voyager service (PeruRail or IncaRail).
– Guided service with a professional tour guide.
– Entrance ticket to the archaeological group of only Machu Picchu.
– Bus tickets up and down Machu Picchu.
– Return Train tickets in Expedition or Voyager service (PeruRail or IncaRail).
– Pick up from the train station to leave at your hotel in Cusco.
– Reservations of tickets, spaces and Agency services.
– Taxes (we issue payment vouchers).


  • Tips
  • Food
  • Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain 
  • Entrance to Machupicchu Mountain 
  • Entrance to Manuel Chavez Ballon Museum


    Freequently Asked Questions

    What is Machu Picchu?

    Are there llamas in Machu Picchu?

    Yes, there are several adorable llamas in the old city. Actually, there are just over 20 llamas (28-35). They all have names that can be found on labels behind their ears. Sobe prepare and take some funny photos with llamas!!

    When to go to Machu Picchu?

    The time is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum ones around 20 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something raincoat with you, because the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; If you definitely do not want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its more intense green. The intermediate months (April and September), offer the best of both seasons.

    Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

    Machu Picchu can be visited by people of all ages; However, it is possible that children under 8 are not very clear, where they are or how amazing it can be, that is why they do not pay to enter Machu Picchu; however, you can reward them with a tour of the Butterfly House.