5 Day Trekking Salkantay Snow Peak Route to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket

Hike for four days on the Salkantay Trek, a scenic alternative to the more traditional Inca Trail, and visit the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – on the fifth day. Pass imposing glaciers, lush tropical valleys and high mountain jungle terrain, taking in spectacular views of the natural landscape at every turn. You’ll camp under the gaze of Salkantay Mountain, climb to Huayracpampa Pass, hike past stunning waterfalls on the way to Llucmabamba and board the train for Aguas Calientes before touring Machu Picchu!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VIPAC Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product


Stop At: Mollepata

Very early in the morning, we will go toward the small village of Mollepata, characterized by a temperate climate and vegetation of the high jungle region. On our way, we will visit the archeological complexes of Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi. We will also observe the Humantay snow-capped mountain. We will continue our journey to Soraypampa, from where we will start our trekking to another wonderful landscape, the Salkantay snow-capped mountain. Finally, we will get to the lagoon of Soroy Cocha, point of our first camp.

Duration: 8 hour


Stop At: Cusco

After a hearty breakfast, we will go on our trekking around the Salkantaypampa snow-capped mountain. We will climb up to reach the Huayrapampa pass, located at 4,600 meters above sea level. Next, we will head toward the Huayrapampa community, where we will eat lunch. Last, we will continue to get to Colcapampa, place where we will camp. If we wish, we can enjoy the hot springs of Colcapampa

Duration: 8 hour


Stop At:

We will start our day with healthy mate to wake up reinvigorated. After breakfast, we will continue with our trekking. Unlike the previous days, we will descend and enter the high jungle or ceja de selva, where we will observe all lush vegetation, breathtaking waterfalls up to 80 meters, as well as attractive varieties of orchids, birds, insects, and other animals native to the area. Finally, we will get to our camp in Sawayaco

Duration: 8 hour


Stop At: Aguas Calientes

Very early, we will start our trekking toward the village of Lucmabamba. We will take an ascendant road through the subtropical forest to reach the Inca Complex of Llactapata, also known as the "Town of Heights", which is located at the foot of a mountain on the left bank of Cusicacha River. From Llactapata, we will observe part of Mach Picchu and the mountain ranges of the forest. Next, we will go on towards the hydroelectric plant, from where we will see the Valley of Urubamba River. We will depart to Aguas Calientes by train. Overnight at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes.

Duration: 8 hour


Stop At: Machu Picchu

Early in the morning, our guide will take us to the Lost City of the Incas to visit the Inca complex and its terraces, steps, ceremonial shrines and urban areas. Magic is all around the place. We will have time to peacefully explore the city on our own. At the arranged time we will return to Cusco by train and be transferred to our hotel.

Duration: 8 minutes
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