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4 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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4 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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04 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

  • Cusco
  • Salkantaypampa
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu

This journey will show you Mother Nature at its best with all its wonders and sights. The area is not especially inhabited, but we will pass one local community to learn about the lifestyle

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Duration 04D / 03N

15,190 ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 15,190 ft.

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ACCOMMODATION Carpas & Hotel

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LEVEL Challenging

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE  SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

 

  • The Salkantay trek is highly recommended for those who wish to embark on a journey through the natural world in its most pure essence.
  • Explore the route of the Salcantay Trek, a peaceful environment that offers you an opportunity to feel its medicine and all its gifts, it has to offer us.
  • Prepare to do the Salkantay trekking to Machu Picchu, considered together the Classic Inca Trail one of the best and less frequented routes selected by most travelers seeking to arrive at Machu Picchu by foot.
  • The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days Tour is the abbreviated version of the classic Salkantay Trek 5 days, and was designed for those travelers who have less time but are ready to explore the Peruvian Andes and aim to reach the last point of this expedition: Machu Picchu Archaeological Site.

Highlights

04 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu – Group Service

The 4-day hike from Salkantay to Machu Picchu certainly has the best landscape the Andes have to offer, explore from the native forest of the Andes to snowy peaks, lakes, glaciers, and cloud forests.

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Overview 4 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu:

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DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE (L)(D)

Pick up from your hotel at approximately 4:00 am to be transferred to Mollepata, where you start the trek from the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, crossing a rocky and arid path until you reach the camp in Suyroccocha.

  • Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4600 m, / 14336 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 4600 m, / 14336 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
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DAY 2: SUYROCCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – HUAYRACMACHAY – COLLPAPAMPA (B)(L)(D)

We will get up early for breakfast and start the ascending trek until we reach the highest point, the Salkantay Pass, and we will take the opportunity to take photos. During the course, we will have a delicious lunch and dinner to recover energy after conquering the pass.

  • Walking Distance – 20km / 12.50 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 feet.
  • Highest Salkantay Elevation – 4630 m. / 15190 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2920 m. / 9514 feet.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
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DAY 3: COLLPAPAMPA – SAYAHUACO– HYDROELECTRIC STATION – AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)

We will wake up very early to start the descent until we reach Sahuayaco Beach, during this trek we will cross an exuberant vegetation of the high Andean forest, observing different fruit fields where banana, coffee, avocado, and cocoa crops stand out.

  • Walking Distance – 20km / 12.50 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 2920 m. / 9514 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4630 m. / 15190 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2050 m. / 6571 feet.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
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DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B)

This last day of the Salkantay Trek 4 days 3 nights, starting with a free breakfast at your hotel, then head to the entrance of Machu Picchu and start the tour of this Inca citadel at the end return to the city of Cusco.

  • Activity Overview: Private Tour in Machu Picchu with optional hike “Huayna Picchu” or “Machu Picchu Mountain”
  • Activity Level: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – SUYROCCOCHA (L)(D)

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We will start the adventure of the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, picking you up very early from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 a.m., to make the journey of approximately 3 hours to the city of Mollepata, known as the gateway to the valley of Salkantay. Along the way, you will experience different microclimates and altitudes, each with its unique agricultural essence, such as the village of Limatambo, known for its avocados. Here we will have a quick breakfast before continuing again in elevation to the community of Soraypampa.

From Soraypampa we will start our walk for about 3 hours until we reach Salkantaypampa (4,100 masl/13,451 ft), where we will have lunch and a moment of rest under the Salkantay glacier, then continue the hike until we reach our final camp in Suyroccocha (4,600 meters/14,336 feet). Here we will settle for the night right at the foot of Salkantay Mountain. In the evening, weather permitting, we will have a spectacular night scene of constellations while we taste dinner and prepare our well-deserved rest.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,554 m / 8,379 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,600 m / 150,91 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,600 m / 150,91 ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7.45 mi
  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Soyroccocha
DAY 2: SUYROCCOCHA - SALKANTAY PASS – HUAYRACMACHAY – COLLPAPAMPA (B)(L)(D)

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Our second day begins with the enjoyment of a delicious breakfast, to then undertake our 2-hour ascent to the highest point of the Salkantay route, the Salkantay Abra (4,650 meters/15,255 feet). Getting spectacular views and photographs of the trail and glacier-covered monañatas.

After conquering the Salkantay Abra, we will begin the descent and notice how the ecosystems will change from alpine to denser vegetation. If we are lucky, it will be possible to see local birds and mammals as we walk. Our lunch will be given in the community of Huayraqmachay.

After lunch, we will continue the descent and we can feel the abrupt change in climate as we enter the humid cloud forest, with a greater presence of dense vegetation and more wildlife. Finally, after about 4 hours, we will reach Collpapampa (2,920 meters/9,580 feet), here the climate is more tropical with abundant flora, a great place to spend the night and recover energy for the next day.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2, 920 / 9,514 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,630 m / 151,9 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2, 920 / 9,514 ft
  • Walking Distance: 22km / 7.45 mi
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Formidable
  • Weather: Warm and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation:  Campsite in Collpapampa
DAY 3: COLLPAPAMPA – SAYAHUACO– HYDROELECTRIC STATION - AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)

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Our hike continues today through the dense vegetation of the high Andean rainforest and fruit fields such as bananas, coffee, avocados, and cocoa, which are the most common in this area. The landscape has waterfalls and a great variety of orchids and birds.

Once we reach the community of Sayahuaco (2,064 meters / 6,771 feet), we will have our delicious lunch, followed by a short drive to the hydroelectric station. From there we will continue on foot after a 3-hour trip to Aguas Calientes (2,050 meters/6,571 feet), where we will rest in the hotel, and in the evening we will have dinner in a tourist restaurant.

NOTE: If you no longer want to travel this last stretch, you can take the train instead of walking for an additional cost of US$ 31.00 which will take you to Aguas Calientes station. Remember to request this change at least 1 day in advance

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 1,890 / 6,200 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2,920 m / 9,514 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 20km / 1,242 mi
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Warm and very humid
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Golden Sunrise Hotel Machu Picchu o similar
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B)

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This is the most awaited day, as today we will visit one of the wonders of the world, the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu, we will get up early to have breakfast at the hotel and proceed to board the bus to Machu Picchu, if we are lucky, we will receive the first rays of the sun at dawn that will illuminate this magical mountain.

The guided tour of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours exploring this wonderful place from another world. At the end of this tour, we will return to Aguas Calientes town to have lunch and rest before boarding our afternoon train, which will take us to Ollantaytambo. Where our private transport will be waiting for us to finally arrive to our hotel in Cusco. Thus ending this great tour of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,050 / 6,571 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,335 m / 8, 797ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 2km / 1,242 mi
  • Walking time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Warm and very humid
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:

OPTIONAL FOR THE SALKANTAY TREK:

Certainly, an extra night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged. This option is very popular as it allows more time to explore Machu Picchu (Machu Pichu elevation 2400 m). This way you may visit the local hot springs which can be a treat after your 4 days of Salkantay Trek.

What's Included?

SALKANTAY TO MACHU PICCHU 4D/3N INCLUDES:

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BRIEFING

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. The meeting will be at 05:00 PM 01 or 02 days before the trip begins.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Experienced bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide (groups more than 9 people)
  • Professional cooks
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
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EQUIPMENT

  • EUREKA and DOITE camping equipment
  • Dining tent, well-equipped
  • Duffle bag (duffle bag for your belongings)
  • Inflatable mattresses or mats/brand: “Therm-A-Rest” or “Rei” (you need to carry)
  • Inflatable pillow (you need to carry)
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottles
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 2)
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 nights in comfortable and spacious tents
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes – Day 03.
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FOOD AND WATER

  • 03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 03 Afternoon Snacks, and 03 Dinners.
  • Boiled water for the trekking (day 1 is on your own) – bring a camelback or a bottle to refill with water.
  • If you have a dietary request, such as vegetarian food, please let us know when booking and reconfirm the day of our briefing.
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TRANSPORT

  • Pick up from your hotel/Airbnb located around the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Transport to Soraypampa
  • Return train Aguas Calientes — Ollantaytambo (Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail))
  • Consettur Bus (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes)
  • Return transport to Cusco
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OTHER

  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will be woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us). US$ 25.00
  • A Pair of Walking Sticks (Can be hired from us). US$ 15.00
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 04.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 85.00
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

Here’s the essential items guide to pack for your Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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ESSENTIALS

  • Original Passport
  • Valid Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Water storage: Water bottles or Camelbaks are recommended.
  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

Mules will carry up to 7 kg of personal belongings. This should include the sleeping bag and inflatable mattress (if you bring or rent one). For us, these two items weigh 2.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments & hiking socks
  • Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • Wool hat
  • 1 Fleece
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (rent from us)
  • Trekking poles (rent from us)
  • Battery Charger (power bank)
  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Duffle bag (we will provide you)
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
  • Camara
  • Earplugs
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight

Prices

SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS GROUP SERVICE

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2 or More People US$ 569.00

OUR GROUP SIZE: We offer small groups, not more than 10 people.

Discounts for Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Group of 05 or more: US$ 25.00 All of you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time.
  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. Likewise, For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. Similarly, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

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FAQS?

What is the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is the second most famous trekking route in Peru, which allows you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It is also a more challenging alternative to the Salkantay Trek, as it develops at a higher altitude and the trail is more stony. However, it also provides you with a visually stunning experience across various landscapes, including mountains, glaciers, and the Andean rainforest.

What to expect from the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

In contrast to the Salkantay Trek with its exclusive archaeological sites, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a journey of more adventure and natural landscapes, ideal for travelers who like more scenic landscapes. In which you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Andean mountains, part of the dense Cusco jungle, and the famous Nevado Salkantay.

At what altitude is the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

During the Salkantay Trek tour 4 days and 3 nights, we will reach different elevations. Starting the trek at an altitude of approximately 2,900 meters/9,514 feet in the Mollepata town and during the journey you will reach the maximum altitude of 4,650 meters/15,255 feet, which is reached in the Salkantay pass on the second day of the tour.

How difficult is the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

Along your excursion from the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu you will face different challenges such as height variations (ascents to snow and descents to the Cusco jungle), climate changes, temperature, and stony terrain. You should consider the recommendations of the professional guide in charge and have a good physical condition to overcome the challenges since this path is considered moderate to challenging.

Should I do a physical preparation before the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights?

Perform previous training exercises such as small regular walks, cardiovascular exercises, and muscle strengthening. These exercises will help you with the resistance to the physical effort to overcome the long hours of continuous trekking. This will help you to have a more comfortable and pleasant experience.

Where does the Salkantay trek start and end 4 days 3 nights?

The tour of the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu begins as soon as we get off our transport in the town of Mollepata, point from where we will start a walk along this incredible path, crossing arid terrain, then pass through dense areas of vegetation and finally until you reach Machu Picchu.

Note: Remember that this tour starts from the pick up of your hotel and ends at the return in Cusco.

How do I know the availability of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu?

This trail does not usually have complications when booking, as it is not as famous and crowded as the Salkantay Trek, so you will not have to worry about finding a space to travel this path, However, it is highly recommended to consult with our sales agents, who will inform you of the updated availability and the ideal dates to make this trek.

Where to book Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu??

The Salkantay Trek route does not require mandatory permits like the Inca Trail, which means you can do it on your own, however, to enjoy a safe and formal adventure, it is essential to hire the services of a travel agency like Inkayni Peru Tours. Ensuring services such as transportation and trained staff from the beginning to the end of the tour.

How long in advance should I book the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu tour?

While it is true that the availability of this trail is not limited, the recommendation is to make your reservation as soon as possible or 3 months before your chosen date, since the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a famous trekking route and maintains a stable level of demand.

Do I need to make a deposit to secure my Salkantay trek tour 4 days 3 nights?

Yes, it is essential to deposit to reserve a space in the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, for which you must contact our sales agents and check the availability of your favorite date.

After availability for the Salkantay Trek has been confirmed for the requested date, it is essential to deposit 40% of the total amount of the trek to secure your trip. These deposits can be made by credit or debit card, bank transfer, Western Union, and PayPal.

Once the payment has been made, the reservation will be confirmed by email to the email you provided during the booking.

Is it possible to change the start date to the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu after booking?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to make changes to the dates once the reservations have been confirmed, this is because the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are purchased as a priority, and are not transferable or refundable. It is important to be sure you select the correct dates when booking.

What if I cancel my booking at Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, the deposit is refundable?

It is important to note that once the deposit has been made for the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights, this amount is used to acquire the entry permit to the Archaeological Complex of Machu Picchu and ensure all the necessary services for the tour on the date requested. And if it is canceled, this amount cannot be recovered.

Can I transfer my spot from the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu to someone else?

Unfortunately not, as the revenues to Machu Picchu are for unique and personal use, therefore, they are non-transferable. Once a deposit is issued, it is filled in with the customer data and subsequently cannot be modified.

What is the difference between the Salkantay Trek Classic (4 days) and the Salkantay Trek 5 days?

The main difference between these versions is apart from techniques such as duration, cost, and difficulty. For that reason, the classic requires a somewhat higher level of resistance since you will travel the trails in a shorter time.

On the other hand, the Salkantay Trek 5 days, is designed for travelers who want to travel this path more gradually, giving you a quieter experience and with the plus of being able to visit the beautiful Humantay Lagoon on the first day.

What can I do in Cusco before the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights?

The main reason to spend 2 to 3 days in the city of Cusco (3,399 m) before making the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, is acclimatization, during this time you can take the opportunity to walk around the city or take one of the following tours, that will help you acclimate much faster.

City Tour Cusco: explore the city of Cusco with an afternoon guided tour.

Sacred Valley + Chinchero Tour: If you do this tour and plan to stay in Ollantaytambo, we will organize your pick-up at this place, with prior coordination with our travel agents, to start your walk on the Salkantay Trek.

South Valley Tour: Explore the route south of Cusco as you acclimate to the altitude of the Andes.

What if the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights runs out?

If we fail to find a space on the required date, our sales agents will contact you to offer alternative dates or alternate versions such as the Salkantay Trek 5 days and the short Salkantay Trek. We can also offer you alternate treks, which are amazing and can give you a dream experience.

Is it better to travel with a group of 8 people or one from 12 to 16?

In contrast to other agencies that operate with numerous groups, Inkayni Peru Tours offers you the experience of trekking in small groups of only 10 people. This is done to ensure a more personalized and comfortable experience at all times.

What is the best season to make the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

The best season to make the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, is during the dry season, which covers from April to October, since during this season the days are sunny and the possibility of rains is almost zero, something that significantly helps to have a quiet and safe experience during the journey.

However, it is important to consider that, during November to March, the trail has a lower influx of travelers, due to rain. Something that positively affects the flora, is ideal if you are an enthusiastic nature traveler.

Is there an age limit for the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

There are no age-specific restrictions or rules for performing the Salkantay Trek, however, at Inkayni Peru Tours as a responsible travel agency, we will only accept reservations for children aged 12 and over, as long as parents take full responsibility for them throughout the walk.

Therefore, children under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult and for passengers from 60 years to older, it is recommended to hire an additional muleteer.

How many days should I acclimate in Cusco before doing the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights?

To ensure an optimal adaptation to the altitude and minimize the symptoms of altitude sickness that may happen during the trek, we advise you to spend at least two days in the city of Cusco before starting your adventure. This period will allow you to adapt effectively to exceed the height of the Salkantay Snow, also remember to follow the following tips:

  • Keep proper hydration.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption before and after arriving; wait to adapt.
  • Limit red meat consumption in the first few days.
  • Opt for light fruits and soups in your initial diet.
  • Take mate de coca, ideal for reducing symptoms, but do not abuse, as it could cause insomnia and upset stomach.
What to do or how to prevent altitude sickness on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

The trekking trail has fairly marked altitude variations, crossing snow at more than 4,600 masl and then a descent to the jungle area of Cusco, so, if possible suffer the symptoms, even mildly at best. So you must take into account not to exceed its limits and in case you have any symptoms, inform the guide as soon as possible and thus, you can take the necessary measures for recovery.

How are the meals during the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights?

At Inkayni Peru Tours we consider the importance of varied, nutritious, and above all delicious food, so we offer a wide variety of foods in the Salkantay Trek. That is why we will offer you 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and 3 happy hours so that you recover all the energy of the trek and at the same time enjoy a culinary experience of the highest level.

If you are vegetarian, vegan, or otherwise, you must inform us to ensure a personalized dining experience.

Where can I leave the luggage that I do not need to take to the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

If you have luggage that will not be necessary during your journey on the Salkantay Trek, you can keep it in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service at no additional cost). In case your hotel does not offer this service, we will take care of storing your luggage safely in our facilities.

Are trekking poles necessary for the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

Yes, it is highly recommended to have trekking poles for the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Since they provide you with additional support when walking through the varied terrain of this trail, reducing the impacts of each step while offering an improved balance.

If you do not have canes to make Salkantay Trek, you can rent them with us for an extra price of USD 15.00.

Why do I have to attend the briefing before the Salkantay Trek excursion to Machu Picchu?

The briefing is important, as you will have the opportunity to meet your guide, who will explain important details about the activities, itinerary, the clothes you should wear and the weather conditions you will face (according to your season).

Note: if you have not yet canceled the remaining balance of the trek, you can do so during this meeting.

Will I need a muleteer for the Salkantay trek 4 days 3 nights?

This tour already includes a carrier to carry your luggage (7 kg), in which you must include all the necessary items and in case you have extra implements such as professional film equipment, if you can access an additional muleteer, who can carry your belongings for an additional cost.

If I am traveling alone on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, can I have my own tent?

If you are a solo traveler, you will share the tent with someone of the same gender. In case you strictly require a personal and private tent, you will need to consult with our sales agents to know the amount to pay.

Are there baths on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

Yes, along the Salkantay Trek, especially in the towns, you will find houses that provide this service, which is usually very basic and with cold running water.

Is there a telephone signal or internet connection on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu?

During your Salkantay Trek tour, you will likely find limited or no telephone and internet connection due to the mountainous geography and away from the tech cities. It is important to remember that the purpose of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is to appreciate the natural environment, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and return with renewed energies.

Is it possible to choose a different train than Inkayni Peru Tours?

If you want to improve your train travel experience when returning from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you can opt for the Vistadome train from Peru Rail, for which an additional cost of $45.00 USD (per route) will apply. We advise you to contact our sales agents for detailed information on this topic.

Extra Services?

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PRICE

Hire of sleeping bag – 5 season $ 25
Walking stick highly recommended! $ 15
Single supplement $ 70
Additional night at 3 star hotel $ 85

Why Inkayni?

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included double thickness foam sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff.

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