Salkantay Trek - Machu Picchu 5D-4N

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This Trek Was Recently Named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
A new different alternative for the conventional Inca trail trekking route , on the south face of the Salkantay Glacier. This trek combines high mountains and jungles ,before arriving to MachuPicchu , the "lost city of the Incas". We will be trekking on the Vilcabamba range, that goes though different ecological niches, from a high 4,700 meter pass down to 1000 meters , bypassing coffee, bananas and papaya plantations. Good opportunities for bird watching as we follow the tropical high jungle Santa Teresa River where we can bathe.
We are proud to say that we run Ecological safe trips and that we try to recycle everything possible. For instance all the organic left overs from the trips are collected and taken back to Cusco were it gets mixed with the manure of our egg producing chickens and rabbit manure , so we make compost. After some time we mixed it with california worms and produce Humus. Later on this is used as a natural fertilizer in our green houses to produce vegetables , irrigated with clean water , so they are organically grown . Such as our lettuces , cucumbers, onions,potatoes, cilantro , basil, spinach, beats , green beans , red peppers , carrots ,etc.
All the inorganic and human waste is collected in different containers and taken back to Cusco , to be disposed of at the local dump.
NOTICE: If you take this trip with us, we will give you a ONE DAY RAFTING TRIP FOR FREE , also a T-Shirt.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco - Soraypampa

Departure from Cusco, 3.400 m to Mollepata above the Apurimac River .A 5 hour scenic drive takes us to our camp at Soraypampa 4000 m. This is a unique camp located between two high peaks the Salkantay and the Humantay , with spectacular views of the glaciers. (B+L+D)


Today we trek over a high pass at 4,700 meters , with the Salkantay Glacier on our right side and the glaciered peak of Humantay, 5,990 meters on the other. Then down to camp in the valley below. We trek into a hidden part of the high Andes, our path is the only access into this remote area. During four days, we will be passing though some of the most spectacular scenery in Peru, trekking over icy passes, across high planes and down into the jungle. We will be provided with double occupancy sleeping tents, kitchen and dining tents, latrine tent and the services of arrieros (wranglers). Breathtaking view of the massive Salkantay peak 6,150 m the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Range. (B+L+D)


As we follow the Santa Teresa River, the weather will become warmer and our surroundings more tropical. You will trek into the "Ceja de Selva"(the eyebrow of the jungle), with colorful orchids, hummingbirds and flocks of parrots. The contrast between this lush area and the peaks we have trekking amongst is very impressive. This afternoon we can swim in pools along the river. (B+L+D)


Early Morning breakfast we go through different coffee and banana plantations. We will walk up another pass then down to at a most scenic place to have lunch at Patallacta ,with the a most spectacular view of the back wall of MachuPicchu ,them down to the hydroelectric plant for a short train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes , to relax in the local hot springs.Overnight at a hotel of your choice , (B+L+D)


All day visit to the Sacred City, escorted by an experienced guides. Early afternoon train back to Cusco.


  • Transportation to the head of the trail
  • During the trek, we will have mules for the cargo and horses for emergencies.
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Professional bilingual guide, Cook, assistant cook
  • Double occupancy tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent.
  • Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.
  • Train back to Cusco

Does not include

  • Personal sleeping bags, Personal gear,
  • Hotels,Transfers In or Out of Cusco.
  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to MachuPicchu US $ 40.00 for Adult
  • Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.
  • Sleeping bag rental US $ 5.00 per day.
  • We provide you with an insulite mattress, if you want to Up-Grade, for a therma-rest mattress, the cost is US $ 5.00 per day.
  • Advise if vegetarian diet is required.
  • Single tent supplement US $ 15.00




To confirm your reservation just send us USD 250.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher.


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Why Choose MAYUC?

38+ Years Experience. Providing Tours, Trekking and river raftingsince 1978 in Peru.

We guarantee your trip. all our guides are well trained and speak fluent English.


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