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Salkantay Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights

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4 Days - All Inclusive
Availability : Every day
Cusco City
Machu PIcchu
Min Age : +18
Max People : 12


This 4-day tour which is one of the most impressive treks in Cusco will allow us to see incredible landscapes, imposing snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, rivers, and small villages, it is nature in its purest form. This trekking route is ideal for those who want to reach Machu Picchu in a different and authentic way, getting closer to the Andean communities and away from the noise. All this makes this Salkantay Trek the perfect alternative to the Inca Trail.

The cost of the Salkantay Trek 5D-4N is 200 USD (BASE PRICE) and includes all the services detailed below. To return to Cusco you must choose one of the 2 options: By bus (30 USD) or by train (90 USD) adding one of these services at the time of booking.

Physical Rating:

Moderate (3/5)


40  miles over 4 days

Highest Altitude:

15,000 feet

Age Requirement:

Min. 18+

Group Size:

Min. 1 – Max. 12

Departure & return Location:

Cusco, Perú
04:20 a.m. – 22:30 p.m.

Trek Includes

  • Pre departure briefing
  • Hostel / Hotel pick up
  • 3 Breakfast, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners. Vegetarian option
  • 5 kls to load on the mule
  • Oxygen tank & first aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip transportation by bus
  • Guided tour in Machu PIcchu. 2hrs. Early ticket
  • Professional chef and cooking equipment
  • Professional bilingüal guide (English/Spanish)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights camping and 1 hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Vegetarian/Vegan options available on request with no additional charges
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Salkantay trek starting point
  • Return journey from Aguas Calientes to Cusco BY: TRAIN or CAR as your choice
  • A duffle bag to pack 6 kilos of your belonging that will be carried by horses during the trek

Trek does not include

  • Travel insurance
  • Zip Line 35 USD. Optional
  • Snacks or additional drinks
  • Last days’ lunch in Machu Picchu
  • Tips for your guides and porters
  • Hiking poles. Renting 10 for whole trek
  • Machu Picchu Mountain 60 USD. Optional
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain 60 USD. Optional
  • Hot spring entrance in Santa Teresa. 15 soles
  • Sleeping bag. Renting 17 USD for whole trek
  • Round tourist bus ticket to Machu Picchu 24 USD
  • Round trip Bus: Colcamayo Thermal waters 30 SOLES
  • Humantay Lagoon 9 USD

ADDITIONAL ITEMS: You can add and upgrade items to your trek at booking time.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you want to get the entrance to the Wuayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, we suggest you reserve it 3 months in advance, previously sending us a message to our email: contact@perubucketlist.com to see if there is availability for the required date.

*Tips, are always optional; Our guides, porters, and cooks receive a salary according to Peruvian laws, but if you wish to value their efforts and good work, feel free to do so; an economic incentive from you is always welcome. To find out how much you could award as part of a personal thank you, please click the link in Terms & Conditions. # 22. Here you will find a standard referring to tips.

Tour Detail

Shared trek: Please note, that you may meet many people from other groups who booked the same trek activity with us and coincided with you on the same departure day and join us.

Meals included: 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and 3 breakfasts. Including vegetarian and vegan options – just let us know in advance.

Accommodation: SOLO travelers joining group trips are paired in twins or in a group in a multi-share dorm in a country lodge with someone of the same sex for the duration of the activity.

Service level: Standard. Private transportation, local bus or train.


Day 1Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

Our pick-up will start between 04:00 am – 04.50 am. We will be arriving at any time at your hotel. Please be always ready to leave.

Once we have all our travelers on board the bus, we will continue to Mollepata, which is at 2900 masl / 9514ft. There we will have breakfast. After, we will head towards Marcocasa, a town from which we will start our hike until we reach Soraypampa, where we will stop for lunch.

After lunch, we will continue to the beautiful Humantay Lagoon. There we will enjoy incredible views of the lagoon with the snow in the background, creating a landscape that is considered one of the most beautiful of the Andes. Then, we will go back to the Soraypampa camp, where we will have dinner and rest until the next day.

Day 2Soraypampa – Soyrococha – Huayracmachay - Colpapampa

Today we will get up early, and after breakfast, we will begin the ascend to the Salkantay pass, which is at 4750 masl / 15583ft, the highest point of the entire route, from where we can observe the beautiful valleys and the imposing snowy peaks.

Then we will begin our descent to the town of Huayracmachay, where we will have time to eat and regain strength to continue to our campsite in Colpapampa, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3Colpapampa - Playa Sahuayaco – Hidroelectric - Aguas Calientes

We will get up early and after breakfast. We will begin our walk to the small town of Playa Sahuayaco through the Santa Teresa Valley. During the walk, we will be surrounded by nature, rivers, waterfalls, and wild orchids! We will also see coffee and banana plantations. After lunch, a private bus will take us to Santa Teresa, where we will take transport to Hydroelectric. Here, we will continue walking for another 3 hours following the train rail until reaching Aguas Calientes.

Once in Aguas Calientes, you will have time before dinner to rest or walk through the town. We will stay in our hostel with a private room and bathroom. The following morning will have an early wake-up, as we will begin our walk to one of the “Seven wonders of the World”

Day 4Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

We will wake up early to start the fourth and last day of the Salkantay trek, with a walk of approximately 1.5 hours to Machu Picchu. You can take the optional bus (20 minutes -12 USD extra) and skip the walk. Upon our arrival, we will start a 2-hour guided tour of the Citadel. Then, we will have free time to explore the Citadel and relax.

At the end of the visit, we will return to Aguas Calientes (if you wish, you can return by bus to avoid the walk, buying the ticket for (12 USD). We will have time for lunch (1hr approx) and then take the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo, where our bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.


The train departure will be according to the SCHEDULE available by the train company. It can vary depending on how early was purchased.

If you have a different type of Machu Picchu ticket than the rest of the group, then you have to enter at the specified time your entrance. It will mean that you do not have the included guide of 2 hours in the citadel. It can happen if you buy or reserve the trek with us at the last minute or, if you got your Machu Picchu ticket during the high season.

The drop-off will be at Plaza Regocijo, close to Plaza de Armas, three block distance. We do this because the traffic in Cusco city at night is chaotic, and the arrival at your hostel door may take too much time. We hope you can understand.

What to pack

Take a backpack with you so that you can carry what you need for the trek, where you can carry on water, some snacks, a camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, valuable things, a waterproof jacket, and basic things that you can carry. We recommend bringing a 15-25 liter backpack, but if you like, you can bring a daypack or any size backpack as long as you feel comfortable with it.

  • Original passport
  • For students: ISIC card
  • Insurance card / certificate
  • Walking stick (Highly Recommended)
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm jacket
  • 2-4 t-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Toiletries / Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Light backpack (maximum 6 kg)
  • Sleeping bag (-15º)
  • Flip flops
  • Small towel
  • warm gloves
  • Extra money for your expenses
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (rainy season: November-April)
  • Water – at least 2 liters for the first 4 hrs., until lunch time. First day
  • Wool hat or beanie
  • Layers (sweater, fleece)
  • Some snacks: energy bars, chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, etc
  • Swimwear

IMPORTANT: Remember that we will provide you with a duffle bag at the briefing time, which you can use to pack 6 kilos of your belongings that you will take to the trek. The duffle bag will be carried by horse during the entire hike.

It means you will do the trek carrying your small backpack with the things you need for the day. You will have access only to your duffle bag at any time we reach the campsite.

Pricing Trek 2023

 SALKANTAY TREK 5D-4N Group Tour  2023

We have 2 prices For the Salkantay trek 5D-4N. The cost of it will depend how you would like to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.

4 Days / 3 Nights Trek return by car:

  • Student: 210 USD
  • Adult: 230 USD

4 Days / 3 Nights Trek return by train:

  • Student: 270 USD
  • Adult: 290 USD


You as a current student have a discount, but first you must meet and help us with the following requirements that the Peruvian government requires before reserving Machu Picchu tickets. We will buy these tickets on your behalf. The Peruvian Government has 02 rates only for foreigners which are ADULTS/STUDENTS.

In order to get this discount you must send us these requirements if you meet them before booking with us to our email info@perubucketlist.com the following:

  • Have with you the original physical card issued by the university in PVC material. Bring with you
  • Information on the university. Supporting document
  • Student name
  • Student photo
  • The card must have a valid expiration date of at least one year if you visit Machu Picchu in 2023 the expiration date must be 2023 or 2024 If it is more than this it is not valid
  • Discount for students, no more than 25 years
  • ISIC cards are not valid for the discount.

VERY IMPORTAN: If you dont meet these requirements we will get the Machu Ticket as a ADULT on your behalf.

Terms & Conditions

If you are booking the Salkantay trek 4 days /3 nights with Peru Bucket List, we will require 100% of the total amount at booking time 48 hrs. before the tour starts to assure you a place. For any last-minute booking, please send us a message on our Whatsapp number +51 997 804 498. We may have places left for you.

Changes & Cancellations Policy

For more information about it, check our TERMS & CONDITIONS Click here.

Machu Picchu Tickets - Train tickets

You have know:

If you book a few days after starting the trek or at the last moment, the company will buy the train tickets or Machu Picchu tickets available on the official platform of said entities on your behalf.

There are 4 different circuits to visit the famous citadel. The company will make the purchase of the entrance to Machu Picchu immediately after making the payment in cash at our office or through our website. The company does not offer the purchase of any circuit in particular if it is a reservation close to the departure date. Before making reservations, we ask you to ask us about the availability of the circuits / entrance preference via WhatsApp. We always recommend you book in advance.

The company does not make or promise any change of train tickets or Machu Picchu tickets since these have been purchased on its behalf. Any change of train ticket schedule / departure will be subject to the administration of the referred entity (train company) and subject to some extra payment if required; If so, the extra cost will be assumed by the passenger.

Regarding the change of Machu Picchu ticket. The company does NOT offer changes or refunds once it has been purchased on your behalf. We recommend you book and pay in advance.

2hrs Guide Tour in Machu Picchu

The guided tour to the citadel is always done in the early hours of the day (2hrs). If you have a different ticket (circuit) than the rest of the group, or if you have a different entry time, you have to enter to Machu Picchu without any guide. That means that you will not  have the guided tour offered for 2hrs unfortunately. This is because we only have one guide for the group. We look forward to your understanding.

Cusco drop off

The drop-off will be at Plaza Regocijo, close to Plaza de Armas, three block distance. We do this because the traffic in Cusco city at night is chaotic, and the arrival at your hostel door may take too much time. We hope you can understand.

Duffle bag

A duffel bag will be provided to everyone before the hike begins at the time of the briefing. We will ask you for a small deposit (50 soles) for this. We will return that money once you personally return the tarpaulin to our staff in Cusco. We do this for events that occurred in the past with other travelers. We hope you understand why we do this.

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