Salkantay Trekking by Domes To Machu Picchu 5D / 4N

5 Days from US $ 550.00
Max Altitude
4600 m.a.s.l
Trip Length
5 Days
Group Size
Min 2 People
Physical Level
Challenging
Trip Style
Trekking
LODGING TYPE
Sky Domes - Hotel
Availability
All Year
Price From
$ 550
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Overview

Experience the awe-inspiring Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu over 5 unforgettable days with Terra Quechua Peru, your trusted partner in Cusco.  Our journey is more than a trek; it’s a voyage through the heart of the Andes. Led by our experienced team, you’ll embark on a cultural and natural immersion like no other. Terra Quechua Peru, based in the heart of Cusco, is your doorway to this remarkable adventure.

As you traverse the Salkantay Trek, you’ll discover the incredible beauty of the Andean landscapes, all while learning about the rich history and traditions of this ancient land. Our focus on responsible tourism ensures that your journey has a minimal impact on the environment, preserving the pristine beauty of the Andes for generations to come. Small group sizes provide an intimate experience, allowing you to connect more deeply with the stunning natural surroundings.

Our expert guides are not just knowledgeable; they are storytellers who share the Andean culture, weaving the past and present together in an engaging narrative. The Salkantay Trek is a gateway to the heart of Peru, where you can connect with local Quechua communities, immersing yourself in their age-old traditions and customs. Terra Quechua Peru takes your safety and comfort seriously. We provide all the necessary equipment and support to ensure you have a worry-free journey.

This 5-day trek is an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquility and wonder of the Andes. Machu Picchu, the crowning jewel of this journey, awaits you at the end. Its ancient ruins stand as a testament to the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Join us on this 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and let Terra Quechua Peru be your guide to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Book now and create lasting memories of this remarkable journey through the Andes.

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Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and as Soon as we are at Challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trekking camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped –mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and the we will walk down to our best campsite of Soraypampa.

1ST DAY

  • Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

After having our Salkantay Trekking breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trekking (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trekking camping spot of Chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

2ND DAY

  • Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa we will have lunch and then we will rest and camp at la Playa.
(Optional: in the afternoon there is a chance to go to the hot spring of Cocalmayo its has an extra cost that you can see once you are there)

3RD DAY

  • Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.)

We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our camping spot of Lucmabamba. We walk up on a original Inca Trail to Llactapata site where you will get a chance to see Machu Picchu far away (one of the most beautiful place to see Machu Picchu) then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana etc. until we reach the hydroelectric station. And after the lunch we keep walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hotel. In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 15 soles) a real treat after finishing the Salkantay Trekking

4TH DAY

  • Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
  • Hostel(Aguas Calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)

Salkantay trekking important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machu Picchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying Machu Picchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
and those who return by bus they will have to walk back from Machu Picchu to Hidroelectrica to take the bus back(you must be between 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

5TH DAY

Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Private Tourist Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata and Extra 1 hour minutes to Challacancha to get better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for Us only) All of them speak Fluent English.
  • Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
  • Day 1: Soraypampa Campsite at our Geodesic Sky Lodge Dome
  • Day 2: Chaullay Campsite at our Geodesic Sky Lodge Dome
  • Day 3: La Playa Campsite at our Geodesic Sky Lodge Dome
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes Hotel *** Accomodation (Twin bed room with Private bathroom and shower)
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Terra Quechua Peru every month)
  • Cooking equipment (We use new cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
  • Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • Food service in the campsites (4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! .
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 6 kilos of your personal stuff like: ) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Briefing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses.
  • Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  • One way uphill Consettur Bus to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 5th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole inca site)
  • Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.(2 hours ride)Train time is Between 14:55 , 18:20, 19:00pm. And if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 15:48, 16:22. US$50
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco (2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Salkantay Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day .before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office Terra Quechua) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day.
  •  Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machupicchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated after nightfall, dinner being at your own expense too
  • One sleeping bag, walking sticks.
  •  Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the 4-day trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, entrance fee is s/15.00 (Peruvian Soles). Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee: if you would like to climb this mountain an additional fee of US$ 70.00 per person ask for availability.

What to Bring

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 10% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles 400
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

APPROPRIATE CLOTHING ALONG THIS HIKE

  • Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate,getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.

Prices

Price information: Price US$550 per person 2024 – 2025

GROUP SERVICE PRICE 2024- 2025
Number of People for group :
2 3 4 5 6 – 12
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Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

Climate

  • Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.
  • Along the Salkantay route, temperatures range from 10-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 05-10ºC during the day if not sunny and can drop below freezing at night. In Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.

Departure dates: Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November.

All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

DEPARTURE DATES 2024 – 2025

PRICE PER PERSON US$ 550 (GROUP SIZE: 02 People MINIMUM & 12 People MAXIMUM)

  • JANUARY 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • FEBRUARY 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27.28
  • MARCH 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • APRIL 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
  • MAY 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • JUNE 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
  • JULY 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • AUGUST 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • SEPTEMBER 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
  • OCTOBER 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
  • NOVEMBER 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
  • DECEMBER 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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Emmanuel Leão
Emmanuel Leão
2024-01-14
Excelente viagem de 4 dias a Cuzco Todos os serviços contratados mais do que atenderam minhas expectativas. O pessoal de apoio, os guias nos locais visitados, a pontualidade, etc... enfim, uma agência excelente e cem por cento recomendável. País lindo e a melhor agência de turismo que você pode encontrar no Peru,
Jade Lucinda
Jade Lucinda
2024-01-07
Incredible Trek! Wonderful landscapes, adventure and exquisite attention. Choquequirao Trek totally recommended. The company is very professional. From the day of the briefing, prior to departure, to the organization of each departure and route, accommodations, food and of course the guide. For us MIGUEL was the key to the Trek! Funny, eloquent, kind, responsible... he took care of each one of us, he made sure that we all went well in the Trek, he woke us up before the departures with a great warm tea, and he gave us the best explanations 10 out of 10 to the service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
2023-12-28
Incredible experience in the Peruvian mountain range We did the Salkantay Trek (4 days / 3 nights) and it was an incredible experience. The landscapes are spectacular and reaching Machu Picchu was the best ending. The organisation was perfect, we didn't have to worry about anything, everything was super controlled, the rest of the staff was super and the food was delicious. Special mention to our guide who explained everything in detail and made our trip very enjoyable, always looking out for our enjoyment and safety. We will definitely repeat with Terra Quechua Peru when we return to Cusco for our next adventure. Congratulations to all the staff of this company!
Sunshine10167476492
Sunshine10167476492
2023-12-19
Tour Inca Jungle consigliato Ottimo tour di 3 giorni Inca Jungle. È una buona alternativa al cammino Inca. Esperienza ricca di adrenalina, con bici, rafting, zip line e trekking. Si chiude con visita guidata a machu picchu. Ottima e molto professionale la guida Jerson, che ci ha accompagnato per tutto il tempo.
Maria Ysabel M
Maria Ysabel M
2023-12-17
Hicimos tour 5 días en Cusco y todo fue mágico, desde que llegamos hasta el día en que nos fuimos.. Edwin Medina gracias Un tour recomendadisimo, siempre fueron atentos con nosotros y se cumplido todo lo pactado, nos divertimos muchísimo
Mike L
Mike L
2023-12-10
6 day Lares trek and package tour. This locally owned company was fantastic. Very easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations! Fantastic food on our Lares trek, totally unexpected, and worthy of the finest restaurants anywhere. We had a custom-made cake in the middle of nowhere for my wife’s birthday out of scratch. I’ll Our guide Bernito (author, archeologist, teacher, expedition mountaineer, chef, and guide all in one!) was a true professional, and very well trained. Very fun to be around as well and great conversation. We highly recommend this excellent company. We feel that we got extra information at Machu Picchu with his years of training. We got a private track and tour and that was worth just a few extra dollars. You should definitely consider these good folks. We are from the mountains of Colorado, US, and found this to be an amazing country and people.
Melynda S
Melynda S
2023-12-10
Lares trek, short Inca trek Fantastic experience! This is a local company with local insight and guidance. I cannot recommend this company enough. Everything was perfectly arranged. Bernito was excellent! We learned so much about the local culture and Incan history from him. This was an experience that we will carry with us in our daily lives forever.
Romain B
Romain B
2023-12-08
4 jours de bonheur en pleine nature Nous avons fait ce super Trek en compagnie de Reynaldo. 4 jours de bonheur dans les montagnes péruviennes. Reynaldo est super, très à l’écoute et très attachant. En ce qui concerne la nourriture, on pourrait se croire dans un restaurant gastronomique, même si nous sommes dans un campement en pleine montagne. Merci pour tout
Gary Dosney
Gary Dosney
2023-12-06
Sacred Valley Tour Connection Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night 2d/1n , not to be missed We had an amazing experience with this company. We chose them because of the many 5 star reviews and we are so glad we did. Edwin was committed to giving us the best experience. We loved that they booked everything for us: train tickets, hotel, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, so we didn't have to worry about anything. We were able to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and rich history. Our group was small (the two of us and other couples), which resulted in a very intimate and personalized experience. There were many other groups at Machu Picchu that had groups of 15-20 people and we were very happy to have such a small group. It was well worth the cost and I would recommend it to others.
Marilyn
Marilyn
2023-11-30
Machu Picchu Thank you for a wonderful day tour at Machu Picchu. Jose met us at the main square in Aguas Calientes at 1pm and walked with us up to the bus station to take the half hour journey to the gates of Machu Picchu. It was pouring with rain but we managed to climb up to the observation level and waited until the rain stopped and the wind blew the clouds away and we were able to view the amazing citadel. Being 70 & 80 years young and not the fittest we were worried about how we could make the tour but Jose was extremely patient and helped us along the way. It truly was an amazing experience to be able to walk around such an incredible site. Everything was organized for us, the car from Cusco to Ollyantambo, then the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes, bus up & entry into Machu Picchu and the return journey back to Cusco. Effortless. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone.