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Trekking Salkantay to Machu Picchu

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Trekking Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5D

Located in the department of Cusco, Salkantay (6,271 masl), is the highlight of a trekking circuit that combines a majestic natural setting of great beauty with the attraction of the most famous pre-Hispanic remains in the world: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. The route begins by following the old Inca road carved into the rock that leads to the citadel of Machu Picchu and crosses a mountain pass between the snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay (5,917 masl), to continue along the Aobamba river ravine until reaching the archaeological site.


This is a remote and old road. The Salkantay route to the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is another alternative for tourists. During the walk you have impressive scenarios of different snow-capped peaks and ending in the cloud forest of the Amazon jungle, with subtropical zones, glacial peaks, to arrive at the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.


The Andes are considered a young mountain range according to geological studies. They were formed 60 million years ago by the different movements of tectonic plates, which is why Cusco's location in the Andes makes it one of the best places for walks. Each mountain chain and its noble inhabitants maintain a special landscape. This variety of landscapes and people, combined with the unique history of their ancestors, the Incas, offer hikers and explorers a true adventure.


Day 01: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa.
Day 02: Soraypampa - Huaytac - Colpabamba.
Day 03: Colpabamba - Bluscamayu - Playa. 
Day 04: Playa - Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Day 05: Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu - Cusco.



  • Briefing.
  • Professional guide (english & spanish)
  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Mollepata
  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Expedition return ticket to the Cusco city.
  • Round trip bus ticket  for Machu Picchu
  • Mattresses of double thick foam
  • Set of dishes  surgical steel or mélanine.
  • Double tents, kitchen tents, dining room and bathroom tents
  • Horsemen and horses (to the camping equipment and food).
  • Cook service.
  • All meals include pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates
  • Hot drinks including like coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank

Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa.

In the morning we pick you up from hotel in a private bus with destiny to Mollepata (2.800 msnm), and during our journey we can see the amazing Limatambo viewpoints(Ushnu of Tarawasi) and this site have a flower made in stone by Incas people, after that we can arrive to Mollepata, where we will meet with the horsemen and mules for to give our trek around six hours, across communities of Cruzpata and Silkancha, then we will arrive to our first camp in Soraypampa village. Dinner and overnight.

Soraypampa - Huaytac - Colpabamba

After Breakfast, we will begin with our journey around four hours to arrive at the first step (4400 msnm). Since this site we can see the beautiful Salkantay view (6261 msnm) and then we will appreciate the Huamantay panoramic views and Huaynay mountains.  Later we are going to descend about three hours to Colpabamba (3300 msnm), where we install the base camp. Dinner and Overnight.

Colpabamba - Bluscamayu - Playa

After breakfast. We will start with our journey through the beautiful views and later we will see the Cloudforest, where we appreciate the coffee plantations, fruit trees (bananas and oranges). With any luck we will see the national bird “Gallito De Las Rocas”. We lunch in the edge of the river and later we starting with our walk about three hours. Then we arrive to Sahuayaco, where we will install the base camp. Dinner and Overnight.

Playa - Machu Picchu Pueblo

After breakfast. We will begin with our journey around three hours, in this path we passing by Santa Teresa town, and then we arrive to Hidroelectrica (trek option), where we take the train to Machu Picchu Town, Here where you can enjoy one relax moment for visit the town and going to warm waters. We are staying in cozy hotel. Dinner and Overnight.

Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu - Cusco

This day we wake up very early and after breakfast we will begin our journey around one hour to Intipunku (sun gate), we will obtain to see the fabulous sunrise, and you can appreciate the panoramic view of Machu Picchu Sanctuary, then we will descend and going over the magic place into full energy and culture, with a guide tour for facilities, squares, sacred founds, temples, towards, agricultural and urban sector, condor temple and the graveyard. In The Afternoon we will begin our return to Machu Picchu Town and later we pick up the train to Cusco. Arrive to Cusco and transfer to hotel.

Advise for what to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Thick, warm clothing, just a change of clothes.
  • Hat or sun cap, sunglasses.
  • 01 pair of hiking boots, a waterproof jacket and a rain poncho.
  • A flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • Personal first aid equipment.
  • Bottled water for the first day and then use purification tablets (Micropur).
  • Toilet paper, small towel, a backpack.
  • Swimsuit (if you want to visit the hot springs)
  • Matras and Mats (are provided by our company but you must carry them).
  • Original passport, cash in soles and / or U.S. dollars.


  • Extra porter for personal equipment $ 110
  • Down sleeping bag $ 35 for five days

IMPORTANT: You must bring your original passport during the journey.

Conditions & Terms

  1. We require an immediate deposit of US $ 150 for all bookings
  2. For all tours and treks the balance can be paid up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. In case of paying the balance in the office of Hierba Buena Tours we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
  3. If a participant decides to cancel during the breefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. Hierba Buena Tours however, will cover the expenses (hotel and train ticket) made by that participant to visit Machu Picchu. This offer of ours must be confirmed at the breefing itself.
  4. The Client may cancel the Package booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to reservas@hierbabuena.tours in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by reservas@hierbabuena.tours. All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee.
  5. The Salkantay Trek is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure
  6. If during the length of the program the traveler abandons the excursion as a decision made by him- or herself, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. Hierba Buena Tours does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for a hotel and the transport back to Cusco or to Aguas Calientes, as well as a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a co-worker of Hierba Buena Tours back to the train station
  7. Certain Services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, Service suppliers, Hierba Buena Tours or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.
  8. For the student discount of 5% we require a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we don't receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price.
  9. If Hierba Buena Tours doesn't confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded
  10. In case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or completed, Hierba Buena Tours will find an alternative to go to Machu Picchu. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, Hierba Buena Tours will refund the difference.
  11. It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Hierba Buena Tours cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her acts.
N. persons Shared 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
USD per person 515 750 628 575 550 530 510 500 495 492


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