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Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

Four-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

4 Days from $ USD 200.00

Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days

Four-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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4 Days from $ USD 200.00

Price
$ USD 200.00
Duration
4 Days
Physical Level
Easy
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Glamping
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu

Hiking and Glamping in EcoDome: A Unique Salkantay Trek 4 Days Alternative to Machu Picchu

The 4-day Salkantay Trek has been recognized as one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Mount Salkantay, also known as Nevado Salkantay or Salcantay, is a prominent mountain in the Cusco region and the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Hikers on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days will spend a day approaching the mountain from the south and another day near the mountain while climbing the Salkantay Pass, offering breathtaking views of the valley below at an altitude of 4,600 meters.

This four-day, three-night trek is an incredible adventure that will allow you to admire the Andean and lush green mountains, cloud forests, streams, rivers, and hot springs that will help you relax after a challenging walk.

You can also experience climate changes along the mountainous paths and even witness snow at one of the highest points of the trek, 4,630 meters or 15,228 feet above sea level.

Finally the 4 Days Salkantay Trek, on the fourth day, you will get to enjoy a grand tour of the stunning Machu Picchu City. The Salkantay trek also offers a unique twist with EcoDome glamping, providing a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience.

Trip Details

Details about 4-day Salkantay Trek

  • TOUR NAME: Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Salkantay & Inca Trail Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 06 People Minimum (10 – 12 Average) and 16 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT : Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:10 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily.
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 60.5 km / 37.5 ml
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days befor we begin the Salkantay Trek
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Challacancha (for our Passengers and staff) Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights in Green Eco Dome ( Private Campsite of Domes at Soraypampa and Loreta La Playa), 1 night in the hotel (Aguas Calientes)
  • PORTERING/HORSEBACK SERVICE: 5 Kilos/10 Pounds Extra Portering service is included. We will provide you a duffel bag for your personal Stuff and (This will be Carried by the porter or Horses), Salkantay Trek T-shirt at the briefing time
  • MEALS: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 tea times + wake-up teas (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra Charge, Upon Request)
  • MACHUPICCHU: Machupicchu entrance fee Included and Visit the last day
Price From
$ 200.00
Food

3B, 2L, 1D

Travel Asistants

Loal Guide
Private Conductor

Transport

Bus, and Boat

Group Size

Accomodation

Glamping

Physical Level

Easy

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa
  • DAY 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay – Loreta La playa coffee camp
  • DAY 3: Loreta La playa – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
  • DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco!!!

Highlights

4-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Highlights

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Ecofriendly Sky Lodge Green Eco Domes located in private campsite at Soraypampa, Chaullay and Loreta La playa Campsite. (Best Campsites Along the the Salkantay Trek)
  • Day 1: Private Soraypampa Campsite at our Green Eco Sky Lodge Dome
  • Day 2: Private Loreta La Playa Campsite at our Green Sky Lodge Dome
  •  Day 3: Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Visit Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Salkantay Snow Mountain
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) in elevation along the Salkantay Pass
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides
  • Hike one of National Geographic’s 25 “World’s Best Treks”

Itinerary

DAY 1

Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa

Our team will collect you from your hotel between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for a two-hour drive to Mollepata where we’ll stop for breakfast. Another hour’s drive brings us to Challacancha, the starting point of our Salkantay trek. While  you prepare to walk, the cook and horseman will pack all camping equipment and cooking gear.

We will hike uphill for the first three hours, arriving at Soraypampa where we’ll have lunch. From this spot, we’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped Humantay (4120m/13500ft) and Salkantay (6271m/20575ft) mountains.

After lunch, we’ll hike up to Humantay Lake before returning to Soraypampa, our first Salkantay trek camping location (3800 m/11750ft), which is the highest and coldest camping spot of the trip. This location is also very near to the second-highest Salkantay snow-capped mountain in Cusco.

  • 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.)
DAY 2

Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay – Loreta La playa coffee camp

We’ll start our day with an early breakfast before embarking on the longest and toughest part of the Salkantay Trek. We’ll begin our hike around 6:00 am, with the first four hours being an uphill climb to reach the highest point of the trek at 4650m/15200ft.

This spot is located between two massive mountains: Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left, and offers breathtaking views of both snow-capped peaks. There’s a chance of encountering snow at this altitude.

After taking a well-deserved break, we’ll continue our hike downhill, passing through a dramatic cloud forest and eventually arriving at Huayracpunku, where we’ll have lunch.

Following lunch, we’ll resume our hike towards the start of the jungle until we reach Chaullay, where we’ll take local transportation for an hour to get to our La Playa Loreta Coffee Campsite.

We’ll be spending the night at this campsite as the next day, we’ll be climbing up a mountain to visit Llactapata, one of the most stunning Inca trail sites, and catch a glimpse of Machu Picchu City from a distance.

  • 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.)
DAY 3

Loreta La playa – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Our day begins with an early breakfast at 6:00 am at La Playa Loreta camping spot. We will embark on a journey up the original Inca Trail to reach the Llactapata site.

From here, you will have a magnificent view of Machu Picchu in the distance, making it one of the most beautiful places to witness the city.

We will then continue our trek, passing through diverse plantations of crops such as coca and bananas, until we arrive at the hydroelectric station for lunch.

After lunch, we will continue our journey for about two and a half hours until we reach Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hotel.

You can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town, which costs 10 soles for entrance and is a real treat after completing the Salkantay Trek.

Please note: If you prefer not to hike this trail, there is an option to take a bus to Santa Teresa, enjoy adventure sports such as zip lining and canopy, and then be transferred to the hydroelectric station for lunch to meet the group. This option comes with an additional cost of US$40 per person.

  • 3RD DAY: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
  • Hotel (aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)
DAY 4

Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco!!!

The Salkantay trek reaches its climax on this important day! We wake up very early, at around 4am, and have breakfast at 4:30am before embarking on our ascent to Machupicchu, which takes approximately 1.5 hours on foot.

Alternatively, there is an option to take the first bus that leaves at 5:30am and arrives in 25 minutes, allowing you to witness the stunning sunrise over the city.

Once we arrive, your guide will lead a walking tour that lasts approximately 2 hours, after which you are free to explore the enigmatic city at your own pace.

If you still have the energy, you can even climb Huaynapicchu, which stands at an elevation of 2720m/8890ft and takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the top.

After enjoying Machupicchu, we will descend to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo before boarding a bus back to Cusco.

4TH DAY: Total distance: 6 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hour
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Inclusions

Included

  • Pivate Tourist Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha. (Salkantay Trailhead)
  • Pick up from your hotel by your guide.
  • Professional bilingual Tour guide English/Spanish.
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style. Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru. All these meals are prepared by our cook and his assistant.
  • Professional Cook/Cheff: all our fresh vegetables are washed in iodine water prior to serving. Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! All dietary requirements from vegans, lacto-allergies and general dislikes can be catered for so long as prior warning is given when booking the trip
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) including hot drinks such us mate de coca and locally grown coffe)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • First Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen tank
  • Porters/Horseman, Horses (to carry All Food, Camping Equipment and 7 kilos of passengers belongings) We Never overload our Horses (well Animal Welfare)
  • 1st Night Private Campsite: 01 Night in Green Eco Sky Lodge Dome at Soraypampa Campsite
  • 2nd Night Private Campsite: 01 Night in Green Eco Sky Lodge Dome at Chaullay
    PLEASE NOTE: The DOME 6 Meters diameter has Confortable Beds, Blankets, Pilows .(Acomodation is upon request) (Twin Bed room, 3 beds room, 04 beds room) and our domes use Solar Energy and Solar Water heater is base don weather. And we only use biodeagradable things and we Support Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical Tourism.
  • 3rd Night Hotel: 01 Night in Aguas Calientes (Twin Bed room, 3 beds room, 04 beds room)
  • Expedition Train Back From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Train Time from 1:37 pm to 9:00 pm) Subject to Availability or Bus back from Hidroelectrica to Cusco
  • Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and drop off at the hotel.
  • Duffel bag for personal belongings (We will provide you this duffel bag at the briefing time)
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) 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 only.
  • Free “I survived” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

No Included

  • Breakfast Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner Day 4
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay and Humantay Lake 20 soles
  • Sleeping Bag (You can rent from us)
  • Walking Poles (You can rent from us)
  • Optional Transportation to Cocalmayo hot springs (45 soles)
  • Tips for our staff (Optional)
  • Optional: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, There is a chance to take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. (30-minute ride)(Cost of the Train Service is $35)
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu ($12 per person, one way)
  • Travel and Health Insurance.(bring copies with you please): Salkantay Treks Peru highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss, the and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance, and emergency medical expense insurance.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

What to Bring

For the five days of Salkantay treks, you need personal trekking gear and a sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag is possible to rent one from us also if you like trekking poles, you can rent them from us. The rest needed for this trek we provide.

Here is a general packing list for the Salkantay trek that you can use as a reference:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Long pants (hiking pants or leggings)
  • T-shirts or breathable shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Swimwear (for hot springs or swimming)
  • Sandals / Flip flops
  • A towel

Gear:

  • Backpack (20-30L)
  • Sleeping bag (rated to 0-5 degrees Celsius/32-41 degrees Fahrenheit). If you do not have one, you can rent one from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking poles (optional but recommended), if you do not have one pair you can rent from the company
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 1.5 liters capacity)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Personal medication (if necessary)

Optional:

  • Camera or phone for taking pictures
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Book or Kindle for reading during downtime
  • Snacks (such as energy bars, trail mix, or dried fruit)
  • Cash in soles (for buying souvenirs or optional activities)
  • Also, keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the Andes, so it’s recommended to dress in layers and bring both warm and waterproof clothing or rain ponchos.

DOCUMENTS YOU MUST CARRY DURING THE TREK

  • Original Passport
  • Original student card if you have applied for a student discount.

NOTE: Salkantay Treks Peru provides a duffle bag in which you can pack up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings, which will be carried by horses during the trek. During the trek, you will carry a small backpack with the necessary items for the day hike. The rest of your belongings can be packed in the duffle bag, which will be accessible at each campsite.

Pricing List

SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS (GROUP SERVICE) – 2024 SEASON:

The Salkantay Trek 5D-4N offers two pricing options, depending on your preferred mode of transportation for the return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu:

SALKANTAY TREK RETURN by CAR
  • Student: $210 USD
  • Adult: $230 USD
SALKANTAY TREK RETURN by TRAIN
  • Student: $279 USD
  • Adult: $299 USD
Additional Enhancements for Your Salkantay Trek:
  1. Huayna Picchu Mountain: $90 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  2. Machu Picchu Mountain: $90 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  3. Sleeping Bag Rental (for the entire trek): $20 USD
  4. Trekking Poles Rental (one pair for the entire trek): $20 USD
  5. Upgrade to Vistadome – Panoramic Train (if you choose the train return option): $35 USD

Group Price
Number of persons Price per person
Price Per person (Max 12 participants) $100.00 Inquire Now

Booking Note

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email 
  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years): US$20. Please send us a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 6 or more: US$10 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
RENTALS
  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
ADDITIONAL INFO:
  • BRIEFING: all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE: Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)


Valid Student ID for Machu Picchu

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date

Invalid Student IDs

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student Id without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid.

Travel Guide

4-day Salkantay Trek: TRAVEL GUIDE

If you are planning an exciting adventure through the Salkantay Route in Peru, you are on your way to an unforgettable experience. Here is a travel guide with tips and recommendations to help you get the most out of your journey.

How to prepare physically and mentally

The Salkantay Route is challenging, so it is essential to be in good physical shape. Train in advance to strengthen your muscles and improve your endurance.

Altitude is an important factor. Consider spending at least two days in Cusco before starting the trek to acclimatize.

Mentally prepare yourself to face the possibility of changing weather conditions and long hikes. Perseverance is key.

Pack only what is necessary:

The choice of your equipment is crucial. Pack adequate clothing for the mountains, but also light clothing for the warmer areas of the Amazon rainforest section.

Don’t forget a good pair of waterproof trekking shoes and hiking poles to reduce the strain on your knees.

Carry a comfortable and resistant backpack for the tough conditions of the trail.

Personal Documents and Permits:

Make sure you have your passport and immigration card in order. It is also necessary to have the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and the permit for the Inca Trail.

If you decide to join a tour group, they will take care of most of the paperwork, but if you prefer to do it on your own, research the procedures ahead of time.

About your safety and health status

Our company provides you with drinking water, but it is also a good idea to bring water purification tablets or a filter bottle.

Make sure you have travel insurance that covers outdoor activities and evacuations in case of emergency.

If you have any doubts about your health, consult your family doctor to ensure that you are in good health and consider carrying a basic first aid kit.

Respect for Nature and Local Culture:

The 4-day Salkantay Trek offers a great biodiversity and rich cultural heritage. Be sure to respect and protect the natural environment and respect local customs. If you have doubts about how to coexist with the local people, you can talk to our specialist by WhatsApp or phone.

Learn about the Andean culture and talk with the locals to get a richer view of the Andean region.

Choose between a private or shared trip

You can choose between a trip with an organized group or the private service option. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, so choose the one that best suits your preferences and needs.

The best time of the year to do the Salkantay trekking

The most popular trekking season is from May to September, during the dry season. If you prefer to avoid large crowds, consider visiting in the low season.

Attitude is everything when you decide to go on an adventure hike.

Our 4-day Salkantay Trek offers breathtaking scenery and unique experiences. Take your time to appreciate every moment and capture lasting memories.

Remember that the Salkantay Route is an opportunity to connect with nature and history, so make the most of every step of your journey, and good luck on your exciting adventure to Machu Picchu!

Inca Trail Avaialability, (Oficial Inca Trail Permits 2024)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Salkantay is considered a challenging hike, but not impossible for an average traveller. Anyone who wishes to trek Salkantay should at least be moderately fit and spend 2 days in Cusco to get acclimatized to the altitude.

The most difficult section of the Salkantay trek is the Salkantay Pass, which is at approximately 4,650 meters above sea level. This section is challenging due to uphill climbing, bitter cold winds, low temperatures, and trekking at a low-oxygen altitude.

The Salkantay trek is not available during the rainy season, from mid-March to the end of February, due to safety concerns. The trek can only be done if the weather is good and the safety of the porters and clients is not threatened.

You can choose your hotel, and the guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek to pick you up.

The Salkantay trek takes 4 nights and 5 days, with the 5th night spent in Machu Picchu. The trek is approximately 60 km overall, with an average of 12 km per day, but some days are more challenging than others.

You need to make a deposit of 30% to guarantee your reservation for the Salkantay Trek. This deposit is non-refundable, as we use it to make important purchases such as entrance fees, bus and train tickets.

You can make the deposit through various payment methods such as VISA card, Western Union, Money Gram, or Peruvian Banking Account. The remaining 70% balance can be paid in Cusco, 2 days before or at our office.

To make a booking for the Salkantay Trek, you must fill out the attached booking form with accurate and updated information such as full names, passport or ID number, nationality, gender, and birthdate.

This will ensure that we make your bookings with the correct information, avoiding any issues that may arise from missing or incorrect information.

The Salkantay trek has different trail and campsite options, but the trail that we follow is approximately 60.5 km. On average, you will hike for about 8-9 hours per day.

The Salkantay Trek is more suitable for adventurous trekkers who can handle a little more altitude and distance. It’s not a technical hike, but the altitude may affect some individuals.

We recommend bringing a hiking stick or purchasing a wooden walking stick in Peru to help with balance and reduce the load on your knees. However, please avoid using a metal tipped walking stick to protect the fragile environment along the trail.

Altitude affects everyone differently, but if you haven’t had prior experience with high altitude, we recommend giving yourself 2-3 days in Cusco to adjust. You can drink lots of water, chew cocoa leaves, and even take medicine if necessary. The worst you may experience is breathlessness while hiking, headaches, and a little nausea.

You will reach Machu Picchu early in the morning on Day 5. Your local guide will take you on an informative 2- hour tour of the site. After the tour, you will have a few hours of free time to explore the area on your own before the group travels by bus to Aguas Calientes and then back to Cusco by train.

No, pack mules and/or horses will be provided to carry your personal items. You will still need to bring a day backpack to carry any essentials you might want or need.

The altitude means it can get quite chilly, especially during the Andean winter (May – September) when the temperature can drop to below zero degrees (Celsius) at night. It can still be cool at other times of the year, and we recommend bringing thermal underwear and a warm sleeping bag.

We are the only company who has private campsites along the Salkantay Trek, and all our domes are green. On Day 1, 2, and 3, we use private Soraypampa, Chaullay, and Loreta La Playa campsites, respectively, and on Day 4, we stay at an Aguas Calientes hotel.

There are a few places where permanent but very basic toilet facilities exist, and when they are not available, our team will set up portable toilet tents. Trekkers are provided with a bowl of hot water every morning in their tent.

Bottled water can be purchased on Day 1 of the 4-day Salkantay Trek, but we discourage hikers from purchasing bottles as it increases the amount of garbage that must be packed out. Boiled water will be provided every evening after dinner so that you can refill your water bottle(s). If you wish to add water purification tablets, you should bring these with you.

Our chefs and cooks prepare high-energy meals suitable for trekking, including pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of breakfast foods like oatmeal and eggs. We also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Children under 8 years old are not allowed to participate in the trek. Children over 8 years old should be in good physical condition and accustomed to hiking long distances. For those who may need it, there is the possibility to ride on horseback during the trek.

How to Book

TO BOOK THE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days, provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days, a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

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