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Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 4 Days

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail

4 Days from $ USD 680.00

Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 4 Days

Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 4 Days

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail

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4 Days from $ USD 680.00

Price
$ USD 680.00
Duration
4 Days
Physical Level
Demanding
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Glamping
Departures
Daily
Cusco

Overview

“Exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Salkantay Trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail”

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail is one of the most exciting hiking routes that you can find among all the treks in Cusco, this Salkantay trek is challenging but has the reward of reaching Machu Picchu, all surrounded by exquisite landscapes and snow-capped mountains like the snow-capped Salkantay (6,264 meters above sea level), in this Salkantay Trek 4 days; This snow-capped mountain is located less than 80 km south of the city of Cusco. Join us on this incredible Salkantay Trek 4 Days.

This Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail allows travelers to enjoy the combination of a challenging hike and deep immersion with Inca history and culture, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the Andean landscapes, visiting picturesque local towns with their traditional fields of crop; and at the end of the hike you will visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, this Salkantay Trek with short Inca Trail will have everything you want from an adventure hike.

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Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail

Trip Details

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail

  • TOUR NAME: Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail 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: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 35km
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before 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 Round Trip from  Ollantaytambo to km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1 night in Green Eco Dome ( Private Campsite of Domes at Soraypampa), 1 Night in Cusco, 1 night in the hotel (Aguas Calientes)
  • MEALS: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 tea times + wake-up teas (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra Charge, Upon Request)
  • SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU & INCA TRAIL: Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu entrance fee Included.
Price From
$ 680.00
Food

3B, 3L, 3D

Travel Asistants

Local Guide
Private Bus

Transport

Bus, Hike, Train

Group Size

Accomodation

Glamping

Physical Level

Demanding

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Salkantay – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa (Overnight in Glamping Sky Lodge Dome)
  • DAY 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Sakantay Lake – Soraypampa – Ollantaytambo (Overnight in Cusco)
  • DAY 3: Cusco – Kilometer 104 Inca Trail Trailhead (Chachabamba) – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes
  • DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Highlights

The Best of Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 4 Days

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Eco-friendly Sky Green Eco Domes located in a private campsite at Soraypampa
  • Day 1: Private Soraypampa Campsite at our Green Eco DOME
  • Day 2: Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Day 3: Short Inca Trail & Machupicchu
  • 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 the 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”
Notes about Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 4 Days

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…

Please Note: For travellers who don’t have many days to hike, or for those who don’t feel fit enough for to hike the Salkantay of 4 days. We have a great alternative salkantay trek and Humantay lake of 3 days conecting to Machu Picchu by train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes.Salkantayntay and humantay ltravelersake 2 days sleeping in our Sky Domes

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Salkantay – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa (Overnight in Glamping Sky Lodge Dome)

We pick you up from your hotel Between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 am to drive for about 2 hours to Mollepata, we keep driving for 1 hour to Challacancha where start our Salkantay trek. As soon as we are at Challacancha while you get ready to walk.

The cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get to Soraypampa where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start!

After Lunchwhere We will begin our Hike up to Humantay Lake, and then back to Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek 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, – a mountain of Cusco.

Salkantay trek day 01 Details

  • Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7- 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx.)
  • Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (approx.)
DAY 2

Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Sakantay Lake – Soraypampa – Ollantaytambo (Overnight in Cusco)

After our breakfast we start the hike at 6:30 am, because this day will take us 4 hours uphill to get to the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (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 and getting a group picture, we will be back on the same path to Soraypampa where have lunch and relax then after we will take the bus back to Cusco

Salkantay trek day 02 Details

  • Total distance: 11 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)
DAY 3

Cusco – Kilometer 104 Inca Trail Trailhead (Chachabamba) – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes

Transfer from the hotel to the train station. to KM 104. At this point, we start the trek for 3 hours approximately to the well-preserved inca site of Wiñay Wayna (2900 mts. altitude). On the route, we can see beautiful waterfalls.

After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sungate and then we go down to Machupicchu town (aguas calientes )

DAY 4

Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After breakfast, we have an early start and we will walk for 1 hour and a beautiful half to get one of the greatest archaeological discoveries beautiful half of modern times is revealed.

Arrival to Machu Picchu  we take the postcard pictures and the guide will explain to you the story of Machu Picchu for about two hours and then you will get free to explore by yourself ( you can climb huaynapicchu mountain ( it takes one hour up and one hour down ).

And then after you enjoy Machupicchu you must be at Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and the bus back to Cusco

Inclusions

Included

Included in Salkantay Trek with short Inca Trail

  • Private Tourist Transportation To Mollepata and an Extra 1 hour to get to Challacancha.  better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
  • Private Transportation back from Soraypampa to Cusco and then Ollantaytambo/where we take the train to Aguas Calientes
  • Expeditions Train From Ollantaytambo – km 104(Short Inca Trail Trailhead) Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Round Trip)
  • Short Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu Entrance fee and Visit of Machupicchu
  • Hotel Overnight in Cusco & Aguas Calientes
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days on Humantay Lake & Salkantay Trek.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English Second Guide Over 16 people Group
  • 1 Night in Glamping Sky Dome at SORAYPAMPA CAMPSITE ( Twin bedroom, Matrimonial bedroom, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accommodation)
  • Day 1: Soraypampa Campsite at our Geodesic dome
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • Food service in the campsites & Local Restaurants (2 breakfastsDoesn’t, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 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)
  • Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
  • Private Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hour’s 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) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!

No Included

No Included in Salkantay Trek with short Inca Trail

  • Meals: Breakfast on Day 1 and Lunch on Day 4
  • Salkantay Entrance Fee (20 soles)

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

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.

UPGRADES ON Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail:

  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin BedroomBedroom, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)

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 for 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 you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags
  • LUGGAGE STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they don’t have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)
  • We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…

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

4-Day Salkantay & Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu (2024)

Availability: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We won’t cancel your Trip !!!

How to Book?: Send us all Your Personal information, as well as a Deposit of 30%, and the Final Balance will be paid once you are in Cusco.

Group Service: Price per person: US$680

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 08 Persons (Maximum)

Private Service: Price per person: US$780

Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Person Minimum)

If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as GROUP SERVICE). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.


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 at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)
  • 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.
UPGRADES:
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bedroomdon’t, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Bedroom (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)
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)
  • LUGGAGE 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)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…



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

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail: 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 Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail 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 Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail 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 but doable hike for the average traveller or tourist. Moderate fitness is necessary due to the physical demands, and spending at least 2 days in Cusco before the trek is recommended for acclimatization to the altitude. Even those who are extremely fit may still experience altitude sickness.

The entire Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail covers approximately 60.5 kilometers (37.5 miles) over 4 days and 3 nights, with the remaining day spent at Machu Picchu. Compared to the Inca Trail, Salkantay is slightly more challenging, while other trails such as Choquequirao are slightly more difficult than Salkantay.

The Salkantay Pass, located at 4,630 m / 15,228 ft above sea level, is the most difficult section of the trail. Hikers should expect cold and windy weather, and may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Oxygen is available if needed, and symptoms typically subside once hikers begin their descent. The uphill climb, cold winds, low temperatures, and low-oxygen altitude all contribute to the challenge of the Salkantay Pass.

The Salkantay trek may not be available during the rainy season, from mid-March to the end of February, due to safety concerns. If the weather is good, the trek will be approved, but if safety is compromised, the trek will be cancelled to ensure the safety of our clients and porters.

You are free to choose your own hotel, and our guide will pick you up from there one day before the trek.

The Salkantay trek takes  4 days, with the 5th night spent in Machu Picchu. The total distance covered is approximately 60 km, with an average of 12 km per day. However, some days may require more distance than others.

A 30% deposit is required to guarantee your reservation and ensure that we can make necessary purchases such as entrance fees, bus and train tickets. This deposit is non-refundable once received because we use it immediately for the aforementioned purchases. Additionally, making a deposit helps us to prepare for the trek by knowing how many guides to assign and how much food to purchase. The final balance (70%) is paid in Cusco, 2 days before the trek, and payment options include online payment systems, VISA, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Peruvian bank account.

Answer: To book the Salkantay Trek, you must fill out the attached booking form that we email you with updated and accurate information. This will ensure that we can make your bookings with the right information. Alternatively, you can send us your Full Names, Passport Number or ID Number, Nationality, Gender, and Birthdate to expedite the booking process.

The Salkantay trek has various trails and campsites, but the trail we follow is about 60.5 km. On average, you will hike approximately 8-9 hours per day.

Salkantay trek 4 Days with Short Inca Trail

Answer: The Salkantay Trek is ideal for adventure enthusiasts who can handle the altitude and distance. While it’s not a technical hike, altitude may affect some individuals. We recommend bringing a wooden walking stick or purchasing one in Peru to aid with balance and reduce load on your knees. Metal tipped walking sticks should not be used as they can harm the environment.

Altitude affects everyone differently. If you have little to no experience with altitude, we recommend giving yourself 2-3 days in Cusco to adjust. Drinking plenty of water, chewing cocoa leaves, and taking medicine if necessary can help alleviate any symptoms. Generally, breathlessness, headaches, and slight nausea are the most common symptoms.

You will arrive at Machu Picchu early in the morning on Day 5 and have a 2-hour tour with a local guide followed by a few hours of free time to explore on your own before taking a bus to Aguas Calientes and then the train back to Cusco.

No, pack mules and/or horses will carry your personal items. You will still need to bring a day backpack to carry essentials, and a duffel will be provided to put your belongings in.

It can get quite chilly at night, especially during the Andean winter, so it’s recommended to bring thermal underwear and a warm sleeping bag. Locally made mitts and gloves can be purchased in Cusco.

Private campsites and green eco domes are used on Days 1-3, and a hotel is used on Day 4.

Basic permanent toilets and portable toilet tents are available at some places. Trekkers are provided with a bowl of hot water every morning in their tent.

Boiled water is provided every evening after dinner for refilling water bottles, but purchasing bottled water is discouraged to reduce garbage. Trekkers can bring water purification tablets.

High-energy meals appropriate for the trek are prepared by the chefs/cooks, including pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables, and breakfast foods. Food for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets is also provided.

Children under 8 years old are not allowed, but those over 8 years old and in good physical shape can do the trek. Horseback riding is also an option for some parts of 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 & Short Inca Trail 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 & Short Inca Trail 4 Days experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 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 & Short Inca Trail 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 & Short Inca Trail 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 & Short Inca Trail 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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