Colca Canyon trekking

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  salkantay trek to machupicchu 5 days    

salkantay is a snow-capped mountain 6372 meters of altitude with a presence of perpetual ice.

day 01: from cusco to mollepata (2985 meters of altitide) and soraypampa (4200 meters of altitude)

we will begin our trip to salkantay very early by car to the apurimac river valley until we arrive at mollepata; from here we will begin our trek to the rio blanco valley and arrive at soraypampa, where we will spend the night.

trekking hours: approximately 07 hours.

day 02: from soraypampa to paso humantay (4800 meters  of altitude) and challhuay (3900 meters)

after breakfast we will ascend until the humantay trail where we can observe the salkantay, lagoons and the santa teresa valley. our descent will be to challhuya, where we will camp.

trekking hours: approximately 08 hours.

day 03: from challhuay to santa teresa (1600 meters of altitude)

after our breakfast we will begin out descent to the village of santa teresa which is located on the banks of the vilcanota river; here we will spend the night, the accommodation can be in tents or basic accommodation.

trekking time: approximately 6 hours.

day 04: from santa teresa to aguas calientes.

we will continue our trekking to the vilcanota river valley, and then later to a place called the hydro electrics of machupicchu; in the evening at 4:00pm we will take the train to the town of aguas calientes. where we will spend the night in basic hotel. in the evening we will be able to visit the thermal baths.

trekking time: approximately 5 hours.

day 05: from aguas calientes to machupicchu and cusco.

finally we will go leave aguas calientes to visit the sanctuary of machupicchu, we will be with the guide for approximately two hours, and you are able to add two more hours to see the site thoroughly. we will then return to aguas calientes and from here take train to cusco.

salkantay trekking including
  • entrance fee to salkantay trail
  • entrance fee to machu picchu
  • official english speaking guide
  • transfer from cusco to mollepata
  • horses to carry food and camping gear and backpacks
  • mule man
  • experienced cook
  • cooking equipment
  • tents plenty space for backpacks
  • sleeping mattress
  • all meals on the trek
  • return train ticket from aguas calientes to cusco (backpacker class)
  • bus from aguas calientes to machu picchu
  • kitchen and dining tent with camp tables and chairs
  • tents and food for our camp staff
  • sales tax
  • first aid kit and oxygen bottle for any participant and our camp staff
  • soft and alcoholic drinks
  • sleeping bag
  • horse to carry your personal items
  • bus from machupicchu to aguas calientes
salkantay trekking price:


what to bring?
  • backpack 65lt,
  • sleeping bag -15ºc
  • rain jacket or poncho (december - april)
  • strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  • one complete change of clothing
  • sweater and jacket
  • flashlight and batteries
  • hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • sun block
  • insect repellent
  • toiletries, towel and toilet paper, etc
  • camera
  • swimsuit (optional hot springs at aguas calientes after the trek)
  • original passport on the trek



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