Logo Go treks Peru
100%
brochure
Inquiry by Whatsapp
Overview

Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 5 Days

Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu – 5 Days

Salkantay Trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places we have in Cusco.

If you didn’t get the permits for the Inca Trail 4 Days,  this is the best alternative due to geographical and historical region.  We can see the Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake with instagramable Colours (that in Quechua is translated to “qochas” a place of the origin of the Incas) – natives from this area still make special ceremonies to those Lakes.

You can also see many South American Camelids typical of Peru, Chile, and Argentina, especially many alpacas, llamas, guanacos, who were especially sacred to the Incas (Llamas played a very important role in the transportation and some were used in sacrifices as a form of sanctification for a good yield in crop production.

Along the hike from Salkantay trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, you’ll meet local people who are cheerful and still use the traditional attire (bright and colorful) of the original natives from the area.

This Salkantay Trek is definitely for those individuals who like to hike, attain more historical knowledge, and meet people seeing their everyday contact with the Pachamama (“Mother Earth”).  This trek towards Machu Picchu also allows you to fully enjoy the microclimates and unique landscapes, along with old-fashioned cuisines and fresh natural products. We have a very experienced cook who will surprise.

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Mach

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME 4 a.m.
Read More

Day by Day Travel Schedule

Customize this itinerary by adding extra days to any location. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for advice.
Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA-HUMANTAY LAGOON -PAMPA JAPONESA

Ou Salkantay trek and short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, begin picking you up at your hotel at 4:00 am. Then we will drive to Mollepata town, once there, We will have a nutritious breakfast, then will go to Soraypampa (trailhead) this place is where we also meet our trek leader, porters, and riders to begin our hike.

So the first part gonna be uphill, one hour and a half to get the Humantay lagoon. Once there will have time to take pictures and enjoy this magical place and you will see the glaciers as swell with the seem name after a while you will start hiking down to the trailhead, our cook will prepare good lunch after that and then will hike one hour and a half ruffly to Salkantay pampa 4000 masl, from there will see the Salkantay glaciers (SAVAGE MOUNTAIN) one of the most sacred place in Cusco region.after that will keep hiking 3 hours to our base camp Japanese pampa. ( hot tea and dinner)

Walking distance: 14km
Trail head elevation: 3,800 km
Camp site elevation: 4,700mt
Difficulty: Challenging

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 2: PAMPA JAPONESA – PAMPA JAPONESA PASS – PAUCAR CANCHA

Our 3 day of the Salkantay trek and short Inca Trail begins with hot coca tea and breakfast, then continue with our hike towards “pampa Japanese pass 5000masl”. You’ll marvel and appreciate, at different angles, the beautiful views of the Salkantay Mountain (a.k.a.) the “Wild” Mountain (Alt. 6,271 m/20,573 ft.).  From above you’ll also relish the colorful lagoons of the area. As we descend, we’ll reach a small village called “Lluscamayu” (Lunch).  Afterward, we continue our downslope hike to the archeological site of “Paucarcancha”,  once there the tour guide  Will explain this beautiful Inca site. where we will camp.

  • Meals:                              Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodations:        Camp 3800 meters.
  • Hiking Distance:            15 km / 7.4 miles
  • Hiking Time:           7 hrs.
  • Highest Elevation:        could and worm
  • Weather:                         Warm / Cold
  • Level of Difficulty:        Moderate to Arduous
Day 3: PAUCAR CANCHA – LLACTAPATA INCA SITE -km 82- OLLANTAYTAMBO

Our morning begins with a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef.  Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail.

This part of the trek we’ll descend to Huallabamba town (where the people are farmers) (40 minutes once there the tour guide Will explain the Inca site with the seem to name,  Here you’ll appreciate the excellent panoramic view of the valleys below.  After a short break, we’ll descend to the high forest where we will have lunch, and then Will visit the Inca site call (LLACTAPATA)

After that, we’ll continue our downhill hike to the km 82  ( 2 hours), where we will cross  the  bridge, once there Will get our transportation to Ollantaytambo town (part of the sacred valley of the Incas)

Walking distance: 15km
Campsite elevation: 3300km
Trail end elevation: 2700mt
Aguas Calientes elevation: 2000km
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge or Iskay Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO-KM 104-WIÑAYHUYANA-MACHU PICCHU

Our adventure begins to with a pick-up at your hotel (5:30 a.m.) where we’ll drive to the train station,(to catch our train) to  “Kilometer 104”.is 1 hour and 30 minutes ruffly,  Once there we Will pass the control, our trekking of the short Inca Trail begins.  Our first hike is approximately 4 hours to reach the “wiñayhuayna” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. (actually, Will have a box lunch)if you are vegetarian let me now,

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking to towards to the (Intipunku – Sungate), one hour and a half then Will have time to take some picture (THE FIRST STUNNING LOOKOUT OF MACHUPICCHU) and then gonna be just 40 minutes to Machupicchu, one of the  seven wonders of the world and enigmatic place after a whole, Will have to catch the bus to Aguas Calientes and Will have dinner in the restaurant and spend the night in our hostel

DETAILS:

  • Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes
  • Distance: 12 kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Hostal
  • Hot shower,wifi,tv cable
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (The Sacred City Of The Incas) – Cusco
  • After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”.   The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place.  We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”.  Here, we promise an unforgettable experience.  After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your exploring.
  • If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
  • There are many more activities that you can do.  These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.
  • In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train (4:20 p.m.) to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco (2 hours Approx.).
  •  Depends on the ability the train to back to Ollantaytambo

DETAILS

• Meal: Breakfast
• Difficulty: Easy

Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Our final day, we will start off early (wake-up 4:30 a.m.).  Followed by breakfast (5:00 a.m.) at the hotel. After, board the bus to Machu Picchu, about 25 minutes to reach Machupicchu (open at 6:00 a.m.). Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

Your Guide will take you to the best places in Machu Picchu while enjoying the sunrise (depending on the weather).

Then you will have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu.

  • If you have booked your visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit Depending on the defined schedule

There are many more activities that you can do.  These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 5 Details
  • Meals:  Breakfast
  • Lowest Altitude:  2,040 m / 6.691 ft
  • Highest Altitude:  2,440 m / 8,052 ft

What's Included

(walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
  • HOTEL IN CUSCO
  • TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO AIRPORT
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Entrance to short inca trail
  • dinner in ollantaytambo
  • hotel in ollantaytambo(day 3)
  • dinner in aguas calientes
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • $ 25 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to the top without a guide, the trail is well marked).
  • first breakfast and last lunch

Trip Info

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service  $800 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

Reservar Tour

Mapa de Tour

Enviar Mensaje

Mapa de Tour

Video Tour

Video Tour

Mapa de Tour