Salkantay Trek 5 Days on foot to reach Machu Picchu with a backpack is for adventurers. This magnificent route is in the region of Cusco, Peru, within the Andes Mountains of Vilcabamba.
Salkantay Trek 05 days are alternative hiking to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A three-hour drive west of Cusco is Mollepata-Soraypampa, the starting point for the Salkantay Trek Peru, the main alternative hiking to Machu Picchu. The Trek Salkantay 5 days / 4 nights leads to the high Andes, jungles of the Santa Teresa Valley. Soraypampa (3,923 m/12,870 feet.) is the starting point of this adventure, passing Salkantay Pampa, the 4500-meter Salkantay trek elevation Chaullay Colpapampa, and the meeting between Rio Totora and Quebrada Chalan, forming Rio Santa Teresa. After arriving in La Playa, you can choose to go to the hydroelectric power station via the Patallacta ruins or to the village of Santa Teresa. Salkantay’s 05-day trip is an incredible trekking experience through the Andes. Join us and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!
Is this Salkantay mountain trip right for me? AT A GLANCE
Day-1: Cusco – Humantay Lagoon – Soray Pampa
Day-2: Soraypampa – Salkantay-Pass – Challhuay
Day-3: Challway – Lucmabamba
Day-4: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes
Day-5: Machu Picchu Guided Tour – Return Cusco
The adventure around the lagoon is amazing. The panoramic views are stunning of the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay, Humantay, and the same turquoise lagoon. The rest of the afternoon, enjoy the Andean sunset.
To the northwest is the highest pass of the entire expedition. As we approach the top, we find the path of the seven snakes. In the vicinity of Suyroccocha, there are giant rocks. We have several landscapes that will take your breath away every step of the way. Culture, beautiful landscapes, and lots of fun await you on this carefully crafted itinerary.
From the top, descend through the Andes and the high jungle. “The views are stunning.”
Challway – La Playa (Sawayaco) The most beautiful day hiking; the descent will allow you to contemplate a forest of orchids and epiphytic plants, typical of the jungle.
Optional: Travel to Santa Teresa.
Walk along the Inca trail that goes from Lucmabamba to Llactapata. Observe from a distance the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from the heights of the Andes.
We board the bus service to the Historic Sanctuary (by bus 25 minutes).
PRICES PER PERSON [USD]
Regulation of Machupicchu
* Price based on 02 people sharing one room.
** Student discounts $ 30 off per person.
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