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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days
Maximun Altitude
4,630m (15,190 ft.)
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days
Physical Level
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days
Recommended Season
March to December

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Price from: $ 467.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Explore Peru’s most stunning landscapes with us on an exciting five-day trek through the magnificent Andes Mountains of Salkantay and Machu Picchu.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Soraypampa | Horseback to Salkantay Pass | Cocalmayo Hot Springs | Lucmabamba Trail | Machupicchu Pueblo | Short Inca Trail | Machu Picchu Ruins | Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: An unforgettable adventure.

Embarking on the 5 Day Salkantay Trek is a journey of a lifetime. Your exhilarating journey culminates at the magnificent Machu Picchu after passing through some of Peru’s most breathtaking scenery.

A Salkantay Trek 5 Days through the Andes Mountains and Machu Picchu will show you Peru like never before. As you embark on this thrilling journey, take on rugged trails, explore historic Inca ruins, and take in the majestic beauty of nature. Join us for an unforgettable experience! BOOK EARLY TO ENSURE THE 5 DAY SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU IS AVAILABLE. These are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

The 5 Day Salkantay Trek is a fantastic alternative to the traditional Inca Trail, often requiring advanced booking due to its popularity. This trek allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Andes, passing through diverse ecosystems, from high-altitude mountain ranges to lush cloud forests.

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Salkantay 5 Day Trek Overview

Our 5-Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. This trek takes you through the breathtaking Andes Mountains, past glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and remote villages, where you can learn about the local way of life. On the final day, you’ll arrive at Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most iconic and awe-inspiring archaeological sites.

Is the 5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu suitable for me?

Spend your days exploring Machu Picchu and its breathtaking scenery while hiking the challenging Salkantay Trail; you won’t miss out on this 5-day adventure.

Quick itinerary of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Enjoy one of the best experiences combining several tourist circuits through Salkantay for five days.


  • DAY 1: Cusco – Salkantay Trek and Horse – Santa Teresa Hot Springs
    • Horseback riding tour from Soraypampa to the Salkantay Pass
    • Hike from Salkantay Pass to Challway
    • Enjoy the thermal baths of Cocalmayo near Santa Teresa
  • DAY 2: Santa Teresa – Lucmabamba Trek – Aguas Calientes
  • See Machu Picchu Ruins while hiking the Lucmabamba Inca Trail.
  • DAY 3: Hiking to KM 104 and Inti Punku with a view of Machu Picchu
    • Trek the Short Inca Trail from Machupicchu Pueblo
  • DAY 4: Machu Picchu Ruins Tour – Return to Cusco
  • DAY 5: Nice hike to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain.
Salkantay Trek 5 Day Highlights
  • The 5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu will be an unforgettable experience for you. Discover majestic landscapes, stunning views, and ancient ruins as you explore one of the most breathtaking treks in Peru.
  • When you venture on a 5-day journey through the Andes Mountains to one of the world’s most mysterious locations, you will experience a singular departure from the routine: Salkantay to Machu Picchu. Prepare yourself for unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views!


Salkantay 5 Day Trek Itinerary

The trek encompasses approximately 55 kilometers of diverse terrains, including cloud forests, rugged mountain trails, and breathtaking valleys. Trekkers are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes along the way.


Cusco: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Cocalmayo Hot Springs

DATA: Horseback and Hiking
  • Cusco Hotel: Pick-up time and departure to the trip: 04:30
  • Travel time from Cusco to Soraypampa: 3 hours
  • Arrival time in Soraypampa: 08:00; “adventure start”
ACTIVITIES: Salkantay Trek Tour in Peru
  • The first light walk from the Soraypampa parking lot to the Soraypampa ranch is 30 minutes.
    • Soraypampa elevation: 3,930 meters/12,893 feet.
  • At 08:30, horse service for Horseback riding from Soraypampa to the Salkantay Pass
    • Riding time: 2.5 hours
    • Arrival time on Horseback to the Salkantay Pass: approximately 11:30.
    • Salkantay Pass Elevation: 4,638 meters/ 15,213 feet.
  • HIKE from Salkantay Pass to Challway
    • Trekking time to Challway from Salkantay Pass: Around 5 hours, 13.7 km/8.5 miles
    • Arrival at Challway: approximately 17:00.
    • Hike Type: Stony: Walking shoes are recommended.
    • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
    • Challway Elevation: 2,870 meters/ 9,414 feet.
  • At 17:30 Hrs. Local shuttle from Challway to Santa Teresa and Cocalmayo Hot Springs: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Enjoy the thermal baths of Cocalmayo for 1 hour
  • Overnight in Santa Teresa: 2-star local hotel
    • Elevation of Santa Teresa: 1,575 meters/5,167 feet.
  • Food:
    • Box lunch
    • Dinner.

At 4:30 a.m., we leave Cusco by car and travel northwest through Izcuchaca, Limatambo, and Mollepata. In Mollepata, there is a 30-minute stop for breakfast at one of the local restaurants, “optional, breakfast not included.” We continue along the dirt road until we reach the Soraypampa area.

In Soraypampa, we find saddle horses. We begin the horseback riding towards the Salkantay pass, “2 hours and a half on horseback.”

Before reaching the Salkantay pass, we already have impressive glacier views. At the Salkantay pass, the sign shows the height “classic photo for the whole group.” After that, we descend for 05 hours until we reach the town of Challway, “2 hours from the Andes and another 3 hours in the Salkantay Valley clouds forest.”

After the challenging hike on the Salkantay trail, we ride in a local car to Santa Teresa, where we spend the night close to the Cocalmayo thermal baths.

Having walking shoes and trekking poles is essential because the hiking trail is lined with exceptional stones of all sizes. Our bodies and minds benefit from outdoor adventure activities like hiking. Additional note: It’s pretty cold on the Salkantay Pass; bring thermal clothing.


1BL, 1D

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

13.7km (8.5 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Salkantay Pass: 4,630m (15,190 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Challway: 2,829m (9,281 ft)

Highest Altitude

Salkantay Pass: 4,630m (15,190 ft)


Salkantay Hike from Lucmabamba to Machupicchu Pueblo

  • Lucmabamba to Santa Teresa local bus service departs at 05:30.
    • 40-minute ride
  • Time for the community of Lucmabamba’s organic local breakfast at 06:20.
  • The journey to Machupicchu Pueblo begins at 07:00 on the Lucmabamba Inca Trail.
  • 03 hours of “uphill” hiking from the Lucmabamba community to the Lucmabamba pass.
  • From the Lucmabamba Pass to Hydroelectric, the hike takes two hours.
  • From Hydroelectrica to Aguas Calientes, it takes two hours and forty minutes to walk on a semi-level trail that follows the tracks of a train and offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu.
  • 11:00, lunch with a panoramic view of Machu Picchu from the Inca ruins of Llactapata.
  • Hiking distance: 22 km / 6.3 miles.
  • Trekking duration: 8 hours
  • Hiking Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

We take public transportation to Lucmabamba, “40 minutes by car,” where we begin our lovely hike along the Inca Trail of Lucmabamba.

Entering through the primary forest or jungle eyebrow, we observe tropical fruit plantations such as the passion fruit “granadilla,” organic red coffee, banana trees, wild berries such as the strawberry of the Andes, etc.

During the walk, we will always have the presence of the Aobamba River, the union of the Salkantay, Challhuay, and Totora snow-capped mountains; the color mix of the white river with the lush green vegetation makes the walk pleasant.

Until we arrive at the Lucmabamba Pass, Hidroelectrica, and Machu Picchu Pueblo or Aguas Calientes, there are several streams along the route.


1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

22 km (6.3 miles)

Hiking Time

8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Lucmabamba Town: 2,017m (6,617 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Hidroelectrica 1,811m (5,941 ft)

Highest Altitude

Lucmabamba Pass: 2,814m (9,232 ft)


Hike the Short Inca Trail from Machupicchu Pueblo

  • The trek leaves Machupicchu Pueblo at 05:30.
  • Hiking distance: 16 km/9.9 miles
    • The first hiking segment is 2 hours from Machupicchu Pueblo to KM 104 (Main Gate of the Short Inca Trail).
    • 2nd. The Inti Punku ruins, or Puerta del Sol, are reached after a five-hour hike from Kilometer 104. Here, you can take in the iconic view of Machu Picchu.
  • Total hiking time: 7 hours.
  • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging – Moderate.
  • Highest hiking place: Inti Punku – The Sun Gate: 2700meter /8540 feet
  • Meals: Box lunch
  • One bus ticket from the Machu Picchu ruins to the Machupicchu Pueblo.

Hike the Short Inca Trail to the scenic view of Machu Picchu from the SUN GATE “Inti Punku.”

At 05:30, we start the moderate walk following the train tracks up the Urubamba River for 1 hour and 40 minutes until we reach km 104 of the railway. We cross to the other side of the river by the suspension bridge to control our entrance passes to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and thus officially start the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

From km 104, we have 3 hours of walking along the Inca Trail until we reach the ruins of Wiñaywayna. The path is mostly level from Wiñaywayna to Inti Punku; from Inti Punku to the balcony of the Inca, the panoramic views of Machu Picchu astound all hikers.



Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

16km (9.9 miles)

Hiking Time

7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)


Machu Picchu Tour - In the afternoon, return to Cusco

  • Machu Picchu bus service “up and down”
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu in the morning:
    • Explore the enigmatic Inca stone citadel.
    • Two-hour guided tour.
  • Take the Ollantaytambo train station on your afternoon trip back to Cusco.
Train service information: Inbound Journey
  • INCA RAIL is a railroad.
  • Service: One hour and fifty minutes by train from MACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBO.
  • Voyager 44 is the class.
  • The train departs at 14:30.
  • At the station: 14:00 – If not, you might be unable to board.
  • Arrival time in Ollantaytambo at 16:04.
  • At 17:50, a private vehicle arrives in Cusco.

Be met at the train arrivals area at the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station. Please search for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name on it. Salkantay 5 Day Trek is the name of the group.


For Salkantay trekkers, circuit number 5 is the route for the guided visit to Machu Picchu. Write to us, and we’ll be happy to respond in less than 24 hours if customers need to purchase a new entrance ticket or if they need to complete an additional circuit at Machu Picchu.

We start the activities with the pick-up service at your hotel and then go to the bus station that will transfer us to the Inca citadel, “30 minutes of travel”.

At Machupicchu control, we present our electronic tickets. Then, we start the guided tour by visiting the watchman’s house for fantastic panoramic views of the Inca citadel. After touring the world’s seventh wonder, we take a shared bus to Aguas Calientes and then take the train to Cusco. After traveling by train for three hours and ten minutes, we arrive in Ollantaytambo, where a private vehicle awaits us to Cusco.

CUSCO HOTEL: By customers.
Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


Rainbow Mountain Expedition in Cusco

A final, 100-minute round trip hike occurs in Peru’s breathtaking Rainbow Mountains south of Cusco.

At 5:00, we start the trip south of Cusco, following the road to Puno. In Cusipata, we take a dirt road to ascend to Llaqtoc, the “beginning of the walk.”

The hike to Rainbow Mountain’s summit takes about 70 minutes; from the pass, hike downhill on the way back for 30 minutes. Enjoy the incredible panoramic views of Vinicunca in all its splendor from above.

  • Pick up and land trip: At 5:00 hrs.
  • Driving from Cusco to Llactoc: 3 hours “where the journey begins”
  • The tour starts high: Llaqtoc 4,900 meters / 16,076 feet.
  • Total walking time: 100 minutes
  • Walking distance: 7 km/ 4.3 miles
  • Pass Elevation: 5,100 meters / 16,732 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging – Moderate
  • Return time to Cusco City: 15:00 hrs. and 16:30 hrs.

Box Lunch

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time


Starting Altitude

Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)

Highest Altitude

Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)


Salkantay 5 Day Trek INCLUSION

  • Spectacular tour of the Andes north of Cusco
  • Briefing: At 18:00 Hrs, one day before starting the hike, at the reception where the hikers stay.
  • Active itinerary with charming scenic and cultural experiences
  • Local guide of Cusco with a command of English and knowledge of adventure.
    • Private transfer service from Cusco to Soraypampa “beginning of the adventure of the Salkantay route.”
    • Income ticket:
      • Salkantay circuit.
      • Cocalmayo thermal baths for one hour
    • Saddle horse service to ride from Soraypampa to the Salkantay Pass “2.5 Hrs.” One horse per hiker.
    • Portable oxygen and a first aid kit.
    • In the afternoon, local transportation service from the Challway community to Santa Teresa and Cocalmayo hot springs.
    • Food:
      • Box lunch from Cusco
      • Dinner in a tourist restaurant in Santa Teresa.
    • Overnight in Santa Teresa: 2-star hotel.
    • Local transportation from Santa Teresa to the community of Lucmabamba.
    • Food:
      • Breakfast in the Lucmabamba community with one of the local families. There is organic coffee.
      • Lunch in Llactapata with a panoramic view of the ruins of Machu Picchu.
    • Entrance ticket to the Short Inca Trail (this ticket is used to enter Machu Picchu)
    • Food: Box Lunch from Machupicchu Pueblo.
    • Bus service down after the experience of the Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu Pueblo
    • Bus service to go up and down from Machu Picchu.
    • At 08:00, entrance tickets to MACHU PICCHU via CIRCUIT 5 “the tickets of the Short Inca Trail are used to enter Machu Picchu.” The entrance ticket is valid exclusively for the date, route, and time printed on it. The entrance ticket is personal and non-transferable.
    • Guided visit to Machu Picchu for 02 hours.
      • NOTE: THERE IS NO FREE TIME INSIDE MACHU PICCHU. New regulations of Machu Picchu since 2015. If travelers require re-entry or more hours inside Machu Picchu, they must buy a new ticket.
    • TRAIN back to Cusco
      • Railway company: Inca Rail
      • Travel route: MACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBO
      • Class: Voyager 44.
      • Departure time at 14:30
    • Private transfer from the Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco. We leave the hikers in their respective hotels.
    • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca.
    • Lunch: Box lunch
    • A portable oxygen cylinder and a first aid kit, “just in case due to the presence of the high altitude of the
    • Andes.”
  • All local Peruvian taxes.

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Salkantay Trek 5 Day NO INCLUSION

  • Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb, or Lodges for stays in CUSCO AND AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Food that is not described in the itinerary.
  • At 16:35: Train from Hydro to Aguas Calientes by PERURAIL: Service: HYDROELECTRIC to MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
  • Water for each day of the walk, minimum 02 liters per day, or depending on the amount of water drunk on long walks, “there are rustic stores in different parts of the walk and several natural streams.”
  • Energy snacks such as chocolate bars and dried fruits will be handy.
  • Tips: Tour Guides and Driver.

What to bring for the 5 Day Salkantay Trek?

  • Appropriate day packs (to carry your belongings).
  • Original passport.
  • Lighter trekking shoes (with good ankle support)
  • Sleeping bag! It recommends 01 small, practical sleeping bag that supports -10°C below zero | -5°F. 🙂
  • 02 pairs of trekking pants “not jeans”-
  • 01 warm / winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/ gloves/scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • Two pairs of underwear, three pairs of socks
  • Two T-shirts, two long sleeve shirts
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night – your toes will thank you!
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money.

Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions Salkantay 5 Day Trek

Take a 5-day trek along the Salkantay Trail to explore Peru’s breathtaking Machu Picchu, stunning views, fascinating Inca ruins, testing yourself on the trail’s rugged terrain, and discovering a distinctive South American culture.

No, there is no age limit, but if you are older, you should have a medical check-up before traveling and try to acclimate at altitude (see altitude sickness). Don’t worry; we are here to help you do it when there is a will. We have assisted people as young as seven and as old as 74 on numerous occasions.

Yes, you can change the departure but not the date of entry to the Citadel of Machu Picchu tickets are purchased well in advance; if you change the tour departure, your tour could become one of four or three days, depending on the program book. To avoid issues, please plan your trip to Peru and stay in Cusco for three or four days before departure. Please be aware that you will encounter people on this trip who are not your gender or nationality; as an agency, we cannot guarantee the gender and ethnicity of our visitors.

Our fantastic kitchen offers a wide selection of dishes in various flavors.

The type of breakfast depends on how complex the journey will be. Oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, bread, and jam are typical examples of the wide range of products available. Hot chocolate, coffee, English tea, and herbal teas (chamomile, lemongrass, tea, or conventional coca tea) are all options.

At lunch and dinner, always start with a bowl of soup before moving on to the main course (chicken, meat, fish, etc.). , with pasta or rice). Dessert and an herbal beverage round out the meal.

Refreshments (Happy Hour): After the hike, every day, there will be hot drinks, popcorn, cookies, bread and jam, chocolate, milo, etc.)

Before beginning the day’s hike, you will receive a piece of fruit, a chocolate bar, a packet of cookies, and some candy.

Options for vegetarian or unusual diets are available upon request.

Yes, we offer vegetarian food. Please specify your dietary needs when making your reservation.

We offer water that has been boiled for at least five minutes; water purification tablets are not required. Therefore, you only need a bottle of water for the first part, for Lunch, the first day, and then, from there, refill your bottles to Machu Picchu.

As a result of the modern man’s extreme height, only two people can fit in each of the four-person tents we use for our tours, giving each one more room and comfort. Unless a private tent is requested (additional payment for a single tent is $25), travelers traveling alone must share a tent with another person.

Whether or not to tip depends on how well each travel companion performed their job.

All hostels and hotels in Cusco have a storage room to keep the tourists’ belongings; to make this trip, you must leave it in place.

We have a shallow rate of people returning once the 5 Day Salkantay Trek has started. Our guides are well-trained, equipped with a first aid kit, and equipped with emergency oxygen because we want to successfully see you through the journey. You are in good hands.

In Cusco, we only have two seasons rainy for six months and dry for 06 months; the dry season starts in April and October; the days are usually sunny and warm, but keep in mind that the weather is very variable in the high and mountain towns, from November to March rainy days and many unstable months, where the rains can be heavy.

Note: Temperatures are for the Cusco Valley 3400m. And temperatures change depending on altitude (higher altitude = cold or vice versa).

The train included in all tours is the (Expedition Service); the schedules are the available spaces in the wagons once the agencies make the full payment. Salkantay Expeditions offers two trains with departure times of 14:55 and 15:20. Set up a taxi or bus ride to return to Cusco from Ollantaytambo.

Note: Trains are sometimes subject to change depending on Peru Rail train operators. If preferred, the train can be upgraded for better service at a premium cost.

You must arrive before Peru the Cusco City, where you will need a guide to show you the way as you complete your Salkantay trek adventure tours.

You’ll find the Salkantay trek one hundred twenty-eight kilometers northwest of Cusco. Trekking around Salkantay is an alternative to taking the Inca Trail because of its proximity to Machu Picchu.

You should bring a series of accessories for the trail. As a backpack that will be your companion during the five days of the tour, carry the following.

  • Light and warm clothes
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Hat
  • Plastic poncho.
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Towel.
  • Water bottle.
  • Gloves for the cold.
  • Walking sticks
  • Flashlight.
  • Binoculars.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera.
  • Personal documents
  • Insect repellent and sunblock
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Disposable tissues.
  • Cash.
  • Personal medications.
  • Snacks.
  • How many kilometers must you travel on tour to reach Machu Picchu?

The Salkantay trek is approximately 72 kilometers distributed over five days and four nights through beautiful Cusco to reach Machu Picchu.

A five-day Salkantay trek is available for all adventurers visiting Cusco in 2023.

The best season for the Salkantay trek is during the dry season in Cusco, April and October.

No, the route is well-marked, and the experienced team you’ll be traveling with will make sure everything goes smoothly.

This is a five-day trek, where we will be going up and down trails for more than 53 kilometers in the known altitude of Salkantay Trail; for this reason, it is advisable to be prepared for the trek.

Training hard will not be necessary, but it does help to do cardiovascular exercises, such as walking three times a week for at least three months before the tour.

Additionally, getting used to Cusco’s altitude before the five days of the Salkantay Tour will be very beneficial.

You should know that the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu ranges from moderate to challenging. Therefore, it is advised to be in good physical shape. Additionally, wearing sturdy hiking boots that are ideally already broken into your feet is recommended because it will make walking easier and trouble-free.

The best time to do the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu with good weather is between April – October, as we have the presence of clear skies and smaller-scale rainfall. June and August, which is Andean winter, are typically the driest months. However, it is suggested to foresee the type of clothing to use during these months, because during the day you can enjoy the sun, while at night you can feel intense cold.

The environment you are in was the primary motivation behind our Salkantay trek. Five days of hiking are spent in a variety of hiking settings. On other trekking tours, the walk to Machu Picchu, the environment often remains the same, becoming monotonous. With the Salkantay trek, this is different.

With each step, the scenery shifts, and the mountains reveal something fresh: the billowing clouds, the breathtaking scenery, the towering mountains, and the friendly locals.

The Salkantay trail offers a unique opportunity for walking that is almost magical. All you need to do is stroll and take it all in. During your hike, you don’t need to consider many things and are not under any stress. Just relinquish yourself to the stroll.

You can book the Salkantay Trek by contacting us through the following website: KONDOR PATH TOURS or emailing info@kondorpathtours.com. All we need from you is your full name, birthdate, passport, or identity card number exactly as it appears on your document and the precise date of the excursion when filling out the reservation form. If you need help, please e-mail us at info@kondorpathtours.com with your questions.

Unfortunately, the best conditions are unavailable for the Salkantay trek, so it is not advised. All hikers can complete the Salkantay Majestic hike, but it is recommended to have knowledgeable, certified guides with you.

No, We refer to security in terms of being robbed, assaulted, or similar during the route. We heard before doing this route that it could be, but it is false. The most significant danger you face is the altitude, so I recommend you look at this altitude sickness guide.

Yes and no. You can complete the Salkantay trek after acclimatization and in reasonably good physical condition. It is a route that many people take, which can give you a clue that it is not about climbing the Himalayas. Still, it would be best to be realistic with your physical condition and, above all, with your acclimatization level.

Positively, yes. We strongly suggest you spend at least two or three days in Cusco. As much as it pains us all, beer is not water. Drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest, and go for some walks to gauge your progress. You are prepared for the adventure if you sense that your body responds more or less consistently, given that you are above 3500 meters above sea level.

5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu FEATURES:

The Salkantay Trek is an adventurous and well-liked alternative path to the renowned Incan citadel. This five-day trek offers breathtaking scenery and a distinctive cultural experience.

Salkantay Hike 5 Day to Machu Picchu ADVANTAGES:

Set out on a captivating 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu! Explore the great Inca sites, marvel at nature’s wonders, and witness breathtaking sunsets as you stroll through some of the most beautiful lands in Peru.

What’s it like

  • Explore awe-inspiring nature and view ancient Incan ruins on this unforgettable 5-day Salkantay trek in Peru. Join us – your adventure awaits!
  • Take the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days adventure that takes you to the majestic Lost City of the Incas and dare to traverse the rugged terrain. Discover a new level of self-confidence and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
  • The 5-Day Salkantay Hike is an unforgettable adventure that will take you on a tour of SALKANTAY.

Why Choose the Salkantay Trek

Avoiding Crowds: Compared to the Inca Trail, which can get crowded, the Salkantay Trek offers a more serene experience. You’ll have moments of solitude to connect with nature and the ancient ruins you encounter.

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5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu COST

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Number of persons Price per person
2 $ 899.00 USD
3 $ 751.00 USD
4 $ 446.00 USD
5 $ 596.00 USD
6 $ 551.00 USD
7 $ 520.00 USD
8 $ 501.00 USD
9 $ 482.00 USD
10 $ 467.00 USD

Explore parts of Peru that only some people see on this five-day trek in the Salkantay Mountains! Hike through stunning terrain, meet friendly locals, and experience a lifetime of unforgettable memories.

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Get ready for the thrilling Salkantay trek, a five-day trip through some of Peru’s most breathtaking terrain. A must for adrenaline seekers!



+$40. Vistadome train (MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

College students$25 off

RECOMMENDATION of Salkantay Trek 5 Day

  • The new rule is that starting on January 1, 2023, the tickets have a specific entry time: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00.
  • Tickets are only valid for one use per day from the selected time.

5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Advice

  • For assistance on the path, use hiking poles.
  • Want to catch a glimpse of Machu Picchu before anyone else?
    • The Patallacta viewpoint is the best visual contact.

Join us on our 5-day Salkantay Tour and experience a journey unlike any other as you hike through breathtaking mountaintops and explore Machu Picchu’s stunning vistas.



Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu! This trek will take you through stunning Inca ruins and the majestic Andes.

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Embark on a journey of exploration and wonder as you immerse yourself in five days of adrenaline-filled outdoor activities during your Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Be prepared to be awe-struck!

Salkantay 5 Day Trek

Salkantay 5 Day Trek

5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Salkantay Trek 5 Day Video

Salkantay Trek 5 Day Video

Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Ido I
Ido I
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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