Machu Picchu - Salkantay Trek
Rated by National Geographic as one of the '25 Best Treks In The World', the Salkantay Trek takes you on an incredible journey from the old colonial city of Cusco to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Day 2: Explore the Sacred Valley (2900m)
Day 3: Start the Salkantay Trek (3800m)
Day 4: Wayracmachay - Ccollpapampa Loretta
Day 5: Ccollpapampa Loretta - La Playa
Day 6: Llactapata - Waterfalls at Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes (2000m)
Day 7: Machu Picchu
Day 8: Departure Day
25 May 6pm Sat 1 Jun 12pm
27 Jul 6pm Sat 3 Aug 12pm
30 Jul 6pm Tue 6 Aug 12pm
7 Sep 6pm Sat 14 Sep 12pm
20 Sep 6pm Fri 27 Sep 12pm
They have the best combination of guides / porters you can find in Cusco. The team consisted of Victor and Ricardo as lead guides (tremendous guides) very knowledgeable of the Inca culture. Alejandro (porters leader) making thing happening on time. Mario (porter chef ) made the best food I have taste...almost gourmet food in the middle of nowhere.
My experience was exceptional! Our guides Eric and Felipe were most attentive and caring. Our cook, Ismael who was also a porter! excelled in making the most nutritious and delicious meals, every day!! Our other porters Cañari and Oscar were supermen, carrying our duffles and kitchen gear. Our horseman Miguel with his dear horse Paco were there when we needed them.
I will cherish the knowledge, the dedication, the friendship I experienced always.
Eric provided "lessons" about our location, the flora, the fauna. The history of ancient people in Perú was so interesting.
I enjoyed our team, our fellow trekkers and especially the enormity of the scenery we were shown.
Thank you from my heart to Eric, Felipe, Ismael, Cañari, Oscar, Miguel & Paco.
I will ALWAYS remember my experience with you. Be well.
Robinson our guide was fantastic, the food was awesome and the experience was amazing.Highly recommend using this company.
1. What is included?
- Guides and porters
- Entrance fees and permits
- All accommodation (Hostels, Glass Cabana and Camping)
- All transfers during itinerary
- Transfers from Cusco Airport
- Clean water
- Air matts and pillow for camping, Day pack rain cover, Poncho
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Food on the trek
The course excludes:
- International flights
- Food in Cusco
- Personal insurance
- Any tips for porters, guides, cooks
2. What fitness level do I need?
The trek requires a good level of fitness - you will be hiking for around six hours each day. We recommend that you train by doing any sports or exercise (e.g. jogging) twice a week in the 3 months before your trip.
3. Do I need immunisations?
We recommend you check at the Fit for Travel website or your local equivalent.
4. How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for this trek is 18.
5. Do I need a permit?
No - as one of the more remote trails, unlike the paved Inca Trail, there are no permit requirements for this trek.
Provided by Alpaca Expeditions
Skyhook Adventure is an Authorised Agent of Alpaca Expeditions. Please familiarise yourself with the Alpaca Expeditions Terms & Conditions and Skyhook Adventure's Terms & Conditions. This trip has been checked by our experienced UK-based team of guides for quality, safety and ethical treatment of all local workers.