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6-Day Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Salkantay Trekking.

A great Alternative Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu by Hiking and glamping in EcoDome

National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay trek as one of the 25 Best Treks in the World.

Mount Salkantay (or Nevado Salkantay / Salcantay) is one of the most iconic mountains in the Cusco region and the highest mountain in the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Trip Length:
6 Days 5 Nights
Total Distance:
70.5 km
Physical Level:
3300 m.a.s.l - 4650 msnm
Tour Type:
Trekking Nature & Culture
Group Size:
02 Min - 16 Max

6-Day Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Salkantay Trekking

The 6-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a popular alternative to the Classic Inca Trail. Although the Salkantay Trekking experience offers no visits to any other Inca ruins except Machu Picchu, this high-altitude trek is popular for its surreal views that captivate the trekkers.

5 Day Salkantay Trek starts high up in the Peruvian Andes and takes you around the mighty Salkantay mountain down through the cloud forests to Hidro Electrica from where you will be traveling to Aguas Calientes town, gateway to Machu Picchu.

The Salkantay Trekking experience is so rewarding that the National Geographic Travel Magazine recognized this as one of the best 25 treks around the world. The trek is dotted with captivating views of the Andes as you begin the hike.

On the first day of the trek, you will be visiting the Andean Jewel, the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake which is a popular full-day trip from Cusco City.

Towards the end of the experience, you will also be visiting some local farms and plantations in the Cusco Region. You will have the opportunity to interact with local farmers and see how they produce the best coffee which is exported to different continents.

The highest point of the Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the Salkantay Pass at 4630 meters above sea level (15190 ft.). This is a high-altitude experience. We highly recommend that you spend at least 3-4 days in Cusco City before you hike the Salkantay Trek, to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness.

The best time to hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is during the dry season, between March to November. During the rainy season, the trek is often wet and slippery.

6-Day Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Salkantay Trekking Overview:

  • TOUR NAME: Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail 6 Days to Machu Picchu
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Salkantay Trek Tour Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 6:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service).
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 60.5 km / 37.5 ml
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Salkantay Trek
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Challacancha Trailhead (for our Passengers and staff) and Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 14:30 pm and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS (SKY LODGE DOMES  with Private Bathroom and Shower): Because you DESERVE the best Service.
    02 nights in Green Eco Sky Lodge Dome Eco-friendly (Private Campsite of Domes at Soraypampa and Loreta La Playa), 01 Night in Small Sky Lodge Dome of 3 meters diameter & 02 nights in the hotel (Aguas Calientes)
  • PORTERING/HORSEBACK SERVICE: 7Kilos/14 Pounds Extra Portering service is included. We will provide you a duffel bag for your personal Stuff (This will be carried by the porter or Horses), Water Bottle, Rain Poncho & Salkantay T-shirt will be given at the briefing time,
  • MEALS: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 3 tea times + wake-up teas (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra cost, Upon Request)
  • SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU & SHORT INCA TRAIL: Short Inca Trail Permits & Machu Picchu entrance fee Included.

Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Salkantay Trekking Itinerary Oveview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa
  • Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracmachay – Chaullay
  • Day 3: Chaullay – Lluscamayo – La Playa Loreta (Coffe Experience)
  • Day 4: La Playa Loreta – Lucmabamba – Llactapata incan site – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes – km 104 (Inca Trail) – Chachabamba – Wiñayhuayna – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – CuscoEco-friendly

Why Choose Quechuas Expeditions?

  • We are a 100% Peruvian Company (The Best Local Tour Operator)
  • We have the best top GUIDES in the Region
  • We have the best Chefs/ Cooks
  • We have our own private GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOMES (And we work with responsibility protecting the natural area) Exclusive Salkantay Campsites for our passengers only
  • We are a reliable and certified company
  • Small Groups and Memorable Lifetime Experiences 100% Guarantee
  • We have a special Itinerary to avoid the crowds and so many surprises to make your SALKANTAY trip memorable!!!

6 Day Salkantay Trek ( Humantay Lake and Llactapata Incan site) Highlights:

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Eco-friendly Sky Green Eco Domes located on the private campsite at Soraypampa and Loreta Campsite. Best Campsites Along the on Salkantay Trek.
  • Day 1: Private Soraypampa GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOME
  • Day 2: Private Chaullay GLAMPING SKY LODGE SMALL DOME
  • Day 3: Private Loreta La Playa GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOME
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Day 5: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Day 6: Machu Picchu
  • Visit Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake
  • Hike the Original Inca Trail to the LLactapata Incan site to see Machupicchu.
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Salkantay Snow Mountain
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about the Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) in elevation along the Salkantay Pass
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides
  • Hike one of National Geographic’s 25 “World’s Best Treks”
  • Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…
  • Please Note: For travelers who don’t have many days to hike, or for those who don’t feel fit enough to hike the Salkantay for 4 days. We have a great alternative salkantay trek and Humantay lake of 3 days conecting to machupicchu by train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes. or Salkantay and Humantay lake for 2 days sleeping in our domes.



Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa (Sky Lodge Dome)

Your epic 6 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco. We will be picking you up between 0430 and 0500 in the morning and embark on a two hours drive to Mollepata. You can wink a nap in the vehicle so you arrive fresh to start hiking the emblematic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Mollepata is a remote Andean town at 2803 meters above sea level (9196 ft). We will be stopping for breakfast at a local restaurant here. Our local expert will be sharing some essential tips that would help you for the trek. After breakfast, we will be driving further to Challacancha to start the trek. Here we will be meeting our support crew, chef and muleteers who will be assisting us. After ensuring that all the gears are intact, we will begin with a gradual uphill hike to Soraypampa. It nestles at 3900 m/ 12795ft. Soraypampa houses our Signature Skydomes. Quechuas Expeditions is a pioneer in introducing Skydomes on this route. Our luxurious sky domes are designed to offer seamless comfort during your stay.  The trek from Challacancha starts with a hike through a flat surface with a sight of different Andean glaciers at a distance. We will be hiking through a restored Inca Canal which the locals use even today.  The trek gets a bit steeper as we will get closer to our signature campsite. Our crew will welcome you with a cup of freshly brewed Peruvian coffee or tea. Once you have settled in your respective Skydomes, we will meet for lunch. We will be serving a freshly cooked meal using ingredients from the Cusco region. Our Andean chefs are renowned for their delectable meals.

Lake Humantay Hike:

After lunch, we will be hiking up the hill to the enigmatic turquoise glacier lake, Lake Humantay. It nestles at 4200 meters above sea level (13780 feet). It is about three kilometers (1.86 miles) from our campsite. The round trip takes around three hours.  However, we do recommend that you trek at your own pace immersing yourself in the beauty of the Andes. Once we get to the shores of Humantay Lake you will have plenty of time to contemplate the view as our guide will be explaining its prominence in the Andean mythology. Once you have enjoyed it thoroughly, we will be hiking down the hill, back to the campsite where our crew will be serving dinner after witnessing the sunset.  After dinner, you can settle in your Sky Dome and fall asleep under the constellation of stars shining in the dark Andean sky.

Day 1 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx.)
  • Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (approx.)

salkantay trek map

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huaracmachay – Chaullay (Sky Lodge Dome)

Another epic day on the Salkantay Trekking experience. You will be waking up to the golden rays of the rising sun beaming through the walls of your SkyDome through the mighty Salkantay Peak. We will be serving you a cup of coffee or tea followed by a traditional Andean breakfast. The protein-rich breakfast would energize you to embark on a hike to the highest point of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Pass at 4630 meters above sea level (15190 feet).

Salkantay Pass:

We will be hiking through the iconic “Trail of the seven snakes”. The route is named after the seven switchbacks that take you to the summit. This section of the trek is somewhat challenging because of the altitude. We will take it real slow so you can catch up with your breath and relish the views of the Andean peaks. Salkantay Peak is the second-highest peak in the Cusco region and is one of the sacred entities in Andean mythology. Locals refer to it as “Apus” which means Father in Quechua. Even today they perform several sacred rituals including K’intu, seeking blessings using three Coca Leaves. Our guide will be sharing them with you. We will have plenty of time at the summit to contemplate the view of Humantay, Taucarhuay, and Pumasillo peaks. Once you have had your fill of the view and feel ready to continue the hike, we will be hiking down the hill for another 7kms. (4.35 miles) to our lunch camp in Huacarmachay (3850 meters/ 12631 feet). Our lunch camp is located in a valley snuggled by snow-cappedkm views. Our crew will be serving a freshly cooked Andean meal here.  After lunch, we will be leaving the Andes and entering the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. We will be covering the 8 kms (4.97 miles) stretch in three hours at a normal pace.  You will be witnessing a drastic change in the topography as we will be hiking down the hill. It would get slightly warmer. Our tour guide will explain about different plant, animal and bird species, most native to the region. Once we reach our campsite in Chaullay (2900 meters / 9514 ft.) our crew will assist you to your respective Sky Dome where you will be spending the night. We will be meeting for dinner.

Day 2 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 19 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)
  • Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (approx.)

salkantay trekking map

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Chaullay – LLuscamayo – Loreta La Playa Sahuayaco (Sky Lodge Dome)

Our crew will be waking you up with a knock at the door of your Skydome at 0600 AM. After a cup of morning coffee, we will be serving breakfast. The third day of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu experience is relatively easier. We will be hiking through Santa Teresa Valley, home to different farms. We will begin the trek after crossing the Lluscamayo river towards La Playa for about six hours. The route is dotted with several waterfalls. The region is home to avocado, banana and coffee farms. Often trekkers have spotted the emblematic Andean Cock of the Rock here. It is the Peruvian National Bird. We will be stopping for lunch at our campsite in La Playa. Our crew will be serving lunch. After lunch, we will be visiting some farms here where we will give you a guided tour. Optionally you can spend the evening soaking in the natural hot springs of Ccocalmayo. We will be serving dinner later in the evening before you get back to your respective Sky Domes for a sound sleep.

Day 3 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 16 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours’
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m
  • Campsite altitude: 1,600 m

salkantay trek

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Loreta – Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Hotel)

At 0800 AM, we will be serving breakfast. After breakfast, we will begin the hike through the section of the Original Inca Trail with a sight of Machu Picchu in the distance. This is the most beautiful spot to see Machu Picchu from. We will be hiking up the hill to allure one of the most beautiful Inca complexes, Llactapata. It nestles at 2700m / 8858 ft. You will have a much closer sight of Machu Picchu complex from here. This is the first Inca archaeological site that you will be visiting on Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Our local expert will give you a guided tour of the complex, soaking you in the history an Andean culture. We will be walking down the hill for an hour and a half with the sight of Machu Picchu peak in the distance. We will be stopping for lunch in Hidro Electrica (1800 meters / 5096 ft). The place is named after the artificial waterfall here which is used to generate electricity.

After lunch, you will have two options:
  1. Hike along the railway tracks retracing the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III who rediscovered Machu Picchu. It is a three-hour hike. The route takes you through the topical jungle with stunning views at every turn.
  2. Embark on a 45 minutes train ride to Aguas Calientes. It would cost 35 USD more.

If you prefer hiking, which we highly recommend, you will also have the opportunity to see Intihuatana. It is a sundial rock that the Incas used to read the winter solstice. This rock worked together with the stone in Machu Picchu citadel which you will be visiting on the following day.  Once in Aguas Calientes, we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room for the night. We will be meeting later in the evening for dinner.  Aguas Calientes, as the name suggests, is home to hot springs. You can spend the evening taking a refreshing dip in the thermal waters here.

Day 4 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 12 km
  • Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m
  • Hotel (Aguas Calientes) altitude: 1,900 m

salkantay trek

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Aguas Calientes – Km.104 – Wiñay Wayna – Aguas Calientes

Your Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu begins with an early morning walk from aguas calientes to Km 104 where we start exploring Chachabamba We will begin the Short Inca Trail hike by crossing a small bridge with a short uphill hike to a lesser known yet a prominent Inca site, Chachabamba.


Chachabamba nestles at 2150 meters above sea level (7053 ft.). It is home to a stone altar which the Incas used to worship their supreme God, Inti (Sun) and Apus (Mountain Peaks). Using the sacred coca leaves they used to express their gratitude to mother nature and other entities. Locals here continue the practice following the footsteps of their ancestors. Our local expert will be demonstrating the process during our visit here.

Wiñay Wayna:

After touring Chachabamba, we will continue with the hike for roughly four hours up the hill to Wiñay Wayna. In Quechua Wiñay Wayna means forever young. The archaeological site is the most beautiful one on the trail. Wiñay Wayna sits at 2650 meters (8694 ft) above sea level. The complex  was built as an administrative center to Machu Picchu. It houses 20 urban areas, farming zones and ceremonial sites. The most prominent part of the complex is the 7 Window temple which was built in honor of the Rainbow. Our local expert will be giving you an immersive tour here.  After the tour, we will be stopping at the campsite to unbox our lunch. The campsite is clean and well maintained. You can refill your water bottle here and also use the restrooms before we continue the 2 Day Inca Trail hike to our next stop, Intipunku (Sungate).


It takes an hour to reach Intipunku from Wiñay Wayna. This section of the trek will take us through lush tropical jungle. From the Sungate, you will get the first view of Machu Picchu citadel snuggled by Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains. Only those hiking the Inca Trail and Short Inca Trail enter the citadel through Sun gate. We will have a brief stop here so you can contemplate the view. Once you have had your fill of the sight of Machu Picchu, we will be exiting the citadel and taking a bus down to Aguas Calientes town where we will be accommodating you in a hotel for the night. Aguas Calientes, as the name suggests, is home to hot springs. You can spend the evening soaking in the natural thermal waters. It is the perfect way to relax your muscles after a full day tour. The town also has plenty of shops where you can possibly shop for souvenirs. Quechas Expeditions

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Early in the morning, we will be taking the tourist bus for a ride up the hill to Machu Picchu. Once again, your Machu Picchu tickets will be verified against your original passport. As we enter the citadel, you will witness the golden rays of the rising sun beaming on the walls of Machu Picchu. We will begin the tour with a brief introduction to Inca civilization. We will be visiting the main areas of the citadel like the main plaza, farming terraces and more. After the tour, if you have booked to climb Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective entrance. Once you have enjoyed Machu Picchu, we will be taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes. You will have some free time here so you can have lunch or explore the town. Later in the evening, we will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo train station. Our representative will meet you on arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching by 10:00 PM.Quechuas Expeditions

Physical Level

1, Easiest

6-Day Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail Includes:

  • Pivate Tourist Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha. (Salkantay Trailhead)
  • Pick up from your hotel by your guide.
  • Professional bilingual Tour guide in English/Spanish.
  • Short Inca Trail Permits as well as Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Food service in the campsites (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style. Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru. All these meals are prepared by our cook and his assistant.
  • Professional Cook/Chef: all our fresh vegetables are washed in iodine water prior to serving. Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! All dietary requirements from vegans, lacto-allergies,, and general dislikes can be catered for so long as a prior warning is given when booking the trip
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) including hot drinks such as Mate de Coca and locally grown coffee)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • First Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen tank
  • Porters/Horseman, Horses (to carry All Food, Camping Equipment, and 7 kilos of passengers’ belongings) We Never overload our Horses (well Animal Welfare)
  • 1st Night Private Campsite: 01 Night Glamping Sky Lodge Dome at Soraypampa
  • 2nd Night Private Campsite: 01 Night Glamping Sky Lodge Dome at Chaullay 
  • 3rd Night Private Campsite: 01 Night Glamping Sky Lodge Dome at La Playa Loreta Coffe Camp
  • 4th & 5th Night Private Hotel: 01 Night in Aguas Calientes (Twin Bedroom, 3 beds room, 04 beds room)
  • Please Note: The DOME at 1st and 3rd Campsite is 6 Meters in diameter and has Comfortable Beds, Blankets, Pillows Private Shower, and in Bathroom (Accommodation is upon request) (Twin Bedroom, 3 beds room, 04 beds room) and our domes use Solar Energy and Solar Water heater is base on the weather. And the 2nd Campsite of our domes is 3 Meters in Diameter to sleep only. So you will need a sleeping bag. And we only use biodegradable things and we Support Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical Tourism.
  • Expedition Train Back From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Train Time from 1:37 pm to 7:00 pm) Subject to Availability
  • Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and drop off at the hotel.
  • Duffel bag for personal belongings (We will provide you with this duffel bag at the briefing time)
  • Pre-trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Water for Drinking: we will supply you with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day only.
  • Free “I Survived” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

6-Day Salkantay Trek Doesnt Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

  • Breakfast Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner Day 6
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay and Humantay Lake 20 soles
  • Sleeping Bag (You can rent from us)
  • Walking Poles (You can rent from us)
  • Tips for our staff (Optional)
  • Optional: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, There is a chance to take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. (30-minute ride)(Cost of the Train Service is $35)
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu ($12 per person, one way)
  • Travel and Health Insurance.(bring copies with you please): Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss, the and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance, and emergency medical expense insurance.
  • Additional costs or delays out of the control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)
DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at
  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years): US$20. Please send us a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$10 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bedroomdon’t, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Bedroom (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)
  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
  • BRIEFING: all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE: Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…

6-Day Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu by Glamping Sky Dome to Dome (Prices for 2023 & 2024)

Salkantay Trek Peru Availability And Permits 2023 – 2024: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We won’t cancel your Trip !!!

How to Book?: Send us all Your Personal information, as well as a Deposit of US$100, and the Final Balance, will be paid once you are in Cusco.

Group Service: Price per person: US$1100 /
Private Service: Price per person: US$1350 /

Daily Departures ( We are the Best Operator On Salkantay Trek with our own Private Campsites of SKY LODGE DOMES)

Daily Departures ( We are the Best Operator on Salkantay Trek with our own Private GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOMES WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM & SHOWER)

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 02 Persons to 08 Persons (Maximum)

If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as GROUP SERVICE). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.

What you need to bring on Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you used to purchase the Salkantay trek permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommended)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also buy in Cusco.
  • Flashlight (headlight recommended)
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *Zipp off
  • 1 pair of Zipphiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts, or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us) we have goose down or synthetic sleeping bag
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea from, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

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Spencer O
Spencer O
5 Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu It was a great time. Really enjoyed the experience with friends, something to cherish for the rest of my life. If you go I highly recommend you ask for Fernando. He was our guide for the entire trip. Extremely knowledgeable and made the experience that much more memorable. He started the trip as a guide and by the end became a friend, the time you spend on the trek, you really want someone who fits with your group and I can't imagine a better person who could fit better in anyone's group. As well, the trek itself was difficult but very enjoyable, something to push yourself to your limits. Every day was extremely rewarding, not to mention the hot springs was well worth it.
Best Peru Experience Had an amazing trip. Fernando the tour guide was the highlight, and made our experience fantastic. I would recommend the trip simply for the quality of the guide.
Tyrell T
Tyrell T
Spectacular hike We had the opportunity to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with (QUECHUA EXPEDITIONS). Fantastic and absolutely recommended. They offer a very interesting package both for the price and for the service. Our guide Fernando Illapa taught us a lot about Inca history and the Andean way of life. He and our cook were very attentive and cordial throughout the experience. Our food was amazing and the camping equipment in perfect condition.
D r
D r
an unforgettable experience It was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Wayra gave us all the information, always attentive and answering all our questions. During the trip we had Fernando Illapa as our guide. We must say that he is a great professional, thoroughly knowledgeable about the path and with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience, which made everything easier in the most demanding moments of the Inca trail. The accompanying team is very organized and I must say that the food exceeded our expectations. Dishes that could well be served in a restaurant and extremely abundant. We did the road with my husband and there were very difficult sections of great physical demand, but the impressive landscapes and discovering archaeological sites along the way make it worth it. We were also fortunate to have excellent travel companions. An unforgettable experience with the help of a professional team that paid attention to all the details.
Agnieszka Z
Agnieszka Z
A must in Peru The whole experience was amazing! The trek can be tough but it’s doable even for not super fit people. The views are breathtaking! Thanks a lot to our super nice guide Jose and amazing chef Armando who made the whole tour even better.
we would do it again The trip and itinerary that they organized for us was incredible! Very organized, excellent guide named Fernando Illapa, who made us feel at home. Very attentive, smiling and charismatic. Everything was a dream trip. We visited the mountain of seven colors, we did the 4-day Inca trail, we went to the Puerta del Sol, to MachuPicchu, wayna picchu, to the hot springs of Machupicchu town, gampling; Anyway, we did everything and it was an unforgettable trip.
Zach S
Zach S
Una muy buena experiencia, gracias Hay muchas opciones de trekking para el Camino Inka, ¡pero no busques más que aquí! Cada persona en la organización es amable, profesional y servicial. ¡Nuestro guía, Fernando, fue fantástico! Fue informativo, paciente y nos guió de manera experta a lo largo del hermoso Camino Inka a Machu Picchu sin un solo problema. ¡Tener un guía que hable perfecto inglés y español es extremadamente necesario y tiene la experiencia para hacer que tu experiencia sea inolvidable!
Zach S
Zach S
What an otherworldly experience. We had an amazing experiencies with a great team in the inka trail, in Cusco there are many trekking options for the Inka Trail, but look no further than here! Every person in the organization is friendly, professional and helpful. Our guide, Fernando, was fantastic! He was patient and expertly guided us along the beautiful Inka Trail to Machu Picchu without a single problem. Having a guide who speaks perfect English and Spanish is extremely necessary and has the experience to make your experience unforgettable!
Rachel Z
Rachel Z
INCREDIBLE!! This tour company is truly the best. They took amazing care of us ensuring that we had everything we needed and made sure to help provide what we forgot to bring. The guide - Fernando - was so kind and knowledgeable. If you’re looking to hike to Machu Picchu this is the place to book!!! I can’t recommend them enough we had and amazing time.

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