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Salkantay Hike

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Cusco Region, Peru

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Avg Distance

    57 kilometers (35 miles)

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Pick you up at 6:00 am from your Cusco hotel

  • Price Includes

    Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the hike and back to your hotel at the end, Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, Train ticket from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco at the end of the journey, Round trip bus tickets to Machu Picchu and back to Aguas Calientes, Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Terrazas del Inca or Killa Inn depending on availability), North Face Mountain 25 tents for maximum comfort, Therm-a-Rest mattress and pillow provided for free, Duffle bag that you can fill with up to 8 kg (18 lbs) of your personal gear that the horses will carry, Other camping equipment, such as a kitchen tent manned by a professional cooking staff, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a bathroom tent, Experienced tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua, Complete meals and snacks during the trip starting with breakfast on the first day and ending with breakfast on the fifth day at your hotel (the last lunch in Aguas Calientes is not included)

  • Notes

    Bring : Original passport and student ISIC card (if applicable), Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us), A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings (the horses will carry the items that you do not need during the day), Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes), Good sneakers or light hiking boots, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals, Camera and extra batteries, Flashlight, Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March), Comfortable hiking clothes, Bug repellent, Sunscreen and sunglasses, Cap for the sun, Warm clothes for the nighttime including thermals, warm hat, and gloves, Travel towel, Toilet paper, Water bottle and about 1 liter of water for the first day until lunch, and after that we will supply you with boiled water for the rest of the hike ***If you book the Salkantay Hike with us, you have the option of doing our Cusco Face to Face tour for free on the day before you begin your Salkantay hike. For this tour, we will visit the local areas in the center of Cusco for about 2-3 hours and learn about the culture and lifestyle here.


  • Inca archaeological site called Killarumiyoq, Soraypampa
  • Salkantay Mountain
  • Small village of La Playa
  • Llaqtapata
  • Machu Picchu


Trip Info

The Salkantay Hike with a local mountain guide, Jose, is a 6 day adventure on the Inka Trail. This adventure is for trekkers looking for a challenging hike that takes them up to one of the highest passes called Inca Chiriasca at 5000 m. This trail then follows a remote valley before connecting the Traditional Inca Trail. This hike is for adventurers who have a high level of fitness and are familiar with overnight backpacking. To protect the historic trail, the number of people allowed on the trail each day is limited, therefore this excursion is limited to a small group of hikers. It is also recommended that the hikers spend 2-3 days in Cusco or surrounding area to acclimatize. Explore Peru’s most breathtaking landscapes and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

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