Salkantay Trek and Short Inka Trail to Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights

$ 690.00

The Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is perfect for those travellers who wish to get off the beaten track and experience a wilderness trek and also hike part of the original Inca Trail.

Quantity Price
2 S/ 690
3 S/ 670
4 S/ 640
5  S/ 620
6 S/ 600
  • Dificulty
  • Elevation
    over 2,000 meters / 6,561 ft
  • Highest Altitude
    5,200meters / 17,000 ft
  • Lowest Altitude
    2,250 meters / 7,381 ft
  • Distance
    42km / 25 miles
  • Group Size
    6-12 -16 max (Small)
  • Duration
    4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Tour Style
    Camping, Trekking
Salkantay Trek and Short Inka Trail to Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights

this hike is the one doesn’t need permit from the government .

The first and the second days you will have amazing opportunity to enjoy the glassier as the humantay and salkantay having as hight pass the inka froze 17.000 ft / 5.200 meter, this is one of the most spectacular views of the Andes and of course enjoying the sunset from our first (pampa japonesa) camp site and camping close to the salkantay snow peak by second day in the afternoon will notice ancient sites as the one of biggest water inka canal the 3er day is when we go to have connection with the classic inka trail were with have a chance to explore two archeological sites and beside will notice the change of one tropical weather thought the sacred valley.

HOW IS CONSIDER THIS HIKE This hike can be challenging the first and the second day, because we will reach highs elevations


  • Camping near to the salkantay.
  • We can have the chance to see the sun set from very hight elevation.
  • Archeological ancients’ sites the 3 er day connections with the inka trail.

Distance: 42km / 25 miles
Elevation: over 2,000 meters / 6,561 ft
Highest altitude hiking: 5,200meters / 17,000 ft
Lowest altitude hiking: 2,250 meters / 7,381 feet MACHUPICCHU
Considered: a challenging, of the beating hike.


1 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 6:00
2 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 7:00
3 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 8:00
4 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 9:00
5 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 10:00
6 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 11:00
7 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 11:00
8 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 13:00
9 MACHUPICCHU Starting at: 14:00
10 MACHUPICCHU with MACHUPICCHU mountain: 6.00
11 MACHUPICCHU with MACHUPICCHU mountain: 7.00
12 MACHUPICCHU with MACHUPICCHU mountain: 8.00
13 MACHUPICCHU with HUAYNAPICCHU mountain: 6.00
14 MACHUPICCHU with HUAYNAPICCHU mountain: 7.00
15 MACHUPICCHU with HUAYNAPICCHU mountain: 8.00
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up from your hotel by your tour guide.
  • Entrance fee to the salkantay trek.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
  • Vegetarian food, vegan food and food for any dietary restrictions.
  • Oxygen tank and first aid kit.
  • Private portable toilet.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • 2 hours guided tour in Machupicchu.
  • Bus tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Caliente.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • The last day´s lunch in Aguas Caliente.
  • Tips for your crew.

    We will pick you up early, at around 4:00 am from your hotel. Please make sure to have your original passport and ISIC card (if applicable) with you. In a private van, we will head SORAYPAMAPA, a drive of about 3 and a half hours through the Andes, with gorgeous views of the Salkantay mountains (6,271 meters above sea level) along the way. During the drive we will have the opportunity to stop and stretch our legs or use the bathroom. Once we arrive at SORAYPAMPA (3,800 meters) our chef will prepare a delicious breakfast for us and we will meet the team who will help us carry our belongings during the trek. Then, we will be ready to begin our hike, it will start with about two hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the HUMANTAY snowy peak to LAKE HUMANTAY (4200 meters above sea level). When we arrive, the guide will perform a ceremony to Pachamama and then we will continue to the SALKANTAY plain for lunch, where we will enjoy our meal surrounded by beautiful snowy mountain peaks. The next part of our journey will be a bit more challenging, an uphill climb, but we will take our time and enjoy the views along the way until we reach ICHUPATA (The Japanese Plain) at around 5:00 pm.

    Arriving at our camping spot you will find your tents ready with all your belongings. Then we will enjoy our “happy hour” and have a briefing about what to expect the following day. At 7:00 pm we will have dinner and then have a good rest.

    • Meals: Breakfast – lunch – dinner – snacks
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Maximum Altitude: 4300 m/ 13779,53ft
    • Minimum Altitude: 3800 m/ 12467,19 ft
    • Distance Travelled: 14km approx. 8,6992 miles
    • Approximate Walking Time: 7 hours / Ascent up: 500m – 17000 feet / decent down 400m 13000 feet.
    • Weather: cold

    Today we will wake up around 6:00 am and enjoy a nice hot cup of coca tea and some breakfast. Then we will continue our ascent towards the INCA CHIRIASCA pass. It will be a challenging uphill trek to reach one of the highest passes in the Andes (5,200 m / 17,000 feet high). Close to our destination we will pass by the Salkantay glacier, and will feel the spiritual energy of the mountains and mother earth. Once we reach the top, we will stop for a cup of coca tea and to take pictures. Then, we will start our descent with views of the white peaks of Salkantay to enjoy on the way down. After 45 minutes we will arrive at our lunch spot, where our team will be waiting for us with some amazing hot drinks and yummy food prepared by our chef. Once we finish our lunch, we will continue walking downhill for 3 hours until we reach our camp site, near an ancient Incan canal village where, if we have time, we can visit one of the local families there.


    If you reach the camp site early you can enjoy the countryside in the village and visit a local family and bring them a gift if you like.

    • Meals: Breakfast – lunch – dinner – snacks
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Maximum Altitude: 5200 m/ 17060, 37 ft.
    • Minimum Altitude: 3700 m/ 12139, 11 ft.
    • Distance Travelled: 14km approx. 8, 6992 miles
    • Approximate Walking Time: 7 hours / Ascent up: 1500m
    • Weather: cold

    We will get up at around 6 am and appreciate the immense Andes mountains surrounding us and taking us back in time to when the Incas were one with the natural world. After breakfast we will continue our descent for about 2 hours until we arrive at an Incan archeological site where the guide will give us some background and history of the Incas. After our tour, we will move into the WAYLLABAMBA valley where we will notice a change in the climate and vegetation and after walking a bit further, we will finally arrive at the Inca Trail. Setting out on the trail we will walk another 2 hours to reach the archeological site of PATALLACTA where we will see a bit more history of the Incan and stop for lunch. After lunch we will hike for another 2 hours until “KM 82” and from here we will take our private transportation for 30 min drive to OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here we will have dinner before boarding our train, so around 6:55 pm to Aguas Calientes (about a 2-hour ride). Once we arrive to aguas calientes town, the guide will show you to your hotel and we will be able to have a rest.

    • Meals: Breakfast – lunch – dinner – snacks
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m/ 9842,52ft
    • Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft
    • Distance Travelled: 10 km approx. 8,69 miles
    • Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

    Today we will visit MACHUPICCHU, a magical and spiritual place and one of the seven wonders of the word.

    In 2019 the government changed the rules for visitors to Machupicchu, with less people now being allowed in, and the permitted stay being shorter. So, to make the most of our time there and to fully enjoy this once in a lifetime experience, we will start our tour by taking a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (the departure time will depend on the time of the entrance tickets you have reserved). Once we arrive, we will have a 3-hour guided tour through the different sections of Machupicchu- such as the urban sector, religious sector, and agricultural sector. After the tour we will head back to Aguas Calientes by bus and from there we will take a train back to Cusco. Usually, the train we take will be the one leaving at 2:55pm, but this will depend on your schedule. The train will take us to Ollantaytambo, from where we will take a bus back to the hotel, dropping you off at your hotel around 7:30pm.

What to bring in this tour?Items that are to bring.
  • Backpack.
  • sleeping bag (Minus 8ºC – can be rented at MACAW office for US$20 ).
  • Sturdy Hiking boots.
  • Warm clothes and trekking pants. not jeans.
  • layers for variable temperatures specially at night.
  • Flash light with extra batteries.
  • Camera, extra film & batteries.
  • Sunprotection : sunscreen : sun hat : sunglasses.
  • Thermals : wool socks : Gloves / scarf and woolen hat for cold nights.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Rain poncho : a good rain jacket.
  • Extra plastic bags especially in wet season and plastic garbage bags to line your back pack.
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel.
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs.
  • Water bottle : water purifying tablets optional.
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle.
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks.
  • Trekking poles.
What is the check list in this tour?Items that are check list.
  • Original passport
  • ISIC card (if applicable, sent before the reservation)
  • Backpack 20 liter is enough
  • Botlet water or camel backs
  • Hiking sticks, you can rent these from Discover Pachamama
  • Rain gear-rain jacket, rain pants or plastic ponchos
  • Sunscreen, sun hat and sun glasses
  • Insect repellent (with deet)
  • Camera
  • Extra battery
  • Appropriate clothes for warm weather and cold weather
  • Trekking boots
  • Dawn jacket, fleeces, regular t shirt, socks, gloves, sun hat, cold hat, trekking pants.
  • Toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Small towel
  • Extra money for snacks and drinks (we recommend at least 400 soles)
  • Flashlight.