Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (07 Days)

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Machu Picchu (Machupicchu) trek begin in Mollepata, above the Apurimac (Apu Rimac) River, and cross the mountains to Machu Picchu(Machupicchu), above the Urubamba River. We pass under the shadow of Salkantay, the Apu of the range, which the Incas offered up all the fruits of their labors.


Day 1 Cusco (Cuzco) - Mollepata - Markokasa

At 9:00 AM we drive to Mollepata to begin the journey. By car, we pass the towns of the Anta Plains (Izcuchaca, Zurite, Ancahuasi) and then enter the Limatambo valley, where we can appreciate the ruins of Tarawasi. In Mollepata we begin the hike, and later we will camp in Markokasa.

Day 2 Markokasa - Choquekiclla - Soraypampa

From Choquekiclla we can see Salkantay and Humantay, at whose feet we camp at the height of about 4000 masl.

Day 3 Soraypampa - Pampa Japonesa - Canal Inca

Today we pass under the Salkantay Snowcap, then descend to the Inca Chanel from where we can see lovely geography below us, campsite.

Day 4 Canal Inca - Tres Piedras - Llulluchapampa

We begin the hike towards Paucarcancha, down the Cusichaca valley to Llulluchapampa, also known as Inkaracay. campsite.

Day 5 Llulluchapampa - Pakaymayu - Sayacmarka

We begin the ascent to the high pass on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu (Machupicchu), called Warmiwañuska at 4,200 masl, and then drop into Pakaymayu and camp in Sayacmarka.

Day 6 Sayacmarka - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

We drop into the high jungle and see some lovely new trees and animals, along with the stunning series of palaces that make up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Machupicchu), campsite.

Day 7 Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu (Machupicchu) - Cusco (Cuzco)

We reach Machu Picchu (Machupicchu), one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, in the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Cusco(Cuzco).


  • Private service
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu (Machu Picchu)
  • Transportation by bus from Machupicchu ( Machu Picchu) to Aguas Calientes
  • Private transportation to Mollepata on the 1st Day.
  • Round-trip Transfers
  • Double Occupancy Tents
  • Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
  • Horses to carry our equipment
  • Muleteer and Cook
  • Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear, and the personal belongings of the passengers(Max. 10 Kilos)
  • Coffee breaks in the afternoons
  • All meals (including breakfast on the 1st day, not including lunch on the last day)
  • First aid kit/Oxygen
  • Train ticket back to Cusco (Cuzco)


We recommended to bring

  • Personal Sleeping Bag (If you don’t have, please, see our camping equipment Web)
  • Backpack and Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)

Prices in American Dollars per Person


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