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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

A route less travelled into the heart of Inca country

From the 15,091-ft / 4600‑m Salka­n­tay Pass you can lit­er­al­ly touch the slopes of the immense, wild­ly glaciat­ed 20,574-foot / 6271-meter Salka­n­tay. As you trav­el on your way to Machu Pic­chu on this trek you’ll get away from the crowds, walk over high moun­tain pass­es, through lush jun­gles, and along the rag­ing waters of the Rio San­ta Tere­sa. The Salka­n­tay Trek com­bines a vis­it to the inter­est­ing city of Cus­co, the beau­ty of the Sacred Val­ley, your own per­son­al­ly roast­ed organ­ic cof­fee in Lucmabam­ba on the last day of the trek, and a road less trav­eled” trail to Machu Picchu. 


  • Salka­n­tay Trek to Machu Picchu

    $3,995 – 10 Days / Includes trav­el time


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Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. For this trip you will need to arrive in Lima either one Day 1 of the itin­er­ary and overnight in Lima; alter­na­tive­ly, you can arrive ear­ly morn­ing on Day 2, no lat­er than 10:00 am ear­ly morn­ing on Day 2 you will need to arrange a flight to Cus­co from Lima; typ­i­cal­ly your flight from Lima to Cus­co will be between 6 – 10 am the morn­ing of Day 2.

Your return flight home will be the sec­ond to last day on the dates and prices page. The trip itin­er­ary is based on the assump­tion that this will be an overnight flight home depart­ing from Lima, Peru in the late evening some­time after 8 pm. It may be pos­si­ble for you to enjoy Lima’s fine muse­ums before your flight home in the evening if you depart from Cus­co in the ear­ly morning.

Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with your flight schedule.


  • Salka­n­tay Trek to Machu Picchu


    10 Days / Includes trav­el time

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15,091 ft / 4600 m





Trekking involves 5-8 hours per day with large elevation gains of 1,000-2,000+ feet / 305-610+ meters per day. Multiple days of this level of trekking will occur throughout the trip. You should be in great physical shape and participating in 4, 1-hour workouts per week before the trek. At least 1 to 2 days should include hiking with a small pack, leading up to several walks of 5-7 hours, with altitude gain if possible.

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