Luxury Salkantay Trek – 5 Days


If you are seeking for a luxury alternative route to reach Machu Picchu site and avoiding the crowds, then this trek is perfect for you! instead of our private Inca Trail tour, consider our Luxury Salkantay trek is an antique and secluded trail located in the oposite side as the classic Inca Trail, encircled by […]
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● Trek starting time: 09:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town – 3920 masl/ 12860.9 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Soyrococha campsite – 4480 masl/14698.2 ft.
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
We will start our today’s adventure with an early pick up from your Cusco hotel. Once you had enjoyed breakfast (or perhaps you will request a box breakfast from your hotel), our expert guide will welcome you and escort you in our private transportation and transfer you through the northwest part of Cusco. After the 3.5 hours we will head Soraypampa town (3920 mts/12860.9 ft). Upon our arrival, our guide will provide us the final instructions in order to start our exciting trek. If you are interested in Humantay Lake then it is possible to accomplish this visit in 3 hours approx. (roundtrip) but please take in mind that later you will have to walk faster in order to reach our campsite on time.
The trek begins winding through an amazing valley, it goes up for 3.5 hours to get an overwhelming panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks and surroundings. We will appreciate the Salkantay (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) which means “Wild Mountain” and the Humantay (5862 mts/19232.3 ft) or “Head of the Gods”, as well as endemic flora and fauna characteristic of the area that you will be able to capture with our cameras. Then we will reach Salkantaypampa (4154 mts/13628.6 ft) where our exquisite lunch is ready for us.
We will keep hiking for another 2.5 hours towards our luxury campsite called Soyrococha (4480 mts/14698.2 ft) Before dinner, you will indulge into a well-earned hot shower and then, our massage tent is ready for a session of relaxing massages that will ease your body and mind. Then, it is time to visit our dining tent for a fantastic gourmet dinner prepared with organic food from the region by our high-class chefs. After dinner, your heated tent will be waiting for you to enjoy your first night under the tranquility of the Andes’ sky in your comfortable bedroom tent.


Continuing our escapade and after an early and delicious breakfast, we will begin our second day hike which will be a challenging day as we will cover more distance and hike for 1.5 hours towards Salkantay Pass (4638 mts/15216.5 ft) once we reach it, the Salkantay Mountain (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) will welcome us with its stunning presence and give us marvelous landscapes ideal for taking superb photos. As a reward and to celebrate this milestone, we will toast with a well-deserved glass of champagne. If you are interested and are an experienced hiker, there is another turquoise water lagoon called Salkantaycocha which takes 01-hour roundtrip hike and offers exclusive and isolated panorama.
As we keep on the trail, there will be a noticeable increase of the abundant and lush colorful endemic vegetation of the area, therefore the quantity of mosquitoes will also increase; so remember to apply your repellent periodically. The descent will continue for 3.5 hours until we reach our lunch place, Wayracmachay (3906 mts/12814.9 ft) where we will recover our strength with a savory gourmet lunch and refreshing beverages.
Next, we will head to our campsite for another 4 hours, along the way we will see some interesting sites such as Andenes and Chaullay, where is possible to appreciate a vast vegetation of wild orchids, bromeliads and other flora species proper of the area. By the time we reach our luxury Collpapampa campsite (2870 mts/9416.0 ft) we will enjoy the magnificent warm climate of the cloud forest. For a second time, our hot shower and massage tent will be at your disposal, when it is time for our dinner you can share your fantastic photos with your guide and then relish on your cozy bedroom tent for a restful and soundly sleep.
● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Salkantay Pass – 4638 masl/15216.5 ft.
● Distance covered: 17 kms/10.6 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.


● Wake-up time: 05:45 am
● Trek starting time: 08:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 13:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Sahuayaco campsite – 2100 masl/ 6889.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Distance covered: 15 kms/9.3 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
Then, we will take a hot shower, a boost of energy with our nourishing breakfast and be ready for the 5 hours hike through the most beautiful day of the trek, where you will admire the magnificent flora and sprawling plantations. Our hike will keep descending into a thick cloud forest that will surround us with orchids, bromelains, and other amazing and exotic flora. After exiting the thick forest, we will come upon a secluded valley filled with expansive coffee, cacao and fruit plantations. During this journey, we will pass through the farming villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 mts/8694.2 ft) and Lluscamayo (2420 mts/7939.6 ft) that own plantations of diverse products like bananas, passion fruit and others. We will also encounter some local families and have the possibility to speak with them and learn about their lifestyle.
Lastly we will arrive to our final campsite named Playa Sahuayaco (2100 mts/6889.8 ft) just to find our well-organized staff waiting with our gourmet lunch. After finishing the luscious lunch, we will have plenty of time to take a hot shower before your already-known relaxing massage. Once you are ready, it is time for a complete private tour of coffee plantations by our knowledgeable guide. Right after we will move on for the fabulous gourmet dinner served in our dining tent.
Being this the last night with all of our crew, we suggest to share a final toast with them, for bringing all of the outstanding quality service throughout this exciting experience. Cheers! or, as we say here Salud!


We expect that you had enjoyed all the fascinating hike so far, and this day will require the final effort of waking up early to have a succulent breakfast at 05:00 am approx. and the follow the largest portion of the hike. Proceeding with the trail, we will take a 20 mins ride in a private transportation to Lucmabamba (2062 mts/6765.1 ft) where an authentic inca trail is waiting to be rediscovered by us! This 3.5 hours uphill trail towards Llaqtapata archaeological site (2736 mts/8976.4 ft) are almost fully covered by the typical vegetation of the forest, once we reach the site we will appreciate part of Machu Picchu citadel and the surrounding mountains from a totally different perspective. Unveil all its ancient secrets accompanied by your specialized guide and take some beautiful photos on the process. Then, it is time to have a delicious lunch with exceptional views at the picturesque Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoint (2570 mts/8431.8 ft) which is conveniently located nearby the archaeological site, we will be delighted with homemade meals whose vegetables and fruits are locally grown directly by them. Also due to its location, you will be able to have the most splendid views of Veronica Mountain, Vilcanota River and more. Afterwards, we will head down for another 2 hours to Hydroelectric train station (1771 mts/5810.4 ft) where we will have some rest before continuing hiking parallel to the train tracks for another 3 hours in order to reach Aguas Calientes town. The flora and fauna abounds along this trail where you can glimpse the variety of orchids and other greenery vegetation.

Finally, and after our tremendous 4 days excursion, we will reach Aguas Calientes town (2070 mts/6791.3 ft) and be escorted to the hotel of your selection. Once you had settled at your hotel and coordinated with your guide the pick-up time for the following day, it’s time for a well-deserved dinner and to have a restful sleep in a luxurious room.
● Wake-up time: 04:30 am
● Trek starting time: 06:00 am
● Arrival to Aguas Calientes: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Hydroelectric – 1771 masl/ 5810.4 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Llaqtapata archaeological site – 2736 masl/ 8976.4 ft.
● Distance covered: 22 kms/13.7 mls (8.5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinne ((only included with your hotel accomodation on luxury and premium categories)


● Pick up time: 07:00 am
● Tour starting time: 08:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/6791.3 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Early in the morning, our knowledgeable guide will pick you up from your hotel in order to catch the bus up to the citadel for a 30 mins ride. Sometimes and especially in high season (April to July) we will have to be patient as the queues to go up to this World Wonder will be longer than expected, but with the help of your qualified guide and a bit of good humor there is nothing impossible!
Seeing the impressive Machu Picchu citadel (2430 mts/7972.4 ft) will definitely worth all the effort that we invested the previous days. Our knowledgeable guide will teach us about the magnificent theories about the purpose of Machu Picchu, the history of its buildings and of course, about the millenary culture of the Incas. Once you have fully enjoyed and take all the perfect photos you will have some time to explore the site at your own leisure.

To end your time at Machu Picchu, enjoy a delightful lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel part of this fabulous program. Later you will take the bus departing back to Aguas Calientes, to following proceed to board your train. Upon arrival, our View Latin America representative will collect you in our private vehicle and take you to your hotel in Cusco.






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Price Per PersonFor 1 personFor 2 peopleFor 3 peopleFor 4 people
At Luxury Class$7.749$4.479$3.647$3.302
At Premium Class$6.413$3.729$2.913$2.576
At Superior Class $5.795$3.312$2.555$2.229
At Deluxe Class$5.548$3.043$2.372$2.122


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    Indulge yourself with the finest service and upscale accommodations. Feel like sleeping in the hotel, like dining in the restaurant ... but among the magic of the Andes! Would you like a glass of Champagne? Have a wellness moment through Yoga? The this is the ideal package for you!


    Explore, discover and be soothed with our outstanding facilities. First class service, with unique details. A good massage and good wine. Enjoy a massage service every night for about 30 minutes, also sleep in our characteristic cozy sleeping tent, gourmet food, and so much more.


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