Luxury Salkantay Trek Tour – 5 Days

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5 Days/4 Nights
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 10

Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu

An amazing new route, another great alternative to having the magic experience to reach the Machu Picchu site avoiding the crowds; 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 on the opposite side of the classic Inca Trail, encircled by the Sacred Mountains or Apus (Guardians of the Andes) and prolific cloud rainforest. Be ready to go through various climates, villages, and even an original Inca trail to Llaqtapata hidden in the profuse mountain vegetation.

This program will definitively amaze you with its varied attractions from camping nearby the breathtaking Salkantay Pass to a complete guided visit to coffee plantations. Above that, on the final night you will be pampered at hotels of your selection.


Tour Details

Vacation Style:Trekking, Cultural, Adventure

Holiday type:Luxury

Group size:Private

Activity level:Moderate

Physical ratings
The physical rating gives you an idea of how much physical exertion is required on a particular trip. 

Easy = these trips are a relaxing break. You don’t have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.

Soft = Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.

Moderate = This trip will raise your heart rate. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.

Challenging = Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

Difficult = Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You’ll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.

When to visit

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Unparalleled Natural Beauty:Experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Salkantay Mountain, the Humantay Glacier, and the pristine Andean landscapes as you embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek through the heart of the Peruvian wilderness. Marvel at panoramic vistas, lush cloud forests, and serene high-altitude lakes, providing a feast for the senses and a true connection with nature.
  • Exclusive Luxury:Indulge in a pampered journey throughout the expedition. Immerse yourself in the world of white-glove service, from gourmet organic dining to rejuvenating spa wellness treatments. Your luxury campsite offers heated tents, hot showers, and starry nights, ensuring your comfort and relaxation amid the rugged terrain.
  • Cultural Enrichment:Delve into the rich history and traditions of the Andean communities along the route. Engage with local families, visit their plantations, and gain insights into their lifestyles. Be enchanted by spiritual experiences and stargazing sessions under the pristine night sky, providing a profound connection to the culture and mystique of the region.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel located in Cusco city (Ask for hotels located outside Cusco city)

Departure Time

05:00 AM. Aproximate time, this will be reschedule during the treking orientation.

Suggestions & Restrictions
  • A Private, Hand-Crafted Luxury Trek: This meticulously designed trek offers a personalized experience, with every detail tailored to your comfort and enjoyment.
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide: You will have a knowledgeable guide accompanying you throughout the journey, providing insights into the region’s history, culture, and natural wonders.
  • Spa Wellness Treatments: Enjoy spa wellness treatments during your camping nights. Professional therapists will provide relaxation and rejuvenation to enhance your well-being.
  • Ultra-Luxury Camping: Stay in deluxe, fully equipped tents for three nights, ensuring your utmost comfort in the Andean wilderness.
  • One Night at a Luxury Hotel in Aguas Calientes: Cap off your trek with a night of pampering at a hotel of your choice in Aguas Calientes, offering a comfortable and rejuvenating stay.
  • Yoga Session: Experience a private yoga session very early on the third day (Exclusive to Luxury Grade).
  • All Entrance Fees and Permits: All necessary permits and entrance fees for the trek, including those for archaeological sites, are covered.
  • Gourmet Dining: Savor delectable meals, cooked on-site by a skilled chef using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) daily.
  • Private Transportation: All overland private transportation for you and your group is provided for a seamless journey.
  • Fully Trained Porters: Local porters from nearby communities will carry all equipment, luggage, and supplies, ensuring your comfort during the trek.
  • Private Extra Porter: A private porter is available to carry your personal belongings, leaving you free to fully enjoy the experience.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Rest comfortably with high-quality camping equipment, including bedroom tents, air mattresses, camping cots, bed duvets, sleeping bags, cotton sheets, blankets, pillows, and cotton and silk robes.
  • Dining Tent and Chairs: Dine in style in a dining tent furnished with Eureka Copper Canyon tents and Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs. Enjoy your meals on porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware, and unique stone or wood plates.
  • Hot Shower Tent: Stay fresh and invigorated with a hot shower tent, complete with cotton towels for body, face, and hands.
  • Portable Chemical Toilet: A Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries are provided for your convenience.
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen Bottle: Safety is a priority with a first aid kit and an oxygen bottle available.
  • Peruvian Taxes (IGV): All the required Peruvian taxes are included in the package.
  • Walking Sticks: Basic walking sticks are provided, or you can request a pair of basic poles at no extra cost.
  • Extra Transportation: Any additional transportation required during the trek due to unforeseen circumstances is not covered.
  • Cusco Hotel Accommodations: Accommodations in Cusco before and after the trek are not included.
  • Meals Not Mentioned: Any meals not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary are at your own expense.
  • Personal Expenses: You are responsible for personal expenses such as souvenirs and additional items.
  • Personal Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended for your safety and peace of mind.
  • Gratuities: Tips for your guides and the trekking team are not included but greatly appreciated for their exceptional service.
  • In order to provide you a superb personalized attention, it is vital that you send us your rooming list distribution in advance.
  • On day 3 of the trek is not recommended for those whom are afraid of heights as there are certain portions of the path that are narrower and face to the riverside high altitude.
  • Please consider that our prices from 2 people onward are based on double and triple accommodation, if you would like to have a single tent then the supplement will be of $ 249.00 per person.
  • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
  • If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that is an unguided hike. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.
What to Expect
  • Personalized AttentionFrom the moment you embark on this journey, you'll experience a level of personalized service that goes beyond your expectations. Our expert guides and support staff are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the trip. Whether it's adjusting the pace of the trek to your preference, attending to dietary needs, or providing insights into the region's history and culture, you can count on unwavering attention to detail.
  • Luxurious CampsitesWe've carefully selected and set up exclusive, luxury campsites in breathtaking natural settings. You'll enjoy the best in glamping with heated tents, spa wellness treatments, and gourmet dining featuring organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Your evenings will be spent under the stars in unparalleled comfort.
  • Cultural ImmersionBeyond the adventure and opulence, our White Glove Service ensures you have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. This includes visits to Andean villages, interaction with local communities, and a spiritual session at Salkantay Pass to connect with the region's ancient traditions.
  • Safety and ComfortYour safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our guides are experienced in high-altitude trekking and first aid, ensuring you can explore with peace of mind. We also provide top-notch equipment, from trekking gear to transportation, to make your journey as seamless and comfortable as possible. These elements combine to create a truly exceptional and unforgettable adventure, and our White Glove Service is designed to make sure every aspect of your experience is of the highest quality.
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Prepare for the beginning of a special adventure that starts today; full of discoveries, impressive places, culture, and history. Your journey begins in Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. After enjoying breakfast (or a box breakfast from your hotel), our expert guide will welcome you and escort you in our private transportation. After a 3.5-hour journey, you’ll reach Soraypampa town (3920 m / 12860.9 ft). If you’re interested in Humantay Lake, it’s possible to visit this natural wonder in just 3 hours roundtrip with prior notice to the guide.

The trek begins by winding through an amazing valley, offering overwhelming panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and the surrounding landscapes. Over the course of 200 minutes, you’ll appreciate the grandeur of the Salkantay (6271 m / 20574.2 ft) and the Humantay (5862 m / 19232.3 ft). Then, you’ll reach Salkantaypampa (4154 m / 13628.6 ft), where an exquisite lunch awaits.

Continue hiking for another 2.5 hours to reach our luxury campsite called Soyrococha (4480 m / 14698.2 ft). Before dinner, indulge in a spa wellness treatment, and afterward, enjoy a fantastic gourmet and organic dinner. Your heated tent will be waiting for you, and you can engage in stargazing under the pristine night sky.

Technical Information:

  • Trek starting time: 09:30 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town (3920 m)
  • Maximum altitude: Soyrococha Campsite (4480 m)
  • Distance covered: 7 km (6 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner




Rise early to witness a spectacular sunrise, signifying the continuation of your journey filled with remarkable experiences and well-deserved relaxation.

After breakfast, embark on a challenging day of hiking. The adventure unfolds with a 1.5-hour hike towards Salkantay Pass (4638 m / 15216.5 ft), where you’ll be greeted by the imposing Salkantay Mountain (6271 m / 20574.2 ft) and the breathtaking landscapes. Celebrate this milestone with a special toasting ceremony, including champagne.

Experience a spiritual session at Salkantay Pass, connecting with the profound spirituality of this place. 

Marvel at the lush, colorful endemic vegetation of the area and descend for 3.5 hours until you reach our lunch spot, Wayracmachay (3906 m / 12814.9 ft). The 4-hour journey to the Collpapampa campsite (2870 m / 9416.0 ft) takes you through interesting sites like Andenes and Chaullay, home to orchids, bromeliads, and other unique flora species.

Upon arriving at the luxury Collpapampa campsite, situated in the cloud forest, indulge in a spa wellness treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner under the peaceful starry night.

Technical Information:

  • Wake-up time: 05:30 am
  • Trek starting time: 07:00 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 17:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Collpapampa Campsite (2870 m)
  • Maximum altitude: Salkantay Pass (4638 m)
  • Distance covered: 17 km (9 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner

Luxury Inca Trail Tours



Experience a magical awakening as you embark on a 5-hour hike, descending from heights while elevating your emotions.

In the early morning, take a refreshing hot shower and savor a nourishing breakfast. Your journey will lead you through the most beautiful day of the trek, with opportunities to admire magnificent flora and sprawling plantations. Descend into a dense cloud forest that envelops you with orchids, bromeliads, and other exotic flora.

Pass through secluded valleys with expansive coffee, cacao, and fruit plantations, and explore the farming villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 m / 8694.2 ft) and Lluscamayo (2420 m / 7939.6 ft). These villages own plantations of diverse products, and you’ll have the chance to interact with local families to learn about their lifestyle.

Arrive at your final campsite, Playa Sahuayaco (2100 m / 6889.8 ft), where our well-organized staff will be ready to serve a gourmet lunch. After your delightful lunch, enjoy a spa wellness treatment. As night falls, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in stargazing, weather permitting, under the pristine starlit sky.

Technical Information:

  • Wake-up time: 05:45 am
  • Trek starting time: 08:30 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 13:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Playa Sahuayaco Campsite (2100 m)
  • Maximum altitude: Collpapampa Campsite (2870 m)
  • Distance covered: 15 km (5 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner




Today, prepare for the final stretch of your journey. Begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast at approximately 5:00 am. Then, continue along the trail, embarking on a 20-minute ride to Lucmabamba (2062 m / 6765.1 ft), where an authentic Inca trail awaits.

The 3.5-hour uphill trail towards Llaqtapata ruins (2736 m / 8976.4 ft) is almost entirely covered by endemic vegetation. Upon reaching the site, you’ll appreciate part of the Machu Picchu citadel. Enjoy homemade meals at Llaqtapata (2570 m / 8431.8 ft) with exceptional views of Veronica Mountain, Vilcanota River, and more.

Following lunch, descend for another 2 hours to the Hydroelectric train station (1771 m / 5810.4 ft), where you can rest before continuing your hike to Aguas Calientes town (2070 m / 6791.3 ft). Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Coordinate with your guide to confirm the pick-up time for the following day and enjoy a delicious dinner before a restful night’s sleep.

Technical Information:

  • Wake-up time: 04:30 am
  • Trek starting time: 06:00 am
  • Arrival in Aguas Calientes: 17:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Hydroelectric (1771 m)
  • Maximum altitude: Llaqtapata Archaeological Site (2736 m)
  • Distance covered: 22 km (8.5 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner (only included with your hotel accommodation)


Today marks the most anticipated day of your journey as you prepare to explore the magic of Machu Picchu, the most important Inca Citadel in the Americas. Your adventure begins early in the morning when your guide will pick you up from your hotel to catch the bus up to the citadel for a 30-minute ride.

Upon arrival, you’ll witness the impressive Machu Picchu citadel (2430 m / 7972.4 ft), which will undoubtedly be worth all the effort. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the theories surrounding the purpose of Machu Picchu, its history, and its beauty. After the guided tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the site at your own leisure.

To conclude your visit to Machu Picchu, enjoy a delightful lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. Later, you’ll take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where a View Latin America representative will collect you in a private vehicle and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Technical Information:

  • Pick-up time: From 05:30 am
  • Tour starting time: from 06:00 am
  • Arrival in Cusco: Depending on your train class
  • Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town (2070 m)
  • Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu Citadel (2430 m)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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Sustainable Practices We Follow:
  • Carbon OffsetWe are dedicated to minimizing our carbon footprint by implementing eco-friendly initiatives. We calculate the carbon emissions generated during our tours and invest in carbon offset projects to ensure a net-zero impact on the environment. This commitment demonstrates our proactive approach to fighting climate change.
  • Reforestation with Native TreesWe actively engage in reforestation projects, focusing on planting native trees in the Andean region. By restoring local ecosystems with native species, we contribute to biodiversity conservation and create healthier environments for both wildlife and local communities.
  • Supporting Local CommunitiesWe prioritize hiring local staff, including porters and guides, and engaging with nearby communities to ensure they benefit from tourism. This approach provides economic opportunities for these communities and encourages the preservation of their cultural heritage.


Rates are tailored to the number of persons traveling together.
And depending on the grade of exclusivity chosen.

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