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from $450

Walk by the beautiful Vilcabamba mountain range, have a comfortable rest at camping tents without using rare items that may polute the circuit’s beauty. Performed under the Salkantay holy mountain (6271m) one of the Peruvian Andes’s highest and most impressive mountains.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Mountains
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group

The Salkantay trek is considered one of the 25 best treks in the world by the National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Explore particular valleys surrounded by extensive nature, try and taste unique flavors and fragrances with villagers that keep the coffe’s secret, and explore an unusual Inca Trek that ends on a sightseeing that has a privileged and unique view of Machupicchu.

  • Immerse yourself into Inca’s charming world having an interesting evening along with your guide
  • Discover new flavors and fragrances at Lucmubamba, where a local family will welcome you with its particular hospitality and kindness.

Important Information Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

In order to carry out your booking for the Short Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu and guarantee all of our travelers availability you must supply the following information:

1: Full legal name

2: Number of Passport

3: Nationality and birthdate

*This information must be provided by email and at least two days before your tour. We are direct tour operators.


Take a brief look of your next adventure:


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.


  • Professional guides
    All guide team members are native from the region and have a genuine passion to teach other people about their inheritance. They keep respect to our clients and the environment.
  • Permissions
    By the moment you receive your reservation, we will carry out the procedure of your entry permission according to availability space. Once your personal data is confirmed, these cannot be changed. The only thing permitted is to update your passport number. The permission includes Machu Picchu entry.
  • Instructions
    The night before your trip you will meet your guide so he will give you more details about your adventure. You will be given a duffel bag, however during the trek the carrier will have it, this bag should not exceed 8kg
  • Transportation
    All your transportation is included on this trip. One member of our team will pick you up from your lodge in order to start the trekking. All transportation during this trekking is private.
  • Equipment
    One of the The Peru Travel desires is our clients to feel comfortable while they are using our camping equipment and you will since our camping team is wide and comfortable. We have a special tent where our clients will have their meals as well
  • Emegerncy horse
    All of our alternative trips include an additional horse in order for our clients to use it if they need a rest after trekking.
  • Meal
    The Peru Travel chefs specialize in well-known Peru’s cuisine. They use only natural products, in case you have some restrictions with some meals, you must indicate the moment you make your booking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included every day during the trip, along with tea and snacks. The first breakfast and the last day’s lunch are not included.
  • Water
    Since your first lunch until your last breakfast, The peru Travel will provide you all water you need. Water will be boiled, filtred and then chilled before its distribution. You have to give us your own water bottles. It’s recommended to take a canteen and avoid the use of plastic bottles.
  • First Aid
    Every The Peru Travel guide has been trained in first aid by the Red Cross. Your guide will always have a first aid kit for basic medical issues and oxygen. In case of extreme urgency, the company will be in charge of your transfer, immediate evacuation and coordination of your insurance in order for you to be treated as soon as possible
  • Extras
    We believe that paying attention to little details makes the difference between other companies. That’s why each hiker receives a small pillow and trekking pole; these items will help you to improve your experience.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


  • Sleeping bag.
    It’s recommended to take with you one of your own, however we can rent you one.
    Sleeping bag: $ 25
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.
    Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are mountains around Machu Picchu citadel; The extra price is, $ 75.00 .Please to ask before your reservation. availability of income.

    Explore valleys of changing micro climates, have breakfast with a local family at Mollepata (2800m), keep going by the only route to Soraypampa (3800m) which by the ay is the path’s most beautiful spot. However, due to authorities negligence, it’s visually polluted, since there are buildings that interfere with the place’s harmony. After going by Soraypampa, explore the beautiful Salkantay, and try climbing to 4600m. Immerse yourself into lush green cloud forests until we get to our next campsite.

    Distance: 18  km /11.25  milles

    Campsite: 3,500 metros /11480 fts.


    Embark into the cloud forest full of vegetation that activates the spirit. Explore nature full of fruits, bromels and begonias. At Lucmabamba (2100m) meet a  family long time devoted to coffee production, where you will learn the process of enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Endulge your palate with honey produced by the same family and its variations such as the “coca miel”. Since everything you can purchase from this family is a direct income for them, we suggest contributing with them. Enjoy the view of this spectacular place from the campsite.

    Distance: 18  km /11.25  milles

    Campsite: 2100m meters /6888fts.


    Explore part of Machu Picchu Inca trail that will lead you to Llaqtapata (2650m) where you’ll have your first contact with one of the world’s seven wonders. Discover the Aobamba river with leafy bamboo forests and coffee plantations that will take us to Hidroelectrica, where we will board a train that in 40 minutes will drive you to Machu Picchu village

    Distance: 12 km / 7.5 milles

    Machu Picchu Village: 2,000m / 6, 560 ft.


    Explore Machupicchu, start visiting this famous place at the Inca bridge, and discover its Inca architecture along with your guide. Explore the sanctuary in a different way using your senses, by the afternoon boarding the panoramic train returning to Cusco, and keep enjoying the landscape while you are on board.

    Machu Picchu Altitude: 2400 meters.

You will rest in different amazing places along the journey

Day 01:

Camping in the Salkantay Trek

Day 02:

Resting at salkantay at the edge of the mountain.

Day 03:
Rest in lodge: Rupa Wasi *** or similar

Day 04:
By the afternoon boarding the Expedition train returning to Cusco, and keep enjoying the landscape while you are on board.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.


  • Passport
  • Valid student card ( If you have booked as student)
  • Immigration card (given to you the moment you arrive Peru.)
  • A good bag (The smaller, the better.)
  • Water store: Canteens or bottles.
  • Comfortable trekking shoes.

For your duffel:

  • Carriers will carry up to 8kg containing your belongings, including your sleeping bag.
  • 2-3 trekking pants
  • 4 underwear clothing..
  • 4 pairs of trekking socks
  • 1 jacket, gets cold at night.
  • rain poncho, waterproof clothes
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Lantern: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (its ok if they are for ski)
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Trekking boots
  • Fast drying towel. We offer small ones, but you can have one bigger.
  • Small soap bottle; we will provide you lukewarm water every day for your personal cleaning
  • Camera bateries
  • Sleeping bag (at least10C )

Personal care products:

  • Sunblock
  • Mousturizer.
  • Insect repelent
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Humid towels
  • Thoothpaste and toothbrush
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: Band aids, alcohol,bandages,etc.

There is no official size for trekking bags, but we recommend the smaller ones. Inside Machupicchu, the entrance of bags up to 25 kg is forbidden. If it’s bigger, you should put it in the warehouse by entering the sanctuary.

  • Water
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygienic paper and a small plastic bag for wastes. If it is biodegradable, it would be better.
  • Cash for souvenirs, drinks and tips.

The confirmation will be sent via email. You can print it and show it to your guide before the tour starts. You will have as well, your travel assessor email, who will assist you on every question or doubt you could have.

You are able to buy online through Master Card, Visa and American Express cards. We accept debit cards too, and we work using trustworthy systems such as CULQUI and PAYPAL.

For every tour we use only modern vehicles including enough space and capacity in order for you to feel cozy and comfortable during the trip. Each vehicle is equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats and a high-quality audio system.

No, because we handle exclusive groups. The cost may vary according to the language, Spanish, Portuguese or English. In case you wish the guidance service in any other language, please contact us.

We recommend you to carry sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a camera as the most important items.

Of course, please send us an email with your address, zip code and city and we will send it to you right away.

We recommend that you book your preferred tour dates as soon as possible to assure departure dates. Note that we have limited vacancies.

That’s no problem at all! All you need is to show your passport or your ID to the guide before the trip starts. You can request it by email and we will be glad to send it to you back.

THE PERU TRAVEL has been running top-quality private trips to Machu Picchu since 2005. In 2010 we decided to run Peru and Bolivia.

Note that THE PERU TRAVEL won’t take any responsibility for any object that is inside its vehicles. Any item we find will be taken to our Cusco office. You can contact us in our office to ask for the lost item.

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