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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (3 Days)

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Want to experience the best of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in short time? Challenge yourself to this three days trek that covers a distance of 48 kilometres through breath taking landscapes in the Peruvian Andes. This is one of te beautiful treks in South America, if not the world. Salkantay is a prominent peak in the Andes, it is one of the sacred entity to locals. 

The 3 Day Salkantay Trek is the best alternative to the Classic 5 Days trek. This is ideal for those short on time and want to make the most of their trek to Machu Picchu. 

Popularly known as Salkantay Challenge Trek, this trek offers a rewarding experience at every turn. It is especially popular for a diverse views. You will be starting near the snow capped peak of Salkantay Mountain, traversing through the highland lagoons you will be reaching to the highest point of the trek. Salkantay Pass at 4650 metres above sea level is the highest point of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. It offers an our worldly view of the Andes. You will then be descending to the cloud forest. 

This is a high altitude trek with many high altitude passes. We strongly recommend you to spend at-least 3 day acclimatising in Cusco to avoid altitude sickness.

Why Treks in Cusco?

Treks in Cusco is a renowned outdoor company based in Cusco. We take pride in working with a team of locals. Also we offer high altitude eco tourism. We are a team of a passionate hikers, climbers, trekkers who breathe and live the outdoor adventure life. Our guides use their extensive trekking and mountaineering skills to safely lead our groups on high altitude treks. 

All our team members have an ample of training on first aid and use of Oxygen cans. We are determined to go above and beyond to offer a memorable and safe experience in the Andes. 

Best Time to Hike Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu:

On the Peruvian highlands we experience two seasons: dry season and rainy season. From December to March it often rains, this makes the trek challenging and at times impossible. We highly recommend you to experience the 3 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu during the dry season (between April and November).

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Transport from your hotel in the morning to Sorayapampa, the starting point of the trek.
  • Bi-Lingual local guide
  • 1 Duffle Bag
  • Cargo Mules
  • A professional Chef
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Snacks and Tea/Coffee
  • Hygiene products
  • Camping equipment
  • 01 Night camping
  • 01 Night in an ensuite basic hotel room in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu Archeological Site