Luxury Salkantay Trek 5 Days

5 Days / 4 Nights




42.3 km


4517 m.s.n.m.

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Luxury Salkantay Trek 5 Days

Our Luxury Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu includes all the services than the others and our Extra Fine Services at an Incredible Price, what does all of this mean? It means you simply get more for your money with Inca Footsteps Company Peru.


We pick you up from your hotel and then we will travel in our private transportation about 2:45 hours to get the trail head. Along the way we will pass through beautiful sceneries and towns like Mollepata where we will have breakfast. This first breakfast need to be prepare by our professional chef before we start our trek. After a nutritious breakfast we will walk about 3 hours to Soraypampa where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains, just the start! We will begin our trek towards (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) So we have a beautiful hike to see the turquois lake of Humantay and a little of Salkantay mountain. our first campsite (4,000 m/12,750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip). Taking in the beautiful landscape along the way as optional visit we can have an ancient ceremony as our ancestors used to offer to the Mountains. Is about 3 hour walking from Soraypampa our first Campsite.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef.


We will have a nutritious breakfast at around 5.30am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right, Humantay and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, you will be enjoying the warm climate of the tropical forest. Tonight you will enjoy a gourmet dinner, wine, and champagne amongst rich greenery, colorful flowers, and unfortunately a good amount of mosquitos, so don’t forget your repellent! Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef


After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle or high jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo (slippery river) and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours where we will stay in a local family camping site. Here our master chef will make a delicious with a semi tropical ingredients. After our lunch we will visit to the coffee plantation where we will learn about the process of the coffee so we will harvest, toast and ground the coffee as part of this trek. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits, plants and as soon as we are at Lucmabamba. Here you will encounter local families and get a chance to speak to them and learn about their lifestyle. Tonight we will camp in the warm village of Lucmabamba where you will enjoy your last gourmet dinner, and hot showers on the trail.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef


We will have breakfast at 6:00 am and say good bye to the local family and then start walking along one of many ancient Inca Trails named Llactapata. This trail is one original Inca Paths that was connecting to Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu, to get the summit takes about 3 hours and once you arrive to the top we can see the Sacred city of Machupicchu and the surrounding mountains from far. After to enjoy the views from this site we are going to walk toward Hydroelectric where we are going to have our lunch then we will take a train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a Hotel. In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 15 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Casa Andina Hotel, Tierra Viva Hotel or similar
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet dinner, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter

Day 5: MACHUPICCHU!!!!!!

We wake up early morning about 5:00 to have the breakfast and leave to the bus station to take our bus up to Machupicchu which takes 30 minutes to the ancient Inca city of Machupicchu the reason to start early is in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.

A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb HuaynaPicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.
You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, after your day in Machupicchu will be time to go back to Aguas Calientes town and meet your guide to be given your train tickets back to Poroy train station . The first train usually leaves at 15.34 and we will arrive back in Cusco at about 20.20. Or the second train which leaves 4:20 and goes to Ollantaytambo where someone will be waiting for you with your guide’s name who will take you back to Cusco. If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Hotels: None
  • Deluxe Amenities: Vistadome Train, Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Hotel


  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Second day Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
  • Private service.
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
  • Private transport to Mollepata and Marcocasa (trailhead)
  • First class vista dome train back to Poroy.
  • Private transport back from Poroy to Cusco
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu.
  • Great Food: Gourmet breakfast, Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and Gourmet dinner.
  • Professional chef.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment. (4season tent)
  • Air bed for camping
  • sleeping bags
  • walking sticks
  • duffle bags
  • Wine, Pisco, beer, water.
  • Hotel crockery.
  • Private porter during the trail.
  • Hot Shower during the Inca trail
  • Bath and hand Towels per person
  • JW Marriot Amenities
  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe Inca Trail from start to finish.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment.
  • All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our trained chef.
  • English-speaking guides with knowledge of archeological sites along the Inca Trail.
  • Fully Trained porters hailing from local communities.
  • Thermarest (air mat) sleeping mat
  • Horseman, mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment)
  • Tea time every day (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker.)
  • Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).
  • Oxygen bottle and first-aid kits
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes round trip
  • 1-night Hotel in Aguas Calientes (private room, cable tv, wi fi)
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • First Aid kit
  • *Vegetarian/special diet options available


  • International and domestic flights, or airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • HuaynaPicchu permit (subject to availability)
  • Meals not noted
  • Massage treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters at Aguas Calientes


  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent 40 % deet (for mosquitos)
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Walking poles (black diamont or leki brand)


  • Short pants
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.
  • Plaster and bandages

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Our Luxury Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu includes all the services than the others and our Extra Fine Services at an Incredible Price, what does all of this mean? It means you simply get more for your money with Inca Footsteps Company Peru.

Directly to the north of Salkantay lies Machu Picchu, which is at the end of a ridge that extends down from this mountain. Viewed from Machu Picchu's main sundial, the Southern Cross is above Salkantay’s summit when at its highest point in the sky during the rainy season. The Andean people (Quechuas or Incas) associated this alignment with concepts of rain and fertility, and considered Salkantay to be one of the principal deities controlling weather and fertility in the region of Cuzco, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascarán. Salkantay's proximity to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail; this is known as the Salkantay trek.