Salkantay Trek VIP

Trekking Tour

4 days



Cusco│Mollepata │Soraypampa │ Salkantay │ Chayllay│ La Playa│Aguas Calientes│ Machu Picchu │ Cusco


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa

Very early in the morning you start the tour and leave by bus from Cusco towards the little town of Mollepata (2,900 m) where you have time for breakfast before reaching Challacancha (3,550m) where the hike starts. You begin your trek to Soraypampa which is smooth and relaxed with typical landscapes of the Andes valley. After a deserved break, in the afternoon you visit the spectacular glacier lagoon of Humantay (4,270m) where you have a great opportunity to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay – Chayllay

In the morning you start today´s hike with an ascent to the Salkantay Pass (4,650 m). During this climb, you enjoy spectacular views of the snowy mountains: Salkantay (6,264 m), Humantay (4,270 m) and Tucarhuay (4,600 m). After spending some time at the Salkantay Pass, you begin the descent down to Huayracmachay (3,860 m) where you have lunch. You then continue to the Chaullay campsite (2,850 m). Along the route, you observe the new landscape as you enter the part of the jungle also called the “cloud forest”.

Day 3: Challay – La Playa – Cocalmayo – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

This morning you take a 3-hour ride to the thermal springs in Cocalmayo where you have some time to relax in the hot water. Afterward, you continue your ride for another 2 hours to the Hidroeléctrica (1,800m) where you can choose between two options: you can take the train or you can hike the way to Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning, you take a bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you have a 2 hour guided tour. After finishing the tour, you have free time to explore this magical site on your own. You then descend by bus to Aguas Calientes (2,000 m) for lunch and board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our bus is waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco (3,400 m).