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Salkantay Trek 3D/2N

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Salkantay, Machu Picchu

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

3800 masl = 12467 Feet

Highest Point

Highest Point:

4630 masl = 15190 Feet



2 pax min, max 10 paxs

Physical Grading

Physical Grading:


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Short Salkantay Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu

The trek from Salkantay to Machu Picchu 3 days, is the best alternative option to the Inca Trail, the famous Salkantay Trek (or Salkantay Trek), was named among the 25 best Treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is a walk open to all, without limitations of spaces or permits (at least for now). An ancient and remote path located in the same region as the Inca Trail with snowy mountains and lush tropical forests, located northwest of the city of Cusco by the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and rising to 6271 masl. Salkantay is an outstanding mountain covered by snow turning it into a glacier and is adored for thousands of years by local people, Salkantay is a Quechua word that means (wild mountain). Local Trekkers Peru, offers you the best staff (guides, cooks and porters), and the best camping equipment that will make this experience an unforgettable memory.

Salkantay Trek 3 days and 2 nights - Local Trekkers Cusco-Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


We pick you up around 3:00 am from your hotel and then we travel in our private bus to mollepata and then to Soraypampa where we will have breakfast prepared by our chef and where is the beginning of this trek. We walk for about 1 hour to visit the beautiful Humantay Lake, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of this lake and the snowcaped mountain of the same name. After this we have to descent to Soraypampa to start the ascent of 4 hours to the Highest point (Salkantay Pass = 4630 masl = 15190 feet) before to arrive the highest point we do a stop in Soyroqocha where we will have the lunch with the beautiful capped mountain salkantay; (6271 masl/20575 feet) once in the Salkantay Pass your guide will perform a andean ceremony to say thanks to the Pachamama (Mother earth). After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) for another 4 more hours through a dramatic cloud forest towards our second campsite, chaullay (2900 mals = 9514 feet).


  • Walking distance: 21km = 13 miles
  • Walking hours: 8 to 9 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Soraypampa = 3800 masl = 12467 feet.
  • Highest Point: Salkantay Pass = 4630 masl = 15190 feet.
  • Campsite Altitude: Chaullay = 2900 masl = 9514 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Soiroqocha, Huayracmachay, chaullay.
  • Physical Grading: 5/5
  • Weather: Cold in the morning and Moderate fresh in the night.

Salkantay Trek 3 days and 2 nights - Local Trekkers Cusco-Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


After our delicious breakfast we continue the trek to Playa Sahuayacco we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks until to reach Playa Sauayacco walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits, plants and as soon as we are at la Playa Sahuayacco we take a local car to get Hydroelectric station train, where it is going to be our last lunch spot, after lunch we have to continue walking 3 more hours by following the rail road to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) we will check into our Hotel and after we settled in our hotel, we will have a dinner in a local restaurant, during this dinner your guide will give you a briefing for the visit to Machu Picchu the next morning. Note: This day instead to walk from Chaullay to Playa Sahuayacco, you can arrange with your guide to take a local transport to Santa Teresa to enjoy the Natural Hot Spring that this town has to offer you.


  • Walking distance: 16 km = 10 miles
  • Walking hours: 6 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Chaullay = 2900 masl = 9514 feet.
  • Highest Point: Chaullay = 2900 masl = 9514 feet.
  • Campsite Altitude: Aguas Calientes = 2050 masl = 6726 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Huayracmachay, Chaullay
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Hot and Humid.

Salkantay Trek 3 days and 2 nights - Local Trekkers Cusco-Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


This day will be one of the most important and memorable days of your lives, because you will visit one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times (Machu Picchu) for which, after breakfast at your hotel, you need to walk up for about 1 h 40 min, (Bus up is optional) once in Machu Picchu your guide will explain you the story and the main places of Machu Picchu for about two hours and then is the end of the guide job then you will get free time to have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself (you can climb Huaynapicchu Mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu) these excursions are optional you must let us know in advance if you want to climb up one of these mountains because spaces for these mountains are limited. After enjoying Machu Picchu you must go back to Aguas Calientes and wait for your train to Ollantaytambo, it takes 2 hours by train to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco. We leave you in your hotel or near to this. About the train, we will provide you the touristic class train, the train departure times can be in between 2:55 pm to 9:50 pm. it depends of the availability of the spaces.


  • Walking distance: 2400 masl = 7874 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu Mountain, Montana Machu Picchu
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Humid and Hot.
  • Meal Included: Breakfast in the Hotel.

Salkantay Trek 3 days and 2 nights - Local Trekkers Cusco-Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Private transportation to go to the Trail Head
  • Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth on the Salkantay Pass
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 1 Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • A duffel bag where you can put inside 08 kilos from your personal stuff (it will be carry by the horses or mules)
  • Horses or mules and muleteer to carry camping equipments and cooking stuff
  • Touristic train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Four season tents (2 trekkers in each one) you will have enough space to put things inside
  • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
  • Mattresses
  • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
  • Professional Cook
  • Snack for each day of trekking
  • Boiled water to drink during the trail
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen ballon.
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group

Doesn’t includes:

  • Extra expense if you want to buy things along the trail
  • Entrances fees to the Natural hot spring of Santa Teresa (10 soles per person)
  • Transport to go to the Natural hotspring of Santa Teresa (20 soles per person)
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu Mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu. (it has an extra cost of 70 dollars per person)
  • Sleeping bags (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional one, which can support until -15 degrees celcius or 5 degrees farenheit)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent from us which cost 15 dollars for a professional black diamond pair)
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in Ollantaytambo)
  • First Breakfast and last lunch and dinner
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu (Round trip bus cost 24 dollars but just one way cost 12 dollars)
  • Upgrade your Touristic Train to a Luxury Vistadome Train to Ollantaytambo (70 $)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome)
  • Original Passport
  • A valid student card if you book this trek as student (25 years old as máximum)
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • Day Pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Gloves (for the first and second day)
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek


PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for GROUP SERVICE :
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
400 USD$ 400 USD$ 400 USD$ 380 USD$ 360 USD$

PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for PRIVATE SERVICE:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
650 USD$ 600 USD$ 550 USD$ 500 USD$ 450 USD$

Price Salkantay Trek 3D/2NLocal Trekkers Peru Price From

US$ 400 / Person

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