The Inca Trail Snowy Salkantay - Cusco and Ruins of Machu Picchu - Peru

The great trek to the Inca city, by a different route + archaeological excursions

  • Start Date : 2024-Jul-20
    End Date: 2024-Jul-27
  • Hora Inicio: According to each aerial
    Hora Fin: According to each aerial
  • Meeting Point:Cusco, Perú
  • Duration:7 days
    Availability: 2 spots
Trekking to Machu Picchu by Salkantay, Perú


This is one of the pearls of the major tourism travel in South America.

Walking the stunn mountain range south of Peru to Machu Picchu is a unique adventure. 
We propose to do it by a less traveled and most rugged route; with the highest Pass. A trekking through the Salkantay Nevado, a journey that impacts.




Day 1 (Saturday): Saturday. Flight to Cusco (via Lima). Plane Ticket cost not included. Check in at hostel. Free afternoon to begin the acclimatization and walk the historical district.


Day 2 (Sunday): Free day in Cusco and surroundings. Several options according to your preference. We continue to adjust to the altitude.


Day 3 (Monday): Early departure for the first day of trekking expedition. Transfer from Cusco to the town of Mollepata. We will load the equipment on horses to start the walk to Cruz Pata where we arrive at 12:00 for lunch. Later, continue walking towards Soraypampa, located at 3850. First camp.


Day 4 (Tuesday): (Soraypampa - Salkantay - Huayrac Pampa - Chaullay). We begin the hardest part of the trek, visiting the place called Pampa Salkantay. Then take the left side of the snowy Umantay which is located on the side of Salkantay. Around noon we will be in the highest point, Salkantay Umantay pass 4500 m. Observe the Salkantay glacier and after an hour of rest, have lunch in the area called Huayrac Pampa. Later, will continue the walk for four hours in descent to Chaullay located at 2900 m where we will set camp for the second night.


Day 5 (Wednesday): (Chaullay - La Playa - Santa Teresa). After breakfast we start a walk of five hours. On the way we cross the village of Collpabamba located in the rain forest where we can see waterfalls and a variety of plants and flowers before reaching the area called La Playa where a transfer will take us to Santa Teresa (1650masl) here we´ll have lunch and camp. 

  • Optional you can spend the rest of the day till dinner in Hot Springs

Day 6 (Thursday): (Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric power station - Aguas Calientes) Around 8:00 we will begin an hour hike to the "Oroya" (hanging wire system across the river). On the way we will see Machu Picchu in the distance for the first time. After crossing the river, walk for an hour to get to the Hydroelectric where we will rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, take the 15:10 train to Aguas Calientes where we´ll arrive at 16:00. Overnight at hostel.


Day 7 (Friday): (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco). In the morning we will have a guided tour of the citadel of Machu Picchu (about 2 hours 30) during which we´ll visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the royal apartments, the Temple and cemeteries. Free time to explore around the citadel or visit Huayna Picchu. Lunch. In the afternoon, at 15:30 or 16:00 train back to Cusco or mini-bus. On arrival, transfer to hostel.


Day 8 (Saturday): Free at Cusco and end of the program. Options: Air return; another day in Cusco with excursions; continue the program into the Cordillera Blanca (Santa Cruz-LLanganuco trekking, Huaraz area, central Peru).


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Included Services

-Transfers to and from Cusco

-The whole route of trekking guide.

-Full board trekking.

-Pack animals for general equipment and personnel

-Support vehicles and cargo where needed.

-Hostel in Cusco (days 1, 2 and 7)

-Hostel in Aguas Calientes (day 6)

-Mountain guides

-Advice prior to meetings and audiovisual in Argentina.

-Coordinator-guide traveling with the group from Argentina.

-Permanent assistance.

Services NOT included


Meals in Cusco

Extra Tours in Cusco

Travel insurance

Photo and Video Gallery


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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by Nevado de Salkantay

A different road passing at 4600 m.a.s.l.

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Machu Picchu trail through the Nevado de Salkantay, Peru

5 day-adventure through the Inca trails

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Machu Picchu Trekking by Nevado de Salkantay

A different trail to the Inca ruins.

Machu Picchu Trek by Nevado de Salkantay, Peru

An unforgettable 5-day adventure by the old Inca trails

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

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US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

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US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

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US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

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US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

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US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

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US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

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US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

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US$ 10 + options

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