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Salkantay Trek

Private Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

Why not arrange a trip only for you and your party when you trek to Machu Picchu? The Tour package of “Private Salkantay Trek” gives you more time to enjoy the views, better quality service and a guide just for you!…

Private Salkantay Trek is tour package arrange just for you; you decide how many persons will be in your group. You have to consider that when you are less people the price of te tour will increase because the expenses will distribute among the participants of the trek. The TREK is exceptionally beautiful; panorama views of the high mountains that belong to the Andes; the spectacular sunrise over the Salkantay and Umantay mountains are some of the natural highlights of this trek.

The Private Salkantay Trek is considered the best trek in Peru, where you’ll explore the beauty, the hospitality and the iconic Machu Picchu in a short period of time. This TREKKING PACKAGE is the most attractive trekking and challenge route to Machu Picchu that leads you through forests filled; numerous suspension bridges; scenic ridges with shrines on top; charming little villages; the alpine valleys and glacial moraines. This is an ultimate trek for seeking exclusive adventure and scenic grandeur.

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e start treeking with a classic, less visited route to “Soraypampa” Camp on the base of Salkantay glacier; explore the Lagoon located on the base of the snow mountain, trek through the cloud forest with presence of incomparable wild life. Salkantay “apacheta” pass (4,600m) is our first ascent which rewards us with a panorama of the majestic Salkantay and its neighboring peaks of Umantay and Soray.

Private Salkantay Trek
Because Private Salkantay Trek is for trekkers interested in quiet adventure, book now and explore the most exotic trek in the Peruvian Andes



TIMING: 5 days and 4 nights.
TRANSPORT: Bus, trekking and train.
DESTINATION: Machu Picchu in Peru
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per person / per night).


Five-day Private Salkantay Trek offers the opportunity to escape the crowds, to venture the high alpine pastures to the pass at 4,600m / 15091ft and into the deep forests. The emphasis of this trek is the sense of exploration and solitude we feel on this surprisingly remote trek, together with the thrill of trekking to the base of one of the most iconic mountains in the Machu Picchu national park. Starting our trek in the lower foothills of the Soraypampa community, we ascend through high Andean valley and continuing through the pristine forests to the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu.

Our Private Salkantay Trek culminates in Machu Picchu where you’ll receive a guided tour and you’ll enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Vilcabamba mountain Range and Machu Picchu itself. From Machu Picchu, you have the opportunity to ascend towards Huayna Picchu Mountain and enjoy the extraordinary views of the zone.

The trek includes brand-new camping equipment and hotel of 3-stars category in the town of Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu; all of the equipment for the trek will be transported by horses, you’ll hike with your small back-pack carrying water, snacks and your camera to capture the best sceneries of the trek.


  • Guided trek to Machupichcu
  • Machu Picchu Tour for 2 -3 hours
  • Free time within Machu Picchu
  • Optionally you can climb Huayna Picchu Mountain


  • Because, Salkantay Trek is listed among the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
  • The Salkantay Trek is definitely one of the best hiking adventures that you will find in Peru.
  • After the Inca Trail the Salkantay Trek is the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu, and a lot less crowded.
  • The hike alongside the magnificent Apu Salkantay and the arrival at the ruins of Machu Picchu is one of the best experiences known to mankind.
  • In addition, See natural bridges, snowcapped mountains, cascades, wildlife and cloud forests.
  • Camping with less people to make your own trip and have the best look on these incredible mountains.


DAY 1: Suyroccocha camp:

First of all, we’ll pick you up from your Cusco hotel and head to Sayllapata (one hour beyond Mallepata village); we commence the trek up to Salkantay pampa where lunch will be served and after the lunch we climb up to Suysuccocha camp; this camp will be the coldest. Optional explore the lagoon of Umantay.

DAY 2: Chaullay camp:

We’ll cross over the Salcantay Pass  at 4,600 m / 150991ft, then we’ll descend to Chaullay camp.

DAY 3: Playa Sawayaco camp:

Ttrekking through the cloud forest observing stunning flora and fauna, we also will pass small  communities and splendid waterfalls where you can take freshen up. In the camp site, the guide will resolve to camp here or continue to the town of “Santa Teresa” where there is a Natural Hot Springs.

DAY 4: guas Calientes:

Arrive to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 5: Machu Picchu:

Whole day can be dedicated to explore the stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train to return to Cusco, arriving there in the evening; you will be transferred to your hotel.



DAY 1: Drive from Cusco to Mollepata – Sayllapata / trek to Suyroccocha:

The adventure begins at 06:00 a.m once we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer you to the village of Mollepata where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek; from Mollepata, we’ll continue one hour by car to Sayllapata (starting point of the trek); here we will meet our “arrieros” (horseman and  also the horses); then, we will start the trek accompanied by an experienced bilingual tour guide (English & Spanish).

Mules loaded our complete luggage; we will also have one horse for emergency, you will trek carrying a small bag with snacks and water through high valley with exuberant Andean vegetation until we arrive to Salkantay Pampa where we’ll stop for our lunch and then, we’ll continue by the shadows of the Salkantay Mountain until our camp of Suyruccocha. This camp is considered the coldest because it is close to the Salkantay Mountain. In addition we’ll explore the Umantay Lagoon.

  • Meals: L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,000 m / 13123ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,850 m / 9350ft
  • Distance Travelled: 12km / 7.5ml approx.

DAY 2: Trek from  Suyroccocha to Chaullay

From Suyroccocha, the trail ascend slowly towards the Salkantay Pass (4,600 masl/15,091 ft) from where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of Salcantay Mountain (6,271 m / 20574ft) which is known as the second highest Mountain of Cusco region. After we rest and take the pictures, we’ll descend through old moraine for 2 hours until Houarocmachay, here we stop to have our lunch and then, we’ll continue descending 3 hours more toward the warm valley of Chaullay camp here.

  • Meals: B-L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m / 15091ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,920 m / 9711ft
  • Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.9ml

DAY 3: Trek from Chaullay to Playa Sawayaco

Today we Leave Chaullay camp and we’ll continue trekking through the high jungle which is a great habitat for birds and flowers, we will cross the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little streams. Today, we will pass through dense vegetated valley and have wonderful views of waterfalls where you can take cold shower; we will see tropical and sub-tropical fruits and plantations. So, we will camp at Playa Sawayaco (2,500 masl) with a warm climate. Here, the guide will resolve if the group will camp here or continue to the town of “Santa Teresa” where there is a natural hot springs and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water.

  • Meals: B-L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,920 m /9580ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,350 m / 7710ft
  • Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.9ml

DAY 4: Trek from Playa Sawayaco to Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Today, we’ll start at 07:30 a.m; from “Playa Sawayaco” the trail climb for 3 hours to the Inca ruins of LLactapata from where we will see the Mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu; along the way, we will observe coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations, beautiful landscapes as well diverse flora and fauna. At Llactapata, we will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery and then, we’ll descend through tropical farmland to “Hydroelectric” zone where we will have lunch. So, the last part of the trek will be approximately 2 hours walk by the railway to the town of “Aguas Calientes”. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated in the hotel. You’ll have some rest and be ready for the next day.

  • Meals: B-L-D.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m / 8858ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,000 m / 6562ft.
  • Distance Travelled: 12km / 7.5ml  approx.

DAY 5: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu; we will have a complete guided tour of this magnificent Inca Temple, leisure time to explorer on your own. Finally, in the afternoon, we will take the train to return to Cusco arriving there in the evening and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Furthermore, the tour at Machu Picchu will last for two hours during which will visit the most important places like: the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of Mother Earth, the Sundial, the cemetery, etc

Meals: B.



Daily Departure
Group serveice and private service

Expedition class 2 persons US$ 850 pp
Expedition class 3 persons US$ 800 pp
Expedition class 4 – 5 persons US$ 720 pp
Expedition class 6 – + persons US$ 450 pp
Vistadome class US$
Hiram Bimgham class  


  • Student Discount: US$40 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$40

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45




Private Salkantay Trek

Because we offer the best palces to camp


  • Transportation: Tourist bus from Cusco to Sayllapata (starting point of the trek) and tourist train expeditions class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo; bus up from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • Camping equipments: We also provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for Guides and helpers, kitchen gears.
  • Accommodations: Rooms based on double occupancy: 01 hotel’s accommodation night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Entrance fee: To Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts; 4 hot lunches; 4 hot dinners delicious meals prepared by professional chef food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option if you request; we provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guides: English-speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people
  • Cook: Professional chef and Chef’s Assistants.
  • Horses: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6kls per person) in duffel bags that we provide; Muleteers.
  • Others: First-aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Sleeping bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Breakfast: on the first morning. Some hotels offer early morning breakfast service. If not, we’ll stop at Mollepata for your breakfast and also you can buy some items for the trek.
  • Meals: in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a bugged of US$ 15 to 20 in average restaurant.
  • Entrance fees : To Wayna Picchu mountain US$ 20. (You also have the option to climb the mountain)
  • Entrance: To the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.
  • Tips: for the staff.



Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.


If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!


SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek