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Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek Guides

Enjoy Salkantay trek in the company of a dedicated and professional team of local Guides

Salkantay Trek Guides

Once on the beginning point of the Salkantay trek, your well-equipped guides and porters will rank second only to your mental determination, in terms of important factors contributing to a successful trekking attempt. For the duration of your Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, your guide will be your advisor, he will lead you to the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu (now the wonder of the word), and he will bring you back safely and happy. It will be important that you work closely with him and take note of his advice.


Qualified and experienced guides

Guides are compulsory for all routes to Machu Picchu. All our treks though the mountains are led by highly trained and qualified guides, registered with the Machu Picchu National Parks Board. Each of our guides has been selected over years, based on experience, safety record and through feedback from previous clients. Over the years they made a major contribution to our proud success rate of 96%+ and have safely guided in excess of 2000 successful Salkantay trek.

Professionalism during the trek

We understand that you have many choices when it comes to trek to Machu Picchu. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that your expectations are met or exceeded.  SUNRISE PERU TREK takes pride in the hard work of our staff and we strive to maintain and grow our reputation of excellence. Our guides uphold a high level of professionalism while still keeping the experience fun for the clients.

Expert Ability on the mountain

Our guides have been working on Salkantay treks for a long time. With this training and experience, they are completely acclimatized to high altitude and are adapted to the rigors of mountain life. Macho Picchu has become second nature to them. Our guides are tough as nails and can teach you everything you need to know about high altitude trekking.

Mountain Knowledge Experts

Our guides are knowledgeable about general mountain facts. They can tell you about the climate zones, the altitudes of and distances to campsites, and information about the geology, flora and fauna. These types of facts increase the enjoyment during the trek by giving clients an idea of what they are seeing and feeling.

Support staff ratios

The average ratio of our support staff to climbers is 2 porters per hiker and two guides for groups over 7 hikers. This excellent staff to clients ratio, bolstered by our superior support equipment, will ensure your safety and enjoyment on the mountain.

Porters and cook

The porters do not only transport your gear and the supplies up to the mountain. Arriving at every camp site long before you, they will have already erected your tent on your arrival. In the evening they will also boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner of a quality that has surprised many previous clients.

Weight limits for porters

Remember that there is a weight limit of 15 kg (32 lbs) per climber, on the gear of each hiker to be portered. A soft duffel bag (barrel type) is preferred – a rucksack is not necessary as they prefer to porter the loads balanced on their heads and shoulders.


This is a “compulsory tradition” on every Salkantay trek. We recommend giving a tip of between US $ 30 to US $ 40 per trekker to the salkantay crew at the end of the trek. The exact tipping amount depends on group size and how many days were spending on the mountain. We recommend giving the tip to the main guide who will then distribute the tip among the mountain crew.

More on becoming a guide on Salkatay trek

Qualifying as a Salkantay tour guide brings with it great prestige and respect within the local community. Bearing in mind that your guide would have been employed as a porter for at least 3 years after which he would have been trained and employed as an assistant guide for at least a further 2 years. Only then did he earn an opportunity to become a registered guide, provided that he was found suitable and competent. On average guides and porters will do three (4 – 5 trekking days) Salkantay trek per month.
This is without a doubt an extraordinary achievement.



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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