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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek Information

Salkantay Trek Information

Salkantay Trek Information in Peru

Salkantay Trek Information: “Sunrise Peru Trek”offers well trained and experienced professional guides who not only have successfully guided to Machu Picchu but also have extensive past high-altitude guiding experience that will increase your chances of success. Our Horseman Team is one of the best high-altitude trekking support teams on the mountain. Our staffs have worked with us for many years in every endeavor of ours and we assure reliable and dependable performance. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu generally covers elevations between 500 and 3000 meters and has a well-developed trail through the hills, mountains, and the villages. One need not possess mountaineering skills and techniques to trek. Trekking is all about desire, passion and a hunger for adventure.

Salkantay Trek is one of the most adventurous, fully organized, supportive and enjoyable treks for the trekkers. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is not suitable in every location. It is mostly appropriate in unbeaten trekking trails. It can also be called stay alive camping. During the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu , trekkers bring their own trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during the trek period. All activities like cooking food, eating, dining and sleeping are performed inside the tent. They build different tents for different purposes such as a toilet tent, a kitchen tent, a cooking tent etc. We provide porters that carry weights of equipment, cook food and perform other assisting activities. A trekking guide, fluent in English language or possibly your native language will also be provided by the company.


To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu program is prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before we reach to the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Our Guiding and Support Staff

“Sunrise Peru Trek” is number one company leading in the sector of tourism in Machu Picchu – Peru so it always supply the well experienced and well trained guides and supporting staffs. It itself provides the best refreshment training or encourage them to participate in the training and workshops organized by the concern organizations like AGOTUR, COLITUR, etc. We have full insurance policy to cover their risks that may happen any time since they are the legends of the Andes and they always have to pass with risks.

Health and Vaccination:

Before traveling to Peru especially if you want to go to the jungle, you must get a yellow fever vaccination, obtain adequate health insurance and consult your doctor about the necessary immunization regions in the Peruvian jungle. In the Manu, Tambopata, Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado area you should consider taking anti-malarial pills and a yellow fever shot is mandatory. Again, consult your personal physician. Cholera vaccinations are not necessary. Most cities have doctors who speak English and other European languages. There are also, many private clinics. Before your arrival, SUNRISE PERU TREK needs to know about any medical restrictions or medications you may need. Travelers with bad heart conditions, respiratory problems or high blood pressure must consult their doctors before traveling, as the city of Cusco is situated at an altitude over 3,400 meters above sea level. We recommend that each traveler bring their own basic medical kit.


Drinking tap water is not advisable in Peru. Bottled water is that you must use to drink. Water is available in most hotels and stores all over Peru. 3-4 liters of water per day is enough to avoid dehydration which can be a real problem in high altitudes like Cusco. Other ways you can avoid parasites is to boil and/or filter water or add purification tablets.

Currency and credit cards:

  • In 1991 the Peruvian government introduced the “Nuevo Sol”, divided in 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins and S/.10, 20, 50,100 and 200 banknotes or bills. US dollars are welcome at most shops, restaurants and service stations at the current exchange rate.
  • Most Shops and stores accept the most common credit cards, including Visa, Master card, Diners and American Express.
  • ATM cards can now be used in city locations: airports, bank machines and shopping centers. The main banking systems are: visa/plus, MasterCard/cirrus.
  • It’s possible to obtain local currency Nuevos Soles (sometimes dollars) with your card. Don’t forget there’s always a small service charge when you use credit and ATM cards. The use of traveler’s checks is welcome. When using a credit card makes sure you are charged the right amount for your purchase. In case of lost or stolen cards, don’t forget to have the telephone number of the bank in order to cancel your card.
  • Changing money on the street is very common but risky. Banks or “casas de cambio” are a better choice.
  • Important note: old or damaged US bills (i.e. a very slight tear) either won’t be accepted or will be exchanged at lower rates. When exchanging cash be sure to have crisp, new bills.
  • Bring bills of various denominations.


The price of food and services is included in a 18% national tax (airline tickets, included). In almost all restaurants there is a 10% service charge. However, when in doubt consult your guide. Tax for international flights is $25 and $4.50 for domestic flights, which you will need to pay in cash at the airport.

Cusco Tourist Ticket (BoletoTuristico).- This visitors ticket costs 130 soles approx US$45 (half price for students) and is valid for 10 days. The full Cusco Tourist Ticket ticket allows you entry to 15 sites These sites which are part of the City tour are Sacsayhuaman / Qenko/PucaPucara/Tambo Machay and these sites which are visited in the Sacred Valley tour are Pisac/Ollantaytambo/Chinchero plus other sites in Cusco such as Religious Art Museum / Church of San Blas / Regional History Museum

This ticket does not include: Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles the visit of the Cathedral is optional as many people prefer not to visit now that it is more expensive. Cusco Tourist Ticket also includes the admission to the Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation every night from 7:00 pm

Food and Drink

The hot and spicy nature of Peruvian food, created by ají and ajo (hot pepper and garlic), has become celebrated at home and abroad. Peruvians enjoy a wide variety of vegetables; there are over 2,000 kinds of indigenous and cultivated potatoes alone. Table service is the norm in hotels and restaurants and many also offer buffet-type lunches.
National specialties:

  • Ceviche (uncooked fish marinated in lemon or lime juice and hot chilli pepper).
  • Chupe de camarones (chowder-type soup made with shrimps, milk, eggs, potatoes and peppers).
  • Causarelleña (potato cakes with chicken in the centre, but also cooked with avocado or crabmeat).
  • Tamales (boiled corn dumplings filled with meat and wrapped in a banana leaf).
  • Mazamorramorada (purple maize and sweet potato starch jelly cooked with lemons, dried fruits, cinnamon and cloves).

National drinks:

  • Pisco sour (bittersweet cocktail made from a potent grape brandy).
  • Other pisco-based drinks are algarrobina (pisco and carob syrup), chilcano (pisco and ginger ale) and capitán (pisco and vermouth).
  • Chicha de jora (fermented corn juice) and chichamorada (non-alcoholic purple corn juice) are popular drinks dating from Inca times.

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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.

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