Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days return by train last day

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days and 4 nights return by train last day

Day 1- Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Lake Humantay — distance 12 klm (5 hours travel)

We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:20 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. then we will drive to the town of Mollepata which is located at a height of 2900mt-9514 ft which is at a distance of 2.horas approximately from Cusco where We will take a rest for about 20 minutes. Then we will continue our journey towards the place of challacancha which is the beginning of the walk that has as a height 3600 mt-11500 ft. Then we will have approximately 5 hours of travel until arriving at the base of the camp called soraypampa that has as height 3912 mt -12834 ft, where we will have a lunch enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains and its geography as -the snowy of humantay 4200 mt-13779 Ft and also the snowfall of the salkantay 6271 mt-20575 ft after a rest we will make an acenso for 1 hour towards the lake Humantay and then we will return to the base of the camp where we will have the time of the tea and also the dinner.

Day 2- Soraypampa – Salkantay pass – Huayrapunku – Chaullay — distance 22 klm (9 hours travel)

This is the most difficult day, for this reason we wake up at 5:00 am and breakfast will be 5:30 am our walk will start at 6:00 am, to make an acenso for about 3 hours to reach the passage of salkantay 4630 Mt-15190 ft, where we will have a traditional Andean ceremony with the whole group, then we will make a descent to the place of huayrapunku 3912 mt-12834 ft where we will have a lunch and then we will continue towards the second camp chaullay -2900 mt -9514 ft

Day 3- Chaullay – Sahuayo beach – Santa Teresa — distances 15 klm (6 hours travel)

We will start the day at 6:00 am and breakfast at 6:30 am, then starting the trek in a high jungle with a very beautiful geography of rivers, waterfalls where we can appreciate flora and fauna of this place as orchids coffee and coca plantations, fruit trees bananas papaya avocado granadilla and birds like r, hummingbird, parrots and cock of the rocks, etc. To reach Sahuayo beach 2064 mt – 6771 ft – where we will have a lunch and then continue towards Santo Teresa 1500 mt-5085 ft – where the last camp is located and then we will go to the thermal baths (optional activity)

Day 4- Holy teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas calientes (pueblo machupicchu) – distance 15 Klm (6 hours travel)

We will start the day at 6:30 am and breakfast at 7:00 am, then we will begin the trek for approximately 3 hours with an 1890 mt -6200 ft hydroelectric direction – where we will have our lunch then we will continue the trek for about 3 more hours skirting the mountain From Machupicchu and appreciating part of the sanctuary of Machupicchu and following the route of the train until arriving at Aguas Calientes 2050 mt -6725 ft-where we will have a private hostel included and the last dinner

Day 5- Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu — distance 5 klm (1 hour ½ travel)

This day we will start very early 4:00 am the first part of the trip is flat for ½ hour and for 1 hour is ascent toward the machupicchu where we will arrive at approximately 6 am to be able to see the sunrise and have the exploration of the machupicchu with Our guide for an average of 2 hours and then have free time to do your personal exploration you.

After your visit to machu picchu you have to make a descent to the town of Aguas calientes to board your return train at the time you can choose.


For entrance tickets to Machu Picchu they have 3 different options:
  1. first option: entrance ticket to Machu picchu (this option is included for all tours).
  2. second option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  3. third option: entrance ticket to machu picchu + Mountain Machupicchu

Tickets for these 3 options are valid for one day only. “For example” It is impossible to do with the same entrance ticket one day machu picchu visit and the other day huaynapicchu. “For example” You can not do with the same ticket huaynapicchu and mountain Machupicchu because the 3 options of entry to Machu Picchu are clear and specific.

** But if you want to do some extra mountain like Huaynapicchu (RESERVES 4 MONTHS ANTISPED BY SEASON HIGH TO MAY TO SEPTEMBER) or mountain machupicchu (1/2 MONTHLY ANTISPED).

** Train schedules available:

  • They are anticipated between ½ month and 1 month before. Especially high season between (May-September) schedules train expedition: distance (2 hours x train) and (2 hours more x bus) … ..
  • 2:30 pm Aguas calientes – train to-ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco. (Arrival to Cusco 6:30 pm)
  • 6:30 pm aguas calientes train-to-ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco. (Arrival at Cusco 10:30 pm)
  • 9.30pm train to aguas calientes-a-ollantaytambo and then bus to cusco. (Arrival to Cusco at 1:30 am)
  • For the last train time (9:30 pm) reservations are between 3 days and 2 days before

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Tour Name: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days / 4 nights

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**Important points:

  • PRICE: US $ 280 ADULT
  • return by train

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  • US $ 12 BUS aguas calientes to MACHUPICCHU (only up)
  • If you want an extra night in Aguas Calientes US $ 15




  • Information with the guide responsible for the tour 1 day before departure at the office of okidoki travel Peru. Location (Nueva Alta street # 644 in okidoki hostal cusco).
  • DELIVERY OF THE EQUIPMENT, such as: (sleeping bag, hiking poles, inflatable mattress and a backpack to place all this equipment on horses or mules)
  • Private transportation cusco- mollepata-challacancha
  • 4 breakfasts-4 lunches-4 dinners
  • Professional guide english spanish x 5 days salkantay including the machupicchu
  • Personal tents for two people for salkantay
  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattresses (matras thermarest)
  • Hot drinks at night and at each meal
  • Horses (mules) to carry 6 kilos per person
  • Transport- beach sahuayaco – santa teresa – 3 day
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes x 1 night
  • Return transportation x train to Cusco
  • Bus ollantaytambo to cusco 


  • The first breakfast and the last lunch
  • Water (cold beer champagne wiski etc.)
  • Thermal baths (third camp santa teresa) and transport
  • Canopy (Zip line) US $ 35 in santa teresa
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu US $ 12 only up
  • Entrance to huaynapicchu US $ 15
  • Entrance to machupicchu mountain US $ 15
  • Tips (voluntary tips)

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FAQs Frequently asked questions of our travelers

If I do the tour of salkantay trek to machu picchu of 5 days and 4 nights returning by bus the last day to Cusco from the hidroelectrica I have enough time to climb to huaynapicchu …?

You do not have enough time to go up to huaynapicchu for that after your visit to machu picchu and huaynapicchu.
It is recommended to stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and the next day to return to Cusco by bus included, or to return that same day by train 6.30pm (activity not included)
How much time do I have to visit machu picchu if I return to Cusco by bus the last day …?

You have from 6am until 11am which is enough time to visit Machu Picchu.

How much information time do I have with the guide in machu picchu …?

You have 2 hours of information with the guide in Machu Picchu and then you have free time to explore for yourself, 1 or 2 times more in Machu Picchu.

How long do I have to walk to reach hydroelectric after visiting machu picchu ..?

Of Machu Picchu you have 1 hour of descent and 2 hours more of flat walk to reach the hydroelectric; In total there are 3 hours of walking

What is the difference between the mountain huaynapicchu and the mountain machu picchu and how long lasts its ascent and descent …?

Are two mountain peaks that are strategically located and at different heights in the citadel of Machu Picchu and with totally different views.

The mountain HuaynaPicchu:

The mountain HuaynaPicchu presents some Inca constructions and it is to a height of 2,720 msnm and has a duration of time 1. hour 1/2 average of ascent and descent and is the one that appears behind Machu Picchu in its classic postal photo; Their Inca trails built on one side of the mountain can be terrifying for people afraid of heights because they are steep and narrow;

The mountain Machu Picchu:

The Machu Picchu mountain does not have any Inca construction but it has a panoramic view of the whole valley and is located at a height of 3,100msnm and has a duration of 2 hours 1/2 average of ascent and descent, offers less steep roads, wider

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