Salkantay Trek Imperial 9D/8N

Arrive to Machu Picchu by the Salkantay trail via Llactapata

Max Height

4,630 m

Trip Days

09 Days


Cultural & Trekking





This tour is mixed, beacasue include the City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by the Salkantay Trail.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Arrive to Cusco to acclimatize (3,350 m)
  • Day 2
    Archaeological City Tour
  • Day 3
    Sacred Valley Cusco
  • Day 4
    Salkantay Trek until Suyrococha Camp(4,400 m)
  • Day 5
    Salkantay Trek until Colpapampa Camp (2,850 m)
  • Day 6
    Salkantay Trek until Llucmabamba Camp (2,000 m)
  • Day 7
    Salkantay Trek until Aguas Caliente Village (2,050 m)
  • Day 8
    Visit the Machu picchu - Cusco City (3,350 m)
  • Day 9
    Departure from Cusco
Starting From
USD $ 555
  • Duration:
    9 Days and 8 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    5 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    3 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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Day 1: Arrive to Cusco

At the airport our personal wait you to transport to you choose hotel .The rest of the day is free to acclimatize.

Day 2: Archaeological City Tour Cusco

Today in the morning, we do not have any programs activities. At the afternoon at 13th00, we will star the city tour, in this trip we will visit the Cusco cathedral; inside you can see works, that were made with wood and covered with gold, this kind of works were made by Spanish with baroque style. After that, we will continue to the Koricancha temple knowing as Sun Temple, where build over a Santo Domingo church. Then we will leave the city with direction to the four Archaeological Sites like Sacsayhuaman place where people commemorate the Inti Raymi (festival of the sun, the best known party in the country),Qenqo, Pukapucara and Tambomachay (Famous Inca Baths).the finish of the trip is when we are in the hotel around 18th30

Day 3: Sacred valley / Aguas Calientes town.

At 8th00 hours in the morning is the departure to the famous Vilcanota river valley most knowing like Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop in some places to see the beautiful sceneries and mountains. We visit an archeological site called Pisac, that has a biggest Inca terraces that people used in agriculture and we will visit the traditional market where you have free time to walk and interactive with native people of the place or you can buy some gifts that were made by hand made.
We continue until Urubamba town to have our lunch that is buffet in a local restaurant after this we will visit Ollantaytambo Inca town that has a spectacular water channels inside the street and this town has street made by stone with Inca characteristic. Finally, on the way back to Cusco we stop in Chinchero town, where we visit the archeological site and the beautiful colonial church. You will admire the well-preserved Inca wall in the main square.

Day 4: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa (Salkantay Trail).

We are going to pick up early from the hotel; our transport will be passing by the hotel at around 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 am to go to the traditional village of Mollepata (2950 m) where we have the breakfast. Since Mollepata we are going to continue our trip to Challacancha, Where we start the Salkantay Trek to Soraypampa Camp site. On this place, we will have our lunch and our overnight. After the lunch, we are trekking to a beautiful lake and snow mountain called Humantay where we can see incredible landscapes; this trekking depends of the weather.

Day 5: Soraypampa - Salkantay mountain - Chaullay (Salkantay Trail).

After breakfast, we will start our Salkantay Trek ascending to Salkantay pass, just above 4630 meters, of this point we can see the glaciers of Salkantay and another mountains, if we are lucky we can see probably snow slide. After this we are going to descend to Huayracmachaysite where we have our lunch with short break, then we are trekking to Chaullay (2920 m.s.n.m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chaullay – La playa – Santa Teresa (Salkantay Trail).

Our Salkantay trek activity will begin at 6:00 am, this day we are going to walk for 7 hours approximately to arrive to Playa, on the trail we will see waterfalls, fruit trees, a flora variety, the coca plantations, varieties of orchids and birds, if we are lucky well see the famous cock rock. We are going to have lunch in la Playa site. Then we are going to take a car from Playa to Santa Teresa campsite. When we arrive to Santa Teresa, where we can go to hot springs to enjoy it.

Day 7: Santa Teresa - Inca Trail Llactapata – Aguas Calientes.

After breakfast, today we will begin the final stretch of the salkantay trek. At around 6:00am we will take a local transportation to Lucmabamba (40 minutes ride) where we start our Trekking to Llactapata archeological site .On the way we will see coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours walking, we will arrive to Llactapata where we can see an amazing view of Machu Picchu Inca citadel. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. After this activity, we start to descend to Hydroelectric where we have our lunch. Finally, we will start the last part of the trek approximately 3 hours to Aguas Calientes Town, when we arrive to the town, will be accommodated in the hotel (included on this package). At night, we will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant around 7:30p.m approximately.

Note: If the group does not want to walk more, today we will take the traditional trail directly to Hydroelectric without Llactapata.
Traditional Trail: Start the day around 8:00 am with the breakfast and then a 3-hour hike to the Hidroeléctrica, where we have the lunch and then continue for another 3 hours to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where we will have a tourist hotel and the dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu - Cusco (Salkantay Trail)

Today to have a perfect visit to Machu Picchu, we have to leave early (5am approximately), we will have breakfast at the hotel and then we take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (2400 m). At the archeological site, we will enjoy a guided tour of the most interesting sections of this site. We will see the Intihuatana, the temple of the three windows, temple of the moon, the terraces, ceremonial fountains, the gateway of the sun, and other sectors of this impressive site. In the afternoon, a bus wait us to take us back down to Aguas Calientes, at night we will board the train to Ollantaytambo, In Ollantaytambo our staff wait you to come back to the hotel of Cusco.

Day 9: Departure from Cusco.

Transfer from hotel to airport in a Schedule that we will coordinate.

  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide for the all Tour
  • For the trek Transport from your hotel to Soraypampa (walking star point)
  • For the trek 4 person sleeping tents (we only put 2 in each tent) very spacious
  • For the trek foam mats to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • For the trek Camping equipment
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Accommodation ( 3 nights in tent and 5 night in hostel Aguas Calientes)
  • For the trek Cargo Mules (For first and second day to carry the all-camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
  • For the trek Specialist chef
  • For the trek Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 dinners and Snacks
  • For the trek daily snacks (1, 2 and 3 days)
  • For the trek water for grooming
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 8)
  • For the trek Transport from la Playa to Llucmabamba.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way)
  • Basic touristic Hotel in Cusco and Aguas Calientes double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
  • 24-h guest service

Our Differences:

We include in our price these additional things during the trek, which normally are not included by companies.

  • the Entrance ticket for the Salkantay Trail + Humantay Lake
  • bus ticket (Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu)
  • the entrance ticket for the Santa Teresa hot Springs (Cocalmayo).
  • the Transport from Santa Teresa to Cocalmayo hot spring
  • the transport from the Santa Teresa to Llucmabamba.
  • the train who depart at 12:30 or 18:20 (According availability)
  • Waynapicchu Mountain:This is done for your own after the Machu Picchu tour and the admision is $20 USD per person. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least 3 months prior to your trek. Please understand that we can not control weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.
  • Bus Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes: is just included one way (aguas Calientes - Machupicchu) ($ 15 USD) .
  • Sleeping Bags: You can hire from our company if you do not have your own ($20 USD)
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($18 USD).
  • Meals Like: Day 1: Breakfast - Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Option: If you feel tired after the trek to Llactapata, you can take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. ($28 USD)
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Sleeping bag recommended -5 as minimum, walking sticks are recommended.
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.


The Prices are per traveler:

without hotel USD $ 555
Class Sigle Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist USD $ 835 USD $ 735 USD $ 695
Superior USD $ 915 USD $ 795


  • Tourist Class: In this service is include a 3 star basic hotels or Boutique Hotels like Tika Wasi, Eureka San Blas.
  • Superior Class: In this service is include a 3 star superior hotel like Tierra Viva Group.
  • Rooms: Single for one traveler, Double or Matrimonial for two travelers, Triple for 3 travelers together.


Student Discounts ($20 off per person) apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to



This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.


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