Short Salkantay Trek 4D/3N

Arrive to Machu Picchu by the Salkantay trek

Max Height

4,630 m

Trip Days

04 Days







This is a short version of the traditional salkantay trek, during the trail Discover how beautiful are the Andean mountains landscapes until Machu Picchu.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake - Suyrucocha Camp (4,400 m)
  • Day 2
    Suyrucocha - Salkantay Pass - Wayramachay - Colpapampa Camp (2,850 m)
  • Day 3
    Colpapampa - La Playa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes(2,050 m)
  • Day 4
    Visit the Machu picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco City (3,350 m)
Starting From
USD 430
  • Duration:
    4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    1 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    2 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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Day 01: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Visit the Humantay Lake

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 5:00 am to go to the traditional village of Mollepata (2950 m) where we have the breakfast. From Mollepata we are going to continue our trip to Challacancha, Where we start the trekking to Soraypampa Camp site. On this place, we have our lunch and our overnight. After the lunch, probably we go to a beautiful lake called Humantay, this depends of the weather where we can see incredible landscape like snow mountains.

Day 02: Soraypampa - Salkantay Mountain Pass and Lake - Collpapampa.

After breakfast, we start the trekking 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 snowslide, after this we are going to descend to Huayracmachay site where we have our lunch with short break, then we are trekking to Chaullay (2920 m.s.n.m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Collpapampa - La Playa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes.

Our activity will begin at 6:00 am, this day we are going to walk for 7 hours approximately to arrive to Playa. On the way we will see waterfalls, fruit trees, a flora variety, the coca plantations, varieties of orchids and birds, if we’re lucky we’ll 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 Hydroelectric. Then we take a train to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive to this town, the staffs of hotels wait us. At night, we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 6:30p.m approximately.

Note: The Day 3 we are continuing since Hidroelectrica until Aguas Calientes by train, because the trail woulb be long and tired for each one.

Day 04: Visit to Machu Picchu and Back to Cusco.

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 in Cusco.

  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Soraypampa (walking star point)
  • 4 person sleeping tents (we only put 2 in each tent) very spacious
  • Foam mats to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance to Machupicchu plus Salkantay
  • Accommodation ( 2 nights in tent and 1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes)
  • Cargo Mules (For first and second day to carry the all-camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
  • Specialist chef
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
  • Daily snacks (1, 2 and 3 days)
  • water for grooming
  • Train tickets: Day 3 From Hidrolectrica to Aguas Calientes and the Day 4 From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • Transport from la Playa to Llucmabamba.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way)
  • Basic touristic Hotel in 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, which normally are not included by companies.

  • the Entrance ticket for the Salkantay Trail + Humantay Lake
  • bus ticket (Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu)
  • the Transport from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes
  • Train from Hidroelecrica to Aguas Calientes
  • Train who depart at 12:30 or 18:20 for last day (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.
  • 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.


Shared Tour

Estudent Adult
$ 480 USD $ 430 $ 500 USD $ 450

Departure Dates:

August: 13,16,18,20,21,22,25,27,29
September: 01,02,04,05,06,07,08,09,11,14,15,16,24
October: 04,07,16,23,27,29
November: 02,05,06,20,23

If you have another date for the tour, do not worry just book to open a departure.

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.


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.


How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:


It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.


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Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.


You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.


Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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