Salkantay Luxury Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu

Experience The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in style.

ABOUT TRIP

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$3,990 High Season - April - Oct & December

$3,390 or 15% OFF During Low Season

Difficulty: Medium

This 7-day lodge to lodge trekking adventure will take you on a historic section of Inca trail through 15 different eco-systems, while you traverse a mountain pass over 15,000 feet, explore villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions and re-discover the mystical beauty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire.

This lodge to lodge trek allows travelers to combine the challenge of a mountain trek with the comfort and relaxation of quality lodging amidst a gorgeous, isolated setting. Discover the best of Peru’s Andean landscapes during this rewarding seven-day trek to Machu Picchu that winds through wonderful ruins, charming mountain villages, lush orchards, and dense forests. The entire journey is breathtaking, perfectly orchestrated to end with a bang at Machu Picchu, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and Peru’s most treasured historic site.

INTERACTIVE MAP WITH DESTINATIONS

DAY 1 – CUSCO TO SALKANTAY LODGE

Visit Inca ruins and the mountain village of Mollepata before embarking on your first trek on the Camino Real. Your destination: the welcoming Salkantay Lodge, named for the majestic peak at the head of the valley, where you’ll find jacuzzis, aperitifs, and a crackling fire in the fireplace.

Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (3,869 m/12,690 ft)

DAY 2 – HIKE TO LAKE HUMANTAY

Whet your appetite for trekking and scenery with an acclimatization hike from the lodge to glacier-fed Lake Humantay with views of Mt. Salkantay, a sacred mountain in Incan mythology.

Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (3,869 m/12,690 ft)

DAY 3 – CROSSING THE SALKANTAY PASS

Today’s the big day—we reach the trek’s highest point on the Salkantay Pass (4,638 m/15,213 ft). Take in views of snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range in every direction and the glaciated south face of Mt. Salkantay towering above.

Overnight: Wayra Lodge (3,906 m/12,812 ft)

DAY 4 – DESCENDING INTO THE CLOUD FOREST

We begin our descent along the Salkantay River, where warm air starts rising from the jungle, accompanied by colorful butterflies and striking orchids. At Colpa Lodge, we’ll be greeted with a Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian meal.

Overnight: Colpa Lodge (2,870 m/9,414 ft)

DAY 5 – FOLLOWING THE SANTA TERESA RIVER VALLEY

Today we hike through more populated rural areas, passing through banana, granadilla and avocado orchards. We’ll picnic by the river, and later tour a coffee plantation before arriving at Lucma Lodge, which is surrounded by its own avocado trees.

Overnight: Lucma Lodge (2,135 m/7,003 ft)

DAY 6 – FIRST VIEWS OF MACHU PICCHU FROM LLACTAPATA PASS

On our last trekking day, we hike along the Llactapata Pass and come upon a distant but spectacular view of Machu Picchu Sanctuary from the southeast, a view few travelers ever get a chance to admire. Then we’ll make our way to the train bound for our ultimate destination: Machu Picchu.

Overnight: Aguas Calientes (1,900 m/6,232 ft)

DAY 7 – VISIT MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY

We will take an introductory two-hour guided tour of the ruins, after which we have the rest of the morning to explore the site on our own or hike the steep Huayna Picchu for expansive views.

Return to Cusco (3,360 m/11,021 ft)

Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets are subject to availability*

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