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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days - TreXperience
5 days

Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days

From Cusco to Cusco
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  • Challenge yourself and hike the Salkantay Trail
  • Admire the serene natural beauty of the Sacred Valley
  • Celebrate your victory with 'that' photo of Machu Picchu
  • Trek through the picturesque scenery of the Andes


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake - Salkantaypampa (13km – 6hrs)
    Start point From your Hotel, Cusco, Cusco, Peru 04:30
    End point Back to your hotel, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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    Customer Reviews

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    • SG
      December 06, 2019
      Oliver has such a thorough knowledge of Incan history, it makes the experience much more meaningful
      Trip date: December 2019
    • JB
      December 04, 2019
      Edwin and the team did a great job all along. The gears, the meals, the people, everything was fantastic. We had a lot of fun, the trek was beautiful.
      Trip date: November 2019
    • Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days reviewer 3
      December 01, 2019
      Well orchestrated trip. They really try their best to make everyone happy. I fell sick in the middle of the trek (ikely due to a combination of the altitude and forgetting to avoid tap water when brushing teeth) but felt very well cared for, and was... Show more
      Trip date: November 2019
    • JL
      November 21, 2019
      The group was aided by two very top guides, Charly and Elvis, and supported by an amazing chef, Leo. There were 2 additional cooks and 2 porters. All support people knew how to keep the group moving well, including food choices (vegetarians will be very... Show more
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      Trip date: November 2019
    • YS
      November 18, 2019
      Our experience hiking the Salkantay was amazing. From the horse carriers to the incredible chef Lorenzo and the guide Charlie, everything was great!
      Trip date: October 2019
    • S
      November 14, 2019
      I found TreXpereince by chance and could not be happier with their service. I was with this team for a 5 day hike including Salkantay, Humantay Lake, and ultimately Machu Piccu. Everything about this team was excellent: from the beginning when I was... Show more
      Trip date: November 2019
    • BL
      November 10, 2019
      This trek was absolutely unbelievable! TreXperience provides such great service from the preparation meeting, to the transportation, to the food - everything was fabulous. Our guide Kevin was knowledgeable, friendly, and always kept us in high spirits... Show more
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      Trip date: November 2019
    • MR
      November 10, 2019
      Kevin was great, chefs Carmelo and Renee were fantastic and we couldn’t have done it without porters Roberto and Rosalio. Thank you!
      Trip date: October 2019
    • Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days reviewer 9
      October 28, 2019
      Informative, but it was a bit rushed. I don’t think I realized the time constraints would benson stringent. Walter is very knowledgeable about the history and the area.
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      Trip date: October 2019
    • LR
      October 16, 2019
      Summarizing the tour was great! Charly our guide was amazing! He told us so many different things about the environment, nature and culture of the Inkas. The Chefs did an absolutely unbelievable job! The food was fantastic every day! We never expected... Show more
      Trip date: September 2019



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    Frequently asked questions

      • How difficult is this trek?

        All our Trexperiences are designed so that they can be accomplished by trekkers of every ability. Some sections of the trek are challenging while others are much easier. Remember that nothing is impossible. Our guides are very experienced, they are used to accommodating groups of mixed abilities, and they will, of course, be there to help you. We advise that you exercise regularly prior to your trip and that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 days ahead of your trek to acclimatize to the altitude.

      • Where do I go to the bathroom on the hike?

        At TreXperience we have introduced the latest and finest Porta-potty toilets and hot showers on all our tours to maximize your trekking experience.

      • Whats the food like?

        TreXperience are proud of their highly talented chefs who never fail to cook up a delightful feast despite being in the middle of the Andean Mountains! All chefs specialize in Andean cuisine and are able to cater for all dietary requirements so please let us know in advance of your needs. All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are provided each day (except lunch on the final day) and the food is both delicious and plentiful. We guarantee the biggest foodies among you won’t fail to be impressed. We will keep those energy levels high with snacks each day and we make sure you have a tea/coffee every morning to wake up and every afternoon to unwind.

      • How much water do I need to bring?

        TreXperience will provide all the water you need from the first lunch to the last breakfast. This water is boiled, filtered and cooled and so it is perfectly safe to drink. You will need to bring water storage with you – either a camel bag or water bottle(s) – big enough for at least two liters of water. We also ask that you start your trek on the very first morning with your containers full of drinking water so you have enough water to last you until lunchtime. This is because the porters do not have enough time to get to the first breakfast site ahead of you and prepare the drinking water.

      • What are the absolute essentials?

        Valid, original Passport (a copy will not be accepted)
Valid, Student Card (if you booked as a student)
Immigration Card (given to you on the plane as you enter Peru)
Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in)
A good quality daypack (light, small and comfortable)
Water storage for at least 2 litres; either a camel bag or water bottle(s)

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        • For any tour departing before 6 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 6 February 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with TreXperience. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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