Salkantay Trek Peru Classic Tour

5 Days & 4 Nightsstarting from US $750 per person


Authentic Camping Experience trought Salkantay Trek

Among all the treks leading to the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 days trek is the second most referred to by adventurers eager to explore the mountains, and willing to cover long distances in a day hike. Its 75 km (46.6 miles) distance will take you through the mountains of the Vilcabamba range to the highest point of the route at 4,630 m (15,190 ft.) where you will delight in the majestic Salkantay mountain with its imposing ice walls that contrast with the greenery of the fields and the turquoise-blue lagoons that surround it, towards the cloud forest with lush vegetation, entering the valley of the Vilcabamba towards the citadel of Machu Picchu.

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 days is one of the 25 world’s best trekking activities listed by National Geographic as it combines hiking, cultural, and Incan archaeology throughout its entire length, a wide variety of microclimates and of course the historical background of the Incan civilization involved in the area. The name of this Amazing route is due to the Salkantay snow-capped mountain, considered sacred by the Andean people, who presumably made offerings at the time of passing next to this mountain. In the past, this route was used by Andean traders who went upwards to reach the other side of the mountain range to exchange products, as this road connects the Apurimac and Vilcanota valleys.

Trip Details


  • Life the authentic camping experience to the fullest.
  • Visit the blue-turquoise Humanity lagoon on our first day of adventure.
  • The adventure on one of the world’s top 25 treks.
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Salkantay Mountain at the highest point on the route.
  • Experience a wide range of microclimates, from the Andes tundra to lush cloud forests.
  • Suitable camping equipment to stay overnight in the mountains.
  • Best trekking food, catering to vegetarians, vegans, or any restrictions and allergies food.
  • Discover Machu Picchu’s mysteries on our last day of adventure.


Route Map

Classic Salkantay Trek 5 Days

Salkantay Mt. is Known as the Savage Mountain, the Guard of the Jungle, and the Sacred City.

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu will take you to the Peruvian highland, exploring the andes and stunning landscapes, remote villages, local farmlands, formidable Inca sites, exuverant vegetation. explore de Vilcanota mountain range hearing stories of the Incas, culture and discover Machu Picchu, ¨The lost Inca city¨. Don't miss the chance to explore and live a life time experience with Kuntur Peru Travel.

Trip Overview

Our adventure along the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu begins with hotel pick up and then embark on our private transport to the trailhead; the trail leads to the highest point of the route to the Salkantay pass at 4,630 m / 15,190 ft. a cold and windy place, but with panoramic views of the Salkantay mountain, from where the trail descends into the cloud forest, remote villages can be seen on the way along the Salkantay basin. From Lucmabamba, the trail continues uphill to reach the Inca site of Llactapata from where you can see the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu, the road descends to the Vilcanota valley to the hydroelectric plant; the last part of the trek is by train to the city of Machu Picchu. The fifth day of adventure is about exploring, discovering, and learning the mysteries of the marvelous citadel of Machu Picchu.

Do you feel that our 5-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is strenuous and challenging for you? Take a look at the Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu 5-day tour, or the Inca quarry trek to Machu Picchu instead. These are other extraordinary alternative treks you may be interested in.

A glimpse of our Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Limatambo – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Soyroqocha.

4:30 am Pick up from your hotel, and we will hike up to Humantay lagoon, We get back and continue the journey toward Salkantaypampa for lunch, and then we continue to our campsite at Soyrococha close to Salkantay mountain, today we hike 11 km/ 6.83 miles of distance, and about 6 hours hiking.

Day 2  Soyroqocha – Wayraq Machay – Collapa Pamba Camp.

Today we will hike for about 6 hours in total, uphill from the campsite to Salkantay pass, then continue downhill for two hours to Wayraqmachay, after lunch, two and a half hours downhill to our campsite at Collpapampa.

Day 3  Collpapampa – Sahuayaco – Lucma Bamba Camp.

We leave Collapapampa, following the Valley to Sahuayaco Village on a 6-hour hike, from where we continue one more hour to Lucmabamba campsite. Today you will hike about 15 km (9.32 miles) of distance.

Day 4  Lucmabamba – Llactapata site – Hidroelectric statio – Aguas Calientes town.

Today is the longest day on the Salkantay trek, from the campsite uphill for 3 hours, then downhill to the hydroelectric station, then following the valley toward Aguas Calientes town, it is about 17 km / 10.5 miles total distance.

Day 5  Discovering Machu Picchu citadel – back to Cusco.

Take the Machu Picchu bus up to the citadel, take time getting your photos, then start the three-hour guided tour, exploring the whole site. In the afternoon, board the train back to Ollantaytambo station, then private transport back to Cusco City. 

What to expect

  • All transportation to destination locations
  • A visit to Humantay lake on day one
  • Walk over the Andean scenic highlands grass land.
  • Authentic camping experience near Salkantay Mountain.
  • Explore Salkantay Pass and see the turquoise lagoon.
  • The astonishing views of the highest mountain peaks.
  • Suitable camping equipment for overnight in the mountains.
  • Best trekking food, catering to vegetarians, vegans, or any food.
  • Discover Machu Picchu’s mysteries on the last day of adventure.

Degree of difficulty

The Salkantay trek is rated as a demanding or challenging activity, considering the high altitudes, length of walking, and 6th strenuous summits difficulty; it is suggested to have a multi-day trekking experience hiking at altitude terrain and acclimatizes at least two days before the trekking. This trekking experience can be done year-round, however, you will have a better experience during the dry season. (March – November)

Why you should go with us

  • Kuntur Peru Travel is a fully locally owned tour operator and certified travel company with all licenses to operate Inca trail tours and alternative treks.
  • Experience is the key! Long tracking record tour guides, graduated from the university and recognized institutes of Cusco city.
  • We deliver our tour services with safety standards, ethics, and responsibility; we rely on the opinions of our travelers.
  • Book and travel! Your trip is confirmed once you book the tour service; we don’t transfer the service to other tour groups. So that you book with us, you go with us.
  • Quality of services is our personal motto, so we provide both as small groups, no more than 8 pp., and private tour services.
  • No hidden charges! You pay the cost of your trip with all services included as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Tailor-made tours and customizable experiences to the needs of our travelers.
  • Our guides are natives of Cusco city, fluent English speaking, friendly, and great storytellers.
  • Our management center is located in Cusco city. Therefore, we have everything in control nearby.


The itinerary below has been designed according to technical criteria based on the experiences of expert trekking guides who have hiked the 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu for years; the timings are average to a regular trekker under favorable conditions. However, this may vary depending on physical preparation, health, age, weather conditions during the hike, and the number of participants in the group. In addition, lunch spots and campsites may change consequently to adapt to the circumstances and needs of the group.

Day 1 Cusco – Soraypampa – Salkantay pampa – Soyroqocha

Our Adventure Starts from Cusco or the Sacred Valley. We will pick you up from your lodging at about 4.5 a.m. to embark on a two-hour drive to Mollepata, a small town upon the mountains in Limatambo Valley; on the way, we’ll have the chance to visit Tarahuasi, an archaeological site remaining us that Incas built palaces and temples in sacred sites; beautiful walls, tall trapezoidal niches, and a rectangular platform are decorating the main religious enclosure.

At Mollepata, we’ll stop to buy supplies in case we forget to take them for our adventure, This is the last site where we will find shops, after that, we will continue driving an extra hour onward to Soraypampa 3,880 m/ 12,726 ft. Where we will have our first breakfast and from where the hiking will begin. From Soraypampa takes about 2 hours uphill to see the Humantay Lake located at 4,500 m/ 14,760 ft. It is a beautiful lake settled at the foothill of Humantay snow-capped mountain.

After having explored and enjoyed the stunning views of the mountains and the lake, we will catch the way back down to Soraypampa, where we will take a short break before we continue on 1.5 hours to our lunch spot at Salkantaypampa a great place to enjoy our lunch enjoying the views of Salkantay Mt. After Lunch, the hike continues upwards to our first campsite following a switchback trail and crossing a small stream to reach Soyruqocha campsite located at 4,450 m / 14,596 ft, very close to Salkantay snow-capped Mountain.

The arrival at the campsite comes together with happiness because you will have overcome the tough part of the Salkantay trek, later on, we will enjoy our tea time which consists of having a cup of hot chocolate, milk, or coffee, popcorn, biscuits, a variety of tea, and right shortly after we will have our dinner, after that, we will go to our tents for a nice dream.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Hiking Distance
    11 km/ 6.83 miles.

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hrs. approx.

  • Highest elevation
    4,450 m / 14,596 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    4,450 m / 14,596 ft.

Day 2 Soyroqocha – Wayraqmachay – Collpa pampa

Today you will be awakened with a freshly brewed tea or infusion of coca tea at your tend. Soyrococha is the highest camping spot on the Salkantay route, but a unique site since you will stay facing the Snow-capped mountains so that you will have the chance to see the stunning view of Sunrise at Salkantay Mountain peak; then, we will enjoy our breakfast while enjoying the fascinating views of mountains surrounding us, after breakfast we will catch the way that goes upwards to Salkantay Pass at 4,632 m/ 15,193 ft. on 1.5-hour hiking distance from the campsite.

We believe that it is best to hike up to Soyrococha on day one to stay away from crowds. Once we arrive at Salkantay Pass, we will have a breathtaking view of the Salkantay mountain; we will have time to explore around, see the Salkantay turquoise lagoon, and perform an Andean ceremony honoring the mountain (Apus). Then, we will catch the way two hours downhill to Wayraqmachay for Lunch; then, we will continue for three more hours to the second campsite at Lucmabamba 2,750m / 9,020ft., located in the cloud forest.

Along the way downhill from Wayraqmachay, we will be hiking through the lush high jungle, entering a different ecosystem typical of the highland, a warmer and humid environment proper for orchids, moss, ferns, lichens, bromeliads, and native flowers, so then a wide variety of birds.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    18 km/ 11.18 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hours approx.

  • Highest elevation
    4,632 m / 15,193 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    2,750m / 9,020ft.

Day 3 Collpa pampa – Sahuayaco – Lucma Bamba

To begin our third day of adventure, we will wake you up with morning tea; then, our chef will invite you to enjoy a delicious breakfast in our dining tent, today the trail goes alongside the Sahuayaco River across the high jungle and cloud forest, the path is uneven, undulating, but easier than the previous days, we will have the chance to see farmlands of native fruits as avocado, banana plantations, coffee plantation, and granadilla a family of passion fruit.

After 5-hour hiking in the forest, passing Through small streams, waterfalls, and local farms, we arrive at our lunch spot at Sahuayaco Village; then, we continue on the road for one more hour to our campsite at Lucmabamba (2,050m/ 6,724 ft.) Later, we will have a short exploration of the coffee farms and have a coffee demonstration right next to our camping spot. During this visit will learn about organic coffee production, you will be able to harvest coffee beans and then make your coffee process. Later on, we will enjoy our dinner.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    15 km/ 9.32 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hours approx.

  • Highest elevation
    2,750 m / 9,020 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    2,050m/ 6,724 ft

Day 4 Lucma Bamba – Llaqta pata – Hydroelectic – Aguas Calientes town

The fourth day of hiking in the Salkantay route will be challenging since this is the longest day we will have to reach Aguas Calientes town.

After breakfast, we will hike 3 hours uphill to Llaqtapata an archeological site located facing Machu Picchu Citadel far in the distance, using our binocular we will be able to see part of the precincts of the Machu Picchu Citadel, from Llaqtapata we will continue two hours downhill to Hidro Electric train station for lunch.

In the afternoon, the journey continues on a path alongside the railway tracks for three more hours to Aguas Calientes town. This is the route that the renowned American explorer Hiram Bingham took, rediscovering Machu Picchu citadel.

Upon reaching Aguas Calientes, we will accommodate you in an ensuite hotel room. Aguas Calientes is a small town that thrives on tourism and also offers its thermo medicinal springs, where you can spend the evening taking a dip in the fresh waters of the hot springs and relaxing after an arduous hiking day.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    17 km / 10.5 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    7 – 8 Hrs. Approx

  • Highest elevation
    2,850 m / 9,348 ft.

  • Lodging
    3* Hotel

Day 5 Machu Picchu discovery – Back to Cusco city

After a long hike through the Salkantay route, we will finally have the chance to enjoy the day exploring Machu Picchu Citadel; after breakfast, your trekking guide will take you to embark on 25 min bus ride on the zigzagging road to the entrance of Machu Picchu Citadel, we will eventually enter the historical Sanctuary showing the passports and entrance tickets, your guide will lead you to take some of the epic pictures with Machu Picchu city and mountains in the background.

After a photographic tour at the lookout point, your guide will bring you to explore, interpreting the history from an archeology and Incan architecture point of view, after three hour guided tour, you will have enough time for more pictures and further exploration.

After we have done with the tour, we will leave to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town to enjoy your last lunch (on your own) waiting for the time to embark on the train back to Ollantaytambo station, where our transportation awaits to take us back to the hotel in Cusco City or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Please note, if you are considering climbing either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, it should be after the tour; the availability will depend on the spaces for that date. For more info, see the Huayna Picchu option. 

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.


Salkantay Trek 5D Includes


  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Soraypampa.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu on day 5.
  • Expedition train service to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.


  • 3 Nights camping outdoors.
  • Lodging at Aguas Calientes town. Hotel 3*


  • 4 Days Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Every day water to fill up your bottles.
  • Dinner at Machu Picchu town.
  • Everyday snack.

All entrance fees for the trip

  • Ancascocha route permits.
  • Inca Trail Permits.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees.

Camping Equipment

  • 4-man Sleeping tent for two people.
  • Foam mattress.
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent.
  • Packable table and sits.
  • Backpack cover and Rain poncho.
  • Duffle back to carry 7kg of extra clothing.
  • All kitchen items for the trip.

Trekking crew menbers

  • English-speaking local Tour Guide.
  • Guide assistant for 8+ participants
  • Trekking Chef.
  • Muleteers
  • Pack of horses to carry the equipment

Extras & Safety items

  • Walkie talkie
  • Small oxygen bottle.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Additional Pillow.
  • Extra Blanket

The trek does not include

  • Trekking poles for rent
  • Sleeping bags for rent
  • Inflatable mattress for rent
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Additional activity
  • Last Lunch at Aguas Calientes town.
  • Gratitudes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any personal expenses


The pricing below is subject to a new Peruvian law governing the employment of porters, and muleteers on Salkantay Trek. These changes are expected to substantially raise the cost of operating Inca Trail tours for all accredited tour companies. 

$790.00 per person Price based on 8 ppl in the group

  • Price for 2 trekkers: 1100.00 USD per person
  • Price for 3-4 trekkers: 990.00 USD per person
  • Price for 5-6 trekkers: 890.00 USD per person
  • Price for 7-8 trekkers: 790.00 USD per person


Students have benefits traveling in Peru! Museums, tourist tickets, archaeological sites, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, and more. Get discounts by presenting your International Student Identity Card (ISIC); students under the age of 17 and children do not need the ISIC. To apply for a discount, email us with a copy of the ISIC and passport at the time of booking for a trek or tour to

We will be glad to help you.

  • Student discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$ 25.00
  • Students from 12 to 17 years. US$ 30.00 Discount
  • Children from 5 to 12 years. US$ 30.00 Discount


Good offer! The prices of items set in the following list are adjusted for the Salkantay trek 5-day tour. However, for a group booking 8+ hikers, we will consider a discount on the price of an item.

  • Set of pro trekking poles – US$25.00 available to rent
  • Sleeping bag – US$30.00 available to rent
  • Inflatable mattress  – US$ 30.00 available to rent
  • Single Tent – US$50.00 available to rent
  • Foam mattress – included in the tour service


The Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains are additional hikes within the Machu Picchu citadel; these admission tickets are subject to availability since they are usually sold out quickly.

  • Huaynapicchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.

Round trip Expedition train service is included on the Quarry trek, we go to board the train at Ollantaytambo train station. However, there is a chance to upgrade the train service, it requires advance booking. 

  • Vistadome Train service (one-way trip): USD 75.00 additional per person
  • 4 Stars Hotel at Macchu Picchu town: USD 70.00 additional per person
  • Cusco City tour: USD 80 per person, if booked together with this tour
  • Sacred Valley tour: USD 125 per person, if booked together with this tour

Groups booking


From USD 750.00 per person. 8+ up to 12 participants in the group.  Please note advance booking is required.

We reward your preference! More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as walking tours in Cusco City, discounts on items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at

Details on Equipment

We care about the safety and satisfaction of our adventurers during the trekking tours, Kuntur Peru provides the best quality items for outdoor adventures, igloo-type tents resistant to snow and heavy rain are perfect for camping in the mountains, branded inflatable mattresses and trekking poles, first aid kid and oxygen bottle to prevent high altitude sickness. Safety is our main priority in every trekking activity.

  • Thermarest inflatable mattresses 1.5 inches thick.
  • Four-season tent (Eureka K-2 tx) for two people.
  • Adjustable Black Diamond, Leky, or Branded Trekking Poles.
  • Expeditions train service. Standard windows at the sides and ceiling, additional front table.
  • Vistadome train service. With panoramic windows and ceilings, snack service, and a dance show on board included.
  • We provide 3* hotel rooms in Machu Picchu town if you want a private bedroom, select single accommodation when booking for an additional cost.

Trip Info

Weather on trek
Hiking through the Quarry trek is a very high-altitude activity, therefore, the weather may be cold and unpredictable. The nights on this trek are usually around 14 F. / -10 C. And in the early mornings of the dry season, during the day, it can get quite warm if the sun is out, anywhere from 60-75F/15-24C. Keep in mind that if the weather is rainy or cloudy, it will be windy and colder, and it may change instantaneously, particularly when going up at the high-altitude passes; as with any high-altitude hike, you should bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and conditions as well as appropriate sun/rain protection.

Pre-departure notes

It is highly recommended to spend at least two days before any trekking activity acclimating to the altitude in the Andes; drinking enough water and avoiding heavy meals also help you to adapt quickly to the environment. Cusco is an Andean city located at 3,399 m. / 11,151 ft. We suggest doing short day tours in and around the city.

It is imperative to attend the pre-trek briefing a day before the scheduled date of the trip, usually set at 17:00 hrs. See the itinerary instructions section of the tour and its details. For additional information, speak directly to your trekking guide.

Note on Itinerary

The current itinerary described accurately expresses the trekking activities we offer. However, please, notice that due to some circumstances occasionally turns beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, strikes, and others that may force us to deviate from our original plan, in which case, we will provide you with the best alternative option available, so then you won’t miss the wonderful experience.

Note on Price

Please note. All our trekking tours, and the Inca trail tours, include a duffle bag, which means you can take additional clothing with your sleeping bag and mattress for the trek; these must be 7 kg/14 pounds max weight.

All Inca trail trekking tours are run with a pack of a trekking team (our porters), who are appointed to carry all camping equipment during the hike; the number of porters in the group is accordingly to the number of travelers booked for the tour; for more details see Inca Trail FAQs.

Camping accommodation on the trek is based on double occupancy per tent.

Accommodation in towns is at 3* hotels; Twin-bed room (matrimonial if requested), triple occupancy in case of families or friends; the single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.

Trip Payment Schedule
At the time of booking, you must be paid 30% of the total cost of the tour; this will allow us to make the corresponding reservation and purchase some tickets that may be sold out rapidly. A month before the departure date, the balance must be paid or upon your arrival in Cusco city, the 70% left of the final balance must be paid fully.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule

  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $130 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.

Gratuities for the trekking crew

One of the greatest ways to express your gratitude to your trekking crew for everything they do to help you to make your adventure trip is by tipping. This is a tradition of years since the beginning of the tourism industry in our region, a personal appreciation based on the team’s effort during your adventure experience. Giving gratuities might not be customary in your country, however, it’s of the utmost importance to those who will be taking care of you during the trip. Tipping inspires excellent service and is an ingrained feature in the tourism industry on many Kuntur Peru Travel destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you wish, depending on your perception of the quality and length of your trip. Remember, tipping is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Usually, participants in a group gather the tipping money for the guides, porters, and cooks; you can either do it individually, or your trekking guide will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Tipping your tour guide is more personal and should be decided based on your relationship, quality, and length of service with them and is done separately from the group or could be done individually, this generally happens once you end the tour at Machu Picchu Citadel or Machu Picchu town.

Porters: Each porter $20 – $40 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all the group or participants)

Trekking Chef: $35 – $70 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all groups or participants)

Trekking guide: The amount is an entirely more personal preference, however, as a guideline, $40 -80 USD per person can be used.





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  • Come across and feel safe exploring the 5 days of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with us with suitable camping gear and experienced trekking guides.
  • Experience one of the ten top trekking worldwide recognized with Kuntur Peru Travel, a direct & official local tour operator in Cusco.
  • Enjoy the natural and scenic beauty of the inter-Andean valleys and highland landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Incas interpreted by your expert tour guide, and explore the most unbelievable archeological sites throughout the trail.
  • The 5 Days Salkantay Trek expedition service is a unique experience; ideally for adventurers and history lovers, A pathway with astounding views and landscapes, flawless for photography.
  • Three nights camp outdoors surrounded by mountains and starry sky views; stay a night in Aguas Calientes town previous your tour to Machu Picchu.
  • Spot Andean wildlife in its natural habitat and diverse ecosystems. As well as Llamas and Alpacas wandering at the Inca sites.
  • More than a hike, the 5-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is a self-motivating adventure and a cultural experience in connection with nature.
  • Explore Machu Picchu citadel, and get first-hand information from our expert local tour guides.

TRIP Checklist

Salkantay trek 5-day journey requires a good trekking backpack, we recommend bringing a 25L capacity trekking daypack to carry your personal items for a day hike, larger backpack capacity are not allowed to take into Machu Picchu citadel. Here we showcase a basic list of essential items you should bring for your trip


For Salkantay Trek, you must carry at most a 30L capacity trekking day backpack to carry your items for a day hike on the adventure trip, as it’s not allowed to enter Machu Picchu citadel with larger capacity backpacks. Here we showcase a basic list of essential items you should carry in your day pack.

  • Valid Passport. Verify your passport won’t expire at the time of the trip.
  • Sunscreen; at least 35+ fps protection is recommended.
  • Sun hat.
  • Rain jacket. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable.
  • Extra water bottle.
  • Insect repellant
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Cameras.
  • Personal First Aid kid
  • Roll paper/ Toiletries
  • Personal Snacks
  • Torch or headlamp, and extra batteries
  • Power bank
  • Trekking poles


It will be given to you at the pre-trek briefing a day before the departure. Please, note that 7 Kg / 15 pounds is the maximum weight. Both the sleeping bag and the foam mattress are 3 kg / 6.5 pounds in weight, which means the 4 kg left must be your clothing and personal items. The duffel bags will go straight to the campsite, then they will be given back to you at the campsite. For the 4-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu, we have a checklist of items you should bring.

  • Sleeping back (available for rent)
  • Extra clothing (trekking pants)
  • At least 3 extra pairs of socks
  • Extra T-shirts at least 4
  • Thermal pant
  • Warm jacket
  • Extra wool socks
  • Small personal towel
  • Dry bag
  • Bathing suite
  • Sandals
  • Down jacket
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Warm clothes.
  • Sweater or flees

Trip Accommodation

Camping Equipment

Kuntur Peru guarantees comfort and safety in all our adventure trips, our camping equipments are suitable for hiking trips in the high Andean mountains.

Enjoy the nights in our exclusively designed camping gear along every route we offer, you will spend the night in spacious four-season camping tents for two people, branded camping gear such as North Face, Black diamond, Eureka, and others; our trekking poles are lightweight aluminum material, adjustable and suitable for hiking in the mountains, sleeping pads Therma Rest trek and travel series; each of our hikers get additionally a foam mattress and small pillow to enjoy the overnights in tent.

Have the ultimate adventure experience with Kuntur Peru Travel. Trek with us, and live the adventure now!


All our adventure experiences, other than the 4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, have as our destination Aguas Calientes town, where you will spend one night prior to visiting Machu Picchu citadel, for which we have selected standard 3 * hotels for your stay, these are hotels of prestige and quality that guarantee us comfort and good service to all our adventurers. However, we are also willing to provide superior quality hotels, as long as our travelers request it.

  • 3* Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotels & suites: standard room with private bath.
  • 4*hatun inti boutique: suite room with private bath.
  • 5* Machu Picchu Pueblo by Inca Terra: Superior
  • 3*
  • 4*
  • 5* Tambo Del Inca Urubamba: Superior room with private bath.
  • 3*Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel
  • 3* Los Portales Hotel
  • 4* Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Palacio del Inka by Libertador
  • 5* Monasterio Hotel by Belmond
  • 3*Pakarytampu Hotel
  • 4*Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection
  • 5* Rio Sagrado by Belmond
  • 3* Prisma hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 4* Jose Antonio Hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 5*Palacio Del Inca, luxury collection Hotel: Superior room with Private bath.



  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Meet our experienced local guides, English and Spanish speaking
  • Private transportation to all sites in and out of the Cusco city center.
  • Detailed guided tour in Qoricancha (the sun temple), about an hour of exploration.
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman, the megalithic constructions site
  • Guided tour at Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
  • 4 to 5 hours total tour, during which you’ll learn about the Origin and history of Incan culture.
  • Take advantage of taking photos at Inca sites, guides are also skillful at taking photos.
  • Door-to-door transportation service, unless you request drop-off at a specific point in the city.


  • Passport
  • Warm clothes. Cusco’s weather is cold and windy at evenings
  • Day pack / Tote bag
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Peruvian Soles in cash

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