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We are Salkantay Trekking

We are trusted for our professional, efficient, and friendly services. Because we only focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu, we have developed the optimal routes and services to suit your needs perfectly. With a focus on exploration, cultural immersion and personal achievement, our adventure travel packages will challenge and inspire you as you bond with other like-minded travelers who share a love for exploring new places and cultures.

Salkantay Trekking is one of Peru's Leading Tour Operators

Explore the Inca heartlands: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
Enjoy the Inca Trail, one of the most scenic and well-known treks in the world.
Hike through stunning mountain scenery along the Salkantay Trek.

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What Makes Us Unique?

There's a reason why so many people recommend our adventure holidays.

Locally Owned & Operated

Our owner and all of our staff are local to Peru and care about its environment, people and culture

Legally Licensed

We are the operators! We are a licensed Tour Company. There is no middleman on a trip with us!

Unforgettable Experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

Expert Local Guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

Small Groups

Average groups of 12; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

Locally Owned & Operated

Our owner and all of our staff are local to Peru and care about its environment, people and culture

Legally Licensed

We are the operators! We are a licensed Tour Company. There is no middleman on a trip with us!

Unforgettable Experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

Expert Local Guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

Small Groups

Average groups of 12; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

Our Best Selling Trek

Looking for an Adventure Trip of a Lifetime? You’ve come to the right place!

Not sure which trek to choose? The 5 Day Salkantay Trek is our most popular package. Like the Inca Trail, it gets you to Machu Picchu. But the journey is far more exciting! Hike through mountains and jungles, alongside rivers and crystal-clear lakes, all the while enjoying a luxury camping experience in our Sky Camp, Andean Huts, and Jungle Domes.

Classic Salkantay Trek

5 Days Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in Cusco, Peru and it is undoubtedly the best alternative route to experience the original Inca paths. Its highest point is a high pass of over 4700m near the magnificent glacier-clad peak of Salkantay. From here you descend in spectacular fashion to the vertiginous valleys of the subtropics.

Night in our exclusive glass-topped Sky Camp in Soraypampa. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu!
Day 1

Soraypampa - Humantay Lake - Sky Camp

Trail to the Apu Salkantay - Salkantay Pass
Day 2

Salkantay Pass - Huaracmachay - Chaullay - Andean Huts

Inca Jungle Activities - Coffee Tour Lucmabamba
Day 3

Collpapampa - La Playa - Lucmabamba - Jungle Domes

First view of Machu Picchu from Llactapata Archeaological Site
Day 4

Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Day 5

Machu Picchu, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

All Included

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Professional Guides
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Trekking Cook
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Machu Picchu Ticket
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Duffle Bag
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Exclusive Campsites
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5 Days 4 Nights
Starting from US$460
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The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in Cusco and it is undoubtedly the best alternative route to experience the original Inca paths.

This trek takes you through many different types of landscapes. You will have the best opportunity to see the typical Andean landscape up to the snowcapped mountains, down to the tropical forests and finally even venture into the dense jungle. So, if you are thinking to do a hiking trip to Machu Picchu and...

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High Quality Service and Experience

The journey of a lifetime starts with a single step!

We are a passionate team of travel speciaslists who boast a reputation for delivering premium travel experiences to places like Salkantay Mountain, the Inca Trail, Choquequirao, Huchuy Qosqo, the Lares Trek and Rainbow Mountain. We know every individual is unique, which is why our travel specialists take the time to understand what kind of adventure you are looking to experience to ensure we deliver you the trip of a lifetime. We keep our tours small and environmentally conscious to ensure a high quality of service and experience. Our motto is: "Small Groups & Big Adventures."

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Exciting Treks in Peru

Here you will find the Best Alternative Trekking Adventures to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.

Do you want to experience other treks to Machu Picchu? Here are some exciting alternatives to the 5 Day Salkantay Trek. You’ll see many of the same breathtaking views in a way that may better fit with your schedule. After all, there’s so much to see in Peru! Each of our tours is operated by our certified and experienced guides who will take you along the world-famous Trek to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay trail and Inca Trail.

The Best of Both Worlds

Can’t decide between the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail? Why not do both?

These treks are listed as two of the top twenty-five treks in the world by National Geographic. While very doable, these back to back treks will challenge you in ways that you won’t even comprehend. But, when you reach the lost city of Machu Picchu you will be overcome by a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment as you walk amongst the ruins and look out over the drastic panorama that is Peru’s dense jungle.

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Experience the Best Trekking Routes in Peru

Take a look at some of our Suggested Itineraries and Best Alternative Treks in Peru beyond the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.

These excursions will show you a different side of Peru that is just as extraordinary and breathtaking! From biking and rafting through the Inca Jungle, to scrambling up the rocky face of Vinicunca, you won’t want to miss these opportunities. With us, you'll experience exceptional hospitality and personal attention to detail as our passionate and professional guides share the best parts of Peru with you: Ausangate, Huchuy Qosqo, Rainbow Mountain, Lares, Inca Jungle Trail, and Choquequirao.

Reasons to travel with us. Peru Adventures & Cusco Expeditions.

Why Book With Us?

Salkantay Trekking pioneered trek-based adventures over ten years ago, and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

Recharge your energies under the blue sky of the Andes. Enjoy our glass-topped Sky camps.
  • Expert Guides

    Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success. Read more...

  • Small Groups & Big Adventures

    Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour. Read more...

  • Our Experience

    With ten years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition. Read more...

  • Fantastic Meals

    The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance, and nutritive food along the trail, most of our meals are buffet with. Read more...

  • Environmental Sensitivity

    Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas. Read more...

  • Camping Equipment

    When renting a camping tent or renting a backpack from Salkantay Trekking Company, you are renting camping gear and backpacking. Read more...

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