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Trip Overview

7 Days
• 6 nights in luxury lodges
Trek Grade
• 7 days MODERATE to STRENUOUS trekking
Max. Altitude
• 15,213 feet / 4,638 meters on the Salkantay Pass

Trip Dates

The Salkantay Luxury Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu is arranged in conjunction with Mountain Lodges of Peru. Group departures are planned to depart every week from March through December. Please contact us to check on availability for the dates you wish to travel.

Trip Price

March 1 to March 31 & November 1 to December 14: $3630.00​
April 1 to October 31 & December 15 to December 31: $3990.00​
Single room supplement: 50% of the trip cost if singles requested, 25% of the trip cost if willing to share but forced into singles


  • Mountain Lodges of Peru
  • Diverse & Challenging Salkantay Inca Trail
  • Expert Guides
  • Andean Cuisine

Your story begins with a dream of visiting Machu Picchu. The dream comes alive during a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the ultimate lodge-to-lodge trek along the Salkantay Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

This is an exploration of a sacred haven of the Incas as much as a physical, cultural and spiritual journey of transformation. The pristine natural beauty that envelops you throughout the 7 days of the trip, takes you through 15 unique ecosystems, and will inspire you to challenge yourself, as you navigate changing altitudes and varied terrain. Along the route you encounter picturesque hamlets populated by Andean families, who maintain centuries-old traditions, while you simultaneously witness environmental and social initiatives created to maintain the integrity of their culture and improve the quality of life.

The warm Mountain Lodges of Peru staff and their enchanting lodges welcome you at the end of each day. Innovative Andean cuisine and mountain-luxury amenities help to restore both body and mind as you continue your adventure, following in the footsteps of the Incas. This is your journey, a chance to create your own amazing story.

Welcome to The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu!

The Salkantay Luxury Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu is part of our Worldwide Adventure Tours Series and arranged in conjunction with Mountain Lodges of Peru. Group departures are planned to depart every week from March through December. Please contact us to check on availability for the dates you wish to travel, to ask any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.

Day 1: Trek from Cusco to Salkantay Lodge. 12,690 feet / 3,869 meters. 6 hour trek.
Day 2: Day hike to Humantay Lake. 4 hour hike. Salkantay Lodge.
Day 3: Cross the Salkantay Pass at 15,213 feet / 4,638 meters. 6 to 8 hour hike. Wayra Lodge.
Day 4: Descending into the Cloud Forest. 9,414 feet / 2,870 meters. 3 to 4 hour trek. Colpa Lodge.
Day 5: Following the Santa Teresa River Valley. 7,003 feet / 2,135 meters. 5 to 6 hour trek. Lucma Lodge.
Day 6: Machu Picchu from the Llactapata Pass. 6,232 feet / 1,900 meters. 4 to 6 hour trek. Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 7: Visit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.

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