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Slakantay Trek to the Machu Picchu

4 Days hike to slakantay mountain and to the machu Picchu

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South AmericaPeru3 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

Top of the salkantay and the Machu Picchu

The rain sometime was hard

Itinerary Overview

This amazing trek lasted 4 days and start from Cusco. In the first two days we climbed the salkantay mountain, the ascent was tough but the view in the end was priceless - the incredible mountain and the whole valley we're breathtaking. You need to take it slow because it's goes high and the altitude could be difficult, but no worries it's worth it! Then, from the mountain we started go down until we saw the landscape changes to jungle and the acclimate become hot and humid. We slept in a camping next to a beautiful river and got closer to the Machu Picchu. The third day wasn't that hard, mostly walking on the jungle on a flat road and we finished at hot and cold swimming pools park. From there we walked to Aguas Calientes- the closet town to the Machu Picchu. We slept in a hotel and the next morning- we started very early to climb the stairs who leads to the Machu Picchu itself. We spend 3 hours there with a guide, exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the Inca most important place. It was an amazing experience. 

  • 3 Nights: Salkantay Trek
    It's an amazing trek
  • Day trip: Machu Picchu
    One of the Seven Wonders of the World

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?


  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    It was raining sometimes

  • How was the food?

    The food of the cookers from the agency was really good

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Bring rain coat and mosquito repellent

  • Transportation Tips?

    We did the trek with an agency from Cusco - Machu Picchu reservation and they took us to the starting point

  • Any surprises?


  • Booking details?

    Book your tickets to the Machu Picchu before, and if you do it with the agency they will book it for you. The whole trek cost us 180 us dollars per person for 4 days including the tickets .