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Challenge Salkantay Trek 3 Days

A wonderful trekking for well-trained trekkers; our 3-day "Challenge Salkantay Trek" takes you to Machu Picchu Inca citadel in a hard adventure

Challenge Salkantay Trek is rated as moderate to difficult adventure; it is suitable for those who wish to experience high Andes within a short span of time. Commencing from the Soraypampa Valley; it passes through high mountain pass to Machu Picchu with amazing views of snow-capped mountains and spectacular views of valleys beneath

Our Challenge Salkantay Trek; is one of the shorter treks to Machu Picchu designed for well-trained trekkers; and for those interested in authentic views of the Andes and the iconic Machu Picchu. This trek is situated in the National park of Machu Picchu in the southern Peru. The Challenge Salkantay Trek is a good trek offering cultural insights such as the Inca ruins along the trail and the Popular Machu Picchu declared recently as the new wonder of the world. The trek also offers a natural insights lake the splendid views of the Vilcabamba mountain range from which the Salkantay mountain (6,271m) is the highest. The trek also offers the great views of the two deepest canyons of the region: the Urubamba and the Apurimac.

3 Days / 2 Nights

From Cusco to Cusco
$ 470 Per Person
  • All Included


Trip Style

4650 M. / 15255 FT.

Max. Altitude




Activity Level

A typical day for Challenge Salkantay Trek

You will be woken up with a cup of tea in your store around 6.30 a.m., followed by a small bowl of warm water to wash. Before breakfast, put your gear in your duffle bag and go to enjoy your breakfast; it is carried by horses and you won’t have access until it arrives to the next camp. After a healthy breakfast, we’re usually on the trail around 7:00 a.m. Depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. We’ll walk for about 7-8 hours, then generally rest for lunch for about 1 hour. Some of our employees will walk forward and select an appropriate place to stop. The afternoon walk is usually a bit shorter and the camp is generally arriving between 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Once we get to camp and the kitchen is ready, afternoon tea will be brewed. From there until dinner, it’s time to rest or explore the surroundings. Dinner is generally served between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight and your water bottles in the dining room tent so they can be filled with boiling water. Trekking the nights give you some of the best memories of your walk, be it talking, playing cards, Chat with the crew or join the song and dance with the locals. A lot of The enjoyment of an expedition is on the journey itself.

Challenge Salkantay Trek Map

Challenge Salkantay Trek

Trek Location

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What will you see along the 3-day Challenge Salkantay Trek?

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Video for 3-day Challenge Salkantay Trek


This is a difficult question to answer since Peru has a variety of conditions. The best time is the dry season from May to November, and this is usually the period we recommend. But the walks are open all year.

While traveling through the Andes in Peru, some people will experience certain effects. If you plan to hike the Salkantay Trail, we recommend that you arrive 2-3 days before begins to trek to acclimatize; while that you can take day trips to Cusco.

Please, it is very important to fill the blanks in the attached reservation form, we’ll send you an email with true and updated information so that we can make your reservations with the correct and appropriate information

The briefing is very important because that is when you will meet your guide. At this meeting, your guide will provide you with important details about the hike. If you participate in Challenge Salkantay Trek, you will receive a duffle bag for your personal belongings

If you are concerned about the walk, you have the option of hiring an additional horse. The cost is US $ 60.00. You can only ride the first day; from Soraypampa (3800m) to the pass (4,650m) which is the hardest part of the Challenge Salkantay Trek.

Our guides are trained in case of illness. Unfortunately, it is illegal for us to provide you with altitude medicine, but we do our best to help you feel better in other ways. For example, we often make coca tea and the guides carry oxygen bottles with them. If you feel bad, you have the option to return to Cusco and join your group in the town of Aguas Calientes so as not to miss Machu Picchu. However, this will incur significant additional costs. You also have the option of using other means of transportation throughout the trek, such as: cars, horses and trains for a much lower cost.