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Salkantay Treks Essential Information


Sallkantay Treks are very popular trek in Cusco – Peru. Located in the national prrk of Machu Picchu where the highest mountains of the region are located; its great biodiversity offers fantastic trekking destinations. This trek will pass traveller through High Andean valleys, glaciers pristine forest and old Inca archaeological centers. Therefore, it is certainly one of the great treks best meant for adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. This trail is rated as moderate and therefore can be undertaken by mountaineers and non-mountaineers with good state-of-health.

At Salkantay Treks, we arrange an exclusive Trekking tour of 3-days, 4-days, 5-days and 9-days for trekking lovers. You will start your journey from the city of Cusco and end in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. You will pass through many beautiful glaciers like, ice-cold rivers, picturesque mountain and tropical amazon area.


Our highest priority is to our guest and to provide them a superior level of service; this is what makes us Salkantay trek tour operator; we provide twin tent for our guest, we use very good quality of camping tents, air mattress, kitchen tend, dining room tent and portable toilet tent; our camping tens are 4 people capacity and we provided for two customers.

During the trekking we provide clean environments and hygienic food to keep you happy and healthy. Being one of the paramount destinations in the world, the Cusco region has many tourists, so the level of facilities are very high give; we provide accommodations from 3-star hotels to more in the town of Aguas Calientes depending upon your preference and needs.

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Being homeland of Peruvians it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. SUNRISE PERU TREK have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory.

They are trained and well certified by the Government of Peru. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Cusco and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs; therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.


We are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. For the trek is provide 1 assistance guide over 8 guests and the maximum number of guess are 12. Is needed strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, we provide 1.5 porter for every guest or one horse for every guess, depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 20 kg for porters.

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For Salkantay Treks is provided professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, Spanish, and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.


We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.


Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms


down vest, wind/rain proof over layer – jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping; Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)


From April to November is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Salkantay.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction.

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Trekking in Salkantay does not require past experience; though we have challenging route in Cusco compared to Salkantay our itinerary suggests walking comfortable distances.

Trekking in Salkantay always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes; demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.


If you are arriving a few days before the start of your trip, please be advised not to accept offers from people to visit specialty shops or to take guided tours. These people are not associated with SUNRISE PERU TREK and therefore we can’t be responsible for the service you receive from them. Your SUNRISE PERU TREK trip includes professional guides who will accompany you to all the sites mentioned in your itinerary.


Should you encounter any difficulties meeting your transfer from the airport to the starting hotel, depending on which country you are in you can contact a SUNRISE PERU TREK representative on the following:

  • Mauro Pedraza – Operations Manager
    Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
  • Henrry Chauca – Operations
    Mobile: +(51) 950 313131
  • Sharon Ovalle – SUNRISE PERU TREK Representatives Supervisor
    Mobile: +(51) 974 359484


While we hope you never have to use it, if for any reason you need to contact someone from SUNRISE PERU TREK, whether it be that you have missed a trip departure meeting, have become separated from your trip on the road or any other unforeseeable problem, the following options are available to you.

Cusco Office

Your best recourse to assistance during the day is to call our team between 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-4pm.
Telf: +51 84 237404

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact SUNRISE PERU TREK outside of the above hours the following number is available:
Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
Please remember if it is a genuine emergency, we of course want you to call us; however, if it can wait until the next day, we ask that you call during our office hours. Thank you.

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