Salkantay Trail and Lake Titicaca

Trek the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu




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Holiday Overview


  • Tour the ancient city of Cusco and The Sacred Valley
  • Visit the fabulous floating Islands of Uros at Lake Titicaca
  • Fully supported trekking with our expert guides
  • Andean adventure in the heart of the Incan Empire

A magnificent trekking discovery of the ancient Incan Empire! Walking the quieter Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, this scenic journey starts at former Incan capital of Cusco and finishes on the waters of Lake Titicaca. Landing in Cusco, this vibrant city boasts an incredible combination of colonial and Incan grandeur. With a day to acclimatize, we explore Cusco before heading into the Sacred Valley to the start of our trek. A lesser-walked trail, we hike through Andean communities, across high mountain passes (Salkantaycasa 4600m) and through cocoa plantations, passing forgotten ruins along the way. With a short transfer by train to the village of Aguas Caliente, we spend a day at Machu Picchu to discover this most magnificent of Incan ruins. Rounding-off this Peruvian discovery is a journey to the Lake Titicaca. High on the Andean altiplano, divided between Peru and Bolivia, we take a visit to the traditional Uros Island communities and tour the waters of South America's largest lake. A fitting end to this epic walking holiday of Andean exploration.

Is this holiday for you?

Starting in Cusco, there is time to acclimatise before beginning the focal point of this holiday; The Salkantay Trail, a 5 day, 4 night camping-based trek. Following rocky trails and agricultural paths, there is lots of variety on this holiday. From the lower valleys to high altitude mountain passes (4638m), our days are well-paced on this straightforward but demanding trek. With the process of acclimatisation through Cusco and having completed the trekking phase should ensure we are in good condition when visiting the high-altitude Lake Titicaca. Although during the trek we will be staying in tents, there are a number of nights in simple but comfortable accommodation. Although the ascents provide no real difficulties and should be within the capabilities of fit and active hill walkers, the longer trekking days coupled with the altitude sustained on this trip can be strenuous.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Cusco. Transfers from the airport to hotel are provided.
  • A day for acclimatisation and sightseeing in Cusco, including guided visits to the main Inca sites.
  • Drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek through the Maras salt pans and Ollantaytambo ruins.
  • Begin trekking at Mollepata in the high Andes to our first campsite at Challacancha (3650m).
  • Trek to Salcantaypampa (4100m).
  • Trek over the Salkantay Pass (4683m) to Huayracmachay (3900m).
  • A longer day of walking to Playa Grande.
  • Cross the Llactpata Pass (2736m) and descend to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.
  • Transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • Cruise on Lake Titicaca and visit the Uros Islands.
  • Departure day. A single-timed transfer to Juliaca Airport is provided.
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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Cusco. Transfers from the airport to hotel are provided.

    Arriving into the former Inca capital of Southern Peru, we are met by our guide. Complementary transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. Having checked into our group hotel, this afternoon is free to wander
    the cobbled streets or sit and admire the blend of Inca and colonial architecture of this vibrant town. As we are now at an altitude of 3400m, the perfect arrival activity is to relax in the hotel or one of the many cafes in Cusco’s main square, the Plaza de Armas and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusqueñan life. In the evening we meet up for a group dinner in one of many restaurants that overlook the square.

    • Accommodation Hotel

  • A day for acclimatisation and sightseeing in Cusco, including guided visits to the main Inca sites.

    Once the heart of the Inca Empire, we set out to explore this fascinating city on foot. Brimming with Inca and Spanish heritage, steep, narrow cobbled streets lead to neighbouring San Blas and San Cristobal where iconic Incan masonry sits against classic Spanish architecture. The centrepiece of Cuzco is undoubtedly the Plaza de Armas, and its extravagant church, the Iglesia del Triunfo dating back to 14th century. A highlight of the tour is our visit to the impressive fortress citadel of
    Sacsayhuaman, which is set high above Cusco and is one of South America’s archaeological treasures as the fortress being constructed of large stones cut to fit without mortar.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek through the Maras salt pans and Ollantaytambo ruins.

    Departing by private bus, we take an early morning drive to the Sacred Valley via the ancient Andean village of Chinchero. With its impressive main square and mountain views, Chinchero is an excellent introduction
    to the delights of the Sacred Valley. Taking an exploratory walk, we head for the salt-producing ponds of Maras, which has been traditionally harvested by community members since pre-Inca times. We continue by road to Ollantaytambo, a village whose narrow cobbled streets and wonderful examples of Inca architecture make it a perfect base from which to set out on our trekking adventure.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

    • Time 2 hrs trekking

  • Begin trekking at Mollepata in the high Andes to our first campsite at Challacancha (3650m).

    This morning our scenic drive heads south west of Ollantaytambo to the picturesque village of Mollepata. With panoramic views of Mt Salcantay nestled in High Andes, we meet our trek crew and begin our well-paced walk, ascending through Andean villages. This allows a good opportunity for everyone to acclimatize as we enjoy this beautiful afternoon walk. Arriving into our camp at Challacancha (3650m), we enjoy the first night with our mountain crew and experience our first mountain camp sunset.

    • Accommodation Camping

    • Meals bld

    • Time 4 hrs trekking

  • Trek to Salcantaypampa (4100m).

    After an early breakfast we leave our campsite and continue up a lovely valley to Soraypampa (3,780m) which, if the weather is clear, affords superb views of the great snow peaks of Humantay and Salcantay. We then continue up a broad glaciated valley towards the huge moraine that runs off Mt Salcantay (6270m) and onto our second campsite at Salcantaypampa (4100m). This is beautifully grassy area at the foot of this huge moraine where we can view two rapid flowing highland streams that run off the great glaciers of this classic Andean massif.

    • Accommodation Camping

    • Meals bld

    • Time 3-4 hrs trekking

  • Trek over the Salkantay Pass (4683m) to Huayracmachay (3900m).

    Hiking further into the national park, we climb up into the company of snowy peaks and have spectacular views over the sacred Incan peak, Salkantay at 6270m, located within the heart of the Vilcabamba Range. Towering above us, the south face of Mt Salkantay is the most impressive and is very popular with climbers. With our objective in sight,
    we continue this challenging day, heading over the Salkantay Pass (4683m) pausing to enjoy the mountain vista. We also get our first views down towards the lowlands forest in which our trekking objective, Machu Picchu, is set. From the pass we descend across rocky terrain to our next campsite at Huayracmachay (3900m).

    • Accommodation Camping

    • Meals bld

    • Time 4-5 hrs trekking

  • A longer day of walking to Playa Grande.

    Today we set off after breakfast for one of our longest days of walking but all is downhill! We descend through the high pampa, into warm lush vegetation as we follow the Santa Theresa River. With a superb riverside lunch stop we continue walking through banana, granadilla and avocado plantations along the way. This region of Peru is also well-known for it’s coffee production and is said to produce the finest organic beans in South America! Arriving into Play Grande it is possible we may be able to sample some a fresh brew of locally produced coffee as enjoy camping at a lower altitude of 2140m.

    • Accommodation Camping

    • Meals bld

    • Time 7 hrs trekking

  • Cross the Llactpata Pass (2736m) and descend to Machu Picchu.

    Trekking ever closer towards Machu Picchu we tackle the Llactapata pass (2736m) and descend towards the ancient terraces of Patallacta. Believed to be a stopping point for those travelling to and from Machu Picchu, many of the buildings within the site are well preserved, despite being burned by Incan soldiers during their retreat from the
    Conquistadors. Trekking onwards to Intihuatana it is possible to gain our first glimpses of Machu Picchu from the South East. Continuing our descent through bamboo forest to Aguas Caliente, the gateway town of Machu Picchu we take a short and scenic train ride to our hotel and enjoy a celebratory dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bl

    • Time 5 hrs trekking

  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.

    An early morning drive to the entrance Machu Picchu ensures we have maximum time to enjoy this mysteriously magnificent site. Nestled in a tropical rainforest at an altitude of 2430m, Machu Picchu is nothing short of breathtaking. Unknown to the outside world until 1911, the 200 structures which make up this archeological wonder is an exemplary display of Inca architecture. Comprising of agricultural, religious and astronomical centres - Machu Picchu may have been uncovered but the real meaning is yet to be discovered. Spending the morning at this UNESCO site, we have purposely provided a guided tour along with some free-time for you to appreciate and make your own discovery of this incredible Incan site. Returning to Aguas Calientes by bus, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo and then drive in private vehicle to Cusco where we check into our group hotel

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

    Taking a first-class public bus this 7 to 8 hour bus journey heads South East towards Titicaca’s lake-front town of Puno. Crossing the continental divide, the journey is dominated by high Andean peaks and rolling Andean plains, where we may be lucky enough to see herds of Alpaca. As a tourist class service, the bus will have scheduled stops at picturesque viewpoints, where there is also the opportunity to buy local hand-woven handicraft. On arrival into Puno, we transfer to our group hotel, where we will spend the next two nights (

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Cruise on Lake Titicaca and visit the Uros Islands.

    After breakfast we head out onto the waters of South America’s most famous lake and take a visit to the man-made islands of Uros. Ranging from a few inches to several feet deep, the Uru people bind Tortora reeds to make the islands. Housing up to ten families, the islands have been inhabited since pre-Incan times as they were easy to ‘uproot’ and move away from pending threats. A fascinating visit, the Tortora reeds are crucial to island life as the double to make boats and are also used for medicinal qualities. Our tour of Lake Titicaca, is quite simply remarkable
    – there is nowhere quite like it on earth. After our visit we rebound our vessel and return to Puno where the afternoon is yours to explore the waterside town and enjoy our last night of Peruvian hospitality.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Departure day. A single-timed transfer to Juliaca Airport is provided.

    After breakfast, a single-timed complementary transfer is provided to nearby Juliaca airport. KE Land Only group package services end after breakfast.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • An experienced English-speaking local leader
  • Cusco Airport transfers (on designated group arrival and departure days only)
  • All land transport required in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • A visit to Machu Picchu with guide
  • Meals as per the meal plan
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier

  • Travel Insurance
  • Juliaca Airport departure taxes
  • Lima Airport departure taxes
  • Salkantay Trail fee of $50 payable locally
  • Tips for local staff
  • Some meals as per the meal plan
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

Cusco Airport transfers are provided for all clients arriving on the group days. At the end of the trip, a single-timed transfer will be provided from Puno to Juliaca in the early morning. If you wish to stay longer in Puno, later transfers can be booked at additional cost.

A typical day trekking starts with an early morning cup of tea or coffee and a bowl of hot washing water brought to your tent. After a hot breakfast during which camp will be struck and the porters will be given their loads, we start walking in the pleasant cool of the morning. We usually walk for about 3 hours in the morning. Lunch is usually a picnicand takes about an hour or so. We aim to pitch camp for the night by 3 or 4 p.m., ie. well before dusk. Dinner is served in the mess tent early evening and is a delicious three course meal. The cooks never fail to impress! During dinner is a good time to socialise and to talk over the events of the day. We are usually in bed by 9.00 pm - plenty of time to re-charge the batteries before the next day's walk.

On arrival in Cusco, the group will spend 2 nights in a comfortable, centrally located, 3-star hotel. During this walking holiday, there will be a further 3 nights in comfortable hotels and 2 nights in simple lodges. Whilst trekking the Salkantay Trail, there will be 4 nights camping. All accommodation is allocated on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Depending on availability, it may be possible to pre-book single rooms and/or a single tent throughout the holiday. For additional hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

On trek, the food is a mixture of local and European-style, all purchased in Peru and cooked for us by highly trained trek cooks. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, porridge, pancakes or omelette with plenty of toast and home-made jam. Lunch is usually a picnic - fresh fruit, salad and bread, cheeses, cold meats, avocado and plenty to drink. Dinner is served in the mess tent and is a delicious three-course meal. In Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes there is a wide range of restaurants cafes and bars serving excellent and varied cuisine.

All breakfasts are included in cost of your holiday as are all lunches and dinners during the trekking phase of this holiday. You will pay directly for a total of 7 lunches and 8 dinners. From traditional Peruvian dishes, through to budget bites and fine cuisine you should allow approximately US$10 - 15 per meal.

We estimate that $400 will be sufficient for your requirements. This amount should cover non included meals, tips for local staff, and other incidental expenses such as refreshments. There is no need to purchase local currency prior to travelling. It is possible to withdraw your money in local currency from ATMs in Cusco. If you are bringing your travel money with you we recommend you bring it in the form of cash US dollars as this provides for the easiest exchange and in emergency can even be used to purchase goods. Credit cards can be used to purchase goods and to pay for meals in Cusco.

When in Cusco, Puno and during the Salkantay Trail trek the group will be accompanied by professional, English-speaking local tour guides.

Tipping is common in Peru, however you must remember that it is voluntary, and how much you give depends on how you feel about the service you have received. Airport baggage carriers are the only exception and tipping is compulsory. These people are unwaged and make a living by carrying your luggage. The general rule is 1 or 2 soles per bag. For hotel staff, tipping is not expected, but is welcome. For hotel porters 1 or 2 soles per bag is reasonable. Drivers of standard taxis do not usually expect a tip. As with most countries, it is usual to tip in restaurants and 10% is expected for good service. For the support crew on trek (guides, cooks, porters etc.), it is recommended that each client contributes around £50 to £60 to a group tipping pool.

For this trip we ask you to restrict your luggage to your main KE trek bag (this should weigh no more than 15kg) and one small daypack per person. Whilst trekking, the packed weight of this trek bag including your sleeping bag, should be no more than 10 kgs. Please note that this baggage limit is considerably less than on the majority of our treks. It is of course possible to leave clothes and other items not required on trek at the group hotel in Cusco.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude on our website which can be viewed via the link below. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

At the present time, nationals of countries that are members of the European Union and nationals of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa need only a valid passport (with at least 6 months of validity) and a return or onward journey ticket for entry into Peru. A visa is not required. A Tourist Card is issued on arrival in Lima and this is valid for a 90 day stay in the country. Nationals of other countries should contact the High Commission of Peru in their own countries for information on how to obtain their visa.

Passengers intending to travel via the USA, please note the following:

Your passport must have a machine readable bar code if you are transiting through the US. You must complete an online application form to travel to, or transit through the USA.

Under the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), all travellers, including children, from the 27 countries under the US visa waiver programme will have to fill out an electronic travel authorization form online ( prior to boarding any US-bound aircraft or ship. You can also use this site to check whether your country is part of the visa waiver scheme.

You will be required to answer questions about criminal records, communicable diseases, past history of visa revocation or deportation, and basic biographical data such as name, birth date and passport information. Changes in address and itinerary can be made online after the ESTA form has been first submitted.

You will not be allowed to board any US bound aircraft without completing the online ESTA form.

If you have a criminal record (including criminal driving offences), you will be required to obtain a visa in advance of entering or transiting the USA.

We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in the case of recent alterations.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

  • The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs.
  • You must bring the following items:

    • Hiking boots
    • Socks
    • Trekking trousers / trekking pants
    • Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
    • Underwear
    • Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
    • Casual shirts and/or T-shirts
    • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Sunhat including neck protection
    • Warm hat
    • Eyewear - Sunglasses
    • Lightweight thermal gloves
    • Warmer over gloves or mittens
    • Sleeping bag rated to -5ºC
    • Daypack c.30 **
    • Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
    • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2)
    • Washbag and toiletries
    • Antibacterial handwash
    • Small towel
    • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
    • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

    The following items are optional:

    • Trekking poles
    • Trainers / sneakers or similar for traveling and camp use
    • Gaiters
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Spare laces
    • Long johns (thermal underwear)
    • Shorts
    • Warm jacket (down)
    • Travel clothes
    • Nailbrush
    • Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
    • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
    • Camera, film / memory cards, batteries
    • Camping mattress – see notes*


    • You will experience a wide range of temperatures on this trip. It will be hot in Sacred Valley, pleasantly warm on the majority of trekking days, and chilly in the evenings with overnight temperatures below freezing at the highest camps.
    • *Camping mattress
    • A sleeping mat is provided locally (issued in Cusco). You do not have to bring one with you, unless you prefer to use your own.
    • ** Daypack
    • Perurail has a strict policy on hand baggage on the train to the Inca Trail and from Machu Picchu. The weight of your hand baggage on the train must not exceed 5kg and the sum of its dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 157 cm or 62 inches. If your daypack exceeds these dimensions it must be placed inside your trek bag for transportation on the train.

    A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

    Visa Peru

    UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. Keep the immigration paper given to you on arrival in a safe place, as you will need to show this on departure.

    Transit via USA

    You will require an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation), and you must get this before boarding any US-bound aircraft or ship, or entering on a land border. The fee is USD$14 and you should apply for it at

    NOTE: This is required if you are transiting through the USA

    Transit via Canada

    From 15 March 2016

    All citizens (except for USA citizens) will require an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation), and you must get this before boarding any Canada-bound aircraft or ship, or entering on a land border. The fee is CAD$7 and you should apply for it at

    NOTE: This is required if you are transiting through Canada

    We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking or climbing trip getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Our treks can be physically demanding, but more as a result of altitude and terrain than distances walked. We would suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime. Jogging, squash and swimming are good for developing aerobic fitness and better stamina. You should gradually increase your exercise leading up to departure, and in the month before setting off, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of long walks in hilly country.

    You should contact your GP or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

    As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

    KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

    The climate of Peru is very varied across different regions. For each region the determining factors are its latitude, its distance from the coast and most importantly, its altitude. The climate of the Andean valleys which corresponds to the region between 3000 and 4000 metres is characterised by hot wet summers and cool dry winters. The Southern Hemisphere winter season in the Andes runs roughly from April through to October and this is the optimum period for trekking in this part of Peru. At this time we can expect the days to be warm and generally sunny, with temperatures between 12 and 20°C (54 – 68°F). Above c. 3500m. / 11,000ft. during this season, the night-time temperatures will fall below freezing. At our highest camps we might experience night-time temperatures as low as -5°C / 23°F at any time and in mid-winter (July and August) temperatures may dip to -10ºC / 14ºF overnight. As with all mountain areas, short-lived storms can occur at any time of the year.

    Trekking and Climbing in the Andes. (Globetrotter Adventure). Val Pitkethly and Kate Harper. The Conquest of the Incas. (MacMillan). J. Hemming. The South American Handbook. The Andes are Prickly. Martin Slessor. Exploring Cusco. Peter Frost (available in Cusco). Inca Cola. Matthew Parish. Latin America Spanish phrasebook. Lonely Planet.

    Inca Trail – Machu Picchu. 1:50,000 Editorial Lima 2000

    This topographic map from the Lima-based publisher Lima 2000 shows from Kilometre 88 to Machu Picchu. Peak altitudes and shading show relief and the contours interval is 100m. The map shows towns and villages, roads and footpaths, rivers, ruins, terraces etc. A small inset shows a street plan of Aguas Calientes, another shows the Machu Picchu ruins.

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