The new rules for Machu Picchu entrance as of 1st of July 2017. These new rules are for the Entrance into Machu Picchu ONLY and do not affect the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. The new rules have be established by the Ministry of Culture to preserve the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Refugios Salkantay  can offer 2 options. The cost for a group tour with other tourists (maximum of 16 people) is $10 usd per person. The cost for a private guide  is $60 usd  for the group tour. For further information please feel free to contact us. Kind Regards.


This service is mainly for independent hikers who do not require a guide but at the same time want to feel safe on the trek. There is no need to carry a large back pack for this trek as everything is provided at the lodges.

You can enjoy the trek to the full and at the end of each day’s walk, you arrive at the lodge where a delicious meal will be waiting for you. Each passenger will need to buy their own entrance tickets for Machu Picchu, return train to Cusco etc.

The Salkantay has grown in popularity recently and the route is very well marked. The local families will provide you with all the information you need.

Any additional information on how to book your entrance to Machu Picchu, hotel in Aguas Calientes, options how to return to Cusco (by train - by bus) we are very happy to help you.