Take time to choose your trekking company. Make sure to read the what is “not included” section of the tour description. Nevertheless, it is a standard practice that tour operators include your Machu Picchu entrance tickets in the price of the tour. Follow the tour operator instructions and provide your passport details so that they can purchase your tickets on your behalf.
A five day Salkantay trek can cost about the same as the classic 4 day Inca Trail trek. Reputable trekking companies will offer decent camping equipment, cooks, a dining tent, horses to carry your equipment and qualified guides that are trained in first aid. Prices normally include transport to the trail head, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, return train tickets to Cusco, meals and camping equipment.
A fair price in 2018 for the full 5 days Salkantay Trek is US $248 – $655 per person.