SALKANTAY TREK TO INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS /6 NIGHTS
It’s a perfect combination of the Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail, and the adventure is even better. This trek is just perfect for everyone. The Inca Trail is today one of the most famous treks in the world and allows to reach Machu Picchu from the Holy Inca places. The road is paved with stones and has stairs, tunnels and bridges crossing rivers and valleys, cold Andean altitudes and high tropical forest. More than 400 species of orchids let discover along the route, as well as many species of animals which are endangered. This is the only national park where you can see still wildlife. These constructions covered by vegetation, never discovered by the Spanish, give to you the impression to hike and rediscover each of these places.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
- Hiking the second most beautiful place on earth.
- Free transfer airport Pick up and drop off
- Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
- Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
- Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
- We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
- 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Original Passport.
- International Student Card (if pay as a student).
- Immigration card.
- Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
- Walking boots
- Walking stick
- Good backpack or daypack
- Waterproof jacket.
- Good Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- Recyclable water container or camel bag
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Hat for cold.
- Sun protection cream
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
- Torch or head lamp
- Personal medication
- Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.
- TOTAL DISTANCE: 76 km / 47 miles.
- Day1: 14 km/8 miles, 7 hours approx.
- Day2: 13 km /8 miles, 7 hours approx.
- Day3: 14 km/8 miles, 9 hours approx.
- Day4: 10 km/6 miles, 6 hours approx.
- Day5: 13 km/8 miles, 8 hours approx.
- Day6: 10 km/6 miles, 5 hours approx.
- Day7: 5 km/3 miles, 2 hours approx.
- Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
- Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
- Elevation: 5100 m / 16320 ft.
- Weather: From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
- Hot Spring: Day7, Optional at Aguas Calientes.
- We provide expeditions train service however you can do upgrade
- Departure Dates: Depended of your booking Time
- Departure Dates: Depended of your booking Time.
Huayna Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
Machu Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.
- Professional Tour Guide.
- Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people).
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco.
- Entrance fee to Inca Trail and MachuPicchu site.
- Bus ticket from MachuPicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Private Minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Kitchen tent
- Chef and assistant chef.
- Drinking water (boiled and filtered).
- Hot water for washing.
- Biodegradable Soap.
- 4-man tent (only 2 people enter).
- 7 breakfasts, 7 snacks, 6 lunches, 6 happy hours, 6 dinners.
- Duffle bag for your personal gear (8kg).
- Rain poncho.
- Toilet tent.
- Sleeping mattress (foam).
- First Aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Horses until day 3.
- Horse as emergencies.
- Porters from day 4 to carry all the equipment(included your duffle bag).
- The last lunch.
- Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen.
MOLLEPATA – MARQ’OCASA – CHALLACANCHA
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00am. And then you will drive to Mollepata town for around 2 hours,
which is also our starting point of the trek (Mollepata 2900m or 9500ft). At Mollepata town our chef will prepare
our first delicious breakfast and right after you will start hiking around 9:00am. The beginning of the trek,
it will be up hill all the way to lunch spot which will take 3 and half hours.
Along the way you will see it amazing views of the nature flora and fauna and the mountains range and also you will see farmlands,
little by little you will hike through the mountains, you don’t have to rush, enjoy every moment of the of the trail, you will have plenty of time to do everything as adventure.
CHALLACANCHA – SALKANTAYPAMPA – PAMPAJAPONESA
We will wake up at 7:00am with your amazing coca tea in your tent room service. And after one hour,
you will be hiking already, the beginning of the hike will be gradual uphill to lunch spot
Salkantaypampa (4100m or 13400ft), which will take 4 hours around, on the way you will pass
through the little village called Soraypampa (3900m / 12480ft), this place soraypampa
is first official camp site for the hikers of the 5 days Salktantay trek. From Salkantaypampa you will see
one more time the Humantay Mountain and also you will see officially the Salkantay
Mountain ¨the savage¨ (6200/21000ft) and also you will be able to see more views
of the high lands. Lunch will be around 12:30pm.
After lunch you will still walk up, which will take 3 hours to get the camping spot called
Pampajaponesa over 4600m or 15000ft which is the highest camp site in whole trek,
and every time you will be closed to Salkantay Mountain and also you will see the salkantay pass.
PAMPAJAPONESA – INCACHIRIASQ’A PASS – PAMPAQ’AWANA
This is our challenge day!. Because you will go to the highest point in whole our trek called
Incachiriasq’a pass over 5100m or 16500ft. From highest point you will be able to see
the most incredible views and you really see the highest Mountain of Cusco region called AUSANGATE Mountain (6400m / 21100ft),
you will be so close to Salkantay Mountain, and along the way, you will see animals
like Llamas, Alpacas, Falcons, Condors and much more to see it. And also you will pass through
the local communities. It is one of the longest day of our trek and you will probably be the only once at this place because this trek in not
You will get up at 7:00am. And you will start hiking around 8:00am, from the camping spot to the highest point Incachiriasq’a, it will take us 2 hours of walking up, afterwards you will continue descending to get lunch spot, which will take us 3 hours. Lunch will be around 1:00pm with the incredible views.
After delicious lunch, we will still continue descending to the camping place called Pampaq’awana (3600m or 11520ft). Which will take us 3 more hours of hiking to get the camping site, on the way down you will meet alpacas, llamas and pass through local villages. If there is still time to visit the local school where the kids still speak Quechua their native language.
If you would like, you can bring some toys, notebooks or any type of school supplies to share everything is welcome to this kids.
You will arrive at camp spot around 4:30pm. The way down will be very gradual and gentle way. And after dinner you will say goodbye to the horsemen.
PAMPAQ’AWANA – PAUCARCANCHA – HUAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA
Today is officially the beginning of the Inca trail! You will get up at 7:00am, and you will start to hike around 8:00am.
We will still descend to Paucarcancha village over 3100m or 10100ft, which will take us 2 hours. At Paucarcancha there is an Inca site;
you will visit and have a tour with your Guide and learn more about the Incas, later on you will pass to the first check point of the Inca Trail,
which is very close to the Inca site. At the check point you will meet up our porters officially, that they will carry everything for rest of trail,
after the check point you will hike gradual downhill for half an hour more to Huayllabamba village 3000m or 9800ft, which is the official place of Inca trail.
You will have lunch at Huayllabamba village.
And after lunch you will continue hiking uphill for 3hours around to get our camping spot called Llulluchapampa over 3800m or 12000ft
which is going to be the first camp spot on the Inca Trail, on the way you will pass through the cloud forest and also walking already on the Inca steps,
the views on the way spectacular. You will arrive at camp site around 4:00pm. From this camping place you will meet llamas and you will appreciate already
the highest point of the Inca trail the dead woman pass over 4215m / 13700ft.
LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU – CHAQUICOCHA
Today is another long day of hiking. You will get up at 6:00am. Afterwards you will start hiking around 7:00am.
From the camping site to the dead woman pass will be up hill Inca steps, that will take us 2 hours, along the way
you will see it just amazing views, at the dead woman pass over 4215m or 13700ft; it is just unique place you will
stop for a while to get pictures and enjoy the views. Later on you will continue descending Inca steps to lunch called
Pacaymayu over 3600m or 11650ft, which will take us 2 hours. Lunch will be 12:00pm.
After lunch you will hike 4 hours more to get camping spot Chaquicocha. From the lunch spot to reach
the second summit of the Inca Trail will take us 2 hours, on the half way to the summit you will visit an Inca Ruins called
Runcuraqay (inca watch tower), and then you continue 1 more hour to get the top. At the second called Runcuraqay pass will
have another impressive views and then you will descend all the way down to the camp site called Chaquicocha
over 3650m or 11700ft, which will take us 2 more hours, on the way down you will be visiting 2 more
Inca Ruins called Sayaqmarca and Conchamarca (both temples), this far of the hike is already
jungle cloud forest and also the last 30 minutes of walking before camps is almost flat. You will be at camp around 4:00pm.
This camping place is just unbelievable, because of the views and also is the best camp to see the stars.
CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA PASS – WIÑAYWAYNA
This is shortest day of our hike!. You will get up at 6:00am. You will start hiking around 7:00am. From the camping spot
to the third pass called Phuyupatamarca will be up and down gentle way almost flat, which will take 2 hours of walking, along
the way you will see the most beautiful views, you will be able to see Salkantay Mountain again, Pumasillo mountain, bonanza
Mountain and pass through the Inca tunnel and much more, little by little you will reach the third pass on the Inca trail.
From third pass phuyupatamarca over 3650m / 11700 ft, you will be able to see Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu Mountain, the mountain range, jungle and much more around. After the third pass; you will go downhill Inca steps and which will take us 3 hours and half to get the last camp sitewiñaywayna, on the way down you will be visiting 2 big Inca Ruins called Phuyupatamarca and Intipata (temple and agriculture), and also you will see one of
the most wonderful canyon, you will get the camp site called Wiñaywayna around 1:00pm. After lunch you won’t hike any more until the next day. But in the afternoon after your free time, you are going to visit the most beautiful Inca site along the Inca trail called Wiñaywayna over 2650m /8650ft, which is only 10 minutes of walking from camp spot.
You will explore and have tour guiding and then you return to camps site to enjoy the last happy hour and dinner and say goodbye to the chef and porters. For us very important how happy you are about the services, in this case tip is optional
WIÑAYWAYNA – SUNGATE – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
The magical day!. This is the important day; everyone will be excited about today. You will get up very early because you will have to do a quite or line at the check point and this check point opens at 5:30am every day, it means you will start to hike at 5:30am. The hike will take only 2 hours to Machupicchu; it will take one hour to Sungate, this part of the trek it will be up and down and the last 15 minutes it will be up stairs to get the Sungate. From the Sungate you will have the first views of Machupicchu. After that you will go gradual downhill which will take one more hour to Machupicchu. You will arrivethere around 7:30am. Then you will have to go to main check point at Machupicchu. Later on you will have the guiding tour, which will take 2 hours approximately, after the guiding tour you will get your free time to visit by yourself.
After Machupicchu you will catch a bus to Aguas Calientes town which will take half an hour, you will meet to your tour guide again at Aguas calientes town who will provide your train ticket.
Your transportation back in Cusco, it will be by train and bus. From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town, it will be by train, which will take 1 hour and half, after that from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, it will be by our private van, which will take 2 hours.
All transportation back in Cusco or anywhere will be to your hotel.
This amazing Salkantay trek + Inca Trail provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. 6 camping nights includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam).
If you would like to upgrade a single room, there will be an additional cost.
- First night: Camping
- Secong night: Camping
- Third night: Camping
- Fourth night: Camping
- Fifth night: Camping
- Sixth night: Camping