Salkantay Trek To Inca Trail 7 Days

Salkantay & Inca Trail 7 Days

Marcocasa - Soraypampa - Pampa Japonesa - Dead Woman’s Pass - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
$ 1170 Price pp
7 Days Duration
Camping Accommodation
Max: 8p Max Guests:
Challenging Dificulty:

Salkantay Trek To Inca Trail 7 Days

Camping Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
Year Around Season
Challenging Dificulty Level:

This trip is just perfect combination for everyone. If you like the natures, if you want to learn more about everything, this is the best option for you. For two days you will probably be the only hiker on the way. You will hike through the Andes; you will be able to see it, the magical mountains, snow cups, glaciers, and of course you will be hiking close to the second highest mountain in Cusco “Salkantay” (the savage mountain 6200m).

And then you will hike to the sacred places, the famous Inca Trail where you will be exploring the most beautiful Inca sites on the way. Every day will be different for you,

hiking and having the best experiences lifetime. “Runas Expeditions – Passion For Peru Tours”.

Salkantay Trek To Inca Trail 7 Days Salkantay Trek To Inca Trail 7 Days Map

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hiking the second most beautiful place on earth.
  • Free transfer airport Pick up. (Cusco city)
  • Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
  • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
  • Meet our multicultural team
  • 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects
  • Extra porter is included to carry your personal stuff (7 kg duffle bag, most tour companies charge you for this extra service). 

Pre-Trek Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

 

TREKKING WITH THE BEST TEAM

You will hike with the best team made of our guides, our chefs and porters. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs. We have the best equipment to camp in each camping sites. 

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards

Equipment

Every camping tour includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit. These are all King Camp Tents made for all seasons Our rentals are top of the line: Black Diamond Adjustable Walking Sticks, the Thermarest Air Matts can be rented at our office. Sleeping Bags rented from us are mummy style down bags for -15C and liners are always included.

Food

Every trek includes a chef that has been trained in culinary school. They have learned the magic of mountain cooking and you will be amazed. You will enjoy full breakfast, lunch and dinner all served hot and tasty. We also include Happy Hour with snacks and some hot tea before dinner. The key to feeling good on a trek like this is eating well and staying hydrated.

Meals are all served family style – large plates for everyone to take what they like. And all food restrictions are honored. No matter if you are vegetarian or gluten free, you will always be well fed.

SALKANTAY TREK TO INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS.

  • 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, 6 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.
  • HuaynaPicchu Mountain: Optional, you can climb if you book the
  • Machu Picchu Mountains: optional, you can climb if you book the ticket.
  • Train Service: expedition at 2:55pm or 3:20pm.
  • Departure Dates: depends of your booking time

Optional items:

  • Vistadome Train (one way): $75 per person
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain –tickets cost an additional $75 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 $75 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.

Itinerary

DAY 1: MOLLEPATA – MARCOCASA – CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA.

We will pick you up from your hotel with our private van at 5:00am. And then you will drive to Marqocasa for around 3 ½ hours, which is also our starting point of the trek (marqocasa 3300m/9500ft). On the way driving we will pass though many town and one of them is Molletapa where we check our entrance feet and also you can use the toilets. then we continue driving to marqocasa for 30 more minutes. In marqocasa our chef will prepare our first delicious breakfast and after breakfast 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 flora and fauna and the mountains range and also you will appreciate farmlands, little by little you will hike through the mountains, you don’t have to rush, enjoy every moment of the trail, you will have plenty of time to do anything. Your guide will always assist you and giving you inca lesson.

You will have lunch around 1:00pm. After lunch + some siesta, then we keep hiking for about 3 hours to get the first campsite Soraypampa (3900m/12480ft), this part of the trek is almost flat. Enjoy it the views are spectacular.

You will arrive to camp spot at 4:30pm approximately. Enjoy it the views of Humantay Mountain (5800 m /18560ft.) and Salkantay Mountain (6200m/21200ft)

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Snacks, Lunch, Happy hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 2900 m/ 9280 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 3600m/ 11520 ft
  • Distance of walking: 14km/ 8miles
  • Approximate walking time: 7 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Area: humid and dry Mountain

 

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SALKANTAYPAMPA – PAMPAJAPONESA.

 

Humantay lake! We will get up with coca tea in your tent-room service at 6:00am. enjoy it the delicious breakfast.

Right after breakfast we will start with the official hike lasting about 3 hours round trip up and down, in which you will visit the famous lake Humantay ( 4300m/ 14107Ft.). The lake is amazing and comes from the Humantay glacier (5800m/ 18560ft). It is a good thing to visit the lake and appreciate the glacier, the lake is not that busy because most of the groups take different schedule, so we are the only ones who do this expedition in the morning , and your experience will be unique.

After the expedition of the lake, we return to the trailhead and start the hike to Salkantaypampa (4100m/13120ft) which will be uphill for 2 hours to reach our lunch place Salkantaypampa. We will enjoy the views of Salkantay Mountain from this lunch spot.

 

After lunch you will only hike 3 more hours to get the campsite called pampa japonesa 4500m, which is still gradual up hill; we normally arrive there around 4:30pm. You will have the impressive views of the Salkantay Mountain.

 

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, happy hour, Dinner.
  • HUMANTAY LAKE.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3900 m/ 12480ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 4500m/ 14400 ft
  • Distance of walking: 13 km/ 8miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate and challenging.
  • Area: dry Mountain.

 

DAY 3: 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 appreciate 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 popular.                                            
                                                                              

We will get up with coca tea in your tent-room service 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 + some siesta, 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 we’ll 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.  

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, Lunch, happy hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3600 m/ 11520ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5100 m/ 16320ft
  • Distance of walking: 16km/ 10 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 9 hours.
  • Level of Difficulty: challenging.
  • Area: dry Mountain

 

DAY 4: PAMPAQ’AWANA – PAUCARCANCHA – HUAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA.

Today is officially the beginning of the Inca trail! Wake up time will be as always with the amazing service coca tea at 7am. Enjoy it the delicious breakfast and you will start to hike around 8:00am. 
We will still descend to Paucarcancha village 3100m or 10100ft, which will take us 2 hours. In Paucarcancha there is an Inca site; you will visit and have a tour with your Guide and learn more about the Incas. In paucarcancha you say goodbye to horsemen and horses, later 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 in 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.  

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3000 m/ 9600ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3800 m/ 12160 ft
  • Distance of walking: 10km/ 6 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Area: dry Mountain

 

DAY 5: LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU – CHAQUICOCHA.

Today is another long day of hiking. You will get up with the amazing service of coca tea at 6:00am. enjoy it breakfast, then 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  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 + some siesta 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 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.  

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3600 m/ 11520 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4215 m/ 13700 ft
  • Distance of walking: 13km/ 8 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: challenging.
  • Area: humid and dry Mountain

 

DAY 6: CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA PASS – WIÑAYWAYNA.

This is shortest day of our hike!. You will get up with the amazing service of coca 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 3650m / 11680 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 site wiñaywayna, 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 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.    

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 2650 m/ 8480 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3650 m/ 11700 ft
  • Distance of walking: 10km/ 6 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 5 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Area: humid warm Mountain

 

DAY 7: 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. From campsite to Sun gate It will take one hour to, this part of the trek it will be up and down almost flat and the last 15 minutes it will be upstairs to get the Sun gate. From the Sun gate you will have the first views of Machupicchu, enjoy it this moment. Then you will go gradual downhill which will take one more hour to Machupicchu. You will arrive
there around 7:30am. once you get there your guide will take you to the best place to take the classic photos of Machupicchu. 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 your tour guide again at Aguas calientes town who will provide your train ticket. (train ticket expedition is at 2:55pm or 3:20om) And celebrate since you successfully completed your adventure to Machupicchu, you deserve it.

Your transportation back in Cusco, it will be by train and van. From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town, it will be by train, which will take 1 hour and half, then 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.

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snack.
  • Lowest Elevation: 2000 m/6400 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2700 m/ 8640 ft
  • Distance of walking: 5 km/ 2 miles.
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate and easy.
  • Area: warm and humid Mountain.

 

Note: If you are interested about Huaynapicchu Mountain let us know before doing any tour in PERU, because there is a limit per day, only 400 people are able to climb the mountain and also all our tour guides will take you to the official place to take the classic pictures of Machupicchu.

Huaynapicchu and Machupicchu Mountain you should book in advance like 3 months before doing any tours in Peru.Don’t worry. We are ready to help at any time because you are very important to us, and we will give you the best experience ever.

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1 – Transport from Cusco to Marcocasa Trailhead
  • Day 7 – One-way Consettur Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Day 7 – Expedition Train journey from Aguas Calientes Town to Ollantaytambo
  • Day 7 – Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Entrance Tickets and Permits:

  • Permits & entrance fee to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site
  • Entrance fee to Humantay Lake

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guiding Tour in Machupicchu
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • Chef, Porters, Horsemen
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Accommodation:

  • Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 & Day 6: Camping

Meals:

  • 7 Snacks, 7 Breakfast, 6 Lunches, 6 tea time & 6 Dinners
  • Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 & Day 7: Drinking Water (boiled and filtered)

Camping  Equipment:

  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
  • Sleeping mattrass (foam)
  • Hot water for washing & biodegradable soap
  • Rain poncho & Rain covers for your backpack
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 7kg)
  • Horses to carry the camping equipment

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • The last lunch.
  • Tip for your crew
  • Things not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance

Recommendations

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

CONSIDERATIONS:

Don’t forget you are hiking (above 4,200m/ 14,000ft, 4000m/13,700ft), make sure you are fully prepared. this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Original Passport + travel insurance.
  • International Student Cart (if pay as a student).
  • Immigration card.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent here).
  • Walking boots & Walking stick.
  • Good backpack or daypack.
  • Waterproof jacket, Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
  • Recyclable water container or camel bag.
  • T-shirts & Comfortable trousers.
  • Sun hat + sunglasses.
  • Sun protection cream & Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper.
  • Torch
  • Personal medication.
  • Sandals.
  • Extra money for additional expenses

Accommodation

Acommodation

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

Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

Prices

Prices

Price per person

  • $ 1170 Per Person

Discounts

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the tour or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking time. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time as well. Please send all to info@runasexpeditions.com

$30 off per person

RENTALS

  • Hiking poles U.S $30.00
  • Sleeping bag US $35.00
  • Private Tent U.S $40.00
  • Inflatable mattress US $35.00

Upgrades

  • Vistadome train -US $75.00 (one way)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 75.00
  • Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 75.00

 

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Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions 

WHY RUNAS EXPEDITIONS?


RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect). 
All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.      

                                                     
DO I NEED TO BE FIT?

Well all the treks Inca trail, Ancascocha trek, Inca Quarry Trek, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.


How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

Inca Trail is busy almost all year; high season is May, Jun and July and government allow only 500 people per day as permission. You have to book 5, 6, 7 months in advance before doing the Inca Trail.

For the alternative trek or any Machu Picchu tours: Ancascocha Treks, Inca Quarry Trek, Lares trek, salkantay, Huchuy Qosqo etc. You can book three months in advance before doing the trek or any tour.


How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

Sending your main Departure date and back up date: 
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

 

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip. 

 

How many days in advance is recommended to BE in Cusco?

How far in advance must one check in at the ROYAL ADVENTURE Office to guarantee the reservation?All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 1 or 2 days before doing the trek or any tour in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?

We are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable.
We accept payments through PayPal and Visa, they do charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to runasexpeditions@gmail.com

You can make your deposit by clicking on the  PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log into your Paypal account and send the money to runasexpeditions@gmail.com

NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

 

CAN I BOOK GROUP SERVICE OR PRIVATE SERVICE.

When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.


When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.


Is there a meeting before the trek?

Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.


Can i rent equipment from Runas expeditions?

Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.


CAN I RENT AN EXTRA PORTER AND HOW MUCH WILL THEY CARRY FOR ME?

Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 6 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.


DO I NEED INSURANCE?

We strongly advise you to get travel insurance that covers accidents, medical expenses and emergency repatriation, including rescue and air ambulance. We also recommend that it covers bad weather tour cancellations, loss of luggage, etc. Please forward a copy/ policy number to our offices.


How many people will there be in my group?

According to Peruvian laws and regulation on the Inca Trail, the maximum group size is 16 hikers and 2 tour guides. After 9 hikers there will be 2 tour guides, and from 2 hikers to 8 hikers there will be a tour guide. At many times of year, the group size will be smaller.


IF I am travelling by myself. Will I have to share THE SLEEPING tent?

The sleeping tents for all our treks are 4 man tents but we only designed for two people in each thus allowing you more space and comfort. If you are travelling alone and there is an even number of people in your group, you will share the tent with somebody else unless you rent an extra single tent.


ARE THERE TOILETS ALONG THE WAY?

On the Inca Trail there are toilets at every lunch spot and every campsites. The type of toilets are squat toilets and sometimes will be busy, they may become slightly dirty.

We will provide chemical baths on the Inca trail and alternate treks, as these baths are more hygienic

 

WHAT KIND OF FOOD ARE THERE ON THE TRAIL? Can I GET my dietary needs?

You should not worry about the food; our meals are just amazing and plenty for everyone, the type of food that we provide are buffet so you can eat as much as you want. And definitely we have the best food, by the way you will have four meals per Day Breakfast, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner.
 Runas Expeditions is able to accommodate many types of needs upon request at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian or any specially diet or any specific allergies, it will not be a problem for. Our international chefs will be able to give you a surprise at every meal and you will have variety of dietary needs.


WILL I GET WATER ALONG THE WAY?

We will provide you boiled water. At Every morning, you will get plenty water from us, and after every lunch you will get more water from us, even if you need water at night just let us know.


Is there a student discount?

Runas Expeditions gives student discounts of %25. You only need to send us your scanned student card at booking time, and your price will be adjusted accordingly.


WHAT TIME WILL I GET BACK TO CUSCO?

We give you all the chance to enjoy more the Inca city Machu Picchu. Our transportation back to Cusco is not early and not late. That’s why we have to book in advance too, because the Train Company Peru Rail provides us all departure times. You will get back to Cusco between 7pm to 8pm.


WHAT TIME WILL I ARRIVE AT MACHUPICCHU?

When you are coming from the Inca Trail, you will arrive to MachuPicchu around 7:30am. But if you are doing any others tour you will arrive to MachuPicchu between 6:30am to 7am or depend on your bokking time.


IS THERE ANY OTHERS THINGS TO DO AT MACHUPICCHU?

After the guiding tour you will have plenty of time to visit by yourself. If you book for the extra climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Macho Picchu Mountain you can do it, or you can go to the Inca Bridge or you can go the Sun Gate or you can just explore at the Inca city.


WHY AND HOW MUCH SHOULD WE TIP THE PORTERS?

Runas Expeditions fully complies with the porter’s Law (27608) requirements of payment and insurance. However, tipping is a tradition on the Inca Trail or any trek that has been taking place for the 20 years as a way of showing the porters your gratitude. Generally the groups prepare a collective tip which is shared out between the cook, head porter and porters. Suggested amount to tip is 90 soles to each porter and 250 soles the cook, from the whole group not from each tourist.
Please Note: to tip to the porters is a personal decision and it is optional.


SHOULD I TIP THE GUIDE?

Tipping the guide is again a personal decision. If you decide to tip we recommend that it is according their performance, knowledge and skills while on the trail. Guides are tipped individually at the end of the trek and tipping depends on their performance!


WHAT HAPPENED IF I GET SICK DO I NEED TO TURN BACK?

We have a very low rate of people turning back once on the trek. Our priority is to help you complete it; all our guides are properly trained and carry a first aid kit and a bottle of oxygen for emergencies. Please do not think about this, be positive mind and definitely you are in good hands.
In the exceptional case that a trekker decides to head back once they have started the trek, they must pay additional expenses such as food, lodging and transportation. On the last day the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.

No refund will be given.

 

What KIND OF MONEY is used in Peru?

Peruvian Soles are the national currency.


What type of money is most commonly accepted?

Soles are accepted everywhere in Peru. However, at tourist sites you are often able to use American dollars and money exchanges are easy to find it.

 

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Booking with Runas Expeditions

If you are doing alternative treks or any others tours to Machu Picchu , you should book three months in advance, before doing any tours in Peru.



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Please note we are Unable to accept any bookings without completed booking form and deposit sent to Runas Expeditions. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal and Visa, they do charge 6% so the total per person is $212 and should be sent to runasexpeditions@gmail.com. We will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your details and deposit are received."

***The final balance will be paid at our office which can be done in US$ or local currency! Note: Once you confirm you should send us your copy of your passport, without passport we cannot do anything

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