SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS
6 DAY TRIP

SALKANTAY TREK & INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS

FROM $ 1200 USD PP
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SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS
Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu, you will enjoy the impressive landscape,with an incomparable variety of flora and fauna,snowy peaks,bird watching.
INCLUDED

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SALKANTAY TREK & INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS:

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek).
  • English speaking professional guide.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent,
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Foam mats or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • 1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (5 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.
  • Porters: We include your personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffel with your personal items. There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at your briefing the night before and this should be filled with the things you need for night and the next day. You will not have access to your duffel until your evening campsite.
  • Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
  • Meals: 05 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 05 dinners (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Water grooming: Each morning warm water with towel
  • Medical kit: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Cusco
  • We are Direct operators & local owners with the best trekking team on the hike.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -15ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form
  • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
  • Last Day Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain ($ 80 USD)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition,  in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

Salkantay Trek & Inka Trail hike to Machu Picchu 6 Days

Trip Type Walking & Trekking

Difficulty Level Challenging/Tough

Group Size 2-8 people

Day 1

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – HUMANTAY LAKE – ICHUPATA

Nivel Challenging/Tough
Elevation max 4200 m
Distance traveled 12 km
Approximate walking time 10 hrs

We start the day picking you up at your hotel at 05:00 a.m. Through the bus windows, you can clearly see the white and snowy mountains of Apus Salkantay and Humantay. You will also see a spectacular landscape of high peaks and low valleys in a colorful and contrasting panorama that will fill every direction you look. After the first two hours of driving, we will stop at Mollepata to take advantage of the bathrooms, the souvenir shops and an optional short breakfast. Then we will continue to Soraypampa, the starting point of our walk. We will meet with our support staff, who will organize all the equipment and cargo mules. Around 09:30 am, we will begin the trekking to Lake Humantay (3850 meters – 12631 feet) After enjoying the views in Humantay, we go to the campsite in Soraypampa for lunch, then we will start the trekking to Salkantay Pampa and finally Ichupata, where we will sleep Tonight it’s going to be very cold. Our expert chefs will surprise us with delicious hot dishes.

Accommodation: Confortable Camping Tents

Included Activities:

  • Salkantay Trek – Challacancha trail to Soraypampa, Photo stop viewpoint
  • Salkantay Trek – Humantay lake, Photo stop viewpoint

Meals Included:

  • Lunch, Dinner
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
Day 2

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: ICHUPATA – PAMPA JAPONESA - PAMPACAHUANA

Nivel Challenging/Tough
Elevation max 4850 m
Distance traveled 18 km
Approximate walking time 10 hrs

After an early wake up and hearty breakfast, we start on a gentle uphill to Incachiriasca pass (4850 m/15908 ft) the highest point of the trek,  we enjoy the views of this imposing mountain in front of our eyes , the mountain of  Salkantay is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region and one of the Inca gods called “Apu”. As we ascend, we will make stops along the way to enjoy the outstanding mountain scenery of the Vilcabamba range, then we will descend towards our lunch spot at Sisay Pampa, a flat area from which one can observe the neighboring Salkantay Valleys. After lunch, we will gradually continue descending to our campsite in Pampacahuana community (3,700 m / 12,136 ft), located next to an original Inca canal. This is our camp for the night.

Accommodation: Confortable Camping tents

Included Activities:

  • Salkantay Trek – Inca Chiriaska Pass, Photo stop viewpoint
  • Salkantay Trek – Pampacahuana Valley, Photo stop viewpoint

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
Day 3

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: PAUCARCANCHA - HUAYLLABAMBA - AYAPATA - LLULLUCHAPAMPA

Nivel Challenging/Tough
Elevation max 4000 m
Distance traveled 14 km
Approximate walking time 10 hrs

After saying goodbye to our muleteers who have accompanied us along the Salkantay route, we continue with the descent to the Paucarcancha valley, where we will visit an Inca ruins, which was used as the main control point for travelers to Machu Picchu. Following our journey we will arrive at the town of Huayllabamba, which is one of the last towns on the Inca Trail network, and traditional agriculture is still practiced, of potatoes and corn. This is the point at which the two routes join, and from where the mythical Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will begin, for two hours you walk along a steep path through the mountains of the Queuñas and Chachacomos forests. We will have lunch at the site of Ayapata, with an incredible view of the Huayllabamba valley, and the Wayanay mountain.
After a rest we continue with our walk to the Llulluchapampa camp (4,000 masl). In this camp we will be the only ones who will spend the night and we will enjoy a magical Andean sky full of stars and constellations.

Accommodation: Comfortable Inca trail camping tents

Included Activities:

  • Inca Trail Hike – Ayapata, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Mountain forest of Queuñas and Uncas
  • Inca Trail Hike – Llullupampa, Viewpoint photo stop

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
Day 4

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: DEATH WOMAN PASS – SAYACMARCA – CHAQUICOCHA

Nivel Challenging/Tough
Elevation max 4200 m
Distance traveled 16 km
Approximate walking time 8 hrs

Today, we will reach the highest point on the Inca Trail (pass of the dead woman) (Warmiwañusca) (4,200 Meters – 13,776 feet). Upon reaching the pass we will stop for a short break to enjoy the views before leaving again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It is another hour and a half by the side of the valley to our lunch spot and the opportunity to fill our water bottles. After lunch, we begin to ascend again to the second step of the walk. After a descent of two hours, we will arrive at the Valley of Pacaymayo (3,600 meters / 11,808 feet) where we will have lunch. Then we will continue to the second pass (Runkurakay) (3,970 meters / 13,022 feet), stopping halfway to visit the impressive archaeological site of Runkurakay. Passing the pass, we descend to Lake Yanacocha and enter the Cloud Forest to reach the ruins of Inca Sayacmarca (3,624 Meters / 11,887 Feet). Our campsite is located in Chaquicocha (3,400 meters / 11,154 feet).

Accommodation: Comfortable Inca trail camping tents

Included Activities:

  • Inca Trail Hike –  Warniwañusqa Pass, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Pacaymayu valley, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Runkurakay, Archeological Site
  • Inca Trail Hike – Runkurakay Pass, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Sayacmarka, Archeological Site
  • Inca Trail Hike –  Chaquiqocha, Viewpoint photo stop

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
Day 5

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAY WAYNA

Nivel Challenging/Tough
Elevation max 3700 m
Distance traveled 12 km
Approximate walking time 6 hrs

Today, we will take an easy climb in the morning to the last pass with its Incan ruins of the same name (Phuyupatamarca, 3700 Meters / 12136 Feets). Here, we will also have remarkable views of the Urubamba River Valley. Afterward, we go into the rain forest. We will walk downhill for 3 hours. During this stretch of the trail we will visit Inti Pata. Along this path you will take the most  beautiful pictures of the entire Inca trail. After Inti Pata it is a further 30 minutes to our campsite we descend to the Wiñaywayna campsite (2650 Meter / 8692 Feets) and visit the archeological site there after lunch.

Accommodation: Comfortable Inca trail camping tents

Included Activities:

  • Inca Trail Hike – Phuyupatamarka, Archeological Site
  • Inca Trail Hike – Intipata Terraces, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Wiñaywayna, Archeological Site

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
SALKANTAY TREK &  INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS | Inca Trail Expeditions
Day 6

SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL HIKE: WIÑAY WAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Nivel Leisurely/Moderate
Elevation max 2700 m
Distance traveled 6 km
Approximate walking time 5 hrs

This day the tour in Machu Picchu will take place early in the morning, after getting ready at the hotel, we will take the bus at 5:30 am. After a trip along the road surrounded by vegetation and impressive views of the Putukusi mountain, we will arrive at the access point for the sacred sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
First, before passing the control, those who wish to use the toilets will be able to do so. Since there are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu, if you are going to go outside once inside, unfortunately you will not be able to re-enter.
Our visit to the wonder of Machu Picchu will be through circuit number 2, since it is one of the most complete. On this tour you will be able to go up to the famous guardian’s house from where the postcard photo of Machu Picchu will be taken, then you will pass through the main gate, the ceremonial plaza, the Inca’s house, the ceremonial fountains, you will see the temple of the sun, but not up close; You can also access the pyramid where the sundial is located.
Continuing with the circuit you will arrive at the sector of the sacred rock, and finally you will visit the urban area where the royal houses of the Inca nobles were, and also the room of mirrors. After 3 hours of travel we will retire with our guide, and once outside you can have a drink or food. Because inside the complex is prohibited.
Then you can take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have enough time to have your lunch. At 2:30 p.m. it will be the time of the return train to the Ollantaytambo station, where your return transportation to Cusco awaits you, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Included Activities:

  • Inca Trail Hike – Sun Gate, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Guardian’s House, Viewpoint photo stop
  • Inca Trail Hike – Exploring the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Inca Trail Hike – Train ride along the Vilcanota river

Meals Included: Breakfast

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