SALKANTAY TREK AND INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 6D – 5N

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Overview

Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a perfect combination for those who love nature and trekking adventures through the mountains. This tour of salkantay trek + inca trail to amchu picchu will leave you with your mouth open for the impressive landscapes it shows, you will have the opportunity to see all the best of the 02 most popular treks in south america salkantay trek and inca trail to machu picchu, You will see blue lagoons such as the Humantay Lagoon. You will also appreciate the imposing Salkantay Mountain and sleep in some crystal domes at the base of the Salkantay Mountain, and you will enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Inca Trail that harmonize perfectly with the Inca constructions along the way. of the road and you will also be impressed by walking on an original Inca trail that the Incas built to cross the mountains and thus reach the wonders of Machu Picchu. See, dare to do this trek that is very little traveled and you will enjoy the professional service of all the staff of SALKANTAY TREKKERS PERU

SALKANTAY TREK + INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Scenic Hiking: Enjoy scenic hikes through diverse landscapes, from high-altitude mountain passes to lush cloud forests, and cross over the Salkantay Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Cultural Immersion: Discover the rich history and culture of the Inca civilization as you visit ancient ruins and trek along the original Inca Trail, a network of stone-paved roads that once connected the empire.
  • Natural Beauty: Admire the stunning beauty of the Andes Mountains, including snow-capped peaks, rushing rivers, and lush vegetation.
  • Machu Picchu: The highlight of the trip is a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu Citadel, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and have time to explore on your own.
  • Local Cuisine: Try traditional Peruvian dishes and sample local flavors along the way.
  • Supportive Community: Join a small group of travelers and make new friends as you embark on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
  • Professional Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable local guides who will ensure that your trip is safe, comfortable, and memorable

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TRIP DETAILS

6-DAY SALKANTAY TREK + INCA TRAIL SUMMARY

  • Start Point: Cusco, hotel pick-up from 5:30 to 6:00 am
  • End Point: Cusco, hotel drop-off around 6:30 pm
  • Drop-off: Available in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, etc.)
  • Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
  • Service Type: All-inclusive tour, door-to-door service
  • Departure: Daily departures -Check availability here-
  • Group Size: Up to 10
  • Duffle Bag: Included (7 kg capacity)
  • Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Tickets: Included in the package
  • Vegetarian/Vegan: Food available upon request at no extra charge
  • Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Free Storage: Available -Details here-
  • High Season: April to Octobe

SALKANTAY TREK AND INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 6D – 5N

PRICE FROM:

$799.00

Per person

Group Size:

Max: 10 People

Physical Level:

Moderated

Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Classic

Meals:

6 B, 5 D, 5 L

Departures:

Daily departures

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – HUMANTAY LAKE – SORAYPAMPA – QUISWARNIYOC

Embark on a captivating journey as we pick you up from your respective hotels or locations in Cusco around 5:15 am, setting off on a two-hour drive to the charming village of Mollepata. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious breakfast before paying the 20 soles entrance fee to the local municipality (not included in the tour cost).

Continuing by car for another hour, we’ll reach Soraypampa, where our muleteers and horses await, ready to transport our equipment, food, and 7 kilos of personal belongings per hiker during the trek. From here, we’ll begin our two-hour uphill hike to the captivating Humantay Lake.

Once at the lake, spend a couple of hours exploring its beauty, taking photos, and listening to our guide’s insights into the significance of this enchanting lagoon. Following our visit, we’ll embark on a two-hour downhill hike to our exclusive Quiswarniyoc campsite, where a scrumptious lunch will be served.

After lunch, take advantage of free time to explore the spectacular surroundings, including an optional hike to the Salkantay Mirador for awe-inspiring panoramic views. Alternatively, unwind in our Mountain Sky Huts or glass igloos, featuring glass doors, comfortable pillows, sleeping pads, and a mesmerizing illuminated night sky.

Nestled at an altitude of 4,100 meters, the Quiswarniyoc private campsite offers an unparalleled experience with additional short hikes, breathtaking mountain viewpoints, and cascading waterfalls, promising an unforgettable adventure.

DAY 01 TREKKING DETAILS:

  • Walking Distance: 13 km, approximately 6 hours of hiking
  • Campsite Altitude: 4,100 meters above sea level
  • Difficulty: Moderate day (acclimatizing to the Salkantay Trail)
  • Weather: Warm and windy during the day, with very cold nights
  • Accommodations: Mountain Sky Huts or Crystal Domes
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner

Embark on an invigorating 13 km hike, lasting approximately 6 hours, through the stunning landscapes of the Salkantay Trail. As you acclimatize to the 4,100-meter altitude at our campsite, prepare for a moderate day of trekking through diverse terrain and ever-changing weather conditions.

Expect warm and windy daytime conditions, but be prepared for cold nights as temperatures drop significantly. At the end of the day, rest and rejuvenate in our unique Mountain Sky Huts or Crystal Domes, offering a comfortable retreat amidst the breathtaking Andean scenery.

Throughout the day, we’ll provide you with nourishing meals, including breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner, to keep your energy levels high and your spirits lifted as you immerse yourself in this unforgettable trekking experience.

DAY 2: QUISWARNIYOC – INCAQCHIRIASCA PASS – CANAL INCA – PAMPACAHUANA

On the second day of the combined Salkantay and Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, you’ll conquer the most challenging part of the journey by reaching the highest point of the Salkantay Trail at 5,100 meters above sea level. Your adventure starts bright and early at 5 am with a refreshing wake-up tea, served by our skilled cooks in their cozy dome. By 6 am, you’ll fuel up with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a 3-hour uphill hike.

Your morning hike will lead you to the stunning Salkantay Lagoon, nestled at the base of Mount Salkantay. Here, you’ll have some free time to marvel at the breathtaking glacial landscape and listen to your knowledgeable guide’s explanation about this majestic site. Afterward, you’ll continue your ascent for an additional hour, making your way to the highest point of the trek, 5,100 meters above sea level.

This significant milestone on your journey is known as Paso Incaqchiriasca, which translates to “where the Inca died.” Standing at this impressive altitude, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the Peruvian Andes, with the majestic Salkantay as your backdrop. After soaking in the views for a while, you’ll begin a one-hour descent to Acopampa, where our team of cooks will welcome you with a nutritious and delicious lunch.

Post-lunch, you’ll continue descending for two more hours until you reach the Inca Canal (or Pampacahua) campsite, where you’ll set up camp for the night. This historical site boasts an original Inca canal, providing a glimpse into the engineering prowess of the Incas as they channeled massive rivers. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and rest up for another exciting day ahead.

DAY 02 TREKKING DETAILS:

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 16 km (10 miles)
  • Difficulty: Challenging day (conquering the highest point at 5100 meters above sea level)
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,900 meters above sea level
  • Weather: Warm and windy during the day, with cold nights

DAY 3: PAMPACAHUANA – PAUCARCANCHA – WAYLLABAMBA

On day three of this exceptional tour, you’ll experience a more relaxed day compared to the previous one, as you enter the famed Inca Trail. Your day begins at 6 am when our cooks serve you a refreshing coca tea right in your tents. Afterward, you’ll have time to prepare for breakfast, which will be served around 7 am. Your journey resumes at around 8 am with a 2 to 3-hour descent to the fascinating archaeological site of Paucarcancha.

At Paucarcancha, you’ll have ample time to explore this captivating Inca site, accompanied by your guide who will provide insightful information about its history and significance. Following this exploration, you’ll enjoy lunch before continuing with a 1-hour descent towards the Inca Trail control point at Wayllabamba. After passing the control point, you’ll trek for an additional 30 to 45 minutes to reach your campsite at Wayllabamba.

Situated at 3,000 meters above sea level, Wayllabamba is the first campsite of the classic 4-day Inca Trail. Here, you’ll encounter other trekkers who are exclusively embarking on the 4-day Inca Trail journey. All tents will be set up and ready for your rest and relaxation as you spend the night at this remarkable location.

DAY 03 TREKKING DETAILS:

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Note: During the Salkantay portion of the trek, pack horses carry your camping gear. For the Inca Trail section, porters will carry your equipment to protect the trail

DAY 4: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMICWANUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO

Day 04 on the the Inca Trail is the most challenging, with a steep ascent to Dead Woman’s Pass, which sits at an elevation of 4,215 meters. The trail is quite steep and can be a bit of a challenge for some, but the views from the top are absolutely stunning.

After reaching the pass, you’ll begin the descent to Pacaymayo, passing through beautiful landscapes and cloud forests. This part of the trail is particularly interesting, as it passes by several Inca ruins, including Runkurakay and Sayacmarca.

You’ll arrive at Pacaymayo in the late afternoon, where you’ll set up camp for the night. This is a good time to rest and recover before continuing the trek the next day.

Today is considered challenging day of the trek, as you will climb up to the highest point of the trail, Warmiwañusca Pass, which stands at 13,780 feet above sea level.
Take breaks along the way to rest and enjoy the stunning views of the Andean mountains and valleys.
Descend into the Pacaymayo valley and set up camp for the night.

DAY 04 TREKKING DETAILS:

  • Total hiking distance: 6.8 miles/12km (7-8 hours).
  • Campsite altitude: 3700 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents.
  • Weather: Cold

DAY 5: PACAYMAYO – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA

Day five of the Inca Trail is a bit easier than previus days, with a mostly downhill trek to Wiñay Wayna. This part of the trail is particularly interesting, as it passes by several Inca ruins, including Phuyupatamarca, which is known as the “Town in the Clouds.”

You’ll also pass by some beautiful waterfalls and streams, providing plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery. You’ll arrive at Wiñay Wayna in the late afternoon, where you’ll set up camp for the night.

Today’s hike is a mix of steep climbs and descents, passing through several Inca sites along the way, including Runkuracay and Sayacmarca.
Reach the second highest point of the trail at 12,630 feet above sea level before descending into the cloud forest and arriving at the final campsite of Wiñay Wayna.

DAY 05 TREKKING DETAILS:

  • Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day, short uphill, then – all downhill!
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid (chilly weather)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents

DAY 6: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

The final day of the adventure Salkantay trek and Inca Trail is the most exciting, as you’ll finally reach Machu Picchu. You’ll start the day early, with a short trek to the Sun Gate, which provides stunning views of Machu Picchu from above. From there, you’ll descend to the ruins themselves, where you’ll have a guided tour.

Machu Picchu is truly awe-inspiring, with its stunning architecture and breathtaking views. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the ruins on your own before taking the train back to Cusco.

Wake up early to arrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) in time for sunrise over Machu Picchu.
Descend into the citadel and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Inca city.
In the afternoon, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a train ride back to Cusco.

DAY 06 DETAILS:

  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, included
  • Bus: Tickets for the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes included
  • Train: Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo included; train at 14:30 or 14:55
  • Transfer: From Ollantaytambo to Cusco included 1.5-2 hour’s car ride
  • Back in Cusco: You will be back in Cusco around 6:30 pm

Included

The Salkantay trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a multi-day trek that leads to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Our 6-day/5-night Salkantay trail and Inca trail trekking package includes the following: ALL-INCLUSIVE SERVICE

  • Briefing from the tour guide: It is a crucial pre-trek meeting that takes place at our office in downtown Cusco at 6:00 pm, one day before your trek begins. During this informative session, your tour guide will present all essential trek details, hand out duffle bags for your belongings, provide printed tickets, and answer any questions you may have. The tour guide will offer a comprehensive overview of the hike, outlining the planned route, and discussing safety precautions to ensure an enjoyable and secure trekking experience. This briefing is designed to equip you with all the necessary information and preparation required for a successful journey on the trail.
  • Transportation: Include transportation from Cusco to the trailhead and back after the trek.
  • Permits: A permit is required to hike the Inca Trail, which Machu Picchu Reservations include as part of the package.
  • Entrance fees: The cost of the Inca Trail trek includes entrance fees to Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites along the way.
  • Packing Horses: For carrying up to 7 Kilos of personal luggage and other required equipment during the Salkantay trek
  • Porters: A team of porters will carry the bulk of your gear, leaving you with only a day pack to carry. They will carry the duffle bags with 7 kilos of each hiker and set up your tents, cook your meals, and carry all camping equipment during the Inca Trail
  • Professional guide: A licensed and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trek, providing information about the history and culture of the Inca civilization. Our guias are fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Meals: All meals are included in the trek, from breakfast on the first day to lunch on the final day. The food is typically enough and nourishing, with plenty of carbohydrates to sustain you during the long hikes.
  • 06 breakfasts
  • 05 lunches
  • 05 dinners
  • 01 Night Unforgettable Night in Crystal Igloos: Experience Quiswarniyoc’s Majestic Views of Salkantay Mountain
  • Camping equipment: For 04 nights You will have a tent and sleeping mat. 01 Tent for every 02 people (Eureka Timberline 4-person tents shared by only 2. + 01 Sleeping Mat for each participant: We provide you with inflatable Thermarest mattresses which guarantee a warm, comfortable night’s sleep on camps of the trail.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour: The Machu Picchu guided tour is a comprehensive and educational experience led by an expert guide who will take you through the iconic Inca citadel. During the tour, you’ll explore the most significant structures, learn about the history, culture, and architectural techniques of the Incas, and appreciate the stunning natural surroundings.
  • Bus ticket: From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town on the last day of the tour
  • Train ticket: Expedition or Voyager Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 14:30 or 14:55 to be back In cusco around 7:00
  • Transfer service: From Ollantaytam to Cusco back to the hotel
  • Safety equipment: Oxygen and first-aid kits are provided in case of emergencies.
  • Private portable toilets
  • Vegetarian food: Available on request with no extra charge.

Not Included

Not included: In the tour are items such as a sleeping bag, walking poles, entry to Huayna Picchu, and tips for the cook, horsemen, and guide. Optional upgrades such as the Vistadome train are also not included. The Huayna Picchu trek is an optional extra that requires an additional fee

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Recommendations

If you’re planning on doing the Salkantay trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll need to pack accordingly for the 6-day trek. Here are some essential items to consider bringing

CLOTHING:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
  • Moisture-wicking hiking socks
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Lightweight t-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Hat or cap
  • Gloves

SLEEPING GEAR:

  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold weather) if you do not have you can rent one from the company
  • Pillow (optional)

TREKKING GEAR:

  • Samall backpack of 20 to 30 liters
  • Hiking poles, if you do not have you can rent from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, etc.)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Passport and necessary documents
  • Original student card if you apply for the student price
  • Cash for tipping your guides and porters
  • Camera or phone with a good camera for capturing memories
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Lightweight towel

It’s important to note that there are strict regulations on what you can bring on the Inca Trail, so be sure to check with your tour operator or guide to ensure that you are not bringing any prohibited items. You’ll likely have porters carrying most of your gear, so pack everything in a durable and waterproof bag or duffel.

We provide you with a duffle bag to pack 7 kilos of your personal stuff. The porter will carry the duffle bags during the whole trek

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SALKANTAY TREK AND INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 6D – 5N

6 Days 5 Nights
$799.00 Per person (Group service)
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lehtierik
lehtierik
2018-07-03
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
2018-07-03
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
2018-03-22
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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