SALKANTAY TREK TO INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS /6 NIGHTS.

Your Journey our Passion

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.

You will hike with the best team made of our guides, chefs, porters and horsemen. 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.

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.


We included round trip transportation: Airport – Hotel, Hotel – Airport (Only Cusco).

Price: U.S.$ 1000.00 per Person

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This trek is just perfect for everyone. If you like the natures, if you want to learn more about everything, this is the best place for you. 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 close to second highest mountain in Cusco, Salkantay Mountain (the savage mountain 6200m/21200ft). And then you will go to the sacred places, the famous Inca Trail and you will be visiting the most beautiful Inca sites on the way. Every day will be different for you, hiking and having the best experiences lifetime.

Trip overview:

  • TOUR NAME: 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, 5 hours approx.
  • Day7:  5 km/3 miles, 2 hours approx.
  • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
  • Min. Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
  • Max. 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 ticket.
  • Machu Picchu Mountains: optional, you can climb if you book the ticket.
  • Train Service: Departure of your train ticket. We will confirm with you at the office.
  • Departure Dates: Every Day.

DAY 1: 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.

You will have lunch around 1:00pm. After lunch we keep hiking gradual up hill and a little bit of flat trail
with amazing views for about 3 hours to get the first camp site called Challacancha (3600m or 11800ft).
You will arrive to camping spot at 4:00pm approximately, the views are spectacular and you will see the other high mountain
called Humantay (5700 m /18240ft.)
Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, 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: 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.
You will arrive there around 4:00pm. This camping is the coldest camp site in our trek, but amazing views. 
Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy hour, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3600 m/ 11520 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4600 m/ 14720 ft
  • Distance of walking: 13km/ 8 miles
  • 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 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
popular.                                            
                                                                               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. 
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! 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. 
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 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. 

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 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 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 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
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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; 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 arrive
there 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.
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 month 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.
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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

    • Original passport.
    • 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 drinks or extra food.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 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).
  • Pillow.
  • 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).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  •  The last lunch.
  • Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen.

RENTALS

  • Hiking poles U.S $20.00
  • Sleeping bag US $25.00
  • Inflatable Mattress US $25.00
  • Private Tent U.S $30.00

Upgrades

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

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: Inflatable Mattress, Black Diamond Adjustable Walking Sticks . 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.

Prices

Price: U.S.$ 1000.00

Discounts

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00
  • Under 18 years will pay as student: US$25.00

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