Private Salkantay + Inca Trail tour 6 days

Machupicchu, Perú

10 reviews
Duration: 6 days
Group size: 1 - 12
Private Salkantay + Inca Trail tour 6 days
Machupicchu, Perú

10 reviews

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip


Combine the 2 most epic hikes in Peru; the Salkantay wilderness hike + the Iconic Classic Inca Trail and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate.

The 6 Days Salkantay + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu allows you to combines the 2 most popular treks in Peru. Start this epic 6-day hike by visiting Humantay Lake, Salkantay Pass, and join the Classic Inca Trail at the Village of Wayllabamba.

Trip details of the Salkantay + Inca Trail:

•  Duration: 6 days/5 nights
•  Depart: Soraypampa
•  Difficulty: Moderate - Challenging
•  Season: March to December
•  Destination: Machu Picchu
•  Hiking Distance: 70 km - 43 miles
•  Type: Adventure - Camping - History


•   Book with Confidence and Flexibility and change travel dates with no fees at all
•  Combine the 2 most popular hikes in Peru; Salkantay Trek + Classic Inca Trail
•  Visit Humantay Lake, Salkantay Pass, Frozen Inca Pass
•  Arrive at Machu Picchu Through the Sun Gate (Intipunku)
•   Support our social projects and help children's education in Peru.


  • All transportation Included during the 6 days
  • Duffle bag for 7 kilos for your personal stuff
  • Mules and muleteers for Salkantay área
  • Personal porter for Inca Trail Trek
  • Admission tickets to Salkantay, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu
  • All meals included except last day lunch
  • Tea time, wake up tea, snacks, every day
  • 5 nights camping
  • 4-man Eureka tent for each 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows, hot water bags, extra blankets
  • Drinkable water every day
  • Portable toilets, hot showers, warm water to wash
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • All taxes and booking fees included

Not Included

  • Sleeping bags, air mattresses, or trekking poles
  • Last day lunch after  Machu Picchu Tour
  • Huayna Picchu mountain entrances (optional)
  • Montaña Machu Picchu (optional - Only recommended if you stay an extra day in AC)
  • Tips for porters, chefs, guides (optional)
  • Travel insurance

Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling

  • Temperature checks for all travelers are mandatory.
  • Face masks are required for travelers and staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times
  • High traffic places and equipment are sanitized regularly between use.
  • Maximum 12 people per group to reduce crowds during this pandemic
  • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
  • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 pandemic

Why book with TreXperience

  • 100% Peruvian local travel company
  • Personal porter included in all our tours
  • Personalized service, small group tour departures every day
  • Fair treatment to porters and local suppliers with proper wages
  • Portable toilets and portable solar showers are available.
  • You help us support social projects in Cusco
  • No booking fee! No credit card fees


Day 1: Soraypampa – Humantay lake – Salkantaypampa – Ichupata

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4.30 am and drive for 3 hours to Soraypampa where breakfast is served below the amazing Humantay and Salkantay Mountain. After breakfast, you will start with a gentle uphill towards Humantay Lake and the Salkantay mountain. Admire the magnificent view of the Vilcabamba Mountain range that separates the Andes from the cloud forest. The total hike to Icupata (Also known as Pampa Japonesa) is approximately 8 hours. We will be camping right below the great Salkantay mountain and next to a beautiful glacial lake.

•  Approximate time: 8 hours
•  Campsite altitude: 4280 m /14041 ft
•  Considered: Moderate to Challenging
•  Total distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
•  Meals: B, L, D
•  Camping

Day 2: Ichupata – Sisaypampa – Canal Inca

Wake up in your tent with a cup of coffee provided by the trekking team and prepare to conquer the highest point of the expedition, the Inchiriasca Pass, also known as the "Frozen Inca Pass" (5100 meters / 16732 feet). After reaching the top, enjoy the stunning scenery while enjoying a cup of hot coca tea to help you adjust to the altitude. Starting from the mountain pass, you will begin the descend to the Pampaccahuana Valley and follow the winding stream to the third campsite next to a small village.

•  Total distance: (13 km / 8 miles)
•  Approximate time: 8 hours
•  Campsite altitude: 3670 m /12040 ft
•  Considered: Challenging
•  Meals: B, L, D
•  Camping

Day 3: Canal Inca – Wayllabamba – Ayapata

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then embark on a 3-hour downhill to the Inca ruins of PaucarCancha (3143 meters/10410 feet), a beautiful archeological complex that is rarely visited. Lunch is served near the Inca sites and this is the place where we meet our Inca Trail porters and say goodbye to our muleteers. Next, continue hiking for 30 minutes to Wayllabamba to visit another Inca site, and check-in at the second checkpoint of the Classic Inca Trail, and then hike an extra 2 hours to the fourth camp in Ayapata.

•  Total distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
•  Approximate time: 7 hours
•  Campsite altitude: 3300m / 10826ft
•  Considered: Moderate
•  Meals: B, L, D
•  Camping

Day 4: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Chaquicocha 

This day, you will wake a different sound than previous days, the porters in the Inca Trail usually start with early breakfast and then will wale you up to prepare for the most challenging day of the Inca Trail, we conquer 2 mountains: Death Women Pass, the highest of the trek with 4200m, and the second mountain called Runqurakay Pass with 4000m.  

•  Total distance: 16km / 9.9 miles
•  Approximate time: 10 hours
•  Campsite altitude: 3600m / 11811ft
•  Considered: Moderate - Challenging
•  Meals: B, L, D
•  Camping

Day 5: Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

After the Frozen Inca, Dead Women's, and Runqurakay Pass, the third day is to rest. The most pleasant day of the Inca Trail, only half-day hiking and afternoon free to relax and prepare for the final day at Machu Picchu. This day, we visit several Inca sites such us; Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñaywayna.

•  Total distance: 10km / 6.2 miles
•  Approximate time: 5 hours
•  Campsite altitude: 2600m / 8530ft
•  Considered: Moderate
•  Meals: B, L, D
•  Camping

Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

On the final day, we will wake up early and prepare for the final stretch of the Inca Trail. After passing the last checking point, we will start a one-hour hike to the Sun Gate (Intipunku), from where you will have the first and most amazing view of Machu Picchu. You will explore the amazing lost city of the Incas with your tour guide. In the afternoon, take the train back to Cusco.

•  Total distance: 6km / 3.7 miles
•  Hiking hours: 2 hours
•  Visit Sungate, Machu Picchu
•  Meals: Breakfast only
•  Expedition Train to come back to Cusco.
•  You need to book a hotel in Cusco

Available options

Sleeping bags
Inflatable mattress
Trekking poles
Huayna Picchu Mountain
Vistadome Train Upgrade

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We will never forget those 4 days walking the Inca trail with the amazing team Trexperience!! We are a french family of 4 with our 2 daughters 10 and 8 years old and we were really pampered by the Trexperience team who makes us live a wonderful experience. First, our french speaker guide, Oliver, was very friendly and attentive with a great knowledge on the Inca culture. He met all our expectations and he had a great connection with the girls also. Then, the cook was really excellent, congrats to the chef Rolando and sous chef Rene for making us enjoy each meal so much, served by the super smiling Bacilio. Finally, the porters were so kind, we felt a real family spirit thanks to them and the porter principal Uriel. We would 100% recommend Trexperience, high quality profesional service, owned by peruvien people, which was important for us visiting Machu Picchu.
By STEPHANIE P for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 25 Nov, 2021
It was a great and very memorable experience, the guide Maribel, the driver Elvis and the chef Felix all did an excellent job to keep me safe, comfortable and motivated to complete the tour. From the time I was picked up in my hotel, everything was handled in a very high standard professional manner and I truly enjoyed having Maribel as my guide to climb the mountain (she also helped me to take many remarkable pictures). I look forward to returning to Peru and booking more tours with TreXperience.
By NEILPING C for Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley ( Beat the crowds) on 25 Nov, 2021
Hiking with our group of 8 people was very cool. We quickly formed a team with our great guide Charly that always had fun and motivated us. Learned a lot of the Inca culture on the way. Thanks to our "crazy chef" Rolando who made such tasty meals with a big variety to choose. I loved it!
By Felix A for Final Invoice: Classic Inca Trail 4 days / Felix Albertskirchinger on 14 Nov, 2021
A real great team (included all, guide, cooks and porters) made great work! We got a lot of interesting informations about plants, animals, the Inka-culture and the people living in Perú. Charly does his job with passion, takes care for his guests. Perfect-I won't forget this perfect trip! The food was incredibel: tasty, healthy, everything fresh and prepared with so much love . Again : Thank you so much, Celso!-we miss your food already now... . The porters were so nice and friendly and the comfortable tents were always ready, when we arrived in the camp. We got so much more then expected! The only thing that we didn't appreciate was the trip back to Ollantaytambo (by train) : it was too luxouriosy, too much show for our taste. We would have preferred to have the option for travelling earlier and a class lower and to give the difference to the porters...
By Iris H for Final Invoince: Classic Inca Trail 4 days /Iris Haab + Kurt Winkler on 11 Oct, 2021
Great trek, an amazing experience. Just hard enough to keep motivation really high and live the effort. Great views constantly, amazing paths and overwhelming landscape. Elisban was a perfect guide, caring and providing what was necessary to live a great 4 days. Jorge cooked for us like the great chef he is, delicious fussion food with Peruvian and international touches well mixtured. Edgar had all the team in control, they were fast and neat, and everything was in perfect time and place. Thank you all for this great Inca Trail. Trexperience is a sensible and experienced agency, who give what they offer, and organize the trip well. It's clear they know their business well, they're local and friendly. Would do it again anytime.
By José Ignacio C for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 05 Oct, 2021
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Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020

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