Combine the 2 most epic treks in Peru; the wilderness hike of Salkantay and the Iconic Classic Inca Trail. For this hike, travelers need to be in good physical conditions and have experience camping.
Highlights of Private Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
Full Itinerary of Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition
Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata – Marcoccasa – Soraypamapa (Dec 8th)
We will pick you up early from the airport, then drive for 3 hours to the trailhead near the town of Mollepata. After an early breakfast, we will start our expedition crossing the Valley of Mollepata with amazing views of the Humantay and Salkantay Mountain.
Day 2: Soraypampa - Humantay lake – Salkantaypampa – Pampa Japonesa
After an early breakfast, start with a gentle uphill towards Humantay Lake and the Salkantay mountain. Enjoy the amazing view of the Vilcabamba Mountain range that separates the Andes from the Cloud Forest. The total hike takes about 8 hours to Pampa Japonesa (4280 m /14041 ft). Camp next to the great Salkantay and beautiful glacier lakes.
Day 3: Pampa Japonesa – Sisaypampa – Canal Inca
Wake in your tent with a cup of coffee served by your trekking team and get ready to conquer the highest point of this expedition, the Incachiriasca pass (5100 m / 16732 ft). Once you reach the top, enjoy the amazing views while enjoying a hot cup of coca tea to help you with the altitude. From the pass, you will start descending through the Pampacahuana Valley, following the meandering streams to the third campsite next to a small village.
Day 4: Canal Inca – Wayllabamba
Enjoy an energetic breakfast and start with a 3-hour downhill trek to the Incan ruins of Paucar Cancha (3143 m / 10410 ft), a beautiful archeological complex but rarely visited. Next, continue for 30 minutes to Wayllabamba to visit another Inca Site of the same and camp in the village.
Day 5: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañuska – Pacaymayu
Early wake up for the most challenging day, we conquer Death Women Pass, the highest of the trek with 4200m.
Day 6: Pacaymayu – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna
Conquer the second mountain called Runqurakay Pass with 4000m.
Day 7: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco (Dec 14th)
Wake early to arrive with the first ones to the Sungate (Intipunku), from where you will have the first and most amazing view of Machu Picchu.
Included on Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition