Salkantay + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 days

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Perú

11 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 12
Salkantay + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 days
Machu Picchu Pueblo, Perú

11 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip


Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition 7 days

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.

Trip details:

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Depart: Challacancha
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Season: All year round, except in February
  • Destination: Machu Picchu
  • Total Distance: 86 km / 53 miles

Highlights of Private Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

  • Explore Humantay Lake in the afternoon 
  • Camp near Salkantay Mountain
  • Join The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Help Local children's education with TreKero

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.   

  • Approximate time: 7 hours
  • Campsite altitude: 3900 m /12790ft
  • Considered: Moderate
  • Total distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Camping

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.   

  • Approximate time: 8 hours
  • Campsite altitude: 4280 m /14041 ft
  • Considered: Moderate to Challenging
  • Total distance: 16 km / 10 miles
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Camping

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.   

  • Total distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
  • Approximate time: 8 hours
  • Campsite altitude: 3670 m /12040 ft
  • Considered: Challenging
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Camping

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.

  • Total distance: 15 km / 89.3 miles
  • Approximate time: 7 hours
  • Campsite altitude: 3300m / 10826ft
  • Considered: Moderate
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Camping

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.   

  • Total distance:16km, 10 hrs
  • All meals included
  • Visit Runqurakay, Sayaqmarca, Conchamarca sites
  • Camping

Day 6: Pacaymayu – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna
Conquer the second mountain called Runqurakay Pass with 4000m.    

  • All meals included
  • Visit Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñaywayna
  • Camping

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.   

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

Included on Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition

  • All transportation Included
  • Duffle bag for 8 kilos of your stuff
  • Mules and muleteers for Salkantay área
  • Personal porter for Inca Trail
  • Admission tickets to Salkantay, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu 
  • All meals included except last day Lunch
  • Tea time, wake up tea, snacks, every day
  • 6 nights campings 
  • 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
  • Second tour guide for groups 9+
  • All taxes and booking fees included

Not Included Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition

  • Sleeping bags, inflatable mattress
  • Last Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Huayna Picchu admission tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to staff

Available options

Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Air mattress
Huayna Picchu Mountain

Your Organizer

11 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco


We had a great time with TreXperience hiking the 4 day/3 night Inca Trail in November. We were a group of eight. The equipment was clean and well kept. The porters and entire crew did an amazing job getting the entire group up and down the trail safely. There were several other crews walking the Trail the same days, and we noticed TreXperience offered our group nice extras that the other outfitters did not seem to offer (snacks and coca tea tat Dead Womans Summit, getting campsite No. 5 at Winay Wayna - the view from the tent was amazing, hot showers the last night, birthday cakes, banana foster for dessert, and many others). The crew guide, Elisban, managed a great trip. He communicated the daily itineraries and kept the entire group on track, and offered great tours of all the ruins. Made sure that plenty of photos were taken at all the amazing sites !!! The chef, Lorenzo, prepared excellent meals; the food was delicious and plentiful; we never went hungry. He also made birthday cakes, on two different nights to celebrate !!! I would highly recommend TreXperience if you are considering hiking the Inca Trail.
By Gregory H for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 06 Dec, 2021
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
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Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020