Salkantay + Inca Trail tour 6 days

Machupicchu, Perú

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4 reviews
Duration: 6 days
Group size: 2 - 12
Salkantay + Inca Trail tour 6 days
Machupicchu, Perú

4 reviews

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 2 - 12

About this trip

SALKANTAY + INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS 

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

Highlights:

•   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.

Included

  • 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

FULL ITINERARY

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
$30
Inflatable mattress
$20
Trekking poles
$20
Huayna Picchu Mountain
$75
Vistadome Train Upgrade
$55

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

Reviews

The tour was very good. Traxperience has organised the tour very well and the tour guide has done a very good job. The first day is a very nice tour on the trail in the andes mountains. There are beautiful plants and amazing views into the valleys. The waterfall gives the oppertunity to take lunch in a beautiful setting and the inka village in the mountain with the terrace farm plots is very well peserved and deserves time for exploration. At the end of the first day is the first view of Machu Picchu. To really enjoy it some fitness helps. The second day is Machu Picchu. It is as impressive as it is on the pictures you see everywhere. Machu Picchu is surounded by mountains that provide the setting. There are many beautiful views first from above and then inside. The buildings and the stories behind all of the buildings like trade, vacation, military and religion are very interesting and have been very well explained by Maribel. There are serveral inka houses with traditional roves that have a very effective design. Ask for the natural materials and their purpose. This tail is for everyone who likes a tour to machu picchu with a hotel room for the night.
By Sven L for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D - Sven Loesekann on 19 Aug, 2021
Our guide was amazingly informative! This place is magic!
By Kim S for Gladys Kouts's Group - Full day Machu Picchu trip by VTD on 14 Feb, 2020

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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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