Salkantay + Inca Trail tour 6 days

Machupicchu, Perú

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

20 reviews

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 2 - 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 Packages

Group Service
Deposit: $140
Private Service (min 2)

Available options

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

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


This was such a wonderful trip. The trial was beautiful and Charly, our tour guide taught us so much about the culture and history of the inka trail and the people of the high Andes, as well as about the flora and fauna. It was amazing! Charly is so wonderful, the best guide we have ever had. Amilcar, the chef was so talented and the food was the best we had in all of Peru! The porters were so kind and helpful. Every staff member made it a wonderful experience! I cannot say enough good things about the crew that was on our trek!
By Aubrey W for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 11 Jan, 2022
This was such a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience with an amazing crew. Would highly recommend both the company Trexperience and our tour guide Charlie.
By Sarah U for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 10 Jan, 2022
I had the best solo trip experience ever. our guide, Charley and Merribel both were beyond great! Both knew the local area and history very well to keep our Hike interesting. The other supporting staff like the cooks and porters were great as well. everyone was respectful and helpful. I would highly recommend this company. P.S. - I found it kind of disappointing that our guides couldn't take the dome train with the group to get back to the city at the end. it only make sense if they're are first we meet then they should be the last to see us off as well.
By FNU A for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 07 Jan, 2022
Amazing hike. Difficult but worth the challenge for such breathtaking views.
By Jeremy B for Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike on 04 Jan, 2022
I had a great experience with trexpierence. My advise is to negotiate hard before accepting a final price and be sure to take care of details and have spoken everything. The service they offer is truly premium, better than other services we saw along the road of other companies. So you are really paying to have everything you need and more. Best food that in Cusco restaurants, best personalized service than in a 5 star hotel. Your only job is to go up and down, take photos, drink water and eat like heaven, with all the confort. Even a hot shower you get from this guys. From the company I can say that the equipment they give is 1st quality and the logistics smooth. From the team that came with us, well, they are really the heroes, and they are hired depending on each tour and not necessarily work for trexpierence, so here is a good idea for you: ask for trexpierence to hire this guys: Magic Chef: Julio Caesar Seus chef: Víctor Waiter: Cirilo Head porter: Agustín and the league of justice Cleaner: José Clown: Alan Kuti Guide: Oliver, who is a serious, honest, passionate guide who will be there for you and never disappoint you, not with his knowledge nor with his human level and guide expertise, always ready for everything.
By Ariel M for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 01 Jan, 2022
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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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