Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 7 Days
Salkantay Inca Trail Trek Machu Picchu 7 days 6 nights
Salkantay Inca trail trek is a perfect and exclusive combination trail, you will ever have it in your life enjoy this trekking along the mountains plus the Inca trail, the valleys, mountains became an attractive landscape for people who want to live the life in the Andes, on this journey you will learn the importance of each road that connects with the main Inca Cities.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was a very important way to communicate with every place that we are going through, this was especially very important for the runners or (Chaski) used to in the Incas time, therefore this path nowadays became very special for the trekkers.
That’s why we invite you to hike with our experts to explore these fascinating places with lots of history and unique Andean culture on an exciting trek adventure. Only this particular trek offers you to go winding and exploring the spectacular sceneries of Andes.
Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Marcocasa
Our first-day tour begins by visiting the important Inca site called Tarawasi which lies about 2 hours’ drive from Cusco. After our tour of the site, we’ll carry on to Mollepata, from here, we’ll begin our trek. Following a different path to most groups, we will see a variety of native plants, flowers, and birds along the way and have you will have fantastic views of the valley spread out on the Andes.
The campsite for tonight Salkantay Inca Trail is at Marcocasa (3500m / 11482ft) from this place we will have fantastic views of the snow-capped peak. Hardly anyone camps here so we will be able to enjoy this beautiful spot in complete peace and tranquility around us.
Day 2: Marcocasa – Salkantaypampa
After our delicious breakfast in Macocasa this time, we’ll carry on along the trail heading for one of the important place Soraypampa this is the place that we will join for the main Salkantay trekking route. today is fairly easy-going without too much distance to cover. The views are fantastic and attractive in this place.
From Soraypampa we will be going on our trek this time to one of the breathtaking place called Salkantaypampa (4100m / 13451 ft.) this is the marvelous place that you can see the majestic snowcapped mountain of Salkantay, here we will camp for the night.
Day 3: Salkantaypampa – Pampacawana
Our third day we leave the main trekking route, this time we will head for the Inca Trail. Continuing up towards a place called (Incachiriaska) Pass (Frozen Inca Pass, 5028m / 16495 ft.) which is the highest point on the trek. From the pass, we will hike down to the small community of Pampacawana (4000m / 13123 ft.) here in the camp for the night.
Along our way to Salkantay Inca trail, you feel completely dwarfed by the sheer size of the mountain and can get a sense of why the Inca’s worshipped it as a god. The whole area is dotted with small mountain lakes of varying hues and colors and we will also hopefully see a variety of wildlife such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and White-Tailed Deer.
Day 4: Pampacahuan – Llulluchapata
Once we departure from Pampacawana we’ll make our way down the valley to join to the famous Inca Trail at Wayllabamba, along the way we’ll pass by our first Inca site of the trek called ‘Paucarcancha’, in Wayllabamba we’ll switch from using mules to carry our gear to porters – this is to prevent damage to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The campsite for tonight is at Llulluchapampa (3800m / 12460ft.) which is the closest campsite to Dead Woman’s Pass. As we climb up to Llulluchapampa we’ll pass through various biozones including the low sierra, cloud forest, and the high puna. There are many opportunities to see a variety of plant and birdlife, in this road.
Day 5: Llulluchapampa – Chaquicocha.
After having a great breakfast today we continue hiking on the Inca trail, the path is uphill until getting the Dead woman Pass ( 13,784 feet/ 4215 m), as we hike to this pass, we will get in different ecotone, before to crown the Dead woman pass, we will have lunch at place known as Llulluchapampa.
Today’s lunch will be to recover the strength to fulfill the summit, once we will have made it, we will take a well-deserved break to enjoy the attractive sceneries around, from this highest point we walk downhill to get for our campsite called Pacasymayu.
Day 6: Chaquicocha – Winay Wayna
This day Early in the morning we will have breakfast, then we continue walking uphill on the Inca trail until we reach the pass called Runkuraqay 13,015 feet/ 3980 m, this is distinct from the other previous days, you will enjoy several Inca places (Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarka, Phuyupatamarca, Intipata) the tour guide will reach you important information about these historical places.
Around midday, we will have lunch at a place called Chaquiqocha. After that, we will reach to Wiñaywayna, translated en English “Forever Young,” ( 2,650 m / 8,694 feet.) here we will pass the night
Day 7: Winay Wayna – Machu Picchu
Now after breakfast this time we go on the trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First, we will hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), Gate of the Inca Trail from here we can take in an inspiring and panoramic whole view of the Machu Picchu citadel.
Following the itinerary now, we will go to register and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of this majestic place. After the tour and exploring Machupicchu, we will take the bus down or walk Part of the Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes town where you can have lunch and have some time to relax, then we are going to take the train to Ollantaytambo, and bus to Cusco City.
Salkantay Inca Trail includes:
- Transfers In / Out
- Transportation Cusco – Mollepata. (Start walking)
- Professional bilingual tour guide English / Spanish.
- The assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
- Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
- 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6-afternoon snacks, 6 dinners. ” Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost!
- Cook. (Professional)
- Drinking water along the Salkantay Trail and Inka Trail, only on meal times.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 1st Aid Kit
- 01 Oxygen Ball
- Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
- Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
- Quadruple & waterproof Camping tent “02 people only”
- 01 Sleeping Mattress per person
- Return train tickets in Expedition Service (Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo, and bus to Cusco) transfer to Hotel.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Sleeping bag (can be hired by us). The US $ 30
- Entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu $ 55
- Additional personal porter, US $ 120 for carrying personal items for 5 kg.
- Meals where they are not indicated
- Additional costs or delays caused by out-of-control management, such as the landscape, poor weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification due to security problems, illness, change of government policy, political instability increases strike, moment etc.
- Travel insurance: it is strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
THINGS TO TAKE:
- Original passport
- Current University Student Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
- Hiking/trekking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Poles (fast drying)
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
- Insect repellent (We highly recommend a NATURAL repellent)
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
- Personal medication
- Camera and video camera.
- Flashlight with spare batteries (or an environmentally friendly option
$1300.00 dollars per person