Salkantay Trek + Inka Trail 6 Days
$1,956.00 – $4,340.00
Salkantay Trek Itinerary:
1st Day: Cusco – Mollepata (Cruz Pata) – Soraypampa – Salkantay pampa
We will leave Cusco at 5:45 am. After having passed the town Mollepata (3000m/9843f), we will head for Cruz Pata (3400m/11155f), where we will meet the rest of the group. From Cruz Pata we start hiking into a magnificent valley surrounded by impressive snow-capped mountains, such as the Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the Salkantay (6264m/20551f). Our campsite will be at Salkantay pampa (3900m/12795f).
Transporting time: 4 hours Climate: moderate and cold during the night Hiking time: 6 hours
2nd Day: Salkantay pampa – Salkantay pass – Sisay
After breakfast, we will continue our journey around midmorning and head for the highest mountain pass in the park of Machu Picchu: the Salkantay pass (5200m/17060f). From there, we will have an exceptional view of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m/20551). Thereafter, we will descend to the next camping place, called Sisay pampa (3700m/12139f).
Climate: moderate and cold during the night Hiking time: 7 hours
3rd Day: Sisay pampa – Canal of the Inca – Wayllabamba
At dawn our trek leads us to the Secret Valley of the Incas. We will pass little creeks and visit several small archeological sites. Our last station for this day will be Wayllabamba (3000m/9843f), both our camping site and the starting point for the Classic Inca Trail on the next morning.
Climate: moderate and cold during the night.
Hiking time: 5 hours.
4th Day: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayu
To enjoy the beautiful panorama and the cosy and mystical atmosphere, our day starts early in the morning. Our trek takes us to the valleys of Yuncachimpa (3300m/10827f) and Lulluchapampa (3850/12631f) and finally leads us to the Warmiwañusca pass (4200m/13780f), which offers an impressive view of the snow-capped Verónica. After a short moment at the summit, we will continue walking down to our camping place named Pacaymayu (3500m/11483f).
Climate: cold Hiking time: 7 hours
5th Day: Pacaymayu – Runkurakay – Chaquicocha –
We begin with energy, after a delicious breakfast. This day is coming as the prettiest of the trek. The fir st place we are going to arrive is the archeological site of Runkurakay (3050 meters). Perched on a rocky outcrop, this site was supposed to be a Tambo. We continue the rise to a pass, at an altitude of 3950 meters, before coming down to the ruins of Sayacmarca (3600 m), a small city composed of a maze of narrow streets, plots, houses, terraces, fountains, etc.
The path continues quietly amount, and we go by an Inca tunnel and then walk throughout a forest, before reaching the last pass, at an altitude of 3700 meters. Below, the ruin of Phuyupatamarca: “City above the clouds”, Inca relay, impresses by its circular walls and his ingenious system of aqueducts that still supplies the baths. We enjoy a superb view on the snowcapped peaks and the Urubamba Valley.
The descent of the other side is done under a thick canopy of bamboo. On the merits, appear the extraordinary ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2650m) on a rocky spur at the heart of the forest and overlooking t he Urubamba Valley. Dominated by a vast array of Inca terraces, the urban complex is separated in two by a grand staircase leading to a ceremonial area. This is where we will spend our last night in tents.
Climate: moderate cold, warm with mosquitoes Hiking time: 7 hours
6th Day: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes –
After our breakfast around 5:00 am, we will head – equipped with our flashlights – to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. Around 8:00 am we will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) and enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour of about two hours. Thereafter, you will have enough time to explore the archeological site on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes Hiking time: 02 hours.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 6 Days (Private)
* Private transport from the hotel to Mollepata (Cruz Pata)
* Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
* Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco/to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
* Entrance to the National park of Salkantay
* Entrance to the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
* Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
* Camping equipment (professional two-persons tents: Doite, model Cima 4, extra light/4kg, Doite, model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kg and Doite, model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kg; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs, a sanitary tent)
* Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/option vegetarian)
* Cook and assistant
* Horseman, mules and porters for up to 10kg of a customer’s personal equipment
* Emergency horse during the hike from Salkantay to Wayllabamba
* First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
* Sleeping bag (If you don’t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)
* Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
Note: From the first to the third day (from Cruz Pata to Wayllabamba) we are accompanied by horsemen and mules that will carry all camping equipment and the personal luggage of the customer (up to 10 kg). From the fourth to the sixth day (from Wayllabamba to Aguas Calientes) all equipment including the customer’s personal luggage will be carried by porters.
Important: The combination of the Salkantay trek and the classic Inca trail is important to book far in advance, especially for the months May, June, July, August and September. This is due to the limit of 500 people permitted per day to start the Inca Trail, including guides, cooks and porters.
What do I need to bring?
• Backpack with rain shelter. • Sleeping back. • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket. • Rain pants and lightweight pants. • Trekking shoes. • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs). • Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater. • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts. • Rainponcho and a hat. • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes). • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper. • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries. • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit. • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles. • Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes – once gotten wet – won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.
(1) Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 65.00 and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law began since the 18th of July, 2011).
(2) Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.
Conditions & Terms
1) We require an immediate deposit of US $ 150 for all bookings
2) For all tours and treks the balance can be paid up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. In case of paying the balance in the office of Passperu we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
3) If a participant decides to cancel during the breefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. Passperu however, will cover the expenses (hotel and train ticket) made by that participant to visit Machu Picchu. This offer of ours must be confirmed at the breefing itself.
4) The Client may cancel the Package booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to email@example.com in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by firstname.lastname@example.org All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee:
5) The Salkantay Trek is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure
6) If during the length of the program the traveler abandons the excursion as a decision made by him- or herself, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. Passperu does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for a hotel and the transport back to Cusco or to Aguas Calientes, as well as a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a co-worker of Passperu back to the train station.
7) Certain Services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, Service suppliers, Passperu or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.
8) For the student discount of $ 20 UDS we require a copy of a university student card with valid expiration date and picture on it. It is very important bring with you your original student card to valid the discount. In the event that we don’t receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price.
9) If Passperu doesn’t confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded
10) In case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or completed, Passperu will find an alternative to go to Machu Picchu. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, Passperu will refund the difference.
11) It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Passperu cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her acts.