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INCA TRAIL TREK + SALKANTAY 6-DAY TREK

Price from: $ 995 USD

INCA TRAIL TREK + SALKANTAY TREK

6 DAYS

Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition – 6 Days of High Adventure

Embark on the Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days, often referred to as the High Inca Trail. This journey initially follows the same path up to the Salkantay base and then veers eastward, traversing the Inca Chiriasca Pass at an elevation of around 4900 meters. The trail descends through Sisaypampa, guiding trekkers to Pampacahuana, adorned with remarkable Inca ruins. Tracing the remnants of an Inca road, the route descends to the distinctive Inca ruins of Paucarcancha. Finally, it merges with the “classic” Inca Trail at Huayllabamba, guiding you onwards to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail Salkantay Trek provides an alternative and more demanding adventure compared to the classic route. Covering approximately 74 kilometers (46 miles) over six days, this expedition promises a challenging and fulfilling experience, culminating in the exploration of the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu.

Tour Price

6-Day Inca Trail Trek + Salkantay

$ 995 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:

Medium

Trip Length:

6 Days

Overview of the 3-Day Inca Trail Trek

This 6-day expedition combines the awe-inspiring Salkantay Trek with the renowned Classic Inca Trail, providing a distinctive and memorable encounter with the Andes Mountains and the ancient Inca civilization. Commencing with a demanding ascent to the Salkantay Pass, reaching an elevation of 4,600 meters (15,000 feet), the trek unfolds panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks and glacial lakes. The path then descends through the verdant cloud forest, meandering past traditional Andean villages and ancient Inca ruins. On the fourth day, the journey seamlessly merges with the Classic Inca Trail, retracing the steps of the Incas through the Sun Gate and culminating at the majestic Machu Picchu on the final day. This expedition is certain to create enduring memories.

Itinerary overview:

  • Day 1: Cusco to Salkantay Pampa
  • Day 2: Salkantay Pampa and Inca Pass
  • Day 3: Inca Canal to Wayllabamba
  • Day 4: Ayapata to Chaquicocha
  • Day 5: Chaquicocha to Wiñaywayna
  • Day 6: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Availability:

Permits and Guidelines: The Inca Trail Tour takes place within the confines of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a restricted number of daily tickets are allocated. It is essential to plan in advance and acquire permits from the Tierra Biru Expeditions tour operator to guarantee your participation. Strict adherence to these guidelines is imperative to safeguard the integrity of this historical trail for the well-being of forthcoming generations.

  • DECEMBER 2023: AVAILABLE
  • JANUARY 2024: AVAILABLE
  • FEBRUARY 2024: UNAVAILABLE 
  • MARCH 2024: AVAILABLE
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Inca Trail Trek + Salkantay: 6-Day Itinerary 

The Salkantay Trek on the Inca Trail is a life-changing expedition that harmoniously merges the wonders of nature, physical endurance, and a profound spiritual experience. Spanning six days, this trek provides an opportunity for adventurers to disconnect from the modern world and fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes, all while retracing the ancient footsteps of the Incas.

Each step on this trail is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and a deep respect for the natural environment. The extraordinary panoramas, diverse flora and fauna, and the spiritual connection forged throughout the Salkantay Trek, combined with the Classic Inca Trail, make this journey an unparalleled adventure that resonates for a lifetime.

Day 1: Soraypampa Trek to Salkantay Pampa

Embark on the High Inca Trail, starting at Soraypampa, meeting horsemen, and hiking through the stunning Vilcabamba range. The day culminates at Salkantay Pampa for a night under the stars.

Day 2: Salkantay Pampa to Inca Canal "Pampaqawana"

After a refreshing start, ascend to the challenging Inka Chiriaska Pass, enjoying unique mountain views. Descend to Inca Canal "Pampaqawana" for captivating landscapes and a campsite at 3,750m.

Day 3: Inca Canal to Official Inca Trail (Ayllabamba - Ayapata)

Venture to the Cusichaca River, traverse Inca canals, and connect to the official Inca trail. Explore the Paucarcancha ruins en route to Ayapata camp at 3,350m, with a moderate to challenging trek.

Day 4: Ayapata to Chaquicocha

Trek from Ayapata to Llulluchapampa, reaching the highest point, Warmiwañuska Pass at 4,236m. Lunch at Pacaymayo Valley, exploring Incan sites like Runkuracay and Concha Marca, before camping at Chaquicocha.

Day 5: Chaquicocha to Wiñaywayna

Follow the incredible Inca trail to Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, and Wiñaywayna. The route presents stunning landscapes, and the day ends at Wiñaywayna camp, preparing for the final stretch to Machu Picchu.

Day 6: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu

Conclude the Inca Trail, trek from Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, followed by a return to Cusco via train from Aguas Calientes.

Included:

  • Trek briefing
  • Private transport
  • Entrance tickets and permits
  • Indigenous Porters and extra porter
  • Mules for camping gear
  • Bus ticket (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Train ticket (Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo)
  • Bus ticket (Machu Picchu Park to Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Spacious tents, sleeping mats, and duffle bag
  • Chef and assistant cook
  • Meals (05 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 05 Dinners)
  • Wake-up coca tea, hot water for washing
  • Biodegradable soap and hand gel
  • Walkie-talkies, Oxygen Tank, and first aid kit
  • All local taxes

Not Included:

  • Water on Days 01 and 06
  • Breakfast (Day 1), Lunch (Day 6)
  • Energy snacks
  • Tips (Guide, Cook, Porters)

Essentials for 6-Day Inca Trail Trek:

  • Good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack
  • Original passport
  • Lighter trekking boots with ankle support
  • 4 pairs of trekking pants (no jeans)
  • 1 warm/winter jacket, wool socks, gloves, scarf, and woolen hat
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long-sleeve shirts
  • Good sleeping bag liner
  • Iron tablets and altitude sickness pills
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher)
  • Camera and film
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip-flops for comfortable evenings
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read

INCA TRAIL GALLERY

Travel Highlights

Duration:6 Days
Type:Inca Trail, Trekking, Adventure
Ideal group size:1 to 18  explorers
Physical Intensity:Medium – Hard
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingRecomendable. – Muy recomendable el servicio, el cual ya lo tomamos en cada visita al cusco y siempre ha cubierto y superado nuestras expectativas.

    avatar thumb osmardaga77
    4 December, 2023
  • star ratingI went on the Inca trail for 4 days and was guided by Edgar Cardenas, who is not only a great guide but a knowledgeable and passionate person that really… read more

    avatar thumb jamesoA9362ZG
    22 November, 2021
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

    avatar thumb alineaH1979TT
    28 August, 2023
  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

    avatar thumb Davazca
    23 August, 2023
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