Igloos under the impressive Salkantay and Humantay mountains

Salkantay & Inca Trail

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Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Price
from US$1100
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Max. Altitude
5100 m / 16732 ft
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Group Size
Up to 10 people
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Accommodation
Camps & Hostel
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Difficulty
Challenging
  • Sky Camp
  • Humantay Lake
  • Salkantay Pampa
  • Inca Chiriasca Pass
  • Warmi Wañusca Pass
  • Wiñay Wayna
  • Machu Picchu

The Most Beautiful Adventure of Your Life

The 7 Day Salkantay - Inca Trail offers tourists the chance to enjoy a mix of both the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail combined. Starting on the Salkantay Trek, the route diverges just before Salkantay Pass. It instead goes over the Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass), which leads down to the village of Huayllabamba, where you join the Inca Trail and continue to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate

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Sky Camp, Humantay Lake, Salkantay Pampa, Inca Chiriasca Pass, Warmi Wañusca Pass, Wiñay Wayna, Machu Picchu
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The 7 Day trek to Machu Picchu offers tourists the chance to enjoy a mix of both the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail combined.
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The Inca Trail trek is listed in the TOP 5 best hikes in the world by multiple different magazines.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Additional Items
  • Before You Go
  • Pricing
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  Overview

The 7 Day Salkantay - Inca Trail offers tourists the chance to enjoy a mix of both the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail combined. Starting on the Salkantay Trek, the route diverges just before Salkantay Pass. It instead goes over the Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass), which leads down to the village of Huayllabamba, where you join the Inca Trail and continue to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 0

    Pre-Departure Briefing

    Cusco

  • Day 1

    Hike to the Jewel in the Mountains

    Cusco Mollepata Marcocasa Canal Inca Soraypampa Sky Camp

  • Day 2

    The Stunning Salkantay Pass and Incredible Views

    Humantay Lake Salkantay Pampa Ichupata

  • Day 3

    Adventure Through the Andean Mountains

    Inca Chiriasca Pass Inca Channel-

  • Day 4

    Your Inca Expedition Begins Here

    Pauccar Cancha Wayllabamba Ayapata

  • Day 5

    Retracing Ancient Steps and Visiting Ruins

    Warmi Wañusca Pass Runcuraccay Chaquicocha

  • Day 6

    Explore Incan Ruins and Their History

    Phuyupatamarca Wiñay Wayna

  • Day 7

    Enter the Incredible Incan Fortress: Machu Picchu

    SUNGATE (Inti Punku) Machu Picchu

Why Take the Inca Trail?

  • The 7 Day trek to Machu Picchu offers tourists the chance to enjoy a mix of both the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail combined.
  • The Salkantay Trek is listed as one of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
  • The Salkantay Trek is one of the very best trekking adventures you will find in Peru and South America.
  • Trekkers can see natural bridges, snowcapped mountains, colorful valleys, waterfalls, wildlife, unique plants, and cloud forest.
  • Camping with fewer people allows you to control your trip and have the best views of these incredible mountains!
  • The Inca Trail trek is listed in the TOP 5 best hikes in the world by multiple different magazines.
  Itinerary
Day 1

Hike to the Jewel in the Mountains

Cusco Mollepata Marcocasa Canal Inca Soraypampa Sky Camp

You're about to start a magical adventure that combines the two best routes to walk to Machu Picchu: the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail. Our journey begins very early. We'll pick you up from your hotel's door in the city of Cusco at 4:30 a.m. and will take you in our private transport for 2.5 hours to the starting point of the Marccoccasa trek (3,300 masl / 10,826 fasl). There you'll meet all the team that will accompany you while you enjoy a delicious breakfast. You'll start the walk in the middle of fertile green valleys and under the immense Andean mountains' watchful eye. You'll ascend slightly for 3.5 hours to the place where we'll have lunch. After resting for a while, we'll continue on a less inclined terrain that's easier to walk.

Suddenly, as if he had quickly risen to his feet, the huge sacred glacier of Humantay will appear. It's inevitable to feel your heart accelerate in front of its powerful and gigantic presence. Remember that mountains are the main gods for the Andean culture and must be worshiped and respected. The temperature will drop suddenly here, and you'll have to keep warm, so don't forget to take warm clothes in a backpack that you carry with you. Our camp will be a little further in Soraypampa (3,800 masl / 12,467 fasl), where our team will welcome you with exquisite hot drinks. You'll spend the night in the middle of a glacial valley after satisfying your stomach with a fantastic dinner. Take the opportunity to contemplate the night sky's depth and hand over your soul to the stars.Minimum altitude: 2,900 masl / 9,515 fasl

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Walking Distance:  6.8 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3300 m / 10826 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  3869 m / 12690 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3869 m / 12690 ft
Day 2

The Stunning Salkantay Pass and Incredible Views

Soraypampa Humantay Lake Salkantay Pampa Ichupata

We'll wake you up with a hot coca-leaf tea that will help you start the day in the best way. Then you can savor our delicious breakfast. Before leaving, we'll have a short chat with our guide who'll explain these immense mountains' meaning for the Andean culture. With the permission of the sacred glaciers, you'll start a 2-hour walk to a real turquoise gem of the mountains, the famous Humantay Lake born from the glacier's snows of the same name that will appear in front of you closer than ever. Let yourself be enveloped by the brightness of the waters and the tranquillity of the place where ritual ceremonies are still performed in honor of nature.

You'll return to the main path, and then we'll ascend slightly to Salkantay Pampa, where you will enjoy lunch at approximately 1:00 p.m. If you think the beauty of the Humantay Mountain is impressive, get ready to see the face of Apu Salkantay, a huge glacier that's considered one of the main deities in the entire region. After lunch, we'll ascend for 2 hours to Ichupata or Japanese Pampa (4,200 masl / 13,779 fasl). The cold will start to worsen due to the altitude, so don't forget to take warm clothes and gloves with you. As always, we'll welcome you with a cup of hot drink, and then you'll enjoy dinner. Since the camp is in Salkantay Mountain's vicinity, you may hear the thunder of avalanches, but there's nothing to worry about, as these occur in another area. Don't forget that this camp is the highest and that at night the temperature can reach close to 0 C.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Moderate to challenging
  • Walking Distance:  8 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3869 m / 12690 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  4300 m / 14108 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  4600 m / 15091 ft
Day 3

Adventure Through the Andean Mountains

Ichupata Inca Chiriasca Pass Inca Channel

You’ll welcome the day with a hot cup of coca tea and prepare to face the most challenging day on the route. You’ll slowly ascend to the Inca Chiriasca pass (5,000 masl / 16,404 fasl) while enjoying the company of the powerful glaciers. Once you reach the top of the open, we will bring you coca tea again to help you withstand the altitude while you contemplate the valleys dotted with crystalline lakes. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to appreciate the flight of the huge condor. From this point you can start the descent or take an optional 30-minute walk to see the glaciers up close. Once you arrive at the place where we’ll have lunch, we will be waiting for you with everything ready. After a short rest, we will continue the descent through beautiful Andean valleys until we reach our camp located in a community made up of just 10 families.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Challenging
  • Walking Distance:  8.7 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  4600 m / 15091 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  5000 m / 13404 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3900 m / 12795 ft
Day 4

Your Inca Expedition Begins Here

Inca Channel Pauccar Cancha Wayllabamba Ayapata

Today you will have the feeling of having traveled back in time as you share the path of the traditional farmers of Peru who live in complete communion and respect with Mother Earth, or Pachamama, as it has been done since ancient times. Observe their lifestyle and appreciate their tranquillity. Later you’ll arrive at an Inca archaeological site to learn a little about its history and advanced architecture. Your guide will also show you how the vegetation changes as you get closer to the Amazon jungle.

Finally, you’ll enter the classic Inca Trail, where you’ll have lunch. After a short break, you’ll ascend to our camp. Make sure you have your camera ready because you don’t want to miss the opportunity to photograph the impressive mountains and waterfalls that welcome you when entering the cloud forest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Moderate to challenging
  • Walking Distance:  8.6 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3900 m / 12795 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  3750 m / 12303 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3600 m / 11829 ft
Day 5

Retracing Ancient Steps and Visiting Ruins

Ayapata Warmi Wañusca Pass Runcuraccay Chaquicocha

Today is the most demanding day, but also one of the most amazing. We'll visit archaeological sites and enter the mysterious cloud forest. After breakfast, we'll ascend for 2 hours while seeing how the landscape begins to change dramatically. The vegetation will decrease as we reach a higher altitude, and Andean straw or 'ichhu' will begin to appear, which is the main food for the beautiful auquenids that graze peacefully in this area. We will reach 4,200 masl / 13,779 fasl at the Dead Woman's Pass, where you'll have time to rest while you contemplate the glaciers whose perpetual snows resist disappearing due to climate change. Later we'll descend through a cobbled path to the point where we'll have lunch. This part of the trail will be dotted with exotic flowers and orchids. We ask you to help us take care of them, please, as they are in danger of extinction.

If your walk is calm and you manage to connect with nature, you should be accompanied by the magical flight of hummingbirds that are a sign of good luck, according to the Andean culture. After lunch, we'll climb again for 2 hours until we reach a new pass. A little further on, you'll discover the beautiful archaeological site of Runcuraccay.

Although there are many theories and studies about the place, Runcuraccay is said to have been a strategic vantage point to monitor the valley. Take the opportunity to take pictures and feel like you're a bird that can take off from there to surrender to the air currents and fly beside the mountains. After a brief rest and the explanation from our guide, we'll begin to descend for an hour to the place called Yanacocha, where rituals were performed in honor of water's spirit. Little by little, the mist will cover the road as you enter the cloud forest and approach the Sayacmarca archaeological site. There you will be dazzled by the fine work and mastery of Inca architecture. Keep going! There are still 30 more minutes of walking to our camp located in Chaquicocha. You'll feel the embrace of the Amazonian spirit and the energy of life that will surround you in an incredible place to observe local flora and fauna's diversity.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Challenging
  • Walking Distance:  9.9 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3600 m / 11829 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  4215 m / 13829 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3650 m / 11975 ft
Day 6

Explore Incan Ruins and Their History

Chaquicocha Phuyupatamarca Wiñay Wayna

The effort you made yesterday will be rewarded with the most relaxed day on the route today. Before starting the trek, ask permission from the beautiful Pumasillo glacier and fill yourself with its energy. It will only be 5 hours of walking where you will see three impressive archaeological sites before arriving at our next camp. You’ll get to know the Inca complex of Phuyupatamarca or Pueblo Sobre las Nubes. The Inca nobles used this sacred place to communicate with the stars and study astronomy. Later, you’ll see an agricultural experimentation station where you’ll find a series of platforms used to create microclimates and thus boost the production of food in the area.

Finally, you’ll arrive at our last camp located in Wiñay Wayna (2,600 masl / 8,530 fasl), where you can leave your backpacks and walk for 5 minutes to see the most important archaeological site on the route, not counting Machu Picchu, of course. Again the advanced architecture of the Incas will surprise you with its aqueducts and temples. Listen carefully to our guide, who’ll reveal the mysteries of this fascinating place to you

After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to take a hot shower, and then you need to relax as you’ll have the afternoon free. Enjoy your happy hour and your last dinner before our team of porters says goodbye to you. Thank them warmly for allowing you to have a fantastic adventure comfortably.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Walking Distance:  6.2 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3650 m / 11975 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  3600 m / 11811 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  2650 m / 8694 ft
Day 7

Enter the Incredible Incan Fortress: Machu Picchu

SUNGATE (Inti Punku) Machu Picchu

The day has arrived. As soon as you wake up, you'll feel the deep beating of your heart that will be anxious for your visit to one of the most memorable and energetic places in the world: Machu Picchu. We'll wake up much earlier than usual, as darkness is still enveloping everything, and we'll quickly have our breakfast and start a 2-hour walk to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at Puerta del Sol, you'll see this archaeological gem in the middle of the mountains for the first time in the distance. You'll wonder how the ancient Peruvians were able to build this wonder on almost inaccessible land. The last stretch is approximately 45 minutes. The sun's spectacle at dawn illuminating this ancient site will leave you breathless and shake your soul. You'll have a 2-hour guided tour where you'll gradually discover the secrets of the Inca citadel. Then take advantage of your free time to explore the corners of this energy centre on your own. You'll surely be surprised by how the Inca architects built these immense stone walls in perfect harmony with nature. You'll also notice that some fountains and aqueducts still continue to function after being built more than five centuries ago.

At the exit of the complex, you'll find buses that regularly leave for Aguas Calientes, a hectic miniature metropolis where you'll find many restaurants. Choose the one you want to enjoy your lunch in (food not included in the tour). Remember that you must be at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. The station is usually full of people which can slow you down a lot.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Distance traveled:  3 miles
  • Machu Picchu Elevation:  2430 m / 7972 ft

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Ministry of Culture of Peru is the entity in charge of regulating the use of the Inca Trail and issuing entry permits. To access the Inca Trail it’s essential that you have a permit from the Ministry of Culture that matches the information in your passport exactly: name, passport number, nationality, and age. Only officially licensed tourism agencies can secure these permits, which are not transferable under any circumstances. If you want to change the date of your excursion you have to make sure that there are spaces available on the new date and buy a new permit. They are rules of the Government of Peru that we all must follow. If there are no permits available for the date you want, there are other incredible options to walk to Machu Picchu. We’ll be happy to find the perfect excursion for you.

  Inclusions

What Is Included?

  • High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing

    You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses and porters. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Guide

    All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.

  • Camping Equipment

    Salkantay Trekking uses the best equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Every 2 people will share Eureka Timberline or Mountain Hard Wear tents with capacity for 4 people. In addition, you’ll have a spacious dining tent where you can enjoy your food without problems.

  • Medical Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergency situations (altitude sickness, traveller’s diarrhoea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Customer Service 24/7

    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

  • Accommodation

  • Personal Accommodation in Private Campsites

    Like our ancestors, we are very considerate of the Pachamama (Mother Earth). Therefore, our campsites and lodges are adapted to the environment to avoid generating negative impacts.

  • Meals

  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners

    Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets so let us know if you have any special restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner; in addition to hot drinks and snacks. Every morning we’ll give you your snack so you can enjoy it during the walk.

  • Water

    From the first lunch to the last breakfast, Salkantay Trekking will provide you with all the water you need. The water is boiled, filtered, and cooled. You must bring your water bottles or a camel bag. We recommend a capacity of 3 litres. You’ll be able to fill your bottles during each meal.

  • Wake up tea

    Every morning at the campsite, you will woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.

  • Tea time daily

    Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!

  • Snacks on the trail daily

    Local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

    To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Products for hygiene

    You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to clean your hands.

  • Transportation

  • Transport

    - Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel by private transportation to Challacancha, the starting point of the trek.

    - Day 7: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Train tickets

    From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

  • Bus Ticket

    Day 7: From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

  • Cargo Mules

    On days 1,2 and 3, cargo mules carry the all camping equipment and your allowance of personal baggage (7 kgs/15.4 lbs).

  • Porters Team or Kallpa Team

    The Porters or Kallpa Team carry all of the personal tents, clothing, and sleeping bags, to extra dining and kitchen tents, food, water, tables, chairs, and a gas bottle stove.

  • Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket for Salkantay Trek

  • Permits for Inca Trail

    As soon as we receive your complete information and the deposit that secures your reservation, we’ll buy all the necessary permits (subject to availability). These permits are issued for a specific date and will be in your name. They cannot be changed under any circumstances. Change of passport number is only allowed for renewal reasons. In that case you must bring both your old and new passport.

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Archeological Site.

  • EXTRAS included in our service.

  • We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress, a cover to protect your backpack on the road, and a rain poncho.

  • Satellite phones

    Our main priority will always be the tranquillity of our clients. While all of our guides are prepared for emergencies in the mountains, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital, or friend helps you feel more secure. Each Salkantay Trekking guides has a satellite phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to call anywhere in the world. You can also use it even if it’s not an emergency.

  • Personal Porter

    Is include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag and personal items(5kl per person). There is no additional fee for this.

What Is Not Included?

  • Rental

    All our travellers need a sleeping bag to camp. Inflatable mattresses and walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional, but highly recommended. If you do not have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with Salkantay Trekking:

    • Sleeping bag: US $ 35.00
    • Inflatable mattress: US $ 35.00
    • Walking poles (pair): US $ 35.00
  • Huayna Picchu

    You can climb the famous mountain that’s always seen in the photos, behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill. Going down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The additional cost is US $ 75.00. The permit must be issued at least 1 month in advance due to high demand. To protect your integrity, there may be changes due to weather conditions.

  • Day 7: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for our staff

    Tips are usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering the hard work they do. Typically, group participants collect their tips to hand out to the porters and chefs together.

  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management

    Landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.

  Additional Items

Additional Items

Here we leave you with a short list of extras that you can enjoy during this package. For more information, please go to our Additional Options section.

  • Huayna Picchu

  • Huayna Picchu is the mountain behind Machu Picchu and which can be climbed in 45 minutes. Although this excursion is up to you, our guide will take you to the place of entry. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can assure for you if we have enough time in advance.

    Obviously, your entry ticket will be purchased to coincide with the dates of your excursion on the Inca Trail. The entrance can be done in two shifts: from 7:00 a.m. at 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m. We buy the tickets in the second shift so that our clients can fully enjoy their guided tour of Machu Picchu. Remember the shifts only indicate the time of entry. You can go up and down Huayna Picchu without haste.

    • The ticket for Huayna Picchu costs US $ 75.00 per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers even more incredible views than Huayna Picchu, but it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can assure for you if we have time in advance.

    The entrance for the excursion to Machu Picchu Mountain is open only from 9:00 a.m. at 10:00 a.m.

    • The ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain costs US $ 75.00 per person.
  • Vistadome Train

  • All our tours include the Expedition train. This train leaves Aguas Calientes at 4:22 p.m. The Vistadome train is a higher category service that offers more comfortable seats, a panoramic design that will allow you to see through the roof, as well as an entertainment show on board. Generally, the Vistadome train leaves Aguas Calientes at 4:43 p.m. and goes to the Poroy station that is closest to Cusco. From there, we’ll take you to your hotel in Cusco.

    • You can access this service for US $ 75.00 extra dollars.
  • Rental Equipment for Inca Trail

  • All our travellers need a sleeping bag to camp(Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner.).

    All our Traveller need an Inflatable mattresses and walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional, but highly recommended. If you do not have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with Salkantay Trekking:

    • Sleeping bag: US $ 20.00
    • Inflatable mattress: US $ 20.00
    • Walking poles (pair): US $ 20.00
  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about trekking Salkantay in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

Briefing or informative meeting

All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the Salkantay Trekking offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.

Duffel bag or canvas case:

ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.

A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.

Payment of Trek Balance (in Cusco)

The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.

It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Storing your luggage at our Office.

Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pickups:

Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Return to Cusco:

Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don't worry. Everything is included in your tour!

  • In Machu Picchu you’ll board a bus that will take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to your arrival.
  • In Aguas Calientes you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco. Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 2 hours.
  • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Salkantay Trekking clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Plaza San Francisco, in Cusco. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Plaza San Francisco takes 2 hours.
  • In San Francisco, depending on your hotel's location, we will take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel in Cusco.

Group tours:

Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

Strikes and demonstrations:

Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects:

You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.

  Pricing

The Inca Trail can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We do not run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

  • Group Price

  • Inca Trail Group
  • 2020 Land Cost
    US$1100
    per person
  • Pre-payment
    US$400
    (Required)
  • Balance
    US$700
  • This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Online Payment Salkantay & Inca Trail 7 Days

Notice that PayPal charges a fee of 8%, which we ask the client to cover since it's due to the use of its service. This tax is just for online deposits so that you will pay the remaining in cash (the briefing day) without charges.
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Please, after your deposit, send us the transfer number to sales@salkantaytrekking.com; only after that, we'll be able to confirm your deposit and reservation.

Additional Items

There are additional items you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices.

  • Huayna Picchu:  $75
  • Machu Picchu Mountain:  $75

Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Adventure:

  • Rainbow Mountain:  $100  $80
  • Sacred Valley:  $60  $50
  • City Tour:  $30  $20

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information

Student Discount

$20 off person

Student discounts apply to anyone who is 17-years-old or younger. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to sales@salkantaytrekking.com.

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Salkantay & Inca Trail Trek 7D
14 years and above
Below 14 years
7 + 3 =
Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 958191179 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

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Feel free to reach us via email at sales@salkantaytrekking.com or by calling us directly at +51 958 191 179

Triunfo Street 346, Main Square of Cusco, Peru

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

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Our Focus

Guarantee you the adventure of a Lifetime

Your Safety is our priority

Salkantay Trekking organized a first aid and rescue course in which all its guides actively participated.

Expert Local Guides

Our Destination Experts aren't just trip designers, they're true explorers with experience in Peru you won't find anywhere else.

Fantastic Meals

The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail.

Small Groups

Travelling with us will always feel like travelling among friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

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