An extraordinary hike combining the Salkantay trek + Inca Trail, trekking through the high Andes is a remarkable way to experience both worlds at once. Get a taste of the Sacred Apu Salkantay and then connect to the infamous Inca Trail. Revel in the scenery changes and ruins in route to the long awaited eye-opening magical Machu Picchu. Stroll through the complex known to the local people but hidden from the world until it was rediscovered in the early 20th century.
Horses are used for the Salcantay trek portion and human porters for the Inca Trail.
Please, consider purchasing the Inca Trail permits at least 3-6 months in advance because they sell out quickly by the official system.
This journey is the perfect alternative hike for those who were unable to book the Inca Trail. The adventure trail traverses a high Andean plateau, crossing one pass as high as 4,600mt/15,092ft for an up-close view of the sacred Inca peak, Salkantay (6,280mt/20,598ft). Then the trail descends into the beautiful Santa Teresa Valley with its tropical climate and vegetation. On the fourth day you will walk to Machu Picchu village to spend the night in a cozy hostel. On the last day you will visit Machu Picchu the “Lost City of the Incas". See the intricate stonework of these enigmatic ruins which is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry.