Salcantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 6d

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.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Locations: Cusco Salcantay Mt Inca Trail Machu Picchu
  • Rating: 4
  • Category: Trekking
  • Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
  • Minimun Required: 02 Passengers
  • Itinerary:


    Day 1: Cusco ‐ Mollepata ‐ Soraypampa ‐Salkantaypampa

    We travel northwest of Cusco, by transport to Mollepata (2,850mt/9,348ft), continuing to Soraypampa along the Rio Blanco Valley, there we will meet a horsemen to start our hike, where you will catch vistas of the lovely Vilcabamba range. Then ascend gradually to Soraypampa (3,800mt/ 12,464ft) and continue walking up to Humantay lagoon to take in spectacular views of the mountains.  Thereafter, we walk down to our campsite at Salkantaypampa (4,100mt/13,451ft).
    Meals: L, D

    Day 2:  Salkantaypampa – Inca Chiriasca Pass – Sisaypampa

    After breakfast we will climb the highest pass of this fabulous exciting trek to reach the Incachiriasca pass (5,200mt - 17.060ft). Catch views of the surrounding mountains of Humantay, Salcantay, Tucarhuay, etc. Descend to our next campsite of Sisaypampa (3,750mt - 12,303ft) where you will see more flora and fauna.
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 3: Sisaypampa - Huayllabamba

    This morning our trek leads us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas passing the Inca canals to reach Huayllabamba (3,000mt/9,842ft) that connects us to the Inca trail. Here, we will meet our porters to start the Inca trail the next day. In route we will visit the Pampacahua and Paucarcancha ruins.
    Meals: B. L, D

    Day 4: Huayllabamba - Warmihuañusca Pass- Pacaymayo

    After breakfast we trek the up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with scenery that more than compensates for the effort. Vegetation thins and the day warms on the approach to the highest point of the trail - Warmiwañusqa Pass (4,236mt/13,894ft). We camp at the Pacaymayo Valley (3,526mt /11,566ft).
    Meals: B, L, D


    Day 5: Pacaymayo – Runkuracay pass- Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

    Today we climb the Inca stairway to Runkurakay ruins, the final push to the Runkurakay pass (3,962mt/12,996ft).  After visiting the amazing ruins of Sayacmarca (3,657mt/11,998ft) perched on a mountain, continue on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins (3521mt/11,552ft). The trail becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite at Wiñaywayna (2,740mt/8,990ft).
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 6: Wiñaywayna- Intipunku- Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Morning arrival to the grand Machu Picchu entering through Intipunku (Sun Gate). Enjoy a professional guided walking tour of the stupendous ruins visiting the sacred temples and more.  Later return by bus to Machu Picchu town for lunch (on your own) before boarding the train to Poroy. You will be met at the train station by our staff and private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

    Optional: (extra cost) Huayna Picchu climb overlooking the sanctuary and valley below.
    Meal B Extra day in Machu Picchu: If you would like to spend an extra day in Machu Picchu, please advise us so we can change the date on your return train ticket to Cusco. Please be aware that you will have to pay for a second day entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu ruins, round trip bus and hotel at your expense.

    Extension tours from Lima or Cusco: Ask us about our extension tour packages from Lima and Cusco to Paracas/Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Arequipa/Colca Canyon, Puno/Lake Titicaca, Tambopata National Park (Puerto Maldonado), and more.

  • Services Included:

    Services Included:

    • Inca trail permits and Machu Picchu entrance.
    • Briefing before trek with your guide.
    • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish) and assistant from 9 pasengers and up.
    • Cook, waiter and assistant.
    • Horse handlers and mules/horses for all our equipment and personal belongings during the Salkantay trek portion.
    • Emergency horse Salkantay portion.
    • Human porters for the Inca Trail to carry camping equipment.
    • Private transportation from the hotel to the trailhead.
    • High quality camping equipment (Professional tents, Eureka extreme for 2 persons, sleeping pads, dining tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent).
    • Toilet biodegrable chemical tent.
    • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea as on itinerary.  Optional vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals on request at no extra charge.)
    • Bus down to Machu Picchu village.
    • Tourist class train from Machu Picchu village to Cusco.
    • Private transportationr from Poroy to Cusco hotel.
    • First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope.
    • Trekperu uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
    • All trash produced during the trek returns to Cusco.

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights (we can book for you)
    • Hotel in Cusco (we can book for you)
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu
    • Breakfast first day and lunch on last day in Aguas Calientes.
    • Travel and health insurance. 
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.., shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you cannot continue the trek or walk due to physical or health conditions and would require emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc., will be at passenger's expense. You will be accompanied by our staff member back to Cusco or Machu Picchu village. We recommend you buy a travel and health insurance to be able to cover these charges.  This is money well invested! Trekperu will help you obtain all necessary documents so you can file a claim with your insurance
    • Personal items like individual gear, room service, sleeping bag (Trekperu rents sleeping bags: $35. per person for entire trek**), medicines, laundry, telephone calls, airline excess luggage charges, visa fees, vaccinations, etc.
    • Single tent available: $35 per person for entire trip.
    • Sleeping Bag and liner (we can rent $35)
    • Gratuities.


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