Salkantay & Inca Trail tour
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Salkantay & Inca Trail tour
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous hiking trails in Peru, also the most popular and popular trekking route in South America, perhaps the world. Visited by thousands of tourists every year, the Inca Trail follows the original paved Inca trails and is one of the biggest attractions of your trip to Peru. The Salkantay & Inca trail tour offers you a variety of spectacular archaeological sites along the way.
The Sacred Way is a cutting-edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With much more spectacular views, Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offers a rich experience in nature.
Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture.
Salkantay & Inca trail tour hiking distance: 75 km – 47 miles.
Good For: Experienced hikers.
Starting Altitude: 2900m – 9515ft.
Highest Altitude: 5028 m – 16,495ft.
Coldest Night: Day 2 around -2º Celsius and day 3 around 0º Celsius.
Overall Difficulty: Challenging.
Recommendation: Permit required.
Salkantay &Inca Trail tour Itinerary
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA.
collection from the hotel in our private transport to take you to the starting point of our Salkantay &inca trail tour 7 days from Cusco to Challacancha will take us 4 hours on the way we will pass through beautiful landscape as well will be able to see Salkantay glacier from the distance ones we arrive at Mollepata where we will stop to buy our breakfast then we continue driving Challacancha where will start our adventure.
After 15 minutes of the hike, you will arrive at the water channel from here we will follow the channel all the way to Soraypampa, where is our lunch spot until lunch it will take us around 2 hours after lunch will visit the lake called Tocarohuay (wrongly called Humantay lake and glacier) round trip it will take us 2 hours and a half then we will have our tea time then dinner
DAY 2:SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAYPAMPA – PAMPA JAPONESA.
we will start with our second-day Adventure from 3800 m. we will hike uphill towards Salkantay mountain with beautiful view along the way after 1 hour and a half we will arrive at Salkantay pampa from where we will turn to the right with direction to Inca Chiriaska pass after one hour going up we will have an amazing view of Salkantay pass and the Humantay glacier and we will be closer to Salkantay mountain then we will arrive to Pampa Japonesa this is our lunch spot.
After lunch you can decide to stay here or continue in case you stay here you will have a chance to see another beautiful lake and get close to Salkantay glacial after this little exploration around your camp you will have the chance to see the amazing sunset this camp is one of the highest and with the most beautiful view the same for the sunrise, consider the coldest night along the trek.
DAY 03 Pampa Japonesa – Inca Canal
This day we will conquer the highest point of our adventure from our camp it will take us 2 hours more or less to the summit here we will have time to take pictures then we will start going down the first section will be steep then will get gentle with the different landscape if we are lucky we can see condors we will continue going down until our lunch spot Sisay Pampa after lunch we have to keep going down in this area we will see a lot of llamas and alpacas then we will arrive at the Inca canal where the Incas built a big water channel in order to dry the swamp and take advantage to farm in the area After the canal still we will hike for almost 1 more hour to get our campsite our tens will be already set up for us then will have our tea time and dinner
DAY 4: PAMPA CAHUANA – PAUCAR CANCHA – LLULLUCHA PAMPA
wakeup call by our amazing team then we will have our breakfast then start with our hike still going down for 2 hours more or less all the way to Paucar Cancha Inca site which we will explore then enjoy our lunch after lunch we will meet our Inca trail porter and we will say goodbye our Salkantay porters and leave some appreciation to them after this small ceremony we will continue with our adventure still we have to continue going down until our Salkantay & Inca trail tour connect to the official Inca trail in a little town (Waylla Bamba) from here we will start going up we will go under a beautiful Andean tree known as (Polilepis Incana) for like 3 hours more or less until we get to LLullucha Pampa where our porters will be waiting for us with a warm welcome to the camp
DAY 5: LLULLUCHA PAMPA – PACAYMAYU – CHAQUICOCHA
Early wakeup then breakfast after breakfast we will conquer dead women’s pass. We will hike roughly for 2 hours in order to get to the highest point of the Inca trail, dead women’s pass (4215 meters 13828 ft.) along the way you will see beautiful native forest ones you are at the pass you will have some time to enjoy the view and get some photos and then we hike down for one hour and a half to Pacaymayo in where we will have our lunch stop. After lunch, we have another four more hours of a hike to the campsite (Chaqui Ccocha) along with you will stop at the Inca sites on the way up we have one called (Runku Raccay) and on the way down we have another Inca site (Sayacmarca) them camp!.
DAY 5: LLULLUCHA PAMPA – PACAYMAYU – CHAQUICOCHA
This day will be one of the easiest days through some of the most beautiful scenery of the Inca trail, we will hike for two hours locally call (Inca flat) and begin to enter the jungle or cloud forest. As we hike will be able to see the majesty of Salkantay Mountain the second highest snow-capped mountain and a fantastic panoramic view of Vilcabamba mountain range on our right site we will see Veronica glacial ones again twenty more minutes get to the third pass and last one along our trek Phuyupatamarca (3600 meters) from where we’ll have majestic views overlooking the Urubamba valley and best view of the Andes mountains in the distance. From here we’ll have our first view of Machu Picchu Mountain the citadel is in the backside of the mountain. From Phuyupatamarka it is a three hours hike down the stairs on the way we will see three Inca sites (Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and Wiñay Wayna) of course you’ll have time to visit those places because we are going to camp at wiñay Wayna which is going to be our lunch stop.
After lunch, we’ll have a proper siesta and then your tour guide will take you to the most beautiful Inca site it is only ten minutes away from the camp so don’t miss here you will have time to explore them you have to go back to the camp enjoy dinner with our team. After our delicious dinner, we will say goodbye it is an Inca trail tradition to show our appreciation for their hard job done. We advise you to go to bet at a reasonable time because the following morning we will get up early in order to be one of the first at the checkpoint.
DAY 7: WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHUPICCHU!
Today is the highlight of the trek our Salkantay & Machu Picchu tour Waking up early in the morning you’ll head straight to the checkpoint where you will wait until they open the gate at 5:30 am then you will head to the sun gate from where you will have the first view of Machu Pichu after you enjoy the view you will hike down to Machupicchu will take about 45 minutes you will get your postcard picture them you have to get out of Machupicchu in order to organize and use the toilet ones you are ready you will explore the citadel for two hours with your tour guide after the tour you will have your free time in order to explore more if you have permits to hike either Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Your guide will give you your bus tickets to go down to Machu Picchu Pueblo as well will offer you a meeting point in a restaurant to enjoy your last lunch in a local restaurant, of course, this is optional.
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo in where our bus driver will be waiting for you with the Cusco Explore logo and take you back to Cusco.
End of Salkantay & Inca Trail tour
Activities to be carried out
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