Salkantay Trek + Classic Inca Trail – 6 Days

Price from: $ 576.00 USD (See: Price List)

Salkantay Trek + Classic Inca Trail – 6 Days

Price from: $ 576.00 USD (See: Price List)

Often referred to as the High Inca Trail, follow the same route up to the base of Salkantay before turning east across the Inca Chiriasca Pass at approximately 4900-m. This route then descends via Sisaypampa, from where you trek to Pampacahuana.

High Inca Trail – Salkantay Trek plus Classic Inca Trail 6 Days

Salkantay, via Paucarcancha, often referred to as the High Inca Trail, follows the same route up to the base of Salkantay before turning east across the Inca Chiriasca Pass at approximately 4900-m. This route then descends via Sisaypampa, where you trek to Pampacahuana and outstanding Inca ruin. The remains of an Inca road then go down to the singular Inca ruins of Paucarcancha. Paucarcancha is also a vital camping site on the Ancascocha trek; on the third day, you can join the “classic” Inca Trail at Huayllabamba before continuing to Machupicchu. Because the route follows the Km 88 trail in its second half, permits are required, and thus booking in advance is highly recommended.

It is also possible to trek this route without a registered Peruvian guide. There is also an obligatory change from animals to porters before reaching Huayllabamba. If you don´t want to join the Classic Inca Trail, an alternative is to go to Huayllabamba, then down to Km 88, where you can take the train to Aguas Calientes or back to Cusco. Walking 30 km from Km 88 to Aguas Calientes is also possible, but the authorities are not keen on this, especially from Aguas Calientes to Km 88.

Overview

Overview

  • Day 01: Cusco – Soraypampa to Humantay & Salkantay Pampa
  • Day 02: Salkantay Pampa – Inca Chiriaska Pass – Inca Canal “Pampaqawana”
  • Day 03: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha – Wayllabamba – Ayapata
  • Day 04: Ayapata – Llulluchapampa – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo – Chaquicocha
  • Day 05: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Inti Pata – Wiñaywayna
  • Day 06: Wiñaywayna – Inti Punku – Machupicchu – Cusco

Highlights –  Trek Salkantay Classic Inca Trail 6 Days:

  • Real-time Inca trail permit information via Kondor Path Tour, “official operator of the Inca Trail.”
  • Follow the legendary path of the Incas, winding through the spectacular scenery of the Peruvian Andes.
  • Mythical and awe-inspiring, Machu Picchu declared 01 of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Witness the spectacular architecture of the Incas in Peru.
  • View the beautiful skies of Machu Picchu when the sun lights them up after Intipunku.
  • Beautiful scenery and stunning Andes mountain vistas, and a Succession of impressive high passes

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Pampa

High Inca Trail – At Soraypampa, we will meet our horseman to pack all the mountain equipment and your personal belongings. We start our hike, where you will catch views of the stunning Vilcabamba range (02 magnificent snow glaciers, the Salkantay, and the Humantay). 

Short Data:

  • Early morning pick you up from your hotel at 05 am
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Soraypampa.”
  • Lunch at Soray Pampa.
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Estimated Hike Duration: 03 ½ hours walk
  • Highest point & Campsite elevation: Soraypampa 4,150 m (Just right at the bottom of Salkantay Glacier Peak)
  • Weather: Cold
  • Location: Mollepata, Cusco – Peru
  • Trail Conditions are rocky, dusty, and slippery; trekking shoes for sure.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Easy (only Andean Altitudes)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Salkantay Pampa – Inca Chiriaska Pass – Inca Canal “Pampaqawana”

After the Coca tea for the wake-up and breakfast, we will climb the highest Pass of the most exciting trek to reach the Inka Chiriaska pass 5,200mt / 17.060ft (possible to observe some Condors around the area). Catch views of the surrounding mountains; this experience is unique step by step; we can conquer the Peru summit.

We Describe our next campsite of Canal Inka ( Altitude 3,750 meet / 12,303 feet), where you will see more beautiful landscapes.

Hiking Summary:

  • Early wake up to enjoy the views of the Salkantay, and Humantay mountains
  • Hiking towards the highest Pass, “Inka Chiriaska,” where the Inca Emperor suffered from super cold
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 9.92 miles
  • Estimated duration: 07 hours Hike
  • Highest point: Inca Chiriaska Pass 5,200mt / 17.060ft
  • Campsite elevation Inca Canal (Pampaqawana) 3,750mt / 12,303ft
  • Weather: Cold
  • Inca Trail Conditions are rocky, dusty, and slippery
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha – Official Inca Trail (ayllabamba – Ayapata)

This morning our trek leads us; to the Cusichaca river passing the Inca canals to get Wayllabamba Site (Altitude 3,000mt / 9,842ft) that connects us to the official Inca trail. We will meet our Andean porters here to start the Inca trail to the Ayapata camp. In this route, we will explore the Paucarcancha ruins.

Summary of the walk: Downhill trek into the Andes forest

  • Wake up with hot Coca leaves the drink in your tent
  • 03 hours trek to Wayllabamba (meeting point with your Inca porters here)
    • Estimated duration: 04 hours trek
  • Explore the Inka site of Paucarcancha, “the happy place.”
  • Accommodation: Ayapata Camp 3300 meters.
  • Trekking distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Highest point: Ayapata
  • Weather: Cold and pleasant weather
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska to Chaquicocha

Hiking from Ayapata to Llulluchapampa, the vegetation is thin, and the day warms on the approach to the trail’s highest point, “Warmiwañusca Pass” 4,236mt/13,894ft. We take lunch at the Pacaymayo Valley 3,526mt /11,566ft.

Brief information about the hike:

  • Trekkers from the world survive the two highest Andes passes, the Warmiwañusca and Runkuracay.
    • Explore the two Incan sites:
      • Runkuracay
      • Concha Marca
      • Sayacmarka
    • Weather: several different microclimates
    • Lunch at Pacaymayo, located between the two passes on a valley
    • Walking distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles
    • We trek this route and various campsites to avoid crowds
    • Camp location: Chaquicocha
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Inti Pata – Wiñaywayna

Today we follow the most incredible track of the Inca trail with many good sceneries. The path from Phuyupatamarka becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite at Wiñaywayna (Altitude 2,740 m/8,990 ft.)

A summary of Chapter Five: Today is the most leisurely day trek, and trek into the cloud forest

  • Explore 03 Incan sites:
    • Phuyupatamarka
    • Intipata
    • Wiñaywayna
  • Walking distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Lunch at Wiñaywayna camp
  • Free afternoon to recover energy for the next day for Machupicchu.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Inti Punku – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Last stretch of the Inca Trail from Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, we have our guided tour around the Inca citadel. During the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train from Aguas Calientes.

A summary of Chapter Six:

  • Walking distance: 05 km / 03 miles
  • Machu Picchu guided tour is 02 hours.
  • By bus, descend to Aguas Calientes town for lunch (not included)
  • Train back service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.

Inclusions

Salkantay Trek Plus Classic Inca Trail Combination in 06 Days/ 05 Nights Includes

  • Trek briefing with your Guide.
  • Private Transport and professional driver (to the starting point of the trek)
  • All entrance tickets and permits.
  • Indigenous Porters to carry (camping equipment)
  • Extra porter to carry 07 kg/15.4 lb. personal items.
  • Mules to pack camping equipment “Salkantay trek portion.”
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Village
  • Machu Picchu guided tour (02 hrs) and extra time for you.
  • One train ticket from Machupicchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo village (Expedition Tourist Train)
  • 01 bus ticket from Machu Picchu Park to Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Spacious tents / Sleeping mat.
  • We provide a duffle bag for personal items.
  • One Chef and assistant cook
  • Excellent Meals (05 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 05 Dinners)
  • Wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Kondor Path Tours uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • All local taxes

Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 6 Days Does Not Include

  • Water on Days 01 & 06
  • Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on Day 06
  • Energy snacks will be handy as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • To reduce plastic waste on the trail, we encourage our guests to use refillable water bottles.
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Porters

Bring to Trek Salkantay Classic Inca Trail 6 Days

  •  A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate packs (carry your personal belongings)
  • Original passport.
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 04 pairs of Trekking pants “no jeans.”
  • 01 warm / winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/ gloves/scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 04 t-shirts, 02 long sleeve shirts
  • 01 Good sleeping bag liner; it is super lightweight and easy to pack; it does its job!.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Camera and film
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night – your toes will thank you!
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40)

Travel Facts

PRICE LIST

Cost for Salkantay Trek plus Classic Inca Trail 6 Days / 5 nights

PRICES PER PERSON 2022. Private hiking tours are only open to your party.

  • 02 people US$ 1,105. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 people US$ 869.
  • 04 people US$ 757.
  • 05 people US$ 722.
  • 06 people US$ 658.
  • 07 people US$ 631.
  • 08+ people US$ 576.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
** Student discounts $ 30 off per person.


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