Salkantay Trekking + Classic Inca Trail – 6 Days

Price from: $ 750.00 USD

High Inca Trail – 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 & Inca Trail 6 Days

Salkantay & Inca Trail 6 Days – 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 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 you reach Huayllabamba. If you don´t want to join up with 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 – Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 6 Days

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challa Cancha – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pampa
  • Day 2: Salkantay Pampa – Inca Chiriaska Pass – Inca Canal “Pampaqawana”
  • Day 3: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha – Wayllabamba – Ayapata
  • Day 4: Ayapata – Llulluchapampa – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo – Chaquicocha
  • Day 5: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Inti Pata – Wiñaywayna
  • Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Inti Punku – Machu Picchu – Cusco

High Inca Trail Highlights:

  • 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 1 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 Succession of impressive high passes

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challa Cancha – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pampa

High Inca Trail – At Challa Cancha, 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 (2 magnificent snow glaciers, the Salkantay and the Humantay). 

  • Early morning pick you up from your hotel at 5 am
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Challa Cancha.”
  • Lunch at Soraypampa Inca Site
  • Accommodation: Salkantay Pampa Camp
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Estimated Hike Duration: 3 ½ hours walk
  • Highest point: Suyroccocha 4,150 m /
  • Campsite elevation Suyroccocha 4,150 m. (Just right at the bottom of Salkantay Glacier Peak)
  • Weather: Cold
  • Location: Cusco Andean mountains
  • 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 mt / 12,303 ft), where you will see more beautiful landscapes.

  • Early wake up to enjoy the views of Salkantay, and Humantay mountains
  • Hiking towards the highest Pass “Inka Chiriaska,” where the Inca Emperor suffered from super cold
  • Accommodation: Inka Canal Camp.
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 9.92 miles
  • Estimated duration: 7 hours Hike
  • Highest point: Inka Chiriaska Pass 5,200mt / 17.060ft
  • Campsite elevation Inka Canal 3,750mt / 12,303ft
  • Weather: Cold
  • Location: The Andean Cusco
  • Inca Trail Conditions is rocky, dusty, and slippery
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha – Wayllabamba – 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. Here, we will meet our Andean porters to start the Inca trail to the Ayapata camp. In this route, we will explore the Paucarcancha ruins.

  • Wake up with hot Coca leaves the drink in your tent
  • Downhill trek into the Andes forest
  • 3 hours trek to Wayllabamba (meeting point with your Inca porters here)
  • Explore the Inka site of Paucarcancha, “the happy place.”
  • Accommodation: Ayapata Camp 3300 meters.
  • Trekking distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Estimated duration: 4 hours trek
  • Highest point: Ayapata
  • Weather: Cold and pleasant weather
  • Trail Conditions is rocky, dusty, and slippery
  • 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.

  • Trekkers from the world survive the two highest Andes passes, the Warmiwañusca and Runkuracay.
  • Explore the two Incan sites the Runkuracay and 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 different 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 a lot of good scenery. 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.)

  • Today is the most leisurely day trek, and trek into the cloud forest
  • Explore 3 Incan sites Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna
  • Walking distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Lunch at Wiñaywayna camp
  • Free afternoon to recover energy to the next day for Machu Picchu exploring tour.
  • 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 the town of Aguas Calientes.

  • Machu Picchu guided tour is 2 hours.
  • Walking distance: 5 km / 3 miles
  • 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 Inca Trail Trek 6 Days 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 7 kg/15.4 lb. personal items “Inca Trail tour.”
  • Mules to pack camping equipment “Salkantay trek portion.”
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Village
  • Machu Picchu guided tour (2 hrs) and extra time for you.
  • One train ticket from Machupicchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo village (Expedition Tourist Train)
  • 1 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 (5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 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

  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Porters
  • Water on Day 1
  • Energy snacks will be handy as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on Day 6
  • To reduce plastic waste on the trail, we encourage our guests to use refillable water bottles.

Bring for the Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 6 Days

  •  A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate packs (to 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
  • 1 Good sleeping bag liner, it is super lightweight and easy to pack, definitely 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

Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 6 Days

PRICES PER PERSON [USD]

  • Yolo $1,900.
  • 2 clients $1,305.
  • 3 people $1,025.
  • 4 tourists $900.
  • 5 visitors $845.
  • 6 travelers $785.
  • 7 explorers + $750.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
** Kondor Path Tours operates the Inca Trail route.
*** Student discounts $ 30 off per person.


BOOK NOW! & PayPal

HOW TO BOOK OUR HIGH INCA TRAIL

Salkantay Inca Trail Trek 6 Days

1st. ACTION







    Check here if you accept these Terms & Conditions.

    2nd. ACTION | First down payment.

    Salkantay Tour Inca Trail Trek 6 Days
    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 6 Days

    icon-angle icon-bars icon-times