Salkantay Trekking & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 6 days
Salkantay and Inka trail trek to Machupicchu takes 6 days combine the highest snow-peaks trek with the classical Inka trail and visit the Machupicchu ruins, this alternative trek combine hiking and camping in the cordillera Vilcabamba. Salkantay is a Quechua name (Incan language) and means "savage mountain", this region of the Andes keep magnificent scenery and rarely flora and remote village of farmers living over 4000m. Salkantay and Inka trail trek to Machupicchu is designed for fit trekkers and demand good acclimatize before to begin the amazing trek.
Day 1: Cusco _ Cruzpata _ Soraypampa
Leaving from Cusco at 7:00 am in a private bus, and drive to Mollepata. (2800 m.) The start point for our trek. From here we have an spectacular view of the Humantay snow peak (5902 m.). Easy day trekking to Soraypampa (3900m.) along a flat trail with many level variations and along this road we will see little farms, after approximately four hours of walking, we will arrive at our campsite in Soraypampa (3900 m.). From here we can appreciate the majestic Salkantay mountains (6271 m.). We will camp at this place.
Day 2:Soraypampa _ Pampacahuana
We will start the trekking at 7:00 am for a sharp climb up towards the Incachiriasca pass (4850 masl), the highest point of the entire trail, and from which we will have impressive views of the Salkantay snow peak and another sharped mountains We will immediately descend to Yanaq'aq'a. After lunch we will descend towards the Pampacahuana community, next to this town exists an original Inca canal. We will camp at this place
Day 3: Pampacahuana _Wayllabamba
Leaving at 8:00 am to start a downhill walking approx. 4hrs. along the shores of the Pampacahuana river we will arrive to.Wayllabamba (3000m.) a farming community. On the way down we visit Paucarcancha (Inca archeological site)
Day 4: Wayllabamba _ Pacaymayo
This is a hard day, We slowly go up hill (2 ½ hrs.) to a pretty campsite such as Lluchapampa (halfway up the second pass). And (2hrs.) to the second mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass), on the way we will see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, and then, we go down to Pacaymayu Valley, (3500m.) We camp here.
Day 5: Pacaymayo _ Wiñayhuayna
The best day to enjoy the adventure, walkig along the original Inca trail. We visit the Runcaracay Inca site, We go up hill to Runcuracay pass (3950m.), amazing view of the Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain ranges, We visit the next Inca sites: Sayacmarca, Phuyutamarca y Wiñayhuayna (2600m.) place where we camp.
Day 6: Wiñayhuayna _ Machu Picchu _ Cusco
After breakfast, we walk to Intipunco (Sun gate), We have an overall view of Machupicchu. We will visit to the most important places in Machupicchu, in the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco.
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES
* Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
* Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
* Transportation by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
* Private transportation to Mollepata
* Round-trip Transfers
* Double Occupancy Tents
*Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
* Horses to carry our equipment
* Muleteer and Cook
* Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear, and the personal belongings of the passengers (Max. 10 Kilos)
* Foods (breakfast, box lunch, hot drinks in the afternoon, large dinner) during trekking
* First aid kit/Oxygen
* Train ticket back to Cusco (Backpacker Service)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Transport airport
* Hotel in Lima
* Flight Lima, Cuzco, Lima
* Hotel in Cuzco
* Additional Taxi
* Personal Equipment of trekking
* First breakfast
* Meals and drinks in the city
* Any type of life insurance
We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund. If you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking and actually starting the trek YOU WILL MUST bring both passports (New and Old).