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Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail 5 Days – New Option

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  • Trekking
  • Cultural
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  • 3 nights camp
  • 1 night hotel
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  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunch
  • 4 Dinners
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U$:780 USD
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Overview

New and surprising alternative – We offer you a new hiking alternative where you can enjoy the Salkantay Trek & Inca trail  5 dyas, where you can observe microclimates, enjoy beautiful valleys, meadows, glaciers, cloud forests and enjoy the classic Inca Trail. Salkantay trek and Inca Trail 5 days new option.

Salkantay cultural trek is a good option to get off the beaten track, and enjoy the best that the Andes has to offer, this hiking alternative is very good for people who love adventure 100%.

By booking your Salkantay Trek & inca Trail 5 days, with Pacha Expeditions, you are choosing the best. See our recommendations on TripAdvisor.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

We offer daily departures in the inca trail and alternative routes: check availability here.

It is recommended to book the Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance, because this is the most famous road in South America and many people want to do.

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude – 2900m / 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 4650m / 15,200ft
  • Walking Distance – 60.5 km / 37.5 miles
  • Longest Day – Day 2, approx 18 km/11 miles
  • Coldest Night – Day 1 around 0º Celsius
  • Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 01: MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA
  • Day 02: SORAYPAMPA – INKACHIRIASKA – PAMPACAHUANA.
  • Day 03: PAMPACAHUANA – PAUCARCANCHA – QORIWAYRACHINA.
  • Day 04: QORIWAYRACHINA – KM 82 – AGUAS CALIENTES.
  • Day 05: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL – CUSCO.

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Conditions for the Mountain – Machu picchu and wayna picchu.

* Note:Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

*The train service on all tours includes (Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco.
* If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and modify the train service return, the camps mentioned in the program are referential as it depends on the time and date of reservation and Availability of the Ministry of Culture-Cusco
* Campsites are subject to approval by the decentralized department of the Ministry of Culture and also depends a lot of time in your reservation, therefore, the above fields are for reference.

Itinerary

DAY 01: MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA

We will pick you up from your hotel and continue by bus to Molle pata. Where we will have breakfast and will continue for one hour to Challacancha, where we can organize the entire team to begin the walk here will have the panoramic view of the beautiful snowy (Humantay; 5700 m and Salkantay 6271 m) – is just the beginning! of the salkantay Trek & Inca Trail 5 days, new option. We will begin our trek to soraypampa (3.horas), our first camp (3800 m, the highest and coldest travel camp), having a beautiful scenery along the road to soraypampa where we will have lunch a short break to continue the walk hill above to visit the lagoon of the beautiful Humantay by the color of the water due to the presence of many minerals return to the camp.

  • Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl
  • Distance: 14km/9miles
  • Time: 5h approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 02: SORAYPAMPA – INKACHIRIASKA – PAMPACAHUANA.

This day we will rise very early since it is the more difficult travel day we will have breakfast at 5.30 and begin our trek to the top of this trip (5300 m Inka Chiriaska) located halfway between the mountains of Salkantay (approximate 4 hours walk). There is the possibility of snow here. After a break, we will continue our (downhill) walk through a spectacular mountain road, towards sisaypampa, where we will have lunch. In addition, a brief rest, to walk in direction of the pampacahuana and observing the famous canal of Inca construction where we will camp in a ravine very Beautiful by nature. Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum Altitude: 2920 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl
  • Distance: 21km / 13.5 miles
  • Time: 9h approximately
  • Difficult: challenge

DAY 03: PAMPACAHUANA – PAUCARCANCHA – KORIWAYRACHINA.

After a typical breakfast in the area, we will begin our hike through a beautiful valley observing flora and fauna coming to the archaeological site of Paucarcancha. Where you will have a guided tour and free time to explore the area and continue to Hatunchaca for lunch and a brief rest. After lunch, we continue to patallacta where we will visit the Inca site, camp and dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum Altitude: 1350 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 2920 masl
  • Distance – 16km / 10 miles
  • Time: 8h approximately
  • Difficulty: moderate

DAY 04: QORIWAYRACHINA – KM 82 – AGUAS CALIENTES.

This day we will rise an approximately 0630 a.m. enjoy Andean breakfast with view of the most famous mountain of the Sacred Valley of the Incsa the veronica. After breakfast, we began our hike to visit the Inca construction of qanabamba and salapunku and reach the station of piskacucho, lunch and train to the town of aguas calientes. Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner
  • Tren from km 82 to Aguas Calientes.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Minimum Altitude: 2750 masl
  • Maximum Altitude: 2040 masl
  • Distance – 09km / 10 miles
  • Time: 6h approximately
  • Difficulty: moderate

DAY 05: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL – CUSCO.

We will have breakfast very early and at 5.45 am, catch the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes), in order to appreciate the magnificent Inca city in the Andes as also the output of the Sun in the direction of the city. A walk (approx 2 hours) is given by your guide and then in free time, can explore the mysterious city on his or her own. If you still have, energy also can climb Huayna Picchu (2720m / 8890 ft)! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. You have two options to Aguas Calientes (can be reached by bus or on foot)

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 3.km by Bus
  • Difficulty: Easy

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pick up from the hotel transfer to Mollepata
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Transportation (train roundtrip)
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain.(optional)
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 pm snacks (hot drinks, cookies and popcorn) and 3 dinner (day 1 breakfast and dinner and lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes are not included)
  • Camping equipment, 2-persons tents, mats for the floor.
  • Horseman and mules (carrying the kitchen and camping and equipment up to 05 kg of belongings of tourists)
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes
  • Extra oxygen
  • First aid kit
  • Vegetarian / diet special options available.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lunch last day
  • Expenses extras.(tips)

NOTE: Included in all tours train service is the Expeditions from the station of Piskacucho to the town of aguas calientes and the Ollantaytambo station. Pacha Expeditions, will organize the return transport to the city of Cusco (by taxi or bus)

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance is essential.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 70 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Water (only for first day of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

* To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a university card, with current and updated date

* If desired train back to Cusco can be upgraded to Vistadome (+$.30)

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money
  • Bag sleeping – 10ºc )
  • Extra Horse
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Sleeping bag – 5 seasons ($25).
  • Walking sticks ($20).

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

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Reviews

star rating  Excelente tours
100 % confiable
100 % recomendado
Buena atención en nuestra estadía de 8 días en cusco

johnnattanv
June 12, 2022

star rating  Buen servicio, te brinda toda la información necesaria. El tour fue a las Salineras y la Laguna Humantay. Gracias !!!

FarAway528427
January 1, 1970

star rating  Excelente organización. Todo genial. Súper recomendable. Los guías unos genios, bilingües a la perfeccion.

DanielaB4302
November 10, 2018

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip, you are directly supporting a project with a positive impact, with the Goal of Sustainable and responsible Development for future generations.

The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.

Our projects are backed by local authorities and with internationally recognized standards and are audited by third parties. Which imply positive impacts on the beneficiaries.

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