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Inca
trail
with salkantay

7D/6N

Introduction:

Enjoy the best parts of the Salkantay Trek and the famous Inca Trail, all in one. This seven-day trek takes you past icy glaciers and rural villages, through tropical forests, and inside various Incan archaeological sites. You will hike around the skirts of Mountain Salkantay, summit high passes, and traverse ancient Inca roads, arriving at the legendary Machu Picchu by the seventh day. This long hike to Machu Picchu is for adventure lovers who appreciate a varied climate and landscape.

 

Why this tour is

perfect for you?

luxury

Live it up in luxury! We are a one off company who provides luxury, private tours. We invest in our equipment, staff and food to bring you simply the best the historical Capital has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide

autenthic

Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!

sustainable

Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.

extra's

Do more! We make it easy to add on extra experiences and tours to the Inca Trail Trek. Why not take a day trip to the Scared Valley to visit the living towns of the Incas? Or discover the infamous Rainbow Mountain and its awe inspiring colors? 

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Day 01: Cusco- mollepata - marcocasa

We will pick you up early from your Cusco accommodation and travel 2 hours to the town of Limatambo, famous for their delicious avocados and the Tarawasi ruins. There, we will tour the site of Tarawasi before making an ascent up a bumpy road along the shore of the Apurimac River. We will continue to the town of Mollepata where we will meet our team: the wranglers and cooks that will accompany us along this 7-day expedition. We will start our trek by taking a less traveled path, learning about the native flora and fauna as we walk. Within one hour, we will arrive at Marco Casa, a less-frequented spot where we will set up camp, eat an early dinner, and prepare for a big next day.

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Day 02: marcocasa - salkantay pampa

Leaving Marco Casa, we will make a gentle ascent towards the Vilcabamba mountain range. Along the way, you will receive an incredible view of the Humantay mountain, standing at 5,917m/ 19,413ft, and later, of the incredible Salkantay, towering high above at 6270m / 20,570ft. After four hours of a gentle ascent, we will arrive at Soraypampa, where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the three peaks of the region, Salkantay, Huamantay, and Tucarhuay and, there, we will join the main Salkantay trekking route. We will hike an hour uphill to Salkantaypampa, at 4000m/ 13,123ft, where we will camp for the night. This spot can be quite chilly due to the high altitude; we strongly recommend that you pack a hat, gloves, and extra layers!

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Day 03: salkantaypampa - pampacahua

From Salkantaypampa, we will begin our steady, 4-hour ascent to the highest point of the trail, Salkantay Pass, or Incachiriaska Pass, at 5,200m / 17,060ft. High above everything, you will have the opportunity to take in the surrounding snowy peaks, the green valleys and the brilliant Lagunas below. We will then descend for three hours to the small community of Pampacahuana, located next to an ancient Inca canal, at 3,700 m / 12,136 ft. Along the way, we will see llamas, alpacas, and if we’re lucky, a condor. We’ll camp in Pampacahuana for the night.

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Day 04: PAMPACAHUA - LLULLUCHAPAMPA

Setting off from Pampacawana, we will walk 3 hours downhill to take a short trek to the Incan archaeological site of Paucarcancha at 3133m/ 10,276ft. We will eat a quick lunch and visit the ruins before continuing 25 minutes to the village of Wayllabamba, at 3000m/ 9842ft. At Wayllabamba, we will join with the Inca Trail and move all of our equipment over to our wonderful porters who will continue to carry our gear. This is to prevent damage to the Inca Trail. We will begin a gentle, 3-4 hour ascent to our campsite, taking small breaks along the way. We will climb up through a native, Queña tree forest, onwards to the Puna, the treeless grasslands. We will arrive at our campsite of Llulluchapampa, at 3650m/ 11,975ft, by dusk.  

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Day 05. LLULLUCHAPAMPA - CHAQUICOCHA

Today will be a hard day as we have to traverse two high passes. Luckily, we will be starting relatively close to the first pass of Abra Warmuhuañusa, at 4200m/ 13,776ft, arriving at the pass within 2 hours. Upon reaching Warmuhuañusa, we will take some time to admire the surrounding snow-capped mountains before descending for the Pacaymayo Valley, at 3,600m/11,808ft. At the valley floor, we will turn upwards again for the second pass, Abra Runcuraccay, at 3,970m/13,022ft. Along the way, we will visit the archaeological complex of Runcuraccay, believed to have served as an Inca watchtower. We’ll press onwards, summiting the pass and then descending towards Yanacocha where we will begin to enter the cloud forest. We’ll arrive at the ruins of Sayacmarca and tour the complex before hiking 20 minutes further to our campsite at Chaquicocha. 

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Day 06. CHAQUICOCHA - wINAYHUANA

Today will be a hard day as we have to traverse two high passes. Luckily, we will be starting relatively close to the first pass of Abra Warmuhuañusa, at 4200m/ 13,776ft, arriving at the pass within 2 hours. Upon reaching Warmuhuañusa, we will take some time to admire the surrounding snow-capped mountains before descending for the Pacaymayo Valley, at 3,600m/11,808ft. At the valley floor, we will turn upwards again for the second pass, Abra Runcuraccay, at 3,970m/13,022ft. Along the way, we will visit the archaeological complex of Runcuraccay, believed to have served as an Inca watchtower. We’ll press onwards, summiting the pass and then descending towards Yanacocha where we will begin to enter the cloud forest. We’ll arrive at the ruins of Sayacmarca and tour the complex before hiking 20 minutes further to our campsite at Chaquicocha. 

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Day 07: wINAYHUANA MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Day seven will be the highlight of our trek. We will wake up at 4:00 am to climb to Inti Punku, or The Sun Gate, where we will catch the first light of dawn, gleaming down on the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, at 2400m/7872ft. From here, we will descend 40 minutes to enter from the highest entrance point, “The House of Guardians.” Upon arrival and registration, you will receive a 2-hour guided tour of all of the most significant sites while learning about Incan history and culture. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore a part of Machu Picchu on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch. We’ll then board an afternoon train to return to Cusco. Our drivers will meet us at the train station with Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to chauffeur you back to your Cusco accommodation. 

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inclusions

Slightly different for each of the Inca treks especially with different requests. However below is an overview of what is our basis for all Inca packages

Tour Guides

All of our guides have studied both English and Tourism. They are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. All our guides are experienced with the Inca Trail and other high altitude treks. They will support you and ensure you are safe and happy throughout your trip.

TICKETS -PERMITS

We are one of the few tour operators authorized to both book your permits and operate on the Inca Trail. Permits are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation. Your tickets will be purchased by us and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These include:

Meals

Our highly trained chefs cook delectable, nutrient-rich meals that honor your food restrictions while surprising you with International and Peruvian flavors. Prepare for a superb culinary experience to accompany this unforgettable expedition. Food is normally served family-style, three times a day

Porters

Included with your trek is a team of porters who along with our horses carry all equipment and materials necessary for the trek. They usually walk ahead and set up your camp so everything such as your tent, the kitchen and food is ready for your arrival. Your duffel bag is also carried with the porters.

Duffel Bag

During your briefing, you will receive a personal duffel bag to pack all of your belongings in and will be carried by our porters, and thus should not exceed more than 6kgs /15.4 lbs, including your sleeping bag,  all personal items needed should be packed in a personal day pack.

EquipmentS

We consistently maintain and renew 4-season tents to ensure peak performance in the field. To ensure maximum comfort, we provide you with a four-person tent to sleep you and only one other hiker.  Our first class tents designed for two persons for personal use. comfortably

WATER

We will always make sure you have clean drinking water at all mealtimes, and enough for you to refill your bottle when needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring a water bottle/s or Camelbak. To care for our spectacular environment, we humbly request that you use a reusable non-single-use plastic bottle.

Transportation

Your transportation from and to this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to start of your trek in Ollantaytambo.  After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station where you will be picked up by van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

fisrt aid

Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.

SLEEPING BAG

You will receive either our North Face or Therm-a-rest’s down alpine mummy bag which has an impressive temperature limit of -10C. Boasting quilted blanket interior, foot warmer pocket and cinchable fitted design. Best of all, these sleeping bag are certified for responsible, sustainable down manufacturing. We carry extra blankets, pillows and sleeping bags for your comfort

BRIEFING

The night before your Machu Picchu hike, we will visit to your hotel (lobby) also flexible in our office for your briefing. During the briefing, you will meet your fellow travelers for the next couple of days, your guides who explain the itinerary in detail and will give you duffel bags where you should pack your stuff and which will be carried by porters later.

EXTRAS

We believe it´s the attention to small details that separates us from our competitors. Every hiker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, a day pack cover to protect their things while hiking, and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best experience for a lifetime

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information

These unforgettable experiences, designed just for you, along any of the available routes, with the possibility of being. So, if you plan to make this hike, take note of all our tips to fully enjoy it.

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  • 1 People 1350$
  • 2 People 1300$
  • 3 People 1190$
  • 4 People 990$
  • 5 People 880$
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