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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.

 

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Confort

Embarking on this once in a lifetime trek you’ll enjoy the sunset in Machu Picchu during the first day with few visitors, and arrive early on the second day to witness the amazing sunrise, surrounded by majestic Andean peaks through the mountains and the jungle one of the best ways to reach Machu Picchu

Authentic

We are 100% locally owned and operated with many years of dedication to providing the adventure of a lifetime at the best possible price. We operated 100% of your trek ourselves eliminating the need for “middle” men who drive up the cost, and offering an exclusive, one-of-a-kind–time.

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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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what we

included

Our tours are designed to reveal a “slice of life” the places you will Explore with us. We have included as much as possible in the price, allowing you to discover and enjoy your holiday.

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

We provide you with a boxed lunch for our day hike. That evening, we will dine at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. The second morning we will eat breakfast at our hotel accommodation. We will enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the second day before returning to Cusco. All four meals are included in your expedition cost.

hOTEL

Accommodation is included in this expedition. Depending on availability, we typically lodge you in a three-star hotel. If you would like an upgrade, let us know and we can ensure you stay in your desired hotel. The hotel we reserve for you will be listed on your invoice.

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

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.

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.

Bus to Machu Picchu

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.

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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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Find here, more information and all details and  all you need to know about the  Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Adventure: FAQ, Map, Distance, Altitude, Packing list, etc.

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Availability

To hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit, which we will obtain for you. The first step to booking your trek is to make sure government permits are still available for your desired start date 

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INCA TRAIL 2021

To hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit, which we will obtain for you. The first step to booking your trek is to make sure government permits are still available for your desired start date

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  • 2 People 750$
  • 3 People 590$
  • 4 People 550$
  • 5 People 480$
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