Salkantay 5 Day vs Salkantay & Inca Trail 7 Day

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Both these treks boast close encounters with the Apu Salkantay mountain and visit the glacial Humantay Lake. During the 5 Day Trek you will hike up the mountain and cross its pass to continue along the trek onto Huayracmachay. The 7 Day route diverts off narrowly before Salkantay to instead cross Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass). This will descend to Wayllabamba, where you will eventually link up with the Inca trail.

Inclusions Salkantay & Inca Trail 7 Day Salkantay 5 Day Trek
– Porters
– Horses X
– Chefs
– Equipment (Tents, Sleeping Gear)
– Hot Springs X
– Machu Picchu Entrance
– Walk into Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate  X
– Night in Aguas Caliente X
– Inca Trail permit X
– Bus up to Machu Picchu X
– Bus down to Aguas Caliente
– Train to Cusco X
– Pick up from hotel/hostel
– Drop off to hostel /hotel
– Humantay Lake X
– Highest elevation (above sea level) 4,215m 4,600m
– Distance 26 Miles (42km) 45 Miles (72km)
– Difficulty level Challenging Difficult