Salkantay Inca Trail 7 days

Altitude

Min: 2,976m/9763.78 ft. Max: 5100m/16,732 ft.

Duration

7 days

Physical Level

Challenging

Tour Type

Archeological and Cultural

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 8 people

Best Season

April to October

Description

Embark on a mesmerizing 7-day escapade, where every step unveils the enchanting wonders of the Peruvian Andes, intricately woven into the fabric of the Salcantay Plus Inca Trail Adventure. Crafted with precision, this itinerary promises an exhilarating blend of dramatic mountain vistas, ancient mysteries, and the grand finale – the majestic Machu Picchu. Join us as we unfold the tapestry of this extraordinary adventure:

Salkantay inca trail 7 day to Machu Picchu

Overview

SALKANTAY TREK AND INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS

This trek is a perfect combination of the two famous treks in Peru the first 4 days we will hike the famous Salcantay trek surrounding the glacier of the Salkantay mountain and for the last 3 days, we will follow the famed Inca trail Hike to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay 7 days is good for those who are looking to combine the two well-known treks to Machu Picchu or looking for a challenge and at the same time looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With much more spectacular views, Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offers a rich experience in nature, architecture, and Inca history.

TOUR BY DAYS:

  • Day 01 Cusco – Mollepata – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa
  • Day 02 Soraypampa – Pampa Japonesa
  • Day 03 Pampa Japonesa – Canal Inca
  • Day 04 Canal Inca – Wayllabamaba – Llullucha Pampa
  • Day 05 LLullucha Pampa – PacayMayu – Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca
  • Day 06 Phuyupatamarca – Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • day 07 Machu Picchu Inca citadel – back to Cusco

OVERVIEW

TRIP TYPE: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture.

HIKING DISTANCE: 75 km – 47 miles.

GOOD FOR: Experienced hikers.

STARTING ALTITUDE: 2900m – 9515ft.

HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 5028 m – 16,495ft.

COLDEST NIGHT: Day 2 around -2º Celsius and day 3 around 0º Celsius.

OVERALL DIFFICULTY: Challenging.

RECOMMENDATION: Permit required.

DURATION: 7 days

GROUP SIZE: 8 people

HIGH SEASON: April to September

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Inclusions

What to Bring?

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit

Pricing

  • 2 people    US$1,200 per person
  • 3 people    US$1,150 per person
  • 4 people    US$1050 per person
  • 5 people    US$1000 per person
  • 6 people    US$945 per person
  • 7+ people US$935 per person

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FAQs

Is Salkantay and Inca Trail 7 Days worth it?

The Salkantay and Inca Trail 7-day adventure is undoubtedly worth it for those seeking a comprehensive and immersive experience in the Peruvian Andes. Here are some key factors to consider when evaluating its worth:

  1. Diverse Landscapes: This extended itinerary allows you to witness a variety of landscapes, from mountainous terrains to lush forests, offering a more comprehensive view of the region’s natural beauty.
  2. Cultural Richness: The combination of the Salkantay and Inca Trails provides a unique opportunity to explore ancient Inca ruins, each with its own historical significance. This enriching cultural experience is a highlight of the journey.
  3. Physical Challenge: The 7-day trek includes challenging hikes, especially the ascent to the Salkantay Pass and the iconic Dead Woman’s Pass on the Inca Trail. If you enjoy physical challenges and breathtaking vistas, this adventure is well-suited for you.
  4. Machu Picchu Magic: The journey culminates in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, allowing you to appreciate this archaeological marvel from different vantage points. The extended itinerary provides ample time for exploration and appreciation.
  5. Fewer Crowds: The 7-day duration may result in fewer crowds along the trails and at Machu Picchu, enhancing the overall experience with a more serene and intimate atmosphere.
  6. Culinary Delights: The tour often includes meals, providing an opportunity to savor local Peruvian cuisine. This adds a delightful culinary dimension to your adventure.

Travel Guide

What You Need to Know Before Booking Salkantay Inca Trail 7 days?

Before booking the Salkantay and Inca Trail 7-day adventure, there are several important considerations to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable experience. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Physical Fitness:
    • The trek involves challenging hikes, including high-altitude passes and steep ascents/descents. Ensure that you are in good physical condition and acclimatize to the altitude before the journey.
  2. Altitude Acclimatization:
    • The trek reaches high altitudes, especially during the Salkantay Pass and Dead Woman’s Pass on the Inca Trail. Spend a few days in Cusco or a similar high-altitude location before the trek to acclimatize.
  3. Permit Requirements:
    • Check the permit requirements for both the Salkantay and Inca Trails. Ensure that you obtain all necessary permits, and book well in advance, as permits for the Inca Trail are limited.
  4. Weather Considerations:
    • Be prepared for various weather conditions, including cold temperatures at night. Pack layers, a good quality rain jacket, and suitable trekking gear.

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