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Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
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  • Duration: 6 Day
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: March - January
  • Tour type: Adventure

Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days, Combo!

Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days, a combo trek designed for those looking for a real adventure along the Andes of Peru; this trek offers you magical views of the mother earth and learn a lot about the Inca culture; this is a new route to enjoy both tours in one excursion, you will pass the beautiful Salkantay glacier lake and many more sites, such as Humantay Lake, Salkantay Lake, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna, and Machu Picchu!.

If you are looking for a challenging hike where you get to experience a different flora and fauna every day, our 6-day Salkantay and Inca Trail trek are perfect for you!.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:00 am – 4:30 am).

Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days availability:
The availability for Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days is limited.

Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days highlights:

  • The few tourists in the world who trekked the Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days said it was worth it.
  • Start to Finish Attractions.
  • Walking in Inca footsteps.
  • Admire the clever, beautiful, enduring Inca architecture
  • Learn a lot about the Inca culture.
  • Chance to see local flora and flora, including the Andean condor.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine, which our master chef will prepare.
  • Hiking is the ultimate exercise for your body and mind!.
  • Fabulous pictures and videos are guaranteed!.

We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.

About us:
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days even if you are 2 people only. We won’t cancel your trip! We are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry; we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.


Day 1: Cusco - Humantay Lake - Icchu Pata.

We come and pick up our clients from their respective hotels in Cusco, then we drive for 2 hours to Mollepata where you can have breakfast in one of the local restaurants there, and after breakfast, our journey will be to Soraypampa, the beginning of our hike. At Soraypampa, we meet our horseman, who will carry our camping gear by horses; once we are ready, we start with our adventure.

Today we will hike to one of the most beautiful lakes in the Salkantay route; at 1.5 hours walking uphill is the Humantay lake, one of the many hidden treasures in the mountainous region of Peru. The emerald water and the imposing glacier come together in an impeccable harmony in the incredible landscape you will see.

After we had a great time at Humantay Lake, we descent to Soraypampa to have lunch at a very scenic spot still with Salkantay Mt in the background, after eating the delicious meal, we’ll still hike up for about 3 hours to get to the first campsite known as Ichu Pata; at this point, we’ll be impressed by stunning views of eroded mountains and enjoy the sunset with a tea followed by delicious dinner.

humantay lake peru day trip
Humantay Lake

Day 2: Ichu Pata - Inca Chiriaska Pass - Pampa Cahuana.

Today’s nutritious breakfast makes us ready to conquer the Inca Chiriaska pass; after enjoying our breakfast in the morning, we will hike up for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Inca Chiriaska pass (5,020m / 16,469ft), the highest point of the entire trek. We will enjoy the very dramatic vistas of the Vilcanota range going in different directions and the glacier peaks.

From Inca Chiriaska pass, we will hike downhill to get to the valley part and follow up the valley to reach our lunch spot located at Sisaypampa, a great place to observe the big Andean bird, called Condor of the Andes. After lunch, we will continue trekking downhill to the next camp spot, known as Pampa Cahuana, located at an elevation of 3,700 m / 12,136 ft. Where in the evening we will have tea time, subsequently dinner. All meals included.

Inca Chiriaska pass

Day 3: Pampacahuana - Wayllabamba - Llulluchapampa.

We start the day with a great breakfast that is provided by our chef, after breakfast we start hiking downhill to Wayllabamba for 3 hours, on the way we will visit the archeological site of Paucarcancha, upon our arrival to Wayllabamba where we’ll enjoy just prepared fresh meals and hot drinks, this is the place where we replace our horses with porters since it is from here where we enter into the classic Inca trail, we’ll meet our porters who will carry our stuff until we reach Machu Picchu.

After lunch in Wayllabamba, we continue our trek to Llulluchapampa; we hike uphill for 2 hours to get to our campsite; at the camp, after our arrival, we’ll have our tea time and dinner.

Llulluchapampa Campsite

Day 4: Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha.

Today’s breakfast makes us ready for a great adventure day; after our breakfast, we continue with our hike uphill for 2 hours to Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman’s Pass); at 4,200 m/ 13,779ft at this pass we will have fantastic views of the high mountain ranges, then we hike downhill to Pacaymayo, this section presents abundant vegetation with trees of wild origin, the descent from the pass is steep although not difficult, upon our arrival to Paymayo we will enjoy lunch.

Our campsite for this night is Chaquicocha, so after lunch, we continue with our hike uphill to Chaquicocha, which offers us beautiful views of the sun setting over the mountains in the distance; on the way, we pass ancient archaeological sites half-covered by dense jungle overgrowth. In the evening we’ll enjoy our tea time and dinner.

Warmi wañusca
Warmi Wañusca Pass

Day 5: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna.

We start the day having a nutritious breakfast at 6:00 am, with some uphill and flat we reach to the archeological site of Phuyupatamarca, from where we will have stunning views of the Andes in the distance, here we will stop for lunch, after lunch, we will continue walking until we arrive at Wiñayhuayna, the name in Quechua means ‘forever young’ and is named after a variety of pink orchid which grows here.

We will arrive to be early afternoon and get to have an extended guided tour once we have settled in. This evening we will celebrate with a sparkling wine bottle as you had accomplished the Salkantay and Inca trail, and it will be time to thank our staff members for all the effort and good service delivered; it will be our official farewell. Tips will be given this evening.

Wiñayhuayna Archeological Site

Day 6: Wiñayhuayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Very early in the morning, we’ll wake up with a lovely coca tea, and nutritious breakfast will make us ready for our last day hiking; the trail from Wiñayhuayna to Machu Picchu is marked and takes about 1 hour to reach the sun gate. Here we have the opportunity to see the sunrise and the Sun illumination in Machu Picchu.

After passing through the gate, we will walk downhill for about 1 hour and enter into the citadel of Machu Picchu, and finally reach the point in which you will have the opportunity to take the famous postal photo of our wonder, you’ll have 2 hours guided tour of the site where you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of Machu Picchu. 

Finishing your visit, we will take our bus for 30 min down to Aguas Calientes town, to have lunch and some rest to board later your Expedition class train to Ollantaytambo train station, a private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco. End of our service.

Machu Picchu


Price Includes for Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel/ Office).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu US$ 80 extra).
  • Professional guide with Spanish / English / Quechua speaking.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort and storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Dining equipment, including portable chairs and tables.
  • Local food service in the campsites (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 snacks).
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Daily tea service (weak up Coca tea and afternoon tea time or happy hour with full of popcorn, chocolate, coffee, and special snacks made by our cooks).
  • Water for Drinking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water, and your bottles will be filled at each mealtime. Please bring enough water for the first day only.
  • Single tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Camping spots fees.
  • Horseman and horses. (they will carry our duffel bag of 7 kilos, including your sleeping bag, matt, and clothes.).
  • Tourist Expeditions Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Insurance policy of life for cooks and horsemen.
  • First-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Visit Machupicchu on the last day (2 hours guided tour to explore the whole incan sites).

Price Excludes for Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast – Day 1.
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 6.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Huayna Picchu entrance US$ 80 extra.
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Walking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes include jackets, fleeces, gloves, scarves, and knit / tour beanies. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • You may need particular medicines, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you think swimming in the hot springs)
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Salkantay and Inca Trail 6 Days private service includes additional items such as:

  • Extra horse to ride (1-2 days only).
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Entrance to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  • Vistadome Train (First Class train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo).
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus (Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes).
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • 02 Waking Poles per Person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, Mattress as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu all day. And of course, we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.


We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.


(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

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(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

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Where is Salkantay Mountain?
The Salkantay Mountain is located in Cusco, 60 kilometers northwest of the City of Cusco. It has 6,271 meters of altitude, it represents one of the highest peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain range after the Ausangate Mountain that exceeds it by 110 meters.

Why choose Salkantay and Inca Trail?
The Salkantay and Inca Trail Combo is a real adventure in the andes of Peru, you should choose this trek if you are looking for a real adventure and excitement to walk in the footsteps of our Andean ancestors along the sacred route to Machu Picchu.

What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.

Why Huaynas Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We Never Pass you onto another operator.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Anna B

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Beautifully and with good weather it is awesome! There are a lot of lakes around which reflects the sky and so it’s very colourful.

September 18, 2019
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