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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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