If you are willing to hike the beautiful Salkantay mountain, we offer you a unique trek that won’t disappoint you. As part of the highest mountain in the world, also higher than any mountain of North America, Mount Salkantay (6,271 m / 20,574 feet) will show you the wonders of the Andes: blue lakes, stunning glaciers, cloud forest, and rain forest.
As a nature lover, you will absolutely adore the lush green vegetation in the last part of the trek and the incomparable variety of flora and fauna all along the way.
The first two days follow one of the classic Salkantay trails. We leave the common path on the third day to reach the Inca Trail, where you will have the excellent opportunity to discover many archeological ruins.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00 am – 4:30 am).
Salkantay to Inca Trail (km 82) 4 Days availability:
The availability for Salkantay to Inca Trail (km 82) 4 Days is unlimited.
Salkantay to Inca Trail (km 82) 4 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 the city of Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Salkantay to Inca Trail 4 Days even if you are 2 people. 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.
Early in the morning, we will come to pick you up at your hotel and arrive at Mollepata after a 3 hours drive. We will have breakfast at one of our local houses before we keep driving a little more to Soraypampa. During the ride, you will enjoy seeing the beautiful Salkantay and Humantay mountains, the lush green vegetation, and the fields of local families growing lima beans, quinoa, potatoes, etc.
The trek will start at Soraypampa (3,800 m/12,467 ft). We will meet our support staff there, who will get everything ready for the hike and load the equipment onto horses.
We will first walk to the beautiful Humantay Lake, where you will have time to relax and take pictures. And then go back down to Soraypampa to officially start the trek.
It will be quite a hard day, as we will have to walk up to Ichupata (4,300 m / 14,104 ft) in the upper valley, which will take us approximately 5 to 6 hours. We will stop for lunch at Salkantaypampa and then at Ichupata to stay overnight. We will set the camp, have happy hour, and have a delicious dinner.
Today, we will get up early and take an excellent breakfast before starting the 3-4 hours climb towards the Incachiriasca pass (4850m/15908ft), the highest of the entire journey. We will be enjoying the views over Apu Salkantay and the great glacial moraines and stop for a while at the top to take pictures.
To reach Sisaypampa, our lunch spot on a flat area with fantastic views over the Salkantay Valley, we will have to descend and observe condors along the way.
After lunch, we will keep going until the Pampacahuana community (3,700 m / 12,136 ft), located next to an original Inca canal, and camp for the night.
Today will be exciting as we leave the Salkantay trek to reach the Classic Inca Trail. We start walking downhill for about 2 hours from Pampacahuana to Paucarcancha 3133 m / 10,276 ft and discover one of the Inca sites.
To reach km 82, the beginning of the Inca trail, we will then have to go downhill for about 5 hours. On the way, you will see the Inca site called Llactapata, the first on the Inca trail. There, our chef will cook us a delicious lunch.
After lunch, our private van will be waiting for us to drive us to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,158 ft), where we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes.
Once in Aguas Calientes, you will check in to your hotel room. We will have the opportunity to relax in hot springs before dinner before being taken to the finest restaurant.
We will have to get up early and catch the first bus to Machu Picchu (5:30 am). You will appreciate the incredible sunrise over the site, and once getting there, follow the 2 hours walking tour.
If you are willing to go on top of Huayna Picchu, the hike starts at 10 am. If not, after climbing the mountain, you will have free time to explore the site before going back to Aguas Calientes by bus.
Once in Aguas Calientes, you can have lunch on your own, and after, we will catch the train to Ollantaytambo and then go on our private van to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel. The time of arrival depends on the time of your train ticket.
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 to Inca Trail (km 82) 4 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.
Can i be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick up time (It has an extra cost for it).