Salkantay trek combine with the Inca trail is one of the most unique and outstanding hikes that we offer around Cusco región, is listed as the two of the top twenty-five treks in the world by National Geographic, one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, with 6.271mtrs, 20569ft. This trek is perfect for you who wish to become personally integrated with nature in a changing ecosystem from one day to the next. You will hike through a sweeping, landscape, snow-capped mountains to the cloud forest, where you will enjoy the biodiversity of flora and fauna, following this amazing ancient path, you will be hiking past these beautiful and mysterious archaeological sites, many of these covered by the jungle overgrowth by the vegetation. And finally arriving the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu or the new seven wonders of the world. Highly recommended for those people or families active outdoors who want to enjoy the seven-day journey true the Peruvian Andes, the first three days is trekking off the beaten track trail without crowded people this part we use the horse to load our camping equipment and the next four days we hire porters part of our trekking crew this is according to national park regulations. Every trip is conducted by professional tour leaders, that make your trip a life long experiences our service includes native Quechua speaking guides and porters to make your experience better than other companies. Our cook’s experts will provide you delicious meals during your trip with balanced menus. As you will be trekking on part of the Inca trail, the same rules apply with regards to a trekking permit as for the classic Inca trail the permit system restricts numbers on the Inca trail to 500 persons per day and this number includes all the guide and crew who also need a permit as a result,
Day 1: CUSCO, SORAYPAMPA HUMANTAY LAGOON TO SALKAINTAYPAMPA.
Our crew lead by your guide will pick you up early morning from your hotel for a private transfer to the start point trek, which it will take around three a half hours along this drive we will pass through farm villages like an Iscuchaca in (Anta Provence) we will continue driving into Limatambo valley, very well know for avocado plantation to Mollepata where will stop to have a quiet optional breakfast and then toward to Soraypampa 3900m /12,084ft. this is our starting point of Salkantay trek to Machupicchu amazing place overlooking Salkantay and Humantay snowed capped mountains, we will start our ascend to Humantay lagoon consider nowadays one of the beautiful nature and turquoise color lake located at the base of the Humantay glacier. After having free time we will come back to Soraypampa to have lunch. After lunch we will continue our hike for two hours to get our basecamp Salkantaypampa 4000m/12,720ft is a Unique camp without crowded people very nice place to see the stars during the night time as well to see the sunset and sunrise of the Salkantay glacier. Distance:10.00k.m., Time: 5 to 6 hours, altitude: from 3900 to 4000meters bout sea leveL.
Day 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA, INKACHIRIASKA PASS TO SISAYPAMPA.
Today after a lovely breakfast we leave the main Salkantay trail, We take the path to the right side of the mountain, the ascent will last us five hours passing through the pampa japonesa to the Inca chiriaska pass 5000 meters, 15900ts. this is the highest point that we get in the whole trek, where we have a 360° view of Salkantay and Humantay snowed capped mountains also beautiful turquoise lagoons located under the Salkantay mountain, after resting and enjoying the spectacular views, we start descending a stony path for three hours to our camp Sisaypampa. in between of today’s hike we will stop for lunch, our guide will coordinate with our trekking crew a very nice spot. Altitude: 4100mtrs to Sisaypampa 4000mtrs. Distance: 16 km, Time: 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 3: SISAYPAMPA TO PAUCARCANCHA.
Today we will have a lovely breakfast with amazing views of Salkantay mountain, then we will start our descend for five hours along this hike we will pass through a small local community of Pampaccawa (canal Inca) mainly they are cow and horse farmers also you notice the changes of the ecosystem from the high Andes to a lush green forest where we will end in Paucarcancha our camp, 3000 meters. Paucarcancha is a small beautiful archeological site located in the original Inca Trail considered as a resting place for the travelers back in the Inca time where our guide will explore with you is a quiet homely place where we will spend the night in the afternoon we have free time to relax in this beautiful place before entering to the Inca trail. Altitude: 4000 mtrs. to Paucarcancha 3000 mtrs, Distance:12 km, Time: 5 to 6 hours.
DAY 4: PAUCARCANCHA TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA.
Today after breakfast we will say goodbye to our horseman and welcome our porters then we will pass a checkpoint with our personal passport with national park rangers for our official entry to the Inca trail after we begin the gradual hike down to Huayllabamba small village where the classic Inca trail trekkers sleep their first night, we turn to the left side of the mountain to continue our ascent in the beautiful lush green subtropical valley five hours to our camp Llulluchapampa 3800 meters, located in halfway to the dead woman pass. another beautiful place to spend a night with spectacular views of Huayallabamba valley and Huayanany mountain. Altitude: from 3000mtrs to 3800mtrs, Distance: 10 km, Time: 6 to 7 hours
DAY 5: LLULLUCHAPAMPA TO PHUYUPATAMARKA.
Today after a healthy breakfast. We continue our ascent for two hours to Dead Women pass 4200mts. 14.000 ft. Here you will enjoy the view of 360 degrees. Of Huayllabamba valleys and Huayanay snowed capped mountain. After enjoying your free time and taking plenty of photos. Also, an overview of the other side of the way, down to Pacaymayo valley, where we have our lunch in the bottom of the mountain, after lunch We will continue our ascent by the original ancient pathway that takes us to the Runkurakay circular Inca remains, it is beginning of mixt Andean and amazon reach vegetation where our guide will explain about the place. We will continue our ascent to the pass Runkurakay 3900mtrs. having enough time to absorb the pure nature and taking our photos we start our way down, to Sayacmarka Archiological site. where you will explore with our guide, from here the path goes up and down notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point with an amazing construction using the natural landscape and geography. The trail crosses the Chaquiccocha a dry lagoon and will cross the (túnel) adapted by the Incas this part of the Inca trail will see Outstanding views of Salkantay and Pumasillo snowed capped located in Vilcabamba mountain range. Until we reach our camp located above the clouds forest. Phuyupatamarka. Considered one of the most important ceremonial centers in the Incan time. Distance: 14 km, Altitude: from 3600. to 3700mtrs, Time. 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 6: PHUYUPATAMARKA, SUNGATE, MACHUPICCHU TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Phuyupatamarca campsite located in the Inca trail is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places where you can observe the sunrise and sunset around you, with a 360° degree view of the Urubamba mountain range and Villacabamba you will also be able to observe the Machupicchu and Huayna Picchu mountains above it, highly recommended for those people or families who love photography. After enjoying the sunrise and Breackfast we will start going down to explore Inca site Phuyupatamarca after we will descend for 3 hours to Wiñayhuayna 2600mtrs. this part of the Inca Trail shows us in all the way, the high engineering skills of the builders Inca. we will keep going down to Intipata the farming terraces with a magnificent view of Urubamba River, then we will get to the Wiñayhuayna Archiological site. after our free time on the site, we will go to have our last lunch, after lunch, we will have a thankful meeting with our trekking crew. From here we will continue our hike towards Inti Punku 2700mtrs. or the sun gate from where we will have the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu, we will continue our hike to the citadel of the new Seven Wonder of the world where we will have enough time to enjoy and take photos. Then we will head down to Aguas Calientes town where you will spend the night. In the Hotel. Distance: 10km, Altitude: 3700mtrs. to 2400mtrs. Aguas Calientes town 2000mtrs, Time: 6 to 7 hrs.
DAY 7: EXPLORE TO MACHUPICCHU AFTERNON BACK TO CUSCO.
After Breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu, today you will explore this magical Inca city and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered. for 3 hours. You will then have free time to wander around and if you got a Ticket for Wayna Picchu you can climb. Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You have to book in advance the entrance with us to ensure your permit In the afternoon we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the space and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.