An ancient and remote path, this path is the most complete of all of the routes, because it joins two fantastic trips into one: starting in the area around Mount Salkantay and then later enters into the realm of the Sacred Inca Trail that then, in turn, connects to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
For those trekkers who are looking for something a
little more extreme, and also a little more authentic.
Day 1: Cusco- Soraypampa- Ichupata (+ / - 6 hours of trekking)
Departing from the city of Cusco very early in the morning, we will begin with a 3 ┬Ż hour ride to the trailhead in Challacancha. That is where we will meet our porters and begin the trek. Our first destination will be Soraypampa, where we will rest and have some lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue trekking until we reach Ichupata, the destination of our first campsite of the journey.
Day 2: Ichupata - Inca Chiriasca- Pampacahuana (+ / - 7 hours of trekking)
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will prepare to embark on the most difficult portion of the entire trek, departing at about 7:00 am. We'll come to the place known as Japanese Pampa, to then later head to the right side of Mount Salkantay. That is when we will officially be at the highest point of the trek: Salkantay Pass, which stands at 4,500 meters. From this amazing viewpoint, we will get some stellar views of the many snow-capped peaks and glaciers in the area. We will soak in the beautiful views and appreciate the magnificent views of the falling avalanches. We will descend to our campsite in Pampacahuana.
Day 3: Pampacahuana- Paucarcancha (+ / - 4 hours of trekking)
This day will be unforgettable because along the way we will see some Inca canals that begin in the town of Pampaacahuana, where we will also come to eventually. We will continue descending until we arrive to our next campsite. Before partaking in our suppers, we will have a guided tour of the beaufiful archaeological remains, Paucarcancha. Our dinner will come next and then a welcome rest beneath the stars.
Day 4: Paucarcancha- Guayllabamba- Llulluchapampa (+ / - 7 hours of trekking)
Having an early breakfast in the morning, we will depart from our campsite at 7:00 am, and we will immediately begin to come across some tropical agricultural crops. It will be about a 4 hour hike to our next stop in Huayllabamba where we will meet up with the Sacred Inca Trail and, continuing on, in Yuncachimpa, we will have lunch. We will follow along the Inca Trail for yet another 3 hours through the illustrious Ceja de Selva ("Edge of the Jungle") to get to our campsite in Llulluchapampa.
Day 5: Llulluchapampa- Paqaymayu- Chaquicocha (+ / - 7 hours of trekking)
Today we will be taking on the infamous Warmi Wa˝usca or, as it is better known, "Dead Womans Pass". It will be a difficult climb, but the views from the top will make it all seem worthwhile. On the other side of the pass we will descend to Paqaymayu to find a suitable place to enjoy our lunch. Later on, in the afternoon, we will get to appreciate a series of important archaeological remains: Runkuracay, Sayacmarca and Concha Marca, before reaching our camp site in Chaquicocha.
Day 6: Chaquicocha- Phuyupatamarca- Wi˝aywayna (+ / - 5 hours of trekking)
First thing in the morning, we will walk through the amazing, and beautiful, Inca tunnel, continuing down to get to the Inca site Phuyupatamarca, where we will have a short visit and a guided tour before having our lunches. Later on in the day, we will walk through another Inca tunnel to finally reach Wi˝aywayna, which will be our last campsite of the journey.
Day 7: Wi˝aywayna- Machupicchu- Cusco (+ / - 4 hours of trekking)
After a quick, but healthy breakfast, very early in the
morning, we will make our way along the ancient path
final stretch to get to Inti Punku (the "Sun Gate"), the
entrance to the mystical, lost Incan city, Machupicchu.
Our aim will be to arrive at the Sun Gate in time to
catch its' famous sun rise (during the high season),
which is a truly unforgettable experience. Finally we
will make the final descent to the ancient citadel,
where we will have a guided
tour for about 2 hours. In the afternoon, you will take
the train back to Cusco, arriving around 8:30 pm. You
will then be immediately transferred to your hotel.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
Transfer from the airport or bus terminal to your
hotel in Cusco upon your arrival
2. Information and maps related to the trek
3. Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the
trailhead in Mollepata
4. Entrance fees for Salkantay, Inca Trail and
5. Professional, bilingual Tour Guide
6. Food during the trek (6D, 6A, 6C) with vegetarian
option for those who reserve it
7. Porter and mules to carry the camping equipment
8. Professional, trained Cook
9. First aid kit, blood pressure gauge, oxygen tank
10. Biodegradable bathroom supplies
11. Camping equipment (tents, mattress, cooking
12. Bus down from Machupicchu to the Aguas Calientes
13. Backpacker train ticket from Aguas Calientes
back to Cusco
14. Transfer from the train station to your hotel in
14. Departing transfer from your hotel in Cusco to
the airport or bus terminal
OUR SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch or Dinner on Day 7
2. Sleeping bag
Discount of USD $38.00 for students with valid
International Students Identification Card (ISIC
Discount of USD $38.00 for children between the ages
of 08 and 15 years (send us a copy of the passport)
Discount of USD $78.00 for children under 07 years
of age (send us a copy of the passport)
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR RENT:
An extra porter and mule to carry up to 18 kilos of
personal belongings- USD $160.00
Down or synthetic sleeping bags- USD 35.00 for the
If a passenger is to change his/ her passport after having purchased Inca Trail permits, it is imperative that you bring the old passport, with which the reservation was made, with you.
Any changes in prices by the authorities who run the entrance to the archaeological sites are reported in advance.