Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days / 5 Nights
We start from Cusco city en direction to Mollepata town located over 9.286 and continue the trip on an earth road until reaching Soraypamapa located over 12.467 feet. Awaiting us there will be the horsemen and mules that will carry our equipment. From here, we begin our ascent to a beautiful water mirror, then we walk down to Soraypampa for lunch, and in the afternoon we continue till Salkantaypampa situated about 13.451ft, which is the basecamp and where we get our first views of Salkantay snow peak.
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Third camp: Llulluchapampa
This day is the most challenging and one of the most stunning ones, because we visit a beautiful lake the one is located around the impressive Salkantay snow peak. we begin ascending slowly till reach first camping spot Pampa Japosena (where we have lunch), then we continue our journey until Incachiriasca pass located over 16.404 ft,from here you have an amazing view then we descend about three hours to the camp Canal Inca situated over 12.795
Hiking time: 8 hours.
Second camp: Canal Inca.
We wake around 07:00 am after breakfast we start descending towards Wayllabamba valley. This first section is more relaxed we will appreciate little humlets, nice vegetation, locals and Paucarcancha archaeological site along the way. After lunch we enter to the Inca Trail and ascend about 3 hours till Llullucchapampa, from where is possible to see Vilcabamba mountain range to the distance.
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Third camp: Llulluchapampa
After the first hour walk you get the first Pass called Warmiwañusta (Dead Womanchr(39)s Pass) at 13.779 ft. Then we descend down by a well-preserved Inca Trail passing by the second pass (Runcurakay pass) and different archaeological places such as Runcuracay, Sayacmarka Conchamarka to finally traversing the cloud forest until reach best campsite along the Inca Trail.
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Fourth camp: Phuyupatamarca.
We go down around 3.280 ft. of vertical towards Intipata and Wiñayhuayna archaeological sites. After lunch we will depart in the direction of the famous the famous Intic Punkun or “Sun Gate” located over 8964 feet high, from where you will have your first glimpse of majestic Machu Picchu located over 7872 ft. After a brief hike of two hours, we will arrive at the long awaited spot and be rewarded with a well-deserved rest, immersing ourselves in the energy that pulsates through this magical Sanctuary. Afterwards, we will descend to Aguas Calientes town for dinner and lounging in this quiet town located over 6.561 ft.
You are going to visit the most important energy center of the world (Machu Picchu). The visit in the morning will be an unforgettable experience, with your professional tour guide to offer you all the required information of history and mystery. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the place on your own. Then you will descend to Machu Picchu town for lunch and board the train for the return trip to the city of Cusco.
Short Inca Trail Machu picchu 2 days & 1 night
Our tour departs from Cusco and takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We will visit amazing Inca sites while taking in fantastic views of the Andes mountains. Our 10 km journey begins in the Sacred Valley and goes all the way up to the Inca site of Winay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Inti Punku, also known as Portal of the Sun.
As we make our way to Machu Picchu we will pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (very rare).
After trekking all day we will arrive at Inti Punku in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu, spread across the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos and there are very few visitors on the site.
Overnight at standard hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu- Cusco
After a very early breakfast we will ride the very first bus up to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise. Our guide will lead a very interesting tour full of legends, facts and historical information about this South American landmark. This tour will also allow you time on your own to explore the citadel, and time permitting you can climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (you must have a permit). In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will return by bus to Cusco.
– Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide
– Train tickets to Km104/ Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
– 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner
– Standard hotel for overnight.
– Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ruins
– Return Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
– Extra night hotel accommodations
– Gratuities to staff
– Optional Wayna Picchu climb
– Hot springs tickets