Salkantay Trek to Inca Trail

Cusco, Machu Picchu
Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitud: 4,600 m
Activities: Treking

Salkantay to Inca Trail Trek.

The Apu Salkantay, also known as the warrior and protective Apu (sacred mountain) of the Inca Empire. Center guiding the road to their own, in its imposing majesty you see all the savagery of the virgin snow can show us raise up to 6,271 m.a.s.l. of height, the chain of Vilcabamba breaks down, where the fantasy of the Andes is found, where sunrises and sunsets create a spectacle of greatness and mystery, different forms are presented in each of its four perfectly oriented and defined faces that produce changes Progressive flora and fauna typical of the Andes.and the best part? it connects with the most popular and famous Inca Trail to Machu PIcchu combining the best 2 adventures to reach at the Lost city of the Incas!!!


  • This adventure goes over 5200 m (Incachiriaska pass)
  • Spiritual Adventure trek along the sacred land of the Incas.
  • Hiking around the protector Mountain (Salkantay)
  • Spectacular Incan structures
Price Per Night



Quick Itinerary:


Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
Starting Elevation – 3350 meters ASL / 10990 feet ASL
Highest Elevation – 4600 meters ASL / 15091 feet ASL
Campsite Elevation – 3920 meters ASL / 12861 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch and Dinner 
Adventure: Moderate-High! (Especially the trek to Humantay Lake!)


Walking Distance – 13km / 8 miles
Highest Elevation – 4000 meters ASL / 13123 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory


Walking Distance: – 14km / 8.7 miles
Highest Elevation: – 5000 meters ASL / 16404 feet ASL
Campsite Elevation: – 3750 meters ASL / 12303 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory


Walking Distance: – 14 km / 8.7 miles
Campsite Elevation: – 3000 meters ASL / 9842 feet ASL
Maximum Altitude: – 3750 meters ASL / 12303 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely


Maximum Altitude: 4200 meters ASL / 13776 feet ASL
Campsite Elevation – 3400 meters ASL / 11154 feet ASL
Distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles 
Difficulty: Difficult 
Weather: You will experience the 4 seasons all in just one day 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely


Campsite Elevation – 2600 meters ASL / 8530 feet ASL
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely

Day 7: Machu Picchu!!!


The tour begins with pick-up from your hotel very early at morning, to take you to the station of Ollantaytambo, the trip is about an hour and a half to two hours until you reach the train station, once there you can board the Expedition train that will take you to Machu Picchu Town  where your guide will be waiting for you so that you can go to the bus station and go up to the citadel of Machu Picchu .

Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of 2 hours to know and visit the most outstanding places of Machu Picchu, after that you can tour the citadel on your own until the time of departure that is at noon. After this you can get off by bus to Machu Picchu town where you will have all the time available to do some other activities, such as visiting the streets of the city, visit the thermal baths and relax, also the Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum, please note that any of these visits are not included in the package.

A very important note to keep in mind is that you must be at the train station half an hour before departure. Your return train could leave the Machu Picchu Town station at 3:20 pm (it depends of the availbility), so you must be at the train station at 2:50 pm. Once on the train, this will be arriving at the Ollantaytambo Station our staff  will take you up to the mobility for your return to Cusco leaving you at your hotel.


  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation before your trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. meeting at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek).
  • Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and Rei 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • Accommodation: 6 nights in tent
  • 1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (7 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.
  • Porters: We include your personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffel with your personal items. There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at your briefing the night before and this should be filled with the things you need for night and the next day. You will not have access to your duffel until your evening campsite.
  • Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Medical kit: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service at 16:22 hrs (subject to availability))
  • Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco(Day 7)
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
  • The best Experience for you!!


  • Tips
  • Food
  • Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain 
  • Entrance to Machupicchu Mountain 
  • Entrance to Manuel Chavez Ballon Museum


    Freequently Asked Questions

    What is Machu Picchu?

    Are there llamas in Machu Picchu?

    Yes, there are several adorable llamas in the old city. Actually, there are just over 20 llamas (28-35). They all have names that can be found on labels behind their ears. Sobe prepare and take some funny photos with llamas!!

    When to go to Machu Picchu?

    The time is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum ones around 20 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something raincoat with you, because the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; If you definitely do not want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its more intense green. The intermediate months (April and September), offer the best of both seasons.

    Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

    Machu Picchu can be visited by people of all ages; However, it is possible that children under 8 are not very clear, where they are or how amazing it can be, that is why they do not pay to enter Machu Picchu; however, you can reward them with a tour of the Butterfly House.