Classic Inca Trail 7 Days to Salkantay Trek

Inca Trail With Salkantay


(7 Days Expeditions)

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Classic Inca
Trail 7 Days to
Salkantay Trek

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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.

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Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.

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Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!

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I T I N E R A R Y

DAY 01

Cusco – Soraypampa

Early pick up from your accommodation to head towards Limatambo, where you’ll visit the Tarawasi ruins.Then, we’ll drive up a bumpy road along the Apurimac river. Once we get to Mollepata town, you’ll meet the rest of the team: chefs and porters. We’ll start our hike taking less popular paths, where you’ll learn about the native flora and fauna. After an hour, we’ll get to Marco Casa, our camping site for the first night.

 Meals                                L, D
 Distance                          7 km
 Time                                5 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               3,200m / 10,499ft

DAY 02

Soraypampa – Hichupata

We’ll have a gentle ascent towards the Vilcabamba mountain range. On the way, you’ll get to appreciate the views of the magnificent Humantay, Salkantay and Tucarhuay peaks. By joining the main Salkantay route, we’ll get to Soraypampa where we’ll need to hike up one more hour to get to our campsite, Hichupata. Due to the altitude, this spot could be really cold. We strongly recommend you bring extra layers.

 Meals                               B, L, D 
 Distance                          16km
 Time                                8-9 Hours
 Highest Altitude              3,800M / 12,500ft

DAY 03

 Hichupata – Inca Chiriasca

We’ll have a gentle ascent towards the Vilcabamba mountain range. On the way, you’ll get to appreciate the views of the magnificent Humantay, Salkantay and Tucarhuay peaks. By joining the main Salkantay route, we’ll get to Inca CHiriasca where we’ll need to hike up one more hour to get to our campsite, Inca Canal. Due to the altitude, this spot could be really cold. We strongly recommend you bring extra layers.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,415m /13,828ft

DAY 04

 Inca Chiriasca – Paucarpata

We’ll have a gentle ascent towards the Vilcabamba mountain range. On the way, you’ll get to appreciate the views of the magnificent Humantay, Salkantay and Tucarhuay peaks. By joining the main Salkantay route, we’ll get to Soraypampa where we’ll need to hike up one more hour to get to our campsite, Salkantaypampa. Due to the altitude, this spot could be really cold. We strongly recommend you bring extra layers.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 9-10 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,515m /14,828ft

DAY 05

 Paucarpata – Llulluchapampa

After leaving the campsite, we’ll walk for 3 hours to visit the Paucarcancha  ruins. After having lunch at the ruins, we’ll walk a bit further to get to the Inca Trail. We’ll pass on our equipment to our porters, who’ll carry it to our next campsite. After that, we’ll start a gentle 3-4 hour ascent in direction to our next campsite,  Llulluchapampa. We’ll go through a native Queña tree forest and then along the Puna, a treeless grassland.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 9 -10  Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 06

 Llulluchapampa Phuyupatamarca

We will be treated to a more relaxing day, making an easy climb to arrive at the third pass of Phuyupatamarca. We’ll be walking on an Inca path, semi-detached from the mountainside, passing through a tunnel, and then to the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca, which means “town over the clouds.” We’ll be able to see impressive water fountains and the vast Urubamba river valley below. We will slowly make our way down Inca-made stone steps to our campsite at Wiñaywayna. 

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 10 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 07

Phuyupatamarca, Machu Picchu & Cusco

THE DAY! Early start to get to Inti Punku, or The Sun Gate, to enjoy the sunrise gleaming over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From here, there will be a 40-minute walk down towards the Guardian’s House, where you’ll start your 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu. You’ll also have some spare time to explore on your own. Lunch will be in Aguas Calientes before catching the train back to Cusco. Drivers will meet you at the train station to drive you back to your Cusco accommodation

 Meals                               B - L
 Distance                          16km 
Time                                7 Hours 
 Highest Altitude              3,600m / 11,811ft

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