Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Tour Overview

From the base of towering Mt. Salkantay to Machu Picchu, during this 7 – day adventure you will discover villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions, and witness the majesty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire. Best of all, you will travel from lodge to lodge along uncrowded trails in areas so remote that your company may be a mighty condor.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Cuzco - Salkantay - Soraypampa

Early morning departure by road to Limatamo, this is the beginning of your journey trekking to the Salkantay lodge through the old route called the “Camino Real”. Salkantay lodge takes its name from the majestic peak at head of the valley – Mt Salkantay. Overnight at the lodge.

Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2
Soraypampa

Today you will take an acclimatization hike to the slopes above the lodge to Lake Humantay, fed by the hanging glaciers of Mt. Humantay. Afternoon at leisure and overnight at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Crossing The Salkantay Pass

Early morning start for your hike up the Rio Blanco Valley, circling Humantay Peak across from the Salkantay Peak (4630 m). Dinner will be served on arrival at the Wayra Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Descending Into The Cloud Forest

Continue your decent through increasingly verdant scenery. Arrive at Colpa lodge, you will be greeted with a Pachamanca. (A traditional Peruvian meal).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Following The Santa Teresa River Valley

Hike along the Santa Teresa River valley, you will pass through banana, granadilla and avocado orchids and coffee plantations. Continuing your journey on the “Llactapata Inca Trail” where you will arrive at Lucma Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
First Views Of Machu Picchu

Today you will trek uphill towards Llactapata Pass, here you will come upon a spectacular view of Machu Picchu sanctuary. Lunch will be served on a scenic view point looking out to Machu Picchu. Here you will begin your decent towards Aguas Calientes. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Morning at leisure before catching the afternoon train to Cuzco.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 Nights accommodation at selected mountain lodges
  • All meals, excluding beverages
  • All activities with English speaking guides

Tour Pricing

Salkantay Trek
Single
Twin / Double
Low Season
$6,795
$4,530 / person

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