COMBO SALKANTAY AND INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS
The Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail is an ancient and remote path, this road is the most complete since it joins two excursions into one as it begins throughout the area called Salkantay and then enter the Sacred Inca Trail that connects to the Lost City of the Incas, Machupicchu, for those who are looking for a complete alternative. You can see the change of the various ecological floors, from subtropical areas and impressive glacial peaks, to the Lost City of the Incas, Machupicchu.
Day 01: Cusco – Soraypampa – Ichupata (6 Hours Of Approx Walk)
We leave the city of Cusco very early on a 3½ hour trip to Challacancha and then start the trek to Soraypampa instead of our lunch and in the afternoon continue to Ichupata instead of our first camp.
Day 02: Ichupata – Inca Chiriasca – Pampacahuana (7 Hours Of Approx Walk)
After a good breakfast we prepare to undertake the most difficult trek hike leaving at 07:00 a.m. We cross the entire site called Japanese Pampa and then head towards the right side of the Salkantay snowy mountain, at 12:00 p.m. we will be at the highest point – Salkantay Pass at 4,500 m. – On this site we observe the snow and glaciers of Salkantay and we will appreciate the magnificent view of the fall of the snow avalanches and then descend to Pampacahuana where we will camp.
Day 03: Pampacahuana – Paucarcancha (4 Hours Of Approx Walk)
This day will be unforgettable because along the way we will see the Inca channels departing from Pampacahuana we will pass through the community of Pampacahuana and continue descending, until we reach our camp where we will have lunch and after this we will have the guidance of the archaeological center of Paucarcancha, Then we will have dinner.
Day 04: Paucarcancha – Huayllabamba – Llulluchapampa (7 Hours Of Aprox Walk)
We will leave in the morning at 7:00 a.m. appreciating a great variety of agricultural crops and after about 4 hours of walking, we arrive at Huayllabamba where the Sacred Inca Trail begins and in Yuncachimpa we will have lunch, we continue for about 3 hours until we reach our camp in Llulluchapampa.
Day 05: Llulluchapampa – Paqaymayu – Chaquicocha (7 Hours Of Approx Walk)
This day we will leave at 7 in the morning after passing the most difficult part of this trek the Abra de Warmi Wañusca will begin to descend until we reach Paqaymayu instead of our lunch, we continue the walk and we arrive at the archaeological center of Runkuracay and then to Sayacmarca as well as the archaeological center of Concha Marca and then arrive at Chaquicocha place of our camp.
Day 06: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wyñaywayna (5 Hours Of Approx Walk)
After breakfast we will pass the Inca tunnel descending until arriving at Phuyupatamarca instead of our lunch and then we will visit the archaeological center of Phuyupatamarca, we will pass again by another Inca tunnel finally arriving at Wyñaywayna place of our last night of camping.
Day 07: Wyñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco. (4 Hours Of Approx Walk.)
After breakfast, very early, we leave to Inti Punku (The Gate of the Sun), the entrance to the ancient Inca city of Machupicchu from this point is an unforgettable experience after descending we will tour this magical place and we will have a guided tour approximately 2 hours in the citadel of Machupicchu. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco and arrive at approximately 20:30 hrs. To Cusco and then we will have transfer to your hotel.
- Transportation: cusco-mollepata).
- train Service: Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
- Entrance ticket: Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
- Bus ticket: Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Professional Guide: Spanish English; 2 guides for a group of 12 people.
- Cook: Responsible for food preparation.
- Horsemen and horses (Part of Salkantay): They carry tents, food and cooking equipment (Max. 10 kl per person).
- Porters (Part of the Inca Trail): they carry the shops and kitchen equipment.
- Food: 6 breakfasts / 7 lunches / 6 dinners / Snack and alarm clock.
- Equipment: Double tents, inflatable mat, dining tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables and first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Breakfast the first day.
- Sleeping bag
- Original passport
- Sleeping bag
- Mountain boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Pair of t-shirts
- Comfortable pants (zipper pants)
- Sun hat, swimsuit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
- Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
- Sun protection cream (recommended factor 35)
- Insect repellent (for Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
- Toilet paper
- Personal medications
- Photographic camera
- Flashlight with spare batteries (head flashlights recommended)
- Some additional snacks (such as chocolates, candies)
Are there many bathrooms along the Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail ?
Yes. There are several toilets along the way and also in the camps
What happens if I get sick and need to return?
We have a very low rate of people returning back once the road starts. Our priority is to help complete it; All our guides are well trained and have a first aid kit and emergency oxygen first.
Is there an age limit for the Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail?
No, there is no age limit, but if you are older, it is recommended to have a medical check-up before traveling, try to acclimatize in height (see altitude sickness). We have had children from 7 years and people until the age of 68 many times. Don’t worry, we are here to help you do it! When there is a will, if you can.
What happens if I am too slow?
You have to measure your capacity, usually the second day is the most difficult of all this trek making a journey of approximately 20 kilometers 8 hours, this day you have the option to rent a horse so that you can help, and if you walk until We didn’t get to the camp in the dark is perfectly fine.
From 9 or more people you have 2 professional guides! The first comes with the first passenger and the second to the last closing the group. In case of being only a guide (groups of 8 or less people) the guide always comes with the last person in the group.
Do you provide us with drinking water?
Yes. We provide water that has previously been boiled or for at least 5 minutes (it is not necessary purification tablets). Therefore, you only need a bottle of water for the first part – for lunch – the first day and then from there, you will refill your bottles all the way to Machu Picchu.
In the case of the workers tip?
The tip is a personal decision. According to the work performance that each of the people who will accompany you on this trip.
What time is the best time to do the Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail?
The best time is from May to October, the dry season, only that there are many people you have to book before.
Can I rent horse in the Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail?
Yes, you can rent to mount or load your backpack, only until the third day in the morning, from there the horses return and from there you must carry your backpack
How many degrees of sleeping bag do I need for the Combo Salkantay and Inca Trail?
At least 5 degrees and 15 degrees maximum, only for the first day there the weather is warm