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Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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07 Day Salkantay Trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Soraypampa
  • Salkantay
  • Wiñay Huayna
  • Machu Picchu

The joint Salkantay and Inca Trail experience will leave you astounding at each step as you explore the majestic natural landscapes and the ancient essence of this region

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MAX. ALTITUDE 17,060ft

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

  • The 7 Day Inca Trail & Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was designed and is ideal for those who seek to explore lesser-traveled routes and combine outstanding trails with even more impressive scenery of Peruvian Andes.
  • This incredible 7-day trek to Machu Picchu will leave you astounded at each step as you explore the majestic natural landscapes and the ancient essence of this region.
  • Here you will have the opportunity to explore the Peruvian Andes in 2 different ways, the first part will be accompanied of a horseman and horses to bring the camping equipment and others, and for the second one our porters will complete the expedition to Machu Picchu.
  • The main objective of this hike is to arrive at Machu Picchu Citadel, the best reward after making a long journey through the rough terrain of one of the richest areas of South America.

Highlights

07 Day Salkantay Trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7-day Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu allows you to explore the majestic natural landscapes through the various microclimates combined with the ancient temples and roadways of the Inca legacy.

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Overview 7 day Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

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DAY 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake –Soraypampa

  • Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3651 m. / 11978 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 4200 m. / 13779 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
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DAY 2: Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa – Pampa Japonesa

  • Walking Distance – 9km / 5.59 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 4600 m. / 15091 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 4600 m. / 15091 ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
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DAY 3: Pampa Japonesa – Incachiriaska – Canal Inca

  • Walking Distance – 12km / 7.46 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 4600 m. / 15091 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 5200 m. / 17060 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3800 m. / 12467 ft.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
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DAY 4: Inca Aquaduct – Huayllabamba – Ayapata

  • Walking Distance – 14km / 8.7 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3800 m. / 12467 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 3800 m. / 12467 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3300 m. / 10827 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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DAY 5: Ayapata – Warmiwañusqa – Chaquicocha

  • Walking Distance – 16km / 9.94 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3300 m. / 10827 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 4200 m. / 13779 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3600 m. / 11800 ft.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
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DAY 6: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

  • Walking Distance – 10km / 6.21 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3600 m. / 11800 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 3680 m. / 12073 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2680 m. / 8792 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 7: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

  • Walking Distance – 5km / 3.1 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 2680 m. / 8792 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 2730 m. / 8956 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Humantay Lake –Soraypampa

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Firstly, Today we will depart very early from Cusco, at 5:00 am and make the 3-hour journey to the town of Mollepata, the gateway to the Salcantay valley. Then, Along the way, you will experience many different micro-climates and altitudes, each with its unique agricultural essence, such as the town of Limatambo, known for its avocados. After that, we will have a quick breakfast before continuing back up in elevation to the community of Soraypampa where we begin our trek. After lunch, our first stop will be at the Humantay Lake, magical turquoise waters that lay right at the foot of this massive glacier. Subsequently, Returning to camp in Soraypampa, where we will settle in for the night, and weather permitting, a spectacular night show of constellations and the possible shooting star.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,900 m / 9,514 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,200 m / 13,779ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3,900 m / 12,795ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7.45 mi
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Soraypampa
DAY 2: Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa – Pampa Japonesa

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Likewise, Today we will rise early for breakfast and begin our ascent to Salcantay pass. Firstly, to Salkantaypampa, moving closer and closer to this massive mountain at an astounding 6,271 meters / 20,574 feet. Whose name refers to the wild and untamed force of Nature than rules the creative forces of this world. Then, Our camp today will be at Pampa Japonesa (4,600 meters / 15,091 feet), the last spot nearest to the glacier before ascending to the high pass. Subsequently, This evening you will feel the cool wrath of the nearby ice and potentially here the avalanches at a safe distance.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,900 m / 12,795ft
  • Highest Elevation: 6,271 m / 20,574ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,600 m / 15,091ft
  • Walking Distance: 9km / 5.59 mi
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Pampa Japonesa
DAY 3: Pampa Japonesa – Incachiriaska – Canal Inca

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With each day, we are nearing our connection with the original machu picchu Inca Trail, and this day is the final one in our route to unite with this historic area. Likewise, Here it is possible to observe the Andean Condor and its majestic flight. Today the altitude will test your strength as we ascend to the high pass of Incachiriaska (5,338 meters / 17,513 feet). Finally, after about 3 hours, we will descend into the valley below for a more gentle walk. Arriving at our camp, we will share dinner and rest. The night views continue to amaze us due to the thin atmosphere at this elevation, allowing us a spectacular observation of the night sky.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,800 m / 12,467ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5,200 m / 17,060ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3,800 m / 12,467ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7.46 mi
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Inca Aqueduct
DAY 4: Inca Aquaduct – Huayllabamba – Ayapata

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Today we will enter into the famous Inca Trail hike, starting first with the archaeological center of Paucarcancha. After that, Continuing onwards, we will return to an elevation with abundant vegetation and plenty of flora and fauna in the Andean cloud forest. The views of the towering mountains above us and multiple waterfalls at every turn, accompany us as we venture through changes in microclimates. We arrive for lunch at the Inca Trail pass before making a short connection to our campsite for the night at Ayapata (3,300 meters / 10,827 feet).

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,000 m / 98,42ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,800 m / 12,467ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3,300 m / 10,827ft
  • Walking Distance: 14km / 8.70 mi
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Inca Ayapata
DAY 5: Ayapata – Warmiwañusqa – Chaquicocha

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After a nourishing breakfast to begin our trek, we ascend to the high pass of Warmiwañusqa at an elevation of 4,200 meters / 13,779 feet, to then descend back into the forest and an environment full of native queuña trees and plenty of hummingbirds among abundant flora and fauna. We will arrive at the campsite of Pacamayo for lunch and rest before continuing onto our final destination of Runkurakay (3,760 meters / 12,150 feet), believed to be the astrology temple of the Incas. The camp will be at Chaquicocha (3,400 meters / 11,154 feet) for dinner and another night under the stars.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,580 m / 11,700ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,200 m / 13,779ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3,600 m / 11,800ft
  • Walking Distance: 16km / 9.94 mi
  • Walking time: 9 hours
  • Difficulty: Formidable
  • Weather: Cold and Warm
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Chaquicocha
DAY 6: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

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From here, we are only one day from Machu Picchu, but there are several astounding locations to visit along the way. We continue through Runkurakay, onto Phuyupatamarca – one of the most impressive ceremonial platforms with fine construction techniques. Last we visit Wiñaywayna (the mountain of eternal youth), with its superior aqueducts, terraces, and temples. From here, you will be able to feel and see the energy of Machu Picchu, intensifying with each step. Views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River valley far below start to come out at several vantage points. Similarly, The jungle also thickens as we descend. Our camp will be nearby Wiñaywayna (2,650 meters / 8,692 feet) for dinner and rest.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,680 m / 8,792ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,680 m / 12,073ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2,680 m / 8,792ft
  • Walking Distance: 10km / 6.21 mi
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Cold and Warm
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Wiñaywayna
DAY 7: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

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Firstly to culminate the Salkantay trek 7 day, Today we must rise before sunrise for a quick ascent to the famous sun gate if we want to catch the finest sunrise on the planet – the first rays illuminating the crystal city of Machu Picchu. It is almost a 2-hour journey to Intipunku (Sun Gate) at only 2,730 meters / 8,956 feet), where you will have the privilege of observing the great citadel of Machu Picchu at the most precious time of day. From here, we can also observe the surrounding areas of deep river valleys and towering snow-capped peaks.

Subsequently, Once within the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, your guide will take you on a short tour of the most important sites and share their respective history and significance. Afterward, you will have time to climb up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain by yourself (only if you have the permits and entrances to do it). Later in the afternoon, we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Cusco. This way, our tour Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu concludes.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,050 m / 6,561 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 5 km / 3.10 miles
  • Walking time: 4 – 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:

What's Included?

INCA TRAIL SALKANTAY TREK INCLUDES:

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BRIEFING

  • 1 or 2 days before the trek you will have a briefing, where you will meet your guide to receive key details about the 7-day Inca Trail & Salkantay Tour.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Experienced bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide (groups more than 9 people)
  • Trekking Cook: In charge of preparing all the meals along the journey
  • Porters & Horseman (Will carry cooking & camping equipment, and your personal luggage)
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EQUIPMENT

  • EUREKA and DOITE camping equipment
  • Dining tent, well-equipped
  • Duffle bag (duffle bag for your belongings)
  • Inflatable mattresses or mats/brand: “Therm-A-Rest” or “Rei” (you need to carry)
  • Inflatable pillow (you need to carry)
  • Portable private toilet (Inca trail portion)
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottles
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Inca Trail permits
  • Salkantay entrance fee
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 3)
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 nights in comfortable and spacious tents
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FOOD AND WATER

  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Afternoon Tea-Snacks, and 6 Dinners.
  • Boiled water for the trekking (day 1 is on your own) – bring a camelback or a bottle to refill with water.
  • If you have a dietary request, such as vegetarian food, please let us know when booking and reconfirm the day of our briefing.
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TRANSPORT

  • Pick up from your hotel/Airbnb located around the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Transport to Challacancha
  • Return train Aguas Calientes — Ollantaytambo (Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail))
  • Consettur Bus (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes)
  • Return transport to Cusco
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OTHER

  • Personal Porter who will carry your personal items up to 7 kilos (including the sleeping bag + mattress: 2kgs and a half) For this we will provide you with a duffle bag in which you can accommodate your things.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain: $ 85.00 USD
  • Sleeping bag (rent with us) $ 40.00 USD
  • Trekking poles (rent with us) $ 25.00 USD
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch and dinner on the DAY 7
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Personal porter. US$160 for carrying personal items for 5 kg.
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL:

Here’s the essential items guide to pack for your Trail to Machu Picchu

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ESSENTIALS

  • Original Passport
  • Valid Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Water storage: Water bottles or Camelbaks are recommended.
  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

Porters/Horses will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 2.5 kg.

  • 4 – 5 wicking t-shirts
  • 3 hiking pants
  • 6 sets of undergarments & hiking socks
  • Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • Wool hat
  • 1 Fleece
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (rent from us)
  • Trekking poles (rent from us)
  • Battery Charger (power bank)
  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Duffle bag (we will provide you)
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
  • Camara
  • Earplugs
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight

Prices

INCA TRAIL SALKANTAY TREK PRICES 2023

NUMBER OF PAX PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
02 people US$ 1400.00
03 people US$1100.00
04 people US$ 995.00
05 people US$ 975.00
06 people US$ 925.00
07+ people US$ 900.00

****Includes a Personal Porter who will carry your personal items up to 7 kilos (including the sleeping bag + mattress: 2kg and a half), we will provide you a duffle bag for this purpose.****

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people**** Before make your booking, please check Inca trail availability.

Discounts for Salkantay trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

  • Under 18 years old: US$35.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$35.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. Likewise, For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. Similarly, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com. More Information about STUDENT CARD

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU:

Above all, we offer daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year. Before making your booking please check Inca Trail availability, you can send us an email at info@inkayniperutours.com

DEPARTURE TIME:

Certainly, we depart from Cusco around 05:00 am or 05:30 am to travel to Challacancha. Moreover, it will depend on the location of your hotel in Cusco.

FAQS?

Inca Trail Availability

Certainly, It is strongly recommended to book your Inca trail hike Salkantay trek at least 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. Last year the demand was extremely high, and demand is projected to rise even more.

Above all, Inkayni Peru Tours offers daily departures on the Inca trail 4 days Salkantay (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Likewise, since 2000 the Classic Inca trail tours have been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites. But it has also limited the number of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters, and cooks.

For instance, Inkayni Peru Tours will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu

with great guides, chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable Porters. Above all, the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows.

If your date is not available, look beyond to see that there are many wonderful alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Just as beautiful as the Classic Inca trail trek Salkantay and not as crowded!

With How Much Time In Advance Should I Book My Inka Trail Salkantay trek?

We recommend it as soon as possible!! This is a famous route in high-demand, and because the government has restricted access and applied daily limits (200 hikers & 300 porters/staff per day). Due to these factors, we urge you to make your reservation as far in advance as possible.

What month should I book the Inca Trail Salkantay trek?

Likewise, If you plan to travel between the months of April – September, you best make your reservation 06 months before your departure date for Inca trail 4 days Salkantay.

Moreover, between the months of October – January, it is possible to make a reservation from 03 to 04 months in advance.

What happens with the payment, do you need a deposit?

Once your reservation has been confirmed through our website or a sales agent, a deposit fee of US $ 250 (2021) must be made to confirm your trek Salkantay Inca trail 4 days. Deposits must be made through PayPal (quickest and preferred method), Western Union, or bank transfer.

How do I cancel the rest of the payment for Inca trail Salkantay trek?

Above all, the remaining balance must be paid in our office in Cusco for AT LEAST 48 hours. Before your trekking Salkantay Inca trail departure date, before 7:30 pm.

That is to say, the remaining balance must be paid in cash (US$ dollars or Peruvian Soles). When we confirm your trekking reservation, we will send you the details on how to make the deposit for your trip. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. That is to say, The deposit is used to purchase your inca trail permits and reserve your space. After having made this purchase by sending your information to the government, NO adjustments or changes can be made (dates, names, personal data, etc.) to the reservation.

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes Machu Picchu travel to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

How far in advance should I acclimatize for the Inca trail Salkantay trek?

This means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek Inca trail 4 days Salkantay, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Is there a maximum or minimum age limit for Inka trail Salkantay?

There are NO government restrictions regarding the age limit for the Inca trail 4 days Salkantay. However, as a responsible Tour Agency, we will only accept reservations for children 7 or younger if the parents assume full responsibility for them during the trek. *For families with children, we highly suggest booking a private tour to make your experience more comfortable*

What about minors and seniors for the Salkantay trek Inca trail to Machu Picchu?

An adult must accompany all children below the age of 18 years.

We require all trekkers age 60 or above to hire an additional porter (12kg) for their convenience.

Trekkers age 65 + must consult with their physician before booking and also before traveling to verify health conditions for participating in a high altitude multi-day trek.

We also suggest that all medical or doctor recommendations be acknowledged, even if this means canceling your travel plans. We recommend that all clients 60 years of age or above arrive in Cusco at least 03 days before your trekking date to adjust to the altitude. Inca trail 4 days Salkantay

Similarly, for all clients age 55 + speak in advance with their physician to consult the best way to plan your trek and inquire that your travel insurance covers activities such as adventure. We will require a medical file confirming a good state of health and NO cardiac problems.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies.

That is to say, Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

What will the meals be like during the Inca trail Salkantay trek?

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc., upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Certainly, Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation for the classic Inca trail.

Therefore, We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

However, If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. Certainly, You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek for the Inca trail 4 days Salkantay. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin their trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

What are the office hours- Salkantay?

Certainly, Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30 pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary for Inca trail 4 days Salkantay?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The trail is full of steep ascents and steep drops on narrow Inka stairs. That is to say, The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees. *Inkayni Peru Tours and the INC (National Culture Institute) asks that you not use metal-tipped poles that will damage the trail.*

In addition, Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $25

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the Inca trail Salcantay?

Can I leave my belongings in your office while I’m on Inca trail Salkantay trek – Salkantay?

On the other hand, Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek on the Inca trail Salkantay may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

Should I hire an additional porter for Inca trail 4 days Salkantay?

Remember that group service includes a personal porter to carry your things up to 05 kg / 11.02 lb. Before the start of your trek we will provide you with a duffle bag to bring your basic necessities, such as; a sleeping bag (average 2,5 kg), and extra clothing (average 2,5 kg). So, Remember that your porter will not be hiking at your side during the trek, which means you will still need to carry a daypack to have your personal things on-hand throughout the day, such as drinking water, snacks, camera, fleece, and raincoat.

Extra Services?

SERVICE

PRICE

Hire of sleeping bag 5 season $40.00
Walking stick is highly recommended! $25.00
Single Tent supplement $50.00
Additional porter for 5 kg. $160.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

Why Inkayni

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included inflatable Thermarest or REI sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff.

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