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Salkantay Trek

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu 5 Days

Luxury Inca Trail is a challenging trek to Machu Picchu; however it offers some of the most spectacular mountain views and the mountain passes are awe-inspiring, which is a definite highlight of the trip; the trek begins from the village of “Pisqhakucho” at 2,750m, walking on the open and lush valley.

Peru’s national flower, the “Qantu” looks astonishing with the surroundings of snow-capped mountains and photo opportunity on this trek are continuous. You will see and hear a huge number of birds and hummingbirds might be able to blemish other wildlife such as Wild deer, Pumas, Mountain black bears. As you move up the valley you will notice the Incan influence in the villages and lifestyle of the people. The trail reaches at 4,200m and then descents to Machu Picchu at 2,400m

Luxury Inca Trail

Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a perfect tour if you don’t have experience in trekking in the high zones or if you want to trek with your family, book now and enjoy trekking through the Peruvian Andes

OVERVIEW

This 5-day Luxury Inca Trail is a perfect tour if you don’t have experience in trekking in the high zones or if you want to trek with your family, book now and enjoy trekking through the Peruvian Andes; in a comfortable tour and with an experienced guide. Because we run our on tours so, we guarantee the fair treatment of our staff and the quality of our camping equipment.

In Luxury Inca Trail trip, you’ll enjoy a beautiful and moderate elevation hiking, traversing mountains and cloud forests with spectacular views of the Inca Temples. It’s one of world’s best known hikes visited by thousands of tourists every year. This trek of 45 km combines to visit the enigmatic archaeological sites, wonderful mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna; Over 350 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, falcons, tanagers, woodpeckers and the majestic Andean Condor.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Escorted Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the Inca ruins along the trail
  • Enjoy a comfort camping in the nature
  • See the sunset over Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy the Hot springs in the town of Aguas Calientes
  • See the dawn of Machu Picchu from sun gate
  • Guided Machu Picchu Tour
  • Free time within Machu Picchu

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SHORT TREK ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco – Pisqhakucho (km 82) – Huayllabamba

Early pick-up from your hotel and 3-hour bus journey to km. 82 (starting point); then trek 11km, we will visit Patallacta Inca ruins.

Day 2: Huayllabamba – Dead woman pass – Pacaymayo

Today, we will trek over the highest pass (Dead woman’s pass – 4,200 masl), enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca

A wonderful day; trek on the original Inca Trail and visit Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins.

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”

Today, we will trek through the Cloud forest and visit Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins. Overnight in the hotel at the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

Day 5: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Very early, we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise, then enjoy the two hours tour.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DETAILED TREK ITINERARY – LUXURY INCA TRAIL

DAY 1: Cusco – Pisqhakucho (km 82) – Huayllabamba

Luxury Inca Trail

Kusichaca – Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

The Luxury Inca Trail begins once we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, and take our tourist bus for 3 hours to trail and head at Pisqhakucho. Here, we will meet our porters and camp staff. As our porters load the heavy gear, we head off down river alongside the rushing Vilcanota River, through pretty cactus gardens with magnificent views of La veronica snow-peak; the trek of today will be trough the valley, we will visit the Inca ruins of Llactapata (Up city) discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingam at 1915; following the Inca trail that goes through Cusichaca Andean valley with beautiful mountain scenery until we arrive to the small community of Huayllabamba (3000 masl), here will be our camp site. Today, we will hike 11 km. 6 hours approximately.

      • Meals Included: L – D.
      • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
      • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 masl.
      • Minimum Altitude:  2,750 masl.
      • Distance Travelled: 11 kilometers.
      • Approximate walking time: 6 – 7 hours.

Day 2: Huayllabamba – Dead woman pass – Pacaymayo

Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

Warmiwañusqha – Luxury Inca Trail

After breakfast, we’ll depart from the Huayllabamba camp at around 07:00 a.m. This is our longest and the hardest day of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but one rewarded with spectacular views down several valleys and up to the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Along the way, we’ll ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchapampa sector, where you can see several species of birds, from this point; you can see the highest pass ahead.

The path climbs for two more hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion. You can walk at your own pace, stopping to catch your breath whenever you like. This hard climb will be for 5 hours aprox. from Huayllabamba to the pass. And then, we’ll descend following a numerous of Inca steps until Pacaymayo camp.

      • Meals Included:  B – L – D.
      • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
      • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl.
      • Minimum Altitude:  3,000 masl.
      • Distance Travelled: 11 kilometers.
      • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca

Luxury Inca Trail

Cerrobamba – Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

We’ll start at 07:00 a.m and continue ascending to the small Inca site of Runkuracay (round shape balcony) and later to the second pass (4,000 masl). As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range. From the pass, we’ll descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, squares and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley.

The Inca Trail continue with spectacular structure of white granite paving stones, continue along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colourful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass, we’ll camp by pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms, overlooking the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town) and the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

      • Meals Included: B – L – D.
      • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
      • Maximum Altitude: 4,000 masl.
      • Minimum Altitude:  3,600 masl.
      • Distance Travelled: 13 kilometers.
      • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – “Aguas Calientes”

Luxury Inca Trail

Inti pata – Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

Our stroll along the Inca Trail leads us to the cloud forest; here is where the jungle begins, we will visit the Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarca (means the town over the clouds) and then, we’ll continue descend through numerous Inca steps with warm weather observing exuberant vegetation with beautiful orchids, begonias, bromeliads and great quantity of birds until we arrive to Wiñaywayna (forever young).

Wiñaywayna is a spectacular place to explore and visit the Inca farm terraces with exceptional views of the Urubamba Canyon; here lunch will be served; after some rest and a break, we’ll continue the last part of our journey toward Intipunku, or Sungate known as the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the entire Citadel of Machu Picchu and enjoy the sunset; after we’ll take the pictures of Machu Picchu, we’ll take the bus to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.

      • Meals Included: B – L – D.
      • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
      • Maximum Altitude: 3,600 masl.
      • Minimum Altitude:  2,400 masl.
      • Distance Travelled: 10 kilometers.
      • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 5: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Luxury Inca Trail

Machu Picchu – Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

Early breakfast and we’ll go to take the first bus to see the sunrise at the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. Our expert guide will take you on a relaxing tour before other groups will arrive at noon; during this tour, we will visit The Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Mother Earth, the Temple of Wiracocha, the Sacred Square, the Intiwatana or the Sundial, the Temple of the Condor etc . Later in the afternoon, we’ll take the train back to Cusco; arrive there in the evening after what you will be transferred to your hotel.

PRICE INFO

COST OF THE TREK

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class  US$ 850
 Vistadome class  US$ 880
 Hiram Bimgham class

Private Service Prices

  • 2 people    US$
  • 3 people    US$
  • 4 people    US$
  • 5 people    US$
  • 6+ people    US$

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120

LOCATION

LUXURY INCA TRAIL LOCATION

LUXURY INCA TRAIL INCLUDES

  • Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Bus down and up from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes” – Tourist Train Expedition class from Machu Picchu to Cusco – Transfer from the train station to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fee: For the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners and delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, We provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people)
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Extra Porters: To carry your personal belongings 6 kilos per person in duffel bags that we provide.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide 4-season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Others Items: First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early breakfast. If not, we stop at Ollantaytambo town where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$15.00 to US$25.00 for this meal. Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.00
  • Entrance Fees: To “Wayna Picchu Mountain” (check availability)
  • Sleeping Bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Tips for the staff.

LUXURY INCA TRAIL MAP

Luxury Inca Trail in Peru

See the Luxury Inca Trail Map in Peru

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek