The Salkantay Trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is perfect for those travellers who wish to get off the beaten track and experience a wilderness trek and also hike part of the original Inca Trail. It is a wonderful trek taking you right from the watershed of the Apurimac River to the Urubamba River and around the stunning Mount Salkantay, which is the second largest mountain in Cusco region at 6,277m/20,577ft. This spectacular trail twists and turns, ascends through high mountain ranges and descends down steep valleys, passing through many micro-climates and pockets of misty cloud forest. You will visit wildest Andean landscapes with a number of diverse ecological zones filled with an enormous variety of plants and bird life. Last, but not least, you walk in the footsteps of the Inca on the Inca Trail! The ancient and remote foot path takes you through archeological sites, through the Sun Gate and on to the majestic Machu Picchu itself!
The Salkantay & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is available on any date that its best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers and Inca Trail Permits for the 2 day Inca Trail.
*** This price includes the extra pack horse which will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos except on the 2 day Inca Trail portion of the trek it is not possible (including the sleeping bag : 2kgs), we will provide you a duffel bag to put your belongings in.
***We provide large Eureka 4 person tents for each 2 trekkers.
- 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
- Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (They are steam cleaned after every trek)
- Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
- Walking Poles –$15 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
- Personal tent –$30 USD – (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Additional Night in Aguas Calientes – From $60 USD (depending on availability)
- Vistadome Train Upgrade -$57 USD per person (For the return to Cusco)
- Huayna Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek
***Huayna Picchu is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
ADDED VALUE WITH SAM TRAVEL PERU
- EXTRA PACK HORSE: you will receive a small duffel bag at your trek briefing held the evening before you start the trek to pack your clothes and sleeping bag for 3-4 days. Your team of pack horses will carry these bags together with the food and equipment for the trail
- BOILED WATER – for drinking included along the Inca Trail
- SMALL GROUPS – average group 4 to 6 with a maximum of 8 hikers
- FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
- DUFFEL BAG – for your personal belongings
- CAMPING PILLOW AND FOAM MATTRESS
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Transfer from the airport to your hotel for free
- Pick up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
- Private transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek)
- Entrance fee to the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Entry fee to Machu Picchu
- English speaking, experienced professional guide
- Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4 person tent)
- All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent
- All the gear for our porters and cook
- 3 Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
- First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Expedition Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to KM 104 and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- 3* Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private room and bathroom
- Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kilos of your personal items such as extra clothes, you need to include the sleeping bag in the 7kgs, carried by our mules)
- Provision of a horse in case of emergency such as illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
- Camping pillow and foam mattress
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Boiled water for drinking and to freshen-up in the mornings
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Sleeping bag 15°C –$20 USD (They are steam cleaned after every trek)
- Air Mattress –$20 USD
- Walking Poles -$15 USD
- Lunch on the last day
- Hotels before and after the trek
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- flight tickets
- Entry to Huayna Picchu –$75 USD
- Additional horse for extra personal luggage in addition of the one for personal item allowance
- Upgrade to Vistadome train – $57 (return only)
- Optional upgrade (train and hotel)
- Tips for the cook, horsemen and guide
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU ?
- Original Passport: (Must be the same you used for booking your trek)
- Valid, University Card (ISIC card): (Only if you booked as a student)
- Good Daypack: One with extra room for a box lunch (the smaller, the better)
- Water: 2-3L (Camelbak bladders are encouraged)
- Boots: Comfortable broken in hiking boots or shoes (Boots with ankle support recommended).
- Sleeping Bag: 4 season bag (can be rented from ORANGE NATION)
- Headlamp or flashlight: Headlamp frees up hands (Back-up flashlight & batteries are recommended)
- Toilet paper: Make sure to bring your own.
WHAT TO PUT IN THE DUFFEL BAG ?
As a Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 15 lbs. including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.
- Warm clothes
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quick dry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer your own
- Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash
- Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them
- Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us for $20USD
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit
WHAT TO PUT IN THE DAY BACKPACK ?
We highly recommend a small backpack 30 – 40 Liters for hiking. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.
- Drinking Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water at every meal. Please bring your canteens or bottles
- Sun Hat
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Rain gear
- Snacks like chocolate bars, ice cream, cereal bars, protein bars
- Coca leaves
- Rain plastic poncho
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?
We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.Learn more
EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success
SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.
OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.
ENVIRONMENTAL: ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.
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