Salkantay Inca Trail Trek - Inca Trail Salkantay Trek
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Salkantay Inca Trail Trek offers a unique experience that only a few experience. Inca Trail Salkantay Trek combines the best of both iconic treks to Machu Picchu.
On this six day trail to Machu Picchu, you will begin hiking through the highland Peruvian region. You will be closer to the Sacred Apu Salkantay Mountain. Then you will descend through the cloud forests and merge on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
You will be experiencing the highest pass of both treks. Salkantay Pass at 4630 metres above sea level (15090 feet) and the infamous Dead Woman’s Pass of Inca Trail at (4236m/13894ft).
You will revel in the constantly changing scenery and some lesser known inca sites in route to the lost city of Incas, Machu Picchu. Stroll through the complex known to the local people but hidden from the world until it was rediscovered in the early 20th century.
Horses are used for the Salkantay trek portion and human porters for the Inca Trail. Please note that this is a high altitude experience. Consider spending 3-4 days in Cusco before the trek to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness.
Please, consider purchasing the Inca Trail permits at least 6 months in advance because they sell out quickly by the official system.
Why SAMEX Tours Peru?
SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have an excellent knowledge about the routes, history and culture.
The Salkantay Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is one of our signature treks. We maintain high safety standards. Our main aim is to offer you a pleasant and a safe experience on any of our tours.
Inca trail is closed for maintenance every February, during the rainy season. Do take a moment to check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.
We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed) It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 to 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.
Trek Location: Inca Trail and Salkantay Trail – Pilgrimage 7 day Hike to Machu Picchu
Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
Total Distance: 46.7 miles/75 km
Good For: Experienced hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Considerations: Permit required for day four
Starting Altitude – 2900m / 9515ft.
Highest Altitude – 5028m / 16,495ft.
Coldest Night – Day 2 around 0º celsius
Overall Difficulty – Challenging
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