Salkantay and Inca Traill trek to Machu Picchu takes 6 days combine the highest snow-peaks trek with the classical Inca Trail and visit the Machu Picchu, this alternative trek combine hiking and camping in the cordillera Vilcabamba….Salkantay is a Quechua name (Incan language) and means savage mountain, this region of the Andes keep magnificent scenery and rarely flora and remote village of farmers living over 4000m. Salkantay and Inka trail trek to Machu Picchu is designed for fit trekkers and demand good acclimatize before to begin the amazing trek.
South Adventure Peru Tours:
Strongly recommend book this amazing trek as far in advance as possible, prior you arrive to Peru. The permits are required 5 or 4 months to make sure your permit to hike in the classical Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. South Adventure Peru Tours recommend spending two nights in Cusco before to begin the Salkantay and Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu; two spending at 3400m (Cusco) will be great to aclimatize to the altitude.
Concern about overuse leading to erosion has led the Peruvian government to place a limit on the number of people who may hike this trail per season, and to sharply limit the companies that can provide guides. As a result, advance booking is mandatory. A maximum of 500 people per day, including guides and porters, are permitted to begin the Trail every day. As a result, the high season books out very quickly. NOTE: The INCA TRAIL is closed every February for cleaning.
- Length :60 kilometers / 37.28 Miles 45 Km / 26 Miles
- Length per day :Day01 : 16 Km Day02: 18 Km Day03:14 Km Day04: 12Km Day05: Machu P
- Considered :One of the best alternative hike to Machu Picchu.
- Minimun elevation :2000 / 6560 Ft.
- Maximun elevation : 4450 Meters / 14599 Ft
- Difficulty :Moderate to challenging
- Modality : Trekking - Archaelogical and Cultural
- Location : Mountain range Vilcabamba- Cusco
- Day temperatura :15ºc to 25ºC
- Night temparture : 4ºC to 7ºC
- 2/3 Days acclimatization required ( In Cusco or in the Sacred Valley )
We take small groups, Why?
The principal reason to take small groups in the inca trail to machu picchu, is to provide personalized service, in a small group is easy to keep walking together and enjoy the nature of the inca trail, there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other. Whereas, in larger groups from (10 – 16) people it trend to split into factions. Moreover, in larger groups tends to be a sizeable difference often over onehour in a section of the trail between the fastest andslowest member, what makes more difficult for the guides, cooks and porters to make their effective labors. In small groups, people are more likely to arrive at roughly the same time to hear the guide’s explanations. Also our porters are given the same food as the tourists. In larger groups agencies often provide inferior food for the porters. Smallgroups require less space in campsites and this enables the guide to select better locations. In small groups the guide, cook and porters have a more intimate relationship with the tourists and are better able to meet individual needs and attend to environmental issues such as waste disposal, contamination, etc. as the group will be together more of the time. Because of these reason in our standard service we take small groups, only in a group of friends and delegations we manage larger group. So choose small group.
What are the benefits of doing a private tour?
One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available…You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available… In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask at South Adventure Peru Tours how you can arrange your own private tour.
Inca Trail and Salkantay Weather:
Dry season (April - November) Day temperature 20ºC/25ºC / Night temperature -1ºC/7ºC
Wet season (December - March) Day temperature 17ºC/22ºC / Night temperature 4ºC/10ºC
Stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town:
Stay an extra night at Aguas Calientes? Yes, if you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes after the trek this can easily be arranged. We will purchase your train ticket to return to Cusco the following day. You need to let us know at the time of making the trek reservation so we can reserve your train tickets in advance. Obviously if you stay an extra night then you will have to pay for your accommodation which is US$75 per person at HOTEL LA CABAÑA .