Salkantay Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (7 Days)

Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 Days


Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 days is amazing and offers tourists a mix of Salkantay trek and the Classic Inca trail tours, combining the best of our two most popular expeditions. Starting on the Salkantay trail that goes through Incachiriaska Pass or Frozen Inca’s Pass.

This path joins with original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca ruins, beautiful sceneries and continue on to Machu Picchu. With smaller groups you get the full attention of our staff and with each trekker having a personal porter to carry your personal gear so that you can enjoy the trek to the full.

Useful Information

Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture

Hiking Distance: 75 km – 47 miles

Good For: Experienced hikers

Starting Altitude: 2900m – 9515ft.

Highest Altitude: 5028 m – 16,495ft.

Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º Celsius and day 3 around 0º celsius

Overall Difficulty: Challenging

Recommendation: Permit required

Itinerary: Salkantay Trek 7 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Challacancha – Soraypampa

The Tour Guide will pick you up by bus from your hotel, we take bus about 2 hours to Mollepata stopping village for breakfast. After breakfast continue by bus to Challacancha, then start hiking to the base camp Soraypampa, where you have lunch, after climb up to  Humantay lake

Day 2: Soraypampa – Pampa Japonesa – Sisay Pampa

After breakfast climb up for 4 hrs to Pampa Japonesa the lunch spot which is right before to arrive the highest point of our trek Dead Inca’s Pass, then you have 1 hour to get the summit, in order to descend to campsite Sisay Pampa the coldest night of this adventure trek

Day 3: Sisay Pampa – Paucarcancha 

Today the views will be spectacular, after conquering the summit you will feel completely positive and you can get a sense of why? The Incas worshipped Salkantay mountain. Since this  campsite to the next campsite and lunch place is downhill hike, where you hike 6 hours in total to Paucar Cancha which is connecting to the Classic Inca Trail.

Day 4: Paucarcancha – Llulluchapampa

Free morning to visit Paucar Cancha Inca site, after lunch we’ll make our way down the valley to join the Inca Trail at Wayllabamba village, since this village we’ll switch from using mules to carry our gear to porters this is to prevent damage to the Inca Trail. The campsite for tonight is at Llulluchapampa 3800m / 12460 ft. which is the closest campsite to Dead Woman’s Pass. Climbing up to campsite we’ll pass through various microclimates and it is the second coldest campsite

Day 5: Llulluchapampa – Dead Woman’s Pass – Chaquicocha

After fresh Organic breakfast, we have to make our way over 2 passes fortunately, camped quite close to the first so it’s not as hard as for most Inca Trailers who camped in the valley far below. The landscapes today is amazing, the high mountain ranges, 2 Inca sites “Runkurakay and Sayacmarca”. See a variety of plants and fauna, as you are now arriving to the area known as the cloud forest. The campsite tonight is at Chaquicocha 3600m / 11800 ft, which is one of the quieter campsite and affords beautiful views of the sun setting over the mountains in the distance.

Day 6 Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

Start early to hike to the last Summit of Phuyupatamarca. The best area to enjoy the flora and fauna of this trail. Our lunch spot will be after 3 hours downhill hike by means of many Inca steps. Phuyupatamarca and Intipata sites chance to explore and see every single detail about these ruins. After lunch take a longer nap to have an extra 10 minutes to walk to the most amazing site of the trail Winay Wayna. Tonight a small ceremony to tell thanks your amazing porters and the last time that you see them.

Day 7: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

The highlight of the expedition where we head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu. Once the site opens you carry on to the Sun Gate, where you have the first fantastic view of Machu Picchu. On arrival to the citadel you’ll have a 2 hour guided tour to visit important temples of the citadel. After tour you have free time to explore the site by yourself. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco city

Prices – Salkantay & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Fares for this tour depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricey).

Number of PeoplePrice – Based on Number of Hikers
1 peopleUS$2250 for Solo Hiker
2 peopleUS$1250 per person
3 peopleUS$1140 per person
4 peopleUS$1090 per person
5 peopleUS$1010 per person
6+ peopleUS$950 per person

Are you looking for the price of the tour? Send us a mail and we will send you the quotation as soon as possible.


  • Student Discount: US$50 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$50

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$18
  • Inflatable Mattress US$35
  • Single Tent Supplement US$50
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$140
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 14kg of personal items US$280
  • Wayna Picchu entrance fee US$65
  • Machu Picchu Montaña entrance fee US$65
  • Vistadome one way US$50

Inclusions on the 7-Day Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail


  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Mules / Porters to carry cooking and camping equipments
  • Mules / Personal porter to carry 8 kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Mollepata
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Afternoon Snacks and 6 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Walking Poles
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

Does Not Include:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 7
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers