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Choquequirao Trek Tour To Machu Picchu 9 Days

Choquequirao Trek Tour To Machu Picchu. In this Adventure, you will have the opportunity to visit the two most important archaeological sites in the region of Cusco, Peru. This archaeological site is a hidden archaeological gem that is considered as the second Machupicchu because of its strong similarity to the famous citadel.

You will find a different type of rock architecture used by the Incas that has managed to stay upright all these years. Just like Machupicchu, the Spaniards never discovered this site. Along with this Adventure, you’ll discover the only blueprint stone left by the Incas in all of Peru. After your tour in Choquequirao Trek Tour To Machu Picchu.

Machupicchu trek tour

You will head towards Machupicchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In between this trip Choquequirao and Machupicchu expedition, you will see great biodiversity of Flora and Fauna and more Inca remains along the way. A portion of various Inca Trails will be trekked upon. These trails are only traveled through this route. If we are lucky we will be able to spot the Andean Condor and definitely be able to see great biodiversity of birds. At night you will be able to view the stars up at 3,600m/11,811ft or more. The view is breathtaking and you will feel as if you were in a Planetarium using our Telescope.

For you coffee lovers a coffee plantation will be visited and you will have the pleasure of tasting Peru’s renowned coffee. Do not let others tell you about how great this tour is, come and do it yourself. This tour includes a 5-star meal in the famous Indio Feliz restaurant in Aguas Calientes town and entrance fees to Santa Teresa Hot Springs. You will sleep for the first 7 nights in the top of the line REI equipment and have personalized service in your hands the whole trek. Come and join us on this adventure and discover the hidden treasures of Peru for yourself.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO MACHU PICCHU HIKE

Choquequirao Trek Peru

  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel
  • Top of the line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons
  • 8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
  • Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
  • Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
  • Hotel Aguas Calientes with all facilities
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu
  • Umantay Lake included (most companies skip this wonderful lake)
  • Private transportation on each trip
  • Perfect Location For Photographers
  • Comfortable and Panoramic Train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Visit Machu Picchu twice with this tour!

Day 1: Training Day: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca

You will have a pre-departure briefing the night before your trek. Here you will meet your Tour Leader and have all your questions answered prior to your adventure. Your Tour Leader will also give you any tips for your trip and give you a duffel bag where you can take your belongings. On the following day pick up from your hotel will be at 5:00 am.

You’ll go on a 5-hour drive in our private transportation until we reach the first stop of the famous and impressive stone of Saywite. This stone is a remnant of an Inca blueprint of an unknown location. We will have a brief stop here so you can have breakfast and take pictures. We’ll continue our ride until we reach Cachora**. We make a brief stop in this village to pick up our horsemen for the tour and then set off towards Capuliyoc. Here you’ll have lunch and commence your downhill hike until you reach Chiquisca campsite where you will sleep overnight.

  • Minimum Altitude: 6102ft / 1860m
  • Maximum Altitude: 9514ft / 2900m
  • Distance Traveled: 4.97mi / 8km
  • Walking Time: 5 hrs

**Cachora village is the first town and point of entry to Choquequirao with a population of approximately 5,000 people. Tour Leaders Peru Adventure works with this population by giving employment to people of this village and involving them in the tourism sector. People from Cachora hold jobs such as horsemen, assistant chefs, horse rental and much more. In this manner, we support our local economy and social work.

Day 2: Challenging Day: Chiquisca- Marampata -Choquequirao

We will wake you up gently at 5:00 am with hot coca tea and enjoy some delicious breakfast. We will then head out on the trail. Today is one of the most challenging days. Your hike will be one of the steepest uphill hikes of the trek. Halfway through the trail, you’ll have a brief rest and snack stop. You’ll resume your hike until you reach the small community of Marampata where you’ll enjoy lunch. After 3 more hours of walking, you’ll reach Choquequirao. Prior to reaching Choquequirao, you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the Apurimac Canyon and various farmlands along the path. Dinner will be served and enjoy a much deserved good night’s rest.

  • Minimum Altitude: 6023ft / 1836m
  • Maximum Altitude: 9679ft /2950m
  • Distance Travelled: 8.7mi/14km
  • Walking Time: 6 hrs

Day 3: The Hidden Citadel: Full Day Choquequirao

On this day you will have the opportunity to visit the entire archaeological citadel of Choquequirao. After an early breakfast, you will head towards Choquequirao and begin your guided tour. Your tour leader will explore with you and guide you to the most recent excavations and findings in the last years.

The Temple of the Llamas, Temple of Water, Ceremonial Platform, Storehouses and much more will be seen on this day. For lunch, you’ll return to your campsite and then head off again to explore this site. As sunset is approaching your tour leader will take you to the highest platform of Choquequirao. You’ll observe a beautiful sunset and absorb all the magical energy Choquequirao offers. Dinner is served at your campsite followed by a good nights rest.

  • Minimum Altitude: 9514ft / 2900m
  • Maximum Altitude: 9843ft / 3000m
  • Distance Travelled: 3mi / 5km
  • Walking Time: 6 hrs

Day 4: The Bamboo Path: Choquequirao – Pinchaunuyoc – Maizal

After waking up call and a good breakfast, we will leave the archeological site of Choquequirao. We begin hiking for an hour in a path that will lead us to the humid subtropical Andean forest. You will observe a variety of vegetation and paths filled with Andean bamboo.

We will continue on a narrow path but impressive path where we might have the opportunity to observe the largest bird of the Andes, The Condor. We then begin descending to Pinchaunuyoc complex where lunch is served. Afterward, you will have a short tour in this recently discovered archaeological site. Your trek continues downward towards a river called “Rio Blanco.” After crossing the river you will begin an ascent hike for a period of 3 hours to Maizal campsite. Here you will have dinner and camp overnight.

  • Minimum Altitude: 4921ft / 1500m
  • Maximum Altitude: 10827ft / 3300m
  • Distance Travelled: 8.7mi / 14km
  • Walking Time: 8 hrs

Day 5: The Puma Path: Maizal – Minas Victoria Trail – San Juan Pass – Yanama

Early in the morning we will leave Maizal campsite and begin an uphill hike towards San Juan Pass. We walk along a path that today is used by mule drivers and miners from previous years. We’ll pass a lot of mine tunnels. You will walk an original Inca path until you reach San Juan Pass. Lunch is served here. Impressive views of the surrounding glaciers are appreciated here amongst the high Andean valleys. After a break, we begin walking to the last part of the trail to the community of Yanama. Here we have dinner camp overnight.

  • Minimum Altitude: 12467ft / 3800m
  • Maximum Altitude: 13615ft / 4150m
  • Distance Travelled: 6.84mi /11km
  • Walking Time: 7 hrs

Day 6: The Condor Pass: Yanama – Abra Apacheta – Totora

Like every Morning after wakeup call and a good breakfast, we will continue the route from Yanama to Totora camping site. Yanama is a Quechua speaking community that still continues a bond of traditions and customs of our Inca ancestors. On this day we will appreciate the farmland as people from these communities cultivate organic products such as potatoes and their variants as is Chuńo, and Moraraya (dried potatoes). You will be surrounded by beautiful nature views such as glaciers, flora and fauna, and wildlife.

Today will be the ascent to the highest point of our adventure. We will gradually walk uphill for approximately 4 to 5 hours to the Yanama pass. This pass is over 15,000ft or 4600 meters above sea level. Lunch will be served along the way prior to your descent hike. After reaching the highest point we will continue downhill for approximately 3 hours to Totora. Here we camp and enjoy dinner.

  • Minimum Altitude: 11680ft / 3560m
  • Maximum Altitude: 15091ft / 4600m
  • Distance Travelled: 11.2mi / 18km
  • Walking Time: 9 hrs

Day 7: Cloud Forest Path: Totora – Colpapampa – La Playa Hotsprings – Lucmabamba

Today you will walk for half a day as you view Peru’s beautiful ecosystems and microclimates. In this path, you can appreciate a variety of wildlife flora and natural landscapes. Diversity of nature such as orchids, birds, hummingbirds, toucans, waterfalls, and rivers will be seen along this route.

Our destination is to reach the community of La Playa where we will have lunch and camp overnight. In La Playa, we are officially in the high jungle of Peru. The high jungle means we will see different vegetation as well as farmlands of Coffee, Avocado, passion fruits, Bananas, Coca leaves, Pineapples and etc. We will try to eat the fruits grown in the place according to their season. Afterward, you will go to the beautiful Santa Teresa Hot Springs by bus. When you return back to La Playa after a few hours of the Hot Springs you will have dinner followed by a campfire with warm drinks.

Note: Round trip transportation and the entrance fee to Santa Teresa Hot Springs is included in your tour at no extra cost to you!!

  • Minimum Altitude: 6850ft / 2088m
  • Maximum Altitude: 9383ft / 2860m
  • Distance Travelled: 6.84mi/ 11km
  • Walking Time: 5 hrs

Day 8: An Inca Path: Coffee Plantation – Lucmabamba – Llactapata- Hydroelectric Town – Aguas Calientes

We’ll have breakfast around 7:00 am and then begin our trek to Llactapata. On the way you will walk through coffee plantations, visit a local family and taste the world-renowned Peruvian Coffee (coffee lovers you are in for a treat!) You will continue your hike until you reach the balcony view of Machupicchu. After some photos and rest, you will continue on a two-hour downhill hike to hydroelectric town. There you will be served lunch. At around 3 pm you will board your train to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.

Enjoy a nice warm shower and we will meet up for dinner at the famous Indio Feliz restaurant. You will have a delicious dinner at this 5-star restaurant. Afterward, you can explore this small town on your own as it is very touristy or you can head back to your hotel. Make sure to have a good night’s rest because you will get up very early the following day to visit Machupicchu.

Note: The 5-star restaurant Indio Feliz is Included in your tour at No extra cost to you!!

  • Minimum Altitude: 5905ft / 1800m
  • Maximum Altitude: 6562ft / 2000m
  • Distance Travelled: 6.84mi / 11km
  • Walking Time: 5 hours

Day 9: Magical Day: Machupicchu Tour – Return to Cusco

To avoid large lines and crowds we highly suggest you have a very early breakfast (5:00 am) at your hotel before taking the earliest bus to Machupicchu. We recommend everyone to try and be the first ones in line because it fills up incredibly quick. Enjoy the first view of Machupicchu and the sunrise (depending on the weather). Your tour leader will guide you throughout this magnificent site for about 3 hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast at your hotel
  • Minimum Altitude: 6791ft / 2070m
  • Maximum Altitude: 8005ft / 2440m
  • Distance Travelled: 1mi / 1.61km
  • Walking Time: Approx. 3 hrs

Packing List Machu Picchu Hike

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. If you are thinking to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Only 500 people a day are permitting on the Inca Trail of which 250 are reserved for tourists. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily. Don’t miss your adventure!

Price Group Service

Our tours are personalized and customized for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with Tour Leaders Peru Adventure!

Price Group Service

Our tours are personalized and customized for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with Tour Leaders Peru Adventure!

From: $ 1160 per person

2 Trekkers: $1,810 per person

3 Trekkers: $1,660 per person

4 Trekkers: $1,460 per person

5 Trekkers: $1,310 per person

6+ Trekkers: $1,160 per person

Note: An initial deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Inca trail admission ticket, and for your return transportation. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

minimum of 2 people to book a tour
This price is based on Double Accommodation

ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour Choquequirao Trek Tour To Machu Picchu includes a three-star Hotel in which wifi, a private bathroom, and a hot shower are included. Prices are based on shared room occupancy. Single rooms are available for an extra fee ($40). Please inform your booking if you wish to have a single room otherwise you will share with another member of the group. 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION If you have a group of 6-8 people we give you a special discount. More than 10 people you can even travel free! If your interested starting date IS NOT LISTED we can open a new departure date at a group rate.

Additional Upgrades

Hauyna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way.

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

The price depends on the season and Hotel availability.

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and a half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round trip hike.

Peru Travel Packing List Sleeping Bags and Accessories

  • Single Tent $40 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $20 per person (minus 5 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional Walking Poles $20 per pair
  • Backpacks $25
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50)

Inca Trail Hike Packing List To Machu Picchu

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable).
  • A comfortable 45 Lt trek backpack if you want to carry all your belongings.
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC (You can hire from SAS Travel.)
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support or tough sport shoes, (light sandals or clogs are recommended to rest at campsites).
  • Trekking poles with rubber tips. (metal tips are not allowed on the trail).
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
  • Flashlight, head torch, and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries, – Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2-liter water bottle, (disposable plastic bottles are forbidden).
  • Bathing suits for hot springs for hikers with a night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes. ($10-15)
  • Tips for (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40) Not mandatory.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 soles. ($ 120)

  • Temperature checks for all traveler are mandatory
  • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times
  • High traffic places and equipment sanitized regularly between use
  • Maximum 8 people per group to reduce crowds, for bigger groups we will assign two teams
  • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
  • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO MACHU PICCHU HIKE

INCLUDED

 

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private bus to Pumahuanca (Start of our trek).
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farmhouse,
  • 11 Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Short Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Happy hour with macho-tea and hot drinks every afternoon on camp.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • A gentle start to the day with a wake-up coca tea in your tent.
  • 2 people per tent clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Round trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus to Cusco
NOT INCLUDED
  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco.
  • Accommodation in Cusco.
  • see recommendation
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

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ALTERNATIVE TRAILS FOR MACHU PICCHU

Short Inca trail is the best option if you really want to appreciate the Sun Gate view to Machu Picchu 16 km one day hike.  

Salkantay Trekking Tour 5 Days

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS

Consider Salkantay trek if permits to access the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu are sold out. This hiking will take you to Machu Picchu across the Andes. Because of excessive crowds for the Inca trail, the Peruvian government decided not only to limit daily access to Machu Picchu but also to impose strict Inca Trail Regulations (only 500 persons a day that means 200 tourists and 300 support team).

On Salkantay trek, you’ll hike in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten Inca ruins. You’ll arrive at Santa Teresa (the backdoor of Machu Picchu) where you’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu. Salkantay route to Machu Picchu (or Salcantay Trekking to Machu Picchu), is considered among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, it’s a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits connecting the picturesque town of Mollepata – Cuzco with Machu Picchu.

Salkantay (6271m/20,568ft) is a Snow Mountain located less than fifty miles northwest of Cuzco city in the southern site of Peru in the Cordillera Vilcanota. Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local Indians. The name Salkantay is a Quechua word meaning “Savage Mountain or wild”. It is one of the highest peaks in the Andes and the twelfth highest in Peru. However, as a range high point in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascaran.

Difficulty Only recommended for experienced Hikers and must spend 3 days acclimatizing in Cusco before starting this hike.

Timing: 5 days 4 nights

Starting Point: Cusco hotel

Ending Point: Cusco hotel

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Peruvian cuisine has only recently exploded onto the international culinary stage, but Peruvians have always been crazy about their nation’s culinary heritage, and they steadfastly cling to the traditional, multiculti flavors of home. Even in the face of modern gastronomic innovation. A range of climates, from high altitude to low, offers an impressive diversity of produce. Yes, that means potatoes over 3800 kinds but also a variety of corn and other grains, to say nothing of the country’s native aji chilies that are often puréed into sauces.

Coffee, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

every morning and afternoon before and after you exhausted daily hike you will find hot drinks, including popcorn in your dining tent.

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We do not share public toilet along the Inca trail we carry our potable ECO Toilets Only for our Groups

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Food Include in each Trek, Vegetarian option available. we really take care of your gluten-free food contact with our office for any food restriction.

Private Transportation on each trip
As a responsible tour operator in Peru, we do not share our mobility with other tourists, all our transportation is only for your group or family members.
Best Chaskis (Porters)

We do not overbear our staff, they are principal resources in this travel industry 

We leave no trace

We carry all our Trash From The begging to the end of each hike keeping clean all our hiking trail 

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SALKANTAY HIKE F&Q

The trail itself is breathtaking, but the end of the trail is a spectacular sight as you reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu at sunrise. The classic Inca trail runs 26 miles (42 km) long, is usually hiked over 4 days and 3 nights and is tucked away in the beautiful Andes mountains in Peru.

How Difficult Is The hike the Salkantay Trek?

For an average traveler or tourist, Salkantay is considered a challenging but certainly not impossible hike. Due to the physical demands, anyone who wishes to trek Salkantay should at least be moderately fit. Plus, all trekkers should spend at least 2 – 3 days in Cusco City before the trek, to get acclimatized. Being extremely fit does not grant any immunity from altitude sickness.

The entire hike is approximately 72 kilometers (approximately 45 miles), and this hiking takes place for 4 days and 3 nights. The remaining 1 day of the trek is spent at Machu Picchu. In general, Salkantay is considered to be slightly harder than the Inca Trail. Other trails, such as Choquequirao Trek (second Machu Picchu), is considered to be slightly harder than Salkantay.

Difference between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montana

Difference between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu

Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference between these 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu: It is located in the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu has a steep road and people arrive at the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit, you can enjoy and take a picture for not longer than 20 minutes. This is because Huayna Picchu’s peak does not have a big space and not to of people can log in there.

if you plan a hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance. it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain offer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also an amazing panoramic view of all Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, hydroelectric and other areas around.

In the summit, you can spend a longer time. this is because not a lot of people go to this mountain yet because of the new access it is.

if you plan a hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance. it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.

What's the most challenging section of the hike?

The Salkantay Pass, at 14,760123 feet above sea level, is the most difficult section in the trail. Expect wind and cold temperatures. Some hikers might experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Symptoms will disappear as soon as you start your descent. Oxygen will be provided if needed. The Salkantay Pass, at approximately 4,650 meters above sea level is the most difficult section in the trail. These challenges are a result of several factors: the challenge of uphill climbing, bitter cold winds, low temperatures in general, and the fact that you are trekking at a low-oxygen altitude.

What Is The Scenery Like On The Salkantay Trail?

Since the trekking takes you through the Andes, the Salkantay Ttrek provides stunning mountain scenery; several snow Peak Mountains, Waterfalls, ice-cold rivers, lagoons, such as Humantay Lake  meadows, farms, etc. What make this Trek so popular are the local Andean communities Vistas includding the milky way. On this trail you also will explore Inca site Llactapata inca ruins where your trekking guide will take you in an informative tour.

Can I hike the Salkantay Trek at any time?
Weather conditions during the rainy season makes the Salkantay trek into a risky decision. Therefore we cannot guarantee the availability of the Salkantay treks from mid-march to the end of February. If the weather is good, we will give the OK for a trek to start. If we think the safety of our porters and clients is being threatened, we will cancel the trek.
Do I Need A Permit in order to hike Salkantay trek?

The Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu does Not require permits as the Inca Trail, but it is important to reserve in advance do to the trip requires train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu, Hotel in Aguas Calientes town mostly in the high season which once are limited or har to find your stay or additions tickets for Machupicchu.

Is Altitude Sickness is Goin to affect my trip ?

It’s impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly.

One or two days spent in Cuzco (3,400m/11154FT), making it easy and drinking plenty of water is usually enough for most people; or you also can stay in another place at the same altitude or higher.
The highest point you will reach while hiking the Salkantay Trek is 4600m / 15091ft. You will sleep at 3600m / 11811ft for one or two nights. The trail is climbing gradually up to the highest pass and you can step in any place you want, IT IS NOT like the Inca trail with several paved stairs and very steep

When is the Best Time to hike SalkantayTrek?

The best time to hike Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu is during the dry season (April to September). During these months the views are splendid, the camping sites are dry and nice, the trail is particularly quiet, and the weather is often very pleasant.

Trekking the Lares Trail is the Second most popular trek to Machu Picchu, after the Inca Trail, so during the height of the peak season, the trail can be busy. That being said, there are so many variations on the trek that in general the routes never feel over-crowded.
However, in the last years, the weather is unpredictable, instead of dry season we are having rain, and it is difficult to predict the weather spatially in the Andes, so we highly recommended being prepared all the time for sun cold, and rain, we‘ll provide always the best quality equipment for your comfort and our staff always will decide the best places where to set up the camps.

Important info

For Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu, the night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7 pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

Due to Coronavirus Machu Picchu Tickets and Inca Trail, Permits can be Changed
Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits. I’ve included a link to see information about the new rules at Machu Picchu, a link to the new Machu Picchu website, and other tips to help you navigate your way through the process of canceling or changing your trip to Peru.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to perhaps salvage some of your expenses if you canceled a trip to Machu Picchu. The borders of Peru are closed and train service to Machu Picchu is suspended since March 17, 2020, to limit the spread of Covid19. The Peru government has extended the border closing now until October 30, 2020. However, they announced that international flights to Peru will resume on January 1, 2021.

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The entire hike is approximately 72 kilometers (approximately 45 miles), and this hiking takes place for 4 days and 3 nights. The remaining 1 day of the trek is spent at Machu Picchu. In general, Salkantay is considered to be slightly harder than the Inca Trail long-distance hike and elevation.

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