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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days - TreXperience
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days

8 days
4.9
(13)
Start and end in Cusco
Tour Operator:
TreXperience
Max group size:
12
Age range:
8 to 70
Operated in:
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Highlights

  • Challenge yourself and hike the Salkantay Trail
  • Admire the serene natural beauty of the Sacred Valley
  • Celebrate your victory with 'that' photo of Machu Picchu
  • Trek through the picturesque scenery of the Andes
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Start and end in Cusco! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 8 other destinations in Peru. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Airport Pick up and Cusco City Tour
  2. Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
  3. Day 3: Cusco – Humantay Lake – SalkantayPampa
  4. Day 4: Basecamp - Salkantray Pass - Collpapampa
  5. Day 5: Collpapampa – Lucmabamba – Llactapata
  6. Day 6: Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
  7. Day 7: Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas) – Cusco
  8. Day 8: Transfer to the airport
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  • CH
    · December 31st, 2019
    If you are on the fence about this experience at all, just know that this experience is worth every penny. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful, and the Trexperience team is the best tour group I have traveled with, period. You will be fed... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 2
    · December 28th, 2019
    Had a fantastic time. It was harder than we thought. Our guide was was informative, experienced and overall very kind. I suffered quite bad Altitude sickness. I was looked after and completed the trek. My 14 year old son completed the trek with great... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • CM
    · December 25th, 2019
    This trip was breathtaking and Ray was the best! Some things to note: -When they say bring extra layers for that first night, they are not joking! We woke up to an inch of snow! If you think you have enough layers, bring one more for all over the body!... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • AH
    · October 24th, 2019
    This trip was amazing and I had such a good time. It’s a real must if you are a hiking/nature/history/culture enthusiast! It was a challenging trek at times, but the beautiful scenery makes it so worth it and for me, that’s part of the joy in trekking!... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 5
    · October 10th, 2019
    Huebert, Pricilla and our guide for Cuzco and the Sacred Valley (I believe his name was Edward) were all excellent. I suffered from altitude sickness on the first evening of the trek and Huebert knew exactly how to treat it so I was ready to hike the... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • CP
    · September 30th, 2019
    The organisation was excellent with timely pickups and everything planned properly. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge throughout the trip. Views were amazing & lots of great experiences. It was very hard particularly on steep... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • AK
    · September 29th, 2019
    It was a wonderful trip. Much harder than I thought but doable. I couldn’t fathom that we would hike that much. I can typically hike 3 miles in an hour so I figured it would b 4-5 hrs of hiking. It was twice that. But... i loved it. Hubert is... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 8
    · July 4th, 2019
    A brilliant company that provided a superb tour and delivered in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cusco and the hotel provided was a lovely place just off the main square.The trek was hard in sections but well worth the effort put in, the... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • PM
    · May 30th, 2019
    It was a fantastic tour!! Great guide, sturdy and big tents, comfy sleeping bags, awesome meals!! We had an awesome group, some had to fight against alltitude sickness (thank god Marcel Lema was in our group) but with helping each other we all made... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 10
    · May 17th, 2019
    It was my target to see Machu Picchu and I was afraid not to success, but with all my strength, effort and of course with help of my „donkey-daughter“ I mastered the trek. Our group was great, food absolutely fantastic and our spirit high. Even though I... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Whats the food like?

      TreXperience are proud of their highly talented chefs who never fail to cook up a delightful feast despite being in the middle of the Andean Mountains! All chefs specialize in Andean cuisine and are able to cater for all dietary requirements so please let us know in advance of your needs. All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are provided each day (except lunch on the final day) and the food is both delicious and plentiful. We guarantee the biggest foodies among you won’t fail to be impressed. We will keep those energy levels high with snacks each day and we make sure you have a tea/coffee every morning to wake up and every afternoon to unwind.

    • How much water do I need to bring?

      TreXperience will provide all the water you need from the first lunch to the last breakfast. This water is boiled, filtered and cooled and so it is perfectly safe to drink. You will need to bring water storage with you – either a camel bag or water bottle(s) – big enough for at least two liters of water. We also ask that you start your trek on the very first morning with your containers full of drinking water so you have enough water to last you until lunchtime. This is because the porters do not have enough time to get to the first breakfast site ahead of you and prepare the drinking water.

    • Where do I go to the bathroom on the hike?

      At TreXperience we have introduced the latest and finest Porta-potty toilets and hot showers on all our tours to maximize your trekking experience.

    • How difficult is this trek?

      All our Trexperiences are designed so that they can be accomplished by trekkers of every ability. Some sections of the trek are challenging while others are much easier. Remember that nothing is impossible. Our guides are very experienced, they are used to accommodating groups of mixed abilities, and they will, of course, be there to help you. We advise that you exercise regularly prior to your trip and that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 days ahead of your trek to acclimatize to the altitude.

    • Will I get Altitude Sickness?

      Cusco city is located at 3300 meters above sea level so the air is thinner here, with less oxygen than you may be used to. Some visitors experience altitude sickness, in particular when they first arrive to the city. We advise all hikers to arrive at least two days prior to their trek to give themselves time to acclimatize. Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes, however, are located much lower – at around 2000 meters – therefore you are less likely to suffer from altitude sickness in these locations. If you do find yourself struggling with the altitude, the following tips should help you:

      Deep breathing exercises
      Rest and relax upon your arrival
      Drinking a lot of water, this will help you adapt faster
      Coca tea and muña tea from the Andes help to reduce altitude sickness
      Alcohol and drugs are a big no if you having trouble with the altitude
      Diamox or Acetazolamide (you can find these medications in any drugstore in Cusco, please check with your Doctor to ensure you are not allergic to any medication)
      Supplementary oxygen is provided in every hotel in Cusco. If you don’t have access to supplementary oxygen then call us and we will deliver some to you free of charge

    • Can you help me plan my time before the trip in Cusco?

      TreXperience offers a free transfer service to and from the airport and your hotel so you don’t have to worry about anything; please provide us with your flight time and number in advance.
      TreXperience is pleased to offer you 24-hour assistance while you are in Cusco; feel free to call us or visit our office. Our travel staff is happy to assist you with organizing your time in Cusco and planning activities and excursions. We do not charge for this service.
      TreXperience organizes a number of activities to support local communities. If you are interested in volunteering your time and getting involved then please do not hesitate to request more information regarding these opportunities.

    • When should I Arrive in Cusco

      We advise all hikers to arrive in Cusco at least two days prior to your TreXperience. This will enable you to get used to the high altitude. Those who have not had time to acclimatize may struggle with the treks.

      Cusco is a domestic airport only and therefore international visitors typically arrive via Lima. The easiest and fastest way to get to Cusco from Lima is to take a flight. The bus journey from Lima to Cusco is very long (approximately 20 hours). Visitors traveling to Cusco from closer cities in Peru are advised to take a bus. There are a number of companies in Peru operating very comfortable bus journeys. We advise you to book your bus journey in advance as ticket do sell out.

      There are many hotels locates throughout Cusco city. If you require any assistance with booking a hotel or would like some recommendations of where to stay then please do not hesitate to contact the TreXperience Team.

    • Any advice for what to bring in my duffel bag?

      Trexperience will provide you with a duffel bag in which you can pack any items that you won’t need to keep with you during the day. Our porters will carry this bag for you throughout the trek. Please note this bag should weigh a maximum of 7 kg including the weight of your sleeping bag and air mattress (if you bring / rent one). When rented from us these two items weigh approximately 3.5 kg. During the Inca Trek you will travel through different temperatures as you climb / descend, it can also be cold at night when at the campsite. Therefore layers work best!

      Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
      Air mattress (can be rented from us)
      Some light, comfortable shoes for the camp
      Warm jacket, hat and gloves
      2-3 t-shirts (wicking t-shirts are best)
      1-2 hiking pants / trousers
      4 sets of undergarments
      4 sets of hiking socks
      1 Fleece
      1 Warm, down jacket for the coldest nights
      Quick dry towel
      Soap
      Wet wipes
      Toothbrush and paste
      Face moisturizer
      Power pack / battery charger
      Plastic bags to keep wet or muddy clothes separate

    • What Should I Bring In My Daypack?

      Below is a list of items that we highly recommend you keep with you at all times in your personal backpack. Remember you will be carrying this with you every day of the trek so we recommend you bring a good quality daypack which is both light and comfortable. It is important to note that due to local regulations, your backpack should not exceed 25L. All larger backpacks cannot be taken into Machu Picchu and will need to be stored outside the gates.

      Hat and sunglasses
      Rain gear
      Warm layers (fleece / long sleeved tops)
      Sun cream, bug spray
      Hand sanitiser
      Toilet paper
      Personal medication
      Band aids, moleskin
      Camera, extra batteries
      Head torch
      Extra snacks, power bars, chocolate
      Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips (small change is useful for paying to use the villagers’ toilets on the first day)

    • What are the absolute essentials?

      Valid, original Passport (a copy will not be accepted)
      Valid, Student Card (if you booked as a student)
      Immigration Card (given to you on the plane as you enter Peru)
      Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in)
      A good quality daypack (light, small and comfortable)
      Water storage for at least 2 litres; either a camel bag or water bottle(s)

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      • For any tour departing before November 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after November 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with TreXperience. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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