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

Salkantay & Humantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days

From Cusco to Cusco
Tour Operator:
TreXperience
Max group size:
16
Age range:
8 to 65
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
132110
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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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Itinerary

Start and end in Cusco! With the hiking & trekking tour Salkantay & Humantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 8 other destinations in Peru. Salkantay & Humantay 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 City Tour of Cusco
    Start point From the airport, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
  2. Day 2: Super Sacred Valley: Cusco - Awana Cancha - Pisac Market - Maras - Moray - Salineras, and Ollantaytambo
  3. Day 3: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SALKANTAYPAMPA
  4. Day 4: SALKANTAYPAMPA – WAYRAMPUNKU – COLLPAPAMPA
  5. Day 5: COLLPAPAMPA – LLUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA
  6. Day 6: LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES
  7. Day 7: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)
  8. Day 8: Transfer to the airport
    End point Back to the Airport, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Food
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  • CH
    December 31, 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
  • ML
    December 28, 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 25, 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 24, 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
  • SM
    October 10, 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 30, 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 29, 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 & Humantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 8
    July 04, 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 30, 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 & Humantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 8 Days reviewer 10
    May 17, 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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FAQs

    • 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

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