Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7D / 6N


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From

$897USD Per Person

7 Days / 6 Nights

SPEAK WITH A TRAVEL SPECIALIST

This is perfect for the serious Trekker who cannot make a decision between a Nature trek in the High Andes and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – this has the best of both worlds. We begin on the Salkantay Trek, then change paths just before the Salkantay Pass and hike over the Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass) instead, leading down to the village of ‘Wayllabamba’ which joins with the Classic Inca Trail and heads to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. We will Trek from the watershed of the Apurimac River to the Urubamba River and around Salkantay Mountain, which is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region (6,277m/20,577ft). The trail twists and turns as we hike up and down through high mountain ranges, misty cloud forest, awesome landscapes and many diverse ecological zones containing a wide variety of plants and bird life. This stone path passes through ancient archaeological sites and leads us to the great finale we have all been waiting for – Machu Picchu.

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Lake Humantay – Salkantaypampa

Morning pick up from your hotel for a 3.5 hour private transfer towards Soraypampa where the starting point of the trek will be. Along the way we will have views of Iscuchaca and Limatambo. The beautiful valley and the snow capped mountain of Salkantay.

But first, we will have breakfast at the trailhead of Soraypampa enjoying the the view of Humantay (5,900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/20,396ft) mountain glaciers. We will begin trekking to see the turquoise colored lake of Humantay and then begin trekking uphill towards our first campsite Salkantaypampa. After arriving we will have high tea and snacks while enjoying the stunning view of Salkantay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea Time & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities – Large 4 person tents for every 2 people
  • Distance: 13kms / 8.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Salkantaypampa – Pampajaponesa

Wake up to a fresh air and hot breakfast served, ready for our second trek till the top. The first few hours would be ascending then we will stop to have lunch prepared by our trekker chef. After getting fueled, we will continue our trek for another 3 hours before reaching our campsite, which is just 1km away from the snow capped mountain of Salkantay.

Once we arrive at our third campsite, it’s tea time and of course snacks while mesmerising the stunning glacial lakes and valleys. We will have a delicious dinner and call it a night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities – Large 4 person tents for every 2 people
  • Distance: 14kms/8.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 3: Pampajaponesa – Sisaypampa

We will begin our day with a hot breakfast before the next hike towards the Incachiriaska Pass at approximately 4 hours hike (4,880m16,010ft) The majestic Andean Condor. This site is a sacred part of the ancient Inca religion and living area. So, with any luck, we might catch a glimpse of them. After the wonderful experience we will head down to our campsite at Sisaypampa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities – Large 4 person tents for every 2 people
  • Distance: 10kms / 6.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Sisaypampa – Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa

Waking up with a brilliant view and fresh air with hot breakfast served with coffee and tea. Begin with the start of the trek hiking towards the end of the valley. Which leads into a winder valley called Pampacahua., where we will find an Inca Canal that is still used by the local farming settlements.

At the end of the pampacahua valley, we pass our first Inca ruins called Paucarcancha before arriving to Wayllabamba for lunch. Then, we walk for another 3 hours through the Llullucha Valley to reach our campsite at Llulluchapampa, where we enjoy our afternoon tea and dinner, while enjoying the peaceful scenery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities – Large 4 person tents for every 2 people
  • Distance: 11kms / 6.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5: Lluluchapampa – Pacaymayu – Phuyupatamarca

Early breakfast call to get energize for a start out with a 2 hours climb along the original ince stone path, hike up towards Warmiwañusqa pass (4,217m/14,047ft), where we will have a magnificent view of the surroundings area. We will then, head downhill on a reconstructed Inca Trail to the Pacaymayu River and have lunch.

 After a delicious lunch and a well deserved rest,  we walk uphill again for another 2 hours towards Runcurakay Pass (3,977m/13,127ft). From this vantage point, we enjoy the views of all the surrounding mountains before going down again for 3 more hours to Phuyupatamarca (3,650m/12,047ft), where we spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities – Large 4 person tents for every 2 people
  • Distance: 16kms / 9.9 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Challenging

Day 6: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes

We will have an early breakfast as always while enjoying the sun rise over the Urubamba valley, the Machu Picchu mountain and the stunning inca site. We will walk downhill after for another 2 hours through the cloud forest to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna for lunch.

Then, we walk an hour towards the Sun Gate and get our first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu, from where most of the famous Machu Picchu photos are taken. We will take the shuttle bus down the zigzagging hill for 25 minutes to Aguas Calientes (better known as Machu Picchu Pueblo), where we spend the night in a nice comfortable hotel with a warm bed and take a hot shower!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner
  • 2* Accommodation: Inti Punku Tambo,  Wiracocha Inn Hotel
  • Distance: 12kms / 7.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 7: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After an early breakfast at your hotel, we are ready to get an early bus at 5:30am up to Machu Picchu just in time to witness the sunrise. It is a truly mystical site out of history and not something you’ll want to miss! After enjoying the sunrise your guide will provide a guided tour of Machu Picchu, which takes around two hours. You will see many of the most important parts of Machu Picchu Citadel during your tour. 

After the tour, those people that have booked in advance for the extra hike up Huayna Picchu will have time to hike it on their own. When they have had their fill of the incredible views of Machu Picchu, a bus back down to Aguas Calientes will be waiting. Upon arriving at Aguas Calientes lunch is waiting with numerous restaurants to choose from (lunch not included). Depending on your train departure time, there may be some time for shopping, or sightseeing.

The Expedition train will take you back to Ollantaytambo at 2:55pm or 3:20pm, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private van. You can expect to arrive at your hotel about 7:00pm.

  • Meals included: Breakfast at your hotel
  • Difficulty: Easy

***IMPORTANT:

  •  On the Inca Trail, we will be doing the circuit #3 and there is no way to do another circuit unless you buy an additional entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for the same times, 2:55pm or 3:20pm, 4:22pm, or 4:43pm. The cost is $57 USD.
  • Early trains can be organized by requested and it has to be done by booking time.
  • The Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike depends on availability and let us know about it at booking time.

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Pick up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
  • Private transfer from Cusco to Soraypampa (starting point of the trek)
  • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4-person tent)
  • All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent
  • 3 Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Expedition Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the last day
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private room and bathroom
  • Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kg / 15lbs of your personal items such as extra clothes, you need to include the sleeping bag in the 7kgs 15 lbs carried by our mules)
  • Provision of a horse, in case of emergency such as illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
  • One-inch Thick Foam Mattress
  • Taxes
  • Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
  • Survivor T-shirt

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping bag 15°C –$25 USD
  • Air Mattress –$25 USD
  • Walking Poles –$20 USD
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Entry to Huaynapicchu –$75 USD
  • Additional horse for extra personal luggage in addition to the one for personal item allowance
  • Optional upgrade (train and hotel)
  • Tips for the guide and staff

The Salkantay & Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date  as long as we have a minimum of 2 people and permits are available except in February when the Inca Trail is under maintenance.

No. OF PEOPLEPRICE
2 to 8 people$ 997 USD per person

***This price includes the extra porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs /15 lbs, we provide a duffel bag in which you may put your things.

***We provide large Eureka 4-person tents for every 2 people which allow space and comfort.

DISCOUNTS:

  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required when booking for government approval.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

EXTRAS:

  • Sleeping Bag – $25 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Air Mattress – $25 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
  • Walking Poles – $20 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • Personal tent: $30 USD – (Tent for single trekkers only)
  • Additional Night in Aguas Calientes – From $60 USD (depending on availability)
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade – $57 USD per person (For the return to Poroy at 4:43 pm)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Single supplement – $35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
  • Upgrade HotelLa Cabaña Hotel 3*: $50 USD per person
  • Upgrade HotelTierra Viva Hotel: 4* $90 USD per person
  • Upgrade HotelEl Mapi Hotel: 4* $120 USD per person

ADDED VALUE WITH ORANGE NATION:

  • EXTRA PORTER: you will receive a small duffel bag at the briefing held the evening before you start the trek to pack your clothes and sleeping bag. Your team of porters will carry these bags together with the food and equipment
  • HOT SHOWER: at the last campsite (Wiñay Wayna)
  • BOILED WATER: for drinking included along the Inca Trail
  • SMALL GROUPS:  Average group 4 to 6 with a maximum of 8 hikers
  • FLUENT ENGLISH: SPEAKING GUIDE
  • DUFFEL BAG: for your personal belongings

CHECK YOUR SHORT INCA TRAIL TREK AVAILABILITY BY CLICKING ON MONTH OF YOUR CHOICE!

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IF THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL IS SOLD OUT FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES?

If permits are sold out for the Classic Inca Trail on your preferred date, you have so many options that will still allow you to trek and enjoy the Andes on the way to MACHU PICCHU. Alternative treks are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail. They are less crowded because we take you OFF the beaten track” in the Andes and we make sure you don’t miss anything on your trek to MACHU PICCHU.

***Orange Nation Peru Requires only a 2 participant minimum for our departures! “You can chose any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers.

***If you are a single traveller and are flexible with your start date, we will make sure you have a group to travel with and you won’t miss out on  any of the fun.

ALTERNATIVE TREK OPTIONS:

  • LARES TREK 4D/3N
  • SALKANTAY TREK 5D/4N
  • HUCHUY QOSQO 3D/2N
  • CHOQUEKIRAW TREK 8D/7N or 4D/3N
  • AUSANGATE RAINBOW TREK 6D/5N or 4D/3N 

Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names and passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application (they must to complete and accurate)
You must bring the same passport with you to Cusco and take it with you on the Inca Trail.  If the name or number on your passport does not match the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

RENEWAL OR CHANGE OF NAME ON PASSPORT

If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you mustsend us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them.  We can then make the change with the government before you arrive.  The extra cost to do the change is $25 USD per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, and Train.)

If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one).  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or Train.  If  you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read the following information to help answer any questions you may have about our Services.

WELCOME TO CUSCO

We will pick you up from the Cusco airport and take you to your hotel in Cusco. Please let us know your flight details at least 14 days before arrival. Our representative will be holding an orange sign reading ORANGE Nation outside the arrivals. You must exit the terminal to find our representative as they cannot enter. (Please let us know if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley so we can make the necessary arrangments). 

THE BRIEFING

The Briefing will be the night before the trek at 6 pm in our office which is located at Garcilaso Street 210 , Office Nº:213 (2and Floor) in the la CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?

ABSOLUTELY! During the Classic 5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.

HOW TO BOOK THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU?

FIRST, to book your Machu Picchu Tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here – BOOK NOW.

We will need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). This information is necessary to purchase the Inca Trail permits, entrance and train tickets to Machu Picchu:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of $286.00 USD per person  in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on  PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page,

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge by PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of orangenationperu@gmail.com. 

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?

  • According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need student cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
  • All students from 11 to 17 years have a $30 discount.
  • Children between the ages 2 to 11 have a $40 discount.
  • Children under the age of 2 are free.
  • All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
  • Send us a copy at orangenationperu@gmail.com

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

Unfortunately Not. Once the tickets have been bought, the government does not allow any changes, so we cannot change any departure date after the tickets has been purchased. Tickets are also non transferable nor refundable. If you cancel your Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is lost!

DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT ON THE INCA TRAIL?

DEFINITELY! You MUST bring your original passport with the SAME passport number you sent us to book your entrance to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances and reservations. They will check when you enter Machu Picchu and to board the train.

In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, please send us a COPY of your old passport to secure your permit, and we can change it when we receive a COPY of your new passport for a fee of $25 per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.

If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to enter Machu Picchu or the train. If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter into Machu Picchu or get on the train.

Remember to check your current passport to make sure it doesn’t expire within 6 months of your arrival to Peru!!! The Government of Peru is enforcing the existing law that requires all foreign travelers to have a passport valid for a minimum of six months past the time of entry into Peru. Peruvian authorities will deny entry into Peru for travelers not meeting this requirement.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU?

The weather is very unpredictable and always changing in the Andes Mountains, so it is difficult to say with any certainty. We recommend that you be prepared for warm weather, possible rain showers (Orange Nation provides rain ponchos) and a warm jacket in case of cold. We also recommend that you dress in layers so you may take off or put on clothes as needed.

The climate in Cusco has temperatures between 10º – 20º C, with warm days and cold nights. The best time to hike the Inca trail is between the months of April through October, when the weather is warm. During the months of June, July and August nights are very cold which is why Orange Nation rents good quality 4 season sleeping bags.

The rainy season is during the months of November through March, if you want to hike the Inca Trail during this season, bring warm clothes and be prepared for rain but there will be a beautiful landscape and colorful flowers.

The month of February, the Inca Trail is closed for safety, repairs and restoration.

The Average weather conditions on the Inca Trail:

  • Dry Season: April – October
  • Day temperature: 20ºC – 25ºC – Night temperature -1ºC – 7ºC
  • Wet Season: November – March
  • Day temperature: 17ºC – 22ºC – Night temperature 4ºC – 7ºC

WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

Welcome to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, located at 11,152 feet (3,399 meters) above sea level, where lack of oxygen is the only thing that can prevent you from enjoying your trip. Don’t waste one day feeling sick, prevent high altitude sickness before your trip to Cusco.

For some visitors, the first hours in Cusco can be summarized as: shortness of breath, a discomfort in the body, dizziness, headaches, stomachaches, even vomiting. As great connoisseurs of natural medicine, the Incas used coca leaves to counteract soroche, quechua for high-altitude sickness.

Don’t do anything other than rest

If you travel from Lima to Cusco, the effect can be immediate. This lack of oxygen, scientifically known as hypoxia, begins to manifest itself at 7,874 ft (2,399 m) above sea level. That’s why right after landing in Cusco, visitors can feel fatigued and have difficulty walking. Walking one block could feel like walking ten blocks carrying a backpack full of rocks. It is advisable to take it really easy on the first day and, if possible, rest the first few hours to help the body acclimatize to the altitude.

Hangover x 2

To start out on the right foot, avoiding traveling to Cusco with a hangover (this is fundamental so that the body does not become even more dehydrated). Many of the symptoms one feels are the same as those of an almighty hangover, even if you did not drink the night before traveling. It’s also recommended that you abstain from drink alcohol on the first day in Cusco.

Stay hydrated

How do people feel after a night of drinking? Thirsty. That’s how you’ll feel when you arrive in Cusco. As already stated, the body dehydrates quickly in high altitudes. It is recommended you drink lots of water before and during your trip to Cusco. Also, avoid heavy meals since your stomach takes longer to digest food at high altitudes. A diet of low proteins and high carbs is advisable.

Discovering coca

No one knew better the effects of high altitude than indigenous peoples. Coca is the best natural medicine to combat altitude sickness. It was even considered sacred because of its curative powers and is still used in the same way now as it was in the time of the Incas. It contains iron, vitamins A, B1, B2 and calcium, among other nutrients. Coca makes it easier for your bloodstream to absorb oxygen, suppresses hunger, combats fatigue, headaches and can ease your stomach. If you do not feel like chewing leaves (which can be bitter, apart from numbing your mouth), you can try drinking coca tea, which is most commonly found in the lobby of hotels in Cusco.

Pills help

There’s one magic pill that will save you many of these troubles. It is called Sorojchi Pill and it contains acetylsalicylic acid, salophen and caffeine. This over-the-counter drug will help with your blood circulation and headache. If you’re feeling dizzy and nauseous, try Gravol, an over-the-counter pill to stop motion sickness. Take both pills an hour before landing in Cusco. Remember to consult your doctor about medicines you intend to take, and always read the labels.

Still feeling sick? Don’t worry, the body will eventually get used to the altitude and symptoms will gradually subside. Plus, if you’re traveling to Machu Picchu, remember it’s lower than Cusco, which means more oxygen!

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE PER GROUP?

The maximum group size is 8 persons. Usually our groups are between 2-6 persons. Orange Nation specializes in SMALL and PRIVATE groups and provides personalized service.

HOW MANY COOKS/PORTERS FOR THE GROUP?

You will have 1 cook per group. The number of porters depends of the size of the group. For a group of 2 trekkers, there will have 4 porters, 4 trekkers will have 6 porters, 6 trekkers will have 9 porters, 8 trekkers will have 12 porters.

DUFFEL BAG AND SMALL BACK PACK

The evening before your trek, you will be given a SMALL DUFFLE BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 7kg/15lbs including sleeping bag, so 5kg/11lbs. Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litre backpack is sufficient.

IS THE TREK DIFFICULT, DO I NEED TO BE FIT?

The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a 42km (24.4 mile) hike through the Andes in the Cusco region. The maximum altitude on the trek is 4,217m/13,907ft. On the second day of the trek we climb two mountains. The Trail is a fairly difficult and you should be prepared and healthy prior to starting. You have to be relatively fit and exercise regularly.
In preparation: try walking 15kms in a day or go to the fitness club in the months leading up to the trek. It is also important to be well acclimatised to the altitude. Try to spend at least 2 days in Cusco (3,350m/11,047ft) prior to starting the trek.

TIPPING

If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip is appropriate. It means a lot to the staff, and their families, who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires better service and is a major part of the tourism industry across many ORANGE Nation destinations. Of course you are free to tip more or less what you want, depending how you feel about the quality of service and the length of your tour.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Original Passport (it has to be the same you have used for booking your trek).
  • Valid, GREEN ISIC card (if you booked as a student).
  • Good daypack.
  • Drinking Water: 2-3 litre Camelbaks work well.
  • Comfortable hiking boots or shoes.
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from ORANGE NATION Travel)
  • Headlamp or flashlight: essential for moving around the camp at night.
  • Toiletpaper.

WHAT TO PUT IN THE DUFFLE BAG

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.

  • Necessary clothes for the 5-day Trek.
  • Thermals.
  • Warm clothes — it gets cold at night.
  • Gloves (preferably waterproof).
  • Comfortable shoes for camp.
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.
  • Sleeping bag: It should be rated at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us for US$20.

TOILETRIES

  • Face moisturizer.
  • Hand Sanitizer.
  • Wet wipes.
  • Toothbrush and paste (Important).
  • Personal medications.

WHAT TO PUT IN THE DAY BACKPACK

We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40 Litres for hiking throughout the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.

  • Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water  at every meal time. Please bring your canteens.
  • Sun Hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Warm Hat
  • Rain gear.
  • Fleece.
  • Snacks like chocolate bars, ice cream, cereal bars or any dry fruits, protein bars (must be brought from home – not sold in Peru)
  • Coca leaves.
  • Rain plastic poncho.
  • Gloves.
  • Camera.
  • Hand sanitiser.
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips.

Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7D / 6N
From: $897

Our Last reviews the Inca Trail


Joshua L
Joshua L
2021-10-21
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Great Tour, Team and Guide Pretty much a perfect experience that far exceeded expectations. The porters were excellent & friendly with great service. The quality of the meals (3 courses while on a mountaintop) were better than most restaurants. Our guide Koko was perfect. He knew about all subjects but also let us dictate the journey. Most importantly he gave great insight to the cultural & spiritual aspects of the Inca. We all were really happy and noticed that the trip became personalized for our small & fast group rather than being a forced template. Can’t recommend enough! 💙
Jventura26
Jventura26
2021-10-04
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Great MP Experience Great tour, the guide was very helpful, the food was nice and the trekking also amazing! Very good experience
Yanet H
Yanet H
2021-09-07
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Una caminata lleno de carcajadas y el guía muy atento La mejor elección fue nuestra agencia ORANGE NATION Perú. Hicieron que la experiencia sea increíble y pensaron en cada detalle. Refrigerios y hasta las comidas con su propia Carpa. Recomiendo complementamente esta agencia. Muy contentos con nuestro viaje lo pasamos muy bien
Fredy R
Fredy R
2021-09-02
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Viaje fabuloso Fue un viaje sumamente hermoso, lo pasamos lindo con el grupo gracias ala agencia ORANGR NATION.y gracias al equipo humano
Kenny A
Kenny A
2021-08-25
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ORANGE NATION / Sam travel / Jhony We did the 4 day Inca Trail with tour guide Jhony to Machu Picchu, and I couldn’t have had a better experience. His knowledge of the ruins along the trial and his experience in my Opinion is unmatched. This tour was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only was his expertise helpful but I consider him to be a new friend of mine. I would take any hike or Tavel experience with this gentleman again. 10/10 experience with this entire crew and would book again with Orange nation in an instant. Jhony was amazing. If you’re looking for an amazing experience and a guide who is knowledgeable, book with Orange nation and tour guide Jhony.
chaiailana
chaiailana
2021-08-25
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Experience of a lifetime We did the traditional 4 day Inca trail hike & it exceeded our already high expectations. Our guide Jhony was super knowledgeable and friendly and helped to create a bond between our group from the very beginning. The food was incredible and varied & their were plenty of little touches that made our trip even more special. It was my first multi day hike and although it was challenging, sam travel / orange nation made the journey as comfortable, relaxing, and fun as possible. Highly recommend!!
Chloris M
Chloris M
2021-08-12
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Awesome Experience Orange Nation did an excellent job of covering all of the details of my daughter and my 2 day trek on August 5&6, 2021 for what we felt was an affordable price. Our Andean guide, Liz, spoke English well and was informative in explaining historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the ancient native people. We were inspired and awestruck by the the beauty of this trek! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Micahlee
Micahlee
2020-02-24
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Inolvidable Lares Trek ¡Pero que feliz me siento..! Una de los momentos más inolvidable en mi vida fue en el Tour de Lares Trek ,gracias a la recomendación de algunos amigos que ya habían tenido la experiencia de viajar con Orange Nation. Y si…! Orange Nation fue muy responsable desde mi recojo para el Tour , siempre mostraron ese profesionalismo que mis amigos me contaron y también me di cuenta de eso, como también el gran equipo que nos acompañó en el tour , Nuestro cocinero fue el mejor , preparaba la mejor comida que jamás había probado antes. Y el Guía quien fue muy divertido durante todo el camino hasta el fin del viaje, siempre estaba al pendiente de nosotros y eso me hacía sentir feliz. Pase momentos únicos que aún no puedo olvidarlos y cada vez que lo recuerdo me siento feliz, la experiencia con Orange Nation es la razón de todo eso. Me brindaron un gran servicio que no lo había esperado, pero me sorprendieron. Son los mejores, ¡súper recomiendo!
Nancy Ruth
Nancy Ruth
2020-02-24
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MACHU PICCHU Estar en la Gran Maravilla del Mundo “Machu Picchu” es un sueño que todas las personas quieren vivir. Mi familia y yo tuvimos la gran oportunidad gracias a Orange Nation , una Agencia muy responsable y muy profesional . Quienes se encargaron de todo para que mi viaje sea el mejor y fue así. Mi familia estaba super feliz y es por eso que quiero agradecer a Orange Nation por esta gran experiencia. Por todo el trabajo que hizo, por la magnífica organización y sobre todo por el profesionalismo que resalta siempre en ellos. ¡Gracias una vez más!
Christopher
Christopher
2020-02-19
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El Mejor Viaje Mi familia y Yo realizamos un pequeño viaje a Perú (Cusco) donde teníamos planeado visitar y sentir esa magnífica felicidad de estar en una de las maravillas del mundo “Machu Picchu”. Pues no fue fácil, ya que primero tuvimos que sentirnos bien con la altura ya que le afecto un poco a mi Esposa, pero eso no fue un problema para que se lleve a cabo nuestros planes. Por suerte encontramos a Orange Nation, una Agencia muy profesional y sobretodo responsable. Orange Nation se encargó de todo para que mi viaje sea el mejor, nos ofrecieron el tour de (Cusco- Machu Picchu) de dos días. Me encantó la idea ya que no nos sentíamos muy bien así que el primer día visitamos el Famoso Valle Sagrado de los Incas, un Lugar muy tranquilo y lleno de tradición donde podrás contemplar la naturaleza y también hermosas vistas de los diferentes pueblos que se encuentran en el camino. Nuestro Guía fue el mejor, durante todo el viaje fue muy profesional y cuidadoso, siempre cuidaba de nosotros y eso nos hacía sentir seguros. El segundo día fue el mejor, por fin pudimos estar en la Maravilla del Mundo “Machu Picchu” nos sentimos súper felices y muy emocionados, al fin pudimos cumplir uno de nuestro grandes sueños, pero también me siento muy feliz por haber elegido a Orange Nation. Nos sentimos muy agradecidos con ellos por el excelente servicio que nos dio y solo hay una palabra para eso “profesionalismo” y ellos lo tienen,solo decir una vez más Gracias. Súper recomendado.

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