Inca Trail 7 Days (Alternative)
Inca Trail 7 Days (Alternative)
Inca Trail 7 Days (Alternative)
Inca Trail 7 Days (Alternative)
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Inca Trail 7 Days (Alternative)

Cusco - Cusco

The Inca Trail 7 Days is perfect for those looking to experience a combination of two popular treks in Cusco. Take in the rainforest and its stunning views of the Salcantay glacier (6200 m/20341 feet), while exploring various Inca ruins along the way.


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Tour Details

  • Duration7 Days
  • Type TripHiking/Trekking
  • Group SizeMax 8 people
  • LanguagesEng, Esp,
  • SeasonYear around
  • DifficultyChallenging


Why us

  • Reliable tour operator, certified guides, and drivers. Guaranteed Quality!
  • Personalized assistance before, during, and after the trip
  • Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.


    Travel Route

    Day 1: Cusco/ Mollepata/ Marcocasa

    Day 2: Marcocasa/ Salkantaypampa

    Day 3: Salkantaypampa/ Pampacawana

    Day 4: Pampacawana/ Llulluchapampa

    Day 5: Llulluchapampa/ Chaquicocha

    Day 6: Chaquicocha/ Winay Wayna

    Day 7: Winay Wayna / Machu Picchu

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    Technical Details

    Starts at: Cusco
    Ends in: Cusco
    Name: Salkantay Inca Trail 7 Days Tour
    Total Hiking: 75 km/46.7 miles
    Altitude: highest point 5000m (16.440 ft) / lowest point 3600m (11.800 ft)


    Tour Destinations

    Winay Wayna
    Machu Picchu


    Day 1 Cusco/ Mollepata/ Marcocasa

    Today is a great day to star the trek. First, visit the important Inca site of Tarawasi, located 2 hours drive from Cusco. After touring the site, head to Mollepata to start your trek. Following a different path than most groups, you will have views of native plants and birds as well as a beautiful valley view. Our campsite for the night is Marcocasa (3500m / 11482ft) with views of snow-capped peak Rayuska (5350m / 17552 ft.). Few camp here so you can enjoy this spot in complete peace and tranquility.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 2 Marcocasa/ Salkantaypampa

    Leaving Marcocasa, join the main Salkantay trekking route in Soraypampa. Today’s journey is easy and you’ll see several high peaks such as Humantay (5917m / 19412 ft.), Tucurway (5910m / 19389 ft.) and Salkantay (6217m / 20573ft.).

    After an hour’s walk to Salkantaypampa (4100m / 13451 ft.), be prepared for a colder night as you camp here – don’t forget to bring your hat and gloves!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 3 Salkantaypampa/ Pampacawana

    Today, leave the main trekking route towards the Inca Trail and ascend up the valley to Salkantay. Take a side path leading to Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass, 5028m / 16495 ft.), which is the highest point on the trek.

    From there, continue down to Pampacawana (4000m / 13123 ft) where you can camp for the night. The views are stunning . As you climb over Salkantay’s shoulder, feel humbled by its size and understand why it was worshipped by the Incas. Along with beautiful lakes of different hues, you might also see Viscachas, White-Tailed Deer and some rare Andean animals such as Condors, Guanacos and Vicunas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 4 Pampacawana/ Llulluchapampa

    Set off from Pampacawana and make your way down the valley to join the Inca Trail at Wayllabamba, passing by the first Inca site of the trek, ‘Paucarcancha’. At Wayllabamba, switch from using mules to porters in order to prevent damage on the trail. Your campsite for tonight is at Llulluchapampa (3800m / 12460ft) near Dead Woman’s Pass. As you climb up Llulluchapampa, pass through various biozones including low sierra, cloud forest and high puna. Look out for different types of plant and birdlife, plus if you’re lucky – White-Tailed Deer!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 5 Llulluchapampa/ Chaquicocha

    Today is fairly hard going as you have to make your way over two passes. However, luck is on your side as you have camped close to the first pass, making it easier than for most Inca Trailers who are camped in the valley far below. The views today are stunning with high mountain ranges visible as you cross the two passes. Plus, you’ll get the chance to visit two Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca), see a variety of plants and wildlife in the area known as the cloud forest, and marvel at beautiful views of the sun setting over the mountains from your campsite at Chaquicocha (3600m / 11800ft).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 6 Chaquicocha/ Winay Wayna

    Spend the day relaxing and taking in some of the most beautiful scenery that the Inca Trail has to offer. Cover a relatively short distance on Inca Flat, which consists of gentle ascents and descents, as you enjoy lush and verdant cloud forest along with spectacular views of the Andes Mountains in the distance. Visit two impressive Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna) before making your way to Winay Wayna (2680m / 8792ft) your campsite for the night. Once settled in, enjoy an extended guided tour around this stunning area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Dinner

    Day 7 Winay Wayna / Machu Picchu

    Start your day with breakfast before embarking on the last leg of the Salkantay Inca Trail 7 days to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First, hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), Gate of the Inca Trail to take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. Take a short hike down to Machu Picchu and enjoy a two-hour guided tour around this sanctuary-city. Afterwards, take the bus or walk part of the Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes for lunch and some free time to explore the town before returning to Ollantaytambo by train and then bus back to Cusco.

    Meals Included: No Meals Included

    What’s included

    • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
    • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
    • Chef.
    • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment.
    • Mules / Personal porter to carry 10kg of your personal effects.
    • 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.
    • 3 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
    • Sleeping mattress.
    • Oxygen bottle.
    • First aid kit.
    • Entrance fee to Salkantay mountain, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
    • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
    • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 6.
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
    • Tips.
    • Travel Insurance (recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip)

    Not suitable for

    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • People with extreme allergies to dust

    What to Bring

    • Passport
    • Backpack (21 liters capacity).
    • Hiking Poles with rubber tips. You can bring your own or rent.
    • Trekking Clothing
    • Bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trekking.
    • Bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
    • Personal Hygiene items: toothpaste. toothbrush, and wet wipes.
    • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamide). It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue on your trek.
    • Digital Camera with external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport.
    • Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
    • Swiss Army Knife.
    • Water bottle.

    Important information

    Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our tour you should take into count the following information:

    Can I store the luggage at the office?

    You can store your luggage during your Inca Trail 7 day trek to Machu Picchu at our office or at your hotel for maximum convenience.

    Is it possible to modify the departure date after obtaining Inca Trail permits?

    Unfortunately, it is not an option to change the date of departure once Inca Trail 7-day permits have been purchased. According to government regulations, Inca Trail permits are non-transferable and nonrefundable. The only information that can be modified is the passport number.

    Is it necessary for me to bring my own passport for the Inca Trail 7-day journey to Machu Picchu?

    Absolutely! It is essential that the passport you use to book your Inca Trail 7-day permit must be brought along with you. Your passport will be checked at three Inca Trail checkpoints, Machu Picchu and the train station.

    How do I update my passport information for the Inca Trail 7-day permit?

    In order to book your Inca Trail 7-day permit, we require a copy of your passport. If you have renewed your passport, please email us a copy of your old passport. If you don't have access to your old passport, any government-issued ID that has the same name as the one on your permit will be accepted. Once you receive your new passport, please email a copy to us immediately so that we can update the information on your permit.

    At what time does the train leave?

    It will depend on the train availability. We usually book return train ticket at 02:55 pm on day 7 so you arrive to Cusco at 06:30 pm and you have enough time sleep and do any tour next day, like Rainbow Mountains.

    Is it possible to stay in Sacred Valley?

    Yes, you have the option of staying in Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. By remaining in the Sacred Valley, your pickup will be one hour after the Cusco pickup.

    Frequent Questions

    Customize this tour

    This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915

    How To Pay And Book?

    How do you make a reservation?

    1. Choose your departure date from the calendar
    2. Select the number of passengers
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    5. Fill in the information requested on the form
    6. Complete the secure online payment

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    Our online payment methods are PayPal, Stripe (credit card payment), and bank transfers in the U.S. or in Latin America. The options have a use tax of 2% to 4%

    How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?

    Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.

    What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?

    99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.

    Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?

    No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.

    How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?

    Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to

    What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?

    In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.

    Booking & pricing

    100% money-back guarantee (see our totally flexible Terms & Conditions)

    Best price. Select # travelers w/ preferential discounts

    $ 1,150.00 /person


    Where you will be

    Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru
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