The Salkantay Trek

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  • Remote full-service camping trek through the beautiful Vilcabamba Range
  • Walk on the classic Inca Trail and enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Spectacular views of Mt Salkantay (6271m) and its glaciers
  • Spend four nights in Cuzco, the old Inca capital
  • Explore the fortresses and markets of the Sacred Valley


The Salkantay Trekll

Day 1

Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon city tour.

Day 2

Full day walking tour of nearby ruins including Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.

Day 3

Free day in Cuzco.

Day 4

Drive to Marcocasa; trek to camp at Soraypampa.

Day 5

Optional walk to Humantay Lagoon and climb up to base of Salkantay.

Day 6

Cross Inca Chiriasqa Pass and follow glaciated valley to Pampa Cahuana.

Day 7

Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba.

Day 8

Join Inca Trail and cross Dead Woman’s Pass (4215m).

Day 9

Over Runkuracay Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca.

Day 10

Down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.

Day 11

Guided tour of Machu Picchu; train to Sacred Valley.

Day 12

Explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco.

Day 13

Free day Cuzco.

Day 14

End Cuzco.


Extend Your Trip

Amazon Rainforest extension (from Cuzco)

Easily accessible via a short flight to Puerto Maldonado from Cuzco, the Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and home to an astonishing array of wildlife, plus countless plant species. Spending three nights at a lodge in the incredibly rich Tambopata Reserve, we use motorised canoes to explore lakes and rivers, and follow jungle trails to navigate dense forests.

Lake Titicaca extension

Journey across the spectacular high altiplano to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world at 12,467ft (3,800m). Explore the waters by boat and visit the indigenous Uros community who live on floating reed islands and produce fine textiles. Back on the mainland, we visit the pre‐Inca site of Sillustani, composed of burial towers with fantastic views over the region. The Titicaca Extension is only available after your main tour as we do not recommend arriving straight into Puno due to the altitude. The detailed itinerary can be found here.


  • 7 nights en suite hotels and 6 nights full-service camping
  • 7 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Altitude maximum 4960m, average 3550m
  • Travel by private minibus and by train
  • Inca Trail Permit required – early booking essential
  • 10kg personal weight limit on trek
  • Countries visited: Peru


  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • 7 nights en suite hotels and 6 nights full-service camping
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full porterage throughout trek
  • Exodus kitbag
  • Inflatable sleeping mat while camping


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag (hire locally from US$35)



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