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Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

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Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

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Hiking, Camping, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
STRENUOUS: Designed for experienced active travelers in excellent physical condition. Full-day hikes (6-9 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 ft) on many hikes. 4-day to 6-day trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 14,500 ft are in this category with some exposed sections.
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UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
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Group Size
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
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Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days, A Premium Collection Trek.

Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail–Spend five days trekking through Peru’s highland landscape on this Salkantay and Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu. Explore Humantay lake, Salkantay trail, Inca temples, Inca Trails, Gate of the Sun, see Machu Picchu twice, and more. Hike through the Andean landscape, past massifs glacier moraines, to the cloud forest, and through forested mountain ranges. Spend each night in our cozy tents for rest and great food before the next day’s adventure.

Since the classic Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek are often touted as Cusco’s must-do treks and became very crowded, this led us to open new routes, routes even more special in every way, this is the case of this Peru Summit Adventures new signature release for 2021. A trail where to experience a bit of Classic Salkantay Trek, Classic Inca Trail, and the Short Inca Trail. What else to ask! Giant towering Salkantay mountain, Incan aqueducts, Patallacta Inca ruins, Winaywayna Inca ruins, birdlife (many endemics) make this trail one of the world’s premier hiking and trekking dreamed destinations to reach Machu Picchu.

Finish your hike at Machu Picchu, which set at a dizzying 2440 meters above sea level (8,005 ft), roaming the 15th-century royal estate and religious site is awe-inspiring (both literally and figurative)–palaces, dwellings, tombs, terraces, and temples are dwarfed by the surrounding mist-shrouded green mountains of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu, whilst llamas graze lazily on the grassy terraces make the hike even more sublime–Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

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Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.

Trip Details

Upgraded Comfort

UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.

STRENUOUS: Designed for experienced active travelers in excellent physical condition. Full-day hikes (6-9 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 ft) on many hikes. 4-day to 6-day trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 14,500 ft are in this category with some exposed sections.

Hiking, Camping, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures

While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Pro 4-season tents in Black Diamond and North Face with Pro Sleeping pads in Therma-Rest and pillows, tents are roomy and cozy designed for 3 people but used only for 2 guests. Our hotel in Machu Picchu town is the Inti Punku Suites & Hotels (or a similar hotel) a lovely hotel for pleasant rest.

Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.

YES. To protect the historical trail, the number of people allowed to hike the Short Inca Trail each day is limited to 250. That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.

Please allow a minimum of 2 days in Cusco before your hike begins to Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail.

Why experience the Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit Adventures has been blazing new trails, new ways of experiencing in Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 days. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.

  • Explore Llactapata and Winaywayna Incan sites, larger Incan ruins along the trail to Machu Picchu
  • Hike a section of the 4-day classic Inca Trail and cover by hiking the whole section of the 2-day short Inca Trail.
  • Taste our innovative cuisine made by our professional cook like “Peru Summit Quinoa Salad®”
  • Hike to Laguna Humantay (Humantay lake) and camp just close by to  the Salkantay mountain.
  • Get up-close with the impressive Salkantay mountain at 6,279m/ 20,595 ft.
  • Trek through the spectacular highland landscape and cloud forest within the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • Trek through highlands and verdant valleys dotted with birds, vizcachas (Andean chinchillas).
  • Snap a photo of the famed Machu Picchu from the gate of the sun.
  • Salkantay Trek, Classic Inca Trail, and Short Inca Trail in just one hike, which makes a combo adventure to enjoy a bit of each.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco - Humantay Lake - Ichupata

At 4:30 am, your Peru Summit Adventures private crew will come to your hotel to pick you up, you will then drive for 2 hours to Mollepata town, the main town before getting to the trailhead, where you will have time for breakfast (this is not included). After a short stop at this town, we will keep driving for one more hour to the trailhead located in Soraypampa 3,800 m/12,467 ft, en route we will pass by small towns, and we will even see Salkantay mountain from a far distance, once in Soraypampa, we will get our rucksacks ready to make the adventure started.

As soon as we get off the van, we will have amazing views of tall mountains around us, among them the Salkantay and the Humantay mountain, undeniably impressive to make first snaps. From here we will start hiking uphill to get to the Humantay lake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, this lake is located at the skirt part of the Humantay mountain, its beauty is astonishing since the color of the water is turquoise at the backdrop with towering Humantay mountain. After enjoying the views, we will return by the same trail to Soraypampa, where our just prepared lunch will be ready to enjoy.

Our next hike after lunch will be to reach the first campsite, this hike will be towards the Salkantay mountain for 4 hours, this section is mostly uphill with some short gentle sections. After an exhausting hike, we will get to our first campsite called Ichupata located at an elevation of 4,350m/ 14,272 ft. Upon our arrival, we will find our tents already set up. In the evening we will enjoy our mountain happy hour (tea time) followed by a delicious dinner. Before going to bed (tents) you will have a nice stargazing with your guide spotting some Andean constellations.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation type: Tents (double occupancy, single if requested)
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Lowest elevation: 3,800 m/12,467 ft
  • Highest elevation: 4,350 m / 14,272 ft
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Highlight: Humantay Lake, Camping just close by to Salkantay Mountain.

DAY 2: Ichupata - Incachiriaska Pass - Pampacahuana

Early in the morning, you will be woken up with a hot coca tea in your tent, next you will have a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, we will still hike uphill to get to the Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass) at 5,000 m/ 16,404 ft, during this hike you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Salkantay, the glacier moraines, and the different mountain ranges fading away in different directions. After 2 hours of hiking, we will reach the highest pass–Incachiriaska, a chilly windy spot, with some drizzles sometimes or sunny sometimes will welcome us, but the views will be very impressive in every direction.

Eagles, hawks, and condors will put on a show gliding above soaring ice-tipped peaks of Salkantay and its ranges as we make our way down to the next lunch site, from the pass to the next lunch place is pretty much downhill for 2 hours, upon our arrival, we will have a succulent lunch. After lunch, we will still have 2 more hours to reach our next campsite located in Pampacahuana at 3,750m/ 12,303ft. Once at our campsite, we will have happy hour (tea time) subsequently dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation type: Tents (double occupancy, single if requested)
  • Hiking Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
  • Hiking Time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Lowest elevation: 3,750 m/ 12,303 ft
  • Highest elevation: 5,000 m/ 16,404 ft
  • Difficulty: Strenuous, demanding
  • Highlight: Views of Salkantay, Highest point conquered, and many stunning views.

DAY 3: Pampacahuana - Classic Inca Trail Section - Km 82 - Ollantaytambo

A great breakfast will make us ready for today, a day of archaeology since we will cover a section of the Classic Inca Trail, Incan sites, and much more.

After breakfast, we will walk down to the Paucarcancha Incan site for 2 hours, a place with some dwellings, terraces, here your guide will start delivering a great history of the site and the Incan empire, it’s how we will reach the classic Inca Trail section, along this section, you will see more Incan ruins, one of the most impressive ones is the Llactapata Incan site, an obligatory stop to make great snapshots. After 5-6 hours of hiking, we will arrive at Km 82, a place for lunch. From Km 82 you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo by our private van, in this town you will stay at a cozy hotel. At night dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation type: Hotel (double occupancy, single if requested for an extra cost)
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 10 miles
  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Lowest elevation: 2,750 m/ 9,022 ft
  • Highest elevation: 3,750 m/ 12,303 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous
  • Highlight: Inca ruins of Paucarcancha, Llactapata, Willkarakay, Inca trail section, and many stunning views.

DAY 4: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Short Inca Trail – Machu Picchu

At 5:30 am we will come to your hotel to transfer you to the train station because our train departs at 6:10 am to Km 104, which is the beginning of the trail. At Km 104 the train stops to get off and go walking to the main checkpoint for the respective registration, this place is located at an elevation of 2,150 m/ 7,052 ft, after the registration, we will walk for a couple of minutes and we will reach to the first Incan site called Chachabamba that consists in having temples, the main patio, sacred rock, etc. In which, our guide will deliver great information about this site.

Next, we will continue walking gradually uphill enjoying the spectacular sceneries until reaching the Wiñaywayna Incan temple whose meaning is “forever young”. After the exploration of the Incan temple, we will take our snacks or packed lunch at the checkpoint of Wiñaywayna. We will then continue hiking to Machu Picchu for two more hours, on this section we will reach the Gate of the Sun, from where we will have the first views of the famed Incan city, and take our time to make great pictures. After making some snaps from the Sungate, we will continue for other 45 minutes to Machu Picchu, once at Machu Picchu we will take our time to make great snapshots of the Incan city, as the afternoon is usually with fewer people. We will eventually take the bus to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town) where we will stay at a cozy hotel and will have dinner at the local restaurant (this dinner is not included).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation type: Hotel (double occupancy, single if requested for an extra cost)
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Lowest elevation: 2,150 m / 7,052 ft
  • Highest elevation: 2,650 m / 8,692 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlight: Original Inca Trail section, Incan temples of Chachabamba and Winaywayna, Gate of the Sun, Machu Picchu.

DAY 5: Guided Tour at Machu Picchu – Cusco

oday a great breakfast at the hotel makes us ready for a full morning exploration of Machu Picchu on a private tour with your Peru Summit Adventures Trek Leader. We will take the bus back to Machu Picchu early in the morning for an amazing tour until 12:00 pm (Machu Picchu permits will issue for the first group which is from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm). If you have booked a permit for Wayna Picchu mountain, you will climb the mountain before the tour; however, spaces are subject to availability, in the unlikely event that Wayna Picchu permits are not available for your requested date, you will climb Machu Picchu Mountain instead (this hike to the mountain might be unguided).

After a great time at the Incan emperor’s palace, we will take the bus down to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town), where we will have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, from the train station you will be transferred on a private van to your hotel in Cusco. End of the adventure!

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!

Inclusions

Included on The Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

  • Private transportation from hotel to Soraypampa (trailhead).
  • Private transportation from Km 82 to Ollantaytambo town.
  • Private transportation from train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Round trip bus ticket in Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip train tickets on expedition class.
  • One night hotel in Machupicchu Pueblo.
  • One night hotel in Ollantaytambo town.
  • Entrance ticket and permits to Short Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Salkantay Entrance ticket
  • Camping equipment 4 season tent in Black Diamond or North Face Summit Series brand (04 people tent for 02 people),
  • Inflatable Therma-Rest mattresses and Pillow.
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Trek Leader.
  • Meals (Option for vegetarians, or other options): Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3), and snacks.
  • A professional Quechua chef.
  • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek.

No Included on The Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

  • Sleeping bags (available for renting, $5 a day).
  • Trekking poles (available for renting, $5 a day).
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, laundry, telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs, tickets for the hot Springs in Aguas Calientes town.
  • First breakfast, dinner on day 4, and lunch on day 5.
  • Gratuities for the guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff (expected but NOT compulsory, your own appreciation).
  • Travel insurance (you need to have it to travel with us bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Prices & Dates

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Finish
Group Size
Price
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16 Feb 2022
End Date
23 Feb 2022
Group size
8
Price per person
$ 1 300.00 USD
Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

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1 x ($ 1300.00) = $1300.00 USD
25 Feb 2022
End Date
17 Feb 2022
Group size
8
Price per person
$ 1 300.00 USD
Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days

Availability:

This departure is guaranteed to go ahead and is available for new bookings. Please click Continue to proceed with your booking.

Number of Participants
1 x ($ 1300.00) = $1300.00 USD
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3 Participants $ 1,370.00 $ 4 110.00 Enquire Now
4 Participants $ 1,340.00 $ 5 360.00 Enquire Now
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Note on Prices

  • A personal porter included to carry your 8kg / 16 pounds personal items.

Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars. Prices are per person based on SEMI-PRIVATE service; we depart with 2 ppl as a minimum, 8 ppl as maximum, and an average of 4 ppl in a group. This trek is also based on double occupancy for tents in the trail and a double twin-bed (matrimonial if requested) for hotel rooms. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

Trip Payment Schedule
  • At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
  • 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $140 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!


Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).
What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.
Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail, carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far the smallest groups in the tourism industry across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

Besides, Machu Picchu offers one of the world’s most spellbinding travel experiences. But it’s also a world-renowned destination, and touring the site in a big group with multitudes of tourists shoving for photos, and competing to hear the guide, your once in a lifetime visit to this World Heritage Site may lose its magic. Our Machu Picchu Trips are scheduled with an average of just four travelers, allowing for a deeper exploration of the lost city of the Incas, with our Local Experts / Tour Leaders.

We are very confident the quality of our Salkantay Trek and Short Inca Trail will get your expectations and that you will savor the best possible of cultural travel experience, nature travel experience, and adventure travel experience if you are dissatisfied, we’ll happily give you credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. It’s, to our knowledge, the best guarantee in the travel business.

We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.
While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or outsource to other big group tour operators for their travelers, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax. 

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too. 

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Trip CheckList

  • Original passport and some copies.
  • Travel insurance and some copies.
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
  • Camera.
  • Torch or headlamps.
  • Deet or mosquito repellent (recommendable 30% deet).
  • Hiking poles (or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Ear Plugs.
  • Hands sanitizer
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Credit or debit card.
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Diamox (Acetozolamide), Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen), Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

Whats the Trip Like


Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.

Trip Leaders

Local Private Tour Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion

The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.

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Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 1 Day
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Ausangate Trek 5 Days to Rainbow Mountain
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Best Sacred Valley Tour Full Day
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Lodging

Camping Equipment: Great gear is a key part of every great journey, so we’ve made our gear warehouse featuring top-performing brands like Black Diamond, Patagonia, North Face Summit Series, Therma Rest, Marmot, Leki, this is a fantastic collection of our outdoor gear, accessories, which are offered in all trekking adventures, expeditions, and Peru Summit Adventures Logo items.

In all hikes, you’ll enjoy Pro 4-season tents in Black Diamond and North Face with Pro Sleeping pads in Therma-Rest and pillows, tents are roomy and cozy designed for 3 people but used only for 2 guests.

Hotels: We select carefully our hotels in each destination all over the country. And we select our accommodations for how well they represent the distinctive character of the destination you’re in. Some of these rooms and cabanas draw their inspiration from history and others from the views they offer. What’s consistent, however, is that we stand by each and every one of these for what they’ll add to your experience.

Suggested Reading List

We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Salkantay Trek And Short Inca Trail 5 Days, Machu Picchu and Peru, Machu Picchu, and Peru travel books for this trip. Our reading list Peru is custom-designed to complement specific Peru Summit destinations. We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, cuisine, nature, and culture, designed to help you get more out of your travels to Machu Picchu & Peru.

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