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Magic Route Through The Wild Mountain

time-raw1 weeks
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8 D | Guaranteed Departure | From and to Cusco

What to expect?

This eight-day tour takes you along a spectacular route of outstanding natural beauty and archaeological remains. Trek through the high mountain pass of one of the most important mountains in Inca cosmology: Salkantay. Cross the ‘puna’ which offers beautiful views of the entire mountain range, then descend to green valleys surrounded by forests and archaeological sites that will bring you closer to the Peru’s unique and interesting past. Round off your journey with a visit to the best-kept treasure of the Incas: the citadel of Machu Picchu.


Cusco: The ancient Inca capital is a unique blend of pre-Columbian past with Spanish architecture. Its temples, squares and streets are surrounded by hills that hide amazing places like Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara and Tambomachay.

Salkantay: The second highest mountain in Cusco, with 6,271 m.a.s.l., will leave you speechless with its beauty.

Lucmabamba: The plantation area in Santa Teresa, near Aguas Calientes, is known for producing one of the best organic coffee in the world.

Llactapata: Discover the new observatory of Machu Picchu. From the top of Llactapata you can have a unique view of the archaeological site.

Machu Picchu: The "lost city of the Incas" is the reason why thousands of people arrive in Peru. Get closer to our past through its rooms, temples, bridges and religious sites, built in communion with the landscape that surrounds them.

What is included?


English and Spanish speaking tour guide on a shared basis


4 nights of accommodation in Cusco, 2 nights at camp and 1 night in Aguas Calientes


7 breakfast from day 2

4 Lunches on days 3, 4, 5, 6

2 Dinners at camp on days 3, 4


  • Private transfers from/to the airport
  • Transfers from hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek and vice-versa
  • Bus Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
  • Oneway train From Aguas Calientes to Ollanta Station in Expedition Service (Peru Rail) or Voyager (IncaRail)


  • All the activities mentioned in the programme: Salkantay Route and Machu Picchu on day 6.



Complete Camping equipment during the Salkantay trek. Includes also the cooking equipment and first aid kits. Inflatable mattresses, sleeping bags, internal sheet, PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber), Private and ecological bathrooms, free of pollution.

What do I need to bring?

Weather in the region is extremely variable and we suggest you to pack for a variety of conditions. In addition, our trek passes through various bio-zones ranging from high altitude alpine conditions to high jungle. During a sunny day you can expect temperatures of about 18–27°C (65–80°F), however, on the pass the weather is very unpredictable and temperatures can drop to 0°C (30°F) during the day (but you won’t spend a lot of time up there). At nights, temperatures vary from 05 - 10º C to 0°C or below. We provide you a Sleeping bag that can support -28 °C (-18 F), and a bottle of hot water for your convenience.

Expect a mixture of terrain from the highlands to the cloud forest. Most of the road is rocky, passing through steep parts and downs, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.

If you are prone to altitude sickness, please see a doctor to get a prescription for altitude pills before you go.


- Valid and original Passport

- Mid weight fleece wool sweater

- Fleece pants or tights

- Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom

- Synthetic or wool hiking pants

- Hiking shorts

- Polar jacket

- Long-sleeve shirts, t-shirts, underwear

- Buff or bandana

- Casual socks, hiking socks (preferably wool), liner socks

- Swim suit * Varies according to itinerary

- Clothing accessories: cap, fleece hat, gloves

- Footwear: sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread, camp shoes such as tennis shoes, crocs or other comfortable footwear to use in our campsites

- Travel accessories: bottle of water or camelback, flash light, watch with alarm or travel clock, sunglasses and retainer strap, sun block and lip balm, toiletry kit, small washcloth, personal first-aid kit, hand sanitizer gel, insect repellent and several Ziploc plastic bags

- Chocolates and candies

- Camera

- Money (currency: Peruvian sol) for drinks, tips and souvenirs

- Daily Backpack for your personal belongings with waterproof cover in case of rain

Aside from the clothes for trekking, if your itinerary includes Aguas Calientes you should bring casual clothes for dinner and for visiting Machu Picchu the next day.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of $25 if cancelled 32 days before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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