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The Salkantay Trek


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Trek amidst Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba, then join the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon city tour.

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

Free day in Cuzco.

 Drive to Marcocasa; trek to camp at Soraypampa.

Optional walk to Humantay Lagoon and climb up to base of Salcantay.* *

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

Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba.

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

Over Runcuray Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca.

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

Guided tour of Machu Picchu; train to Sacred Valley.

Explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco.

Free day Cuzco.

End Cuzco.

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This trek spends a few days deep in the bewildering majesty of the Cordillera Vilcabamba before joining the classic Inca Trail for the approach to Machu Picchu. This high route skirts many of the great peaks and passes close to Mt. Salkantay (6271m) and its creaking glaciers. The trek continues through remote villages and crosses the spectacular Inca Chiriasqa Pass, and finishes by exploring the Inca temples and fortresses of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.

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