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Survey the high mountain peaks as you hike among spectacular scenery
  • Multiple departures -- please call
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 2-15
    Land Cost $4,425 Details
    Single Supplement $1,106-$2,213 Details
    Lodging 4 stars
    Grade III
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    Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu

    A fantastic lodge-to-lodge trek through the Andes

    JOURNEYS is pleased to add this deluxe lodge-based trek to our array of offerings featuring Machu Picchu and the Peruvian Andes. This is an alternative to the more widely known Inca Trail. The hiking is similarly challenging, and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.

    After two days in Cusco for acclimatizing and touring, embark on a six-day guided trek to Machu Picchu, entailing 3-8 hours of hiking per day. Venture through cloud forests and alpine tundra, cross a high pass of over 4700 meters near the glacier-covered peak of Salkantay ("Savage Mountain" in Quechua), and descend into lush semi-tropical valleys. Your first view of Machu Picchu, from the Llactapata Pass on the sixth trekking day, is one that's available to very few travelers. The following day is completely devoted to the site.

    If time allows, do add additional time in Peru before and/or after this trek. We're happy to offer our broad experience in this diverse country to help you spend more time in the Andes, on the coast or in the Peruvian Amazon.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Lima
    Day 2-3Cusco
    Day 4Cusco to Salkantay Lodge
    Day 5Hike to Humantay Lake
    Day 6Rio Blanco Valley/Salkantay Pass
    Day 7Salkantay River Trek
    Day 8Santa Teresa River Valley
    Day 9Llactapata Pass
    Day 10Machu Picchu Sanctuary
    Day 11Lima

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