Savage Trek – 5 Days/4 Nights
Buy One Get One 50% OFF

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    Duration

    5 Days/4 Nights

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    Difficulty

    Difficult

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    Starting Point

    Cusco

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    Ages

    10+

$1,163.00

Don’t miss our Black Friday sale!  Buy One Get One 50% off – normally $775 USD per person, now $1163 for TWO!

Applies to Group Service Trek – May 15-19 ONLY.  Spaces limited to 8 trekkers per group!


SPECIAL – BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF

TREK DATE: May 15-19, 2022

An alternative to the classic Salkantay Trek that will get you way off the beaten path and on to a portion of the classic Inca Trail.  You’ll see it all on this trek – from snow-capped peaks to the rainforest – and you’ll have the place to yourself!  

This trail starts off similar to the Salkantay trek with a visit to the famous Humantay Lake and passing the Salkantay glacier, but the similarities end after day one.  Taking the footpath only traveled by local ranchers, you’ll experience a part of the Peruvian Andes that few others have ever seen – and the views do not disappoint!

*This is a full-service trek.  A duffel bag will be provided prior to hiking for your personal items and our staff will transport the bag and all other equipment (tents, food, cooking supplies) from campsite to campsite.  All you will need to carry is your day pack.*

What's Included

  • Transportation from end to end
  • Private, English speaking guide
  • All meals as listed (can accommodate dietary restrictions with proper notice)
  • Duffel bags for items to be carried by porters (up to 15lbs/7kilos per person).
  • Clean water at every meal stop
  • Accommodation at a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Tents – 2 people/tent (single occupancy available for additional charge.)
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Basic First aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Walking sticks (available for rent)
  • Lunch and Dinner – Day 5
  • Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
  • Gratuity
  • Breakfast – Day one
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb (can be reserved in advance available for additional fee of $30 per person)
  • Sleeping Bag (can be rented for $30)
  • Travel Insurance

Departure/Return Locations

Your hotel in Cusco

Departure Time

5am

Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – ICHUPATA

Good morning! Are you ready to do this?

  • Today starts the adventure of a lifetime!  You’ll have 4 hours in the car to mentally prep for a serious day of hiking.
  • We’ll provide a hearty breakfast before your first out and back climb to Lake Humantay – a pure, turquoise glacial lake that will be the first of many things to take your breath away this week.
  • From the lake, we’ll keep getting in our steps with some serious elevation to our campsite at Ichupata.
  • Prepare yourself for a chilly night, but the views of the milky way and Salkantay glacier will make it all worthwhile.

Day 2: ICHUPATA – INKACHIRIASK’A PASS – PAMPAKAWANA

Good morning! Coca tea?

  • We’ll fuel up with a hearty breakfast before starting our challenging hike to the Inkachiriask’a pass (16076ft/4900m) where we’ll take a little break and enjoy the views.
  • After celebrating our achievement at the pass, we’ll give our lungs some relief and head to lower elevation for 2.5 more hours to the lunch spot in the Pampak’awana valley.
  • We’ll continue the descent to our campsite with more amazing views and encounters with some friendly alpacas and llamas – get your cameras ready to take pictures of your new friends!

Day 3: PAMPAK’AWANA – PAUKARCANCHA – PATALLACTA – KM 88

Hope you got some good sleep, chicos!

  • We keep the downhill pace rolling after breakfast while we make our way along the Inca water channel.
  • We’ll experience some Inca culture today as we pass through local villages and pass hikers starting out on the classic Inca Trail hike.
  • After lunch, we have about 2.5 more hours to go to our campsite at KM 88.

Day 4: KM 88- KM 82 – AGUAS CALIENTES

Don’t relax yet!  We still have one more day, amigos.

  • Our last day will take us out on the famous Inca Trail at last!
  • We’ll say “hasta luego” to our horsemen and chef and cross one of the oldest Inca bridges in the region and hike along the Urubamba river.
  • Once we reach KM 82, your feet will get some relief, but keep your eyes open!  The train ride to Aguas Calientes will be a treat.
  • After a nice, hot shower at your hotel in Aguas Calientes, you’ll be ready to celebrate with dinner in town.

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO

Today is the day, People! Machu Picchu is here!

  • It’s the day you’ve been waiting for – your visit to Machu Picchu!
  • You’ll have a guided tour of the whole city while feeling the magic and energy that make this place one of the most incredible places on Earth.
  • After the tour, we’ll head back to Aguas Calientes, or if you’ve purchased a permit to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Must be purchased separately in advance), you will go there at the designated time.
  • You will get lunch or a snack in Aguas Calientes on your own before we catch the train back to Cusco.  At your hotel, we will say “hasta luego” to you, our new friends.

Prices

$1163 USD FOR TWO (Normally $775 per person)

Only your $400* non-refundable deposit ($200 per person) is due today to reserve your space!  Please note: You will be asked to provide passport information* at checkout.

*Must book for 2 trekkers to get deal! A follow-up email will be sent for you to provide the passport information for your additional passenger at a separate link.

After receiving your deposit, an email will be sent from info@firststepexpeditions.com with more information about renting equipment, dietary restrictions, etc. Please check your SPAM folder if you don’t see this email within 24 hours of deposit.

Once we’ve determined any equipment rental needs, a final invoice will be sent for your balance due 60 days before your trek. You will be able to pay in installments or in one lump sum.

FAQs

Do I need to bring my own camping equipment?

We will provide a tent and padded sleeping mat.  Tents are set for double occupancy.  If you need your own tent, there will be an additional $25 charge.

Sleeping bags are available for rent for $30 per person.

Duffle bags and porters will be available to carry non-essential items up to 15lbs/7kilos between campsites.  You will only need to carry a day pack.

What are the accommodations?

We work with 3 star hotel-level accommodations (two double or queen sized beds with private bath).  Costs are set for double occupancy.  If a single room is required for the hotel stay, there will be an additional charge of $50.

What is the weather like?

The weather in Cusco is consistent all year round with warm days (70-75F) and cold nights (30-40F).  The mountains are unpredictable though so you should always pack layers and be prepared for rain.  Packing recommendations will be provided with purchase.

What is your cancellation policy?

The deposit is non-refundable.

Otherwise, 100% of the remaining balance is refundable if you cancel more than 60 days before your trip.  50% of your balance is refundable if you cancel between 59 and 31 days prior to the trip.  If you cancel within 30 days, no refund will be available.

Please visit this page to review our other terms and conditions prior to purchase.

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