Salkantay Trek To Machupicchu | 5D/4N

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This amazing journey is the perfect alternative hike for those who were unable to book the Inca Trail. The adventure trail traverses a high Andean plateau, crossing one pass as high as 4600m/15092ft for an up-close view of the Sacred Inca peak, Salkantay (6280m/20598ft).

We will take a more scenic and enjoyable route to Lucmabama passing by farms of bananas, coffee, cacao and more. The following day enjoy a tour of the Llactapata Inca Ruins with the first views of the back of the Machu Picchu ruins at a far distance.

On the fourth day you will walk to Machu Picchu village to spend the night in a beautiful hotel. On the last day you will visit Machu Picchu the “Lost City of the Incas”. See the intricate stonework of these enigmatic Sacred City of the Inkas which is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry.


Note: Most travel agencies go to Santa Teresa for the night which has hot springs but there is too much noise and partying so we no longer do this route.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek connects Cusco to the Citadel of Machu Picchu and runs approximately 89 km/55 miles through high Andean peaks, cloud forest, and steamy jungle.

The hike starts at the village of Mollepata, a few miles from Cusco. The Salkantay Peak – Savage Mountain – is located within the Vilcabamba mountain range, to the northwest of Cusco. Salkantay is one of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the Andes (6,271m/20,574ft).

National Geographic’s Adventure Travel Magazine named the Salkantay trek among the 25 Best Treks in the World. This amazing journey is the perfect alternative hike for those who were unable to book the Inca Trail.

On the last day you will visit Machu Picchu the “Lost City of the Incas”. See the intricate stonework of these enigmatic Sacred City of the Inkas which is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry.

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