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Salkantay & Machu Picchu

This fantastic trek runs below the sacred Salkantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft), incredibly beautiful and among the highest in the Peruvian Andes, moving through the communities of Quechua and unknown Inca ruins, and finally arrives at Aguas Calientes on the afternoon of your trip’s fourth day. Climbing down this cloud forest area we come up to the Pass of Patallacta. Here you get great views of Machu Picchu from a different perspective. This trek is open for everyone and is a popular alternative to the trek of Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Salkantay Trek was honorably named one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by the National Geographic Travel Magazine. Don´t hesitate, the trek is of moderate difficulty.

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

This Salkantay trek is perfect for tourists who wish to absorb the magnificent remains of Machu Picchu. Salkantay trek has been voted recently by National Geographic as the Most Beautiful Trek in the world! We will get a chance to navigate through breathtaking green valleys and traverse through the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain. Salkantay trek is open for everyone and is a popular alternative to the trek of Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you have experienced the outdoors and are strong enough, you might like the Salkantay Trek, which includes a 3-day trek after which the fourth day can be spent in Machu Picchu.

Salkantay & Inca Trail Hiking

Forests, Mountains, and Inca remains on the way to Machu Picchu

This is a splendid trek and has more variety than other treks. It includes icy glaciers, lush tropical forests and the remnants of the Inca culture, which will give you an insight of the lifestyle people used to lead in the mountains, tiny hamlets and the farmstead. The initial two days of this exciting trek are the most challenging. In these two days, you will hike around the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain (6271m/20568ft), after which you will trek above the high pass and progress on a back-country path that is rocky in places, until you reach the infamous Inca Trail. The support crew consists of pack animals and on the final three days of our trip, porters will carry our gear. Passing alongside the mighty Urubamba River, across the mountains passes and through the cloud forests, the old Inca trail passes many ruined fortresses on its way to Machu Picchu, the spectacular lost city.



Highlight

  • Exhilarating day hikes and wonderful camping
  • The Ultimate Hiking Adventure to a Legendary Lost City
  • Trekking to Salkantay Mountain and visit the Machu Picchu citadel
  • Camp high in the Andes above the cloud forest
  • Trek the Inca trail, which once linked this ancient empire
  • The Ultimate Hiking Adventure to a Legendary Lost City

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