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Discover the Salkantay trek

DISCOVER THE SALKANTAY TREK

The Salkantay trek is one of the most popular treks in the Cusco region after the Inca Trail. What you need to bring, what is the best time to do the Salkantay trek, how tough is it and how can you prepare yourself adequately?

Some planning ahead can help you have the trek in the Andes of a lifetime and here, we may even convince you that you should do the Salkantay trek instead of the world-famous Inca Trail!

Suggested Program:
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Of all the various treks to Machu Picchu, none can compete with the Salkantay trekking tour in terms of scenery. It’s a spectacular route, passing through jungles and mountain passes, and dotted with azure lagoons. And at the heart of the Machu Picchu mountain hike is Salkantay Mountain, which at 6,271 m (20,574 ft) is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range and the twelfth-highest in Peru. 

Our 8 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu hiking tour traverses the flank of this sacred mountain, offering some of the most awe-inspiring views in Peru. It’s one of the more challenging alternative routes to Machu Picchu, simply because of the high altitude. But it also receives far fewer trekkers than the classic Inca Trail, so you can walk through this natural and remote paradise comparatively free from fellow humans – but you might have to share the stunning scenery with Andean condors and other local wildlife. Why don’t you try off season? March, April, September and October are particularly good months, either side of high season, the weather is still decent and there are fewer people!

Highlights

It’s one of the more challenging alternative routes to Machu Picchu, simply because of the high altitude. But it also receives far fewer trekkers than the classic Inca Trail, so you can walk through this natural and remote paradise comparatively free from fellow humans – but you might have to share the stunning scenery with Andean condors and other local wildlife.

Discover the Salkantay trek

What´s Included

Accommodation

3 Nights in Cusco. Alternatives: 

  • 3* – Prisma Hotel.  Standard Room with private bath. 
  • 4* – Jose Antonio Hotel. Standard Room with private bath. 
  • 5* – Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Superior Room with private bath. 

1 Night in Aguas Calientes. Alternatives:  

3 nights Camping:

  • Soraypampa Camp (1night), Challway or Andenes Camp (1 night), La Playa Camp (1night).

 

Meals

  • Day 1: Not Included
  • Day 2: Breakfast 
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Breakfast
  • Day 8: Breakfast 

     *If you would like vegetarian meals or require a special diet, please let us know in advance.

Services

  • Transport: Private or share 
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Salkantay Trail and Machupicchu  
  • Arrival and departure transfer  
  • Briefing to the tour one day before the trek at 19h00
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities  
  • Professional English-speaking guide service
  • Salkantay and Machupicchu entrance fee 
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo 
  • First aid kit 
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back on the second day 
  • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary 
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Day 1

Arrival to Cusco

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Day 2

Cusco Open Day

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Day 3

Salkantay Trek to Soraypampa Camp

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Day 4

Salkantay Trek Through the Mountains

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Day 5

Salkantay Trek Through the Cloud Forest

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Day 6

Salkantay Trek to Llactapata and onto Aguas Calientes

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Day 7

Machu Picchu in all its Glory (and Return to Cusco)

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Day 8

Cusco Airport

Start Your Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Adventure today!

Duration

8 Days

Departure Dates

Only during the following days of the week, within the travel window: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Prices

From USD $1236 USD


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You can read a complete packing list recommendation for your trek to Salkantay here: Packing List For Trekking in Peru (valenciatravelcusco.com)

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