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Salkantay Trail, a remote trekking route in the same Andean region as the Inca Trail, offers travelers spectacular scenery. Trekkers pass soaring mountains, picturesque villages, lakes, and lush jungle. While Inca Trail tours are typically booked far in advance, Salkantay offers another (more affordable) way to reach Machu Picchu.

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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

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Trek through the Andes to the azure waters of Humantay Lake on this full-day trek from Cusco. Learn about the importance of the lagoon to the Inca people who originally inhabited the area through a guide's commentary. See local flora and fauna on a hike through the valleys around the lake and enjoy lunch before returning to Cusco.
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  • 14 hours
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

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Embark on a multi-day hike to Machu Picchu from Cusco along the Salkantay Trek, a less crowded though-just-as-spectacular alternative to the Inca Trail. With horses to carry your gear you'll begin your 4-day journey at the Soyrapampa trail head, crossing the highest point in your hike—the 15,060-foot-high (4,590-meter) Apacheta path—on your initial ascent. From there you'll spend days meandering through lush jungle and past gushing waterfalls, alongside village coffee plantations and across high-altitude meadows and camping overnight beneath the stars before arriving at the famed Inca citadel.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

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Head to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the 5-day Salkantay Trek. Traverse various climates including the impressive snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay Mountains as well as the lush jungle of the cloud forest. Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with your tour guide and learn about the Inca Empire before returning to Cusco. The Salkantay Trek is a great alternative to the crowded Inca Trail.
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  • 5 days
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Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

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This tour and trek is full of beautiful landscapes and visits to the Humantay lake, Salkantay, Santa Teresa, Colcalmayo (thermal baths), Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes), Machu Picchu archeological site (wonder of the modern world) and Huayna Picchu or Mountain (optional).
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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All Inclusive - 2 Days Humantay Lake & The Salkantay Pass - Private Service

All Inclusive - 2 Days Humantay Lake & The Salkantay Pass - Private Service

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Enjoy Peru’s breathtaking sceneries, ancient cultures and rainforests. The Tour 02 Day Humantay Lake – Private Service is a tour that will take you through the most picturesque landscapes and native people of the Limatambo area. Discover with us one of the hike on trend, which for its natural beauty has become known worldwide. On the way you can enjoy the fantastic landscapes, as well as the magnificent snowy peaks of Humantay and Salkantay. You will have the pleasure of being at the foot of one of the most emblematic snows of the city of Cusco. You can rest under the starry sky of the Andes that will captivate you with its spectacular constellations, a great adventure of ecotourism given in the highest parts of nature. Let Mother Nature guide you through the most spectacular places and get the peace of mind of making this unique experience in the Andes.
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  • 2 days
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Alternative Inca Trail - Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights

Alternative Inca Trail - Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights

This is a great alternative Inka Trail to Machu Picchu. with this trip you’ll cross beautiful Andean places and we have the opportunity to observe Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. On this trip you will reach the beautiful and great Salkantay Mountain (6271 m), you can take a bath in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, to see the Condor, various fruit trees and a variety of orchids, even better you can try the Peru tastiest coffee, enjoying the beautiful view of Machu Picchu from our campsite. Salkantay trek is one of the greatest attractions of Cusco. The Cordillera Vilcabamba, where the massif of Salkantay is located, it’s a beautiful and secluded area, dominated by the Apu Salkantay it has many high snowy peaks, such as Tucarhuay (5,910 m.s.n.m.), the Veronica (5,682 m.s.n.m.) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 m.s.n.m.), among others, where you will meet new friends and Visiting the most important place of the route the Santuary of Machu Picchu
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  • 5 days
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4-Day Salkantay Trek

4-Day Salkantay Trek

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Adventurous travelers who want to make the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu but avoid the crowds of the popular Inca Trail should consider this off-the-beaten-path alternative. The Salkantay Trek takes you through majestic mountains and ends with spectacular views of Machu Picchu. Plus, while spots on the strictly-permitted Inca Trail sell out months in advance, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is open to last-minute bookings, making it ideal for spontaneous travelers.
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  • 4 days
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Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

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There are three main routes to Machu Picchu. There's the popular Inca Trail, the lesser traveled Lares Trek, and the one we chose, The Salkantay Trek. Each of these has a variation of days and you basically just start further up in the trail, or make a shortcut to trim off one day.
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  • 5 days
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Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

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The 5-day Salkantay trek is an alternative to the popular Inca Trail, which can often be crowded. Hike past ancient Inca ruins, through the Cloud Forest, and past the towering Andes Mountains as you make your way to Machu Picchu. This trek offers a look at the unique biodiversity of Peru as you navigate different climates and explores the rich history of the great Inca Empire.
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  • 4 days
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Camino Salkantay Machu Picchu 5 dias 4 noches

Camino Salkantay Machu Picchu 5 dias 4 noches

El camino salkantay es un antiguo y remoto sendero alternativo al Camino Inca, posee vistas mucho más espectaculares y con diversos pisos ecológicos, donde observaremos, laguna del nevado Humantay, cruzando por los ríos y zonas tropicales de abundante vegetación y fauna. Este camino es una excelente opción para aquellos que desean escapar de las rutas más congestionadas y de una forma más aventurera.
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  • 5 days
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Salkantay trekking

Salkantay trekking

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WHY BOOK TRIP WITH US ? Local Tour Operator based in Cusco 100% Trekking & Expeditions Specialists Small Groups & Big Adventures Guaranteed fixed departures Safety is our #1 Priority Reliable, consistent and timely customer service Sustainable and responsible hiking Fantastic meals and top of the line hiking Gear
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  • 4 days
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included

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The mythic Salkantay trek brings you in the Peruvian mountains, passing by the Salkantay and Humantay peaks to finally arrive in the Inca's Wonder, Machu Picchu.
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  • 4 days
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2 day Salkantay & Humantay Lake Glamping in Sky Lodge Domes

2 day Salkantay & Humantay Lake Glamping in Sky Lodge Domes

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Follow the beautiful Salkantay route to serene Humantay Lake on this adventurous trek from Cusco. With round-trip transport from downtown Cusco—and key logistics like accommodation, meals, and porters covered—follow your guide through the Peruvian wilderness. Along the way, trace the ancient footsteps of the Incas and admire uninterrupted views over natural features including Mount Salkantay—one of the highest peaks in the Peruvian Andes.
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  • 2 days
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Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days

Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days

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Machu Picchu is perhaps the best-known archeological site in South America, but it is also surrounded by lush valleys, mountains, rivers, and other ruins worth visiting. This tour takes five days to hike Mount Salcantay, eventually following an ancient Inca road toward Machu Picchu, while saving you the trouble of planning a trekking adventure. Meals, horses, camping equipment, and entrance fees to Machu Pichu are included.
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  • 5 days
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Private Tour to Humantay Lagoon from Cusco

Private Tour to Humantay Lagoon from Cusco

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Hike to the Humantay Lake during this private one-day trek from Cusco. Climb to see this scenic lagoon, known for its turquoise color. Learn about the culture and history of the Peruvian Andes during the journey from your private guide. Hear stories about the sacred place of the Humantay Lake in Incan mythology over a buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

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Take up the challenge of this rugged 5-day, 4-night trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trekking route. This rigorous hike offers stunning views of both snow-covered Andean peaks and lush jungle, plus a trip through a mountain pass at 15,200 feet (4,650 meters). You’ll also get up close with Peruvian indigenous communities as you explore villages like Soraypampa and Santa Teresa, before finishing your trek at the unforgettable Machu Picchu with a guided tour. This Salkantay trek also features hotel pickup, guide three nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodation, bus and train transfers, four days of meals and three snacks, entrance fees and horseman and mules to help carry gear.
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  • 5 days
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Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

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Enjoy the Andean landscape of Peru during this full-day excursion to the Humantay Lagoon. The maximum height is 4,200 meters and has an impressive view of the snowcap of the same name. This is one of the most visited places after the Mountain of colors. We offer you a wonderful day and with all the service you are looking for.
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  • 19 hours
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5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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Enjoy an adventure like no other on the remote Salkantay Trail, enjoying a 5-day hiking adventure to the celebrated Inca city of Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca-era footpath offers an alternative to the famous Inca Trail, spanning a spectacular range of 15 different ecosystems from 6,900 feet (2,100m) to 12,800 feet (3,900m) including everything from lush rainforests to rugged high-altitude mountain passes. Along the way you'll also have the chance to interact with friendly Peruvian locals and stop at fascinating archaeological ruins from the Inca civilization. Your Salkantay trek also includes a professional guide, most meals, accommodation, entrance fees and transportation.
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  • 5 days
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Salkantay Trekk 5 Days - ||All Included||

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Salkantay Trekk 5 Days - ||All Included||

Trek Salkantay is a 51 km long hike with a 6-7 hour trek. It is a path oriented to travelers who like challenges and witness the different microclimates, discover the mysteries of the Andean world and landscapes that the trail has to offer in a single trip to Machu Picchu. Salkantay 5D invites you to discover and enjoy in these 5 days the variety of climates, from the very cold and freezing weather through the Salkantay mountain (4,600) msnm to be able to see in the last day one of the wonders of the new world Machu Picchu.
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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu From Cusco

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu From Cusco

Take the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, an alternative to the famous Inca Trail, and head off the beaten path. This 4-day, 3-night trek reaches peaks of over 4,600 meters before dipping back into the jungle and passes through remote villages and beautiful scenery before reaching the final destination of Machu Picchu. Explore the citadel with a guided tour and some free time before heading to Cusco.
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  • 4 days
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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

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Salkantay is considered among the finest trekking routes in Peru, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to explore it solo is a challenge. On this tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route with your guide, and reach UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with all the key logistics covered. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from the highlands of Peru to the dense forest and soaring peaks.
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  • 5 days
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11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

Cusco, UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas count among Peru’s must-see sites of interest, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to hit the highlights solo takes time and effort. On this hiking tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route—with all the key logistics covered. With your guide to lead, discover ancient ruins, bubbling hot springs, and pristine jungle.
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  • 11 days
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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

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Looking for a less-congested alternative to Peru's Inca Trail? Embark on the 5-day Salkantay Trek and enjoy a spectacular journey unencumbered by crowds. Set out from Cusco to the Challacancha trail head and begin your guided multi-day adventure past stunning lakes, across mountain passes and through lush tropical rainforest, camping most nights beneath the stars. Along with a visit to the ancient Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, this trek includes customizable options such as choosing between a soak in natural hot springs or a visit to an archaeological site.
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  • 5 days
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SALKANTAY TREK, Bespoke Trek: 4D/3N

SALKANTAY TREK, Bespoke Trek: 4D/3N

-Day 1.- Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa At 4:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco. Arrival to Mollepata around 8.00 am. In Mollepata we will have breakfast and prepare our bags for hike. We will walk for 3 hours towards Soraypampa. where we wiill enjoy our lunch and campsite for the night. We can visit Humantay Lake optionally. -Day 2.- Soraypampa – Salkantay pass – Chaullay After breakfast (5:30 am) we continue our hike for 4 hours until Salkantay Pass at 4650 m/ 15,250 ft. We will then descend for 2.5 hours through scenic landscapes to our lunch spot in Huayrac Pampa at 2900 m/ 9500 ft. We arrive to our lodge in Chaullay 3 hours later to enjoy dinner and rest. -Day 3.- Chaullay – Playa sahuayaco – Santa teresa: This day will hike 16 km / 10 miles. in approx. 5 hours Then continue after lunch another 11 km / 7 miles in approx. 3 hours -Day 4: Aguas calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco Grand finale with a tour of the citadel and return to Cusco with train.
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  • 4 days
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Salkantay Trail can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 88 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail costs USD 30.77. Guided Salkantay Trail tours start around USD 30.77 per person. See all 88 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.
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