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Salkantay Trail
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.
 
The Basics
Hike the Salkantay Trail to the Machu Picchu UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you’ll travel through the Cordillera de Vilcabamba mountain range enjoying incredible views, stopping at indigenous villages, and making your way through tropical valleys full of rivers and lakes. You’ll also have a chance to rest weary muscles in the thermal hot springs at Aguas Calientes.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many guided tours of the Salkantay Trail include train tickets back to Cusco, ground transportation, camping and hotel accommodations, meals, and guides. Check individual tours for precise arrangements.
  • Some activities and services—such hotel upgrades, side excursions, hot springs, and the use of mountain bikes—may not be covered by your tour fee.
  • Those who use wheelchairs or have a difficult time walking long distances are prohibited from tours.
  • The Salkantay Trail travels through high altitudes. Travelers should arrive a few days before attempting the hike so that they have time to adjust to the atmosphere and should drink lots of water at all times. 
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, and there may be extreme temperature drops between day and night. Make sure to pack appropriately and bring sweaters, jackets, and a rain poncho.
How to Get There
The Salkantay Trail is in the same region as the Inca Trail, on the way to the Machu Picchu UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most tours begin in Cusco.
 
When to Get There
Open all year round, the Salkantay Trail is a great alternative to the traditional Inca Trail, especially during high season (June–August), when permits for the more popular trail sell out quickly, and in February, when the Inca Trail is closed. Rainy season is generally from January–April.
 
Fitness Check
All treks are challenging, and it’s important to be aware of your physical fitness and to determine how physically demanding the tours are before you book your trip. The Salkantay Trail reaches higher altitudes than the Inca Trail—15,215 feet (4,637 kilometers) compared to 13,800 feet (4,206 kilometers)—and requires more preparation as well as warmer clothing to protect against colder nighttime temperatures.
Address: Cusco, Peru
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Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - 4 day tour

Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - 4 day tour

By most argued to be the best alternative route to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. This beautiful but strenuous hike brings you across one of the highest and most imposing mountains of the Peruvian Andes; the sacred mountain of Salkantay (6271 masl). According to some authors the name of this mountain is a contraction that comes from ‘Salqa’’= ‘huraño’ or ‘wild,’ and ‘Antay’ = to produce ‘celajes’ or ‘avalanches.’ The trek offers a wide variety of magical landscapes including Quechua communities, Inca ruins, jungles with a wide range of animals and medicinal plants and overwhelming snowy mountain peaks with breath-taking sights. The trek requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, age should not be a barrier for anyone! With the highest point of 4650 masl, the most important factor is to be well-acclimatized to the high altitude. With professional guides, we guarantee a life changing experience during this tour!
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  • 4 days
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8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with an 8-day Machu Picchu trip via the rugged Salkantay Trek. Spend two days exploring the Inca and colonial history in Cusco and nearby Chinchero. Then set off on an unforgettable hike amid Andean mountains and gorgeous valleys. Along the way you'll traverse various climate zones, encounter fascinating wildlife and explore magnificent Inca ruins before arriving at Aguas Calientes. From here, it's an early start to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and spend a day discovering this famed Inca Citadel. 
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  • 8 days
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$999.00
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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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5 Days - Salkantay Trek Hike To Machu Picchu

5 Days - Salkantay Trek Hike To Machu Picchu

Discover the "Lost City of the Incas" with an expert guide Get back to nature on a 5-day hike of the Salkantay Trek. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and arrive at their legendary "Lost City" to take a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Encounter wild orchids, amazing waterfalls and much more. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas and hike along the same paths they used to trek through the mountains centuries ago. Get back to nature and experience amazing views of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes.
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  • 5 days
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$385.00
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Salkantay 5 Days 4 Nights

Salkantay 5 Days 4 Nights

Our professional guides will take you to know wonderful routes as no other agency does, we will visit the Humantay Lagoon, Llactapata (an original Inca road overlooking the back of Machupicchu), Machupicchu, with visit to the Inca bridge. - The first day there will be a preparation and tasting workshop of Pisco Sour. - On the third day there is a demonstration and tasting of coffee, the main drink worldwide.
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  • 5 days
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7-Day Cusco Adventure Trekking Salkantay

7-Day Cusco Adventure Trekking Salkantay

Take an alternative trail to the famous Machu Picchu on this 7-day Salkantay trek. Discover the changing terrain of Peru, from snow-capped mountains to lush jungles, as you make your way from Soraypampa to Aguas Calientes. Hike the last stretch of the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient Inca ruins before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 7 days
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Treks in Cusco to Machupicchu

Treks in Cusco to Machupicchu

Somos una agencia de Turismo moderna que ofrecemos tours de alta calidad, personal calificado y muy preparado y tours de muy alta calidad
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  • 2 days
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Holistic Sacred Trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 Day

Holistic Sacred Trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 Day

The energy of the Andes mountains is powerful. The Apu (Andean deity) Salkantay which means “wild” in the Quechua language, is truly a spectacular trek full of breathtaking views of the second highest mountain in Cusco. We plan to camp at the base of the Salkantay, taking in the energy of the sacred protector, enjoying the company of hummingbirds and butterflies and traversing in the highlands of the jungle. This is an extreme walk that connects with the natural beauty of the Peruvian mountain range, introduces you to the mysteries of the Inca culture and takes you to enjoy the majestic wonders of Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
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Humantay Lake Small Group - (6 hikers)

Humantay Lake Small Group - (6 hikers)

This is the most recomended way to visit the Humantay lake on a short group of maximun 6 travelers, since it is going to be a short group, you can enjoy the nature, the history and geography of thes beatifull land. we will provide also breakfast and lunch in one of the local restaurants that we have on the trail, our team is 100% prepared to provide you on of the most memorable experiences in Cusco. Come and join us to feel the spirit of the andes.
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  • 13 hours
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Humantay Lagoon Day Tour from Cusco

Humantay Lagoon Day Tour from Cusco

Cusco - Peru a natural attraction protected by the mountains of Salkantay and Humantay, within the Inca trail of Salkantay, at 4,300 meters above sea level is the Humantay lagoon located in the Vilcabamba mountain range in southern Peru. within the villages of Mollepata, soraypampa and the view of the Apurimac Canyon. This lagoon was formed by the thaws of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay, presenting a unique landscape of the Mollepata district (Anta) The Humantay lagoon is a place that impacts with its immensity, strokes and colors in the landscape, which make for the destination Unmissable in The entrails of Cusco and make it an attraction to visit in Peru.
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  • 10 hours
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Salkantay trek 4D / 3N

Salkantay trek 4D / 3N

Join in this adventure on one of the tours of Cusco, get excited, travel, live the experience with us where we offer you more than a trip, we offer you an experience of life and fun in the process of traveling and enjoying nature and seeing one of the wonders of the world Machu Picchu. We offer you an unforgettable trip where we include many things within it.
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  • 4 days
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$958.00
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Laguna Humantay full day tour

Laguna Humantay full day tour

This tour is an option designed for people who like hiking and nature and do not have many days, on the route we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, crops of different products such as corn, avocado, squash and others that occur in this Limatambo Valley The Humantay lagoon is 4180 meters above sea level with a turquoise color, and the Humantay or Apu Humantay peaks are connected with nature.
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  • 11 hours
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Laguna Humantay Full Day in Cusco

Laguna Humantay Full Day in Cusco

A full day tour, with the necessary assistance for you to reach the Humantay Lagoon, a charming and beautiful place for you to spend a moment of tranquility and magic in the same Lagoon. The tour starts very early from 4:30 am, passing through the various hotels to pick you up. The return is at 6:30 pm disembarking 2 blocks from the main square of Cusco. You will have assistance with breakfast and lunch, in addition to some canes so they can help you on the walk. The place is magical and charming. You will have to walk 2 hours to arrive and 2 hours to return approximately, in some cases they can rent a horse if they see that the conditions are not so accessible to you. Time is a maximum time and at a slow pace, some travelers do it in half the time. However this is worth it, the visit is very beautiful.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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$30.00
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Salkantay trek 5D / 4N

Salkantay trek 5D / 4N

We are a totally Cusco company and one hundred percent reliable. with guides who have years of experience on the route
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  • 5 days
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$255.00
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Salkantay Trek in Capsules 5 Days / 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek in Capsules 5 Days / 4 Nights

Because we are a new company that offers you a different experience unique in the world in the Salkantay route, it is about doing the trek and spending the night in different igloos, hanging capsules in vertical walls of mountains and adventure in zipline.
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  • 5 days
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$730.00
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New Salkantay Trek 2020 5 Days / 4 Nights

New Salkantay Trek 2020 5 Days / 4 Nights

The tour is special because it is a new alternative route for the classic salkantay road, opened this year 2020.
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  • 5 days
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$595.00
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Trek to Salkantay with Machupicchu 5D / 4N

Trek to Salkantay with Machupicchu 5D / 4N

Salkantay is one of the trekking circuits that lead to Machu Picchu. This route runs through the southern part of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, showing beautiful landscapes that vary from pampa to jungle. Far from the crowds of tourists and the bureaucratic difficulties of the best known circuits, Salkantay offers privacy and authenticity to travelers who dare to go on this trek. With a duration of between 4 and 5 days, this tour visits several highland towns, as well as lagoons, hot springs and the famous snowy Salkantay.
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  • 5 days
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$495.00
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Salkantay 3D

Salkantay 3D

A tour of the places of the Abra Salkantay, reaching step by step to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
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  • 3 days
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$460.00
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Salkantay 4D

Salkantay 4D

An adventure through the Abra Salkantay with more than 5200 masl. Together we will discover the wonders of this trek until we reach Machu Picchu.
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  • 4 days
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$490.00
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Salkantay 5D

Salkantay 5D

An adventure through the Abra Salkantay, passing through beautiful villages until reaching Santa Teresa and later arriving at Machu Picchu to appreciate this marvel of archeology.
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  • 5 days
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$520.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Peru - Special Offer

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Peru - Special Offer

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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  • 4 days
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$299.00
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Salkantay Trek 5 Days with entrance to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek 5 Days with entrance to Machu Picchu

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Salkantay is one of the most important treks in the world and an alternative to the Inca Trail. It is a trek of nature, adventure, culture and history. A mystical tour that will connect you with yourself and with nature.
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  • 5 days
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$490.00
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