Everyone arrives in Cusco to hike the famous Inca Trail. Everyone hears upon arrival that if you want to see ruins, you should hike the Inca Trail, but if you want to see unbelievable mind-blowing scenery, the Salkantay Trek is the way to go. This trail is a good alternative, open to everybody with no limitation on spaces or permits.
The famous Salkantay Trek, named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, perfectly combines cultural and natural beauty. You will enjoy the challenge of the ecosystem and the magnificent view of the snow-capped Salkantay, which is considered the most representative mountain of the mountain range of Vilcabamba. The name Salkantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain".
Connecting the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath, located in the same region as the Inca Trail, where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.
The trek takes us back to the time of the Incas and makes us aware of the spirits of mountains such as the Tucarhuay or the Humantay which peak is higher than 5000m
Altitude: 1950 – 4600 m
Level of difficulty: Difficult
Temperature 19 ºC – 0 ºC
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