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Salkantay Hike: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Hikes

The Salkantay trek is a highly popular trail in Peru, second only to the Inca Trail. Hikers along the Salkantay trail enjoy a wide-ranging trekking experience and at Cusi Travel, we can help you experience the beautiful and memorable landscapes that comprise the highly sought-after trek from Salkantay to Machu Picchu.

High-Altitude Alternative Hike

The Salkantay Trek offers you an alternative hike to Machu Picchu as opposed to the Traditional Inca Trail. You will witness various facets of the culture preserved by the Peruvian people as you encounter exceptional natural beauty along the landscape during this amazing adventure. The setting is located near the high peaks of the Salkantay and Humantay Mountains from where you descend to the mossy cloud forests and humid jungle.

Features of the Trail

The Salkantay trek is a rich and diverse hike that includes Andean history and culture. The astonishing landscapes visitors are able to experience along this trail include highland alpine sceneries as well as glaciated mountains that transition to low land jungle. One of the major features of the Salkantay trek is the mountain after which it is named. Mount Salkantay, also referred to as Nevada Salkantay, is one of the most famous peaks in the entire Cusco area and also the highest mountain located on the Vilcabamba mountain range. Along the Salkantay trail, trekkers spend about a day heading toward the mountain from the South and then another day within close range of the mountain, ascending the Salkantay Pass, which offers remarkable views into the valley beneath.

Scheduling a Salkantay and Machu Picchu Hike

Located directly south of Machu Picchu, the Salkantay trek combined with the Inca trail hike can be completed within a 6 day/5 night itinerary. For information about our Salkantay hike and Machu Picchu tour availabilities, send us an email today at info@cusitravel.com. If you are interested in booking, let us know the type of hike you prefer, the dates you would like to make your trek, and the number of people in your group.