The snow-capped Salkantay is one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region. This mountain is considered sacred for its imposing height and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it.
Treks through this place are unique experiences, ideal for lovers of hiking and cold landscapes.
The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is the preferred route for adventure tourists. It is the most arduous walk as it covers a total of approximately 70 kilometers. It owes its name to the fact that it crosses the Salkantay Pass (4,650 meters above sea level), a point close to the famous snow-capped mountain. You arrive at Machu Picchu following the route through ‘Llactapata’. In addition to the Inca city, along this walk you can see other tourist attractions such as the famous Humantay lagoon.
The tour includes everything necessary for the visit: transportation to the starting point of the hike, team of porters, team of cooks, tour guide, camping equipment (tents, walking sticks, etc.), accommodation at Machu Picchu Pueblo, entrance to Machu Picchu and return by train to Cusco.
The Salkantay trek is for those who know the classic Inca Trail or the short Inca Trail. If you are interested in the Salkantay Trek in Peru, then you know that the Incas created other beautiful trails and that there are more ways to get to Machu Picchu. One of them is the Salkantay Trek. If you decide on the Salkantay trek 4 days and 3 nights you will discover a little-known side of Peru. Of course, the Salkantay route is not for cowards. For the Salkantay trail you need to have that adventurous spirit running through your veins. Do you think you’re good enough for the Salkantay Trail in Peru? Come on!
It is the highest mountain in Cuzco and the fifth highest in Peru. According to Inca mythology, this mountain and the nearby lakes such as Sibinacocha, it is said that the masculine energy that fertilizes mother earth Pachamama is born here.
The Chillca community made up of llamas and alpacas herders are the guardians of these pristine places, a unique environment.
The Salkantay mountain trek is one of the favorites for tourists who love adventure and cold climates.
The road presents mountains of more than 3 thousand meters high covered by ice tongues, as well as the beautiful Humantay lagoon, whose crystalline waters are dazzling to behold.
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