Salkantay Trek

HARD 31 reviews

Salkantay Trek is a 75.6 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
75.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
3169 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

historic site

A wonderful alternative to the classic 'Inca Trail', which rises higher, offers superb views of the Salkantay and is much less frequented.

A great alternative to the Inca Trail - you get to see high mountains with snow, the jungle, the country... it's really nice! However there's a lot more climbing down than up so your knees may hurt! And the afternoon of the second day is really muddy, so boots are recommended.

25 days ago

1 month ago

One of the best treks I've ever done

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

camping
3 months ago

Absolutely amazing

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

This is a gorgeous trek with lots of great mountain landscapes. Here is a trip report I wrote describing my experience on the Salkantay Trek. https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/machu-picchu-salkantay-trek/

4 months ago

4 months ago

We hiked with salkantay trekking. Awesome experience. They take you to Llactapaka so you get a second hard summit. See my review on TripAdvisor under salkantay trekking. 4 reasons.

backpacking
4 months ago

Once in..I wish.. everyone's lifetime

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

moderate to difficult. scenery is out of this world. day 2 is most difficult but not impossible.

hiking
6 months ago

The best thing I've ever done. The views are out of this world. Harder than I could have imagined but I would do it all again, best experience

hiking
6 months ago

just completed the 4 day, 3 night trek, distance in km was 11, 26 and 26 for each day respectively to get to Machu Pichu, beautiful scenery, mountains, glaciers, cloud forests, jungle, make sure you are acclimated to altitude snd are in excellent shape

6 months ago