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Salkantay Trek Segment 1: Challacancha to Soraypampa

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Area de Conservación Regional Choquequirao

Salkantay Trek Segment 1: Challacancha to Soraypampa is a 3.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Mollepata, Cusco, Peru that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 1,003 ft Route type Point to Point
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The Salkantay Trek is approximately 46 miles and is an alternative to the Inca Trail. This is considered the best alternative route to Machu Picchu and is slightly more difficult than the Inca Trail. Each hiker will pass through the breathtaking Peruvian flora and fauna, including tropical jungles, majestic snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys, waterfalls and clouded forests. It is also less crowded than the Inca Trail which means more time to enjoy the views! This is normally a five-day trekking adventure with the fifth day reaching and taking the day to explore Machu Picchu. For a list of segments of the Salkantay Trek see here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/salkantay-trek--3

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Kattia Peralta
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Rewarding view at Huamantay Lagoon. It was starting rainy season so expect to cross rivers and muddy and rocky trails. some rocky paths were slippery. Trekking poles are helpful!

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Serena Wiber
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I hiked the Salkantay trek in September 2019. Humantay lake was stunning, surreal in the clouds. Soraypampa lodge was safe and comfortable, enjoyed the hot pool with view of Salkantay mountain.

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Pilar Villanueva Caro
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François Fortin
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Staci Lanter
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Staci Lanter
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Nelson Haller
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Ben Mayfield
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Renée Lusano
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Alec Liberman
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Derek Ersbak
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Ashok Patel
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Deborah Welch
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John Froerer
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Richard James-Jura
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Brandon Baltis
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Robert Webb
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Jason Kaufman
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Jai Varadaraj
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Jessica Judd
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Daniel Becker
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Niannian Liu
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Ed Herbert
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Jim Peters
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Alison Rose
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AllTrails User
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George Benz
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Aaron Garcia
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