The Salkantay Trek is a trek in Peru and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. The trek crosses the Salkantay Pass at 4600m, descends into the cloud forest and passes the Inca ruins Llactapata, with a view of Machu Picchu.

The trail starts in Mollepata, a couple of hours away from Cuzco and ends in Santa Teresa or Hidroelectrica giving access to Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu. The trek is not as popular as the overbooked Inca Trail but many find it just as beautiful.

This trek (also sometimes called the Salcantay Trek), was named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. The part around Mount Salkantay has some outstanding views and the descent later down to 1,000 m above sea level is quite gorgeous and not too steep.

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Salkantay Packages

Short Salkantay Trek 3D/2N (Return By Car)

Hike through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will experience camping in

Short Salkantay Trek 3D/2N (Return By Train)

Hike the Salkantay Trek through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will

Salkantay 4D/3N (Return By Car)

Hike through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will experience camping in

Salkantay 4D/3N (Return By Train)

Hike through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will experience camping in

Salkantay Trek 5D/4N (Return By Car)

Hike through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will experience camping in

Salkantay Trek 5D/4N (Return By Train)

Hike through the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and see the incredible landscape A 5-day trip where you will experience camping in