The huge Salkantay mountain is the highest point of the Peruvian Andes mountain range. “Salkantay” is a Quechua word meaning “wild mountain”. Although a little less known, the trekking of the Salkantay mountain is impressive. Travelers take a remote trail through leafy rainforests on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Mountain Trek is classified by hikers and travel publications as one of the best excursions in the world.
In Alpaca Expeditions we are pleased to offer several excursions highlighting the Salkantay mountain. Keep reading to know some of our popular walks
This is a 7-day tour that takes campers over 46 miles. For those who want to experience both the Salkantay and the Inca Trail, this tour is for you. Starting in Cusco, your tour will take you to Marccoccassa, Humantay Lake, the Inca Canal and Machu Picchu. This is a challenging hike and is ideal for intermediate to experienced hikers. For more information about this hike, click here.
This is a 5.5 day tour that includes a little bit of everything. You will experience the Salkantay Trek, the stunning crystal clear waters of Humantay Blue Lagoon, and the camp at Lacatapta overlooking Machu Picchu. This is considered a challenging walk and is best for people who are in moderate shape. If this tour interests you, please click here.
This is a 4-day walk that is ideal for those who have a stricter schedule. Altitude is the most challenging part of this hike. Allow yourself to experience hiking, culture and adventure in three quick nights. Please click here for more details.
All tours of Andean Peru Treks include local professional guides. Our guides speak English and we hope to teach you about the region. In addition, everyone is trained in first aid to ensure their health and safety every step of the way. Contact us today for more information about our tours to the Salkantay mountain, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.
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