Salkantay Trek  is the second best option for those travelers who want to go to Machu Picchu, offering a totally full of natural scenes tour, passing through the foothills of the majestic Salkantay snow mountain, colorful villages where Spanish is the second language, and where the Andean people still maintains traditions that date back to ancient times. Unlike the Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay tour will take less visited places and with very little presence of tourists, allowing truly come into contact with the Andean world and interact with people.

Not only will the scenery envelop you, but you will also see some wonderful destinations that are on many travelers bucket lists. On day 1, you will trek up to the stunning Humantay Lake that sits like blue gem among the snowy backdrop. On day 2, you will embark on the challenging trail up to the Salkantay Pass to see the majestic Salkantay Mountain. On the third day you will walk through a jungle, forests and mountains of Santa Maria and Lucmabamba. You will go down a path on the side of a river and you will pass through several towns that still maintain their traditions and activities of organic agriculture, such as coffee, fruits and cocoa. On day 4, you’ll get to visit the fascinating Inca archeological site of Llactapata and get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

If that’s still not enough to get your blood pumping, what better way to end the ultimate trip than with a visit to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. You’ll enjoy a 2 hour guided for the most important inca sites  such us Sun Temple, Sacred rock, Main plazas and shrines. In the afternoon you will board a train trip to the city of Ollantaytambo, during this trip you can enjoy the Andean landscapes at sunset and the mythical Vilcanota river. In general, this tour encompasses the best landscapes of Peru, which goes from the inter-Andean valley, the mountains with their snowy peaks, and the cloud forests. Come and enjoy the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

 

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu  is the second best option for those travelers who want to go to Machu Picchu, offering a totally full of natural scenes tour, passing through the foothills of the majestic Salkantay snow mountain, colorful villages where Spanish is the second language, and where the Andean people still maintains traditions that date back to ancient times. Unlike the Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek  tour will take less visited places and with very little presence of tourists, allowing truly come into contact with the Andean world and interact with people.

If you have a love for adventure and enjoying some of the best hiking routes in the world, our Salkantay Trek 5 days is for you. It combines the most exciting trekking trails with the most incredible scenery you can imagine. Join us on your own, in a couple, or as part of a group.

Expect, to pass through snowy mountain tops before heading down through the cloud forest on this once in a lifetime adventure. You will end up hiking through the lush Peruvian jungle as you get closer to the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu. The dramatic change of climate and surroundings is one of the aspects that makes this exciting trail so special.

Not only will the scenery envelop you, but you will also see some wonderful destinations that are on many travelers bucket lists. On day 1, you will trek up to the stunning Humantay Lake that sits like blue gem among the snowy backdrop. On day 2, you will embark on the challenging trail up to the Salkantay Pass to see the majestic Salkantay Mountain. On the third day you will walk through a jungle, forests and mountains of Santa Maria and Lucmabamba. You will go down a path on the side of a river and you will pass through several towns that still maintain their traditions and activities of organic agriculture, such as coffee, fruits and cocoa. On day 4, you’ll get to visit the fascinating Inca archeological site of Llactapata and get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

The Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu  goes through the most majestic places in the Andes of Cusco. It is a trek that few visitors go to. The highest mountain during the expedition is Salkantay, (6,271 m / 20,574 ft). This Sacred Mountain is higher than any mountain in North America. On this hike, you will see beautiful blue lakes, impressive glaciers, cloud forest with green vegetation, and many archaeological ruins. This hike is a great combination of the two very popular hikes, with an incomparable variety of flora and fauna. So anyone who knows anything about Peru knows about the Inca Trail, and with good reason. It is an amazing way to get to Machu Picchu, while making the most of what this ancient trail has to offer: fascinating Inca ruins, cloud forests, subtropical jungle, not to mention the incredible llamas and alpacas you will find along the way and the local flora. you will be amazed.

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was recently named on the National Geographic Ultimate Adventure wish list, defined as “The 20 most extreme, creepy and legendary adventures on the planet. And because we know that it would also be a difficult choice between these, we have carefully designed an incredible trekking tour, giving you the best parts of both: the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. With this walk, you will enjoy the impressive landscape offered by the Salkantay trek for the first 2 days, then you will enter the Inca trail used by the Incas to visit the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu; This route was traveled only by the upper class of the Inca empire.After having enjoyed the snowy peaks of Salkantay, you descend to the Huayllabamba valley, where your porters will wait for you and you will be officially starting the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

On the fourth day you will make the ascent through the exuberant Andean forest, where you can enjoy the waterfalls, the sound of nature, and flowers of the field that adorn this path that is lost in the depth of the mountains. If you are a lover of bird watching, you are on one of the appropriate routes for such an activity. The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu has 406 species of registered wild birds; that can be seen along the Inca trail and in its 32,592 hectares; It is considered a paradise for bird watchers.

The Salkantay Trek is named for Mount Salkantay (6,271 m / 20,574 feet). This Sacred Mountain is higher than any mountain in North America. On this  trek you will see gorgeous blue lakes, stunning glaciers, cloud forest with green vegetation and many archeological ruins. This trek is a great blend of the two very popular hikes, with an incomparable variety of flora and fauna. So, anyone who knows anything about Peru knows about the Inca Trail, and with good reason. It is an amazing way to get to Machu Picchu, while making the most of what this ancient path has to offer: fascinating Inca ruins, cloud forests, subtropical jungle, not to mention the amazing llamas and alpacas you will meet on the way and the local flora you will marvel at.

As far as Salkantay Trek goes, it used to be only an alternative to the Inca Trail hike when this was sold out, but nowadays it has become a choice in itself. The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu runs beneath the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6,271 m/ 20,569 ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Andes.  The Salkantay Trek was recently named on the National Geographic Ultimate Adventure bucket list – defined as “The 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet. And because we know it would be a hard choice between these too, we have carefully designed an amazing trekking tour, Salkantay Trek with Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. With this trek, you will enjoy the stunning scenery offered by the Salkantay trek the first 2 days, and on the third day you will get off the beaten track, on a path that will connect you with the Inca Trail hike, which you will then follow on the fourth day, in order to reach one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, on foot. The Salkantay part of the trek comes with the whole package: stunning glaciers, crystal clear lakes, cloud forest and rain forest, which on the last part transforms into rich vegetation and enigmatic ruins, this way giving you the best of nature and culture. With this trek, only offered by Andean Great Treks , you get to camp in the middle of nature, surrounded by the majesty of the mountains, for 3 nights, while on the other  you will sleep in hotel, in Aguas Calientes Town. You also get a very pleasant train ride, on day 4, from Ollantaytambo to km 104, dinner in a nice restaurant on the fourth day in Aguas Calientes, horses that carry 8kg of your personal belongings during the Salkantay Trek, the permit to hike the Short Inca Trail hike and much more.

This is a very unique version of the Classic Salkantay Trek and short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. The first two days follow one of the common Salkantay trails, but on the 3rd day we depart the Salkantay trails to enjoy  the first day  section of the Classic Inca Trail, and the 4th day is the hiking of the Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu.


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