The Salkantay Trek is one of the most popular Machu Picchu trekking options. This trail takes you to the second-highest and one of the most revered mountains in the region of Cusco, located in the Vilcabamba mountain range of the Peruvian Andes. This mountain was also extremely important in Inca times, as it provided fresh water to all the inhabitants who lived in its valleys. Today, this mountain is appreciated for its history, varied landscape, and as a more adventurous way of reaching Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay trail typically takes hikers 4 to 5 days to reach the infamous Machu Picchu ruins. Along the route, you will experience a remarkable scenic path that encompasses various microclimates, from the cold mountains of Salkantay, Humantay, Pumasillu to the lush, jungle valley of Santa Teresa, filled with vegetation, fruit plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. You’ll also pass blue lakes, amazing viewpoints, and more.
With Machu Picchu Reservations, you can expect a professional and knowledgeable trekking team that will provide you with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We make sure that you are prepared with everything you need and that you understand every detail of your Salkantay Trek so that you can enjoy the remarkable wildlife and beauty of the Peruvian Mountains.