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Salkantay Trek

5 Days

From Salkantay to Machu Picchu

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Camp at the base of the sacred mountain of Salktanty and walk through an astonishing diversity of landscapes on this trekking adventure to Machu Picchu.

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  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel in Cusco and taken on the scenic drive into the beautiful Andean mountains. The drive will last approximately 4 hours and you will pass through Mollepata and to Soraypampa, where you will be able to have lunch and prepare for the trek. You will meet your trek team and load the horses with your equipment before setting off on your first hiking day.
  • A three-hour hike will take you through Salkantaypampa from where you will catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Salkantay Mountain. The highest and most impressive peak of the Cordillera Vilcambamba, Salkantay truly lives up to its name, which comes from the Quechua word sallqa, meaning savage or invincible.
  • You will continue on a steep hike up to 13,710 feet (4,180 m) until you reach Soyroqocha, where you will find your campsite for the night. Enjoy a tasty and filling dinner prepared by the trek chef and take in the beauty of your surroundings as you prepare to spend your first night in the Vilcabamba.

Distance: 4.5 mi (7 km)
Minimum Altitude: 13,780 ft (4,200 m)
Maximum Altitude: 14,700 ft (4,480 m)
Approximate Time: 4 to 5 hrs
Gradient: Moderate

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