Trek across the Peruvian Salkantay Trail

Far from the crowds, you will live an amazing adventure across Inca landscapes. Come with us to this unforgettable 8-day trek expedition around Salkantay Trek.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Salkantay is an ideal trek adventure for those who love the silence and the loneliness of nature. We offer this amazing mountain expedition as an alternative of Inca Trail, very popular and touristic. The famous walk of the Salkantay is among the 25 best treks in the world and now you are going to find out why.

    Salkantay is located in Vilcabamba Mountain Range 50 km far from Cusco. It is a great opportunity to know another way to go from Cusco to Macchu Picchu with unbelievable viewpoints and all kind of landscapes, from enormous glaciers to tropical forests. During this eight days we will walk across the following important spots:

    DAY 1: STARTING POINT
    We will meet in Lima, capital of Peru in order to know each other, talk and organize our next trek around Salkantay.

    DAY 2: CITY TOUR IN CUSCO
    Cusco in an amazing city with a lot of things to do and visit. During our second day, we will do a city tour to learn more about Peruvian culture.

    DAY 3: HIKE TO SORAYPAMPA
    We will be taken to the community of Mollepata in the town of Ayacucho, also known as the “village of the churches” because of the amount of temples and monasteries it has. From that, we will hike up to 3.850 meters high across and easy and nice trail. We will spend the night in a camp site of Soraypampa.

    DAY 4: SALKANTAY PASS
    After breakfast we will be ready to walk for about 4 hours to the Pass of Salkantay at 4.600 meters. From there, we can admire the real magnitude of Salkantay. Time for some pictures of one of the largest and most important mountains of Peru. We will rest in Arrayaniyuq.

    DAY 5: WILD DAY
    One our fifth day we can enjoy a way full of vegetation, native trees and many species of flowers. That trail will take us to La Playa at 1.950 meters. After having rest, we will continue our hike to Sahuayaco, a village in the middle of the mountain at 2.095 meters. We spend the night there.

    DAY 6: MACCHU PICCHU
    Leaving La Playa in the morning we will hike across Llaqtapata, an archaeological place 5 kilometers far from Machu Picchu. By mid-day we will get to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, a town surrounded by lush vegetation and mountains that form a beautiful valley.

    DAY 7: RETURN CUSCO
    We will hike down from Machu Picchu to Cusco where we will celebrate and have a deserved rest.

    DAY 8: ENDING POINT
    We finish our amazing trip in Lima, where you can continue with your journey or come back home.

    This trail will be different from any other trek adventure you have done. You won’t regret. Get in touch with us! We are waiting for your contact!

    Extra details

    BEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR

    From April to October

    LEVEL

    Moderate

    Spots of interest

    DAY 1: STARTING POINT

    We will meet in Lima, capital of Peru.

    DAY 2: CITY TOUR IN CUSCO

    During our second day, we will do a city tour to learn more about Peruvian culture.

    DAY 3: HIKE TO SORAYPAMPA

    We will be taken to the community of Mollepata in the town of Ayacucho and spend the night in a camp site of Soraypampa.

    DAY 4: SALKANTAY PASS

    From the Pass of Salkantay, we can admire the real magnitude of the landscape.

    DAY 5: WILD DAY

    That trail will take us to La Playa at 1.950 meters

    DAY 6: MACCHU PICCHU

    We will get to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo.

    DAY 7: RETURN CUSCO

    We will hike down from Machu Picchu to Cusco where we will celebrate and have a deserved rest.

    DAY 8: ENDING POINT

    We finish our amazing trip in Lima, where you can continue with your journey or come back home.

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM - AGMP Mountain Guide from Perú.

    I began my mountain work when I was 18 years old as cook and carrier (porter) and I am now a Mountain Guide UIAGM – AGMP.

    1998: I studied French at the Alliance Française in Cusco.
    2000: I was accepted at the Don Bosco School for Guides of the Andes through the intermediary of the Italian volunteers of the Operazione Matto Grosso, technical support of the Association of the Mountain Guides of Peru.
    2005: I passed my diploma as Mountain Guide UIAGM-AGMP. Climbing in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
    2008-2011: Extra training as a Guide in Italy.
    Since 2011, I have been Secretary of the of Peruvian Mountain Guides Association.
    2013: Guiding in Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Illinizas.
    2014: Climbing to Utah, Usa.
    2015: Exploring trip in Cordillera Central, close to Lima, Perú.

    I speak French, Italian and English fluently. For more than 12 years I have been organizing and managing trekking, mountaineering in Peru and expeditions to the Aconcagua since 2007.

    Contact me if you are interested in doing a mountain trip to Peru!

     
     


     

     

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