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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek Difficulty

Salkantay Trek Difficulty

Salkantay Trek Difficulty

Salkantay Trek Difficulty: The trek is considered a moderated trek; every person moderately fit can complete this hike; the most important is the acclimatization to the altitude so that, we normally recommended arrive to Cusco at less two days prior to the departure date, meanwhile you can do other tours; such as the city tour or the sacred valley of the Incas which included the visit of the lovely Inca sites. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is often considered an alternative trek to the Classic Inca Trail, but actually is one of Peru’s most exciting and rewarding hikes to Machu Picchu. Salkantay Trek doesn’t require hiking permits, and therefore accessibility to the trail is much easier.

The mt. Salkantay is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range in Southern Peru, located about 60 Km’s (40 miles) north-west of Cusco. Salkantay is the 38thhighest peak in the Andes and the 12th highest in Peru, and has an elevation of 6,271 meters (20,574 ft).

Our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu to starts normally from Sayllapata at 3,600 meters (10,200 ft), a 4 hour bus ride from Cusco. The trek varies depending on which route you take, and can take between 4 and 6 days. The most common route used by trekking companies heads north, then west around the west side of the mountain, over Salkantay Pass located at 4,600 masl (15,088ft). It continues as far as the village of La Playa, where buses usually make the connection to Santa Teresa. From here, trekkers walk to the Hydroelectric plant then either train or walk to Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu. This route takes 4 days in total, with the fifth day to visit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.

How to know the Salkantay Trek Dificulty?

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the most popular holiday destination in the world because of the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Your vacation to Machu Picchu can be customized as per your budget, interest, time framing and the difficulty level of trip. “Sunrise Peru Trek” has option for all kinds of travelers either you are looking for daring adventurous trips of the relaxed holidays. Every tour operators from Cusco – Peru categorizes their tour/trek/holiday packages in different categories like easy, moderate, challenging, and strenuous and many other but nobody defines it clearly. We have tried to give some idea for all travelers who are interested to visit Machu Picchu.

We have designed trip categories depending on the level of terrain, length of walk, condition of trekking trails, weather conditions and physical fitness required for the trip. Trips graded to Luxury, Easy and moderate are suitable for almost all kinds of travelers. But Challenging, Strenuous and Very Strenuous trips require some sort of physical fitness and prior experience. Our well designed holiday packages suit to all kinds of travelers starting from luxury travelers to high adventure seekers. Our well designed trekking and tour packages are easily accessible for all kinds of trekkers to relax travelers.

The Salkantay Trek Difficulty

5 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

DIFICULTY LEVEL: BY DAY 
DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5
Moderate Challenge Moderate Moderate  Easy

4 days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

 

  DIFICULTY LEVEL: BY DAY
DAY 1 DAY 2  DAY 3  DAY 4
Moderate Challenge Moderate  Easy

What we provide on Salkantay trek

  • We provide a complete catered and guided service of the highest quality.
  • SUNRISE PERU TREK has many years of experience organizing tours & treks and only employs quality & responsible staff who you can trust. Our administration base is in Cusco The historical capital of the Incas.
  • Our trek service and customer support in Cusco is managed by our Travel Agency.
  • All the guides we use are certified and issued licenses by the Cusco Trekking Guides Association.  Cooks, porters and horsemen are accredited by their own respective associations. We do not employ unlicensed or unaccredited guides and staff.
  • We are a professional agency, and take care for our environment when we are working with groups. We only use gas for cooking, no fires, remove all our rubbish and waste, use a toilet tent and bury toilet waste.
  • We only use fresh food – vegetables, fruit, chicken and meat and great care is taken with hygiene in order to minimize the risk of illnesses.
  • We also cater for vegetarian food and special diets.
  • Tents are top quality tents in good condition. Tents are on a twin share basis. The tents are 3 person tents, with plenty of room for two people to share.
  • Our guides are trained in mountain first aid and carry a full first aid kit as well as an oxygen bottle.

Our Featured Salkantay Treks to Machu Picchu

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  SALKANTAY CHALLENGE TREK 3 DAYS

The Salkantay Challenge Trek is popular because it allows trekkers to pass through diverse terrain, from jungle to high alpine, and passes through a region dominated by Inca culture.

 

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  SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS

The four-day Salkantay Trek, is the most common route used by trekking companies heads north, then west around the west side of the mountain, over Salkantay Pass at 4600m.

 

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  SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS

The Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu is a very popular trip package that will help you enjoy the iconic Machu Picchu, the Salkantay peak in its natural glory.

 

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  SALKANTAY TRAIL & INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS

The Salkantay Trail& Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, offers ample of cultural and natural beauty to awe-inspire any visitors in the region. The trail allows a gentler acclimatization process as it traverses

 

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek