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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek Weather

Salkantay Trek Weather

Salkantay Trek Weather

Salkantay Trek Weather varies with its topography and altitude. It ranges from the tropical to the arctic. The low-land Santa Teresa region with its maximum altitude to approximately 1,500m, which lies in the tropical part of the Machu Picchu National park, for instance, has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 39 Degree Celsius during summer. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all the year round, although winter nights are cool. The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3,500m has an alpine climate with considerably lower temperature in winter as can be expected.

There are two major factors to weigh as you decide when to go to Peru: crowds and weather. As a general rule, the better the weather, the more people come to Peru to go on Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. During the high tourist season from May to November, flights and hotels are fully booked and hotels and trails in the hills can be very busy.

The temperature varies along the length of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Salkantay Mt. 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).

The Salkantay Trek Weather in Peru

Day Time Temperatures on Salkantay Trek

The weather on Salkantay Trek varies throughout the year from sunny and dry to wet and cold. The conditions that you will experience depend largely on the time of year that you trek the Salkantay Trail. Temperatures rise slightly during the wet season, as this is actually summer in the southern hemisphere. Days are usually bright and sunny with temperatures around the 20 °C (70 °F) mark. If rain falls then often the temperature will drop quite significantly, and combined with the wind chill factor it can actually feel quite cold.

Night Time Temperatures on Salkantay Trek

Night time on the Salkantay Trek is actually quite cold, with temperatures often falling below freezing point. When the sun sets the temperature drops quickly, and you will need to be prepared with warm clothing. We advise that you take thick dry socks, gloves, hats and warm clothing for the the evening and for sleeping.

Salkantay Trek Weather

Salkantay Trek Weather

Rainy Season on Salkantay Trek

The rainy season from Mid-October Mid April is less popular with trekkers, as there is more chance of rain. The dry season which runs throughout the rest of the year has a good climate for trekking with little or no rain at all. However, during the rainy season with the increased amount of rain fall you will find that the mountains are more lush and green, compared to the other months of the year. Also, during the wet months Machu Picchu is less crowed.

Cusco City Weather

From May to September, it is sunny and a little cold during the day and very cold at night with temperatures between 29ºF and 69ºF. This period of time is usually semidry. From October to April, it sometimes rains with temperatures between 42ºF and 72ºF. January is usually the month with more rain with about 17 days of rain. During this period of time air flights might be delayed and sometimes cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Inca Trail Weather

From May to September, it is sunny and a little cold during the day and very cold during the night with temperatures between 29ºF and 72ºF. The second day will be cold and windy at the Dead Women’s Pass. From October to April, it sometimes rains with temperatures between 40ºF and 73ºF. January is usually the month with more rain with about 17 days of rain.

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SALKANTAY CHALLENGE TREK 3 DAYS

The Salkantay Challenge Trek in the north of Machu Picchu in Peru is the most challenging trek. Reaching a height of 4,600 meters, the circuit traverses the incredible mountains and glaciers of the Salkantay region. The trek takes between three days from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

 

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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. It continues as far as the village of La Playa, where buses usually make the connection to Santa Teresa

 

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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. The 5-day Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu package designed by Sunrise Peru Trek is one of the best packages for people, who

 

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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 the variety of landscapes from jungle to high alpine, lush valley and up to arid peaks passing through

 

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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