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What you should know about Salkantay trek in Peru

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is famous for adventure and trekking.

The terrain of the Salkantay region offers various stunning trekking routes. It is rather unfair to name one as the best Salkantay Trek. As, these routes are different and best on their own way. It is very important that you have known some items for trekking the Salkantay Trail


Salkantay is a snow mountain peck located in the border of the National park of Machu Picchu, it is venerate d as an important deity since is the spiritual protector of everyone who lives in the skirt of the mountain. The Salkantay mountain reach to an altitude of 6,271masl; it is the second highest mountain in the region of Cusco in Peru; the region also includes plains and deep valleys that extend to the northeast and to the south. The region of Salkantay has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and several mountains higher than 5,000masl.

The name “Salkantay” arises from the “Quechua “; the Inca language which still is speaking nowadays in Peru spatially in the countryside like the region of Salkantay; the significance is to be wild or savage. The zone offers wonderful views and varied ecological zones which are visited all year around by trekkers from all over the world. Salkantay covers some of the most varied and astounding terrain on earth. All in one place, you can experience the thrill of rafting down raging, glacial fuelled river while enjoying views of jungle covered canyons.

You can soar amongst the Cusco’s highest peaks on daily mountain flights or you can catch it all from ground level, where you’ll trek through gorgeous terraced lands of vibrant gold and green. Along the way you’ll pass serene villages, turquoise lakes and waterfalls. Whether your interest is adventure or culture, Sallkantay will satisfy all its visitors with a wide range of exciting experiences.


Salkantay has five climatic zones, broadly corresponding to the altitudes. The tropical and subtropical zones lie below 2,200 metres), the temperate zone 2,200 to 3,200 metres, the cold zone 3,200 to 3,600 metres, the subarctic zone 3,600 to 4,400 metres, and the Arctic zone above 4,400 metres (14,436 ft).

Salkantay experiences two seasons: the dry season from April to November and the raining season from December to March. The Salkantay blocks cold winds from the south and warm winds from the northeast. In a land once thickly forested, deforestation is a major problem in all regions, with resulting erosion and degradation of ecosystems.

Salkantay is popular for mountaineering, having some of the highest and most challenging mountains in the world, including the Salkantay pass at 4,650masl.


To arrive to Salkantay you need firstly arrive to the city of Cusco from where you’ll drive a car for 3 or 4 hours: we offer adventure tour to the region of Salkantay during which you’ll hike through the base of the Maintain observing one of the most beautiful vies in the world.

The tours to Salkantay starts in the city of Cusco and it follows the highway to Lima; after of two-hour drive the route is turning to the right site and is continuing zigzag up to the village of Mollepata; from here the route continues for 1:30 hours to the zone of “Soraypampa”: “Soraypampa” is the beginning point for trekkers.


Because the region of Salkantay is home to network of trails also called the Great Salkantay Trails, an extensive trail system that covers Salkantay region and the national park of Machu Picchu. The diversity of trekking in Salkantay cannot be found in any other regions. In fact, the lowest point is 1500 m above sea-level in the zone of Santa Teresa; while the highest point is Salkantay at 6,271m above sea-level, the two points are, in a straight line, only 200 kilometers apart.

The majority of visitors to Sallkantay Trek come in via the Cusco Airport located at one hour from Lima the capital. It is in Cusco that trekkers need to acquire their permits to enter to Salkantay and Machu Picchu, either from a trekking agent or from the appropriate offices. Documents will be checked along the trekking route.

Naturally, Salkantay Trek makes the list of trekking as one of the best of the world. Due to its popularity, the trail can get a bit crowded during the peak tourist season; nonetheless, it is still rather magnificent to conquer as you stand face to face with the world’s wonder – Machu Picchu. The Inca Culture is one of the highlights of this trek, making the whole thing a cultural experience. Apart from the grandiose experience of seeing Mt. Salkantay, the other peaks along the way make the trekking very scenic and unforgettable.

The salkantay Trekking on the soraypampa valley at 3,800masl

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