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Salkantay Trail, a remote trekking route in the same Andean region as the Inca Trail, offers travelers spectacular scenery. Trekkers pass soaring mountains, picturesque villages, lakes, and lush jungle. While Inca Trail tours are typically booked far in advance, Salkantay offers another (more affordable) way to reach Machu Picchu.

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Salkantay Trek Llactapata 5 Days / 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek Llactapata 5 Days / 4 Nights

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Most people who walk to Machu Picchu follow the very popular Inca Trail. This guided hike takes you along the lesser-known, and less-crowded, Salkantay Trek. The five-day, four-night trip takes you along original Inca paths and through cloud forest. Along the way you'll learn about local culture and enjoy delicious food.
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  • 5 days
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$250.00
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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

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Take up the challenge of this rugged 5-day, 4-night trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trekking route. This rigorous hike offers stunning views of both snow-covered Andean peaks and lush jungle, plus a trip through a mountain pass at 15,200 feet (4,650 meters). You’ll also get up close with Peruvian indigenous communities as you explore villages like Soraypampa and Santa Teresa, before finishing your trek at the unforgettable Machu Picchu with a guided tour. This Salkantay trek also features hotel pickup, guide three nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodation, bus and train transfers, four days of meals and three snacks, entrance fees and horseman and mules to help carry gear.
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  • 5 days
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$710.00
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Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

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Immerse yourself in the Andes' extraordinary scenery—and discover Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Wonder of the World—on this 5-day, small-group trek. On the first day, depart from Cusco and head into the mountains. Over the course of your tour, you'll hike up to Machu Picchu, will get up close to Salcantay, will admire the alpine Humantay Lake, can upgrade to visit Cocalmayo Hot Springs, and much more.
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  • 5 days
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$395.00
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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

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Head to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the 5-day Salkantay Trek. Traverse various climates including the impressive snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay Mountains as well as the lush jungle of the cloud forest. Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with your tour guide and learn about the Inca Empire before returning to Cusco. The Salkantay Trek is a great alternative to the crowded Inca Trail.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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Salkantay trek to Machupicchu + Humantay Lake

Salkantay trek to Machupicchu + Humantay Lake

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Our trekking is full of nature and biodiversity, the first 2 days are in the high mountains around 4000meters, surrounded by snow peaks and beautiful blue lakes, the third day is passing the Andean mountain and approaching to the jungle where the hot springs relax the tired muscles, the last 2 days have activities like zip-lining activity, and of course one of the 7 wonders of the world Machupicchu.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

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Trek through the Andes to the azure waters of Humantay Lake on this full-day trek from Cusco. Learn about the importance of the lagoon to the Inca people who originally inhabited the area through a guide's commentary. See local flora and fauna on a hike through the valleys around the lake and enjoy lunch before returning to Cusco.
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  • 14 hours
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$40.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5

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As one of most sought-after routes to reach the majestic Machu Picchu citadel, the Salkantay trek is a once in a lifetime experience. At the highest point of the trek, the Salkantay pass will take us over 4600 meters above sea level. As we descend to Challway, we will quickly observe a change in the landscape, from an arid terrain to a one that is green and fertile. Finally, we will arrive at Machu Picchu for a visit of the most important archaeological center of South America.
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  • 5 days
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$300.00
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Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

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The 5-day Salkantay trek is an alternative to the popular Inca Trail, which can often be crowded. Hike past ancient Inca ruins, through the Cloud Forest, and past the towering Andes Mountains as you make your way to Machu Picchu. This trek offers a look at the unique biodiversity of Peru as you navigate different climates and explores the rich history of the great Inca Empire.
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  • 4 days
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$590.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

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Embark on a multi-day hike to Machu Picchu from Cusco along the Salkantay Trek, a less crowded though-just-as-spectacular alternative to the Inca Trail. With horses to carry your gear you'll begin your 4-day journey at the Soyrapampa trail head, crossing the highest point in your hike—the 15,060-foot-high (4,590-meter) Apacheta path—on your initial ascent. From there you'll spend days meandering through lush jungle and past gushing waterfalls, alongside village coffee plantations and across high-altitude meadows and camping overnight beneath the stars before arriving at the famed Inca citadel.
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  • 4 days
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$550.00
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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

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Salkantay is considered among the finest trekking routes in Peru, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to explore it solo is a challenge. On this tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route with your guide, and reach UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with all the key logistics covered. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from the highlands of Peru to the dense forest and soaring peaks.
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  • 5 days
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$590.00
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5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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Enjoy an adventure like no other on the remote Salkantay Trail, enjoying a 5-day hiking adventure to the celebrated Inca city of Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca-era footpath offers an alternative to the famous Inca Trail, spanning a spectacular range of 15 different ecosystems from 6,900 feet (2,100m) to 12,800 feet (3,900m) including everything from lush rainforests to rugged high-altitude mountain passes. Along the way you'll also have the chance to interact with friendly Peruvian locals and stop at fascinating archaeological ruins from the Inca civilization. Your Salkantay trek also includes a professional guide, most meals, accommodation, entrance fees and transportation.
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  • 5 days
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$699.00
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Excursion to Humantay Lake from Cusco

Excursion to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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Caminata por la campiña Peruana hasta el lago Humantay con su guía Aprenda más sobre la antigua civilización inca en América del Sur Disfrute de las vistas sobre el río Apurímac y el lago Humantay Las entradas, las comidas y el transporte de ida y vuelta desde Cusco están incluidos.
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  • 1 day 12 hours
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$58.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu(Return by Train)

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu(Return by Train)

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Located northwest of Cuzco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera’s tallest peak rises to 6,271 metres above sea level. The name Salkantay means ‘Savage Mountain’ and it is a strikingly beautiful single peak providing a great focal point for this route. The trek normally takes 5 days and is popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter, less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. One of the reasons the Salkantay trail is so popular is the incredible diversity of the views and ecosystems. Voted among the top 25 best treks in the world the walk is dominated by the 20,500-feet-high Mount Salkantay and cuts through the beautiful Mollepata Valley and passes Salkantay at an altitude above 15,000 feet before traversing around the mountains to arrive at Aguas Calientes. The trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses are used to carry food and equipment.
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  • 5 days
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$360.00
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Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

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Enjoy the Andean landscape of Peru during this full-day excursion to the Humantay Lagoon. The maximum height is 4,200 meters and has an impressive view of the snowcap of the same name. This is one of the most visited places after the Mountain of colors. We offer you a wonderful day and with all the service you are looking for.
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  • 19 hours
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$60.00
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8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with an 8-day Machu Picchu trip via the rugged Salkantay Trek. Spend two days exploring the Inca and colonial history in Cusco and nearby Chinchero. Then set off on an unforgettable hike amid Andean mountains and gorgeous valleys. Along the way you'll traverse various climate zones, encounter fascinating wildlife and explore magnificent Inca ruins before arriving at Aguas Calientes. From here, it's an early start to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and spend a day discovering this famed Inca Citadel. 
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  • 8 days
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$999.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 Days)

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 Days)

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If you’re looking for an alternative to the busy and often booked-up Inca Trail, look no further than this 5-day Salkantay Trail trekking tour from Cusco. Suited to travelers with a good level of fitness, this hike takes you through glaciers, high jungle, rushing rivers, and Andean mountain villages. The tour culminates with a visit to Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World. All meals, overnight camping or lodge accommodation, and entrance fees are included.
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  • 5 days
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$750.00
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Private Full Day Trip to Humantay Lake from Cusco
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Private Full Day Trip to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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Avoid the crowds and enjoy a personalized experience on this private guided tour to Humantay Lake from Cusco. Hike through the valleys of Salkantay Mountain toward the turquoise waters of Humantay, one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology. Includes breakfast and lunch.
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  • 13 hours
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$140.00
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Small-Group Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain Hike from Cusco
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Small-Group Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain Hike from Cusco

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If you’re a lover of natural landscapes, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Humantay Lake (Lago Humantay) and Salkantay Mountain, two wonders en route to Machu Picchu, on a 12-hour tour. Departing Cusco in a small group limited to six people, you’ll embark on a moderate hike through the Apurimac Valley, Mollepata village, and Humantay Glacier, at the bottom of which is the turquoise lake. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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$99.00
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Humantay lake Day Trip from cusco (Small Group)

Humantay lake Day Trip from cusco (Small Group)

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Discover the turquoise waters of the alpine Humantay Lake on an excursion from Cusco. Join a small group and take a scenic trek through the Andes Mountains; if the hike is too steep, you are able to rent a horse to take you up. Once you arrive, enjoy free time to explore around the like and admire beautiful views.
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  • 10 hours
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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

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Looking for a less-congested alternative to Peru's Inca Trail? Embark on the 5-day Salkantay Trek and enjoy a spectacular journey unencumbered by crowds. Set out from Cusco to the Challacancha trail head and begin your guided multi-day adventure past stunning lakes, across mountain passes and through lush tropical rainforest, camping most nights beneath the stars. Along with a visit to the ancient Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, this trek includes customizable options such as choosing between a soak in natural hot springs or a visit to an archaeological site.
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  • 5 days
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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Get off the beaten path to Machu Picchu during this 4-day, 3-night trip along the higher, more scenic and less-traveled Salkantay trekking route. Over the course of this 4-day trip you’ll enjoy incredible vistas of snow-capped Andean peaks, and cross a mountain pass at 15,200 feet (4,650 meters) before eventually descending back into the jungle landscapes at lower altitude. Cap it all off with your final day at Machu Picchu, the unforgettable ‘Lost City of the Incas,’ with a 2-hour tour of the site and time to explore on your own. Your Salkantay trekking experience also features hotel pickup, two nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodations, bus and train transfers, three days of meals and two snacks, entrance fees and a horseman and mules to help carry gear.
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  • 4 days
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$722.00
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Salkantay Trek 5D/5N with Glass Cabañas & Hobbit House + Hot tub Jacuzzi

Salkantay Trek 5D/5N with Glass Cabañas & Hobbit House + Hot tub Jacuzzi

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Challenge yourself to one of the Sacred Valley’s most exhilarating treks, without having to worry about arranging anything, on a luxury 5-day Salkantay Trek package. Salkantay offers a less-crowded route to Machu Picchu than the Inca Trail, plus this tour comes with a unique 1-night stay in a glass cabana overlooking the Humantay Glacier.
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  • 6 days
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$625.00
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Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - 5 day tour

Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - 5 day tour

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By most argued to be the best alternative route to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. This beautiful but strenuous hike brings you across one of the highest and most imposing mountains of the Peruvian Andes; the sacred mountain of Salkantay (6271 masl). According to some authors the name of this mountain is a contraction that comes from ‘Salqa’’= ‘huraño’ or ‘wild,’ and ‘Antay’ = to produce ‘celajes’ or ‘avalanches.’ The trek offers a wide variety of magical landscapes including Quechua communities, Inca ruins, jungles with a wide range of animals and medicinal plants and overwhelming snowy mountain peaks with breath-taking sights. The trek requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, age should not be a barrier for anyone! With the highest point of 4650 masl, the most important factor is to be well-acclimatized to the high altitude. With professional guides, we guarantee a life changing experience during this tour!
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  • 5 days
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (4 Days)

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (4 Days)

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Salkantay at an altitude above 15,000 feet before traversing around the mountains to arrive at Aguas Calientes. The trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses are used to carry food and equipment.
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  • 4 days
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