The Salkantay Trek, also known as the New Inca Trail, is
North of Cusco. It reaches a maximum altitude of 4,600
meters (15,180 feet) above sea level at the highest point.
Weather: It's very rainy from December to March, that's why
the trail is closed on those months. The rest of the year,
it's very sunny and hot during the day, but cold in the
night. Temperature drops below 0°C (32°F) at night,
especially from June to September.
Surroundings: On the first days, you will see three snow-capped
mountains: the Tucarhuay, the Salkantay (6,264 meters /
20,671 feet), and the Huamantay; the views are stunning. On
the last days, you will go through the cloud-forest, there
the weather is more tropical and the vegetation is lush. You
will see waterfalls and fruits plantations along the path.
It is amazing how fast the sceneries change along the trail,
from snow-capped mountains to banana plantations in only
couple of days.
The Inca Trail has become harder to book due to the new
regulations, and also it has lost its charm due to the
crowds of tourists who do it every day. That's the main
reason why we are offering a new trail to Machu Picchu that
has the beauty of the first one but preserves the sense of
adventure and untouched that the Inca Trail has lost.
You can hike the Salkantay trek in 5 days starting at
Mollepata town, or in 4 days starting at Soraypampa campsite.
The only difference is that on the 5 days trek you will hike
an extra day from Mollepata town to Soraypampa campsite, the
other 4 days are the same as on the 4 days trek. Below is
the description of the 4 days option.
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Service : Shared Group
Price Adult : US$ 350.00
Price Student: : US$ 335.00