About the Journey:
National Geographic named the Salkantay Trek one of the Top 25 Treks in the World. It is the most popular alternative trek to Machu Picchu (than the Inca Trek) as it is “off the beaten path”. The trek goes around the base of the Salkantay mountain, one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the Cusco region. Hikers will cross the snow-capped Salkantay pass before descending into the deep vegetation of the Peruvian cloud forest where you will find a wide range of animals, plants, and beautiful flowers. The Salkantay trek is one of the few treks where you’ll be able to experience such drastic landscapes in one trek. It is an amazing experience for Machu Picchu travelers looking for a little more privacy.
* Note: The altitude can be a problem for beginner hikers. It is recommended to spend at least three days prior in Cusco to adjust.
- English speaking professional guide with many years guiding in the Salkantay region; first-aid certified
- Brief session before the trek
- Train tickets
- Private transportation to the start of the trek and back to Cusco
- Entrance to Machu Picchu and camping fees
- First-aid kit, oxygen tank and horse 'ambulance'
- 4 person, 3 season tent for every two persons
- Inflatable pad & pillow
- Toilet tent
- Dinning tent with tables & chairs
- All meals
- Boiled water to fill your water container
- Cook, horsemen and horses (can carry up to 5kg of your personal stuff, apart from sleeping bag)
What's not included:
- Breakfast on the first morning
- Dinner on the last day
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking poles
- Travel insurance
- Tips (highly appreciated)