Here you have some information about Salkantay Mountain: Salkantay (that means “Wild Mountain”) is located at 6,271 AMSL. It is the highest peak of the Vilcabamba and one of the highest of the Andes and it is located on northwest of Cusco. The famous Salkantay Trek is considered one of the 25th best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It’s a trek open for all people and without space limits at least for now. This famous trek connects Cusco Town with Machu Picchu. It is an ancient and remote path located on the snowy mountains and it’s surrounded by an exuberant tropical rainforest.
Salkantay Trek Machu gives you the chance of a lifetime with two tour packages to choose from. Here you have their similarities and differences to help you decide which one of them is better for you.
The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu takes you on an incredible route. On this path, you have the opportunity to see and learn about new experiences. This is a 5-day tour in which you will visit an Inca Temple and trek through the amazing countryside of Ichupata, where you will camp. You will cross Rio Blanco to have a breathtaking opportunity by watching condors there, one of the most wonderful features of this tour. Afterwards you will cross the Inca Chiriaska Passage, the highest peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range. On the third day you will go through Cruz Qasa passage, which provides wonderful views of the Ocobamba Mountain, from where you will hike to Chuqueñana Passage and then continue on an amazing trek across the meadow to Aqoqasa. On the last day of the trekking before reaching Machu Picchu you will pass the ruins of Inca Raqay and the village of Ancasqocha, finally reaching the Urubamba Valley, the most abundant area of these trek, where you will camp.
By choosing the Salkantay Trek Cheap Cost you can make the trek like the superior one but doing different activities. You will take a drive to the trailhead – Challacancha, hike to Soraypampa and Umantay Mountain and finally camp in Soray. You will hike to Salkantay Mountain, have lunch and continue to Colpapampa. You have to wake up early to walk down to La Playa Sahuayaco. You will take a bus to Santa Teresa and visit the hot springs. You will continue the trek to the Hidroelectrica. Then hike past the Urubamba River to the “hydroelectric” or Hidroelectrica. You will hike to Aguas Calientes. Then, you will hike the last path to get to Machu Picchu. After this guided visit at the legendary citadel you will return to Cusco by train.
Salkantay Trek Cheap Cost 5 days U$ 360 includes: food (the lunch on the last day is not included), camping equipment (tents), porters (our porter will only carry the camping equipment and food) and 1 night in a Hostel in Machu Picchu. You will need to rent the mattress and the sleeping bag. The water every day and the shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu are not included (you will need to walk down to Aguas Calientes or buy your ticket yourself).