This is one of the most famous alternative treks to Machu Picchu. The trek is located in theVilcabamba mountain range. The trek passes through stunning landscapes varying from the cloud forest to the high mountains. Along the way are fantastic views of second highest mountain in the Cusco area, Salkantay (Wild mountain) standing at 6.215 meters. This tour is for the adventurous. It passes through little visited areas and combines culture and tradition with the incredible flora and fauna offered by Peru. You will be in the real Andes and the perfect conditions to get a sense of the life in the area.
Salkantay trek short version to Machu pichu is organized exclusive for people with limit time looking for nice hike and amazing views of the real Andes and the high jungle around Machu pichu.This short version of Salcantay trek is considerate one of the best option for hike through remote villages and snowy mountain of Salkantay and humantay. Also this trek combines the drastic change of nature and the scenery.
South Adventure Peru Tours organizes daily departures for this unforgettable trekking with the best camp staff.
- Length :60 kilometers / 37.28 Miles 45 Km / 26 Miles
- Length per day :Day01 : 16 Km Day02: 18 Km Day03:14 Km Day04: 15Km and Machu P
- Considered :One of the best alternative hike to Machu Picchu.
- Minimun elevation :2000 / 6560 Ft.
- Maximun elevation : 4450 Meters / 14599 Ft
- Difficulty :Moderate to challenging
- Modality : Trekking - Archaelogical and Cultural
- Location : Mountain range Vilcabamba- Cusco
- Day temperatura :15ºc to 25ºC
- Night temparture : 4ºC to 7ºC
2/3 Days acclimatization required ( In Cusco or in the Sacred Valley )
We take small groups, Why?: The principal reason to take small groups in the inca trail to machu picchu, is to provide personalized service, in a small group is easy to keep walking together and enjoy the nature of the inca trail, there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other. Whereas, in larger groups from (10 – 16) people it trend to split into factions. Moreover, in larger groups tends to be a sizeable difference often over onehour in a section of the trail between the fastest andslowest member, what makes more difficult for the guides, cooks and porters to make their effective labors. In small groups, people are more likely to arrive at roughly the same time to hear the guides explanations. Also our porters are given the same food as the tourists. In larger groups agencies often provide inferior food for the porters. Smallgroups require less space in campsites and this enables the guide to select better locations. In small groups the guide, cook and porters have a more intimate relationship with the tourists and are better able to meet individual needs and attend to environmental issues such as waste disposal, contamination, etc. as the group will be together more of the time. Because of these reason in our standard service we take small groups, only in a group of friends and delegations we manage larger group. So choose small group.
What are the benefits of doing a private tour? One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available…You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available… In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask at South Adventure Peru Tours how you can arrange your own private tour.