Located northwest of Cusco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera's tallest peak, is at the eastern end of the chain and rises to 6271 meters above sea level. The name Salkantay means 'Savage Mountain' which may refer to the swirling clouds that rise up from the jungle lowlands and engulf the peak.
The Salkantay Trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses can be used for the tour to carry food and equipment. In the trek you will be surrounded with magnificent scenery and rarely see other groups of trekkers.
This amazing Salkantay Trek is surrounded the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days are dominated by the impressive "Apus" of Salkantay and Huamantay, as you pass through the high puna landscape.
On the third day you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program.
Salkantay Trek This tour is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek, was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Cusco, Peru Hiking & Trekking
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