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SALKANTAY

 

Introduction

 

When thinking about Trekking Machu Picchu, the first thing that comes to mind is the Inca Trail Trek.

 

Because of excessive crowds the Peruvian government decided not only to limit daily access but also to impose strict Inca Trail Regulations. We understand how frustrating it is to not be able to get a permit because you didn't book 4 months in advance and there are no permits left.

 

The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits. Connecting the city of Cusco with Machu Picchu, The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. Located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru by the Cordillera Vilcabamba and rising to 6271 meters above sea level (20574 ft) Mt. Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local indians. The name Salkantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain". Our classic Salkantay trek is a custom-designed alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. Off the beaten path, this is a cutting edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular vistas, the Salkantay trek offers the solitude and quiet contemplation such a sacred path deserves.

 

Salkantay Useful Information

 

The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,264m) and three others over 6000m. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently.

 

 

Starting point:                                           Ending point

Cusco:                                                                 Cusco

Duration:                                                   5 days

Trip style :                                                 Active

Activities:                                                  Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking and Camping

Feel free to ask for extra services such as extra night accommodation or other tours that can be added to this exclusive Salkantay Package.

 

http://www.salkantaytreks.com

 


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