Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Full
5 day, 4 night trek over mountain passes to reach the infamous lost city.
- 73 km
- 4.2 km
- 5.6 km
- 1 day +
- Low Point
- 1.8 km
- High Point
- 4.6 km
One of the best 25 treks in the world according to National Geographic, this trail takes you on an unforgettable journey beneath the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6271m) to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
You’ll pass through rainforest, cloud forest, highlands and high mountain passes, beneath glaciers, around turquoise lakes, and past three of the most stunning peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba Mountain.
This is the most popular alternative to the over trodden Inca trail, and widely regarded to be more impressive.
Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.
Best time to visit
- Wild flowers
- Water features
- Forestry or heavy vegetation