Salkantay Trek

Machu Picchu

Alternative route to Inca Trail

Hiking Moderate

Distance
67 km
Ascent
3.5 km
Descent
5.3 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
4.6 km
Gradient
20˚
Salkantay Trek Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's not remote, it features low exposure and is typically done all year round. From a low point of 1.8 km to the maximum altitude of 4.6 km, the route covers 67 km, 3472 vertical metres of ascent and 5283 vertical metres of descent.

Description

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round

Features

  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation