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Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Travel to Machu Picchu through Salkantay Trail with Enjoy Peru Holidays, Departures 2015 - 2016

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Enjoy Peru Holidays is an adventure trekking specialist that gives you the chance have unique experiences with hiking options to little known wilderness places.!

We hope to inspire you to explore more of
these fascinating Perú lands.

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Salkantay Mountain (Nevado Salcantay)

Salcantay (Nevado Salcantay) or Salkantay (Nevado Salkantay), Sallqantay in Quechua is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascarán.

 Salkantay Trek or Salcantay Trekking to Machu Picchu Marathon 

Salkantay Trekking is ideal for travellers wishing to get away from the dense crowds of the Inka Trail, but still have the experience of walking an ancient Inka trail  with the ends of taking in the breathtaking ruins of Machu Pichu.  This is the most popular of the alternative treks to Machu Pichu, and in fact, a portion of it used to be connected to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay or Salcantay Trek

Salcantay's proximity to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an attractive alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail. There are three possible routes starting from Mollepata. All three begin with a day of approach, heading north along a dirt road. Then they diverge:

  • Salkantay Trekking, Salcantay Trek, Hiking to Salkantay, Salkantay Peru MarathonThe longest route, heads north to the base of the mountain, then turns right, following the east side of the mountain, then heads northeast to eventually join the Inca Trail itself at Wayllabamba. This route takes 4 days to reach the Inca Trail, then another 2 days to reach Machu Picchu.
  • The most common route used by trekking companies heads north, then west around the west side of the mountain, over Salcantay Pass at 4600m. It continues as far as the village of La Playa, where buses usually make the connection to Santa Teresa. From here, trekkers walk to the Hydroelectric project then either train or walk to Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu. This route takes 4 days in total.
  • A more satisfying variation on this route turns right before reaching La Playa, over a ridge and arriving directly at Aguas Calientes two days later. This route takes 6 days in total.


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