Who said that the Salcantay trek is an alternative trek to arrive to Machu Picchu Salcantay trek is not any more an alternative trek to arrive to Machu Picchu in this times hike the Salcantay trek to arrive to Machu Picchu is one of the main routes and one of the best trekking that you have to arrive to the Wonder of the world Machu Picchu, like the Inca trail this trek have many impressive landscapes and snow cape mountains like HUMANTAY & SALKANTAY small lagoons typical from the high Andes where we are going to be very close of them.
The famous Salcantay Trek, recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
This views are unique of this area that you cannot see in other treks in this trek you are not going to see just landscapes because this trek is very rich about flora and fauna in the Salcantay trekking we can see many types of birds and orchids and is really challenging because we are going to pass over 4600 m. a. s. l 15088 Ft is so impressive how fast change the landscape on the second day after lunch just after 15 minutes of walk you look back and you are going to see the snow cape mountain of Salcantay mountain and the typical views and landscapes from the Andes and when you see to the down part of the trek all the landscapes are green and there are some small waterfalls coming from the mountains the water start to change everything is more warm and humid and we stars to forget altitude from this point we start to down until we arrive at Aguas Calientes town where the altitude is 2040 m.a.s.l ( 6691Ft).
The famous 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 Salcantay 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. Salcantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local Indians. The name Salcantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain". Our classic Salcantay 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 views , the Salcantay trek offers the solitude and quiet contemplation such a sacred path deserves..