This is an ancient trek, which offers marvelous scenery and is less travelled than the Inca Trail. It is the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu. On this trek, we can appreciate a progression of the diverse types of ecological zones from subtropical through puna to glacier peak of magnificent Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft).
We can enjoy interesting archeological site of Llactapata before finally arriving at the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Pucchu 5 Days 4 Nights
The Salkantay trek is a trekking in south America and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. It presents a unique combination of culture, with preserved proudly by the Peruvian people, and is an amazing adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. Salkantay trekking is set at the highest peaks of Humantay Mountain, where the cold ice of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Andes. The hike is surrounded by the historic Machu Picchu (National Park and is considered one of the 25 best hikes in the world). Salkantay trail is very diverse and rich geography hike, Andean culture and history. The Cordillera Vilcanota contains two twenty highest mountains in the Americas.
The hike along this route offers an amazing diversity of attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Imagine a walk with a breathtaking view of the most beautiful mountains in the world or a dip in the hot springs of Cocalmayuc in the forest, all within a distance of only 50 kilometers.
Many travelers going this route, visit to Peru by the promise of adventure, and are equally pleased with the friendliness and openness of the Peruvian people. The Inca's land is an incredibly diverse country that offers something for everyone. A trip through this rare earth once is enough. The first thing many people do after a visit to this country, is to start planning the next trip (travel)!