When thinking about Trekking Machu Picchu, the first
thing that comes to mind is the Inca Trail Trek.
Because of excessive crowds the Peruvian government
decided not only to limit daily access but also to
impose strict Inca Trail Regulations. We understand how
frustrating it is to not be able to get a permit because
you didn't book 4 months in advance and there are no
The famous Salkantay Trek (or 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
Salkantay 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.
Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit
worshipped for thousands of years by local indians. The
name Salkantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage
Mountain". Our classic Salkantay 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
vistas, the Salkantay trek offers the solitude and quiet
contemplation such a sacred path deserves.