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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Overview

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the third day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.

Set departures for 2016: April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25.

Discounts for students and teens.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Drive to trailhead and hike to Andenes, camp overnight.
  • DAY 2: Hike to Lucmabamba, camp overnight.
  • DAY 3: Hike to Hydroelectric Station, train to Aguas Calientes, hotel overnight.
  • DAY 4: Shuttle, entrance and guided tour of the famous citadel, return by train to Cusco.

Highlights

  • High altitude camping in the scenic Andes
  • Villages and ruins en route
  • Machu Picchu!

LOCATIONS: Cusco - Salkantay - Machu Picchu

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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