Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu is a shorter version of the renowned 5 days Trek. We have designed this experience to make it possible for those with less time but want to experience this esteemed Trek to Machu Picchu.
The itinerary on the first three days remains the same as the five days trek. So you will not be skipping the best parts of the trek.
Salkantay Trek is one of the best alternatives to Inca Trail. This trek takes you through the foothills of the mighty Salkantay Mountain. It is the tallest peak of the mountain range that towers to 6,271 metres above sea level. The trek is popular because of its biodiversity of ecosystems. It goes along the picturesque turquoise lake, Laguna Humantay. You will be starting high up in the Andes and will reach the cloud forest. This trek offers entrancing views of Andean landscape at every turn.
National Geography Travel Magazine recognises Salkantay trek as one of the best twenty five treks in the world.
Why Encuentros Peru Adventure?
As outdoor specialists, we have dedicated local guides for this trek who are trained in mountaineering. They are born and raised in the region. You will learn and discover many new things about the significance of each place, along the trek. The guide will share informations that only a handful know. This will give you an idea on what to expect on your tour in the lost city of Incas, Machu Picchu.
The highest point of the trek is at 5100 metres above the sea level. Although we carry first aid kit and oxygen cans on all high altitude treks, we highly recommend you to be well acclimatised to avoid altitude sickness.
While you are acclimatising in Cusco we recommend you to check out our Cusco City Tour and Sacred Valley Tour. These tours will give you an introduction to Incas history which you will be uncovering in Machu Picchu.