The Salkantay trek is one of the more difficult hikes within the Cusco Region. Having a more varied terrain and environment experience, the trek moves through dense Peruvian Rainforest, snowy Andean Mountains, misty Cloud Forest and the lower rrban settings. To be prepared and knowledgeable, we have put together all the information you will require for the trek. From the facts and figures, what’s included and how to book, to where to stay, what to bring and our highlights of the trip!
What is Salkantay Trek?
Find out what this trek is all about. Giving you an overview of the route, terrain, length and what’s involved in this section will help you decide if this trek is right for you.
Salkantay Route & Highlights
Take a look at the schedule for the Salkantay trek: stops along the way, distance, elevation and difficulty. We’ve also included our personal highlights of the route for you to discover.
Mount Salkantay & Humantay Lake
Mount Salkantay and Humantay Lake are prestigious stops and sites along this route. Find out exactly when you will get to see them, what makes them so special and their cultural history within Peru.
Check out the availability for the Salkantay Trek. Learn when is best to go depending on what you want and the different types of availability, depending on the options you choose.
How, when and why to book the Salkantay Trek and the options you have within them are all in this section. So if you feel this is the one for you then click here for more information on booking.
Salkantay 5 vs 7 days
Undecided if The classic Salkantay 7 Day is right for you. Check out the similarities and differences between the 7 Day and modified 5 Day option. Use our handy tick sheet.
Here we answer all of those extra questions you’ve probably asked yourself surrounding the Salkantay Trek. We’re confident this will guide you well but please do get in contact with other questions.
Find out in this section exactly what is encompassed within each day of the Salkantay Trek. Along with the map there is detailed routing, elevations and distances for each moment.
Find out how much Southern Peru Explorers charge for our Salkantay Trek. This section shows you what is included within our services for that price, and what we provide that we feel others don’t.
Salkantay trek operators
Find out what a Tour Operator is and what to look out for when picking. Look into Southern Peru Explorers accreditation, services, extras, sustainable workings and socially conscious practices.