Salkantay pass (4,650m)

Salkantay – Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Trek (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level: Beginner

Nevado Salkantay is the highest mountain close to Machu Picchu in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Since ancient times people hold this mountain sacred as a giver of life for the jungle below. This trail is great for your first time in altitude because the high pass on the trail, Salkantay pass (4,650m = 15,252ft) is relatively easy. After that the trail descends into the lower elevations of cloud forest. On this trek you will stay in comfortable cabins after hiking each day.

Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trek. The Salkantay trek is the most popular alternative trek to the Classic Inca Trail, with many groups going each day. But our opinion is that the Salkantay Ahobamba Trek is the best of them all.

Salkantay above Ahobamba valley

Salkantay – Ahobamba Trek (6 days 5 Nights)

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level: Beginner

The Salkantay Ahobamba Trek is for the stronger trekkers who want a more adventurous route to Machu Picchu. It passes the east side of Nevado Salkantay instead of the west like the normal Salkantay Trek. The route crosses two passes, one at Abra Inkachillaska (5,000mts) and the other at Abra Palqay (4,700m). The trail then descends into the wild Ahobamba Valley, where we have a cabin in a beautiful place above the jungle.  There are very few people who get to travel by this face of Salkantay with spectacular views; it offers the perfect way to avoid the crowds on the way to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is high on many peoples travel bucket list. The lost Inca city high upon a mountain ridge, captures the imagination surpassed by few other places. But there are many ways to get there and many other wonders to explore in the Cusco region aside from Machu Picchu. Many of our clients describe Machu Picchu as just an afterthought to our epic Salkantay Ahobamba trek.

Although we tend to focus on mountaineering and trekking, we are experts in conventional tourism as well. We know what you are looking for in a trip to Peru. We arrange Day tours like the Cusco City tour, the Sacred Valley Tour, Machu Picchu, Train tickets, Hotels, cultural tours and more.

If you want advice or information about visiting these places by yourself just ask!