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SALKANTAY TREK - ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU (5D / 4N)
Salkantay trek is a new and Amazing Trek!!! Come and see Salkantay Mountain ('the Savage one'). Reach Machu Picchu in a different and spectacular way; trekking through valleys, grasslands, glaciers, cloud forests and jungle!!
This Salkantay trek was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.
A remote and ancient footpath in the same region of the Inca trail, but less traveled and offering more spectacular views. This Salkantay Trek route provides a magnificent wilderness alternative for those who wish to escape the more congested trekking routes.
On the Salkantay Trek, we pass through an amazing progression of ecological zones, from sparsely vegetated alpine meadows flanking two spectacular 20,000' glaciered peaks, down through subtropical forest into the Inca Salkantay Trek . We arrive later to the "Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu.
This lovely and varied Salkantay Trek Hike (about 50 km) is the "soft option" from Soray since the pass is lower (though still a tough 4,750m (15,580ft) and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.